These Are the Latinos Nominated for a 2017 Emmy Award

These Are the Latinos Nominated for a 2017 Emmy Award

Victor Landa July 13, 2017

*I hope you weren’t holding your breath for this. Latinos “remain conspicuously absent” from primetime Emmy awards. VL NewsTaco CULTURE THURSDAY By Manuel Betancourt, Remezcla (3.5 minute read)  What does Gina […]

10 Books From Latino & LatAm Authors For Your Summer Reading List

NewsTaco June 15, 2017

*Here’s a good list of suggestions for your summer reading. It’s ambitious – for some – but doable. VL NewsTaco CULTURE THURSDAY By  Alejandra Oliva, Remezcla (4 minute read)  Along with […]

This Man Created the ‘Aztec of the City’ Comic to Give Mexican Americans the Superhero They Deserve

NewsTaco June 1, 2017

*This comic book artist is trying to raise money to take the characters he created in 1993 to the next level and a larger audience. VL NewsTaco CULTURE THURSDAY By […]

Native American Students Push San Diego State to Retire Controversial Aztec Mascot

NewsTaco April 18, 2017

*Why you should read this: Because, as SDSU professor Ozzie Monge says, “the use of indigenous groups as mascot[s] . . . make[s] students and faculty “accidental racists” in “redface.” […]

Texas Music Museum preserves musician histories from the past of Tejano

NewsTaco September 26, 2016

*This is awesome! VL By Grace Speas, The Daily Texan (3 minute read) Legendary Tejano accordionist Bruno Villarreal was sitting in a nursing home, blind, unable to walk and without his […]

Song For The Living

NewsTaco August 29, 2016

*This isn’t exactly a Juan Gabriel tribute, but it’s what film makers might call a reaction shot. You’ll find here a snapshot of the people who loved his music. VL […]

Death of a Tuba Superstar – RIP El Jokoki

NewsTaco October 17, 2014

*Sam Quiñones has a good nose for great stories. Mexico had an innovative tuba superstar, and his life is worth noting. VL By Sam Quiñones, A Reporter’s Blog Sad news […]