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Rita Moreno and AOC Talk Abortion following Overturn of Roe v. Wade

Iconic Puerto Rican actress, Rita Moreno, 90, shared how in 1973 she became pregnant while dating fellow Hollywood legend Marlon Brando and the subsequent trauma from her abortion. The Oscar winner is speaking out about her experience in the aftermath...
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Ariana DeBose is First Afro-Latina and First Openly Queer Woman of Color to Win an Oscar

Virginia Isaad
Afro-Latina Ariana DeBose‘s role as Anita in West Side Story marked her first major film starring role and now she’s also celebrating another first after her best supporting Oscar win. During the 94th Academy Awards ceremony DeBose, who is of...
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‘Maria’ Play Follows ‘West Side Story’ Lead Character’s Return to Puerto Rico

Sofía Aguilar
Spoilers ahead if you haven’t seen the play or film If you’re like us and can’t get enough of Steven Spielberg’s new adaptation of West Side Story starring Rachel Zegler, Ariana DeBose, and Rita Moreno, then you’re in luck! Long...
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‘West Side Story’ Remake Authentically Represents Latinidad Unlike Original Film

Sofía Aguilar
Steven Spielberg’s first-ever musical film of his career, West Side Story, brings to life 1950s New York through a more modern lens than the original and with authentic Latinx representation. Starring newcomer Colombian-American Rachel Zegler (María), Ansel Elgort (Tony), Afro-Puerto...
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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 Films Out This Year Featuring Latinas in Leading Roles

Nicole Young
While we are 60 million strong in the U.S., those numbers don’t exactly translate to the big or small screen but progress is slowly but surely being made. In today’s entertainment industry, women of color are in control of their...
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Justina Machado Says ODAAT is a Universal Story about Family

Virginia Isaad
One Day at a Time is a beloved sitcom centered around a Cuban-American family that deals with real-life issues including PTSD and queer identity. It’s that fine balance between heartwarming moments and true-life hardships sprinkled with quirky humor that helped...