Celia San Miguel
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Certainly most Latinos are familiar with the name Cesar Chavez, but how many people truly know what the civil rights activist accomplished?
A new movie, directed by Diego Luna, seeks to educate (and entertain!) audiences, by telling the miraculous story of the co-founder of the United Farm Workers union. Michael Peña stars as Cesar Chavez alongside Rosario Dawson and America Ferrera in the story of an American hero and Latino legacy.
Blending archival footage and riveting performances, Cesar Chavez focuses on Chavez's rise to prominence in the 1960s, when he cofounded the United Farm Workers union with Dolores Huerta.
Rosario Dawson stars as the inspiring Dolores Huerta in the upcoming film directed by Diego Luna. We spoke with Dawson to get the scoop on what went into playing Huerta, what it was like meeting the inspirational civil rights activist and more!
Audiences will have a chance to experience the increidble story of civil rights activist Cesar Chavez thanks to an important new biographical film, Cesar Chavez. The Diego Luna directed flick boasts an all-star cast of Latino talent, including Michael Peña, Rosario Dawson, and America Ferrera.
As a scientist in this month’s action remake RoboCop, Mexican and Puerto Rican actress Aimee Garcia continues to promote change in Tinseltown by portraying Latinas in a more positive light. She tells us her story:
Everyone knows Evelyn Lozada made a name for herself on Basketball Wives by throwing verbal jabs—and champagne bottles. But after she famously became the victim of domestic violence, she took a deep look at her life, her image and her future—and started making profound changes. Now she’s found a new purpose in helping domestic violence victims and building a fitness empire—and in proving skeptics wrong.
Five years ago, Dominican American Jersey boy Junot Diaz’s debut novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, making him just the second Latino to achieve this honor, following Oscar Hijuelos (The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love).
We had a chance to chat with singer Christina Milian about her relationship with singer/ songwriter The-Dream, her very public private life, and her upcoming single. Check out the highlights below:
On Photos that Surfaced of her Romantic Trip To Hawaii with The-Dream:
"I have no idea what you're talking about! (Laughs) It must have been someone resembling me! (Giggles) Let's just say we have a close working relationship.
On Her Private Relationships Playing Out in the Media: