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Being Latino contributors consists of individuals and partner organizations. They join us in our goal of providing our audience with a communication platform designed to educate, entertain and connect all peoples across the global Latino spectrum. Together we aim to break down barriers and foster unity and empowerment through informative, thought-provoking dialogue and exchanging of ideas. Giving a unified voice to the multitude of communities that identify with the multidimensional culture that is Latino.

Hollywood’s most unused treasure..the Latino Market

One of the most famous comics to come from Mexico was Mario Fortino Alfonso Moreno Reyes, most famously known as Cantinflas. How famous was he? He was so famous that his nickname was the Charlie Chaplin of Mexico. His impact went beyond Mexico, to other Latin American countries and the United States. Cantinflas would even Read More

A Latino heart

New Mexico Attorney General Gary King has been asked to issue an apology for saying that Gov. Susana Martínez “does not have a Latino heart”, a statement that was captured on video. Both King and Martínez are competitors in the gubernational race, with King holding a private fundraiser on Saturday, quoting activist Dolores Huerta about Read More

New film for JLo

Almost 2 years since her last featured film—Parker—Jennifer Lopez is back with a thriller in her new movie. “Boy Next Door” is set to premiere January 23rd, and the first trailer has just been released. The film is centered on Jennifer’s character, a mother and school teacher, who has left her cheating husband and has Read More

Undocumented immigrants in Arizona see revival of church-based “Sanctuary Movement”

Many of you read of the title and are a bit bewildered by what a sanctuary movement really is. Just to give you a bit of background, the movement started in the 1980s and it’s when a church protects you from being deported. The unfortunate part of this is that you are confined to these Read More

Stop pandering to Latinos

Raúl De Molina of Univision’s El Gordo y la Flaca says Latinos are going to Spanish TV networks because major American TV media underrepresent Latinos in front of the camera. In a recent HuffPost Latino Voices article by Rahel Gebreyes, she highlights excerpts from an interview De Molina participated in on HuffPost Live where he Read More

Settlement being sought in Jenni Rivera crash lawsuit

Families of those killed in the plane crash with Jenni Rivera are attempting to settle lawsuit. This lawsuit is a tragedy within itself. After that horrible plane crash, close to two years ago, that killed La Diva de la Banda and her hairstylist, makeup artist and her publicist, resulted in the families of those involved Read More

Latino talent in Hollywood

Latinos in Hollywood are hard to come by. Of course, studies back up that idea because Hispanics had less than 5% of speaking roles in major films. This is something famed actor, now director, Demian Bichir knows all too well. Bichir knows how important Latino talent is to the industry. He also believes that more Read More

For Congressional candidate, immigration issues “hit home”

For California Senator Norma J. Torres, identifying with the thousands of Central American children pouring into the United States couldn’t feel more personal. After all, she was born in Guatemala and immigrated to the United States as a child. Senator Torres was just a little girl when her parents told her she would be visiting Read More

Wage theft

Walmart, Schneider, McDonalds, FedEx, DoubleTree, Forever 21, baseball’s San Francisco Giants, Subway, Farmer’s Insurance, various contracting agencies, and the list can go on but does it need to? These companies are under investigation for wage violations or have already been cited over the past several years. Kim Bobo, a Chicago workers’ rights advocate and author Read More

Kennedy Center under fire

The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is yet again facing criticism from Latino activists after nominating a list of talented individual which failed to include Latinos. Every year the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C honors actors,singers,dancers and other performers with awards handed out by the President of the United States. The Awards have been around Read More