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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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LATINOPIA WORD THE LATINA VOICE

Today Latina authors and poets make up an important part of Latino/a literature. But there was a time when this was not the case. Dr. Tomas Ybarrra Frausto, author, art and literature critic and … [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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LATINOPIA EVENT 1967 TIERRA AMARILLA COURTHOUSE RAID

In 1967, lay preacher and land grant activist Reies López Tijerina founded the Alliance of Free Pueblos in the state of New Mexico. His goal was to return ownership of contested land grants to the … [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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LATINOPIA ART “IN SEARCH OF MAGULANDIA”

Gilbert "Magu" Lujan (October 16, 1940-July 24, 2011) was a much loved and influential Chicano sculptor, muralist and painter. The co-founder of the Los Four art collective, he was one of the first … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD “DEEP DOWN DARK”

On August 5, 2010, thirty-three miners were trapped underground following a mine cave-in at the Chilean town of Copiapó. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and novelist Hector Tobar obtained exclusive … [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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LATINOPIA MUSIC LOS FABULOCOS “UNA PURA Y DOS CON SAL”

Delta Groove Music recording artist Los FabuLocos is a Southern California band whose unique sound, "Cali-Mex,"is a fusion of blues, Americana and Chicano soul music. Band members include Jesús … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA CINEMA “JOSE LUIS RUIZ ON CHICANO!”

Chicano! History of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement was a four-hour PBS documentary series broadcast in 1997. Jose Luis Ruiz was the Executive Producer of the company that produced the … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA CINEMA ROBERT BELTRAN ON ACTING

Robert Beltran is an accomplished actor of stage and screen perhaps best known for his portrayal of "Chokotay" in the television series "Star Trek Voyager." Beltran is also a serious theater director. … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD DAGOBERTO GILB “VOICE”

Dagoberto Gilb is a Mexican American writer of short stories and novels whose short story collection The Magic of Blood won the 1994 PEN/Hemingway award. His writings have appeared in The New Yorker, … [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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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...]