Latino Rebels

A Letter Signed by 82 Writers Asks Oprah Winfrey to Remove Book Club Designation for AMERICAN DIRT

“We are asking only that you remove the influential imprimatur of Oprah’s Book Club,” the letter said.

  • Jan 29, 2020
  • 11:00 AM

The #DignidadLiteraria Campaign Issues Statement About AMERICAN DIRT Book Event Cancellations

“We have moved our focus from Jeanine Cummins and American Dirt to the true problem: the canceling of Latinx writers by US publishing,” the statement read.

  • Jan 27, 2020
  • 6:18 PM

Myriam Gurba on AMERICAN DIRT and a Revolution to Change Publishing

Latino Rebels Radio: January 26, 2020.

  • Jan 26, 2020
  • 12:16 PM

It’s Been Over 20 Years Since Oprah’s Book Club Has Picked a Novel by a U.S.-Based Latino Author

Of the 82 books in Oprah’s book club, the list has only featured books from three Latin American writers, and only one of those was about the U.S. immigrant experience. 

  • Jan 23, 2020
  • 1:08 PM

This Is What Jeanine Cummings Said Wednesday About ‘American Dirt’ Controversy

“If people read it on its own merits and then decide that they hate it based on what is in the pages, that’s OK. Not everyone needs to love my book,” the author said in Baltimore.

  • Jan 23, 2020
  • 7:46 AM

#WritingMyLatinoNovel Is One Way to Tackle Stale Literary Stereotypes

“Abuela greets me, the chancla hitting my skull like a kiss from my ancestors”

  • Jan 22, 2020
  • 4:43 PM

#ICYMI, the Full Iowa 2020 Brown and Black Presidential Forum (VIDEO)

The 2020 event was held on MLK Day.

  • Jan 21, 2020
  • 6:17 AM

A Film About the Life of Walter Mercado Is About to Become the Next Great Thing

Latino Rebels Radio: January 19, 2020.

  • Jan 19, 2020
  • 8:07 PM

Elizabeth Warren Campaign Releases Endorsement List of Over 100 Latina, Latino and Latinx Leaders

The list includes activists, lawmakers, educators, media personalities, elected officials and others.

  • Jan 16, 2020
  • 4:59 PM

Undocumented Youth in Iowa Call on Biden to Stop Criminalization and Deportation of Immigrants

“Will you commit to stopping all deportations in the first 100 days or will you side with the deportation force?” a Tuesday tweet by UWDA said.

  • Jan 16, 2020
  • 8:39 AM

Villaraigosa and Espuelas Launch New Latino SuperPAC With Hopes of Defeating Trump in 2020

The “mission and sole strategic goal” of American Latinos United (ALU) SuperPAC, the press release noted, “is to decrease President Trump’s share of the Hispanic electorate by a small percentage change that would thereby deny the President an Electoral College win and re-election to a second term. ALU seeks to drive Trump from the national 30% threshold he secured in 2016 to 25% or less in 2020.”

  • Jan 14, 2020
  • 7:35 AM

JLO Snubbed Because #OscarsSoWhite

*Pretends to be shocked*

  • Jan 13, 2020
  • 2:26 PM

Progressive Advocacy Groups Say Response to Puerto Rico’s Earthquakes Is All About Austerity

They call for long term investments instead of piecemeal solutions.

  • Jan 13, 2020
  • 11:03 AM

Puerto Rico’s Earthquakes

Latino Rebels Radio: January 12, 2020

  • Jan 12, 2020
  • 12:06 PM

CBP Says That Enforcement Actions on Southwest Border Decreased For 7th Consecutive Month

A Thursday media release by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) claimed that enforcement actions at the Southwest border “decreased by 5% in December as compared to November, representing a 72% decrease since the peak of the humanitarian and border security crisis in May.” It was the 7th straight monthly decrease, CBP said. The agency […]

  • Jan 9, 2020
  • 5:09 PM

Days After Dropping From Presidential Race, Julián Castro Endorses Elizabeth Warren

“Elizabeth and I share a vision of America where everyone counts,” Castro’s profile tweeted on Monday.

  • Jan 6, 2020
  • 9:49 AM

Undocumented and LGBTQ (Part 6)

Latino Rebels Radio: January 5, 2020.

  • Jan 5, 2020
  • 8:10 PM

Julián Castro Drops Out of 2020 Presidential Race

“So today it’s with a heavy heart, and profound gratitude, that I will suspend my campaign for president,” Castro said in the campaign video.

  • Jan 2, 2020
  • 9:31 AM