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Sylvia Covarrubias, NHMC's Administrative Assistant

Attention College Students Interested in Entertainment Industry Careers

Author: Sylvia Covarrubias     Date: March 11, 2014

Eager to kick-start your career in the entertainment industry and not sure where to begin? Whether you’re headed towards a career in journalism, television or film, NHMC MediaCon on Thursday, March 27, 2014 can be a bridge to get there.

2014 NHMC MediaCon,  taking Latinos to the next level in the entertainment industry www.nhmc.org/mediaconAs a current student, I understand the pressure to figure out what you want to do after graduating, and how difficult it can be to do what you need to do get there, and how to plan ahead. NHMC MediaCon has provided me with invaluable opportunities to hear from top network executives, writers and producers discussing trends in the entertainment industry.

Brian Pacheco, NHMC's Social Media and Communications Strategist

NHMC #ImpactAwards Honoring Up-and-Coming Latina Talent: Emily Rios

Author: Brian Pacheco     Date: February 12, 2014

Emily Rios to be honored at the 17th Annual NHMC Impact Awards GalaLast week, NHMC announced actress Emily Rios as one of the honorees for the 17th Annual NHMC Impact Awards Gala, where we recognize the outstanding achievements and contributions to the positive portrayals of Latinos in media.

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Jessica Gonzalez, NHMC's Executive Vice President

Decoding “Network Neutrality”: A User-Friendly Explanation of Verizon v. FCC and Its Impact on Latinos

Author: Jessica Gonzalez     Date: January 16, 2014

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This week a federal appeals court gutted a large portion of the Federal Communications Commission’s “network neutrality” rules. This blog post will explain what the network neutrality rules accomplished, and what the court  decision means for those of us that care about the well-being of Latinos and other people of color. To learn more about NHMC’s work to restore the open internet, visit: www.nhmc.org/openinternet.

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Jessica Gonzalez, NHMC's Executive Vice President

Nurturing the Next Generation for an Equal and Inclusive Tomorrow

Author: Jessica Gonzalez     Date: January 9, 2014

internetvoicesGrowing up, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, January 15, was extra special for me. Not only do I share Dr. King’s birthday, his story was one of the few elementary school lessons I can remember in which the “hero” was a person of color. I remember no lessons about Latin@ heroes.

Brian Pacheco, NHMC's Social Media and Communications Strategist

Latinos: The FCC Is Coming to Oakland

Author: Brian Pacheco     Date: December 27, 2013

internetvoicesDid you know that decisions made at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) can directly improve or impede all Americans’ access–including the Latino community–to the technology and information that they need for employment and educational opportunities, as well as for their health and well-being?

NHMC Writers Program Alumni at the Latino Scene Showcase, paving the way for more Latinos in Hollywood
Nilda Muhr, NHMC's Director of Programs and Special Events

Paving the Way for More Latinos in Hollywood

Author: Nilda Muhr     Date: November 20, 2013
NHMC Writers Program Alumni

NHMC Writers Program Alumni

It’s no secret to anyone that, despite notable progress, Hollywood still lacks adequate Latino inclusion in its programming and employment.

Imagine being an aspiring Latina/o filmmaker, actor or writer growing up in Inglewood, Washington Heights, Hialeah, or Omaha. The chances of “making it” are slim for anyone, but not everyone has a fair and equal shot at making it. The problem is not just casting directors at television networks or film studios, but also that managers and agents are not tapping into the places where Latino actors and writers thrive; and as a result of limited access, many Latinos and other people of color are excluded.

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Guest Post: “They Can Do That on TV?!”

Author: Guest Blogger     Date: November 19, 2013
By Monica Trasandes, Director of Spanish-Language Media at GLAAD. This was originally posted on GLAAD’s blog

Monica Trasandes, GLAAD’s Director of Spanish-Language Media

For many years a show aired twice a day, in the afternoon then again in the early evening and nationwide, in cities with large Latino populations. It was, for a quick comparison, like Jerry Springer only worse, if you can imagine. 

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Jessica Gonzalez, NHMC's Executive Vice President

NHMC Goes Purple on #SpiritDay to Support LGBT Youth

Author: Jessica Gonzalez     Date: October 17, 2013

nhmc_purple (1)Today NHMC is proud to support #SpiritDay, the annual day to stand against anti-LGBT bullying by wearing purple and going purple online.

Studies from the last few years have shown that Latinos lead the way in terms of support for LGBT issues in this country. But all communities have a long way before we can really say that our LGBT family members are fully accepted, respected and included; as evidenced by the fact that 40% of homeless youth are LGBT and of those, 26% are Latino. In other words, homeless youth are disproportionately LGBT, and homeless LGBT youth are disproportionately Latino.