Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Hispanic Journalism Group Will Study Racism in Spanish-Language Media

*Well, this is good. VL By Qimmah Saafir, Colorlines Univision fired host Rodner Figueroa last week for comparing First Lady Michelle Obama to a “Planet of the Apes” character. Figueroa did so during a segment with Paolo Ballesteros, a makeup artist who transforms himself to look like female celebrities. The National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) not only

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Latina, at the white, male New York Times: “Why are people thinking it’s OK to say racist sh-t in front of me?”

*This is a very good article about how a Latina journalist “learned to talk to white men.” Fair warning, it’s long (you have to raise that flag given today’s micro-attention spans) but worth it. VL By Daisy...

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

On civil rights march anniversary, immigration reform takes center stage

By Jacquellena Carrero, NBCLatino Almost fifty years after the March on Washington, a different kind of civil rights battle is taking center stage. As the nation commemorates the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A...

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Just 1 in 10 pediatricians offer autism screenings in Spanish

By Jacquellena Carrero, NBCLatino Many studies have shown that Latino children are less likely to get diagnosed with autism than other kids, and according to a new study, language appropriate screenings may have something to do with it. The study, which...

Friday, June 28th, 2013

Sebastien de la Cruz to perform at famous mariachi concert

By Associated Press/NBCLatino An 11-year-old Latino boy whose singing of the national anthem at the NBA Finals set off a barrage of racist tweets is coming to Albuquerque. The New Mexico-based Atrisco Companies announced this week that...

Friday, March 15th, 2013

TX Legislators Would Cut Ethnic Studies in College Requirements

By Jacquellena Carrero, NBCLatino Students at public universities in Texas may no longer be able to take courses focusing on racial, ethnic or gender history to fulfill their core requirements for an undergraduate degree under new proposed legislation....

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

Mexicans Naturalize at Lower Rate Than Other Immigrants

By Jacquellena Carrero, NBCLatino Compared to other groups of immigrants from Latin America and the Caribbean, Mexicans have the lowest rate of naturalization. Nearly 61 percent of immigrants eligible for naturalization from the region become U.S. citizens. Click...

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

Our Press Freedom Is Under Fire

By William A. Collins, Other Words Yes, the truth Will set us free; But it’s not found On NBC. Freedom of the press, that inspired rallying cry of our democracy, is becoming a poignant memory. In its...

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

English Language Latino Media Heats Up

By Tomás Custer, With the recent announcement that another Spanish-language TV network is launching (MundoFox). I thought it pertinent to take a look at the other side of the coin, the seemingly forgotten English-language Latino media. In case...

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

A 2011 Retrospective Of Latino Struggles

By Luis A. Martinez As 2011 has come to a close, I reflect on the struggles Latinos across the country have endured this past year. This moment of reflection is not a passing one. I wake up...

Saturday, November 12th, 2011

NewsTaco Weekly Roundup: Nov. 6 – 12, 2011

Thanks for joining us for another week of NewsTaco news. We had some great stuff for you this week, including a big blow to the sponsor of SB 1070, the use of the word “illegal” in journalism, a...

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

I Talk About The Hard Stuff Because I Think It’s Important

I literally and figuratively have a big mouth. Sometimes I know I should shut the hell up, but — boy howdy — it’s so hard for me to repress my feelings. When I must keep quiet and...

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

CNN Adds Latinas To Its Lineup

CNN is mixing up its morning broadcast:  Soledad O Brien, the network’s lead documentary correspondent will be co-anchoring the 7 a.m. newscast, according to Mediabistro. Soledad O’Brien, who is of Afro-Cuban and Irish descent, was an anchor on...

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Feliz Cumpleaños NewsTaco

The most exhilarating and terrifying thing about doing something like NewsTaco is that there are no instructions. It wouldn’t have mattered because we’re not the type to read instructions — unless the illustrations are large and self...

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