Day of the Dead, Family, Latino culture, Latinos in film

Day of the Dead in the U.S.A

The Latin American tradition of "el Dia de Los Muertos," has crossed over to the U.S. as Day of the Dead (DoD) Celebrations are in more cities and cemeteries than ever before. One can find DoD items at Williams-Sonoma, Cost Plus World Market, Target, Michael's, and several other stores. The day has been commercialized and… Continue reading Day of the Dead in the U.S.A

Authors, Book Review, Books, Boycotts, Cesar Chavez, Family, Latinos in film, Uncategorized

América and Anthony Quinn

Ever since I figured out how to use the Goodreads widget I've been posting reviews on books I've read. Either the widget is dead, malfunctioning or my brain is on overdrive and I've forgotten how to use the darn thing, but the widget is not working. Hence, here are reviews on the two latest books… Continue reading América and Anthony Quinn

Anna Ortiz, Chingonas, Dania Ramirez, Devious Maids, Eva Longoria, Judy Reyes, Latino culture, Latinos in film, Lifetime, Marc Cherry, Rosalyn Sanchez

Five Reasons to Like "Devious Maids"

A television series with Latina's in the main roles has stoked some strident controversy. The new Eva Longoria production, Devious Maids, written by Marc Cherry have inspired comments on HuffPost and Twitter ranging from "...a wasted opportunity..." to "sell-out," and "haters."  danielsden247.comChingaó, ('damn it') what a lot of ruido (noise). But, you know, it's good… Continue reading Five Reasons to Like "Devious Maids"

Art, Chingonas, Dreamers, Faith, Film, Homeless kids, Inocente, Kickstarter, Latinos in film, Parenting, Strong Women

Homeless at 9, Artist at 15

1 in 45 Kids is homeless in the U.S.What can you do for 1?This is Inocente..."In San Diego, a young teenage girl’s eyes stare into a compact mirror. She paints a dramatic black swirl around her eye. She never knows what her day will bring, but she knows at least it will always begin with paint."Inocente… Continue reading Homeless at 9, Artist at 15