Ni gorditas, ni flaquitas, sólo sanitas!

22Jul

I sat down with Justina Adorno, one of the stars of ABC's new show, Grand Hotel produced by Eva Longoria. The first episode struck a very personal cord with me when Justina's character is called, "Gordita." There are so many words in our culture that are meant to be compliments but some have lasting negative affect. We also talk about Grand Hotel and the expansion of Latinx roles. Grand Hotel does a great job of showing natural diversity, if you can believe it, it's almost like real life. I joke, but many TV shows seem to be forcing diversity these days with no commitment to the characters. This show puts the characters front and center, their ethnicity is an after thought.  

 

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Weekly Roundup 7/19/19

19Jul

In This Weeks roundup we discuss the racist tweets Trump directed at four US congress women as well as taking a deeper look into the turmoil that is continuing to go on in Puerto Rico. Pressure from Puerto Ricans and protesters alike is mounting and many are calling for the resignation of Gov. Ricardo Rossello. 

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Weekly Roundup 7/12/19

12Jul

In this weeks episode of the Weekly Roundup we cover Alexander Acosta's involvement in the Epstein scandal, allegations of abuse in an Arizona detention center, and recap the heart breaking testimony of Yazmin Juarez. Juarez lost her two year old daughter to a respiratory infection while being detained in a detention facility. We also shed light on the deaths of Yimi Alexis Balderramos-Torres and Johana Medina Leon who both died in detention facilities. 

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Autism Habla

9Jul

Yuri Maldonado and I speak about her 11 year old son who was diagnosed with autism 8 years ago. The Latinx community is one of the most under-diagnosed communities due to language barriers and health care. Latinx are being tested for autism at a 10 percent rate, many people do not find out they themselves are on The Spectrum until they have children. Services are also determined on a state by state basis. Many Latinx are insured through Medicare which does not always cover the costs of ABA, Applied Behavioral Analysis Therapy. 

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Joe Biden a beast of burden

1Jul

In 2014, Lucy Flores was the Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor in Nevada and Joe Biden, then Vice President, came out to a rally in support of her. In this episode Flores talks about Biden's behavior that can only be described as a violation of personal space and inappropriate. Stories of "Creepy Joe Biden" are a dime a dozen but the real issue is the fact that Vice President Biden doesn't apologize or change his behavior. There are layers to inappropriate behavior against women from the "ayo ma," comments to being followed for blocks or being cornered in a parking lot. The stories are endless and escalate. 

 

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