By Amaris Castillo | 09/30/2011 - 17:00
This weekend you can see a lot of Latinos on television if you’re tuned to the right channels. We’re turning you in to four different television shows starring some of our fave stars—from the return of America’s favorite serial killer to a sweet, animated handyman. Check out our line-up below:
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 09/30/2011 - 16:00
Smart. Fierce. Ambitious. Fascinating. Those are traits shared by some of the most powerful Latinas in the U.S. and beyond. These women—whether or not you agree with their politics or like their music—are admirable for the tenacity and brains that have put them atop their fields.
By Mariela Rosario | 09/29/2011 - 14:06
Even the muppets are getting into Hispanic Heritage Month this year! Miss Piggy teamed up with her on-again, off-again lover Kermit the Frog to wish all of us Latinos a happy Hispanic Heritage Month with predictably adorable results.
By Grace Bastidas | 09/26/2011 - 15:00
Whether you recognize some of these non-profits or not, it’s time to support the organizations that are mobilizing movements around the country for the betterment of our community. What are you waiting for? There’s no better time to start than during Hispanic Heritage Month!
The Hispanic Federation
Headquarters: New York City
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 09/21/2011 - 09:00
We just may be! America is getting browner and browner—not only population-wise, but also culturally and politically. But with great power comes great responsibility, as the saying goes, and Latinos have taken that on as well. Take a look at the evidence below of how Latinos are taking on bigger and more influential roles on the American stage.
By Amaris Castillo | 09/19/2011 - 12:06
For Hispanic Heritage Month and beyond, there are a lot of Latino traditions that Extra host Mario Lopez wants to pass onto his daughter Gia – including a quinceañera. The 37-year-old Mexican-American stud and his girlfriend Courtney Mazza welcomed their baby daughter into the world last year.
By Amaris Castillo | 09/19/2011 - 11:35
Chespirito, also known by his government name Roberto Gomez Bolaños, received the Legend Award at the 25th Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards last week. The 82-year-old legendary Mexican actor is best known for his role in El Chavo del Ocho, a Televisa show that centers on the adventures of an orphan named Chavo and other inhabitants of an apartment building. Bolaños, who created the sitcom, played the orphan, who was named El Chavo.
By Angie Romero | 09/16/2011 - 16:16
From September 15 – October 15 is a time to celebrate everything that’s great about our culture—which is of course so much, with our great films being just one aspect of our cultura. Increasingly, the film industries of countries like Chile and Colombia are catching up with the more established ones from Argentina and Mexico and Spain.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 09/15/2011 - 16:25
President Barack Obama opened his speech at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s annual gala Wednesday night with a joke reminding everyone that Rey Decerega, the institute’s program director, had accidentally broken his lip during a basketball game last November. “Not many people can give the President of the United States stitches on his lip and get away with it,” Obama said.
By Lee Hernandez | 09/15/2011 - 15:27
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we asked half-Puerto Rican actress Victoria Justice how she’ll be paying it forward—i.e. how she'll be helping out her fellow Latinos this month. Press play on the video below to find out what the Nickelodeon star is doing to help her gente!