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  • Celebrities
    Benicio Del Toro portrays Pablo Escobar in new Film

    Embracing dark roles is nothing new for Puerto Rican actor Benicio del Toro, however for his latest role in Escobar: Paradise Lost, as the Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar Del Toro found the role and the person to be quite interesting considering Escobar was both a dangerous, violent man while also known...

  • Celebrity News & Gossip
    Not Such A Blind Spot: Comedian Amy Schumer addresses Racist comment

    Comedian Amy Schumer is currently on an upstream of Hollywood recognition. From a highly successful comedy sketch show on Comedy Central, to hosting last summer’s MTV Movie Awards, being named one of TIME magazine’s 100 most influential people this year, and currently starring in Trainwreck—a movie in-which she also wrote, Schumer is...

  • Entertainment
    Miles Morales, a Latino & Black superhero, becomes the official Spider-Man of Marvel Comics!

    Yesterday, Marvel announced that Miles Morales, the half-Latino & half-Black superhero will be taking up the mantle of Spider-Man along with Peter Parker, who already dons the mask as Spider-Man, within the main Earth-616 universe of Marvel Comics. Back in 2011, Morales made his debut within the “Ultimate,” universe of the comic...

  • Entertainment
    Living the Dream: OITNB star Dascha Polanco to receive The Lupe Award

    Dascha Polanco’s rise to stardom seems to be unstoppable, and for the Orange Is the New Black star it must be a dream as she draws in recognition for her bright career. Starring as Dayanara Diaz on OITNB for two seasons, Polanco has been added to the main cast is just the...

  • Celebrity News & Gossip
    Hips & Body Don’t Lie: Shakira’s Goes to Instagram to post Post-Baby Pics!

      Shakira’s hips may not lie, but her body is scandalous! Just four months after giving birth to her second son with Gerard Piqué, Spanish soccer star and centre back for FC Barcelona and the Spanish national team, the 38-year-old Colombian took to her Instagram at “@shakira” and shared three photos of her post-pregnancy...

  • Celebrities
    Oh Iggy, Iggy: Aussie Rapper’s Racist & Homophobic Tweets come back to Haunt her

    Iggy Azalea continues travel upon the get-no-love train as her past tweets on the social media platform, Twitter continue to come from her past to haunt her. Before the “Fancy” star from Australia hit it big her she was, and still is to an extent, a heavy twitter user. However, the 25-year-old...

  • Entertainment
    Minnie Mouse vs. Hello Kitty in Times Square!

    It’s a known fact that cats and mice do not get along, and the fact holds true even for two very fictional characters like Minnie Mouse & Hello Kitty so it isn’t at all a surprise that a fight broke out in the middle of Times Square between the two. Last Thursday,...

  • Celebrities
    Jennifer Lopez’s not afraid to flaunt it in latest Instagram photo

    Jennifer Lopez is not one to be shy about her body but opts to embrace it, so it isn’t all too surprising in her latest Instagram photo she tossed many back a prior green outfit that made her, and her curvy body, infamous. On her instagram—@jlo—Lopez took part on the platform’s Throwback...

  • Entertainment
    Young Latino Dancer to Appear on America’s Got Talent

    Celebrity judges Heidi Klum, Melanie Brown, Howie Mandel, and Howard Stern, with host Nick Cannon, come together once again to celebrate NBC’s tenth season of America’s Got Talent!. And partaking in the tenth anniversary of the show, a young Latino boy will try to show how much talent he has. During tonight’s...

  • Entertainment
    Latino Stars back newest Internet TV platform aimed at Latinos

    Latino stars like Sofia Vergara, Frankie J, and boxer Fernando Vargas are just among a few who are backing the latest entertainment, internet platform aimed at entertaining Latinos within the county. Much like the Latino version of Netflix and Hulu, TuYu is being named as the first Internet-based TV streaming service for...

  • Celebrities
    Female MMA Fighter Punching her Way into Hollywood

    Ronda Rousey, the undefeated MMA Fighter steps outside of the octagon cage and is continuing to make her Hollywood debut a knockout as she appears on the silver screen in the soon-to-be released movie Entourage. Debuting back in 2010, Rousey has become known as the toughest woman on the planet, and the...

  • Featured
    Dodger Rubio or Flip-Flopper Rubio: Marco Rubio blunders asked about Mixed answers on Iraq War

    As though history is repeating itself, Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, and one of the Republican candidates seeking the party’s nomination to contend for the Presidency in the upcoming election, found himself in the hot seat when posed a question in-regards to possibly being a “flip-flopper”. During an interview on Sunday on...

  • News & Politics
    The Power of Education: Latino Student Graduates on the Rise in the Country

    In order to get far in life, education is substantial tool needed in helping you tear down some walls that may keep you back. And currently for Latinos in America, obtaining an education is on the rise and will surely help hundreds of Latinos living in the country tear down some walls...

  • News & Politics
    Joke or Idiocracy? Latino BBQ Restaurant Owners messy Advertisement backfires

    Whether it really was a joke or simply bad marketing in an attempt to garner in publicity, the owner of the Colorado restaurant Rubbin’ Buttz BBQ & Country Cafe has decided to rescind the establishment’s White Appreciation Day drawing in a mass of criticism, anger, and outrage on restaurant’s Facebook page—as well...

  • Featured
    Growing Acceptance: Cuba embraces Gay Community, and could soon legalize Gay Marriage

    This weekend marked a momentous moment in Cuba when during its gay pride parade more than 1,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Cubans marched through the streets of Havana to show an unity against discrimination. While not accepting of gays in the past, Cuba has been on a steady rise when it...

  • Entertainment
    Why the Latino Presidential Candidates may not get the Latino vote?

    Last month, Presidential hopefuls Senator Marco Rubio of Florida & Senator Ted Cruz of Texas announced that they would be pursuing the Republican nomination for the 2016 Presidential Elections. Since the pair announced their plans, there has been a heighten interest to pull the Latino vote. However, Rubio & Cruz face quite...

  • News & Politics
    Latino Support: Latinos in Baltimore march for Freddie Gray & other lost Black Americans

    On April 12 in Baltimore, Maryland, Freddie Gray suffered terrible injuries to his spine and larynx after coming into contact with Baltimore Law Enforcement which led to his death on April 19. Since his death, the Black community has protest against the continued treatment of Black Americans when coming into contact with...

  • News & Politics
    The Need for Protest: And Why Black Lives should Matter for Latinos too

    What has sadly become a trend in the United States, on a young man by the name of Freddie Gray—aged 25—has met an end similar to Michael Brown and Eric Garner when coming into contact with Law Enforcement and happening to be Black Americans. But why should Black Live Matters be an...

  • News & Politics
    Condemning Progress with Cuba: Two Latino Politicians against Cuba’s terrorism list removal

    Last week, President Barack Obama announced that he would ask that Cuba be taken off of the United States Department’s list of state sponsors of terrorism in what can be another step to bettering the diplomatic relationship between the two countries. And while there are some who support it, well you won’t...

  • News & Politics
    50 Years of Cold Shouldering to End: U.S. & Cuba work on mending Diplomatic Relationship

    It seems like last week’s the Summit of the Americas event proved useful since it mended 50 years of diplomatic recourse between the United States of America and Cuba. Since the event that brings together the leaders of several countries along the Americas together in a forum to discuss issues that is...

  • Featured
    Can he or Can’t he? Sen. Marco Rubio announces intention to run for President, but could he face hurdles

    The United States Senator Marco Rubio of Florida announced on Monday that he will be trying to snag the Republican Party’s nomination to become the 45th President of the United States of America in the 2016 Elections. And while he is the lesser of two…candidates…compared to Ted Cruz, Rubio stands to have...

  • News & Politics
    The Positive Effect: How the 7th Summit could make U.S. look good in Latin America

    Starting today and tomorrow, President Barack Obama will join the heads of state of 34 governments across Central America, South America, and the Caribbean in Panama City for the 7th Summits of the Americas. The summit is a panel where leaders come together in order to engage in an open discussion in-relation...

  • Featured
    Summits of the 7 Americas: U.S. & Latin American Heads of Government & State come together to discuss important issues

    Every three years an event is held known as the The Summits of the Americas where the...

  • Featured
    Friends with…Benefits? Sen. Robert Menendez charged with Corruption!

    Despite claiming his relationship to a Floridian ophthalmologist is merely a friendship and nothing more, New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez has been charged for corruption and eight counts of bribery due to possibly using his standing as Senator in dealings with Doctor Salomon Melgen. At a press conference on Wednesday, before being...