On John Leguizamo and Colorism (OPINION)

Recent comments made by actor and comedian John Leguizamo about colorism in Hollywood have raised some eyebrows.

  • Feb 4, 2022
  • 12:40 PM

Leguizamo Does Latino Rebels

Entertainment correspondent Cristina Escobar steps into the host seat for a conversation with actor and comedian John Leguizamo to discuss his passion and activism in Hollywood as well as his new show on MSNBC, ‘Leguizamo Does America.’

  • Apr 20, 2023
  • 5:06 PM

Brownlisted: Thank God It’s ‘Wednesday’

Senior editor Hector Luis Alamo gives a review of some of the most interesting and important things he saw, read, and heard over the past week.

  • Dec 2, 2022
  • 2:46 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

They Cast James Franco as Fidel Castro and the Latinx Internet Hates It (OPINION)

After news broke Thursday that Portuguese-Swedish-Russian (a.k.a. white) actor James Franco was cast as Fidel Castro in the upcoming film, Alina of Cuba, Latinx people across Al Gore’s Internet were quick to hate on the choice, pointing out all the problems with Hollywood’s continued erasure of our community.

  • Aug 8, 2022
  • 6:23 PM

New Latino Media, Entertainment Company Aims to Tap Growing Spending Power 

GoDigital Media Group has acquired the Latino media and entertainment solutions company NGL Collective. The goal is to create a large, digital-first outlet to link a Latino audience with advertising and entertainment that is more inclusive and creates more representation of this growing population.

  • Aug 4, 2022
  • 4:31 PM

I Don’t Want to Talk About the Slap at the Oscars (OPINION)

Let’s leave the slap alone and take a moment for the rest of the Oscars, which, like Best Picture nominee ‘West Side Story,’ was well-intentioned but couldn’t deliver. For me, the perfect encapsulation of its failing short was the rendition of “We Don’t Talk About Bruno.”

  • Mar 28, 2022
  • 1:03 PM

Can the Oscars Fix Their Latinx Problem With Nick Barili’s ‘SEEN’?

Argentinian American journalist Nick Barili wants Latinx Hollywood icons to “get their flowers” now, as he recently told Latino Rebels. That’s why he created the web series ‘SEEN’ to highlight Latinx talent, distributed by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

  • Mar 11, 2022
  • 11:05 AM

‘In the Heights’ Lifts Hopes for a Latino Film Breakthrough

The hype for “In the Heights” has brought great expectations for Latinos in the United States, a group that’s been historically underrepresented and widely typecast in films.

  • Jun 10, 2021
  • 2:38 PM

Farmworkers Relief Fund Raises Close to a Million Dollars During Virtual Festival

On Tuesday, a star-studded cast of entertainers, activists and community leaders took part in the Cinco de Mayo Altisimo Live Music and Pop Culture Festival to benefit the Farmworkers COVID-19 Pandemic Relief Fund.

  • May 7, 2020
  • 3:47 PM

New Film Explores Legacy of Puerto Rican Actor Raúl Juliá

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Members of Generation X may know Raúl Juliá for his energetic and playful role as Gomez Addams in the 1991 movie adaptation of “The Addams Family.” Others may think of Juliá in his critically acclaimed role in the 1985 “Kiss of the Spider Woman” as revolutionary Valentin Arregui.

  • Sep 11, 2019
  • 3:26 PM

Why Do Latinx People Spend so Much at the Movies, Despite Lack of Representation?

The answer is complicated and varies from one moviegoer to the next.

  • Nov 26, 2018
  • 3:39 PM

How the Arts and Fame Drive Puerto Rican Hurricane Relief

These initiatives all demonstrate the combined power of local and global stakeholders who chose to make a difference in the wake of devastation.

  • Sep 28, 2018
  • 10:11 AM

Residente lanza primer sencillo como solista: ‘Somos anormales’

El video nos regresa a la pregunta sobre el origen de la humanidad: Si vino primero el huevo que la gallina.

  • Jan 13, 2017
  • 10:25 AM

Latinos, Police Brutality and the Blame Game

Is the media to blame for Latinos’ absence in the debate about police-community relations?

  • Jul 19, 2016
  • 7:45 AM

Boricuas For a Positive Image Enters 5th Week of ABC Protest: They Say They Will Only Get Stronger

Most of the online world has moved on after the Work It "Puerto Rican Drug Dealer" fiasco helped to cause the show's cancelation after only two episodes. Yet, the grassroots group Boricuas For a Positive Image continues to demonstrate every Thursday night in front of ABC's New York headquarters. It appears that even if BFPI […]

  • Feb 5, 2012
  • 4:00 PM

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