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BURUNDANGA BORICUA DEL ZOCOTROCO 2.22.15 “LA PATRIA – PRIMERA PARTE”

El siguiente ensayo consiste de cuatro partes que exploran: el sentimiento patrio, la relación colonial de Puerto Rico y los Estados Unidos de Norte América, el Estado Libre Asociado, y el caso de … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA GUEST BLOG DR. MARGARITO J.GARCÍA III “AFRO-MESOAMERICANS”

AFRO-MESOAMERICANS As most of you know, the month of February is Black History Month in the U.S., and as Chicanos and Chicanas I think it behooves us to consider how persons of African descent have … [Read more...]

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ANGELA’S PHOTO OF THE WEEK 2.22.15 “A DAY OF CLOUDS”

A Day of Clouds Going south on Normandie Ave. Continuing from my Instagram series (http://instagram.com/amosart). … [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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POLITICAL SALSA with SAL BALDENEGRO 2.11.15 “SACRED SITES MATTER”

Indigenous sacred sites matter… Arizona Democrat House member Ann Kirkpatrick, whose district includes the Apache reservation, teamed up with Republican Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake and … [Read more...]

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TALES OF TORRES 02.15.15. “TORTILLAS IN OUTER SPACE”

The Humble Mexican Tortilla is a Staple in Outer Space In the fall of 1979 I found it nearly impossible to find tortillas in New York City. But today tortillas are ubiquitous. Heck, tortillas … [Read more...]

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ANGELA’S PHOTO OF THE WEEK 2.15.15 “REFLECTIONS TWO”

Reflections Two. Enjoyed these ripples and reflections in the Echo Park Lake. Continuing from my Instagram series (http://instagram.com/amosart). … [Read more...]

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ARNIE AND PORFI with SERGIO HERNÁNDEZ 2.15.15 “TWO BIGGEST FOOLS”

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BRAVO ROAD with DON FELIPE 2.09.15 “RESTORING GERONIMO”

RESTORING GERONIMO’S NAME AND PLACE IN THE ANNALS OF AMERICAN HISTORY Consciousness about my Apache Indian roots came to me late in my life not because I sought to occlude or exclude them but … [Read more...]

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MIRÁNDOLO BIEN with EDUARDO DÍAZ 2.09.15 “NATION TO NATION TREATIES”

What Might Have Been; Treaties and Nation-Building "Great nations, like great men, should keep their word." - Hugo Black, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Nation to Nation; Treaties Between the … [Read more...]

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ARNIE AND PORFI with SERGIO HERNÁNDEZ 2.08.15 “BRIAN WILLIAMS – FOG OF WAR”

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SOUTH BAY COMPASS with BARBARA ZARAGOZA 2.01.15 “HERMAN BACA, CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST”

HERMAN BACA, CHICANO RIGHTS ACTIVIST . The population is about 60,000. Sixty-five percent of the people are Hispanic. The median household income is about $37,000 and media outlets, when they … [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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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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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...]