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MIRÁNDOLE BIEN with EDUARDO DÍAZ 4.07.14 “CÉSAR CHÁVEZ REMEMBERED”

CÉSAR CHÁVEZ: AN AMERICAN LEGEND REMEMBERED. “We need a leader, not a martyr!" pleads the brother of beloved labor leader César Chávez in a memorable scene from the film of the same name. The … [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 CINEMA ENRIQUE “KIKI” CASTILLO “BLOOD IN, BLOOD OUT”

Enrique "Kiki" Castillo is an acclaimed Chicano actor of stage, television and motion pictures. His television credits include programs like Weeds, N.C.I.S, American Family, L.A. Law and many others. … [Read more...]

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TALES OF TORRES 3.09.14 “LATINO BLACKS IN BASEBALL”

LATIN BLACKS IN BASEBALL BEFORE JACKIE ROBINSON.   The start of the Major League Baseball season is just around the corner and that seems like a good time to look back at some of the very early … [Read more...]

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WHO YOU TALKIN’ TO FANNY? 2.27.14 “LUIS ALFARO”

AN INTERVIEW WITH PLAYWRIGHT LUIS ALFARO ABOUT ST. JUDE, A PLAY FIRST LIVED ON FACEBOOK.  BY FANNY GARCIA Luis Alfaro is a performance artist, writer, theater director, social justice activist, … [Read more...]

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ZOMBIE MEX DIARIES 3.17.14 “LAZARO – AWAKENING”

I slowly became aware that I was conscious. That it was dark and that I was screaming. “Hold him down,” someone said. The babble of voices in my head was deafening. It was as if a hundred people … [Read more...]

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ZOMBIE MEX DIARIES 3.09.14 “PEARL – MY LAZO!”

I was walking behind Lazaro when Mr Neza stopped reached out and grabbed him by the arm. As Lazaro turned to him I saw something that stopped me in my tracks. Lazaro’s face was completely white, like … [Read more...]

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ZOMBIE MEX DIARIES 2.27.14 “CRISIS!”

CRISIS! The caravan of zombie vans returning from the destroyed training camp in the Joshua Tree desert approached Los Angeles on the San Bernardino freeway; the setting sun silhouetted the … [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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WORD VISION with HARRY GAMBOA JR. 2.17.14 “GIRAFFES…”

GIRAFFES AND OTHER GENTLE CREATURES. The barrels of their rifles and guns are placed against my neck and head as I’m ordered to look ahead and march forward along a gauntlet of jeering citizens who … [Read more...]

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ANGELA’S PHOTO OF THE WEEK 6.16.14 “LOS ANGELES CITY HALL”

LOS ANGELES CITY HALL here's another view of this old and historic building, of our city of Los Angeles. Continuing from my Instagram series (http://instagram.com/amosart). … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA DOCUMENT – A BRIEF HISTORY OF CHICANOS IN THE U.S.

CONTEXT: The history of Mexican Americans in the United States has been a long and troubled one. Dr. Felipe De Ortego y Gasca puts this history in perspective in this brief history of Chicanos in the … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA CINEMA JOSÉ LUIS RUIZ “THE UNWANTED”

José Luis Ruiz is a ground-breaking Chicano filmmaker and media activist. As Director of the National Latino Communications Center, he was the visionary force behind the acclaimed PBS documentary … [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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POLITICAL SALSA Y MÁS with SAL BALDENEGRO 2.16.14 “CÉSAR CHÁVEZ & SCABS”

CÉSAR CHÁVEZ TAKES ON SCAB-LOVING GOVERNMENT. Coinciding generally with César Chávez’s birthday (March) and the anniversary of his death (April), a movie about Chávez’s life and work will soon be … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA TEATRO DAN GUERRERO “GAYTINO”

Dan Guerrero is an accomplished actor and producer. In his one-man show, "Gaytino," he recalls what it is like to grow up gay in a macho Mexican society. He also remembers his life-long friendship … [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 MUSIC QUETZAL “VOCES” (VOICES)

Quetzal is a popular East Los Angeles band whose music reflects the struggles of poor people everywhere. . Their original song, "Voces" (Voices) was inspired by the participation of Latinos in a human … [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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ZOMBIE MEX DIARIES 2.09.14 “AFTERMATH”

AFTERMATH. The drone of the helicopters driven by the Oñate zombies was still ringing in my ears when I turned to Pearl. We embraced tightly. Vida, whining persistently, wanted to be part of the … [Read more...]