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LATINOPIA WORD HECTOR TOBAR “THE BARBARIAN NURSERIES”

Hector Tobar is a Pultizer Prize winning journalist and author. In his first novel, "The Tattooed Soldier," he examines the experience of two Guatemalans immigrants to the United States as they … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD CÉSAR CHÁVEZ IN HIS OWN WORDS

“It is not enough to know why we are oppressed and by whom. We must join the struggle for what is right and just.” “Preservation of one’s own culture does not require contempt or disrespect for … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA BOOK REVIEW “MAKING HISPANICS”

MAKING HISPANIC: How Activists, Bureaucrats, and Media Constructed a New American by Dr. G. Cristina Mora, University of Chicago Press, 2014. Reviewed by  Dr. Claude S. … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA GUEST BLOG “CARLOS MUÑOZ, JR. ” VICTORY IS IN THE STRUGGLE”

“VICTORY IS IN THE STRUGGLE" Dr. Carlos Muñoz, Jr. is Professor Emeritus at the University of California at Berkeley and one of the participants in the 1968 high school walk-outs in East Los … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD XOCHITL JULISA BERMEJO “OUR LADY OF THE WATER GALLONS”

Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo is a poet and teacher from Asuza, California. She volunteered with No More Deaths, a humanitarian organization providing water bottles in the Arizona desert where immigrants … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD ROLANDO HINOJOSA “THE YOUNG WILL WRITE”

Rolando Hinojosa is a celebrated Chicano author with more than a dozen novels and short story collections including the  highly acclaimed The Valley, winner of the  Casa De Las Americas international … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD MÓNICA TERESA ORTÍZ “HUMAN RESOURCES”

Mónica Teresa Ortíz is a Texas poet representative of a new generation of Latina poets and authors. She is the author of the acclaimed chapbook collection "On a Greyhound Straight from the 915." She … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD ALEJANDRO MOLINA “SAN VALENTÍN”

Alejandro Molina is a poet and member of "Noches Bohemias," a group of poets from various Latin American countries who meet regularly at the Tia Chucha Cultural Center and bookstore in Sylmar, … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD RANDY JURADO ERTLL “HOPE IN TIMES OF DARKNESS”

Randy Jurado Ertll is a Salvadoran American author and political activist. He and his family fled the civil war in El Salvador by coming to the United States. He grew up in violence-torn South Central … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD ABELARDO DELGADO

Abelardo "Lalo" Delgado (1930 - 2004) is one of the ground-breaking pioneers of Chicano poetry. A social activist as well as an author, he was as comfortable on a picket line or at a political rally … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD ALBERTO RÍOS “HOW TO WRITE A POEM”

Alberto "Tito" Ríos is a celebrated poet and author who has published ten books of poetry, three short story collections and a memoir. Latinopia was intrigued by his body of work as a poet and asked a … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA EVENT LIBROTRAFICANTES 4 ” A VISIT WITH ANAYA”

After leaving the Border Bookstore in Mesilla, New Mexico, the caravan carrying banned books to the children of Tucson heads north to Albuquerque for a meeting with renowned author Rudolfo Anaya. On … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA BOOK REVIEW “AFRO- 6 ” REVIEWED BY ERNIE HOGAN

THE COLLIDING WORLDS OF AFRO-6. Dell Books, 1969 By Hank Lopez Reviewed by Ernest Hogan ___________________________________ Chicano ain’t no pure thing. Ain’t no puro Chicano. Puro … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD LEVI ROMERO

Levi Romero is a native New Mexican poet who was named centennial poet for the state in 2012.  His poetry collections include "In the Gathering of Silence" (1996),  "A Poetry of Remembrances:  New and … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD LEVI ON RAÚL AND JOSÉ

HIGH SCHOOL ENGLISH Homenaje a la Maestría By Levi Romero I not long after my high school English teacher had passed the colored pencils out I summoned her attention I can’t see what … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD “DOÑA JULIA’S CHILDREN”

Latinopia's blogger Luis R. Torres has recently published a biography of Mexican American education activist Vahac Mardirosian. It was Mardirosian who led the Educational Issues Coordinating … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD THELMA REYNA

Thelma Reyna is the author of the award-winning "The Heavens Weep For Us and Other Stories" and the poetry collections "Breath & Bone" and "Hearts In Common."  Latinopia caught up with Thelma on … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD ANAYA ON WRITING

Rudolfo Anaya is the pioneering Chicano author of more than a dozen books including the acclaimed coming of age novel Bless me,Ultima. Latinopia asked Anaya about how he goes about writing and what … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD JOSE MONTOYA ON THE RCAF

José Montoya is the revered godfather of Chicano poetry and art who passed away on September 25, 2013.  A longtime activist and educator, José has influenced generations of Latinos with his insightful … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD MÓNICA TERESA ORTÍZ

Mónica Teresa Ortíz is an Austin-based poet whose 2008 chapbook, “On a Greyhound Straight from the 915,” has won critical acclaim. Her literary inspirations range from Gertrude Stein to Gabriel García … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA BOOK REVIEW “LATINO AMERICANS”

LATINO AMERICANS -The Companion Book to the PBS documentary Series Written by Ray Suarez,  Celebra Press, 2013. Reviewed by Denis Bixler-Marquez _____________________________________ Behind … [Read more...]