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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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10 Films Directed by Latinas to Watch for Women’s History Month

It still absolutely boggles our minds that Latinos make up such a significant percentage of the U.S. population, yet we continue to be so grossly under-represented in the world of television and movies.  Latinx actors are routinely looked over even...
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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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‘The Little Mermaid’ Remake Includes Diverse Cast with Music by Lin-Manuel Miranda

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
The cast of the upcoming live-action remake of Disney’s The Little Mermaid was announced a few weeks ago and while we’ve known for some time that Black actress/singer Halle Bailey – from Chloe x Halle and Grown-ish – had been...
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Lin-Manuel Miranda is Hyped Over the Cast of New ‘In the Heights’ Film

Johanna Ferreira
We’ve been hearing about the In The Heights movie, inspired by Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony-award winning Broadway hit for months now and we’re excited to finally hear some progress has been made regarding the film’s main characters. In fact, Miranda himself...
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Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ Broke Box Office Record for Films Starring Black Women

Johanna Ferreira
When I first learned that Jordan Peele — the writer, director, and creative genius behind the movie Get Out — was releasing another psychological thriller this year, I was all in. Peele’s 2017 masterpiece, left so many of us shook....
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5 Latinx Superheroes Your Kids Should Know About

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
Do you remember seeing superheroes that looked like you growing up? I definitely don’t. Halle Berry as Storm in the X-Men franchise and then as Catwoman, are the closest I can remember. Halle’s not Latinx, but she’s brown so that...
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Denise Bidot Gets Real About Latinx Identity and Beauty Diversity

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Last week, plus-size model and body positive advocate Denise Bidot walked the runway for the last show of New York Fashion Week. The 32-year-old joined two-time Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman, Beauty influencer and YouTuber Jackie Aina, comedian Lilly Singh, and...