Hollywood hasn’t always shown much interest in telling stories about Latino and Hispanic characters and communities. But Hispanic moviegoers are still some of the most loyal in the nation, according to the Motion Picture Association of America’s annual Theatrical Market Statistics Report, released on Wednesday. Continue reading Hollywood’s top lobbyists say diversity is good for business
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By Rosario B. Diaz
The modeling and fashion industry has been notorious for showing consumers a distorted image of what it means to be “beautiful.” With unrealistic beauty standards that display stick-thin (and often photoshopped) images of women, the business has convinced an entire generation of young minds that the fashion industry is exclusive only to those who fit these standards. Fortunately, recent years have shown a backlash against these images, and there’s now a movement to dispel the myth that only one type of body can be displayed. Jillian Mercado is a part of that movement, and it all started when the young Latina, who also happened to have been born with muscular dystrophy, decided she wanted to not only work in the fashion industry, but to be up front and center. Continue reading Jillian Mercado: Latina Model Seeks To Bring Inclusivity to Fashion
Spanish language broadcasting company KRCA sets standard for number of women in top executive leadership positions among its Hispanic media competitors.
Cacique is known as the leading brand of Hispanic-style cheese and chorizo Continue reading 3 Reasons Why a Latino Family’s Tiny Cheese Business, Cacique, Became a Giant
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National Minority Supplier Development Council, Celebrating 45 Years, Kicks Off Campaign to Showcase Its Network’s Achievements and Impact Continue reading NMSDC Affiliate Councils and MBES to Take Up the Challenge!
It’s a night to honor some of the best talent in music, radio and television in the U.S., and several Latino artists and songwriters were recognized at the 24th annual BMI Latin Music Awards in Beverly Hills. Among the winners announced Tuesday night were Reggaeton star J Balvin, Mexican singer and songwriter Horacio Palencia, and the Grammy-award winning group Los Lobos.
Los Lobos stole the show with their performance of “La Vengaza de los Pelados,” “Teresa,” and “La Bamba.” The BMI Latin Music Awards recognized them with the biggest award of the night, the BMI Icon Award, for being one of the “most acclaimed American bands of the past four decade.”
J Balvin’s 2016 hit reggaeton song “Ginza” was also honored at the award show with the BMI Contemporary Latin Song of the Year.
Horacio Palencia walked away with two awards including the BMI Regional Mexican Song of the Year for “Solo Con Verte,” and the BMI Regional Mexican Songwriter of the Year award.
Continue onto NBC News to read the complete list of winners and more!
The Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA) announced on March 14th the 50 Most Powerful Latinas (MPL) in corporate America list through its media partner Fortune Magazine, and the MPL Summit hosted by its educational partner Columbia University which will take place on May 20th. Continue reading The 50 Most Powerful Latinas in Corporate America
When Alejandrina Guzman and Micky Wolf sought the top two spots of the University of Texas at Austin’s student government, they ran under the motto “Let’s RALLY,” defining what they’d be about. Continue reading University of Texas Elects First Physically Disabled, Latina Student President
In the play “Growing Up Gonzales,” a young boy eyes his abuela (grandmother) searching through the pockets of his abuelo’s (grandfather’s) pants for spare change. “I’m not stealing,” the abuela declares, “I’m budgeting.” In another scene, the mistress of a deceased family member shows up at his funeral, with explosive consequences. Later, a character blithely declares that, “Death is God’s way of making the line short at Sears.” Continue reading ‘Growing Up Gonzales’: Playwright’s Bittersweet Slice of Latino Identity