Is George Lopez Reinforcing Negative Stereotypes?
By Mariela Rosario | 02/25/2010 - 18:30

Let me start off by saying I have loved me some George Lopez over the years. His sitcom (The George Lopez Show) was a breath of fresh air. Finally, a (sort of) normal, middle class Latino family was showcased on national television without a cholo, drug dealer, maid, single mother or gangbanger in sight!


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GOP Proposing Bill To Rescind Birthright Citizenship for Children Born to Undocumented Parents
By Mariela Rosario | 02/18/2010 - 16:00

Republican lawmakers recently introduced a bill that would take US citizenship away from babies born in the United States to undocumented immigrants. The concept of birthright citizenship is a fundamental tenet of the constitution of this country. But according to Rep. Gary Miller (R-Brea, CA), "You have many people coming to this country illegally. They come to this country and have babies. The children are citizens," Miller told the Whittier Daily News.


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America Ferrera on Racism in Hollywood and Why Her Man "Better Write an Effing Good Role for a Woman"
By Mariela Rosario | 02/12/2010 - 10:24

America Ferrera sat down with her best friend Amber Tamblyn for a refreshingly honest interview running now in Bust magazine, and boy did she open up. She dished with Tamblyn about everything from wearing "white face" for a Hollywood audition, to acting in her boyfriend's new film and how she feels about the end of Ugly Betty ("I love the show, but I so hope that at the end of that run, I'll have more to show for it than box sets"). It's a really great conversation between two women who obviously love and respect each other dearly.


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Spanish Lawmaker's Image Used for Bin Laden Age Progression
By Mariela Rosario | 01/19/2010 - 10:40

Spanish Lawmaker Gaspar Llamazares recently awoke to find his image splashed across the world's newspapers. Unbeknown to him, the FBI used a picture they had found of him online to create an age-progressed image of Osama Bin Laden.


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Texas Board of Ed. Attempting to Erase Cesar Chavez from Textbooks
By Mariela Rosario | 01/11/2010 - 15:53

On Jan. 13, the Board of Education will hold a preliminary vote to determine whether or not they should adopt new standards for social studies texts in the state of Texas. In question is whether or not Cesar Chavez, along with all other Hispanics since the conquest of Mexico in the early 16th century, should be removed from textbooks.


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Jose Feliciano Responds to "Illegals in My Yard" Parody of "Feliz Navidad"
By Mariela Rosario | 12/23/2009 - 12:32

José Feliciano recently released a statement condemning the hateful parody of his seminal Christmas classic "Feliz Navidad." As we reported last week, his famous holiday tune was covered by a right-wing radio show recently. You can read the lyrics and hear the song here.

Here's what Feliciano had to say about it:


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Listen: "Illegals in My Yard" Parody of Jose Feliciano's "Feliz Navidad"
By Mariela Rosario | 12/16/2009 - 15:24

Right-wing conservative website Humanevents.com recently posted an incredibly vile, nasty and racist parody of the Jose Feliciano song, "Feliz Navidad." It took us a few attempts before we could even get through the whole ditty—written by Matt Fox and AJ Rice, producers for Talk Radio Network—without wanting to punch something.


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Does Chad Ochocinco Want to be Latino?
By Mariela Rosario | 12/09/2009 - 13:03

We've been following the antics of Cincinnati Bengals sensation Chad Ochocinco ever since he changed his last name to "Ochocinco" before the 2008 football season began. As one of the most popular players in the NFL, we were just confused as to why he decided to change his last name at all. It's just weird.


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Video: Sofia Vergara's 'Modern Family' Costar Trashes her on 'Chelsea Lately'
By Mariela Rosario | 11/18/2009 - 16:30

Sofia Vergara's Modern Family costar Julie Bowen paid a visit to Chelsea Handler's late night E! television show and spent more time talking smack about Vergara than she did talking about herself.


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Video: Sheriff Joe Arpaio Forces Woman to Give Birth While Shackled
By Mariela Rosario | 11/18/2009 - 15:17

The news team for Telemundo 52 recently reported on Alma Minerva Chacon, a women who was terrorized by Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Unfortunately, she is just the latest in a long line of Latinos who have suffered at the hands of the ruthless Sheriff whose personal goal is to rid Arizona of all "illegals" and just maybe, all Latinos. Arpaio has repeatedly stated that he is breaking no laws and just enforcing the constitution by arresting more than 600 Latinos a year.


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