By Mariela Rosario | 10/16/2009 - 18:00
María de la Soledad Teresa O'Brien never felt limited by her multi-cultural background. With an Afro-Cuban mom and an Irish dad, O'Brien didn't struggle with her identity. Instead, she put it to good use. As one of the faces of CNN, O'Brien has already shared with us her perspective on being Black in America, and now she's tackling what it means to be Latino in this country.
By Mariela Rosario | 08/06/2009 - 09:26
The Senate is scheduled to hold a full vote on the confirmation of Sonia Sotomayor as the nation's first Latina Supreme Court Justice today at 3 p.m. Although the results aren't really in question—with Democrats holding the majority and voting affirmatively across the board—we're looking forward to this moment with great anticipation!
By Christine Estevez | 08/04/2009 - 17:00
Latina's August issue, cover girl Daisy Fuentes spelled out her secrets of success and one of them was to give 110 percent. Well, Jersey’s favorite cubana is definitely taking her own advice. Now a full fledged business mogul with her own line of clothes, fragrances and hair products, Miss Daisy is returning to her television roots with a new project as host and co–executive producer of American Latino TV this coming fall.
By Mariela Rosario | 07/24/2009 - 17:30
Jennifer Lopez is a living legend, and today the iconic Latina turns forty. As the richest person of Latin American descent in Hollywood (according to Forbes) she is a lot of things to a lot of people: actress, singer, mogul and mother. There is simply nothing that La Lopez can't do. We admire the fearless way she has handled herself, so we decided to take a look back at some of the most important moments of her career and personal life.
Feliz Cumpleaños, Jennifer, and thanks for all the years of entertainment!
By Anabell Romero | 07/24/2009 - 14:06
Johnny Depp’s surprise appearance at at Comic-Con in San Diego this year wasn’t the only highlight of the conference. Latina’s July cover girl Zoe Saldana also stopped by with with Sigourney Weaver, Eliza Dushku, and Elizabeth Mitchell to talk about the role of female heroes in modern pop culture.
By Mariela Rosario | 07/20/2009 - 15:00
David Arquette issued an apology for the racist remarks he spouted on Fox and Friends last week. In case you missed it, the "actor" first claimed that he was an expert on Latinos because he was born and raised in Los Angeles, and then said that while some Latina women have good judgment, others are "just nuts" in reference to Sonia Sotomayor's Supreme Court Nomination.
By Mariela Rosario | 07/17/2009 - 12:45
As I said before, I still don't feel as though I've learned many new things about Sonia Sotomayor this week, even though her Senate confirmation hearings just ended. I have, however, learned more about the law and our constitution and that is all thanks to Sotomayor's measured, thoughtful and yes, "wise" responses to the questions posed by the Senate Judiciary Committee.
By Mariela Rosario | 07/16/2009 - 13:50
What does an ignorant racist look like? Apparently, just like David Arquette. He joined the hosts of "Fox & Friends" yesterday to talk about Sonia Sotomayor's nomination to the Supreme Court, and this is what he had to say: "I think Latina women are, I mean, it depends on the woman, but I think they are very ... They have great judgment, but there are some that are just nuts. I'm just saying." And how did he become an expert in all things Latina? Because he lives in L.A., duh. Get it? 'Cause there are a bunch of Mexicans there.
By Mariela Rosario | 07/14/2009 - 16:40
It has been very difficult to sit through today's questioning of Sonia Sotomayor without wanting to reach through the screen and shake one or two of these distinguished senators. Between the embarrassing fawning of the Democrats and the broken record recitation of her "wise Latina" comment by the Republicans, I can't say that I have learned much more about Judge Sonia Sotomayor than I knew before the hearing started.
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 06/25/2009 - 15:25
We are so proud to announce that Latina founder Christy Haubegger has been tapped by President Obama for the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships. 28 distinguished citizens “representing a broad range of backgrounds, interests, and professions are responsible for recommending a group of exceptional men and women to the President for selection as White House Fellows,” according to the official White House announcement.