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THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA 3.29.15

THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: CÉSAR E. CHÁVEZ, DANNY ROMERO'S POETRY, DON FELÍPE ON A MORE PERFECT UNION, SAL BALDENEGRO ON WHOSE GOVERNMENT IS IT? JULIO MEDINA'S SERENDIPITY AND, OF COURSE, ANGELA … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD CÉSAR CHÁVEZ IN HIS OWN WORDS

“It is not enough to know why we are oppressed and by whom. We must join the struggle for what is right and just.” “Preservation of one’s own culture does not require contempt or disrespect for … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA EVENT 1968 CÉSAR CHÁVEZ FAST

In 1968, the United Farm Workers were in the third year of a struggle to get California grape growers to sign just contracts with the union. But the strike was becoming ever more violent. Beaten by … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA EVENT 1993 CÉSAR CHÁVEZ AT NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MEXICAN ART

United Farm Worker's President and American civil rights icon César Estrada Chávez died on April 23, 1993 at the age of 66 years. A week prior to his death, he was on a national tour to call attention … [Read more...]

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POLITICAL SALSA Y MÁS with SAL BALDENEGRO 3.29.15 “IT’S OUR GOVERNMENT”

It’s our government, after all... “Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed.” American author and Nobel Prize laureate William … [Read more...]

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BRAVO ROAD with DON FELIPE 3.29.15 “A MORE PERFECT UNION?”

A MORE PERFECT UNION—DOES IT INCLUDE HISPANICS? Like ever other y country in the world, the United States is a work in progress. Every day the nation confronts new and unique problems, … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA HERO “REMEMBERING ARMIDA VALDEZ”

REMEMBERING ARMIDA VALDEZ I was stunned by the news of the passing of Armida Valdez. I has just left her a message last week about the new collaboration that her husband, Daniel Valdez, and I … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD DANNY ROMERO

Danny Romero is a California poet and novellist based in Sacramento. In addition to several chapbooks of poetry, he is the author of the novel Calle 10. He read his poetry at the 2010 Flor y Canto … [Read more...]

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ANGELA’S PHOTO OF THE WEEK 3.29.15 “MORNING VIEWS”

Morning Views A Lovely blue sky and clouds in Eagle Rock, CA. Continuing from my Instagram series (http://instagram.com/amosart).   … [Read more...]

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MIRÁNDOLO BIEN with EDUARDO DÍAZ 3.24.15 “THE GREATEST GENERATION”

IN THE SHADOW OF THE GREATEST GENERATION. Magdaleno (Leno) Díaz passed way on February 10, 2015, at the age of 95. His passing gave me pause to contemplate the significance and impact of what is … [Read more...]

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EL BLOGERO SINCERO with MARGARITO J. GARCIA III 3.24.15 “LAS ADELITAS”

In honor of Women’s History Month, I think we would be remiss if we did not remember “Las Adelitas” particularly at this time of the year (as well as throughout the rest of the year). For those of you … [Read more...]

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ANGELA’S PHOTO OF THE WEEK 3.23.15 “DRIVE HOME”

Drive Home. On a drive home with a sunset in the distant. Continuing from my Instagram series (http://instagram.com/amosart). … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC SIHASIN “THEY CAN’T KEEP YOU DOWN”

Sister and brother musical team, Jeneda and Clayson Benally , are Sihasin. This musical group from the Navajo (Diné) Nation in Northern Arizona combine bass, drums and original lyrics into songs that … [Read more...]

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TALES OF TORRES 3.15.15 “CUBA AND FIDEL”

Who woulda thunk it? First, the Berlin Wall comes down and now they’re planning to open a United States Embassy in Havana! And the Cubans will open an official embassy in Washington, D.C. Years ago … [Read more...]

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YOGA TALK with JULIE CARMEN 3.15.15 “MODIFYING STANDING TWISTS”

Julie Carmen  ( http://www.juliecarmenactress.com/ )  is an accomplished actress, licensed family therapist and yoga therapist. In this continuing monthly blog “Yoga Talk With Julie Carmen,” Julie … [Read more...]

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ARNIE AND PORFI with SERGIO HERNÁNDEZ 3.15.15 “DESPICABLE, COWARDLY ACT”

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LATINOPIA SHOWCASE “THE SAN PATRICIOS”

During the U.S.-Mexican War of 1846, more than 500 immigrant soldiers, mostly Irish, deserted the U.S. Army and fought on the Mexican side of the war. This battalion of Irish soldiers were known as … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA TEATRO PROPERTIES OF SILENCE 2

Properties of Silence is a new American play written by Theresa Chavez, Rose Portillo and Alan Pulner and directed by Theresa Chavez. The play imagines a dream encounter between seventeenth century … [Read more...]

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BURUNDANGA BORICUA DEL ZOCOTROCO 3.08.15 “LA PATRIA -SEGUNDA PARTE”

Parte II La segunda mitad del Siglo XX y lo que va del XXI, la política en Puerto Rico ha estado dominada por el asunto del status y la controversia en torno a la Constitución del Estado Libre … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA GUEST BLOG MARGARITO J. GARCIA III “AFRO-MESOAMERICANS PART TWO”

AFRO-MESOAMERICANS PART II As I have mentioned in previous writings, nothing validates more what I do through my own writings than the responses I get from my readers about my writings. Such … [Read more...]