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ASK TIA TENOPIA 10.26.14

THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: ELIZABETH PEÑA REMEMBERED, WHAT IS DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS? EDUARDO DÍAZ ON JIM ESTRADA AND LOVELY CLOUDS. Latinos are still reeling from the loss of consummate actress Elizabeth … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA CINEMA RESURRECTION REMEMBERS ELIZABETH

The cast  and crew of the Showtime television series Resurrection Blvd were shocked to hear of the passing of their colleague and friend Elizabeth Pena who played the role of Bibi Corrales in the … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA ART “DAY OF THE DEAD”

On November 2nd of each year, Latinos throughout Mexico and the United States celebrate El Día de los Muertos, or The Day of the Dead. It is a time to remember and honor our beloved ones who have … [Read more...]

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MIRÁNDOLO BIEN with EDUARDO DÍAZ 10.26.14 “THE ABC’S AND Ñ”

No hay mal que por bien no venga Translation: There is no bad from which some good doesn't result. Transcreation: The bitterest trials are often blessings in disguise. Jim Estrada uses this … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA CINEMA REMEMBERING ELIZABETH PEÑA

The news hit all of us hard–some of us more terribly than others. Elizabeth Peña, who starred in La Bamba and Lone Star and so many television shows was gone. The members of Showtime’s ground … [Read more...]

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POLITICAL SALSA Y MÁS WITH SAL BALDENEGRO 10.19.14

CHANGE THE NAME...CHANGE THE MASCOT. The movement to get the Washington NFL team to change its racist logo and name has come to Arizona. On October 12, about 150 people—members of tribes from … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA ART GILBERT “MAGU” LUJAN

Latinopia Art Gilbert Lujan from Latinopia.com on Vimeo. Gilbert "Magu" Lujan is a pioneer Chicano artist who was a member of the 1970s legendary art collective Los Four, the first Chicanos to … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA ART “LETTER TO MAGU”

Renowned artist and social activist Gilbert "Magu" Lujan passed away in July of 2011. His family and friends convened an outdoor memorial service to honor his life and legacy on September 11, 2011. … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA CINEMA YENIFFER BEHRENS

Yeniffer Behrens is a Venezuelan-born television and film actress perhaps best known for her role as Marianna Erosa in the day time drama General Hospital. Latinopia learned that her break-out role … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD LUIS J. RODRÍGUEZ “ALWAYS RUNNING”

Luis J. Rodríguez’s coming of age novel Always Running, chronicles an adolescence steeped in vicious gang life and drug addiction. Luis miraculously survived his years as a gang member and went on to … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA HISTORY A MOMENT IN TIME “FIESTA DE LOS BARRIOS”

In March of 1968, five thousand Mexican American high school students walked of the four high schools in East Los Angeles to protest the inferior education they were receiving. After a week of protest … [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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LATINOPIA WORD LUIS RODRÍGUEZ “RUNNING TO AMERICA”

Luis J. Rodríguez is the author of the acclaimed coming of age novel, "Always Running." He is also a community activist, anti-gang crusader and founder of the Tia Chucha Bookstore and Cultural Center … [Read more...]

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LUIS J. RODRÍGUEZ – IN HIS OWN WORDS

Luis J. Rodríguez is an accomplished poet and novelist whose first work, Always Running, has been recognized as a literary tour de force, a searing account of his experiences growing up as a gang … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD “DEEP DOWN DARK”

On August 5, 2010, thirty-three miners were trapped underground following a mine cave-in at the Chilean town of Copiapó. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and novelist Hector Tobar obtained exclusive … [Read more...]

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BRAVO ROAD with DON FELÍPE 10.06.14 “THE FUTURE FACE OF AMERICA”

THE FUTURE FACE OF AMERICA AS REFLECTED IN LOS NIÑOS CENTRO-AMERICANOS AND AMERICAN IMMIGRATION POLICY. There’s no doubt that the face of America has been changing—more dramatically since the … [Read more...]

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MIRÁNDOLO BIEN WITH EDUARDO DÍAZ 10.06.14

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN: THE ANTHRPOCENE, CLIMATE CHANGE AND LATINOS. "Climate change is a defining issue of our time and there is no time to lose. There is no Plan B because we do not have Planet B," … [Read more...]

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ANGELA’S PHOTO OF THE WEEK 10.06.14 “LOVELY IN THE GARDEN”

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LATINOPIA WORD NEPHTALÍ ON MONTOYA

  Hoy Sembraron a José  Montoya (General of the RCAF)   © by Nephtalí  De León hoy sembraron a José Montoya pilot on a mission dropping bombs of rebel art in the barrios of Aztlan he’d … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD JOSÉ MONTOYA – REMEMBRANCES

FOLLOWING ARE RECUERDOS FROM JOSÉ MONTOYA'S FRIENDS. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ADD YOUR MEMORY OF JOSÉ, PLEASE LEAVE YOUR COMMENT BELOW WITH EMAIL … [Read more...]