Latino USA chronicles how Latinos are living, shaping and changing America, with in-depth reporting and candid conversations.
This week, Latino USA explores the past, present and future of baseball. From the history of how Latino players bent the rules of the color line in the years before Jackie Robinson, to the story of how and why Dominican fans starting showing up at Boston's notoriously white Fenway Park, to the challenges that immigrant players face on their journey to the Major Leagues.
When we talk about what made rock & roll as we know it, the most common answer is: a mixture of R&B, a predominantly black genre, and country, a predominantly white genre. We explore the Latino influences that helped shape rock & roll, and we profile unsung Latino rock artists who had a hand in crafting this new sound---which is not as black and white as many think.
From the "Latin Lover" to the "Latina Bombshell," Latino USA breaks down stereotypes. Is the "Sleeping Mexican" an honored icon or a derogatory stereotype? We also hear from Latinos and Latinas about how stereotypes have affected their lives.
The Southwest was once a part of Mexico, but that doesn't mean that Mexicans have always felt welcome there. Land disputes led to segregation, discrimination and even state-sanctioned violence. Latino USA looks into the history of resistance leaders like Juan Cortina and Reies Lopez Tijerina, the dark side of the Texas Rangers and school segregation in an episode dedicated to the often-untold history of blood and betrayal in the Southwest.
African culture runs deep through Latino identity—from music to food, and into so much more. But are Afro-Latinos under-represented and under-served? We ask Afro-Latinos across several generations what they think, and learn about the Garifuna, a Honduran Afro-Latino community which has been migrating to the U.S.
In 2014, Latinos became the biggest ethnic group in California. If an issue matters in California, chances are it matters to the Latino community. On this week's episode we look at how mental health, school suspensions, and identity all play roles in this large and complex state.