In this issue:
- NHMC Making the Headlines
- NHMC Gala: Don’t Miss Out on the Fun
- Take John and Ken off the Air!
- Esteban Torres High School
- Cheers to the Latino Oscar Nominees
- Fighting Stereotypes and Invisibility
- “American Hate Radio” Report
- Congratulations to Commissioner Catherine J.K. Sandoval
NHMC Making the Headlines
OC Weekly: Five “Hate Radio” Lines from KFI AM 640 Hosts
LA Weekly: John & Ken’s ‘Korean Painter Scam Guys’ Rant
Radio Bilingüe: Alex Nogales is interviewed on ‘Línea Abierta’ (Español)
Yahoo! Noticias: Mensajes de odio en espacios radiales (Español)
NHMC Gala: Don’t Miss Out on the Fun
Join honorees Benjamin Bratt — star of ABC’s Private Practice
– and Cesar Millan – host of Nat Geo WILD’s series, The Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan
– to celebrate Latinos in the media with all of our friends and supporters. NHMC’s 15th Annual Impact Awards Gala will be held on February 24, 2012, at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.
We would like to thank Univision, Disney, Google, CBS, Fox, Sprint, GM and the Nielsen Company who have already committed to sponsoring NHMC’s 15th Annual Impact Awards Gala
Take action while sponsorship opportunities are still available. Those who wish to purchase tickets or tables can do so immediately by contacting Nilda Muhr at (626) 792-6462 or email@example.com
Our Masters of Ceremony will be comedic actor Rob Schneider and Spanish actress Claudia Bassols — who currently play Maggie and Rob on CBS’s “¡Rob!”
Take John and Ken off the Air!
NHMC and over forty supporting organizations are working together to take KFI’s The John and Ken Show off the air due to the shock jocks’ demonization of the Latino community and other people of color. The campaign has collected several victories. Eighteen advertisers have pulled ads from the show and/or promised to no longer advertise. The latest corporations to do so are Toys”R”Us and Guess, Inc. Additionally, ten former John and Ken advertisers have stopped advertising on the show, without expressing their commitment in writing. More information about the campaign can be found at: www.nhmc.org/johnandken.
Clear Channel’s Crumbs Will Not Stop the
“Take John and Ken Off the Air” Campaign
Clear Channel recently announced that a Latino will be hosting a new radio show on KTLK (1150). The show will go up against “The John and Ken Show” on sister station KFI AM 640. Continue on to read NHMC’s statement on the move:
“NHMC is pleased to hear that a Latino has a new radio show in the Los Angeles market, but this by no means ends the campaign against John and Ken,” stated Alex Nogales, NHMC President & CEO.
Esteban Torres High School
A group of forty students from Esteban Torres High visited Universal Studios Thursday, January 19, as part of a newly established outreach initiative at NBC Entertainment and Universal Television. The Esteban Torres students from East Los Angeles represented the first school to participate in the initiative designed to get more Latino students interested in television production and into the overall television production pipeline. The goal of the program is to introduce young students to the many roles that exist in the television business outside of just those on the screen. Watch it now
Cheers to the Latino Oscar Nominees
The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences has nominated Mexican actor Demián Bichir for the Oscar for “Best Leading Actor” for his role as a day laborer in the movie A Better Life,
directed by Chris Weitz. NHMC greatly appreciates A Better Life’
s effort to humanize the undocumented workers of our communities. Other actors nominated to the same category are George Clooney and Brad Pitt. We’re rooting for you, Demián!
We are likewise keeping our fingers crossed for Argentina’s own Bérénice Bejo who received an Oscar nomination for “Best Supporting Actress” in The Artist
by Michel Hazanavicius. In the film, Bérénice portrayed a new star of the sound era in the late 1920s and early ’30s. Also up for supporting actress are Melissa McCarthy, “Bridesmaids”; and Janet McTeer, “Albert Nobbs.”
We also celebrate the nomination of several other Latinos in this Year’s Oscars:
- Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal – “Chico & Rita,” Best Animated Feature Film
- Emmanuel Luebezki – “Tree of Life,” Best Cinematography
- Alberto Iglesias – “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy,” Best Music/Original Score
- Sergio Mendes – “Rio,” Best Music/Orignial Song Real in Rio
Fighting Stereotypes and Invisibility
Please take a moment to watch
this interview with NHMC’s President and CEO, Alex Nogales, conducted at the last “America Healing” conference in Asheville, NC. “Alex Nogales seeks to show America the true promise of the Hispanic community.”
American Hate Radio Report
This month, NHMC releasedAmerican Hate Radio: How a Powerful Outlet for Democratic Discourse Has Deteriorated into Hate, Racism and Extremism. The report sheds light on the prevalence and the dangers of hate speech on American radio. Revealing complaints filed by consumers with the Federal Communications Commission, FCC, the report documents years of public allegations of hate speech against KFI AM 640, a Clear Channel Radio station. It is a must read: https://www.nhmc.org/hateradio
Congratulations to Commissioner Catherine J.K. Sandoval
Commissioner Catherine J.K. Sandoval, of the California Public Utilities Commission, CPUC, who led the agency’s investigation into AT&T’s attempt to takeover T-Mobile, has been confirmed by the state Senate in a unanimous vote. NHMC is pleased with Commissioner Sandoval’s confirmation and appreciates her dedication to defend consumers’ best interest. Catherine Sandoval is the first Latina to ever be appointed to the CPUC.]]>