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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...]

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LATINOPIA EVENT 1970 CHICANO PARK 2

In 1970, the City of San Diego reneged on its promise to allow the citizens of Logan Heights, a historic Chicano barrio, to utilize land under the recently completed Coronado Bridge to build a … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA EVENT 1970 CHICANO PARK 1

In 1970, the Coronado Bridge in San Diego had recently been completed and the city of San Diego had agreed to allow the residents of the Logan Heights barrio to use the land under the bridge as a … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA EVENT 1969 CHICANO STUDIES CREATED

The Chicana and Chicano Studies department at California State University Northridge was created in the Spring of 1969 following turbulent protests by African American and Mexican American students … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA EVENT 1967 CON SAFOS 2

Con Safos Magazine, a daring and irreverant literary magazine featuring the writings of Latino authors was first published in 1967 under the stewardship of Ralph "Rafas" López and Arturo "Tudi" … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA ART SERGIO HERNÁNDEZ

For more than forty years Sergio Hernández has been an accomplished artist and cartoonist. He began his artistic trajectory in the 196os when he met artists and writers who producing the Los … [Read more...]

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MOMENT IN TIME DOSS VS. BERNAL

  This photo is of Alex and Esther Bernal who in 1943 won a historic and precedent-setting lawsuit which challenged long-standing residential segregatiom in Fullerton, California.  Here's the … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA SHOWCASE GABE TORRES “BRAKE”

Gabe Torres grew up in Aurora, New York and started making films when he was 12 years old. After graduating from the USC Film School, he has gone on to a career in television directing that includes … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA SHOWCASE “ALBUQUERQUE POETS 1″

When Professor Emeritus John Crawford of the University of New Mexico heard that the Arizona state legislature had passed a law banning the teaching of ethnic studies in public schools, he was … [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 ELUSIVE MINDS

Elusive Minds is a Latino podcast created by Michael Centeno, Nathan Morales, Adolfo Hernández and Johnny the Geek in response to the lack of online content by and about Latinos. The podcast which can … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD MARIO PICAYO “CARIBBEAN JOURNEY A TO Y”

Mario Picayo is the editor and publisher of the Editorial Campana literary publishing company based in New York.  He is also the author of children's books published through Campanita Books.  His … [Read more...]