Thursday, July 13th, 2017

These Are the Latinos Nominated for a 2017 Emmy Award

*I hope you weren’t holding your breath for this. Latinos “remain conspicuously absent” from primetime Emmy awards. VL NewsTaco CULTURE THURSDAY By Manuel Betancourt, Remezcla (3.5 minute read)  What does Gina Rodriguez have to do to nab an Emmy nomination? We hoped we wouldn’t need to ask this question again, but here we are. The nominations for the

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

10 Books From Latino & LatAm Authors For Your Summer Reading List

*Here’s a good list of suggestions for your summer reading. It’s ambitious – for some – but doable. VL NewsTaco CULTURE THURSDAY By  Alejandra Oliva, Remezcla (4 minute read)  Along with summer come long days at the beach,...

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

This Man Created the ‘Aztec of the City’ Comic to Give Mexican Americans the Superhero They Deserve

*This comic book artist is trying to raise money to take the characters he created in 1993 to the next level and a larger audience. VL NewsTaco CULTURE THURSDAY By Yara Simón, Remezcla (3 minute read)  ...

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Native American Students Push San Diego State to Retire Controversial Aztec Mascot

*Why you should read this: Because, as SDSU professor Ozzie Monge says, “the use of indigenous groups as mascot . . . make students and faculty “accidental racists” in “redface.” VL By Yara Simón, Remezcla (3.5 minute...

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Here’s Why Only One Of Three Latino Baseball Stars Will Likely Make It Into The Baseball Hall Of Fame

*Two of the eligible Latinos have been tainted by use and rumors of use of performance enhancing drugs. VL By Omar Villegas, MiTú (2 minute read)  Earlier this week, the Baseball Writers Association of America released its ballot...

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

The 5 Latinos Who Helped Take Chicago Cubs to World Series Victory

*Couldn’t let such a great game 7 go by without pointing out the Latino connection. There’s always a Latino connection. VL By Gabe Salgadro, NBC News (4 minute read) CHICAGO, Illinois — They did it. In the end...

Friday, October 28th, 2016

6 Latinos Making History in Cubs vs. Indians World Series

*You know I’m going to ask . . . Who are you rooting for? I like the Cubbies to win it. VL By Gabe Salgado, NBC News (1.5 minute read) CHICAGO- We’re two games into the 2016...

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

Smithsonian Collecting Items to Show Baseball’s Impact on Latino History

*They’re looking for everything – photos, newspaper clippings, old gloves, uniforms, balls – from little league memorabilia to business sponsored leagues, to minor and major league baseball. Latinos have had a large influence in U.S. baseball and...

Monday, September 26th, 2016

The Story of Marlins Pitcher José Fernández Is One of Courage

*Fernández’s death is shocking and sad. Miami’s fan base and the entire MLB mourns today. VL By Jason Page, NBC News (2.5 minute read)  Imagine arriving in the United States as a teenager without a grasp of...

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

Latino Veterans and Baseball: From the Battle Fields to the Baseball Fields

By San Bernardino County Sun Pomona, Sep 05, 2013 (Menafn – San Bernardino County Sun – McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) –Although they served in the United States Armed Forces, the veterans who spoke at Cal Poly...

Monday, July 15th, 2013

Imagine an All Latino Baseball All-Star Game

By Julio Pabon, Huffington Post Latino Voices  As we get closer to this years MLB baseball All Star game here in New York City many Latino fans wonder how many Latinos will be participating? New York City...

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

The forgotten all-star game: 50 years ago, baseball’s Latino legends played in Polo Grounds’ last game

By Robert Dominguez, New York Daily News It was the all-star game few baseball fans witnessed, and fewer today know it was ever played at all. Fifty years ago, on a warm and sunny autumn afternoon in...

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Umpire Tells New Mexico HS Team to Stop Speaking Spanish

By Ignacio Torres, NBCLatino A high school umpire may be caught in a pickle after asking a Latino player to stop speaking Spanish during a game in Las Cruzes, New Mexico. A group of baseball coaches from Gadsden...

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Maya Bring Baseball Passions to U.S.

By John Harris and Josue Rojas, New America Media SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — In Mexico, the Mayas are a people apart. Half a millennium since Spanish conquistadors set foot in Mesoamerica, their numbers stand in the millions...

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