From Sales Associate to Superstar: Prince Royce Discusses Fame, Humble Beginnings

Prince Royce has been in the music industry for only eight years, but he has already become a fast-rising star. The bachata singer, whose given name is Geoffrey Royce Rojas, brought his FIVE concert tour to his hometown, New York, performing at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. NBC Latino spoke to him Wednesday about his music, the future of his career, and what it was like for him to go from selling phones at a wireless store to performing on stages all across the country. Continue reading From Sales Associate to Superstar: Prince Royce Discusses Fame, Humble Beginnings

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Texas’ First Latino Comic Con Will Showcase Our Talented Community

When Hector Rodríguez struggled to find a relatable and fully fleshed out Latino superhero, he created El Peso Hero. And after years of touring the comic convention circuit and failing to see a space in his home state specifically geared to the Latino community, he decided to launch Texas’s first Latino comic con. On July 29, the Texas Latino Comic Con will take place in Dallas, and Rodríguez hopes his event – which is free to the public – attracts crowds typically shut out of comic conventions. Continue reading Texas’ First Latino Comic Con Will Showcase Our Talented Community

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This University Is Offering the First Spanish-Language Creative Writing PhD in the Country

By 2050, the United States is projected to surpass Mexico as the country with the largest number of Spanish speakers in the world. Already, the US has more Spanish speakers than Spain. Given the increasing importance of Spanish in the US, the University of Houston is establishing a Spanish-language creative writing PhD program. UH Professor Cristina Rivera Garza says the program is “not just natural, but urgent,” according to Houstonia. Continue reading This University Is Offering the First Spanish-Language Creative Writing PhD in the Country

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CMD-IT Announces 2017 Richard A. Tapia Award Winner Manuel Perez Quinones

Today, CMD-IT announced the recipient of the 2017 Richard A. Tapia Achievement Award for Scientific Scholarship, Civic Science and Diversifying Computing is Manuel Perez Quinones, Associate Dean, College of Computing and Informatics and Professor, Department of Software and Information Systems, University of North Carolina, Charlotte. The Richard A. Tapia Award is awarded annually to an individual who demonstrates significant leadership, commitment and contributions to diversifying computing. Continue reading CMD-IT Announces 2017 Richard A. Tapia Award Winner Manuel Perez Quinones

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Drawing Their Own Path: 4 Latinos in TV Animation on How They Broke Into the Industry

As in most professions in the entertainment industry, people of color have for too long been underrepresented in animation. When creative careers seem like improbable paths, few attempt them – and that those who do don’t know how to get started. How does one get a job in the field? Do you need to know how to draw? Do you need to have attended a renowned art school? How do you break in when you don’t have any contacts? Continue reading Drawing Their Own Path: 4 Latinos in TV Animation on How They Broke Into the Industry

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