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Viernes Video: Latina trailblazing comic shares her life story in new bilingual docu-comedy

Viernes Video: Latina trailblazing comic shares her life story in new bilingual docu-comedy

LatinaLista — Like arroz y frijoles, Kiki Melendez and show business go hand-in-hand. Whether she’s hosting her own variety show, headlining a Latina comic showcase, producing or starring in film or appearing on stage, New York City-born Melendez is the definition of not just someone who “made it” but a “Latina who made it” in

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Intrn’l video: 9-yr-old’s quest for straight hair makes his mother think he’s anything but straight

LatinaLista — Hair. There’s probably no other part of the human body that is both hated and loved with as much passion. As viewers see in the award-winning Venezuelan film Pelo Malo (Bad Hair), not even age is a factor when it comes to developing a love-hate relationship with our hair. It’s particularly true for

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Rising Music Artist: From Buenos Aires to Queens, IMMI creates bilingual musical messages

LatinaLista — Since his debut single, Buenos Aires-born songwriter IMMI (GRANT) has striven to deliver music with a clear message. His first single, Immigrant/Inmigrante, a finalist in the 2012 John Lennon songwriting contest, was clear in its political overtones explaining the motivation of immigrants coming to the United States. In his second single, simply titled

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Video: College entrepreneur has big idea on how to “close loop” in creating bigger landfills

LatinaLista — Holly Chan is a graduate of Purdue University and an up-and-coming entrepreneur. But if Chan has her way, other businesses that like her idea would steal it. To Chan, it wouldn’t be thievery but validation that she is creating change in a sector of industry that is contributing 152 billion pounds of containers

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Video: Increasing the minimum wage — a debate that doesn’t add up

LatinaLista — The issue of what is a fair wage has garnered increasing debate with the House of Representatives’ opposition to federally increase the minimum wage. This legislative void has spurred more states to take up the cause and pass their own minimum wage increases. In this featured video, journalist Bill Moyers interviews activist Saru

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Viernes Video: Al Jazeera English creates reality show thrusting ordinary Americans into the heart and death of undocumented immigration

LatinaLista — In the vein of MTV’s iconic “Real World” reality series, Al Jazeera English debuts a new series that could be said to literally follow in its predecessor’s footsteps. However, these footsteps have less to do with MTV and more to do with the thousands of dead migrants who weren’t able to realize their

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