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THINKING LATINA with SARA INÉS CALDERÓN 01.25.15 “AUSTIN’S GENTLEMAN’S AGREEMENT”

THE PRICE OF AUSTIN'S 'GENTLEMAN'S AGREEMENT'? CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT. Recently I was telling a friend about Austin’s “Gentleman’s Agreement” to only allow one Latino and one black … [Read more...]

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ANGELA’S PHOTO OF THE WEEK 01.25.15 “

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

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BURUNDANGA BORICUA DEL ZOCOTROCO 01.25.15 “EL LIBERADOR”

EL LIBERADOR. Simón Bolívar es la figura cimera en la gesta libertaria Sur Americana; por mas de diez ańos lucho mas de cien batallas contra el Imperio Espańol, que conducen a la liberación de … [Read more...]

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POLITICAL SALSA Y MÁS with SAL BALDENEGRO 01.18.15 “CHICANO HISTORY WEEK?”

Chicano History Week? Should there be a Chicano History Week? Members of a Listserv I subscribe to were recently asked to lobby their respective legislatures to designate the week of February 2-8 as … [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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MIRÁNDOLO BIEN with EDUARDO DÍAZ 01.18.15 “THERE, BUT FOR THE MAMBO”

THERE, BUT FOR THE MAMBO, GO I... The Mambo craze had reached an apogee in Los Angeles in the 1940s, when my Mexican parents first met and found love. My parents, now 96, always danced well and … [Read more...]

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BRAVO ROAD with DON FELÍPE 01.11. 15 “JE SUIS CHARLIE”

JE SUIS CHARLIE. The rampant massacre of 12 persons (11 wounded) at the offices of the satirical French newspaper Charlie Hebdo by Islamic fundamentalists ostensibly motivated by the … [Read more...]

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TALES OF TORRES 01.11.15 “BLOODY CHRISTMAS”

CURRENT DEMONSTRATIONS AGAINST POLICE BRUTALITY RECALL THE INFAMOUS "BLOOD CHRISTMAS" CASE IN LOS ANGELES. As this new year gets rolling, scattered protests and lots of grumbling continue over … [Read more...]

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THINKING LATINA with SARA INÉS CALDERÓN “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...]

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BURUNDANGA BORICUA del ZOCOTROCO 1.04.15 “ASI SOMOS”

ASI SOMOS - WHO WE ARE El cariño y la amistad mediaron para que asistiese a la presentación del libro Así Somos: Who We Are. Para una columna sobre Burundanga, un título que afirma identidad con … [Read more...]

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RICKY LUV VIDEO “OFFICE IS…”

Multi-talented author and filmmaker Ricardo Lira Acuña is back on Latinopia this week with his regular monthly video blog, Ricky Luv Video. This video is all about working in an office and how it … [Read more...]

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POLITICAL SALSA Y MÁS with SAL BALDENEGRO 12.22.14 “I LIKE YOUR CHRIST, BUT…”

I like your Christ, but… How things change. When I was growing up, religious folks railed against the commercialization of Christmas. They believed and taught that publicly, Christmas was to be … [Read more...]

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BURUNDANGA BORICUA del ZOCOTROCO 12.15.14 “DECLARACIÓN DE PRINCIPIOS”

Declaración de Principios y Exposición de Motivos ___________________________________________ Estoy aquí porque los amigos y el camino me llevaron a la casa de Jesús Salvador Treviño y la … [Read more...]

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BRAVO ROAD WITH DON FELIPE 12.08.14 ‘THE AMERICAN PEOPLE”

THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. I’m befuddled, bewildered and, more often than not, amused when I hear American politicians on TV asserting that this or that is what the American people want or do not … [Read more...]

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ANGELA’S PHOTO OF THE WEEK 12.08.14 “ONLY LEAVES”

Only Leaves A calming site that makes you think of the change in the season. Continuing from my Instagram series (http://instagram.com/amosart).   … [Read more...]

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MIRÁNDOLO BIEN with EDUARDO DÍAZ 11.30.14 “OBAMA’S EXECUTIVE ACTION”

"ROLE TIDE" AND OBAMA'S EXECUTIVE ACTION. Like many in this country, Priscilla Hancock Cooper is among those breathing a sigh of relief with President Obama's recent executive action on … [Read more...]

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THINKING LATINA with SARA INÉS CALDERÓN 9.16.13 “IMMIGRATION REFORM”

IMMIGRATION REFORM 2013: 8 THINGS YOU WERE TOO EMBARRASSED TO ASK. Immigration reform 2013 is back now that Congress has returned from recess. Although the Syrian crisis and the looming debt … [Read more...]