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  • Celebrity News & Gossip
    Introducing: Carlos Irwin Estévez

    Aside from being known to possess tiger’s blood and the DNA of Adonis, Charlie Sheen is also Latino via his paternal grandparents emigrating from Spain. For his entire movie career, and even before earning recognition, Charlie Sheen has kept his birth given name out of the public spotlight until now. Born Carlos...

  • News & Politics
    Connected: Cuba now receiving internet access

    When we open our laptops, flip on our ipads, or search the web on our cellphones we don’t really take the time to acknowledge how easy it is to be connected by easy access to any Wifi hotspot. While we don’t truly see being able to go online as a luxury but...

  • News & Politics
    Young Voices: Gov. Chris Christie Goes Latino

    With Latinos becoming a strong presence in the political world many politicians are taking notice and jumping onto this bandwagon, of sorts. The latest politician to do so is New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Last Friday, Governor Christie released his first political ad for re-election in the state; a first ad that...

  • News & Politics
    Maybe: How to detect Autism amongst the increased number of Latino children

    In a 31 second ad, a little Latino boy named Michael is playing with a wooden truck. While he is playing, his parents are attempting to get his attention but to no avail. “Maybe he is just really focused?” or “Maybe he just likes the wheels?” are some of his parents’ responses...

  • News & Politics
    New App to show area of reported Migrant Workers death

    Are those map tags pointing you to a nearby ATM? Pizza Shop? No, those map tags are of a recent app to indicate every documented death of a migrant worker along the border of Pima County, Arizona since 2001. Early this May, the online mapping app was released allowing users download the...

  • News & Politics
    Latino Rebels Foundation: New organization hopes to change Latino perception in media

    While today we like to think we are progressive in not believing in stereotypes that may be associated with certain stereotypes linked to racial groups, we are not entirely progressive. Stereotypes are still present within television shows and movies. One racial group to be depicted entirely made up of racial stereotypes: Latinos....

  • News & Politics
    Young Voices: Latinos fear calling 911

    When in danger the typical reaction is call 911 hoping that police officers can help you. However, for some Latinos accepting the perils of danger is far more acceptable than calling 911. Why? Because of some law enforcement becoming more adamant about immigration enforcement some Latinos fear that calling 911 may lead...

  • News & Politics
    Big Bird’s new neighbor, Armando: the new Latino neighbor on “Sesame Street”

    Beloved kids program “Sesame Street” is welcoming a new neighbor to block, and he is Latino. On May 10th, “Good Morning America” made the announcement about the new resident of Sesame Street who will be moving in on the 16th of September during the shows 44th Season. Armando, or Mando for short,...

  • News & Politics
    To Be or Not to Be: The Future of San Juan’s Luis Muñoz International Airport

    Stationed in the beautiful island of Puerto Rico, San Juan’s Luis Muñoz International airport is considered one of the largest international airports in the Caribbean. With this renowned title, it is understandable why the country would utilize this asset as a means to aiding the island however in doing so the country...

  • News & Politics
    Dia de los Muerto almost owned by Disney?

    “Disney Wants To Trademark ‘Dia De Los Muertos’ oh yeah? TRY US! we ARE the fastest growing demographic – JUST TRY US,” tweeted Valentina Harper, or by her twitter handle: @roastedsmurf, is just one of the few responses made by many against Mickey Mouse’s beloved home, Disney. Yesterday, Disney received some harsh...

  • News & Politics
    The First Family becoming Bilingual

    With the country’s Latino population rising, and certain city mayors taking note to the increase by speaking Spanish during press conferences, the White House is also making notable changes. The changes are being seen amongst the first family who is getting a bit, bilingual. Last week during his stop at Mexico City’s...

  • News & Politics
    President Barack Obama to visit Mexico

    Scheduled to go on a two-day trip to Mexico, President Barack Obama will not being taking any real leisure time while in the neighboring country but will be discussing the recent issue arising between the two nations. What is the issue? Mexican President Peña Nieto announcement in ending the level of access...

  • News & Politics
    Young Voices: Going Latino – The Marketing Trend

    One of the growing trends taking hold of America is various organizations, entertainment outlets, businesses, and etc. trying to appeal the rising Latino community in the United States. Recently, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or publically known as PETA, has jumped on that trend. But they aren’t out to...

  • News & Politics
    Latino Poets recognized in “Latino/a Poetry Now” Event

    Although today begins the first day of May last month during Poetry National Month, April saw some Latino poets get some recognition. In fact, the Latino poets are just a handful or poets getting recognition. The three Latino poets took part in an ongoing event to bring Latino writers more exposure and...

  • News & Politics
    New Hit Show: Fugitivos de la Ley Los Angeles

    Sometime ago, former A&E show “Dog the Bounty Hunter” made bounty hunting something to be marveled at. Drawing in a great amount of viewers, audience members weren’t simply dranw to criminals being captured but to its sermon man-hunting bounty hunter Duane “Dog” Chapman and his Bounty Hunting brood. Now, Latino channel Mun2...

  • Celebrity News & Gossip
    Oscar-winning Actress takes nap in a Glass Box @MoMA

    Is that Snow White? No, no it is not but it is Tilda Swinton sleeping in a glass box. If you happen to be at New York’s Museum of Modern Art you may have come across Scottish actress Tilda Swinton taking a nap. Photos began circulating the web when the “Burn After...

  • Finance
    Young Voices: 5 Steps to free money for College

    With college costs skyrocketing and the imminent budget cuts limiting financial aid, college students seeking ways to pay for college may become harder. However, if you’re a potential or current college student you can use one traditional way of cutting costs through scholarships. In a recent study by NerdScholar—a site devoted to...

  • Entertainment
    Latin America’s Largest Music Festival: Vive Latino

    After the cancellation of its opening day, the music festival known as Vive Latino eventually kicked off its music festivities to thousands in attendance. Held in Mexico City over this past weekend, the 14th installment of the festival entertained a reported 50,000 music fans who flocked to the six stage set-up to...

  • iConomy
    Legislation for new museum to honor Latinos

    The Smithsonian Arts and Industries building has showcased the accomplishments of the 19th century American adventurers and entrepreneurs, but if things go according to plan it will soon showcase the rise of the Latino presence in politics. To demonstrate the growing political power of Latinos, Latino Legislators have drafted a legislation to...

  • iConomy
    The New Pope: Archbishop from Argentina, Jorge Bergogolio

    The first non-European pontiff (Pope) of the modern era to succeed Pope Benedict XV, Jorge Bergogolio stood before a balcony overlooking Vatican Square and addressed its eagerly awaiting crowd and the world at large as the new pope, Pope Francis I. Since announcing his retirement, Pope Benedict XV vacated his seat in...

  • iConomy
    Young Voices: LGBT families to be included in immigration reform?

    According to a new poll, 64% of Latinos think that lesbians and gays should have the right to sponsor a partner who may be an immigrant for residency in the United States of America. From the poll, the support for gay sponsoring of immigrant partners including voters from different religious backgrounds with...

  • iConomy
    First Latino to serve in President Obama’s second-term cabinet?

    The head of the Department of Justice’s civil rights division, Thomas Perez is expected to be President Barack Obama’s pick to serve as the next labor secretary. Sources report that Perez would be the likely pick, but the White House has declined to confirm whether the reports are true. If the appointment...

  • Celebrity News & Gossip
    Latino Singer Arrested For Drug Possession!

    Popular Latina singer and winner of Latin American Idol, Martha Heredia was detained last Wednesday while at Cibao International Airport in the northern city of Santiago, Dominican Republic after being discovered with having heroin in her possession. The 22-year-old Dominican Republic singer who gained recognition back in 2009 was preparing to board...

  • iConomy
    Young Voices: Adolfo Carrión, First Latino New York Mayor?

    On February 26, 2013, before a rally of a hundred supporters in the Bronx former Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrión announced his plan in running for Mayor of New York. Launching his historic bid and running as an Independent, Carrión would become New York’s first Latino Chief Executive. With endorsements from the...