It’s no easy task to make life in a women’s prison seem relatable, but Dominican actress Dascha Polanco says her breakout role in original Netflix series “Orange is the New Black” fulfills her goal of creating groundbreaking entertainment.
A couple of days ago, someone shopping at The Children’s Place noticed a shirt in the girls section. It was a list of “skills” with a check box next to each one. The skills were shopping, music, dancing, and math. All of them were checked off except math with the words ‘nobody’s perfect’ printed underneath. The shirt is pink and glittery and very girly.
Is there a boy version of this shirt? Of course not.
Would you twerk at the gym? One Latina, Janet Jones has created the Vixen Workout- an hour-long cardio class made up of a variety hip-hop dance moves, usually done in high heels. The class uses popular songs to teach various choreographies that mimic the performance of video vixens.
But Jones says the Vixen Workout is also about empowering women and giving them a space where they can express themselves. “Its easy to get lost as a woman because we have so many roles and so many responsibilities,” Jones says. “But I’m blessed enough to use the Vixen Workout to let every women realize how important they are.”
Jennifer Lopez is still Jenny From the Block, but there was a time she didn’t have a place to live on that block! In a candid interview in W magazine‘s August issue, the 43-year-old singer opened up about her younger years and how a falling out with her mother left her homeless in the Bronx.
When the Levi Strauss jeans manufacturing plant in San Antonio closed down, more than 1100 workers were left to find a new job. Petra Mata and Viola Caseres decided to start start turning the tide toward social justice by starting their own local denim fashion line.
Cameron Diaz is ready to take on a hard-knock life! The actress has joined the cast of the buzzy new big-screen adaptation of Annie, in which she’ll play cantankerously scene-stealing orphanage matron Miss Hannigan, a rep for Columbia Pictures has confirmed.
Jennifer Lopez received the 2500th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, fighting back tears as she accepted the honor.
Reyes, the daughter of Dominican immigrants, says the show is faithful to the many Latinas who have worked their way up from humble circumstances. “My mother was a housekeeper on and off for years,” reveals Reyes. What do you think of the Latina roles in “Devious Maids?”
Who would have known that behind the scenes at NASCAR there is a race going on in the garage — and it involves a Latina? That’s where Alba Colon is the program manager of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Chevrolet Racing.