Meet Five Latinos Making a Mark in College Basketball

For many years, Latinos were few and far between in basketball. That began to change at the NBA level in the early 2000’s, and it didn’t take long for college basketball to follow suit. Today, Hispanic’s have fully entrenched themselves on the college hardwood, especially at the Division-I level. And now that it’s tournament time on the college schedule, here are the Latino players who have been making headlines this season. Continue reading Meet Five Latinos Making a Mark in College Basketball

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From Inmate to X-Men: Elizabeth Rodriguez Talks ‘Orange Is the New Black’ & ‘Logan’

Elizabeth Rodriguez is about to have a great 2017. And it’s already off to a great start. As part of the ensemble of Orange is the New Black, she picked up another Screen Actors Guild Award. It’s the third year in a row the Netflix prison show has picked up this award. And while her roles as tough-loving mom Aleida in Orange, feathered detective Agent Chavez in Grimm, and caring nurse Liza in Fear the Walking Dead have given her plenty of fun action sequences, nothing compares to the type of work she gets to do in the latest Wolverine flick, Logan. Continue reading From Inmate to X-Men: Elizabeth Rodriguez Talks ‘Orange Is the New Black’ & ‘Logan’

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Hispanicize Announces Four Outstanding Hispanic Americans as Winners of the Prudential 2017 Positive Impact Awards

Organizers of the annual Hispanicize event announced the winners of the 2017 Positive Impact Awards (PIA), presented by Prudential Financial, Inc. Now in its fourth year, the Positive Impact Awards celebrate and honor everyday Hispanic Americans who give their time, knowledge, money and resources to create a difference in their communities. Continue reading Hispanicize Announces Four Outstanding Hispanic Americans as Winners of the Prudential 2017 Positive Impact Awards

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A Lin-Manuel Miranda Musical is Becoming a Movie, Thanks in Part to Jay Z

Hamilton may have turned Lin-Manuel Miranda into a crossover star, but years before the presidential play came around, he was already a big name on Broadway. His first Broadway play In The Heights was huge, actually. It was nominated for 13 Tony Awards and the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Like Hamilton, it incorporated hip-hop into theater in a way that actually wasn’t too cheesy. It tells the story of a group of kids growing up in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood, and years after its initial success, it is being made into a movie, thanks in part to hip-hop mogul Jay Z (via Stereogum). Continue reading A Lin-Manuel Miranda Musical is Becoming a Movie, Thanks in Part to Jay Z

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