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THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA 3.29.15

THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: 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 ORTIZ! This week's … [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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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 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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LATINOPIA GUEST BLOG ERNEST HOGAN

NOTES ON THE IRISH/MEXICAN FRONTIER by Ernest Hogan A lot of people have a hard enough time dealing with the complicated reality of Mexican Americans – when you add Irish to the mix, their brains … [Read more...]

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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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LATINOPIA FOOD RECIPE “JALAPEÑO SODA BREAD”

Jalapeño Irish Soda Bread The sweetness of traditional Irish soda bread ingredients—raisins, buttermilk, some sugar—are richly complimented by jalapeño heat. Here’s a soda bread recipe from Ireland … [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...]

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LATINOPIA WORD LUCHA CORPI “CONFESSIONS OF A BOOK BURNER”

Lucha Corpi is a celebrated mystery writer who has created the character of Gloria Damasco a clairvoyant Chicana detective who solves crimes in novels such as Eulogy for a Brown Angel, Cactus Blood, … [Read more...]

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ANGELA’S PHOTO OF THE WEEK 3.08.15 “REFLECTIONS AND CLOUDS”

Reflections and Clouds Driving in town after a rainy night. Continuing from my Instagram series (http://instagram.com/amosart). … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA TEATRO “PROPERTIES OF SILENCE”

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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LATINOPIA WORD ALBERTO RÍOS “HOW TO WRITE A POEM”

Alberto "Tito" Ríos is a celebrated poet and author who has published ten books of poetry, three short story collections and a memoir. Latinopia was intrigued by his body of work as a poet and asked a … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA ART WILLIE HERRON’S “THE WALL THAT CRACKED OPEN”

Willie Herron is an artist, muralist and musician. In 1972 his brother John was attacked and nearly killed by gang members in an East Los Angeles alley. Willie depicted the attack in an iconic mural … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD ALEJANDRO MOLINA “SAN VALENTÍN”

Alejandro Molina is a poet and member of "Noches Bohemias," a group of poets from various Latin American countries who meet regularly at the Tia Chucha Cultural Center and bookstore in Sylmar, … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD ALEJANDRO MURGUÍA “16TH AND VALENCIA”

Alejandro Murguía is a  poet and prose writer who has won the prestigious American Book Award twice for his short story collections.  In 2013 he was named Poet Laureate of the city of San Francisco. … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA CINEMA ROBERT BELTRAN ON STAR TREK VOYAGER

Robert Beltran is an accomplished actor of stage, screen and television.He is perhaps best known for his portrayal of Raoul in the cult film, "Eating Raoul," and as Chakotay in the science fiction … [Read more...]

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BRAVO ROAD with DON FELIPE 2.09.15 “RESTORING GERONIMO”

RESTORING GERONIMO’S NAME AND PLACE IN THE ANNALS OF AMERICAN HISTORY Consciousness about my Apache Indian roots came to me late in my life not because I sought to occlude or exclude them but … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD A.E.”TONY” MARES

Ernesto Antonio "Tony" Mares was a New Mexico poet, historian, essayist and fictoin writer. He passed away on January 30, 2015. Here Tony Mares reads his poem, "In Search of Durruti," at the 2010 … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD THE LATINA VOICE

Today Latina authors and poets make up an important part of Latino/a literature. But there was a time when this was not the case. Dr. Tomas Ybarrra Frausto, author, art and literature critic and … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA EVENT 1967 TIERRA AMARILLA COURTHOUSE RAID

In 1967, lay preacher and land grant activist Reies López Tijerina founded the Alliance of Free Pueblos in the state of New Mexico. His goal was to return ownership of contested land grants to the … [Read more...]