THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: SAL BALDENEGRO ON STEREOTYPES ARE NOT FUNNY, RICARDO ROMO ON HONORING LATINO MILITARY HEROES AND LATINOPIA ART WITH PHOTOGRAPHER ANGELA ORTIZ AND LATINOPIA BIOGRAPHY OF JOSÉ MARTÍ.
This week we begin with Sal Baldenegro’s Political Salsa y Más blog. This week Sal looks at the damaging effects of stereotypes and how they perniciously impact the Latino community. He begins with Latino comedians who at times base their comedy routines on certain Latino stereotypes. Sal reminds us that no stereotypes are funny.
Ricardo Romo’s Tejano Report brings to light the need for more recognition of Latino military heroes. At a time when the United States Naming Commission is considering the renaming of certain Texas military bases away from the confederate heroes after whom they are presently named in favor of heroes who were not traitors to the United States. Romo offers several Latino candidates whose heroism in past wars merit recognition. Check it out!
We visit with Panamanian born still photographer Angela Ortiz as she talks about her still photography and what inspires it. Stunning work!
And lastly, we post a Latinopia biography of Cuban revolutionary and Cuban patriot José Martí.
Enjoy your week on Latinopia!