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LATINOPIA MUSIC LOUIE PÉREZ ON “LA BAMBA”

Los Lobos is an internationally acclaimed Chicano rock and roll music group with multiple Grammy awards to their name. Although the group released their first album, "Just Another Band from East L.A." … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA EVENT 2009 ACTIVIST REUNION 2

The Chicano Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and 1970s was in response to decades of discrimination and social inequality experienced by the Mexican American community in the Untied States. The … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD RICHARD YAÑEZ READS “HYMN TO VATOS…”

The Librotraficante Banned Book Caravan swept through Southwest cities in March of 2012.  The caravan was bringing banned books to the high school students of Tucson, Arizona. It was there that local … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA EVENT 2010 JAIME ESCALANTE MEMORIAL

Jaime Escalante (1930-2010) was a renowned mathematics teacher at Garfield High School in East Los Angeles. His teaching success inspired the motion picture Stand and Deliver, directed by Ramón … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC CUÑAO “GAITAN”

Cuñao's frontman is Julio Montero. He born in Ecuador and raised in New York city. His music is very much influenced by the Latin American social protest songs of the 1970s. Here he performs his … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA EVENT 1966 CRUSADE FOR JUSTICE

In 1966, Chicano activist Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales created a community based civil rights organization called the Crusade for Justice. Corky was disillusioned by traditional government agencies that … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA CINEMA ROSE PORTILLO “EXORCIST II”

Rose Portillo is a gifted actress who starred as Della in the acclaimed play Zoot Suit as well as many roles in television and movies. Her first major role was in the movie "The Exorcist II: The … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA EVENT 1968 CON SAFOS 1

Today we take for granted the large body of Latino and Latina literature available in the United States. But back in 1960, there was no extensive body of literature to speak of. That all changed when … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC DAVID GARZA “I-10 CHARM”

David Garza is a songwriter and singer from Austin, Texas. His songs are sparse, emotive and lyrical, his performances soulful and passionate. Latinopia caught up with David at an outdoor bar-b-cue in … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA HERO DR. FELIPE DE ORTEGO Y GASCA

Felipe de Ortego y Gasca was a major in the United States Air Force before embarking on a pioneering career as a scholar, literary critic and educator. Ironically, his literary career only began after … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA TEATRO “RANCHO PANCHO 1″

Gregg Barrios is a San Antonio-based playwright who has written a landmark play titled "Rancho Pancho."  At the heart of the play is the explosive revelation that the character of Stanley Kowalski in … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA GUEST BLOG DR. ARTURO MADRID

Note: This is the Keynote Address delivered by Dr. Arturo Madrid on the occasion of the 20th Anniversary of The Biennial Conference of the Puerto Rican Studies Association, University of Albany, … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD MELINDA PALACIO

Melinda Palacio is a poet and novelist. Reviewers of her poetry collection "Folsom Lockdown," have said that "her rich expressions were full of passion...the vivid voices of the characters in her … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD MYRNA NIEVES “EMIGRACIÓN”

Myrna Nieves is a New York-based writer of poetry and fiction.  She reads here from her collection, "Libreta de Sueños," (Small Book of Dreams).  The story is a metaphor for the Puerto Rican-- or … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC LOS POCHOS “PASO DEL NORTE”

Conjunto Los Pochos is a Los Angeles-based music group that is celebrating fifteen years of performing for audiences throughout Southern California and the Southwest. Its members are Otoño Lujan on … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC CONJUNTO AZTLÁN “ROSARIO”

Conjunto Aztlán is a San Antonio-based music group with roots in the Chicano civil rights movement of the 1970s. The group is comprised of Juan Tejeda, J.J. Barrera, Clemencia Zapata, José Flores … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA TEATRO “RANCHO PANCHO 2″

San Antonio playwright Gregg Barrios discovered that the character of Stanley Kowalski in the classic American play, "A Streetcar Named Desire," was based on author Tennessee Williams' relationship … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA EVENT 2012 LIBROTRAFICANTES 3

On March 12, 2012, a caravan of social justice activists set out from Houston, Texas to Tucson, Arizona to deliver books to high school students that had been banned by the Tucson Unified  School … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA EVENT 2012 LIBROTRAFICANTES 5

On its way to Tucson, Arizona, the Librotraficantes Caravan of Censored Books stopped in Albuquerque, New Mexico where the librotraficantes received a warm welcome at the National Hispanic Cultural … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA EVENT 2012 LIBROTRAFICANTES 6

The Librotraficantes Banned Book Caravan left Houston, Texas on March 12, 2012.  After stops in San Antonio and El Paso, Texas, and Albuquerque , New Mexico, the caravan was ready to set out on the … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA EVENT 2009 ACTIVISTS REUNION

In the 1960s, conditions for Mexican Americans and other Latinos in the United States were bleak. Latinos experienced high unemployment, poor housing, a 50% drop out rate at high schools where … [Read more...]