By Samantha Leal | 10/19/2012 - 09:54
Disney has released images and details of the newest princess, and some are not happy. The company had announced plans for a new Disney Latina princess, Sofia, that will be starring in a Disney Channel movie, followed by a TV series on both the Disney Channel and Disney Junior. But the newest images of the princess have many questioning the reasoning behind her appearance: light skin, light blue eyes and light brown hair.
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 07/29/2012 - 11:00
Avatar actress Michelle Rodriguez, born Mayte Michelle Rodriguez, has always wanted to be seen as just an actress not a Latina actress. But this doesn't mean that Michelle doesn't love her Dominican and Puerto Rican roots.
By Dan Koday | 04/16/2012 - 14:30
If there's one thing we learned at Hispanicize 2012, the annual event for Latino bloggers and social media buffs, it's that Latinas are all over the blogosphere! We met so many inspiring women who blog in English, Spanish and even Spanglish to connect with their readers and their Latin American roots. From mommy bloggers to fashionistas and chefs-turned-writers, check out some of our favorite Latina bloggers out there!
By Latina Staff | 04/03/2012 - 09:16
Naya Rivera graces the May 2012 cover of Latina, which hits newsstands and Nook newsstand on April 10.
The Glee star chatted with Latina about playing a newly out-of-the-closet lesbian, religion, her debut solo album and her rise to becoming one of TV's most loved characters.
On her debut album deal with Columbia Records: "So far I’m doing some awesome club songs that are fun to dance to…” Glee co-creator and executive producer Ryan Murphy says, “She can and will be on the radio."
By Latina Staff | 03/16/2012 - 18:39
By Jesus Trivino | 03/16/2012 - 16:04
The cast of NBC's Celebrity Apprentice has never looked better! You can thank former Miss Universe Dayana Mendoza (and modeling icon Patricia Velasquez) for infusing the motley crew of stars with a ton of Latina beauty and smarts. After five weeks, the 25-year-old Venezuelan model/philanthropist is still going strong on the cutthroat reality show. Mendoza’s charity of choice is the Latino Commission on AIDS, an organization she’s been involved with since 2008.
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.”