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


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:

Network Neutrality, defined

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.


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. 

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.

Rallying against John and Ken
igonzalez, NHMC's Executive Vice President

Goodbye to NHMC

Author: Inez Gonzalez     Date: October 17, 2013

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAccording to a 2011 Forbes article, 70% of employees hate their jobs.  “[P]eople want to be inspired,” the article stated. “They want to work toward a higher purpose and feel good about themselves and their leader.” By this shocking statistic, it’s evident that it’s not easy to find a job with a higher purpose in an organization led by an inspirational leader. Happily, at NHMC we have both. This is why on my last day at NHMC after nine years, I feel compelled to put pen to paper, as they say, and share with you a bit of NHMC history.

Brian Pacheco, NHMC's Social Media and Communications Strategist

In Open Letter, NHMC Urges Fox News to Apologize after Segment Demonizes Immigrant Children

Author: Brian Pacheco     Date: October 1, 2013

In an open letter addressed to Fox News chairman and CEO Roger Ailes, NHMC President & CEO Alex Nogales denounced a recent segment that called the children of immigrants “children of the corn,” emphasizing that this is only the latest instance in Fox News’ long history of anti-immigrant and anti-Latino hate speech.

The open letter was originally published on The Huffington Post.

Open Letter to Roger Ailes, CEO and Chairman of Fox News Channel