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LATINOPIA EVENTS 1967 PUERTO RICO PLEBISCITE

Following the conclusion of the Spanish American War in 1898, the island of Puerto Rico became a colony of the United States. Since that time, Puerto Ricans have debated the best course for the … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA FOOD COCINA HERNÁNDEZ “SOPA DE FIDEO”

Welcome to Cocina Hernández! In this episode Diane Velarde Hernández shares another one of her great Mexican recipes with us. This time it's "Sopa de Fideo," a traditional rendering of vermicelli … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC OLMECA & FRIENDS 2

Olmeca is a songwriter and spoken word artist whose lyrics, at times in Spanish and at times in English,  reflect the issues of urban Latino youth. This is the second installment of a recent jam with … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA SHOWCASE LOS ANGELES WARD 2 “SOMEONE’S GOTTA PAY”

Los Angeles Ward is a futuristic web drama series starring Jade Puga.  The series is produced by the creative team of actress/writer/producer Jade Puga and writer/director Richard Montes.  The … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD RUBÉN MARTÍNEZ “DESERT AMERICA”

Rubén Martínez is an author and performer.  His books "Crossing Over" and"The New Americans" have been widely acclaimed. In his latest book, "Desert America," he recounts a ten-year spiritual and … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD DIANA GARCÍA “BITTERSWEET HARVEST”

Diana García is a poet who grew up in the agricultural community of Merced, California. Her poetry often deals with the lives of farmworkers as well as feminist and family themes.  In September of … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA EVENT 1968 SAL CASTRO & THE E.I.C.C.

In March, 1968, Mexican American students from four high schools in East Los Angeles walked out in protest of the inferior education they were receiving. Parents, community activists and clergy met on … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA ART NOPALITO’S GALERIA

When he's not managing his parent's popular Las Cruces restaurant, "Nopalito," Victor Gallegos is managing one of the first art galleries in Las Cruces to be owned and operated by Mexican … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD DENISE CHÁVEZ “CORRINE”

Denise Chávez is a New Mexico author whose novel "Face of an Angel" won the American Book Award. Her coming of age novel, "The Last of the Menu Girls" is a classic of Latina literature. In her piece … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD ROLANDO HINOJOSA “KLAIL CITY”

Dr. Rolando Hinojosa Smith is a pioneering Chicano author whose writings transcend genres. His novel "Klail City" won the prestigious Casa de las Americas literary award. Hinojosa has created the … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA SHOWCASE LOS ANGELES WARD “THE VOICELESS”

Jade Puga and Richard Montes are a writing/producing/directing team whose company, Safada y Sano Productions, has produced webisodes as well as long form dramas.  Their webisode series "Los Angeles … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC LITTLE JOE ON IMPACT OF CHICANO MUSIC

Little Joe Hernández may be the foremost innovator of Tejano music, taking elements of the conjunto sound of Santiago Jimenez, Narciso Martinez and big band sound of Beto Villa and elaborating an … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MOMENT IN TIME CÉSAR CHÁVEZ FUNERAL

Renowned labor leader and President of the United Farm Workers Union César Chávez died on April 23, 1993.  On April 29th, more than 50,000 people attended his funeral in Delano, California. This was … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA CINEMA JOHN VALADEZ ON ‘FIRE”

John Valadez is an accomplished documentary filmmaker who directed and produced the award-winning PBS documentary "The Chicano Wave" and the highly acclaimed documentary "The Longoria Affair."  … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC CONJUNTO HUEYAPAN “EL SIQUISIRI”

El Conjunto Hueyapan is a music group dedicated to the jarocho music tradition that originated in Veracruz, Mexico. Founded in 1973 by Fermín Herrera, A Professor of Nahuatl at California State … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA SHOWCASE KENNETH CASTILLO “COUNTERPUNCH”

Kenneth Castillo is a director whose dramatic short "Day at the Theater" won the 2007 Imagen Award for Best Theatrical Shot Film. Since then Kenneth has been busy directing features, the latest of … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC OLMECA & FRIENDS 1

Olmeca is a songwriter and spoken word artist whose lyrics, at times in Spanish and at times in English,  reflect the issues of urban Latino youth. Recently he jammed with other spoken word artists at … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA EVENT 2009 CHICANO ACTIVIST REUNION 3

In this third and final report on the 2009 reunion of Chicano Movement activists,  convened in Dallas, Texas and attended by hundreds of activists,  we hear from reunion organizer José Angel Gutíerrez … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA EVENT 1969 DENVER WOMEN’S CAUCUS

Latinos and Latinas today take gender equality as a given. But in the early days of the Chicano Movement for Civil Rights of the1960s and 1970s, Chicana women activists were often  the unrecognized … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD DAGOBERTO GILB “ON AWARDS”

Dagoberto Gilb is one of America's leading authors of short stories and novels.  His short story collection, "The Magic of Blood" won the 1994 PEN/Hemingway award. His writings have appeared in The … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD RUDOLFO ANAYA “BLESS ME ÚLTIMA”

Rudolfo A. Anaya is a pioneering, prolific and renowned Chicano author. His novel, Bless Me Última, is a magical story of a young boy's coming of age in 1940s New Mexico.  Set against a background of … [Read more...]