Statements

November 21

NHMC Denounces Twitter’s Reinstatement of Trump

November 21, 2022 A Statement  from Brenda Victoria Castillo, President & CEO of the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) Over the weekend, Twitter’s new CEO, Elon Musk, made a unilateral, dangerous decision to reinstate former president Donald Trump to the social media platform, reversing a permanent ban put in place on January 8, 2021. NHMC […]

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October 31

NHMC Warns Against Coming Content Moderation Dangers at Twitter 

October 31, 2022 A Statement  from Brenda Victoria Castillo, President & CEO of the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) Last Thursday, Billionaire SpaceX and Tesla founder, Elon Musk, completed his $44 billion purchase of Twitter. NHMC has consistently condemned Musk’s attempts to influence Twitter and its policies, first when he acquired 9.2% of the company […]

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October 26

NHMC Joins ADL and Allies in Call to End Antisemitism Over Ye’s Recent Comments

October 26, 2022 A Statement  from Brenda Victoria Castillo, President & CEO of the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) Over the past several weeks, Ye (formerly known as Kanye West) has made vicious antisemitic remarks and threats toward the Jewish community online. NHMC condemns these remarks and all anti-Semitic rhetoric. Hate – of any kind […]

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October 11

NHMC Calls for All Three LA City Council Members to Resign

October 11, 2022 NHMC Calls for All Three LA City Council Members to Resign  Stop Racist Toxicity in the Latine Community  A Statement  from Brenda Victoria Castillo, President & CEO of the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) It is a tenet of NHMC’s mission and purpose to combat hate and end racism and discrimination – […]

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September 20

NHMC Calls on Biden-Harris Administration to Make Strong Aid Response for Puerto Rico

September 20, 2022 A Statement from Brenda Victoria Castillo, President & CEO of the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) Five years ago today, Puerto Rico met the destruction of Hurricane Maria, losing thousands of lives and damaging the island’s infrastructure nearly beyond repair. Over the weekend and the last several days, another hurricane, Hurricane Fiona, […]

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September 20

NHMC Asks: Are You Registered To Vote?

September 20, 2022 A Statement from Brenda Victoria Castillo, President & CEO of the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) To celebrate National Voter Registration Day, the National Hispanic Media Coalition calls on our familias, communities, and friends to work together to ensure the Latine vote is heard this November! Nearly 35 million Latine will be […]

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September 15

NHMC Celebrates Latinas for Latino/x/e Heritage Month 

September 15, 2022 A Statement  from Brenda Victoria Castillo, President & CEO of the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) Each year from September 15 through October 15, the United States has the privilege to celebrate Latino/x/es, and learn more about the incredible and beautiful diverse cultures in our vibrant community. While this month is so […]

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July 26

NHMC Calls for Accountability and Urges the U.S. Department of Justice to Investigate Former President Trump

July 26, 2022 A Statement from Brenda Victoria Castillo, President & CEO of the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) The January 6th hearings have demonstrated how former President, Donald Trump, used lies and hate to commit a seditious conspiracy to defraud the United States of its democracy. From the massacres in El Paso and Buffalo […]

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July 15

NHMC Congratulates to R. Martin “Marty” Chávez – The First Latino to Join Alphabet’s Board of Directors

July 15, 2022 A Statement from Brenda Victoria Castillo, President & CEO of the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) The National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) congratulates R. Martin “Marty” Chávez for his recent appointment to serve on Fortune #8 Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) Board of Directors, becoming the first-ever Latino board member for the multinational […]

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June 29

Spanish Language Disinformation Coalition Thanks FTC for New Rulemaking to Evaluate Platform Unfair and Deceptive Practices 

June 29, 2022 Washington, D.C. — Today, the Spanish Language Disinformation Coalition (SLDC), a coalition of civil rights, Latinx leadership, and consumer advocacy organizations, sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) thanking the agency for announcing its plans to initiate a new rulemaking to protect consumers and prevent unfair and deceptive practices by […]

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June 28

Bipartisan Gun Reform Law Is A Step In The Right Direction, But More Action Is Needed

June 28, 2022 A Statement from Brenda Victoria Castillo, President & CEO of the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) Last week, Congress passed, and President Biden signed the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act (BSCA) into law. The prevalence of guns in America continues to endanger the Latino community and other historically and intentionally marginalized communities, such […]

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June 24

They don’t make the rules. We do.

June 24, 2022 This is truly a dark time in this country’s history – The attack on women, especially women of color, is empowered now more than ever A Statement from Brenda Victoria Castillo, President & CEO of the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) Today’s majority opinion, written by Justice Samuel Alito, has wholly disregarded […]

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June 23

NHMC Celebrates the Resilience and Diversity of Queer Communities During Pride Month and Always

June 23, 2022 A Statement from Brenda Victoria Castillo, President & CEO of the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) During Pride Month, we celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community and their resilience; however, it’s crucial to remember that the first Pride was a riot. The Stonewall Riots, which began on June 28, 1969, marked a seismic shift […]

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June 13

NHMC Condemns White Supremacist Plot Against the Queer Community During Pride Month

June 13, 2022 A Statement from Brenda Victoria Castillo, President & CEO of the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) Over the weekend, 31 members of the White supremacist group, Patriot Front, were arrested for a attempt to riot at a Pride event in Idaho. Authorities found riot gear, a smoke grenade in a U-Haul, and […]

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June 9

Gun Violence Becomes the Leading Cause of Deaths for American Children, The Senate Must Act Now!

June 9, 2022 A Statement from Brenda Victoria Castillo, President & CEO of the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) Last night the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Protecting Our Kids Act. Now, the Senate must act to pass gun reform legislation to protect our children, families, and communities from mass shootings. This year alone, […]

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June 3

NHMC Applauds Latinas Leading the Launch of Latino Media Network

June 4, 2022 A Statement by Brenda V. Castillo, President & CEO, National Hispanic Media Coalition As part of NHMC’s mission to promote and increase Latino media ownership, we wish to congratulate two exemplary Latina leaders, Stephanie Valencia and Jess Morales Rocketto, on leading the launch of the Latino Media Network (LMN). As one of […]

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May 31

NHMC Demands Political Action on Gun Violence from “Pro-Life” Politicians 

May 31, 2022 A Statement from Brenda Victoria Castillo, President & CEO of the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) One week ago today, a predominately Latinx community was struck by the loss of innocent lives to preventable gun violence. This continuous bloodshed is enabled by the inaction and hypocrisy from right-wing elected officials. “Pro-life” advocates […]

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May 27

The NRA Enables Domestic Terrorism, This Must Stop Now! 

May 27, 2022 A Statement from Brenda Victoria Castillo, President & CEO of the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) Despite the public’s outcries–including NHMCs–Texas Governor Gregg Abbott and Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn will speak at today’s National Rifle Association’s Annual Convention, which is moving ahead as scheduled in Houston just days after 19 […]

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May 25

NHMC Mourns Murdered Niños and Teachers After Tragedy Strikes Again in Texas

May 25, 2022 For Our Children’s Safety Congress Needs to Hear from You Today! A Statement by Brenda V. Castillo, President & CEO, National Hispanic Media Coalition There are no words to describe the heartbreak NHMC feels as we begin to mourn alongside the Uvalde community for the 21 innocent lives lost, the majority of […]

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May 17

NHMC Joins #MakeMarkListen Campaign to Hold Meta Accountable

May 17, 2022 A Statement by Brenda V. Castillo, President & CEO, National Hispanic Media Coalition The National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) has long warned about rampant hate, extremism, and disinformation infesting Meta’s Facebook platform. This past weekend, a white supremacist opened fire at a grocery store in Buffalo, New York, targeting the local Black […]

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May 16

NHMC Demands Congressional Action Following White Supremacist Domestic Terror Attacks

A Statement by Brenda V. Castillo, President & CEO, National Hispanic Media Coalition Of the numerous shootings across the nation this past weekend, one of the most egregious was the attack on Black grocery shoppers in Buffalo, New York, by a white supremacist domestic terrorist radicalized online. For over a decade, NHMC has warned about […]

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May 11

NHMC Applauds Alvaro Bedoya’s Senate Confirmation to the Federal Trade Commission

May 11, 2022  A Statement by Brenda V. Castillo, President & CEO, National Hispanic Media Coalition  The National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) congratulates Commissioner Alvaro Bedoya for his confirmation to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Vice President Kamala Harris’ vote broke the 50-50 tie in the Senate, which now makes the FTC a Democratic majority. […]

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May 9

The Biden Administration, Private Sector, and Advocacy Organizations Come Together Today to Support the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)

A Statement from Brenda Victoria Castillo, President & CEO of the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) Today, I had the privilege of representing the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) at the White House when President Biden and Vice President Harris announced that the administration has secured 20 private sector commitments to digital equity from leading […]

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May 3

The Supreme Court Has Engaged in a Partisan Assault on Women’s Rights: NHMC Urges Congress to Codify Roe v Wade Immediately

May 3, 2022 A Statement by Brenda V. Castillo, President & CEO, National Hispanic Media Coalition Last night millions of Americans shuddered as the leaked draft of a majority opinion, written by Justice Samuel Alito, revealed that the Supreme Court of the United States would break precedent by engaging in a partisan assault on women’s […]

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April 25

Elon Musk’s Takeover of Twitter Threatens Our Democracy

April 25, 2022  A Statement by Brenda V. Castillo, President & CEO, National Hispanic Media Coalition  Elon Musk, SpaceX and Tesla Founder, has yet again exploited his privilege as a billionaire to purchase and take over Twitter, subject only to a shareholder vote following Twitter’s board’s approval. As we continue to see hate and disinformation […]

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April 21

NHMC Files Comments Urging DOJ and FTC to Prioritize Diversity in Merger Guidelines

April 21, 2022 A Statement by Brenda V. Castillo, President & CEO, National Hispanic Media Coalition As we continue to see billion-dollar mergers in big tech and media, diversity must be prioritized not only as a means to be inclusive but also to ensure fair market competition and growth. The National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) […]

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April 7

NHMC Congratulates Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Senate Confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court 

April 7, 2022  A Statement by Brenda V. Castillo, President & CEO, National Hispanic Media Coalition  As the first Black woman confirmed to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s performance throughout her Senate confirmation was nothing short of exemplary. The National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) applauds Judge Brown Jackson on her […]

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April 5

Elon Musk Uses His Status to Circumvent Content Moderation

April 5, 2022 A Statement by Brenda V. Castillo, President & CEO, National Hispanic Media Coalition Billionaire SpaceX and Tesla founder, Elon Musk, has bought 9.2 percent of Twitter, of which he will avoid certain Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) transaction reporting requirements under Section 16 of the Securities and Exchange Act since he owns […]

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March 28

Latinos at the Oscars 2022

A Statement from Brenda Victoria Castillo, President & CEO of the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) The Academy Awards was a monumental night for Latinx creatives. From Ariana DeBose’s historic best-supporting actress win for her role as Anita in “West Side Story” – becoming the first openly queer Afro-Latina to win an Oscar – to […]

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March 16

Dear Discovery: Does diversity include Hispanics or not?

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March 15

Warner Bros. Discovery Excludes Latinos on their Board

With the recent announcement of their new board, I have realized that when it comes to Warner Bros. Discovery, their definition of “diversity” doesn’t include Latinos. While we congratulate these new board members, especially those board members of color, on their appointments, having no Latino representation on the board of the newly combined Warner Bros. […]

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March 2

Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine is an Assault on Human Rights Led by Disinformation

March 2, 2022 A Statement from Brenda Victoria Castillo, President & CEO of the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) The first casualty of war is often the truth. As Russia invades and attacks the sovereignty of Ukraine, one of Putin’s main tools to provide cover for his invasion has been disinformation on Spanish-language media. The […]

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February 28

NHMC Calls on Senate to Swiftly Confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson

February 28, 2022  NHMC Calls on Senate to Swiftly Confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson    A Statement by Brenda V. Castillo, President & CEO, National Hispanic Media Coalition  The National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) commends President Joe Biden on his historic nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court of the United States. As […]

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February 8

NHMC Statement on Latinos at the Oscars

February 8, 2022 A Statement from Brenda Victoria Castillo, President & CEO of the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) The NHMC congratulates all the artists and filmmakers today on their nominations for the 94th Academy Awards, and are encouraged by an increasing number of Latinx creatives being recognized for their achievements. From Ariana DeBose’s recognition […]

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January 31

California’s Net Neutrality Win In The Ninth Circuit Is Only The Beginning

January 31, 2021 California’s Net Neutrality Win In The Ninth Circuit Is Only The Beginning A Statement from Brenda Victoria Castillo, President & CEO of the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) On Friday January 28th, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit , upheld the California Internet Consumer Protection and Net Neutrality Act […]

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January 21

NHMC Condemns FCC Commissioners’ Xenophobic Statements

January 21, 2022 A Statement by Brenda V. Castillo, President & CEO, National Hispanic Media Coalition Today Federal Communications Commissioners (FCC), Nathan Simington and Brenden Carr, used their positions as leaders of a federal agency to dehumanize and disrespect the immigrant community. At NHMC, we believe that no human is illegal and that every person […]

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January 16

“No Celebration Without Legislation” this MLK Day

A Statement from Brenda Victoria Castillo, President & CEO of the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) On this special day honoring the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., The National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) stands with the King family and fellow activists around the country urging Congress to move past the celebratory statements of remembrance […]

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January 6

One Year After the Insurrection: Dangerous Disinformation & Hate Towards the Latino Community Remains Unchecked 

January 6, 2022 One Year After the Insurrection: Dangerous Disinformation & Hate Towards the Latino Community Remains Unchecked  A Statement from Brenda Victoria Castillo, President & CEO of the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) On January 6, 2021, the foundations of our democracy were shaken to their very core. A year after the insurrection, we […]

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December 7

Congratulations FCC Chairwoman Rosenworcel!

December 7, 2021 Congratulations FCC Chairwoman Rosenworcel!    A Statement from Brenda Victoria Castillo, President & CEO of the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) Today the United States Senate confirmed Jessica Rosenworcel as Chair of the Federal Communications Commission as the first woman Chair in the Commission’s history. NHMC applauds the Chairwoman for her commitment to […]

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November 24

Ahmaud Arbery’s Killers Held Accountable

November 24, 2021 Ahmaud Arbery’s Killers Held Accountable A Statement from Brenda Victoria Castillo, President & CEO of the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) Finally, Gregory McMichael, Travis McMichael, and William “Roddie” Bryan Jr. have been found guilty and will be held accountable for the murder of Ahmaud Arbery. However, despite the verdict, real justice […]

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