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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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Angel Aviles is “Too Happy to Be a Sad Girl”

V. Alexandra de F. Szoenyi
Angel Aviles is a fixture in Latinx pop culture. Her character of Sad Girl in the 1993 cult classic, Mi Vida Loca, repping the tough-as-nails East L.A. chola, has lived on. Although she isn’t acting much these days, Aviles has...
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25 Times Eva Longoria-Baston Said What We All Wanted To

V. Alexandra de F. Szoenyi
Eva Longoria-Baston’s birthday is on March 15, and we thought, what better time than now to celebrate the Tejana from Corpus Christi, who continuously represents for Latinxs in Hollywood and beyond? Not only does Longoria-Baston serve as a constant reminder...
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30 Iconic Latinx Roles in American Film and Television

V. Alexandra de F. Szoenyi
There hasn’t been a ton of roles for Latinxs in either television or film. It’s been challenging getting our stories out there and giving the world a better glimpse into who we are and what we stand for, especially from...
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J.Lo is the Only Latinx Actress Over 45 to Star in a Film in the Last 12 Years

Virginia Isaad
Latinx are the largest ethnic minority in the U.S. making up 18.1 percent of the nation’s population. However, the number of Latinx actors and filmmakers in Hollywood — and other industries — don’t reflect this reality. Dr. Stacy L. Smith...
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11 Films Depicting Latinxs as Criminals That are Problematic AF

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It’s no secret that Latinos have been portrayed negatively in Hollywood since its inception. Characters have often been criminals, starting with the banditos of early film, which became the drug lords and criminals of today. We are all for Latinos...
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‘Dora the Explorer’ Isn’t Getting Whitewashed: Michael Peña and Eva Longoria Join the Cast

Araceli Cruz
With the box office success of Coco, Black Panther, and Crazy Rich Asians, it’s apparently becoming very clear to Hollywood execs: representation matters and it pays off. Dora the Explorer is the latest film to get cast appropriately by featuring two...
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Latino Protestors Fight Back Against Exclusion in Hollywood During Oscar Luncheon

Araceli Cruz
Academy Award nominees attended the annual Oscar luncheon on Monday and were greeted with Latino protestors who demand representation in Hollywood. The Oscar luncheon, which takes places before the Academy Awards in order to recognize all the nominees, took place at...