THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: A SCENE FROM DAWN PATROL, A FATHER’S DAY POEM, SAL BALDENEGRO ON THE GEORGE P. BUSH CONTROVERSY, PUERTO RICO’S CONSTITUTION, SERGIO HERNÁNDEZ ON JUNETEENTH AND ANGELA ORTIZ’S “THE CLOUDS.”
Greetings Latinopians! Got a lot for you this week. We begin with a scene from the recent motion picture Dawn Patrol directed by Daniel Petri Jr. Julia Carmen stars opposite Scott Eastwood in this film which deals with xenophobia and anti-Mexican attitudes. CHECK IT OUT AT A THEATER NEAR YOU!
Also this week, Sarah Rafael García shares a poem about her father, “In All My Memories.”
Also this week Sal Baldenegro returns with his Political Salsa y Más blog. This week he looks at the controversy surrounding the Latino Leadership Award bestowed on George P. Bush, son of Presidential candidate Jeb Bush, by the Mexican American Studies Department at the University of Texas at Austin. Was political opportunism behind this award which remains shrouded in secrecy?
Latinopia continues with its effort to reach all Latinos in the United States with the posting of a new document, The Constitution of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
Sergio Hernández weighs in on the tragic murder of nine African American parishioners in North Carolina and Angela Ortiz returns with Angela’s Photo of the Week, “The Clouds.”