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ASK TIA TENOPIA 4.13.14

THE LATIN HEAT STORY, LOVE IN THE TIME OF ALBINO, LATIN JAZZ, IS TEXAS THE NEW CALIFORNIA AND MORE THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA. What up righteously rockin’ Latinopians?  It’s your Tia Tenopia here with … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA CINEMA “THE LATIN HEAT STORY 2″

Having successfully launched a major Latino entertainment magazine, Latin Heat, and then transformed it into a digital version complete with on-line red carpet interviews, Bel Hernandez and her … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA SHOWCASE “LOVE IN THE TIME OF ALBINO”

Gabriel Carmona and Branden Selman are the founders of Nac Film Theory, an independent film company based in Nagotchoches, Texas. Both of these talented filmmakers produce, direct, film, edit and act  … [Read more...]

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THINKING LATINA with SARA INÉS CALDERÓN 4.13.14 “TEXAS IS THE NEW CALIFORNIA”

TEXAS IS THE NEW CALIFORNIA. When you think of Texas, “progress” is hardly a word that comes to mind for most, but I can’t seem to get the association out of my head. I see my Californian friends … [Read more...]

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BRAVO ROAD with DON FELIPE 4.13.14 “LATINO JAZZ”

IN A MELLOW MOOD: ME, MRS. LUCY AND LATINO JAZZ. __________________________________________________________ Recently, I attended a jazz concert that stirred many memories of my days as a jazz … [Read more...]

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ZOMBIE MEX DIARIES 4.13.14 “MY MISSION”

“Mija, no te voy a mentir,” La Señora Falcón said gravely. “It’s a dangerous assignment.” The matronly woman settled her plump body into the seat across from me in what once had been a lab supply … [Read more...]

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ANGELA’S PHOTO OF THE WEEK 4.13.14 “PLACITA OLVERA CHURCH”

Placita Olvera Church I love the color scheme of the church it has a Caribbean feel to it. Continuing from my Instagram series (http://instagram.com/amosart). … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA CINEMA “THE LATIN HEAT STORY 1″

Bel Hernández is known in Hollywood as the editor-in-chief and publisher of Latin Heat Magazine, the premier source for Latino entertainment and news. Since its inception in 1992 it has grown from a … [Read more...]

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MIRÁNDOLE BIEN with EDUARDO DÍAZ 4.07.14 “CÉSAR CHÁVEZ REMEMBERED”

CÉSAR CHÁVEZ: AN AMERICAN LEGEND REMEMBERED. “We need a leader, not a martyr!" pleads the brother of beloved labor leader César Chávez in a memorable scene from the film of the same name. The … [Read more...]

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WHO YOU TALKIN’ TO FANNY 3.31.14 “ENA SUSETH VALLADARES”

Ena Suseth Valladares: An Unforgettable Chapi-nica-dureña Fighting  for Reproductive Rights By Fanny Garcia Ena Suseth Valladares is chaparrita but you quickly forget her diminutive physical size … [Read more...]

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TALES OF TORRES 4.07.14

RIC SALINAS OF CULTURE CLASH IN NEW PLAY TITLED "PLACAS" The culture and customs of the Salvadoran community are at the heart of a new play featuring the mercurial actor Ric Salinas who is best … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD HECTOR TOBAR “THE BARBARIAN NURSERIES”

Hector Tobar is a Pultizer Prize winning journalist and author. In his first novel, "The Tattooed Soldier," he examines the experience of two Guatemalans immigrants to the United States as they … [Read more...]

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ZOMBIE MEX DIARIES 4.07.14 “MIND BLOCK 101″

MIND BLOCK 101. It was almost two months after Mr. Nez announced that it would take only a week or so for Filomino and I to train each Mano Poderosa zombie how to block the intrusion of a Zombie … [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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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 CINEMA REY VILLALOBOS CÉSAR CHÁVEZ FUNERAL

Rey Villalobos is the acclaimed Director of Photography of such motion pictures as "Urban Cowboy," "Nine to Five," "A Bronx Tale," and "American Me." He has also directed numerous episodic television … [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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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 BOOK REVIEW “MAKING HISPANICS”

MAKING HISPANIC: How Activists, Bureaucrats, and Media Constructed a New American by Dr. G. Cristina Mora, University of Chicago Press, 2014. Reviewed by  Dr. Claude S. … [Read more...]

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BRAVO ROAD with DON FELÍPE 3.23.14

HISPANICS AND AMERICAN EDUCATION. In 1975, Dr. Marta Sotomayor and I authored a work entitled A Medio Grito: Chicanos and American Education, its research funded by the Ford Foundation and … [Read more...]