“She was Beyoncé before Beyoncé.”
That’s how actress America Ferrera’s character described Selena in a recent episode of NBC’s “Superstore” to someone who hadn’t heard of the singer. She was almost offended, but she was right.
Selena Quintanilla, the larger-than-life Tejano star known simply as Selena, is instantly recognized by most Latinos and fellow Texans. But in the 22 years since she was murdered by the president of her fan club, Selena’s fame has rippled well beyond her original fanbase and into the mainstream.
This year in particular, her legacy has resonated yet again in pop culture. There’s a