Season 2

by Lauren Melendez

 

Dear White People is Netflix’s newest and, perhaps, most poignant dramedy. The show focuses on racism at a fictitious Ivy League university. It is centered around main character and student activist, Samantha White, who struggles with both her cultural identity and the racism she faces at her predominantly white school. Based on the 2014 film of the same name, the show sheds some light on topics that has long since needed to be discussed: the racial tensions that people have ignored for far too long.

 

This is a show that demands to be heard.

Samantha is vocal about her beliefs on her campus radio show “Dear White People.” Tensions rise when a “blackface” party is thrown on campus, meaning the issue can no longer be swept under the rug.

Dear White People is unique in that there is no easily-identifiable human being. It acknowledges that this is a gray area; that there are levels associated with an issue of this gravity. This forces viewers to examine themselves and reflect upon their own actions.

www.vulture.com best described the show, saying it takes into account all of the social and political forces that shape who we are…the unbalanced relationship between those who have power and those who don’t — and, just as important, those who have power but don’t realize or acknowledge it, and tap that power for good or evil ends without realizing they’re doing it.”

It is a story of struggle, of love, of tension, and of bravery. Samantha had the ambition and the courage to stand up for a group of people whose voices had been silenced. She advocated for change; for acceptance.

Season 2 of this articulate blend of social commentary and humor is scheduled to premiere on Friday, May 4, 2018. If you are looking for a show that can simultaneously entertain you and inform you, a show that combines drama and humor, then Dear White People is for you!

The True Story of America’s Most Diabolical Bank Heist

By Lauren Melendez

 

On May 11, 2018, Netflix will expand its true crime content with a show like no other. Based on a true story, Evil Genius: The True Story of America’s Most Diabolical Bank Heist will investigate the infamous “pizza bomber heist” of Philadelphia in 2003. This docuseries will tell the story of a pizza delivery man who attempts to rob a bank. However, his plan goes awry and culminates in a horrific public murder that captures the country’s attention. After a series ruinous events, Marjorie Diehl Armstrong, a middle-aged woman struggling with mental illness, is arrested for the crime. However, 15 years have passed and layers of the crime continue to be unearthed, probing that there’s more to this conspiracy that we thought.

Luis Miguel in concert

by Oscar Castillo

 

Luis Miguel Gallego Basteri was born in April 19, 1970 in Puerto Rico and raised in Mexico. Often nicknamed “El Sol de Mexico,” he is from Spanish and Italian descent. His father was Luis Gallego Sanchez, a Spanish singer, and his mother was Marcela Basteri, an Italian actress. When Luis Miguel was young, his father encouraged him to study Elvis Presley and mimic his style, an endeavor that paid off.

In 1981, at the age of 11, Luis Miguel released his first album, “Un Sol,” and two years later, he started touring Latin American countries including Colombia, Venezuela, Chile, and Argentina. In 1990, he made a successful transition from a child singer to an adult showman with the album “20 Años” and an ensuing string of sold-out shows first in Mexico, then throughout Latin America and elsewhere in the world.

The album “20 Años” sold 600,000 copies in its first week of release and resulted in two of the tracks hitting number one on Billboard’s Hot Latin Tracks in 1990. Luis Miguel’s career has spanned more than twenty-five years and has become one of, if not the most iconic singer of Latin America.

His wide vocal range of music from pop to bolero, mariachi and romantic ballads, has made him one of the most popular Latin American artists ever and has been praised by critics and other artists all over. Although extremely private about his personal life, he is somehow always making news and his popularity has spanned across entire generations. There is not a Latino alive who does not know who Luismi is. Currently on tour with his latest album, “Mexico Por Siempre!,” Luismi will arrive at the Laredo Energy Arena on May 29. Get your tickets now for this legendary event.