An underdog city in Central California has been slowly transforming its image, and its love for the arts has been a big part of its makeover. Continue reading These Latino Artists and Entrepreneurs Are Transforming Fresno, California
Downers Grove, Illinois — Rebecca Martinez O’Mara recently joined Grundfos Pumps Corporation as Vice President of Service for the Americas region.
Continue reading Grundfos Introduces Rebecca Martinez O’Mara as Vice President of Service for Americas
In 2004, the pulsating, intensely catchy beats of Daddy Yankee’s mostly Spanish song “Gasolina” hit dance clubs around the world, helping launch the Puerto Rican artist — and reggaeton — into the mainstream. Continue reading ‘Despacito’ singer Daddy Yankee becomes first Latino artist to reach No. 1 on Spotify
Having played bit parts for too long in campaigns and seeing the nation’s electorate become increasingly diversified, a group of political consultants said Tuesday it’s time for a greater diversity in their ranks. Continue reading New Group Will Push Campaigns to Hire More Diverse Political Consultants
Today, CMD-IT announced the recipient of the 2017 Richard A. Tapia Achievement Award for Scientific Scholarship, Civic Science and Diversifying Computing is Manuel Perez Quinones, Associate Dean, College of Computing and Informatics and Professor, Department of Software and Information Systems, University of North Carolina, Charlotte. The Richard A. Tapia Award is awarded annually to an individual who demonstrates significant leadership, commitment and contributions to diversifying computing. Continue reading CMD-IT Announces 2017 Richard A. Tapia Award Winner Manuel Perez Quinones
As in most professions in the entertainment industry, people of color have for too long been underrepresented in animation. When creative careers seem like improbable paths, few attempt them – and that those who do don’t know how to get started. How does one get a job in the field? Do you need to know how to draw? Do you need to have attended a renowned art school? How do you break in when you don’t have any contacts? Continue reading Drawing Their Own Path: 4 Latinos in TV Animation on How They Broke Into the Industry
In celebration of Latino Conservation Week, Sequoia National Park will host 20 young Latino adults from Los Angeles, with support from Save the Redwoods League.
With her dedication to documenting 90s Chicano life in Southern California, Guadalupe Rosales has drawn a large following. She also attracted the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), which a week ago named her its first Instagram artist in residence. For the next few weeks, Rosales – who runs archival Instagram accounts Veteranas and Rucas and Map Pointz – will post the same throwback images she typically shares on her platforms and lead discussions about art. Continue reading LACMA’s First Instagram Artist in Residence Is the Woman Behind Viral 90s Chicano Homage
Major League Baseball holds its 88th edition of the annual All-Star Game on Tuesday night from Marlins Park in Miami, Florida. Known as “The Mid-Summer Classic”, this exhibition game (which is mostly voted on by the fans) puts the game’s best talent on the field at the same time. Continue reading Here Are the Latino Players Taking Center Stage At MLB All-Star Game
Queen Sugar, a drama adapted by Ava DuVernay currently airing on Oprah’s OWN Network, is the most underrated story currently playing out on television. Now in its second season, Queen Sugar revolves around the three Bordelon siblings – Nova, Charley and Ralph Angel – who must best their differences and band together to run their late father’s sugarcane farm in rural St. Joseph county, Louisiana. Meanwhile, each of the Bordelons is grappling with heartbreak, betrayal and injustices from the criminal justice system, all while two families, the Boudreauxs and the Landrys, are attempting to encroach on the Bordelons’ land and take it as theirs. Continue reading Ava DuVernay Only Wanted Female Directors for ‘Queen Sugar,’ Aurora Guerrero Stepped Up