THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: JOSÉ UMPIERRE ON THE LATEST IN PUERTO RICO’S DEBT CRISIS, DON FELÍPE DE ORTEGO ON A BREAKTHROUGH PIONEERING WORK: WHY WE ARE CHICANOS, RICHARD YÑIGUEZ ON BLVD NIGHTS, MARÍA NATIVIDAD ON PRESERVING CHICANO CULTURE THROUGH ART AND SERGIO HERNÁNDEZ ON TRUMP’S WEEKLY INTELLIGENCE REPORTS.
This week another potpourri of politics, art, film and literature. José Umpierre (AKA El Zocotroco) weighs in on the recent meeting of the five-member PROMISA board which is tasked with restructuring the Puertorican debt and, no, it’s not good news. Don Felípe gives us the background to a historic publication, one of the very first books on Chicano literature which he edited back in 1973. Latinopia reposts this blog because the book, Why We Are Chicanos, it still has so much relevance today. Don Felipe voiced who we are as a people in book at a time when our identity was still very much under attack.
Also this week we visit with acclaimed actor Richard Yñiguez as he recalls the success of the still talked about motion picture Boulevard Nights. Decades later the film still commands a loyal following in the Chicano car club culture. Not to be missed.
Texas artist María Almeida Natividad speaks about how her water color art reflects and is infused by Latino culture. Check out her terrific art.
And no week would be complete without a Sergio Hernández cartoon,. This week he answers the question of how to get Trump to pay attention to the Pentagon briefings intelligence which he seems to otherwise ignore.
Enjoy your week on Latinopia!