La Palabra: Black Friday Mania; Coco Reviews by Latino Critics

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If you have a Latina Mom, you know Black Friday is an all-out WAR


From 70% off in the kitchenware section to waking you up at 3:30am so you can psych yourself up, this day ain't no joke. Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez breaks it down.

Meanwhile in the U.K...

Help Puerto Rico on Black Friday

This is a great way to help the island: Buy products from stores based on the island.

Pixar's COCO is out 

The movie getting good feedback but more importantly here are some reviews from LATINO critics (something you may not see that often) and another from The Ringer's Shea Serrano.

Robinho sentenced for sexual assault

According to Italian news agency ANSA, former AC Milan, Real Madrid and Brazil striker Robinho was sentenced to nine years in jail by a court in Milan for sexual assault following an incident in 2013. The 33-year-old denies the allegations

Leo Messi keeps being Leo Messi

​The Argentine star won his FOURTH Golden Shoe award as Europe's top scorer in 2016-2017. 

This is all bitter sweet for Barcelona fans, however, as he still hasn't signed a contract renewal with the club. In January, if nothing is done, Messi is free to talk to other teams.   

Miguel Almirón: MLS Newcomer of the Year

In MLS, no matter who you root for, you can agree on one thing: Miggy Almirón is awesome. Here's a great piece on the Paraguayan's love for Tata Martino and Atlanta United via Player's Tribune

Chef José Andrés cooked and served 40,000 Thanksgiving meals in Puerto Rico 


I'm excited to watch '15: A Quinceañera Story' on HBO.

Produced by Tommy Mottola and directed by Matthew O’Neill and Thalía, this is a collection of four documentaries following five Latina girls from different backgrounds as they deal with the struggles of being a Latina teen in today's America. More on the film here, which comes out next month. 

Song of the day

Check out the new 'Bella y Sensual' video from Romeo Santos with Nicky Jam and Daddy Yankee.