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Mother makes history at Houston Ballet as first Hispanic principal dancer

Victor Landa February 11, 2019

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — She’s the face of the Houston Ballet, and she’s making history as the first Hispanic principal dancer. Karina Gonzalez started studying dancing in Caracas, Venezuela when she […]

Sandra Cisneros to receive PEN/Nabokov Award for international literature

Victor Landa February 5, 2019

Latina author Meg Medina on prestigious Newbery Medal: ‘Doesn’t feel like it could possibly be me’

Victor Landa February 4, 2019

Recipe: Poblano Potatoes, Papas con Rajas

Victor Landa January 30, 2019

Papas Con Rajas, Poblano Potatoes, are creamy because of the waxy potatoes and lush because, well, roasted chiles Poblanos are always lush.  This recipe, brings together the traditions of Peru […]

Audiences are shrinking for Hispanic- and black-oriented U.S. news media

Victor Landa August 1, 2018

In a fact sheet released this week, Pew looks at how “news media made by and for the two largest racial/ethnic minority groups in the United States — blacks and Hispanics” […]

Appalachia has a booming Hispanic business and population — and its growing food scene is making an impact

Victor Landa

From strip malls to historic downtown landmarks, buildings across Appalachia today are telling stories of a changing region. Former nail salons, once-stately banks and empty storefronts are beginning fresh chapters […]

How One Woman Is Fighting To Get More Latino Movie Roles

Victor Landa May 9, 2018

When casting director Carla Hool moved to Los Angeles from Mexico City in 2011, she found stereotypical Latino movie roles written without much depth: “The gardener, the immigrant who crossed the […]