Being Thankful for our Heritage

By Daisy Diaz The beautiful thing about Latinos is that we come in all shapes, sizes, skin tones, and backgrounds.  Being Latino means that you can be anything from fair skinned with blonde hair and green eyes with European ties, to tan with luscious curly hair and Afro-Caribbean...
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End of Watch: Tops Boxoffice & Audiences Love it — And so do Chicks

Michael Pena’s Academy Award Performance The Coolist Chick Flick By Bel Hernandez    End of Watch delivers as an action cop drama to the tune of $13 million dollars and the #1 spot at the box office.  The latest David Ayer (Training Day, Street Kings) film takes you on...
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AAPI Heritage Month

Posted May 28, 2012 by Stephanie Pollick We were all glued to our television sets last Wednesday night as the winner of this season’s American Idol was announced. Jessica Sanchez made it to the top two contestants and performed beautifully throughout the season, but alas, she was...
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Common Census

Posted May 23, 2012 by Janet Murguía, NCLR President and CEO Last week, the Census Bureau released updated population numbers affirming once again that Latinos are America’s largest and fastest-growing minority.  There are now 52 million of us residing in the U.S.—nearly one in...
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Bigger. Better. More ALMA than ever before.

Posted March 12, 2012 by Jessica Mayorga Last Tuesday night, a clock started ticking on the ALMA Awards website counting down the days, hours, and minutes leading up to the 2012 NCLR ALMA Awards on NBC.  The show is back, and on Friday, September 21, it will deliver another...
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ALMA: Beyond the Big Screen

Posted March 1, 2012 by Samantha Ferm   The spirit of ALMA, while originating in the entertainment world, goes beyond the big screen and the Top 40 countdown on the radio.  While we honor, respect, and admire the hard work of the individuals who have carved a path in...
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ALMA and the Oscars

Posted February 28, 2012 by Samantha Ferm Thanks to everyone who has followed our brand-new ALMA Awards Twitter handle, @ALMAawards, and who joined our Sunday chat with the hashtag #ALMAandOscar.  Now that we’re finally coming back down to earth after that Oscars adrenaline rush,...
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So Much to Embrace and Celebrate

Posted February 20, 2012 by Jessica Mayorga As our Dominicanos like Zoë Saldana, Judy Reyes, and Tristan Wilds prepare to celebrate their heritage and their island’s independence day later this month, we thought it a great opportunity to pay tribute to the diversity of our...
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The GRAMMYs and Remembering Whitney

Posted February 14, 2012 by Vanessa A. Alvarez and Samantha Ferm This past week left the music industry reeling from the news of the untimely passing of music legend Whitney Houston as she and the music world prepared for the Recording Academy’s 54th GRAMMY Awards.  ...
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AWARD SHOW SEASON

Posted January 23, 2012 by Jessica Mayorga   The current awards-show season is a great opportunity to follow our ALMA celebs, their wins, their speeches, and their fashion. This month, between the People’s Choice Awards and the Golden Globes, we’ve had a lot to talk about!...
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