By Samantha Leal | 03/12/2014 - 12:19
Depicting diversity hasn’t always been a top concern for ad agencies or the general public. (Heck, that’s the reason Latina magazine was founded in the first place). But as demographics change and lifestyles do, too, it’s become apparent to many that the people we see in the media we consume should reflect our society – because we’re all beautiful and human and worthy. Here are the best commercials highlighting and celebrating life as we know it. Bravo, brands.
By Fox News Latino | 02/07/2014 - 16:59
What a week. Just when I was recuperating from Lorne Michaels SNL’s Latino Problem, now it’s Vanity Fair and Jerry Seinfeld. If you’ve been under a rock, Vanity Fair is getting a lot of kudos for its latest “diverse” cover. As Salon puts it: “This is the best of Hollywood — a diverse array of stars emerging and established, black and white alike.” Let that sink in, pueblo. The same ol’ black and white paradigm. Qué cojones.
By Samantha Leal | 01/10/2014 - 16:20
When controversy began to stir surrounding the lack of diversity on Saturday Night Live, I remember thinking, “this should be interesting.” In a world where a lack of diversity on TV shows is called out only to be completely ignored, this one seemed to take a hold of the American public and mainstream media. The controversy was fueled by the fact that one out of the two black male cast members, Kenan Thompson, publicly stated that he would no longer dress in drag to play black women.
By Lee Hernandez | 05/02/2013 - 12:01
Actors on Joss Whedon television shows and movies all have something in common: They're AWESOME! But a handful of Whedonverse actors also share something else in common: They're Latino! (Which, let's face it, is the same thing as being awesome)!
By Lee Hernandez | 01/18/2013 - 14:35
It was reported earlier today that a Mexican version of the CW's hit show Gossip Girl, is headed for television.
By Latina Staff | 11/29/2012 - 15:59
A new picture of Ariel Winter of Modern Family shows the 14-year-old actress reprising her parody role of Dora in Dora the Explorer for CollegeHumor.com.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 01/27/2012 - 14:55
The frustrating ironies of being Afro-Latina hit Yuly Marshall with stunning regularity: At work at a Miami hospital, Hispanic patients of the Cuban-born radiology technician usually assume she’s African American, asking her, “Where did you learn to speak Spanish like that?” and expressing shock—even skepticism—that she’s really Latina. Other times, fellow Latinos will disparage African Americans in front of her with phrases like, “What can you expect from negros?” and then turn around and tell her, as if paying her a compliment, “But you’re not like that. You’re one of us.”
By Amaris Castillo | 12/07/2011 - 09:30
The sneak peek of Rob Schneider’s new CBS comedy is less than 30 seconds long, but that’s all we need to get it!
¡Rob! centers on an architect (played by Schneider) who marries into a tight-knit Mexican family. In the hilarious teaser, Schneider’s character is at dinner with his wife’s family and they’re all yelling over one another—he thinks they’re arguing, but they’re just talking. It's a quick lesson in acculturation.
By Lee Hernandez | 08/11/2011 - 01:15
It was almost two years ago that Mexican comedian George Lopez vowed to revolutionize late-night as the first Latino talk show host on primetime. But today, after just two seasons on the air, TBS announced that Lopez Tonight, which has been suffering in the ratings for the past few months, will not be renewed for a third season.