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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...

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

Hundreds Crowd to Watch Barefoot Triquis in Pico-Union

By Sam Quiñones, A Reporter’s Blog The by-now world famous barefoot Triqui Indian basketball players from Oaxaca played their first games to huge crowds at a children’s tournament at Toberman Park in Pico-Union on Saturday. The Triquis, ages...

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Barefoot Triqui Indian Basketball Players Tour Los Angeles

By Sam Quiñones, A reporter’s Blog The barefoot Triqui Indian basketball team, from the mountains of Oaxaca, is in Los Angeles for a couple weeks. The team of 10 and 11-year-olds from the village of Rio Venado,...

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Dodger Fans Rejoice: Magic Johnson Is Coming To Baseball

By Paul Adams Step off that ledge Dodger fans, it’s official: Frank McCourt is no longer the owner of your team. And if this news still can’t be heard over the call of the void, then perhaps...

Saturday, March 24th, 2012

NewsTaco Roundup: March 18 – 24, 2012

We had a great variety of cool stories for you this week on NewsTaco. My top pick was a piece examining the different ways we can get more Latinos to participate in South By Southwest’s Interactive conference,...

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Kaleb Canales’ NBA Rise Paves The Way For Latinos In Sports

By Paul Adams Last Wednesday, the Portland Trail Blazers were playing against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. Well — theoretically — the whole team appeared to be mentally checked out, plodding through what would...

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Can The Lakers Keep Paying Kobe Bryant Like The Star He Was?

By Paul Adams The Lakers were on the road about a month ago on February 6, playing against the Philadelphia 76ers and Kobe Bryant’s role in it couldn’t have been more symbolic of the current juncture in...

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

Is The NBA’s Noche Latina “Latino Enough?”

The NBA will be celebrating Noche Latina with seven nationally televised games. The events will take place in Los Angeles, Miami, Orlando, Phoenix, San Antonio, Chicago and New York. NBA Vice President of Hispanic Marketing Saskia Sorrosa stated, “The Noche Latina program is the perfect example of the ongoing commitment by the NBA to celebrate diversity as...

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

Soccer Attendance Surpasses Basketball, Hockey

Soccer attendance in stadiums across the U.S. has surpassed that of either the NBA or the NHL, a change that comes partially because soccer stadiums just are larger and have room for more people, according to BNET. But,...

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

Atlanta Hawks Deal Would Compliment NBA’s Latino Outreach

So a lot of hype came up recently when news that a Latino was set to purchase the Atlanta Hawks NBA team. Alex Meruelo is the son of Cuban immigrants and now a businessman with investments in...

Monday, May 16th, 2011

Latino Sports Fans Grow, Latino Sports Reporters Don’t

Latinos love sports, sports teams love Latinos, it’s an economic match made in heaven. Yet, a report from The Root shows that Latino reporters in the sports world are extremely and increasingly rare. The Root reported: “....

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