🙋🏽👨🏻👱🏾👩🏾👱🏻♀️The Latinx Collective: the future of 🏠-ownership is Latinx, & history-making Olympians 🤸🏿♂️
LATINX PERSPECTIVES + STORIES YOU NEED TO KNOW:
What struck the editor of this article was that Vivo portrays Latinx identities as normal, in that what makes the main character unique is not actually her racial or ethnic background but instead her bold, quirky personality. The story itself follows a kinkajou monkey or Latin American "honey bear" named Vivo on his quest to complete the dying wish of his first human friend, Andrés, a musician. The musical features vibrant cuban music, and the characters' journey takes them across Havana, Key West, the Everglades and Miami. Watch the trailer here and find the full film on Netflix.
Vivo is an especially good film for kids because it subtly shows them that there isn't anything "different" about having family members who speak Spanish or hail from Latin America.
The program is part of NHMC’s commitment to making Hollywood a more inclusive industry by supporting Latinx creatives at various stages of their careers with networking opportunities with industry pros, finding staffing opportunities and learning how to sell their scripts to top studios and networks. Congratulations to this amazing group of talented storytellers! 🎉 Can't wait to see what kind stories they will tell.
In a recent study conducted by the Urban Institute, 70% of homeownership growth from 2020-2040 is expected to come from Latinos, making the community the growth engine of America's residential real estate market. 💪🏾. Nearly one in three Latinos is in peak home-buying years (25-44 yrs old), according to U.S. Census Bureau data. Lastly, markets with the highest rate of Latino home ownership include Boise, Idaho, and Durham, North Carolina!
The use of the term "Latinx" has been a divisive issue for some time -- and a new poll shows that it's the least popular signifier among Hispanic and Latino people. What do YOU think?
The term "Latinx" was originally intended to be used for folks who fall outside the male/female gender binary, and may not want to identify as "Latino" or "Latina." Since 2016, the term has grown in popularity online, but it has also been criticized.
A rundown of some of the athletes that made history - and headlines - this year, including: Rebeca Andrade, the first Brazilian woman to win a gold medal in gymnastics history, Cuba took home 3 gold medals for boxing thanks to Roniel Iglesias, Arlen Lopez and Julio La Cruz. Richard Carapaz won Ecuador's second-ever Olympic gold medal in the men’s road race, and more. 🥇🏆
If you grew up in New York City, you've likely heard of, and probably bought, 'nutcrackers' - alcoholic drinks made with blended fruit juices and various types of liquors, and famously sold illegally on street corners, subway cars or beaches. Above, you can watch the trailer for"Nutcos" which tells the story of the many cartels trying to become the top sellers of the famous illegal drink in Washington Heights. When the FBI is sent in to stop them a new seller, Palomo Escobar (played by Dominican actor and producer Juan Bago), shows up and causes an all-out cartel war. 😂 Ok fine, the trailer is not for a real show but it's a hilarious spoof and you need to watch and share it!!! While you're at it, follow Juan Bago and his acting adventures on Instagram.
I really appreciate you checking out this issue. Please forward this to friends or family. Some other actions you can take:
Post this tweet and please tag us if you share any of the the articles in the newsletter. We’re on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
Browse The Latinx Collective’s first-of-its-kind directory of 150+ Latinx business owners around the country. Follow the instructions to submit your info if you’d like to be added. It’s free!
Reply to this email if you want to write for the blog or partner with us.