Story | Jul 10, 2014 | 4:50 PM
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Column | Aug 15, 2014 | 9:52 AM"Los Jets" (NUVOtv). This six-part documentary about an all-Latino North Carolina high school soccer team is also a tale of the changing face of the South and asks again that elastic and inexhaustible question, What Does It Mean To Be an American? Created and directed by Mark Landsman ("Thunder Soul," "Peace of Mind"), it takes off from a 2007 book by head coach Paul Cuadros, "A Home on the Field: How One Championship Team Inspires Hope for the Revival of Small Town America." (This isn't mentioned in the series itself.) Cuadros, who also teaches journalism at the University of North Carolina, came to Jordan-Matthewes High School, in tiny Siler City, N.C., in 1999, at a time when the state was riven by anti-immigration rallies; seeing kids playing football in the street inspired him to propose that the school field a real team, a hard sell at the time in a town where soccer was identified with otherness. (Bringing home a championship title helped change that.) Thirteen seasons later, Jordan-Matthewes is two-thirds Latino and more students than ever sign up to play soccer. But there are still challenges, from Cuadros' insistence on playing elegant ball in a state where things normally get rough, and from the race-based abuse the team can still encounter on away games. "Take those feelings of anger," Cuadros tells them, "and score more goals."
Story | Sep 18, 2013 | 4:32 PM
As part of the NFL's celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Paola Guanche — winner of the first season of Telemundo's hit singing competition series La Voz Kids – will perform the national anthem before the game between the Chicago Bears...
Story | Sep 25, 2013 | 4:32 PM
A one-hour Telemundo special premiering Sept. 28, called Futbol Americano, Celebrando el Mes de la Herencia Hispana, will look at the life and times of some of the most prominent Hispanic NFL players. Airing as part of Hispanic Heritage Month, the program...
Story | Sep 26, 2013 | 4:32 PM
What: 2013 ALMA Awards When and Where: Friday, Sept. 27, live at 10pm ET on MSNBC About: Eva Longoria returns to co-host the ALMA Awards (American Latino Media Arts Awards) when the 2013 ALMA Awards ceremony airs as a live, one-hour special on MSNBC....