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, January 9th, 2017

Waiting for Fadó

*Jesse Treviño get’s it: “. . . state-of-the-art telecommunications can accelerate changes in our consciousness and self-perception.” U.S. Latinos need to hear this message. VL By Jesse Treviño, HispanicLatino (4.5 minute read)  The noise from Fadó (Fa-dough)...

Monday, September 19th, 2016

The Untold Story of Ruben Mendoza, the First Mexican-American to Play for US Soccer

*A cool thing about this article is the comment section below the story. Many people have added their personal stories about Ruben, his coaching, his dedication to his church. This is a good feel-good read. VL By...

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

Soccer club sues Costa Mesa’s Vanguard University, alleging racism played role in school ending contract

*Too many noisy Mexicans, apparently. VL By Kelly Puente, Orange County Register (2.5 minute read) A youth soccer club is suing Vanguard University, alleging the Costa Mesa Christian college broke a contract over use of its athletic field...

Monday, December 29th, 2014

ICYMI 2014: Soccer Field Standoff Highlights Gentrification Tension

*One of my favorite  2014 stories. There are many layers to this story/short video: gentrification, assumptions, privilege. The filed was OK for the Latino kids, until it was upgraded. Tech industry workers felt they had a right...

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

U.S. off to World Cup, beats Mexico 2-0

By Kristina Puga, NBCLatino The U.S. men’s national soccer team is headed to the World Cup in Brazil in 2014.  An anxious crowd of more than 25,000 watched in the stadium last night in Columbus, Ohio as...

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

Born in Mexico, but now American, which team do you root for?

By Kristina Puga, NBCLatino Dr. Gabriel Aguilera is a professor of international security studies at the Air War College in Montgomery, Alabama, but during his free time, he is a hardcore fútbol, or soccer fanatic. Tonight, he says he will...

Monday, March 25th, 2013

Mexico Faces Must-win Scenario

By Kyle McCarthy, MSN Fox Sports xpectations in Mexico to the point where a pair of draws to open the Hexagonal prompts significant scrutiny. Even in the absence of actual danger, the coaches and the players still face considerable...

Friday, January 18th, 2013

Activists to Mexican National Team: Don’t Play Game in AZ

By Latino Rebels On January 30, the Mexican national soccer team (known as “El Tri”) is scheduled to play Denmark in an international friendly at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. According to Milenio, there is a...

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

MEXICO: Homeless World Cup

By Sam Quiñones, A Reporter’s Blog Mexico City photographer Keith Dannemiller has some great shots of the Homeless World Cup soccer tournament. Great idea — forming soccer teams made up of folks who are homeless, or socially/economically...

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

When Soccer Was An Immigrant’s Game

By Silvio Sirias The sight of Marilyn Monroe kicking a soccer ball caught my eye. This photograph, credited to AFP, accompanied a Yahoo News story about the 50th anniversary of her death, which occurred on August 5, 1962....

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