Unique Challenges Faced By Afro-Latinas
Negra & Beautiful: The Unique Challenges Faced By Afro-Latinas
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 01/27/2012 - 14:55

The frustrating ironies of being Afro-Latina hit Yuly Marshall with stunning regularity: At work at a Miami hospital, Hispanic patients of the Cuban-born radiology technician usually assume she’s African American, asking her, “Where did you learn to speak Spanish like that?” and expressing shock—even skepticism—that she’s really Latina. Other times, fellow Latinos will disparage African Americans in front of her with phrases like, “What can you expect from negros?” and then turn around and tell her, as if paying her a compliment, “But you’re not like that. You’re one of us.”


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Fox
FOX Signs New Talent Deals With Latinos
By Adriana Rivera | 01/26/2012 - 11:13

FOX is trying to keep up with the demand for Latino actors on television by signing Mexican actors Martha Higareda and Adan Canto on for talent deals on the network.


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WATCH: Rob Schneider Can’t Handle His New Mexican Family
By Amaris Castillo | 12/07/2011 - 09:30

The sneak peek of Rob Schneider’s new CBS comedy is less than 30 seconds long, but that’s all we need to get it!

¡Rob! centers on an architect (played by Schneider) who marries into a tight-knit Mexican family. In the hilarious teaser, Schneider’s character is at dinner with his wife’s family and they’re all yelling over one another—he thinks they’re arguing, but they’re just talking. It's a quick lesson in acculturation.


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Gone Too Soon: 10 TV Cancellations
10 Latino TV Shows Canceled Too Soon
By Lee Hernandez | 08/11/2011 - 01:15

It was almost two years ago that Mexican comedian George Lopez vowed to revolutionize late-night as the first Latino talk show host on primetime. But today, after just two seasons on the air, TBS announced that Lopez Tonight, which has been suffering in the ratings for the past few months, will not be renewed for a third season.


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Sara Ramirez
Do the Emmy Awards Only Reward Latina Stereotypes?
By Lee Hernandez | 07/14/2011 - 13:27

When nominations for the 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards were announced this morning, we were elated to hear Sofia Vergara’s name among the nominees. The Colombian actress—a scene-stealer on ABC’s Modern Family—received her second consecutive Outstanding Supporting Actress nomination for her work on the hit comedy.


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Oprah Story
No Latinos on Oprah's New Network—or Anywhere Else on TV
By Lee Hernandez | 01/07/2011 - 18:19

Since the launch of Oprah's OWN cable television channel on January 1st, we've noticed that most of the protégés on Lady O's new network are white, and that while there's plenty that's worth seeing on the channel, there's one thing that's missing: Latinos! 

We make up roughly 14 percent of the U.S. population (and growing fast!) and yet, there isn't room for a single Latino personality to host a program on the new network?


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Mariah Carey on Her Mixed Race: "I Felt Like an Outcast Growing Up"
Mariah Carey on Her Mixed Race: "I Felt Like an Outcast Growing Up"
By Lee Hernandez | 12/06/2010 - 08:15

Mariah Carey may be showered with affection and love everywhere she goes now, but the 40-year-old singer says she didn't always fit in. 


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Diversity Report Card: FOX
By Lee Hernandez | 06/16/2010 - 09:00

We set out to grade the television networks for their diversity a few weeks ago, and only one has passed with flying colors: ABC. NBC, The CW and CBS...not so much. Now it’s time to see how FOX does.


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Diversity Report Card: CBS
By Lee Hernandez | 06/01/2010 - 15:00

Many people believe that the only way to get more Latin actors in front of the camera is to have more of us in executive positions behind the camera. There is proof that when a Latina runs a TV network, there are more opportunities for Latinos. Exhibit A: CBS


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Diversity Report Card: HBO
By Lee Hernandez | 05/28/2010 - 16:00

Like most people, I love HBO (especially on Sunday nights)! But does the network do a good job of casting Latin talent in front of the camera?


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