November 26, 2013
Pitbull was attacked in a flurry of racist Tweets after hosting the American Music Awards on Sunday. The reason? Because a “Mexican” shouldn’t host a show that’s supposed to be “American”. Tweets like this one from Anthonytooturnt were typical, “sorry pitbull i thought this was the american music awards not the mexican music awards.” Hmm…well,….
November 25, 2013
Jennifer Lopez honored the great Celia Cruz with a show-stopping performance at the AMA’s this Sunday. J-Lo sang some of Celia’s biggest hits including Quimbara, La Vida Es Un Carnaval, and Bemba Colorada. While J-Lo is a far cry from the Queen of Salsa, it was nice to see the American music industry pay appropriate….
November 12, 2013
Congrats to Venezuela’s Gabriela Isler for winning the 2013 Miss Universe competition. For those of you that aren’t Miss Universe enthusiasts, Venezuela is fast becoming the New York Yankees of the pageant circuit, having won three out of the last six competitions. Speaking of baseball, I’ve heard several people question why we call the championship the World….
November 06, 2013
Champion swimmer Ryan Lochte had a bad weekend after tearing his ACL in his left knee. Was he training too hard or did he get into a car wreck? No. A teenage girl that probably thinks the half-Cubano swim champ is soooo dreamy decided she had to jump in his arms and get a hug…..
October 31, 2013
Today is Halloween and Dia de Los Muertos is just a couple of days away. The two go together like sugar skulls and tooth decay. One is an ancient pagan holiday that nowadays is celebrated by having kids extort candy from their neighbors. In the other, we Latinos honor our beloved dead by building altars….
October 24, 2013
The media continued to show their complete ignorance of Latinos when CNBC reporter Steve Liesman asked for Mexican music to be cued up for senator Ted Cruz. Of course, Teddy “Dead Badger Hair” Cruz is Cuban-American not Mexican. So, putting on Mexican music makes about as much sense as playing a polka whenever Kim Kardashian….
October 21, 2013
If you noticed today’s Google Doodle you might recognize a very familiar face. When it comes to Cuban music, one name stands heads and shoulders above the rest: Celia Cruz. She was, without a doubt, the greatest female singer and performer ever. Not just in Spanish either. Celia had an infectious and unique voice and….
October 18, 2013
Halloween and DIA DE LOS MUERTOS is just around the corner, so why not write a post on ZOMBIES!!!!!!!! Zombies have been terrorizing us for many decades with such classics like 1932 White Zombie, George A. Romero’s The Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead and Day of the Dead. With the popularity….
October 17, 2013
Superman is turning the big 75 this week. It was on this date back in 1938 that Jerry Siegel and Joel Shuster’s caped superhero first appeared in Action Comics #1. The Man of Steel has had many faces over the years, from George Reeves to Henry Cavill, but the basic image of a black-haired….
October 14, 2013
Today is Columbus Day, the day we remember one of the biggest a-holes in history. Maybe it’s because I’m Latino or perhaps it’s how much history I’ve read, but I hate this guy. In the past, we Americans had a very selective view of history. In other words we only looked at events from the point….