Latinidad

Sundance: ‘Going Varsity in Mariachi’ Brims With Cultural Pride (INTERVIEW)

Latino Rebels speaks with the directors of ‘Going Varsity in Mariachi,’ a documentary that follows a high school’s mariachi band in South Texas as it attempts to win the state championship. The film was shown at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

  • Jan 25, 2023
  • 2:12 PM

Anti-Black Latino Bias

While Futuro Media remains on holiday break, Latino Rebels Radio producer Oscar Fernández steps in once again for another episode of the Latino Media Collective. Oscar spends the hour with Professor Tanya Katerí Hernández to discuss her recent book, “Racial Innocence: Unmasking Latino Anti-Black Bias and the Struggle for Equality,” and the inconvenient truth of […]

  • Dec 30, 2022
  • 10:21 AM

The Latino TV Boom

Latino Rebels Radio: December 8, 2022

  • Dec 8, 2022
  • 3:29 PM

Other People’s Couches (OPINION)

How Latino immigrants thumb their noses at America by butchering the English language.

  • Dec 6, 2022
  • 5:37 PM

Rethinking Thanksgiving

Latino Rebels Radio: November 24, 2022

  • Nov 24, 2022
  • 8:00 AM

10 Takeaways of NBC News/Telemundo Poll Reveal How Complex Latino Voters Really Are

A new NBC News/Telemundo poll released on Sunday concluded that “Democrats lead Republicans by more than 20 points among Latino voters, but that Democratic advantage has declined from previous election cycles.” A deeper look into the poll reveals more takeaways that reflect just how complex the Latino vote is in 2022. 

  • Oct 4, 2022
  • 2:15 PM

More Than 20 Years Later, New York Latino Film Festival Has Become a Key Institution (INTERVIEW)

Since its launch in 1999, the New York Latino Film Festival continues growing and features diverse creators—not just along racial and gender lines, but also in what they’re making.

  • Sep 30, 2022
  • 11:43 AM

Netflix’s ‘Do Revenge’ Gives Us the Latina Mean Girl We’ve Been Waiting For (REVIEW)

Netflix’s new teen flick, Do Revenge, starring Riverdale’s Camila Mendes as Drea, a middle-class Latina in the rich world of prep school kids, reminds us that Latinas can anchor a ridiculous, over-the-top story.

  • Sep 27, 2022
  • 8:12 AM

EXCLUSIVE: Diego Luna Talks to Latino Rebels About Andor’s Latinidad

Beginning Wednesday, Diego Luna returns as Cassian in ‘Star Wars: Andor,’ the latest Disney+ series. Luna spoke with Latino Rebels about the show and the Latinidad of his lead character.

  • Sep 21, 2022
  • 12:49 PM

In ‘Chicana On Fire,’ Boyle Heights Poet Draws on LA Mexican Heritage (REVIEW)

In this series of stories and poems written with fire and courage, Vibiana Aparicio-Chamberlin brings forth a ballad of cantos dedicated to love and promoting discussion. ‘Chicana On Fire’ blazes with the ganas to build a different, more promising world for all.

  • Sep 14, 2022
  • 1:47 PM

Congressional Latinos Launch ‘Ya Tu Sabes!’ YouTube Show to Combat Misinformation

Ahead of the midterm elections, on Friday the campaign arm of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus launched ‘Ya Tu Sabes!,’ a YouTube show to provide Latino voters across the country with content that is entertaining, educational, and representative.

  • Aug 25, 2022
  • 1:09 PM

Letter to My Racist Grandma

“A letter to my Honduran grandma, who I love so much but who has some pretty messed up views about Black people and Mexicans.”

  • Aug 18, 2022
  • 10:38 AM

Chris Estrada Refuses the Burden of Representation in ‘This Fool’

“When it comes to creating, I didn’t look as look at it as representation,” comedian Chris Estrada —who writes, produces, and stars in a new sitcom on Hulu called ‘This Fool’— recently told Latino Rebels.

  • Aug 12, 2022
  • 4:25 PM

The Mesoamerican Influences Behind Huerta’s Namor in Upcoming ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ (OPINION)

With this major depiction of a Mesoamerican figure, as well as a reference to the Aztec patron god of war, Huītzilōpōchtli, in ‘Thor: Love & Thunder,’ it is clear that Marvel sees the need to represent more of its fan base on the silver screen.

  • Jul 25, 2022
  • 1:32 PM

‘American Carnage’ Shows the Humor and Horror of Being Latinx (INTERVIEW/REVIEW)

The film finds its horror in anti-immigrant and anti-Latinx sentiment, policies, and power grabs, but the frights are only half of it. ‘American Carnage’ is as much a comedy as it is a scary movie, and the laughs mostly come from intra-Latinx racial politics.

  • Jul 14, 2022
  • 11:27 AM

‘Father of the Bride’ Gives Latinx People the Hollywood Treatment (REVIEW)

HBO’s much-watched ‘Father of the Bride’ tells the story of two Latinx families as aspirational and aspirationally American. While there are problems with the movie, it is nice to see Latinx people headline a successful, classic film—especially one that punches up at whiteness.

  • Jun 28, 2022
  • 12:21 PM

What House Democrats Are Saying About Latino January 6 Insurrectionists

This week, Latino Rebels asked House members their thoughts on the rising, right-wing extremism in Latino communities.

  • Jun 10, 2022
  • 12:41 PM

Helado Negro’s Expanding Universe (A Latino USA Podcast)

When Roberto Carlos Lange chose his stage name, he didn’t want to limit himself. Helado Negro represented something unknown and unexpected—and for over a decade, that’s what he set off to explore in his music.

  • Jun 7, 2022
  • 1:58 PM

In ‘The Valet,’ Eugenio Derbez Adds Nuance to the Unassuming Latinx Stereotype (REVIEW)

‘The Valet,’ a romantic comedy starring Mexican actor Eugenio Derbez (‘Instructions Not Included, ‘CODA’), presents a warm and thoughtful representation of Latinidad that gently nudges its audience to evaluate their own values and how they play out in the world.

  • May 23, 2022
  • 12:01 PM

Selena Gomez’s Chola Skit on SNL Wasn’t Funny—Or Accurate (OPINION)

It’s good to see Latinas get some solo on-screen time. But not when the only time you see us, we’re reduced down to some white-centric stereotype, it’s a problem. It does our community dirty and, most egregiously for Saturday Night Live, it’s not even funny.

  • May 19, 2022
  • 10:52 AM

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