THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: SAL BALDENEGRO ON ANYTHING BUT MEXICAN, RUDY AND STEVE SALAS ON PERFORMING AT CARNEGIE HALL, JUAN GONZALEZ ON HARVEST OF EMPIRE, SONIA ROMERO ON THE McARTHUR PARK SUBWAY MURAL AND SERG HERNÁNDEZ ON TRUMP AND MELANIA.
Que’ Hubo my peeps! This week Sal Baldenegro returns with his Political Salsa blog, this week he examines the notion of Hispanic Heritage Week and has some barbed observations on why this celebration is misguided. Check out “Anything but Mexican…Again! Also this week we hear from Rudy and Steve Salas, the celebrated founders of the Tierra music group, as they recall their epic performance at Carnegie Hall, the first time a Chicano music performed there and the solid support they received from the New York salsa community. Juan Gonzalez, author and co-host of the news program Democracy Now, talks about the findings in his book Harvest of Empire and how the current debate on our national immigration policy all goes back to actions the United States government took in years past. Also be sure to check out artist Sonia Romero’s stunnign work on the McArthur Park subway mural–too cool!
And no week is complete without Sergio Hernández weighing in with his comic humor. This week: Boris and Melania Trump.
Enjoy your week on Latinopia!