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11 Latinx Kids Books to Enjoy During Latinx Heritage Month and All Year Long

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
We at HipLatina obviously love to celebrate Latinx representation all year long, but we love that Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15-October 15 each year, gives us the opportunity to highlight even more of the incredible work people...
Family News and Entertainment

‘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...
Culture Lifestyle

10 Latinx Chefs You Need to Follow for Food Inspo on Instagram

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
Many chefs, food bloggers and food enthusiasts take to social media to share tantalizing photos of the food they’re making and/or eating and we just can’t scroll away. Which of course means we see even more mouth-watering food photos in...
News and Entertainment

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...
Culture Family

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...
News and Entertainment

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...
News and Entertainment

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...
News and Entertainment

‘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...
News and Entertainment

‘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...