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Lin-Manuel Miranda Issues Apology for Lack of Afro-Latinx Representation in ‘In The Heights’

Since its release a week ago, the film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In the Heights has come under fire for a lack of Afro-Latinx representation in the film’s top-billed cast inciting claims of colorism in the Latinx community and in...
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Vanessa Guillén’s Fiancé Says ‘They Failed Us’ in First TV Interview

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
Slain soldier Spc. Vanessa Guillén’s fiancé, Juan Cruz, appeared on ABC’s 20/20 on Friday, June 11 in his first TV appearance to discuss their relationship and the aftermath of her death. The interview comes in the wake of the announcement that...
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Authentic, Tear-Jerking & Joy-Inducing, ‘In the Heights’ Gets it Right

It took a few days for me to have a spare near two-and-a-half hours to sit down and give In the Heights my undivided attention. I’ve been anxiously awaiting the release of this film, created by Lin-Manuel Miranda, directed by...
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Student Receives High School Diploma After Being Denied it For Wearing Mexican Flag

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
The Latinx community has endured racist attacks for speaking Spanish in public but recently a young student experienced prejudice simply for literally wearing his national pride on his sleeve. A North Carolina high school student who was denied his diploma at...
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9 Films Out This Year Featuring Latinas in Leading Roles

Nicole Young
While we are 60 million strong in the U.S., those numbers don’t exactly translate to the big or small screen but progress is slowly but surely being made. In today’s entertainment industry, women of color are in control of their...
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Mara Gómez Talks What it Means to Be the First Transgender Soccer Player in Argentine History

Virginia Isaad
Every time Mara Gómez enters a field everyone witnesses progress in a sport with a woman that has brought diversity and inclusion on the pitch of Argentine professional soccer. Last December Mara made history when she became the first transgender...
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Jennifer Lopez’s Nuyorican Productions Signs Deal With Netflix

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
Jennifer Lopez, 51, is undeniably multi-talented having established herself in music, film, and television — most recently with Shades of Blue and World of Dance — and now her production company is reaching new levels. Lopez announced on Monday that...