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LATINOPIA MOMENT IN TIME JFK MEETS WITH LULAC

This Moment in Time is quite extraordinary. It is a photo of President John F. Kennedy visiting a reunion of the Houston League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) in Houston, Texas on October … [Read more...]

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REMEMBERING GABRIEL GARCÍA MARQÚEZ

In December of 1982 journalist Luis R. Torres and filmmaker Jesus Salvador Trevino had the opportunity to meet Gabriel Garcia Marquez while attending the Fourth Annual Festival of New Latin American … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA BOOK REVIEW “AFRO- 6 ” REVIEWED BY ERNIE HOGAN

THE COLLIDING WORLDS OF AFRO-6. Dell Books, 1969 By Hank Lopez Reviewed by Ernest Hogan ___________________________________ Chicano ain’t no pure thing. Ain’t no puro Chicano. Puro … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD LEVI ROMERO

Levi Romero is a native New Mexican poet who was named centennial poet for the state in 2012.  His poetry collections include "In the Gathering of Silence" (1996),  "A Poetry of Remembrances:  New and … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA FOOD RECIPE “JALAPEÑO SODA BREAD”

Jalapeño Irish Soda Bread The sweetness of traditional Irish soda bread ingredients—raisins, buttermilk, some sugar—are richly complimented by jalapeño heat. Here’s a soda bread recipe from Ireland … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA ART AZTLÁN ART SHOW

In 2003, Frank Garcia curated the first Aztlan Art Show at the dA gallery in Pomona, California. The show brought together different generations of Chicano and Chicana artists. Since that time, the … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD LEVI ON RAÚL AND JOSÉ

HIGH SCHOOL ENGLISH Homenaje a la Maestría By Levi Romero I not long after my high school English teacher had passed the colored pencils out I summoned her attention I can’t see what … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD “DOÑA JULIA’S CHILDREN”

Latinopia's blogger Luis R. Torres has recently published a biography of Mexican American education activist Vahac Mardirosian. It was Mardirosian who led the Educational Issues Coordinating … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MOMENT IN TIME RICARDO FALCON PRESS CONFERENCE

MOMENT IN TIME RICARDO FALCON PRESS CONFERENCE In September of 1972, the La Raza  Unida political party,  made up primarily of Mexican Americans and other Latinos, convened its national convention … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA SHOWCASE VOCES – COL. ENRIQUE CERVANTES

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

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LATINOPIA CINEMA CARLOS AVILA ON “MASKED MEN”

Carlos Avila is a producer and director whose credits include the PBS series Foto-Novelas (1997) and the feature film Price of Glory (200) which starred Jimmy Smits.  His latest project is a PBS … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC QUETZAL “CANTO LISO”

Quetzal is an East Los Angeles band whose music mirrors the social, political and cultural struggles of Latinos in the United States and Latin America.  On August 24, 2013 they performed their song … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA ART SONIA ROMERO 2

Sonia Romero is a graphic artist,muralist and print maker. In this second profile on Sonia and her work, Latinopia explores Sonia's public murals, in particular the "Urban Oasis" mural at the … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD THELMA REYNA

Thelma Reyna is the author of the award-winning "The Heavens Weep For Us and Other Stories" and the poetry collections "Breath & Bone" and "Hearts In Common."  Latinopia caught up with Thelma on … [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 WORD JOSE MONTOYA ON THE RCAF

José Montoya is the revered godfather of Chicano poetry and art who passed away on September 25, 2013.  A longtime activist and educator, José has influenced generations of Latinos with his insightful … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA BOOK REVIEW “LATINO AMERICANS”

LATINO AMERICANS -The Companion Book to the PBS documentary Series Written by Ray Suarez,  Celebra Press, 2013. Reviewed by Denis Bixler-Marquez _____________________________________ Behind … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD OLGA GARCÍA ECHEVERRÍA “LENGUALISTIC ALGO”

Olga García-Echeverría is a narrative writer and poet who was born and raised in East Los Angeles. Her book, "Falling Angels,"  is split in half between stories and poems, and features a bilingual … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA CINEMA JOHN VALADEZ ON “PREJUDICE AND PRIDE”

John Valadez is the producer and director of two episodes of the six part PBS documentary series Latino Americans. In the episode titled "Prejudice and Pride," he tackles the story of the Chicano … [Read more...]

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PAN DULCE. WHAT DO YOU CALL THAT?

PAN DULCE! (MEXICAN PASTRY) ______________________________________________________________________________ Throughout the United States many people awaken each morning with one thing in mind: Pan … [Read more...]