LATINX PLAYERS POISED TO BLOW UP THE 2020 NFL DRAFT

LATINX PLAYERS POISED TO BLOW UP THE 2020 NFL DRAFT

Victor Landa April 22, 2020

Despite these uncertain times, the 2020 NFL Draft will proceed as planned. But because of the COVID-19 outbreak, the 2020 NFL draft will be held virtually for the first time […]

MLB Is More Latin American Than Ever, So Why Is There Only One Latino Manager?

Victor Landa October 23, 2017

With the MLB playoffs nearing the climax of the World Series, here are some disheartening facts: these playoffs mark the 4th year since a Latino manager appeared in the postseason;that was […]

Jim Plunkett’s painful journey: ‘My life sucks’

Victor Landa August 9, 2017

By Eliott Almond, The Mercury News   He rises from a chair next to his Heisman Trophy in a room stuffed with dozens of silver and gold keepsakes that recognize […]

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.” […]