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TALES OF TORRES 5.24.15 “IT’S NOT JUST RACISM”

IT'S NOT JUST RACISM THAT BREED POLICE BRUTALITY It’s not only racism that’s behind the recently documented cascade of violent police abuse cases in the United States. There’s a kind of … [Read more...]

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BURUNDANGA BORICUA DEL ZOCOTROCO 5.10.15 “THE LAST COLONY”

El profesor británico Raymon Carr en su libro Puerto Rico: A Colonial Experiment (Vintage Books, 1984) con la supuesta objetividad de no ser parte envuelta, apunta una condición poco halagadora y … [Read more...]

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ANGELA’S PHOTO OF THE WEEK 5.24.15 “LOOKING TO THE EAST”

Looking Towards the East This was one of those beautiful clear days where you can see forever. Continuing from my Instagram series (http://instagram.com/amosart). … [Read more...]

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MIRÁNDOLO BIEN with EDUARDO DÍAZ 5.24.15 “THE STRANGEST FRUIT”

"Texas trees bear a strange fruit, Blood on the leaves and blood on the root, Brown bodies swingin' in the southern breeze, Strange fruit hangin' from the pecan trees." Adaptation of "Strange … [Read more...]

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BURUNDANGA BORICUA FROM EL ZOCOTROCO 5.17.15 “THE LAST COLONY”

The British Professor Raymond Carr in his book, Puerto Rico A Colonial Experiment (Vintage Books, 1984), with the supposed objectivity of someone not involved, describes us with a not very generous … [Read more...]

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POLITICAL SALSA Y MÁS with SAL BALDENEGRO 5.17.15 “EVERYBODY LOVES MEXICANS”

Everybody loves Mexicans… The political season is upon us, and everybody in the political world all of a sudden loves Mexicans. Republicans will pretend to take a break from demonizing us, and … [Read more...]

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SOUTH BAY COMPASS WITH BARBARA ZARAGOZA 5.17.15 “BORDER CROSSING”

On Friday, May 8th The Front Art and Culture Center in San Ysidro presented a first reading of Raul Castillo’s Border Crossing, a play that explores the nuances of the migrant experience. Micah … [Read more...]

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ANGELA’S PHOTO OF THE WEEK “I LOVE MY STREET”

I love My Street. The street over the years doesn’t look like this often because of more cars in the neighborhood. But when it is empty, I cherish the moment. Continuing from my Instagram series … [Read more...]

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BRAVO ROAD with DON FELIPE 5.10.15 “WHY WE ARE CHICANOS”

In 1973 Washington Square Press—a Division of Simon & Schuster—published a Pocket Books edition of We Are Chicanos: An Anthology of Mexican American Literature, first critical anthology of Mexican … [Read more...]

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BURUNDANGA BORICUA DEL ZOCOTROCO 5.10.15 “MOTIVES & PRINCIPLES”

Motives and Principles. I find myself writing here, because friends and the road led me to the home of Jesús Salvador Treviño and our conversation made clear we have a common purpose. The shared … [Read more...]

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ANGELA’S PHOTO OF THE WEEK 5.10.15 “DOWNTOWN AT DUSK2″

Downtown Los Angeles at Dusk 2 I simple just like this shot. Continuing from my Instagram series (http://instagram.com/amosart). … [Read more...]

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BURUNDANGA BORICUA DEL ZOCOTROCO 05.10.15 “WHO WE ARE”

ASÍ SOMOS - WHO WE ARE Friendship and curiosity mediated for me to attend the presentation on the book Asi Somos: Who We Are. A title that redundantly declares our identity in two languages and … [Read more...]

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JULIO MEDINA’S SERENDIPITY 4.26.15 “THE FUTURE IS SKATING”

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LATINOPIA GUEST BLOG MARGARITO J. GARCIA III “AFRO-MESOAMERICANS PART TWO”

AFRO-MESOAMERICANS PART II As I have mentioned in previous writings, nothing validates more what I do through my own writings than the responses I get from my readers about my writings. Such … [Read more...]

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YOGA TALK WITH JULIE CARMEN 2.15.15 “COBRA POSE”

Julie Carmen  ( http://www.juliecarmenactress.com/ )  is an accomplished actress, licensed family therapist and yoga therapist. In this continuing monthly blog “Yoga Talk With Julie Carmen,” Julie … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA GUEST BLOG DR. RUDY ACUÑA 2.02.15 “DYING COMMUNITIES”

DYING COMMUNITIES-FORGOTTEN MEMORIES With age you become more nostalgic. Lately, for instance, I take things very seriously, and struggles such as the one with the university (CSUN) and its … [Read more...]

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YOGA TALK WITH JULIE CARMEN 01.18.15. “BREATHLESSNESS”

Julie Carmen  ( http://www.juliecarmenactress.com/ )  is an accomplished actress, licensed family therapist and yoga therapist. In this continuing monthly blog “Yoga Talk With Julie Carmen,” Julie … [Read more...]

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THINKING LATINA with SARA INÉS CALDERÓN 1. 04. 15 “TINDER & RACIAL HIERARCHY”

HOW TINDER HIGHLIGHTS AUSTIN’S RACIAL HIERARCHY Dating seems to suck in general. No matter where I live or who I talk to, there’s always something: in LA everyone is self-centered, in Austin … [Read more...]

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YOGA TALK with JULIE CARMEN 12.21.14 “DEPRESSION”

Julie Carmen (http://www.juliecarmenactress.com/ ) is an accomplished actress, licensed family therapist and yoga therapist. In this first of her monthly blog "Yoga Talk With Julie Carmen," Julie … [Read more...]