Native Americans say movement to end ‘redface’ is slow

Sports 03/17/19, 10:23

John Little can hardly go a week without a reminder that he and other Native Americans often are viewed as relics of the past: the Indian maiden on the butter container at the grocery store, the kids' teepees sold at popular retailers and the sports fans with their faces painted ...

Televisa draws heat for ‘brownface’ Yalitza Aparicio parody

Entertainment 03/04/19, 15:51

A television personality for the Mexican-based Televisa network is facing strong criticism after dressing up in "brownface" and wearing a prosthetic nose to make fun of indigenous Mexican actress Yalitza Aparicio. Televisa's Yeka Rosales recently posted photos and videos of herself on social media wearing brown skin paint and thick lips ...

US Latinas rally around ‘Roma’ actress Yalitza Aparicio

Entertainment 02/23/19, 07:54

Yalitza Aparicio, the Oscar-nominated, first-time actress in "Roma," is finding strong support among Mexican-American women who identify with her indigenous roots despite backlash she is receiving in Mexico.Some Mexican-American women say they are glad Aparicio's high-profile role is challenging typical images of light-skinned Latinas in Spanish-language films and TV shows, ...

Diane von Furstenberg fetes female Oscar nominees

Entertainment 02/22/19, 14:17

Diane von Furstenberg, Laura Dern, Ava DuVernay and film academy CEO Dawn Hudson took a break from Oscars madness to gather for a relaxed lunch at von Furstenberg's Beverly Hills home Thursday to celebrate this year's class of female Academy Award nominees.Attendees included the likes of best actress nominees Melissa ...

‘Roma’ actresses drew on personal lives for inspiration

Entertainment 01/11/19, 13:17

Playing Cleo in director Alfonso Cuaron's Spanish-language film "Roma " was for Yalitza Aparicio much more than putting herself in the shoes of another woman. For the lead actress of Mixtec origin praised for her moving portrayal of a domestic worker, it was personal: that was her mother's occupation."For me ...

Alfonso Cuaron and his film ‘Roma’ win at Golden Globes

Entertainment 01/07/19, 00:04

Alfonso Cuaron's "Roma" won the best foreign language film and best director honors at the Golden Globes, giving the Netflix film some added awards season momentum.Cuaron based the film on a nanny who raised him in the 1970s in Mexico and he said during his acceptance speech on Sunday night ...

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