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ASK TIA TENOPIA 9.14.14

THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: MOMENTS IN TIME, IRENE DÍAZ AND WHERE THE HECK IS THE HISTORICAL AZTLÁN? Hola my fabulous fearsome Latinopians! Your Tia Tenopia here welcoming you to another week of … [Read more...]

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A MOMENT IN TIME “SOMOS UNO”

A MOMENT IN TIME. "SOMOS UNO"     In June 1973, the Mexican popular creator company Los Mascarones were on a statewide tour of California performing their theatrical pieces. … [Read more...]

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ARNIE AND PORFI by SERGIO HERNANDEZ 9.14.14 “IT’S ABOUT THE MONEY”

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ANGELA’S PHOTO OF THE WEEK 9.14.14 “SERENITY”

Serenity Walking through a Venice, CA neighborhood. Continuing from my Instagram series (http://instagram.com/amosart). … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC IRENE DÍAZ AND FRIENDS

Irene Díaz is a singer/songwriter who has performed at venues like The Roxy, House of Blues Sunset, and Room 5 Lounge. Recently she performed with friends at the "Espacio 1839" art space in Boyle … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA EVENT “WHERE IS AZTLÁN 1″

Around the year 1325 A.D. the Mexica people settled in the Valley of Mexico and founded what we know as the Aztec empire. According to the Codex Boturini, an Aztec pictograph scroll, the Mexicas … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA EVENT WHERE IS AZTLÁN 2

Latinopia continues its exploration of the possible geographic site of Aztlán, the mythic homeland of the Mexica people. The Codice Boturini, an ancient Aztec manuscript, indicates that Aztlán was … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD PAT MORA “MI MADRE”

Pat Mora is a celebrated poet who grew up along the US/Mexico border. Her poetry and children's books reflect the often conflictive nature of being Bilingual and Bicultural but also reveals her love … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD LUIS J. RODRÍGUEZ “CONCRETE RIVER”

Luis J. Rodríguez is the author of the highly acclaimed "Always Running," a memoir novel that tells the story of a wayward Chicano youth who manages to survive street life and make something of … [Read more...]

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BRAVO ROAD with DON FELIPE 9.02.14 “MICHAEL BROWN”

MICHAEL BROWN: COLOR AND CHARACTER IN AMERICAN RACIAL PROGRESS. More than fifty years ago on August 28, 1963, when my hair was black, I was a teacher of French at Jefferson High School in El Paso, … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC JOEY’S CHEMISTRY “IT’S BEEN A WHILE”

Raul Callejo and Daniel Alvarado Jr. are two young singer-song writers based in El Paso, Texas. who perform under the name Joey's Chemistry. They perform here an original composition written by Daniel … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC TEATRO DE LA TIERRA “LIBERTAD”

Members of the Fresno-based theater company, Teatro de la Tierra, perform "Libertad," a musical adaptation by Agustín Lira, director of the group.  Lead singer Merlinda Espinosa is accompanied by … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA EVENT “1936 PECAN SHELLER’S STRIKE”

In 1937 San Antonio, Texas was the center of pecan production in the United States. More than 12,000 people worked at shelling pecans for America's markets. When management decided to cut back on … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA HISTORY A MOMENT IN TIME “BERT CORONA”

Bert Corona was a pioneering Chicano labor, civil rights and immigrant rights leader who passed away in 2001. Throughout a labor activist career that goes back to the 1930s, he worked with nearly … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA EVENT 1966 UFW PEREGRINACIÓN (PILGRIMAGE) MARCH

The effort to organize farm workers under a union contract has been a long and difficult struggle. In 1965, César Chávez and Dolores Huerta created what would become the United Farm Workers Union. … [Read more...]

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ANGELA’S PHOTO OF THE WEEK 9.02.14 “DANCING CLOUDS”

Dancing Clouds I found the skies interesting this day. Continuing from my Instagram series (http://instagram.com/amosart). … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD CHRISTINE GRANADOS “MAN OF THE HOUSE”

Christine Granados is an author who was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. Her writings reflect her experiences growing up along the U.S./Mexico border. Her collection of short stories "Brides and … [Read more...]