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UPLIFTT | June 21, 2017

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A form of communication that incorporates the visual, the auditory, and the written.

African American Exceptionalism and the Truth Behind the Rage over Zoe Saldaña Playing Nina Simone

November 9, 2015 | 26

In a recent article from the Huffington Post, Zoe Saldaña talks about the Nina Simone biopic that has been controversial all over the Black blogospheres. Saldaña said: “the people behind the project weren’t my cup of tea.” She also said, … Read More

You Shouldn’t Support or Defend a Latino Leader or Celebrity Just Because They Are Latino

September 30, 2015 |

There is research that confirms having a person of color or a woman in a position of power in the board of ed makes little difference to both POC and women. That’s because most of them still hold the same … Read More

The Error of Blaming The #Latino Community for Celebrities’ Flops

June 12, 2015 |

I’ve always wondered why certain celebrities say that Latinos aren’t united and don’t support each other. Especially when it comes to Hollywood.

You can’t conflate entertainment with charity or support. It’s disingenuous to blame the community for our flopped ventures. … Read More

Warning Shots to @NPR- Apologize to Latinos or We Will Boycott You

April 12, 2015 |

After getting wind of the way NPR mishandled Latino USA for its alleged biased coverage of Chicago’s mayoral race between Jesús “Chuy” García and Rahm Emanuel, I had to wait a couple of days to write this. I could not … Read More

The Dark Side of Hispanic Media and PR

March 20, 2015 |

Rodner Figueroa’s faux pas with the first lady, Michelle Obama, is a clear example of the huge cultural disconnect between Americans and Latin Americans who work in the media and Hispanic PR agencies. This is not an isolated incident.

Most brands that … Read More

Latino Manifesto & New Latino Media

March 14, 2015 | 1

By Christopher Rodriguez

In 1996, I wrote a book entitled the Latino Manifesto where I delved into the question of whether U.S. Latinos will be able to engage in the national race debate between Blacks and Whites ultimately leaving us … Read More

(In)Visibilities of Blackfaces in Post-Racial Latino Media

February 22, 2015 | 3

By William Garcia

Was there a lack of coverage by the Latino media into the killings of Eric Garner and Michael Brown by white police officers in the U.S? If so, should it raise eyebrows into what causes [email protected] to … Read More

Rosie Perez – The Most Fascinating View on Television

November 6, 2014 |

After nearly 20 years of being on the air, ABC finally hired an identifiable Latina co-host on The View. In September, when the show began its new (18th!) season, actress, choreographer, activist, and author, Rosie Perez, joined the show as … Read More

The Privilege of White Hispanic II: Facts, Stats, and Cognitive Dissonance

September 22, 2014 | 5

Perhaps I should’ve written this piece before the other one. Which turned out to be extremely polarizing, and controversial to some (really?), but that was my intention. I expected the outrage from a lot of people. I even wrote … Read More

Skirting the Issues: Exclusive Interview With Carlos Berrios

September 12, 2014 |

I recently sat down with filmmaker, Carlos Berrios, to discuss the state of Latino cinema and his short, “Skirting The Issues”- which was written by multifaceted filmmaker, Franc. Reyes. Carlos Berrios is one of the most insightful and pleasant people I’ve met … Read More