THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: JOSÉ LUIS RUIZ ON THE MAKING OF CHICANO! DON FELÍPE REFLECTS ON JE SUIS CHARLIE AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR LATINOS, LUIS TORRES ON BLOODY CHRISTMAS, SERGIO HERNANDEZ ALSO ON JE SUIS CHARLIE AND A STRIKING ANGELA ORTIZ PHOTO OF THE WEEK.
We got a lot for you folks this week. We start with a video with film producer and documentary filmmaker José Luis Ruiz about the making of the acclaimed and now classic PBS documentary series Chicano! History of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement. For you younger folks this was a documentary series broadcast in 1997 that has yet to be equaled about the life and history of Chicanos in the United States. Gotta check it out! De Veras!.
The news this week was all about the vicious attack on the headquarters of the French weekly CHARLIE HEBDO. Two of our bloggers had to respond. Don Felipe de Ortego gives us the wisdom of his many years in a thoughtful review of the implications of free speech versus censorship that got us all to this state of affairs. The blog is pesao! You don’t believe it, read it!
Our ace artist and cartoonist Sergio Hernández also gives us his take on Je Suis Charlie. His cartooning much better than most of what the mass media is sending out way. Dale gas Serg!
And another pesao blog comes to us by way of Luis R. Torres. This week’s Tales of Torres links all the current protest about police violence on African Americnan youth with similar violence against Latinos that goes back to the 1950s. Never heard of “Bloody Christmas?” Well check out his blog and find out all about this horrific event in Latino American history.
I know we’re not giving you Latinopians to much to take in. I know you’re up to it.
Orale, stretch the brain!
Your Tia Tenopia