THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: JOSÉ ANGEL GUTÍERREZ ON ALBERTO PEÑA JR., JOSÉ UMPIERRE “EL ZOCOTROCO” ON THE “EMERGENCIA PROLONGADA,” DON FELIPE ORTEGA ON GEORGE I. SANCHEZ AND HOLLYWOOD IN HAVANA CINEMA POSTERS.
This week two scholars take a look at legendary Latino leaders of the past, one, a political leader Alberto A. Peña Jr. and the other a scholarly leader, George I. Sanchez. José Angel Gutíerrez, founder of the historic La Raza Unida Party of the 1970s speaks about his recent book, Alberto A. Pena Jr. Dean of Chicano Politics. José Angel reminds us of the great contributions made by Peña at a time when few Latino voices were out there. Don Felípe returns with his Bravo Road column, this time he looks at the memory of pioneering scholar George I. Sanchez, the first scholar to seriously look at the history of the Hispano people of New Mexico.
Also this week, José M. Umpierre returns with his Burundange Boricua blog. With Puerto Rico still in the throes of the hurricane aftermath, Don José’s even and on-target analysis (he pulls no punches) of the prolonged emergency, let’s us know that all is not well in spite of Trump’s admonitions.
And we continue to enjoy the exhibit at the California Museum of California Art Hollywood in Havana, Five Decades of Cuban Posters Promoting U.S. Films.
Enjoy your week on Latinopia!