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Xochitl Gomez Plays LGBTQ+ Character America Chavez in ‘Doctor Strange’ Sequel

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
Xochitl Gomez is set to bring the LGBTQ Marvel character, America Chavez, to life on the big screen for the very first time in the upcoming film Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, which premieres on...
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‘Menudo: Forever Young’ Docuseries on Iconic Puerto Rican Boy Band Premiering in June

Before Ricky Martin became the global superstar that he is today, he was one of 14 boys that were members of the iconic Puerto Rican boy band, Menudo who first premiered in 1977. The band originally launched with 5 members...
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Eva Longoria Launches Latinx Podcasts With iHeartMedia’s My Cultura Podcast Network

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
Eva Longoria continues to prove she’s dedicated to uplifting our community and amplifying our stories through her work. She is collaborating with iHeartMedia to reach Latinx audiences with three brand-new Latinx podcasts that are a part of the broadcasting company’s...
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BIPOC Kept Hollywood Afloat but Representation Still Low, Study Finds

Latinx representation in Hollywood is far from representative of our population in the U.S. and there’s a lot of work that needs to happen behind and in front of the camera. UCLA just released its annual Hollywood Diversity Report, and...
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10 Latinx Filmmakers You Should Know About

In 2021, we saw a lot of up-and-coming Latinx talent in the film industry making big moves. Going into 2022 with that in mind, we wanted to make the extra effort to continue supporting Latinx creators in the entertainment industry...
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‘Alma’s Way’ PBS Kids Series Features a Boricua Girl Growing Up in the Bronx

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
PBS Kids is getting ready to launch a brand-new animated series for kids that is all about Latinx representation. Sesame Street icon Sonia Manzano developed Alma’s Way  all about a 6-year-old Puerto Rican girl growing up in the Bronx, New...
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Cristela Alonzo Set to Host ‘Legends of the Hidden Temple’ Reboot

Though the game show only aired for two years, CW has announced that they are producing a reboot of Nickelodeon’s 1990s-era Legends of the Hidden Temple and they’ve nabbed Mexican-American comedian Cristela Alonzo to take the helm as the show’s host....
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Panamanian-American Filmmaker Janicza Bravo Debuts Film Based on Viral Twitter Thread

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
If you’ve scrolled through Twitter you’ve likely seen people talking about Zola, the film out today by Panamanian-American filmmaker Janicza Bravo. The film stars Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom‘s Taylour Paige as “Zola” and American Honey’s Riley Keough as “Stefani” and...
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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...