What up Latinopians! This week your Tia decided we’d take a look back in time at two events which took place in the first week of June, one in 1967 and one in 1968. The first is the infamous Tierra Amarilla Courthouse Raid led by New Mexico land grant activist Reies López Tijerina. This attack on the courthouse at the town of Tierra Amarilla came at a time when the Mexican American community was dubbed “the sleeping giant.” The raid broke that stereotype and prefigured the activism that would follow in the subsequent years of the Chicano civil rights movement. Our second video is about the assassination of Presidential candidate Robert Kennedy. Both historic events that changed history.
And speaking of history, Don Felípe De Ortego returns with his Bravo Road blog. This week he reminds us of the long journey Latinos have taken to fight for their civil rights. He reminds us that the civil rights movement for Latinos did not start and end with the 1960s African American experience as is often assumed.
Sergio Hernández returns with his Arni and Porfi cartoon strip. This week he gives us a twist to a familiar iconic image or, your Tia wonders, is this a twisted look at an old image. You decide.
Angela Ortiz has a spectacular new photo this week: “Elephants.” Don’t miss this studding image–that girl does get around!
And in Zombie Mex Diaries, Pearl makes a startling discovery as she and la Señora Falcón go undercover at the Amboy Crater hideout of the Oñate zombies.
Enjoy your week on Latinopia!