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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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9 Cartoons Featuring Latinx & Indigenous Characters

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
Representation means so much to our kids as they process their identities, and there’s absolutely no denying that Latinx and indigenous representation is still severely lacking in the entertainment world. Case in point: 89-year-old Puerto Rican actress Rita Moreno, was...
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Netflix Series ‘Gentefied’ Announces Four New Cast Members for Season Two

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
Latinx representation on TV is not what it should be but Latinx shows are slowly on the rise and one of everybody’s favorites shows recently released an update. Streaming giant Netflix announced that the original series Gentefied has four new...
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Puerto Rican Director Ángel Manuel Soto Will Direct Blue Beetle, the First Latino Superhero Movie

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
When new broke that Disney was releasing Encanto, a film about a family in Colombia, it felt like a major step toward better representation. Now we can add Latinx superheroes to the mix with the recent announcement that actress Sasha...
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‘Being the Ricardos’ Casting of Javier Bardem as Desi Arnaz is Problematic

Virginia Isaad
Latinx representation in Hollywood is limited both behind the scenes and in front of the camera so the cast reveal for the upcoming Being the Ricardos is disappointing though not surprising. The film is about I Love Lucy stars and...
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‘Selena’ Nominated for National Film Registry for its Latin-American Representation

Virginia Isaad
U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro is among the lawmakers pushing for the inclusion of Gregory Nava’s 1997 biopic Selena starring Jennifer Lopez in the National Film Registry. Castro, the chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, wrote a letter  on behalf of...
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J.Lo and Lin-Manuel Miranda Are the Only Two Latinx Who Made Hollywood’s Power List

Virginia Isaad
In an unsurprising announcement, the two most powerful Latinx in Hollywood in 2019 are Jennifer Lopez and Lin-Manuel Miranda, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The Hollywood Power List is compiled through a months-long process where the editors research the size and...