Knowing how important jeans are too many people and hoping to make the buying experience a million times better, Daniela Rodriguez, CEO, and Andre Ramirez, co-founder, founded Neems Jeans in March 2020. Neems Jeans is a Los Angeles-based, custom-made jeans brand, with two important values: to create jeans that are sustainable and environmentally friendly and to be inclusive and create pieces that fit people’s unique body types.
JORGE NUÑO, political activist on what needs to be done about LA scandal
During the 1980s and 90s, Nuño grew up in a house nestled near Vernon and Main street in South Central Los Angeles with his sister and their two immigrant parents from Jalisco, Mexico. “I grew up adjacent to the [LA] Coliseum,” Nuño said. “When you grew up in the hood, you’re like, ‘Where you live?’ ‘Ah, I live by the Coliseum,’ so that you can give people some context of what part of LA you live in.” Nuño founded The Big House, a small business incubator housed in the 10-bedroom mansion that Nuño purchased in South Central, where nonprofits can have physical offices in their community.
Wakanda Forever elevates Black and Brown superheroes
Tenoch Huerta Mejía is vocal critic of racism, colorism and supporter of Brown pride, the title of his newly released book, “Orgullo Prieto.”
MC Mayans actor RICHARD CABRAL and a partner launch Tepito Coffee
With every sip of the most popular hot drink in the world, Tepito Coffee is building cultural bridges for Latinos living on both sides of the international border which separates Mexico and the United States. For Mike De la Rocha and Richard Cabral, owners and founders of Tepito Coffee, coffee is one of the forefronts in a fight to empower their communities. Cabral is an Emmy-nominated actor, producer and writer. He is best known for his roles on the show “Mayans M.C.” (FX, HULU) and the ABC television series “American Crime.” De la Rocha is a community organizer, musician and entrepreneur.
Halloween year-round for these Latinx sellers of spookiness
Halloween is the holiday of ghosts, trick-or-treating, and pumpkin patches but it’s also the time for the spirit of the Latinx Halloween community to shine through with passion and culture. Even if the holiday has passed and will not see it come to life till next year, these Latinx vendors will keep the spooky spirit thriving for all 365 days a year.
Q&A: LUIS LÓPEZ RESÉNDIZ on Nury Martinez and Reaction by Indigenous, Latino Communities
The audio leak comes one month before the city election, where multiple council seats are sought, including the mayor’s position. “We hope this new election will spark a movement holding our local politicians accountable and having them be more transparent and honest in their work,” says Luis López Reséndiz. Following the news of Nury Martinez and city council members, CALÓ NEWS recently spoke with Luis López Reséndiz, CIELO’s director of the center of language and power department, to understand the feelings within the Indigenous and Latino communities after the leak in-depth.
MATISSE RAINBOLT Turns to TikTok to Educate About Folklorico Dance
Matisse Rainbolt grew up unable to use social media until she was in college. Her parents would not allow it. Today, the 21-year-old has 1.3 million followers on Tik Tok. She has taken her skills as a professional Folklorico dancer to her social media platforms to showcase her art, posts about her culture and gives step-by-step tutorials based on the dance style she practices.
KAREEN CALDERON, Latina creates clothing, merch for horror fans
Calderon has begun her dream of building her own business that ties in two of her own identities: veganism and horror. In April 2020, she began creating apparel and clothes in the horror genre. Now she owns two online stores: Cats Intuition, her first online store, and Brujita Vegana. She describes her merchandise as “horror-centric,” with many of the items being from popular movies like “Halloween” (1978) or “Scream” (1996).
COMMENTARY: Death of Telenovela, U.S. Spanish TV Must Evolve
In order for Latino broadcasters to seriously compete with general market content producers, they must stay ahead of them by creating similar culturally relevant, and creative programs made by Latinos in Spanish and bilingual formats in the U.S.
EDITORIAL: Why Latino media matters
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Latino Media Collaborative hosts Latino Media Summit 2022 in LA, launches CALÓ NEWS website
The Latino Media Collaborative hosted the organization’s inaugural Latino Media Summit on September 22 in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles. LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes, a Mexican-American museum and cultural center, was home to the summit and the launch of the CALÓ NEWS website. CALÓ NEWS is a site dedicated to the coverage of Latinos, written for English-speaking audiences in LA and California. It is also a news initiative of LMC, which began 25 weeks ago as a weekly newsletter.
COLUMN: When you are the first Latino/a/x
Only around 5 percent of college professors nationwide are Latino/a/x and at CSULB it’s higher around 9 percent. But this is still low when almost half of the student body is Latino/a/x.