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LATINOPIA TEATRO “PROPERTIES OF SILENCE”

Properties of Silence is a new American play written by Theresa Chavez, Rose Portillo and Alan Pulner and directed by Theresa Chavez. The play imagines a dream encounter between seventeenth century … [Read more...]

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SOUTH BAY COMPASS with BARBARA ZARAGOZA 3.01.15 “BORDER ANGELS”

Border Angels Border Angels is an organization that advocates for migrants who cross the U.S.-Mexico border seeking better lives. Volunteers have placed water in the desert where migrants … [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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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 ART WILLIE HERRON’S “THE WALL THAT CRACKED OPEN”

Willie Herron is an artist, muralist and musician. In 1972 his brother John was attacked and nearly killed by gang members in an East Los Angeles alley. Willie depicted the attack in an iconic mural … [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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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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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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LATINOPIA WORD ALEJANDRO MURGUÍA “16TH AND VALENCIA”

Alejandro Murguía is a  poet and prose writer who has won the prestigious American Book Award twice for his short story collections.  In 2013 he was named Poet Laureate of the city of San Francisco. … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA CINEMA ROBERT BELTRAN ON STAR TREK VOYAGER

Robert Beltran is an accomplished actor of stage, screen and television.He is perhaps best known for his portrayal of Raoul in the cult film, "Eating Raoul," and as Chakotay in the science fiction … [Read more...]

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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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LATINOPIA WORD TONY MARES REMEMBERED

Tony Mares and I were kindred spirits. Our friendship was effortless. He had a streak of the rebel, and a mischievous twinkle in his eye… both qualities I could easily relate to. He served on my … [Read more...]

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

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LATINOPIA WORD A.E.”TONY” MARES

Ernesto Antonio "Tony" Mares was a New Mexico poet, historian, essayist and fictoin writer. He passed away on January 30, 2015. Here Tony Mares reads his poem, "In Search of Durruti," at the 2010 … [Read more...]

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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...]