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Edward James Olmos Is So Latino

April 04, 2011 

Whenever we are writing about Latinos in movies, we can’t seem to escape the presence of Edward James Olmos. EJO is omnipresent. Since we first saw him as the gruff lieutenant in Miami Vice, his pockmarked face has been in every Latino movie ever. OK, Maybe not every Latino movie, but it feels that way…..

Like Your Christmas Tree? Thank A Mexican

December 25, 2018 

Right now, families all over our great country are still enjoying their Christmas trees. For many of us, decorating the tree is one of the best parts of the holiday season. And who should you thank for the opportunity to partake in this great tradition? A Mexican. Here’s a fun fact: most of the Christmas….

Mayans M.C. Series Tackles Border World

September 05, 2018 

The very popular TV series “Sons of Anarchy” has a spin-off “Mayans M.C.” has the typical motorcycle outlaw crime stories but what makes this new series different from its predecessor is it will tackle the conflicted world along the U.S. Mexican border. With topics of poverty, drug war, the Mexican cartel and populations with blurred….

Remembering The First Latino Oscar Winner: Speedy Gonzales

May 28, 2018 

This day in age, American audiences are very familiar with an assortment of Latino stars. That wasn’t always the case. In the past, talented actors and singers of Hispanic descent made a concerted attempt at hiding their ethnicity and changing their names (case in point: Martin Sheen, whose real name is Ramón Gerardo Antonio Estévez)….

On the 23rd Anniversary of Selena’s Death, Let’s Look Back At The Classic ‘Selena’ Movie

April 03, 2018 

There are moments in the life of every generation that become “where were you?” moments. People remember where they were when they heard about the Kennedy assassination, the Challenger explosion, John Lennon’s murder, or 9/11. One of those moments for me was the death of Selena Quintanilla-Perez. I’m a Texan and she had already become….