Hurray for the Riff Raff’s Alynda Segarra Announces Nosotros Festival in NYC
Nosotros is a festival dedicated to uniting Latinxs of all backgrounds, to come together in the name of art, expression and protest.
CHILDREN OF SALT: Broadway’s Mexican Infusion
“One thing I realized and confirmed during my few years in show business, is that the greatest artists are the greatest human beings.”
Loisaida Festival Announces 2016 Lineup, Headlined by Iris Chacón
The Loisaida Festival’s expanded offerings this year preview a new stage in Loisaida, Inc.’s plans to combine STEAM programming with social services that meet the needs of the local community.
Actors Laura Gómez and J.W. Cortes on Diversity in Film and TV
“We need to have more women and people of color behind the camera and in decision-making roles. That’s just a fact.”
The Rose Garden Freestyle with Lin-Manuel Miranda and President Obama
We are lucky to be living in Lin-Manuel’s world.
Fátima Ptacek: The Voice of a Generation #WomensHistoryMonth
The young actress is an international ambassador.
Caridad De La Luz: 20 Years of ‘La Bruja’ #WomenHistoryMonth
La Bruja is considered one of the leading spoken word poets in the world.
The Talk of the Brown
How a lack of Latino writers at the New Yorker and other media outlets shapes coverage of Latinos.
‘Hamilton’ Is Too Tan for the Internet
Last Monday night at exactly 9:30 pm EST everyone in America skipped a heartbeat while witnessing an epic performance at the Grammys. Introduced by our political humorist lord and savior, Stephen Colbert, everyone enjoyed the opening number, “Alexander Hamilton” of the Broadway musical Hamilton. A few 1,200 guests witnessed it live, at the Richard […]
Taking Latinos to the Next Level in Hollywood: Rick Najera Directs CBS Diversity Sketch Comedy Showcase 2016
Creating Opportunities for Latinos in Hollywood: Rick Najera Directs CBS Diversity Sketch Comedy Showcase LOS ANGELES, CA – Developing Latino and diverse talent in Hollywood is something Rick Najera has carefully crafted for the past two decades. This January 19th through 23rd, Najera will once again spotlight diversity and emerging talent through the annual CBS Diversity Sketch […]
Emilio and Gloria Estefan Get Their Due in Musical ‘On Your Feet!’
The Broadway musical is vibrant and full of sound, but it also tells the story of how the couple rose to become legends in the music industry.
Program Will Send Low-Income Students to See ‘Hamilton’
Twenty thousand New York City students will be given an outside-the-classroom lesson in American history.
The Diversity Problem: Interview with Linda Nieves-Powell, author of ‘Yo Soy Latina’
The author talks about her play and the diversity problem perpetuated even within the Latino community
A Tale of Chicanos in the 21st Century
The word chicano has existed in the English lexicon since 1911. During the ’60s and ’70s, that term became a symbol of pride for the Mexican Americans who were confronting the struggles of prejudice and self-identification, an answer to the always confounding question: “Who am I?” In the decades that have passed, chicanismo has been used […]
Product of Empire: A Poem About Latin America
I wrote this poem a few years ago while touring the United States with the play N*GGER WETB*CK CH*NK. N*W*C is a work that reveals stereotypes that people may harbor about people of color, but my interactions with people across America also challenged perceptions I held about people who are, well, not of color. The […]
The Rebirth of GROWING UP GONZALES
As the curtains draw open tonight at the Poets Den Theater in El Barrio, New York City – the spotlight will unquestionably shine brightly on Luis Antonio Ramos, one of the most talented Latino actors to grace the stage and screen over the past 30 years. Growing up Gonzales, the one-man play written by Felix Rojas, […]