Archive for July, 2013

Hilarious. (h/t to Pocho.com)

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It is in Spanish, but what do they say about the wisdom of young children. Just a few of Enidris’ quotes

“I will not respect the flag of a country that does not respect my country.”

“Yo, Puerto Rico, we are a colony.” (well, she didn’t say that but that was the gist.)

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This week’s NBC Latino column.

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Marc Anthony just killed my buzz.

Just a week after I wrote a column giving the pop star major props for how he handled the “God Bless America” social media uproar, Anthony is now telling everyone that Hollywood doesn’t owe Latinos anything.

Rewind that, please?

In an interview with HuffPost Live, the show’s host asked if there were “space to have a different kind of Latino representation” in entertainment, given the whole Devious Maids debacle.

After a quick little comment about “the show with the fine maids,” Anthony said this:

As far as people being in uproar, they don’t owe us anything The industry doesn’t owe us anything, networks don’t owe us anything. You have a complaint? Educate yourself, take up writing, become a producer, direct it.

First, the question asked by the Huff Post Live’s Marc Lamont never asked Anthony if Hollywood owed Latinos anything…

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My latest for NBC Latino

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The anti-Latino tweet-hate that pop star Marc Anthony experienced this week is nothing new when it comes to Twitter. Not a day goes by where I don’t witness a news stream full of ignorance.

Go back to Mexico.
Learn English.
Be American.

So it comes as no surprise that Marc Anthony received such a response after singing “God Bless America” at this week’s MLB All-Star Game in Queens, New York. Ignore the fact that Marc Anthony was born in New York City 45 years ago, or that he is an incredibly successful crossover star, as loved in Manhattan as he is in San Juan.

But this week in Queens, Marc Anthony was just another foreigner, the “un-American brown guy” who is Puerto Rican.

Anthony became the latest example of what is becoming a disturbing pattern.

Roll out a Latino at a major sporting events in the U.S., and within seconds…

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The latest.

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Roberte Clemente, Jr., the son of the great Puerto Rican baseball legend, specifically told Goya that the company logo appearing on the base of a new statue honoring his father should never be changed, according to a Latino Rebels interview with Rafael Toro, Goya’s director of public relations.

In the interview, Toro addressed the growing controversy surrounding the Clemente statue at Roberto Clemente State Park in the Bronx. The statue was unveiled the last week of June, and within days, social media reaction to a large Goya logo at the statue’s base was so strong that Goya had to issue a statement last week. Toro agreed to the interview to add more details about the company’s position.

Toro also emphasized the long relationship the Clemente family has had with Goya, including baseball clinics Clemente ran for the company and the winter league baseball team he managed. In addition, Toro pointed…

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My thoughts on the Goya statue of Clemente.

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Let’s get this straight, I think Goya’s Roberto Clemente statue in Roberto Clemente State Park is amazing. However, I do echo the views of other New York boricuas who were the first ones to post their concerns on social media and blogs.

This public statue looks like an ad for Goya.

The company said that the statue “was not done as a marketing or sales campaign for Goya,” but did they have to display such a large recognizable logo? Wouldn’t a sentence like “Funding provided by Goya” without a logo been a bit more understated and dignified?

This is not about bashing the company nor trying to divide the community, as a small group of critics describe our online petition.  Readers shared with our site Latino Rebels that the placement of the logo lessened the emotional experience of such a moving memorial.

GOYA’s response inside related article:Does Goya logo overshadow…

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