By Mariela Rosario | 04/26/2010 - 16:00
The immigration debate has always caused a rift among citizens of Arizona —a state that has one of the highest Latino populations in the country. Though Hispanics own businesses, hold public office and help support the local economy, the perception that immigrants do nothing but drain community resources, take away jobs and increase violence persists for some in the southwestern state.
By Mariela Rosario | 04/20/2010 - 16:30
Since when is John McCain a hard line conservative Republican? Though he was once known as a "maverick" it looks like these days, McCain is drinking the right-wing Kool-aid (or maybe it's just too much tea time with Sarah Palin)? Either way, McCain took to Fox News's The O'Reilly Factor to address the incredibly stringent new immigration laws that were recently passed in Arizona.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 04/14/2010 - 13:35
The real-life story behind The Perfect Game, opening April 16, is one for the ages. In 1957, a group of boys from Monterrey, Mexico with little baseball-playing experience became the first non-U.S. team to win the Little League World Series. They were led by a man who was once a pitching coach and then a janitor for a major league team. They overcame racism, lack of money and visa woes to make it to the championship.
By Mariela Rosario | 04/13/2010 - 17:30
When Marcelo Lucero was murdered in March of 2009, his mother traveled from Ecuador to the US for the first time to ensure that her son murderers were brought to justice. She may finally get what she came for, although more than a year later, as the defense for boy accused of his murder rested last week.
By Mariela Rosario | 04/07/2010 - 15:21
Sandra Bullock has remained locked away from the prying press in her Hollywood Hills home since news broke of her (soon-to-be-ex, we hope) husband Jesse James's extramarital affairs with a variety of big breasted, tattooed strippers.
By Mariela Rosario | 03/25/2010 - 19:00
Zoe Saldana recently graced the cover of Nylon and gave a candid and revealing interview to the magazine. She talked about everything from the culture shock of moving between the United States and the Dominican Republic to her love of "sex and rock 'n roll." But things really got interesting when the star was asked about race in Hollywood.
By Mariela Rosario | 03/16/2010 - 15:30
Last Friday, the Texas Board of Education—stacked with socially conservative Republicans by Governor Rick Perry—approved a new social studies curriculum that would essentially rewrite history in favor of a right-leaning political agenda.
After the vote, Mavis B. Knight, a Democrat from Dallas told the NY Times, “The social conservatives have perverted accurate history to fulfill their own agenda.”
By Mariela Rosario | 02/25/2010 - 18:30
Let me start off by saying I have loved me some George Lopez over the years. His sitcom (The George Lopez Show) was a breath of fresh air. Finally, a (sort of) normal, middle class Latino family was showcased on national television without a cholo, drug dealer, maid, single mother or gangbanger in sight!
By Mariela Rosario | 02/18/2010 - 16:00
Republican lawmakers recently introduced a bill that would take US citizenship away from babies born in the United States to undocumented immigrants. The concept of birthright citizenship is a fundamental tenet of the constitution of this country. But according to Rep. Gary Miller (R-Brea, CA), "You have many people coming to this country illegally. They come to this country and have babies. The children are citizens," Miller told the Whittier Daily News.
By Mariela Rosario | 02/12/2010 - 10:24
America Ferrera sat down with her best friend Amber Tamblyn for a refreshingly honest interview running now in Bust magazine, and boy did she open up. She dished with Tamblyn about everything from wearing "white face" for a Hollywood audition, to acting in her boyfriend's new film and how she feels about the end of Ugly Betty ("I love the show, but I so hope that at the end of that run, I'll have more to show for it than box sets"). It's a really great conversation between two women who obviously love and respect each other dearly.