By Samantha Leal | 11/25/2013 - 13:11
Ay ay ay ay... sometimes, we're just so saddened by our fellow Americans' ignorance we can't help but shake our heads and wonder when times will change. Last night, Pitbull hosted the American Music Awards. While we could sit here and debate if he did a worthwhile job or not, it seems there were some that couldn't help but take to Twitter to voice their opinions on the hosting choice, NOT for how well he hosted–but for the fact that he is Latino.
By Cristina Arreola | 11/13/2013 - 09:17
A large sign outside of a Burger King is causing outrage in the town of Ephrate, Washington. The billboard reads: “Now Hiring Must Be Mexican.”
The image was posted on KFFM 1073’s website, a radio station based in Yakima, Washington, alongside a poll which asked: “What do you think? Do you find this sign offensive or are you okay with their honesty?”
By Samantha Leal | 09/26/2013 - 17:41
Jakiyah McKoy, 7, was named Miss Chiquita Delaware, but was soon stripped of her title following an investigation into her Dominican background–with many claiming that she did not best represent "Latin beauty." In short? Many believe she was stripped of her crown because of her dark skin.
By Vivian Llodra | 09/20/2013 - 14:45
Today I was called a n*gger.
Granted it wasn’t to my face and it was by strangers, but it was still shocking and unexpected. The culprit? Good old social media, specifically Twitter. Of course I see the irony in complaining about social media and then writing and posting about my feelings, but cut me some slack.
By Samantha Leal | 09/10/2013 - 15:47
Americans shouldn't wear Mexican flags (or any flags symbolizing their heritage). At least, not if they want to have political discussions concerning immigration. That's according to Arkansas Congressman Steve Womack.
The U.S. Repbulican gave an interesting comment to a Mexican-American man who was wearing a shirt that had the Mexican flag on it at a town hall meeting. The man, who introduced himself as a resident of Fort Smith, Arkansas and who is "very proud of his heritage," asked Womack a question.
By Samantha Leal | 08/23/2013 - 10:01
Wow. Colorodo Republican state senator Vicki Marble caused quite the uproar Wednesday when giving an address as part of the Economic Opportunity Poverty Reduction Task Force, in which she credited high poverty rates among blacks and Latinos, in part, to diets that include fried chicken, reports Fox News Latino.
By Samantha Leal | 08/21/2013 - 11:58
A federal judge has ordered a new trial for two Mexican restaurant owners who were accused of hiring undocumented workers, after he learned a juror refered to the defendants as "wetbacks," according to the Bangor Daily News.
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 06/19/2013 - 11:32
Little Mexican-American cutie Sebastien De La Cruz is not sweating his haters one bit. As a matter of fact, De La Cruz says the racist outpour on Twitter after he performed the National Anthem at Game 3 of the NBA Finals has actually helped him.
By Samantha Leal | 06/12/2013 - 10:56
We're not sure why we're so surprised. Racism is alive and well, and Twitter's newest victim is 11-year-old Sebastien de la Cruz. Last night in San Antonio, de la Cruz sang the national anthem before Game 3 of the NBA Finals between the Heat and the Spurs. de la Cruz, also known as "El Charro de Oro," gained notoriety as a contestant on NBC's America's Got Talent. As he began singing, Twitter went crazy, with people posting anti-Latino sentiments toward the young boy.
By Latina Staff | 06/05/2013 - 13:35
In yesterday’s interview with HuffPost Live, Sofia Vergara defended her often-criticized role of Gloria Pritchett on Modern Family. “I want to be like Gloria,” said the Colombian star. “I don’t see how anyone would think that Gloria is a bad stereotype.” Oh no? Let us show you the ways, Sofia.