Edward James Olmos on Hispanic Heritage Month
Edward James Olmos: "I wish we didn’t need a Hispanic Heritage Month"
By Mariela Rosario | 09/16/2010 - 12:00

To usher in Hispanic Heritage month, we chatted with iconic actor Edward James Olmos. Olmos is currently working with Warner Bros Digital Distribution on a month-long ON DEMAND presentation of films made by and starring Latinos including Selena (Edward James Olmos, Jennifer Lopez), El Cantante (Marc Anthony), and Pan's Labyrinth (Guillermo Del Toro).


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Acclaimed Teacher Jaime Escalante, Inspiration for "Stand & Deliver" Dead at 79
By Mariela Rosario | 03/31/2010 - 13:00

Acclaimed teacher Jaime Escalante passed away yesterday at the age of 79, succumbing to bladder cancer after years of fighting the disease. The educational superstar was determined to see his students succeed and thought of ingenious ways to teach math to his wayward charges, many of whom had already been written off by the system.


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Jaime Escalante of "Stand and Deliver" Fame Fighting Cancer
By Mariela Rosario | 03/05/2010 - 11:28

Legendary mathematics teacher, Jaime Escalante—immortalized by Edward James Olmos in the moving film Stand and Deliver—has been diagnosed with cancer and his family is struggling to keep up with the payments necessary to continue his treatments.


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Exclusive Video: Stars Come Out in Full Force for Latino Inaugural Gala
By Mariela Rosario | 01/19/2009 - 14:01

Last night, the best and brightest Latino stars came out to celebrate the inauguration of President Elect Barack Obama. The Latino Inaugural Gala, co-hosted by Rosario Dawson's Voto Latino organization and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) garnered some serious star power. The list of celebs was a mile long and included, George Lopez, Luis Fonsi, and Lila Downs.


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