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LATINOPIA MOMENT IN TIME JFK MEETS WITH LULAC

This Moment in Time is quite extraordinary. It is a photo of President John F. Kennedy visiting a reunion of the Houston League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) in Houston, Texas on October … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD LEVI ROMERO

Levi Romero is a native New Mexican poet who was named centennial poet for the state in 2012.  His poetry collections include "In the Gathering of Silence" (1996),  "A Poetry of Remembrances:  New and … [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 ART AZTLÁN ART SHOW

In 2003, Frank Garcia curated the first Aztlan Art Show at the dA gallery in Pomona, California. The show brought together different generations of Chicano and Chicana artists. Since that time, the … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD LEVI ON RAÚL AND JOSÉ

HIGH SCHOOL ENGLISH Homenaje a la Maestría By Levi Romero I not long after my high school English teacher had passed the colored pencils out I summoned her attention I can’t see what … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD “DOÑA JULIA’S CHILDREN”

Latinopia's blogger Luis R. Torres has recently published a biography of Mexican American education activist Vahac Mardirosian. It was Mardirosian who led the Educational Issues Coordinating … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MOMENT IN TIME RICARDO FALCON PRESS CONFERENCE

MOMENT IN TIME RICARDO FALCON PRESS CONFERENCE In September of 1972, the La Raza  Unida political party,  made up primarily of Mexican Americans and other Latinos, convened its national convention … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA CINEMA CARLOS AVILA ON “MASKED MEN”

Carlos Avila is a producer and director whose credits include the PBS series Foto-Novelas (1997) and the feature film Price of Glory (200) which starred Jimmy Smits.  His latest project is a PBS … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC QUETZAL “CANTO LISO”

Quetzal is an East Los Angeles band whose music mirrors the social, political and cultural struggles of Latinos in the United States and Latin America.  On August 24, 2013 they performed their song … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA ART SONIA ROMERO 2

Sonia Romero is a graphic artist,muralist and print maker. In this second profile on Sonia and her work, Latinopia explores Sonia's public murals, in particular the "Urban Oasis" mural at the … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD THELMA REYNA

Thelma Reyna is the author of the award-winning "The Heavens Weep For Us and Other Stories" and the poetry collections "Breath & Bone" and "Hearts In Common."  Latinopia caught up with Thelma on … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD ANAYA ON WRITING

Rudolfo Anaya is the pioneering Chicano author of more than a dozen books including the acclaimed coming of age novel Bless me,Ultima. Latinopia asked Anaya about how he goes about writing and what … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA BOOK REVIEW “LATINO AMERICANS”

LATINO AMERICANS -The Companion Book to the PBS documentary Series Written by Ray Suarez,  Celebra Press, 2013. Reviewed by Denis Bixler-Marquez _____________________________________ Behind … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD OLGA GARCÍA ECHEVERRÍA “LENGUALISTIC ALGO”

Olga García-Echeverría is a narrative writer and poet who was born and raised in East Los Angeles. Her book, "Falling Angels,"  is split in half between stories and poems, and features a bilingual … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA CINEMA JOHN VALADEZ ON “PREJUDICE AND PRIDE”

John Valadez is the producer and director of two episodes of the six part PBS documentary series Latino Americans. In the episode titled "Prejudice and Pride," he tackles the story of the Chicano … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA CINEMA HENRY DARROW “HIGH CHAPARRAL”

Henry Darrow is a pioneering Puerto Rican actor who won acclaim when he starred as "Manolito" in the western television series "High Chaparral," (1967-1971). Latinopia caught up with him at the Gene … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC JOSEPH JULIAN GONZALEZ “HOW I COMPOSE MUSIC”

Joseph Julian Gonzalez is an acclaimed composer of classical music and motion picture and television music. His credits include features films, documentaries series and television episodic series. … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA CINEMA JOHN VALADEZ ON “WAR AND PEACE”

John Valadez is the producer and director of two hours of the six-part PBS documentary series, "Latino Americans." In his episode titled "War and Peace", John took on the task of documenting the story … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD PAT MORA REMEMBERS TOMÁS RIVERA

Dr. Tomás Rivera ( 1935-1984) is the pioneering author of the acclaimed novel "And the Earth Did Not Devour Him." An activist and educator, Tomás was the first Chicano to be named Chancellor within … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD JUAN FELÍPE HERRERA “HOW TO BECOME A WARRIOR…”

Juan Felípe Herrera is a poet, performer, educator and activist with more than twenty books to his name. He was appointed California Poet Laureate in 2012. Latinopia was on hand when he read his poem … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD RICARDO ALEJANDRO RODAS

Ricardo Alejandro Rodas is a poet and an immigrant from Argentina. While in his homeland he was published in the anthology  Poetic Rebirth, published by the Society of Latin American Writers and … [Read more...]