By Samantha Leal | 10/07/2013 - 13:14
Salma Hayek was honored by Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute last week, where she spoke out about the government shutdown and Latino stereotypes.
“Every time you come to D.C., it’s intense,” she told the Washington Post. “If you come during a government shutdown, it’s a little more intense.”
By Jesus Trivino | 07/16/2013 - 12:12
Manolo Cardona, former telenovela hunk (the classic ¿Por qué diablos?), is guest starring in one of the summer’s most anticipated TV shows, Covert Affairs, which premieres tonight at 9PM on USA. On the crime drama, the Colombian actor portrays Teo Braga, a rebel leader. Here, Cardona tells us about his role, overcoming stereotypes and, of course, his beloved Colombia.
Tell us about your role on Covert Affairs.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 06/21/2013 - 11:32
When I heard that that the first TV show ever to feature an all-Latina lead cast was about five maids—and that it was called Devious Maids, no less—I, like many of us, did a collective eye roll followed by a sigh. Why did a moment so full of promise have to come with so much baggage?
By Fox News Latino | 12/12/2012 - 12:34
Last week sorority members at Penn State University made national headlines – and were publicly scorned – after they posted photos of themselves in Mexican sombreros and holding up racially charged placards.
Now students at the school are planning a rally to call attention to the “real issues” the university needs to address, including minority students and faculty retention. They feel that a lack of minorities at the school has made it insensitive to important issues.
By Amaris Castillo | 12/05/2012 - 21:28
You never know when a party has gone too far until it’s too late.
Such is the case for members of a Penn State University sorority, who are under fire over images of their Mexican-themed party. But it wasn’t just any Mexican-themed party. The photo that surfaced Monday features over 20 members of the Chi Omega’s Nu Gamma Chapter dressed in sombreros, fake mustaches, and two signs that read: “Will mow lawn for weed & beer” and “I don’t cut grass. I smoke it.”
By Samantha Leal | 08/27/2012 - 10:01
A Southern California school has canceled senior week events after many of the events were deemed offensive and demeaning to Hispanics. The events -- called the "Seniores" and "Senoritas" events -- have been held for the past three years at Canyon High School and were approved by campus adminstrators, according to school district officials.
By Sugey Palomares | 08/22/2012 - 19:00
We all know ethnic stereotypes carry be quite negative, but a new study claims that the stereotypical Latino roles of maids, sexy vixens, and criminals we see in Hollywood may play a huge role in how the mass population views Latinos.
By Lee Hernandez | 11/11/2011 - 13:05
In the new gender-bending Adam Sandler comedy Jack and Jill (opening in theaters nationwide today), Mexican actor Eugenio Derbez plays a gardener named Felipe. And while some Latinos might take issue with yet another Latino playing "the help," in a Hollywood movie (gardeners, maids, cooks, etc)—Derbez says there's nothing wrong with playing a gardener. “People are never happy,” says the 49-year-old comedian.
By Lee Hernandez | 10/17/2011 - 15:07
Half-Puerto Rican actress Lana Parrilla has one of the most exciting roles on TV this fall—the part of the evil queen in ABC's fantastic new drama, Once Upon A Time (premiering Sunday, Oct. 23rd at 8/7c). But Lana's highly coveted new role is one she may not have gotten—if she hadn't made the drastic decision to chop off her long locks a few years ago.
By Grace Bastidas | 08/03/2011 - 16:00
A new ad campaign for the New York International Latino Film Festival makes fun of Latino stereotypes in an effort to draw attention to the many clichés about Latinos in the movies. One ad features a chart with the varying roles Latinas have played in films, with “maid” beating out such categories as surgeon and judge.
But while the film fest is attempting to create dialogue about these tired Latino depictions, other companies just keep on propagating them. Here’s a sampling:
Summer’s Eve Says Latinas are Easy