Next On ‘The Real’: Brownface Minstrelsy

‘The Real’ is a bland, vacuous syndicated talk show broadcast primarily on Fox affiliates and is hosted by five women of color. (Sad that a decade and a half into the 21st century this is still something so unique we see it as a triumph but we’ll take it). Finally a show that refuses to perpetuate negative stereotypes but instead … Continue reading Next On ‘The Real’: Brownface Minstrelsy

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Remember Folks, Puerto Rico Is America

Despite the long relationship the U.S. has enjoyed with the “Enchantress of the Caribbean”, Puerto Rico and its residents on the island and on the mainland remain a mystery to other Americans. As a public service, Robles & Rosado will help clear up any confusion for you and save you the time and exertion necessary to Google the … Continue reading Remember Folks, Puerto Rico Is America

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RR 24: Apologies Are Not Nearly Enough

Longtime listeners know we catch a lot of heat for some of the things we say on the show and post on the blog. In an effort to be proactive, and in the interest of saving our time and yours, we offer this generic blanket statement to all Latin@s who feel an apology is more … Continue reading RR 24: Apologies Are Not Nearly Enough

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RR 22: Cuba (Not Quite) Libre and Perfect Puerto Ricans

Science has finally caught up to the fact that Robles and Rosado are almost perfect specimens of humanity. Don’t believe me? Just ask Lior Pachter, a UC Berkeley biologist. Mr. Pachter published a DNA study recently suggesting that “perfect humans” are most likely to be Puerto Rican. He also reveals that the “perfect human” may have been female … Continue reading RR 22: Cuba (Not Quite) Libre and Perfect Puerto Ricans

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RR 21: The Circus Comes to Ferguson, Missouri

After an almost 10 hour delay, prosecuting attorney Robert McCulloch from St. Louis, Missouri announced that the grand jury investigating the shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old, decided not indict police officer Darren Wilson. The ruling set off a wave of protests and rioting in the city of Ferguson that has lasted several days. Mike and I discuss the … Continue reading RR 21: The Circus Comes to Ferguson, Missouri

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RR 20: Social Media Powerhouse, Elianne Ramos

All this time we were aiming to be your garden variety troublemakers. During our interview with social entrepreneur and Latino community leader Elianne Ramos, Mike and I were confronted with the shocking revelation that we are both social media influencers. When a nationally recognized expert and one of the most influential Latinas in social media tells you you are … Continue reading RR 20: Social Media Powerhouse, Elianne Ramos

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RR Bonus: Tejano Music Superstar Stefani Montiel

This week we present a special edition of the Robles & Rosado experience. Our own Mike Robles interviews Tejano music superstar, the incomparable Stefani Montiel. Stefani Montiel recorded her full-length album debut at age nine and has gone on to earn six Grammy nominations over an illustrious career. Stefani’s latest album, Paraíso, continues her exploration into new musical territory while not … Continue reading RR Bonus: Tejano Music Superstar Stefani Montiel

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