THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: JESÚS TREVIÑO ON LACK OF LATINOS AT THE OSCARS, DAGO GILB ON HUIZACHE, BURUNDANGA BORICUA ON PAULINA PAGAN PICÓ, DENNIS LEONI AND MAURICIO MENDOZA ON RESURRECTION BLVD. AND SERGIO HERNÁNDEZ ON DONALD TRUMP.
Hay Latinopians! Everyone seems obsessed with Oscar fever this week and especially the issue of lack of diversity in the 2015 acting nominations. Well, there’s more to it than meets the mainstream media’s eye. Latinopia’s own Jesús Salvador Treviño weighs in with a rare guest blog arguing that diversity means Latinos as well. Pulling from a lifetime of media activism Treviño has a surprising answer to how Latinos can get more presence in Hollywood. Check out his blog!
And at a time when Hollywood excludes Latinos, it is important to acknowledge our successes such as Dennis Leoni’s historic television drama series Resurrection Blvd. Check out creator and Executive Producer Dennis Leoni and actor Mauricio Mendoza on Resurrection Blvd.
And as long as we are talking about lack of diversity, celebrated Chicano author Dagoberto Gilb has an answer for the lack of diversity in mainstream literary magazines that exclude Latinos. Check out his resolve and his solution–not dissimilar to what Treviño suggests for Latinos in Hollywood. Does your Tia Tenopia detect a common thread here? Empesamos con nosotros?
Our regular blogger from San Juan, Puerto Rico, José “Gugo” Umpierre, brings us a review of a recent performance by a Puerto Rican songstress, Paulina Pagan Picó. And blogger Sergio Hernandez can’t help himself. He brings us two new cartoons about the clownish Presidential candidate Donald Trump. What would late night TV hosts, comedians and our cartoonist do without him?
Enjoy your week on Latinopia!