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 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, January 9th, 2017

Five Hispanic players to watch in the NFL playoffs

*The list of Latino players to watch in the NFL Playoffs has been reduced by two. This past weekend Kiko Alonzo of the Miami Dolphins and Victor Cruz of the New York Giants ended their seasons when...

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

El Paso man did not let discrimination stop him from helping UT win 1953 Cotton Bowl

*I love this story! Richard Ochoa won the 1953 Cotton Bowl MVP award. He was a University of Texas running back who ran for 108 yards in the game. Here’s what I hate about it: despite his achievement...

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

The Top Ten Latino Sports Moments of 2016

*It’s time for year-end top-ten lists. I think number 10 is very significant – a Latino drafted in the NHL? It happened this year. VL By Gabe Salgado, NBC News (11.5 minute read)  2016 was a tremendous...

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

NBA Suns’ Coach Watson embraces Hispanic upbringing

*We love to lift Latino firsts on NewsTaco because they lead the path of possibility. I never tire of this. VL By Lindsey Wisniewski, College Times (4 Minute read)  Watson’s mother is Mexican-American...

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

Puerto Rican boxers could be first world champions who are sisters

*¡Campeonas! We’ll be keeping an eye on the December 10th fight. VL By EFEUSA (1.5 minute read) Puerto Ricans Cindy and Amanda Serrano could become the first pair of sisters to be world boxing champions at the...

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...

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...

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