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Homeless Chinese Man In DTLA Goes Viral With ‘American-Style Begging’ Videos, Branding Him Both a Hero and Villain Across the Pacific
Some praise Prof. Fatman Ding as a walking middle finger to a U.S. job market that runs on abusing immigrant labor. Others see him as a freeloader and a disgrace to the Chinese American community.
Free Memo! X Suspends L.A. TACO Journalist’s Account Citing Bogus Claim of Impersonation
After speaking out about the pay-to-play business practices of a P.R. firm selling paid posts for the L.A. Weekly, our journalist and director of partnerships has been the subject of online threats and attacks that have led to X, formerly Twitter, suspending his account, citing false claims that it violated the company's “impersonation” policies. FREE MEMO!
L.A. TACO Reporter Featured In Smithsonian Museum Exhibit Highlighting The Work of Latina Journalists Throughout History
The exhibit chronicles the historic work of Latina journalists while highlighting their groundbreaking work in advocating for Spanish-speaking communities. L.A. TACO's own Janette Villafana joined two other journalists, Victoria Leandra and Bianca Graulau, who were chosen to represent Latina journalists in the exhibit's "future" section.
“Noodles are tasty”: The Economic Implications Behind Race and Cultural Appropriation In Food Media
Discussing cultural appreciation and appropriation is also about broader questions of who can get a platform to share food — and who profits.
Where The Hell Is Africa In Food Coverage?
Despite the growing popularity of food media in recent years, African stories are sparingly included — leaving media coverage of food history incomplete.