THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: RICARDO ROMO’S TEJANO REPORT ON THE LATINO PRESENCE IN AMERICA, LUIS TORRES ON FERNANDOMANIA, TEATRO DE LA TIERRA’S LIBERTAD AND CHRISTINE GRANADOS READING MAN OF THE HOUSE.
Hola mi gente! Your Tia Tenopia here with this week’s Latinopia. With the new census about to be revealed this summer, Dr. Ricardo Romo’s Tejano Report looks at the demographics of Latinos in the United States and the likelihood that not only will the census show major Latino population grow but it will be skewed to the youth.
It has been forty years since Mexican born Fernando Valenzuela wowed baseball fans across the nation with his incredible skills. Our regular blogger, Luis Torres, has a special story about his relationship with Fernando, his “homie.” Check out how Torres helped Fernando celebrate Fernando Valenzuela Day in Los Angeles.
And our music this week, is from the Teatro de la Tierra. Founder Agustin Lira, Patricia Wells Soloranzano and Merlinda Espinosa perform the original composition, “Freedom” (Libertad).
We end this week’s offerings with Texas-based writer Christine Granados reading from her short story, “Man of the House.”
Enjoy your week on Latinopia and have you gotten your shot yet? Hazlo!