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American public should demand more from media

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According to NBC news, federal agents have uncovered an alarming secret that biker gangs seek out and induct U.S. soldiers. In fact, many of the outlaw motorcycle gangs (OMGs – yes, you can’t make this stuff up) fly their biker colors while serving in the military overseas and commit crimes on U.S. soil. It’s no Read More

Pope Francis and The Harlem Globetrotters

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The Harlem Globetrotters named Pope Francis the ninth honorary Harlem Globetrotter. Only eight other people have been given this title and one other pope, Pope John Paul II. The Globetrotters president, Kurt Schneider, felt humbled when the pope was presented his personalized and framed “Pope Francis” No. 90 jersey. He said, “His tireless work for Read More

Salma Hayek: Social media newbie

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If you felt as if there was someone missing from social media, we have the pleasure of welcoming a new and long awaited member, Mexican actress Salma Hayek. This week she made her debut by sharing her first post on Facebook, as well as posting a group selfie on Instagram. Her Facebook has been up Read More

Rodner Figueroa: Foot in mouth disease

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Ever wonder what goes through someone’s mind the moment before a racial remark comes out of their mouth? Especially the remarks that are said by people that are part of a national television show. Racism has been in the mainstream light more than usual lately, more recently with Univision host Rodner Figueroa who was terminated Read More

Media matters to combat Latino stereotypes

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The Research group Media Matters  is taking small but very relevant steps to ensure that the Latino audience is no longer misinformed on subject matters that sway their decisions through mass media, decisions that significantly impact their lives on a daily basis. If you are like me and dissect everything the media says, you might Read More

Buzzfeed is gaining a Latino audience

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One thing that Latinos enjoy is being recognized and appreciated. Buzzfeed is a popular website filled with news coverage and entertainment. May I also add how addictive their quizzes are. Quizzes like How Many Of These Movies Made You Cry, Which Super Bowl Snack Are You, and Are You A Ride Or Die Friend seriously Read More

When 15 seconds of fame is too much

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Vine sensation Lauren Giraldo proves that those seeking 15 seconds of fame have it all wrong. The trick is to upload short, six-second, looping video clips via Vine – a short-form video sharing service founded in June 2012 and later acquired by Twitter in October of that same year. The 16-year-old from Florida has rocketed Read More

Parents and Social Media

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As a parent, do you think twice about what you post on Social Media?  Whether your page is private or not, your social media accounts are out there forever.  Forget privacy settings, you know you can ask someone to show you another person’s page if they are friends with them.  It is important to keep Read More

Another Facebook Fool

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If you like to tally up the idiocy posted on social media sites like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter- you can add one more. On October 9th, Luis Martin Rocha Perez posted a few shocking images to his Facebook page. The pictures are of Rocha Perez, who is holding a gun to the head of a child. Yes, Read More

Latinos in the newsroom

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Journalism groups have been pressuring news outlets to hire more Latinos. This is nothing new. These journalism groups have been arguing this for decades and it is starting to pay off. As of 2014, 10 percent of BuzzFeed’s editors and writers are Latino. Most might say this is a low percentage. Some might say not enough Read More