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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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ANGELA’S PHOTO OF THE WEEK 9.02.14 “DANCING CLOUDS”

Dancing Clouds I found the skies interesting this day. Continuing from my Instagram series (http://instagram.com/amosart). … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA SHOWCASE VOCES – LEONARD FUENTES

Since 1999, Dr. Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez has been documenting the history and lives of Latino veterans of World War Two, Korea and, later, Viet Nam. Each year, Dr. Rivas-Rodriguez conducts an editing … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD CHRISTINE GRANADOS “MAN OF THE HOUSE”

Christine Granados is an author who was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. Her writings reflect her experiences growing up along the U.S./Mexico border. Her collection of short stories "Brides and … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD MACEO MONTOYA “CIELO ROJO”

  Maceo Montoya is both a graphic artist and an author. His first novel, "The Scoundrel and the Optimist," was published by the Bilingual Review Press in 2010. Maceo's paintings often inspire … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA ART BARBARA CARRASCO

Barbara Carrasco is an artist and muralist based in Los Angeles. Her works run the gamut from pen and ink drawings, to paintings, to posters and many, many murals. Latinopia asked Barbara how she got … [Read more...]

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POLITICAL SALSA Y MÁS with SAL BALDENEGRO 8.17.14 “MISSION SANTA ROSA”

SANTA ROSA DE LIMA. For the past 85 years, the Santa Rosa de Lima Mission in Tucson’s Old Pascua Yaqui Village has been a spiritual and community anchor of the village. The Yaquis—whose term for … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA DOCUMENT – THE TREATY OF GUADALUPE HIDALGO

TREATY OF GUADALUPE HIDALGO, 1848 CONTEXT: On December , 1845, the Republic of Texas was admitted to the United States of America as the 28th state. But there was a dispute as to the boundary lines … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA ART “ASCO COLLECTIVE

ASCO (Spanish for "nausea") is the celebrated avante garde Chicano art collective founded by Harry Gamboa, Jr., Gronk, Willie Herron and Patssi Valdez in 1972. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s ASCO was … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD LATINO SCIENCE FICTION 1

On April 30, 2014 the first conference on Latino Science Fiction was convened at the University of California at Riverside. The event, organized by Sherryl Vint with the cooperation of Dr. Melissa … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA SHOWCASE “LE FLEURISTE”

Gabriel Carmona and Branden Selman are co-founders of Nac Theory Films, an independent film collective based in Nacogdoches, Texas. Both of these creators wear multiple hats, writing, directing, … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA CINEMA REMEMBERING ELIZABETH PEÑA

The news hit all of us hard–some of us more terribly than others. Elizabeth Peña, who starred in La Bamba and Lone Star and so many television shows was gone. The members of Showtime’s ground … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA FOOD COCINA HERNÁNDEZ “GUACAMOLE”

Welcome to Cocina Hernández! Diane Velarde Hernández shares another one of her great Mexican cuisine recipes with us. Today it's Pico de Gallo and Guacamole. Enjoy! … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA CINEMA MAURICIO MENDOZA ON RESURRECTION BLVD.

Mauricio Mendoza is a stage and screen actor best known for his portrayal of Miguel Santiago, the eldest brother of the Santiago family in the SHOWTIME drama series Resurrection Blvd. Mauricio told … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA SHOWCASE RICARDO ACUÑA “SORRY”

Ricardo Lira Acuña is the author of three books of poetry and narrative fiction. He recently has branched out to video production.  Latinopia is proud to hsowcase his original visual poem, "Sorry," … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA TEATRO “EL TEATRO CAMPESINO2″

In 1965, having convinced César Chávez and the board of the United Farm Workers of the viability of a theater company to advance the farm worker's grape boycott, Luis Valdez, Agustín Lira and Felipe … [Read more...]

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ASK TIA TENOPIA 9.28.14

THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: REMEMBERING JOSÉ MONTOYA, CANINE LETTERS TO THE EDITOR AND ANGELA’S PHOTOS! What up Latinopians. Your Tia Tenopia welcoming you to another week of Latinopia. It was a year … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA TEATRO “EL TEATRO CAMPESINO 1″

The legendary El Teatro Campesino was born out of the struggle of the United Farm Workers Union with which the group was affiliated from 1965 to 1968. The original members of the group included Luis … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD THELMA REYNA INTERVIEW

INTERVIEW WITH POET LAUREATE THELMA T. REYNA Latinopia.com is proud to repost this interview conducted by Maria Ferrer for the Latina Book Club with author Thelma T. Reyna, newly named Poet … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA TEATRO “EL TEATRO CAMPESINO 3″

By 1967, the protracted strike by farm workers against California grape growers has reached national proportions. The Teatro Campesino, whose principal members now included Luis Valdez, Daniel Valdez, … [Read more...]