By Dolores | 04/05/2010 - 17:00 | 1 Comment
There are so many Latinos from different parts of Latin America coming into this country, but I feel like we are all so separated from each other. I hear people spew hate against other people who are just like them. We might come from different countries and have different backgrounds, but here, we’re all treated the same. Why can’t we...
By Mariela Rosario | 03/25/2010 - 18:00 | 4 Comments
Zoe Saldana recently graced the cover of Nylon and gave a candid and revealing interview to the magazine. She talked about everything from the culture shock of moving between the United States and the Dominican Republic to her love of "sex and rock 'n roll." But things really got interesting when the star was asked about race in Hollywood....
By Mariela Rosario | 03/16/2010 - 14:30 | 16 Comments
Last Friday, the Texas Board of Education—stacked with socially conservative Republicans by Governor Rick Perry—approved a new social studies curriculum that would essentially rewrite history in favor of a right-leaning political agenda.
After the vote, Mavis B. Knight, a Democrat from Dallas told the...
By Mariela Rosario | 02/25/2010 - 18:30 | 17 Comments
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!
But lately, I've begun to feel like...
By Mariela Rosario | 02/18/2010 - 16:00 | 9 Comments
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...
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 | 1 Comment
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...
By Mariela Rosario | 01/19/2010 - 10:40 | 5 Comments
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.
They used Llamazares's likeness—without his knowledge or permission—to update the U.S. government's...
By Mariela Rosario | 01/11/2010 - 15:53 | 21 Comments
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.
Gail Lowe, a...
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