Gwen Stefani, Christina Aguilera, P!nk and More Honor Women Veterans with an Epic Soundtrack

A new documentary, Served Like a Girl, offers a powerful look at what it’s like to serve in the U.S. armed forces as a woman, and the ongoing struggles involved in coming home, whether it be suffering from PTSD, falling into homelessness, or being denied certain veteran benefits. To honor the strong women who have served, some of the coolest women in music collaborated for the soundtrack. Continue reading Gwen Stefani, Christina Aguilera, P!nk and More Honor Women Veterans with an Epic Soundtrack

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This Is What It’s Like to Be a Latina Writer on NBC’s Workplace Comedy ‘Superstore’

Following a sneak screening of a hilarious episode from the upcoming third season of Superstore, NALIP’s Latino Media Fest hosted a conversation with the two Latina writers on the show, Sierra Ornelas and Vanessa Ramos. Although both of them have extensive resumes working in television – Ramos on multiple Comedy Central Roasts and Bordertown and Sierra on shows like Happy Endings – this is the first show where they have had the opportunity to work alongside another woman of color, or any other person of color for that matter. Continue reading This Is What It’s Like to Be a Latina Writer on NBC’s Workplace Comedy ‘Superstore’

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Shonda Rhimes Just Became the Third Black Woman in the TV Hall of Fame

The prolific TV producer joined the ranks of Oprah Winfrey and Diahann Carroll. Some good news: Shonda Rhimes, the prolific TV producer—creator and killer of some of TV’s most beloved characters—was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame on Thursday. Rhimes is the third black woman to join the ranks of honorees; Oprah Winfrey was the first to be inducted in 1993, followed by actress and singer Diahann Carroll, who was inducted in 2011.

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The Story Behind Today’s Selena Quintanilla Google Doodle: Exclusive

On Tuesday (Oct. 17), Google premiered their first-ever Selena Quintanilla Google Doodle, an animated singing cartoon of the late Mexican-American singer designed to celebrate the life and legacy of one of Latin music’s most formidable stars. October 17, 1989 was the day of Quintanilla’s first studio album release, Selena; one that would lead to five more albums, the last of which would be released posthumouslyand become her first No.1 on the Billboard 200Continue reading The Story Behind Today’s Selena Quintanilla Google Doodle: Exclusive

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