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Viernes Video: Latino director points a lens at cultural taboos — in Asian community

Viernes Video: Latino director points a lens at cultural taboos — in Asian community

LatinaLista — No matter the ethnicity, there exists in most cultures expectations from the elder generation of their youth. Among immigrant families in the United States, these expectations can give rise to rebellious behavior. It’s not uncommon to hear stories of teens defying cultural expectations to blaze their own paths but what happens when it’s


Video: Ozomatli reaches out to fans through video series explaining inspiration behind new album

LatinaLista — Raul, Asdru, Wil Dog, Uli, Jiro, Justin aren’t just friends and musicians, they’re activists, supporters of human rights and are the heart and soul of the popular group Ozomatli. Founded in 1995, Ozomatli was formed when the six friends were trying to form a workers union in Los Angeles. Though they didn’t achieve


Fighting for respect and recognition are battles still being waged by Latino and Native American soldiers

LatinaLista — Thanks to the efforts of First Lady Michelle Obama and Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden, there is greater awareness of the sacrifices, contributions and needs of today’s military veterans. That wasn’t always the case. During the height of racial discrimination in the country, soldiers of color who served weren’t just segregated in their


Newseum exhibit to honor history, legacy and evolution of ethnic media

LatinaLista — The role of ethnic media has never been more noticed, or taken seriously, by legacy and mainstream media than now, in the age of the Internet. The combination of growing populations of people of color, along with, high use of technology have enabled the Internet to be the 21st Century version of the


Video: Mexican-born artist uses traditional cloths as canvasses to show resilience of female spirit

LatinaLista — Mexican-born artist Andrea Arroyo is known for celebrating the resilience of the human spirit in her distinctive works and so it made perfect sense that her latest exhibit, “Memories Interlaced,” which closed on January 31, 2014, would be held in a place with such historical significance. The Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz