On Sunday, August 14, Latina weightlifter Sarah Robles won an Olympic bronze medal in the women’s over-75 kg. category. She is the first U.S. lifter to win a medal in 16 years.
During an interview on The Breakfast Club, Orange Is the New Black star Dascha Polanco found herself having to explain her identity as both a Latina and a black woman.
Oh, hello New York Times, it's so nice of you to come! I've been wondering when you were going to show up. Unfortunately, the spinach artichoke dip is a bit cold and the champagne has gone flat. Most of the guests are pretty tired. I don't know if you heard, but the party started about 50 years ago.
Yesterday Vogue published an online article titled, "We're Officially in the Era of the Big Booty." Cue all the eye roll gifs please. The article is a shining example of something Vogue displays oh so well: intentional cluelessness and an utter disregard for diversity.
I tried to ignore this woman for as long as possible. I really did. The first time I heard the term "butt selfie" and later, "Queen of the Butt Selfie," I knew nothing but frustration and eyerolls would come from me learning more about either of those things. So I drew my mind far, far away from this human and her…
Directed by Diego Luna — whom you may remember as one of the stars of Y Tu Mamá También — Cesar Chavez, a biopic about the farm worker turned civil rights activist, hits theaters Friday. It is this year's only major studio release about (or starring) Latinos.
When the Eva Longoria-produced television show Devious Maids was first announced, we wrote skeptically about whether it had a chance at being anywhere in the realm of "good." Surprisingly, Sunday night's premiere was okay, especially given that it looked like it was going to be a racist pile of garbage.
A new reality show being produced by DaM Legacy Entertainment is casting hot Latina mamis. I am not making this up!
When chortling rich bastard Mitt Romney gave his infamous "47%" talk to a room full of gajillionaire donors earlier this year, he also pointed out that if he had been born Latino, he'd have it easier than he has it now, as an oppressed white man. Actress and card-carrying Latina Rosie Perez was wholly unamused, and…
Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry is working on a pilot called Devious Maids, which seems to be loosely based on a Mexican telenovela Disorderly Maids Of The Neighborhood. The premise: Four maids (Ugly Betty's Ana Ortiz, Entourage's Dania Ramirez, Chasing Papi's Roselyn Sanchez, Scrubs's Judy Reyes) with big…
In a few very tangible ways, Latinas have it rougher than other folks. Not only do we often find ourselves in an ethnic/cultural/linguistic/racial minority, cuing others to pile on stereotypical expectations, but we're also female. Often we might be the only woman in the room, and so we also bear the brunt of an…
Over a year ago, author Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez optioned the TV rights to her bestselling novel, The Dirty Girls Social Club. Christmas eve, Valdes-Rodriguez called the TV project racist on her blog. For Christmas she got a cease and desist letter.
"In the Hispanic community, a clean home is a happy home, but during the holidays, it is critical for the home to be reluciente — or sparkling clean!" So says a bizarre and misguided press release issued by Clorox.
According to a new study, "Latinos hold political and social views that are similar to the rest of the population, but on some gender issues, they're evidently more open-minded," including supporting family-friendly workplace policies and women working outside the home.
In addition to the obvious racist and xenophobic implications of the new Arizona immigration law, in addition to the obvious concerns that this unlawful law targets residents based on the hue of their skin and the language on their lips…
Maggie Burgos and Soraya Lopez are mother and daughter who share more than blood: they both battled depression, and in Burgos' case, made multiple suicide attempts. Now, the two helped launch the "Back Me Up" campaign, to raise awareness.
Actress Lupe Ontiveros has played a maid more than 150 times. "I'd get parts if I spoke the way they wanted me to speak," she says. "I did it because it was an investment in my career."
With all the talk of race in this election, the one large voting block that has been relatively ignored by the media since Hillary Clinton won its affections in the primaries is Latinos. But this week has brought us a trio of stories about the Latino — and particularly the Latina — vote in this election. Despite…