September 27 – October 3, 2019
Edition 74

Minnesota Latinx Insights

This Weekly Newsletter shares local and national trends and events of interest to the Latinx community and those who feel Latinx.

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Things to Note…

It can be easy to think of Latinx Heritage Month (Sept. 15 – Oct. 15) only through the lens of history — of all of the progressives, feminists, workers, and protesters who came before our time. But in a year that saw political turmoil in Puerto Rico, Mexico, and across large swaths of Latin and Central America, Teen Vogue wanted to take this opportunity to draw attention to some of the Latinx activists who are putting in that hard work right now. Here are six contemporary Latinx activists that you should know.

A Chicago-area man who was seen on a video berating a woman for wearing a shirt displaying the Puerto Rican flag was found guilty of a hate crime.Timothy Trybus, of the suburb of Des Plaines, was convicted Wednesday in a Cook County court over his tirade against Mia Irizarry at the Caldwell Woods forest preserve in Chicago in June 2018, according to the Cook County state’s attorney’s office. In cellphone footage captured by Irizarry, Trybus repeatedly asks her if she is a U.S. citizen and when Irizarry tells him that she is, he chides her for wearing a shirt with the Puerto Rican flag. “You should be wearing the United States of America flag, not Puerto Rico,” Timothy Trybus said in a video of the encounter at a Cook County forest preserve.

Art & Entertainment

Jennifer Lopez and Shakira are teaming up to perform at the coveted Super Bowl Pepsi Halftime show in 2020, marking the first time the two Latina artists will take the stage together. The “Hustlers” actress and the “Hips Don’t Lie” singer tweeted photos of themselves with jewelry displaying the Pepsi logo and rings that read the date of Super Bowl LIV. “And now it’s made even more special not only because it’s the NFL’s 100th anniversary, but also because I am performing with a fellow Latina,” Lopez said. “I can’t wait to show what us girls can do on the world’s biggest stage.” Shakira, who will be turning 43 on the day of show, said it was “a true American dream.” ¡Increíble!
Speaking of Latinx entertainers, to say that Tuesday’s announcement of the Latin Grammy nominations got a strong reaction from artists, producers and industry insiders is a major understatement: The Latin Recording Academy found itself under a hailstorm of criticism for what many considered a snubbing of the urban Latin music genre due to lack of representation. Within hours, Daddy Yankee, J Balvin, Natti Natasha, Lunay, Anuel AA, Karol G and many others, had posted fiery messages on their social media accounts, many including a striking image of a Grammy silhouette with the phrase (and hashtag) that read, “Sin reggaeton NO Hay Latin Grammy” [“Without reggaeton there in no Latin Grammy”]. The controversy awkwardly ushers in the 20 th anniversary edition of the show, which takes place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Nov. 14.

CLUES: Gala Latina

Celebrating Latino Leadership & Culture

Thursday, October 10, 2019
Minneapolis Hilton Hotel

Silent Auction at 5 pm • Dinner and program to follow
Black tie optional

Join CLUES in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month at Gala Latina! Enjoy an evening to celebrate and socialize with more than 500 Latino business and community leaders and commemorate the impact of Latino leadership and culture in Minnesota. For more information click here.

 

Spotlight on Sports

If you weren’t aware, the Minnesota Twins clinched the American League Central for the first time since 2010, when some of us were young. Here’s a look at what our favorite team looked like in celebration, with Twins Puerto Rican Outfielder Eddie Rosario in the middle of it all (pictured above, with goggles on). Speaking of Rosario, he’s on fire lately – making a brilliant diving catch which helped the Twins secure their spot in the playoffs during their game vs the Detroit Tigers last Wednesday. ¡Fantástico!

Another sport that’s heating up lately is ballet. During Hispanic Heritage Month, from now through October 15, people throughout New York City and around the world are celebrating Hispanic and Latin culture and the contributions made by people of Spanish descent. Ballet Hispanico CEO and Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro stops by the CBSN New York studio to discuss their Ballet Hispanico show in the Big Apple, which spotlights Latinx culture.

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