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RIP: Nelson Madela Dies At The Age Of 95 (LIVE STREAMING COVERAGE)

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The world renowned activist, Nelson Mandela, has passed away. Mandela was 95. To watch LIVE coverage of the story, watch at the link below: http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/cvplive/cvpstream4.html

Join us for a “Secrets of the Season” Facebook Chat with Evette Rios & Wilmer Valderrama #PGFiestas

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Thanksgiving is finally over and we’re already getting ready for the next holiday round. What better way to prepare than by joining us for the P&G Secrets of the Season program, where special guests Wilmer Valderrama (That 70′s Show) and Evette Rios (host of CBS’ Recipe Rehab) share exclusive tips, tricks and expert advice on Read More

¡Poderosas son! – People En Español announces the Top 25

People En Español recently released their 2013 list of the Top 25 Most Powerful Latinas. It’s time to honor those women who ruled the world this year. Although we know there are way more than 25, November’s cover girl Jennifer Lopez leads this esteemed pack, giving an exclusive interview to the magazine about her upcoming Read More

El Diario/La Prensa: Remembering the birth of US Latino Journalism

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    Before the world experienced the electronic revolution when televisions reached stores, the curious man and woman concerned with the events of their time lent their ears to radios and their eyes to newspapers. As the American population grew and diversity flourished among the many ethnicities that lived in the states, a difference in Read More

Dear CNN, Latinos speak English

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Many Latinos may be feeling wooed the wrong way these days. “Looking to tap the wealth of U.S. Latinos, CNN is planning to introduce a Spanish-language programming service tailored for broadcast TV stations next year. The service, CNN Latino, is being designed as an eight-hour programming block featuring news, documentaries, talk shows and lifestyle programming. Read More

Old News: Few Latinos in mainstream news

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Last week The Huffington Post’s Roque Planas reminded us yet again of the lack of diversity at major newspapers — a topic regular readers are well aware of. Planas related that “White, non-Hispanic journalists wrote a whopping 98.2 percent [of] front page articles this year in major U.S. newspapers.” Planas zeroed in on immigration coverage, Read More

#Sprintlicious Video Recap of #Blogalicious12

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My morning in Vegas has been quite #SprintLicious

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Well, not everything that happens in Vegas stays in Vegas and that is the plan! Thanks to Sprint for hooking me up with the opportunity to come to Blogalicious 2012, I have had the opportunity to meet with some of the top bloggers in the multicultural arena. Armed with my HTC Evo, I’ll be documenting Read More

Mainstream news: Where are the Latinos?

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To regular readers of Being Latino, it will come as no surprise that Latinos are underrepresented in many professions. A logical extension of this is the lack of Latino representation in the news; indeed, anyone who consciously inspects their nightly news show of preference, provided that it isn’t on a Spanish-language channel, will notice it. Read More

Why we need minority media

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Mainstream media is aimed at the majority of the consumer population. It’s meant to appeal to the widest variety of consumers. In America, that’s obviously the white population; however, by no means is the mainstream market the only outlet for media. There are of course minority markets with products aimed at minority consumers (you’re using Read More