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How Lack of Latino Representation on TV Inspired My Career in Hollywood

Growing up in the '80s and '90s, there weren't many Latinos playing nonstereotypical roles on television. I remember watching reruns of I Love Lucy as a kid, and wondering why so many jokes were about Ricky (played by Cuban-born Desi Arnaz) revolved around his thick Spanish accent. As a first-generation American, most of the people I knew spoke English with an accent. They were older and had left their families and friends behind seeking the American dream. These immigrants came to the United S
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Top 5 Moments From the Mayans MC Premiere

Mayans MC finally premiered tonight and we don't think we managed to breathe once during the entire episode. The FX series takes place four years after the series finale of Sons of Anarchy and although this is a whole new story, don't be surprised when reminders from the past come waltzing in. If you haven't watched the episode yet, please avoid reading any further into this post. For those of you who tuned in, here is a breakdown of the top 5 moments from the Mayans MC premiere--- featuring co
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Sarunas Jackson On Persuading 'Insecure's Writers to Make Dro Panamanian

The writers on the HBO hit series Insecure managed to wait almost a full ten minutes before bringing Dro Peña back during their season three premiere. And although it was merely his name popping up on Molly’s (Yvonne Orji) phone, just like that, Sarunas J. Jackson, who is on his second season portraying Peña, was back in her life and ours. The Afro-Panamanian actor spoke to Remezcla earlier this year about what fans can expect from the comedy, ahead of making his improv debut as part of the “Sp
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Get Your Best ‘Vogue’ Pose Ready as ‘Pose’ Skips in Time to 1989 | LATINA

FX’s drama Pose has taken over the hearts and homes of many, so it was no surprise they were one of the most anticipated panels at the Television Critics Association (TCA). Attendees at during the press tour included series creator Ryan Murphy, Producer/writer/director Janet Mock, Creator Steven Canals, Producer/writer Our Lady J, Actors Mj Rodriguez, Dominique Jackson, Indya Moore, and Billy Porter.
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FX's 'Mayans MC' Will Discuss Border Issues "Organically" | LATINA

Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter is finally opening up about his latest FX series, Mayans MC with nearly a month to go before it premieres. Sutter spoke to The Wrap during the network's Television Critics Association (TCA) presentation on Friday saying the series will touch on the issues happening at the USA/Mexico border. “We never comment on it, right, but for the show to be authentic we have to address it because it’s right in our face,” he said. "So they address the issues that they’re faced with on a daily basis in terms of legalities, and you know the extra pressure, the difficulty coming in and out — like all that stuff is real."
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‘One Day At A Time’ Co-Creator Gloria Calderon Kellett Set To Recur & Direct On Season 3 Of Netflix Series

EXCLUSIVE: One Day at a Time co-creator, executive producer and co-showrunner Gloria Calderon Kellett will be stepping in front of the camera to bring more drama to the Alvarez family on the upcoming third season of the Netflix comedy series. Calderon Kellett will do a two-episode arc on the show, a reimagining of Normal Lear’s 1970s sitcom, which she co-created with Mike Royce using her own experience as inspiration. Additionally, the Cuban-American multi-hyphenate, who helmed One Day at a Ti
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'Vida' Season 2 Will Have All Latina Directors, Roberta Colindrez Joins Cast | LATINA

Starz held their Television Critics Association (TCA) presentation over the weekend and we got updates on our favorite series Vida. On hand for the morning panel were series creator Tanya Saracho and stars Mishel Prada, Melissa Barrera, Ser Anzoategui, and Chelsea Rendon to discuss what we can expect from season two. A new cast member will be joining the staff at the families bar, Vida! The new bartender Nico, will be played by I Love Dick and The Deuce star Roberta Colindrez. Not much else was discussed about the character but we're secretly hoping Eddie (Anzoategui) gets a new love interest. Her heart may beat for Vidalia, but after a respectable time, it would be great to see her get back to dating. Life is for the living, am I right?
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'The Exorcist' Star Alfonso Herrera Joins USA Network's 'Queen of the South' (Exclusive)

Mere weeks after Fox's cancellation of The Exorcist, star Alfonso Herrera has lined up his next role. The actor has booked a recurring role on USA Network's summer drama Queen of the South. Herrera will play Javier Gallegos, a mercenary willing to kill for the highest bidder. His brash, untamed nature puts him at odds with his new boss: Teresa Mendoza (Alice Braga). Herrera will debut in season three of the drama, which returns June 21. Javier joins Queen of the South as the perfect ally for
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How “Vida” Celebrates the-Unexplored Sex Lives of Latina Women

Vida is the title of Starz's latest family-focused series, and it’s also the Spanish word for life. And that is no coincidence, as the half-hour drama, premiering Sunday, May 6, invites audiences into the lives of East Los Angeles-based Mexican-American sisters Emma and Lyn, whose mother has suddenly died. The loss brings about feelings of anger, frustration and even confusion for the estranged siblings, as they set to take over the family owned bar, also named Vida.
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Exclusive: Jessica Marie Garcia Ushers In A New Generation Of Funny Latinas On 'On My Block'

The freshman season of On My Block premiered on Netflix Friday, and the series, highlighting the lives of urban youths in Los Angeles, can already count celebrities like Eva Longoria-Baston and Gabrielle Union-Wade among their fans. And while there have been plenty coming-of-age stories on series television throughout the years, none tell the stories of young people of color quite like “On My Block,” created by Lauren Iungerich, who was behind the MTV hit 'Awkward,' Eddie Gonzalez and Jeremy Haf
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Why 'One Day at a Time' Deserves a Third Season

When Gloria Calderon-Kellett and Mike Royce set out to create a show about a Cuban-American family, they wanted it to be authentic. Not only is it authentic, it has touched Latinos and non-Latinos in many surprising ways. While this is a show about a Latino family and their experiences, they are similar experiences for many other immigrants, LGBTQ teens, and anyone who has dealt with mental health issues like depression, anxiety, and PTSD.
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