THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: ALVARO HUERTA ON THE RACIST ERA OF TRUMP, ADOLFO GUZMAN LÓPEZ’S VINE A LOS ANGELES, ALFREDO SANTOS’S PENSAMIENTOS, FRANCISCO ALARCÓN ON POETRY AND OLMECA AND FRIENDS.
Hey vatos and vatas, we got a week jam-packed with politics, poetry and rapping! Dr. Alvaro Huerta brings us another essay on the surreal world of Trump. This week he focuses on the Latina/o Immigrants in the Racist Era of Trump. Alvaro keeps it honest by noting how Trump’s name-calling of Latinos as “rapists” and other slurs underscores his us-versus-them mentality. Check it out.
Also this week, author and journalist Adolfo Guzman López brings us another of his poems which he finds time to write amidst a full schedule of news reporting for NPR. Se avienta el vato!
And Alfredo Santos, editor and publisher of Austin-based magazine La Voz, brings us his monthly Pensamientos updating us on happening in the Lone Star state.
Our videos this week feature Olmeca and Friends. Olmeca is a songwriter and spoken word artist whose lyrics, at times in Spanish and at times in English, reflect the issues of urban Latino youth. Recently he jammed with other spoken word artists at “Espacio 1839,” an bookstore and art space in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles. Check out their freestyle rapping.
And check out the effusive wisdom of the late, great poet, educator and activist Francisco X. Alarcón. Latinopia caught up with Francisco back in 2010 at the USC Flor y Canto festival. Don’t miss this one!
Enjoy your week on Latinopia!