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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...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC QUETZAL “MIGRA”

Quetzal is an East Los Angeles Chican@ band whose music reflects the social, political and cultural struggles of Latinos in the United States and Latin America. Founded in 1994 by Quetzal Flores, the … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA ART GASPAR ENRÍQUEZ 1 “RETROSPECTIVE”

Gaspar Enríquez is a renowned Chicano artist whose airbrush portraits of barrio youth are haunting and memorable. Drawing from museums and collectors around the United States, in April 2014, the El … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA EVENT 1966 UFW PEREGRINACIÓN (PILGRIMAGE) MARCH

The effort to organize farm workers under a union contract has been a long and difficult struggle. In 1965, César Chávez and Dolores Huerta created what would become the United Farm Workers Union. … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA ART SONIA ROMERO 1

Sonia Romero is a graphic artist, muralist and print maker. The daughter of Chicano art pioneer Frank Romero, she has boldly set out on her own artistic trajectory. Her art includes stunning prints, … [Read more...]

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RICKY LUV VIDEO “OFFICE IS…”

Multi-talented author and filmmaker Ricardo Lira Acuña is back on Latinopia this week with his regular monthly video blog, Ricky Luv Video. This video is all about working in an office and how it … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA TEATRO “ENRIQUE’S JOURNEY1″

"Enrique's Journey" is a Pulitzer Prize-winning narrative by Sonia Nazario about the harrowing experiences of a seventeen-year-old Honduran boy who sets out alone to travel to the United States to … [Read more...]

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POLITICAL SALSA Y MÁS with SAL BALDENEGRO 12.22.14 “I LIKE YOUR CHRIST, BUT…”

I like your Christ, but… How things change. When I was growing up, religious folks railed against the commercialization of Christmas. They believed and taught that publicly, Christmas was to be … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA FOOD LA TAMALADA

Latinopia Food La Tamalada from Latinopia.com on Vimeo. Every Christmas Diane Velarde Hernández celebrates, as do many Latinos, with the making of tamales. This tradition of friends and family … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA FOOD COCINA HERNÁNDEZ “CAPIROTADA”

Welcome to another visit with Cocina Hernández. As Easter approaches Latinopia thought it would be fun to find out how to cook a favorite Lenten food prepared in Latino households throughout the … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC RUBÉN MARTÍNEZ “IN THE SHADOWS OF BLACK MESA”

Rubén Martínez is a journalist, author and musician whose recent book “Desert America” chronicles, among other things, the high rate of heroin addiction among Hispanos in New Mexico’s rural … [Read more...]

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BURUNDANGA BORICUA del ZOCOTROCO 12.15.14 “DECLARACIÓN DE PRINCIPIOS”

Declaración de Principios y Exposición de Motivos ___________________________________________ Estoy aquí porque los amigos y el camino me llevaron a la casa de Jesús Salvador Treviño y la … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC ANGELA ROA “WE FACE THE STORM”

Angela Roa is a Chilean-born lyricist and singer. Her songs reflect the struggle of Latinos in the United States and Latin America. She sings here an original composition, "Se Enfrenta La Tempestad," … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC LOS POCHOS “PASO DEL NORTE”

Though Conjunto Music originated in Texas, it is by no means limited to that state. In Los Angeles, California the conjunto group Los Pochos carries on the decades-long tradition. The accordionist of … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA CINEMA JULIE REMEMBERS RAÚL

Julie Carmen (http://www.juliecarmenactress.com/ ) is an accomplished actress, licensed family therapist and yoga therapist. In 1988 she co-starred with the late Puerto Rican actor Raúl Julia in the … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA TEATRO “ENRIQUE’S JOURNEY2″

“Enrique’s Journey” is a Pulitzer Prize-winning narrative by Sonia Nazario about the harrowing experiences of a seventeen-year-old Honduran boy who sets out alone to travel to the United States to … [Read more...]