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...

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

Cheech Marin & Paul Rodriguez Are Bringing OG Chicano Comedy to NBC

*I’m looking forward to this. VL By Andrew S. Vargas, Remezcla (2.5 minute read)   Santa works in mysterious ways. Maybe you didn’t get that storm trooper action figure you were praying for, or the Pink Hatchimals...

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

Remake Of Classic Television Show Means More Latinos On Netflix

*The show is set to premiere on January 6. VL By Lucas Molandes, MiTú (2 minute read)  The trailer for the upcoming Latino reboot of “One Day At A Time” was just released, and Netflix obviously spared...

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

A Selena TV Series in Both English and Spanish Is Coming Soon

*This looks like it’ll be fun! . . . and about time, some say. VL By Vanessa Erazo, Remezcla (1 minute read)  The golden age of television is still going strong and gradually, over the last year or...

Monday, July 8th, 2013

‘The Bridge’ Features Murder-Mystery On The Border

By  Mónica Ortiz Uribe, Fronteras A murder-mystery that unfolds between two cities along the United States-Mexico border is the subject of a new TV series airing this month. “The Bridge” debuts on the FX cable network July 10 at...

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Number of Latino Writers for TV Are Up

By Jorge Rivas, Colorlines On Tuesday the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) released a report that found the number of writer of color writing for television has doubled since the millennium. The WGAW’s 2013 TV Staffing Brief...

Monday, January 7th, 2013

Who Stole Public Television?

By Jesse Luna, NewsTaco Something curious happened while we were sleeping – public television has been stolen. When broadcast stations moved from analog to digital transmissions and the old bunny ears would no longer be the baseline...

Monday, March 26th, 2012

Jesus Javier, Spanish TV News Pioneer, QEPD

The last time I spoke to Jesus Javier was about two months ago. It was one of those out of the blue calls that took me by surprise and sent me back to a time filled with possibilities....

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

I Want More Latinos On My TV

I grew up watching too much TV. I loved watching sitcoms, so I became very well-acquainted with fictional families such as the Tanners and the Huxtables. In fact, I would often fantasize that I was their adopted...

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

Top 10 Signs Your Super Bowl Party Party Isn’t Going Well

10. It’s halftime and everyone’s still trying to decode the Roman numerals. 9. People are taking their bathroom breaks during the game so as not to miss the commercials. 8. After watching 16 hours of pre-game coverage,...

Friday, January 27th, 2012

For A Nerdy Latina “The Simpsons” Was Always A Comfort

Anyone who even vaguely knows me knows that I absolutely love “The Simpsons.” I quote them nearly every single day, which I am sure can be irritating. I watch them when I need cheering up. I have...

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