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)  ...

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

These Rare Photos of Frida Kahlo Show Her Life Before She Became an Artist

*Why you should read this: Because there are many Fridaphiles among our NewsTaco readers. Because these are photos that some of her most avid fans haven’t seen (we think?) VL NewsTaco CULTURE THURSDAY By Remezcla Estaff, Remezcla (2...

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, January 2nd, 2017

Meet The Undercover Latinas

*What a great way to start off the year! We need more of this, please. I’m looking forward to these posts. VL By Molly Horan, Refinery 29   Racial identity is complicated. At least, it can get complicated...

Monday, February 1st, 2016

This Latina engineer owns her feminism

*This is a very good lunch break read. Many layers of meaning and insight. VL By Krissah Thompson, The Washington Post On a cool Friday night Patricia Valoy bounded into her mother’s small apartment in East New...

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

22-Year-Old Latina Sabrina Pasterski May Be The Next Albert Einstein

*She was wait listed at MIT, now she studies space-time and black holes at Harvard. I get the feeling that even without Ivy league schools she would find a way to thrive. She built a plane for...

Monday, May 11th, 2015

Study Shows Latinas are More Likely to Have Larger Families

*Latinas are still having more babies than others, but the mythical large Latino family is shrinking. This has economic, educational, and political implications.  VL   By Cristina Arreola, Latina By now you’ve heard the stereotype: Latinos all...

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

Don’t Call Me ‘Mamacita.’ I Am Not Your Mommy.

By Laura Martinez, NPR Code Switch One of the very few things I don’t miss about my native Mexico City is fending off sleazy guys calling you sabrosa (tasty) or rica (delicious) or some other insult disguised as a compliment. It’s...

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

The Plight of Women Migrants

*Recent news has been about unaccompanied children traveling north to the U.S., but a story just as compelling is that of the dangers that women face as they cross Mexico to get to the U.S. border. VL...

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

The Latina Bounty Hunter

By Maria Hinojosa, Latino USA What happens if you don’t hold a Latina back? If she never hears “You can’t do that!” You might get someone like Michelle Gomez. She’s a skip tracer – she finds people and things...

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

LATISM13 conference: harnessing social media to improve Latinos’ lives

By Maria Camila Bernal, NBCLatino In less than five years, Latinos in Social Media (LATISM) has been able to unite thousands of Latinos in the nation in hopes of helping advance their social, civic and economic status. Over the years,...

Friday, September 6th, 2013

Big Hair

By Zoia Zentella, Latina Voices By the time I was 16 my hair was a mess, brittle, split ends. I was told that the remedy lay in a bottle of good conditioner; but the damage from my...

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