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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 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 ALBERTO RÍOS “SPANISH”

The struggle for bilingual education that respects a child's native language while teaching him English has been a hard fought victory. But there was time when Mexican American children were subjected … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA ART CÉSAR MARTÍNEZ

César Martínez is a ground-breaking artist and one of the founders of the Chicano Art Movement.  His work goes back to the 1960s when he pioneered in such San Antonio-based art collectives as Con Safo … [Read more...]

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RODOLFO “CORKY” GONZALES “IN HIS OWN WORDS”

RODOLFO ‘CORKY GONZALES IN HIS OWN WORDS 1)  “I am Joaquin,/ Lost in a world of confusion,/ Caught up in a whirl of a gringo society/ Confused by the rules." -I Am Joaquin, epic poem 2)  “I am … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA FOOD COCINA HERNÁNDEZ SPANISH RICE

Diane Velarde Hernández has treated Latinopians to many delicious Mexican food recipes. Here she is again, this time with the recipe for Spanish Rice which she insists can also be called Mexican Rice … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA EVENT 2012 LIBROTRAFICANTES 1

In 2011, the Arizona State Legislature passed HB 2281, a law which prohibits schools from offering courses at any grade level that advocate ethnic solidarity, promote overthrow of the US government, … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD “THE THREE LOUIES 2″

“The Three Louies” is a performance conversation about growing up in East Los Angeles by three accomplished Mexican Americans. Luis J. Rodríguez is author of the acclaimed memoir, “Always Running,” … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD THE THREE LOUIES

"The Three Louies" is a performance conversation about growing up in East Los Angeles by three accomplished Mexican Americans. Luis J. Rodríguez  is author of the acclaimed memoir, "Always Running," … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD LATINO QUOTES

We have been asked about the quotations that we post on the homepage each week. Here are some of these quotations in a larger … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA ART CHICANO MURALS

Today, murals painted by Chicanos  are to be found throughout the United States.  From Bellevue, Washington, to San Anontio, Texas to Chicago, Illinois the mural movement that began in the 1960s has … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA HERO MAGGIE RIVAS-RODRÍGUEZ

In 1999,  Dr. Maggie Rivas-Rodríguez began an awesome undertaking--to document the lives and stories of Latino veterans of World War II (later her efforts would also include the Korean and Viet Nam … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC MARK GUERRERO “THE BALLAD OF CARLOS ALMARÁZ”

Mark Guerrero is a singer/songwriter whose lyrics often touch on social themes. He performs here his original composition commemorating the legendary Chicano artist Carlos Almaráz who passed away in … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA EVENT 2012 LIBROTRAFICANTES 2

After leaving Houston, Texas, the librotraficante banned book caravan arrived in El Paso, Texas on March 14, 2012. They were met with open arms by local poets and community activists who welcomed the … [Read more...]