By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 01/27/2012 - 14:55
The frustrating ironies of being Afro-Latina hit Yuly Marshall with stunning regularity: At work at a Miami hospital, Hispanic patients of the Cuban-born radiology technician usually assume she’s African American, asking her, “Where did you learn to speak Spanish like that?” and expressing shock—even skepticism—that she’s really Latina. Other times, fellow Latinos will disparage African Americans in front of her with phrases like, “What can you expect from negros?” and then turn around and tell her, as if paying her a compliment, “But you’re not like that. You’re one of us.”
By Adriana Rivera | 01/27/2012 - 13:11
In the February 7th episode of Glee, Puerto Rican music idol Ricky Martin plays a hot new Spanish teacher at William McKinley and turns the high school upside down in a “Livin’ La Vida Loca”-type situation.
By Viviana Hurtado | 01/26/2012 - 16:43
In this week’s Tampa Bay, Florida Republican debate, the question was asked why candidates run ads in Spanish, ostensibly seeking the votes of Spanish speakers, but insist English be the only official language of the U.S. government.
This incident is a perfect example of the complicated relationship that politicians and monolingual Americans have with learning and flaunting that they know another language.
By Adriana Rivera | 01/20/2012 - 13:28
Will Ferrell’s Spanish has been approved by his Casa de mi Padre co-stars Gael Garcia Bernal and Efren Ramirez. Both actors say that Ferrell is still funny, even in a different language.
By Lee Hernandez | 12/07/2011 - 17:05
Iconic Mexican percussionist Sheila E., spoke exclusively to Latina.com about the new book she's working on, her upcoming CD, and why she was judged for not speaking Spanish when she was coming up in the music business.
What projects are you currently working on?
By Amaris Castillo | 11/04/2011 - 09:41
It’s been years since we’ve taken a Spanish language class but luckily for us, we got a hilarious refresher course by Michael Peña. The Mexican American actor recently taught mun2 viewers about the importance of the letter “Ñ”. Check out the cute video below:
By Lee Hernandez | 10/18/2011 - 12:25
When we caught up with actor-director Emilio Estevez last week to discuss his new film The Way, we asked the Spanish actor if he thinks things have gotten better for Latinos in Hollywood over the last 20 or 30 years.
By Lee Hernandez | 10/14/2011 - 20:20
We caught up with Emilio Estevez this week while he was promoting his new movie The Way (which opened last Friday) and which also stars his father, Martin Sheen. The Sheen/Estevez clan has been in the news a lot this past year thanks to brother Charlie Sheen’s now infamous public meltdown, and one of the controversies that arose was just how Latino is the family? Very, it turns out.
By Amaris Castillo | 09/22/2011 - 09:30
Even though Demi Lovato performed her latest hit "Skyscraper" at the ALMA awards in two languages she does not speak Spanish— at all. The 19-year-old part-Mexican singer/actress admitted to Jimmy Fallon this week on his show Late Night, “I don’t know what the heck I was saying!” Lovato performed in both English and Spanish and said she needed a teleprompter to aid her with the Spanish portion.