THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: GEORGE RODRÍGUEZ ‘S “DOUBLE VISION,” GEORGE RODRÍGUEZ’S CESAR CHAVEZ PHOTOS, SAL BALDENEGRO ON “SPANISH IS A LOVING TONGUE,” BURUNDANGA BORICUA ON “2016 INFORME SOBRE EL DESARROLLO HUMANO,” AND ADOLFO GUZMAN LOPEZ “SPINE OF CALIFAS – MORNING CROSSING.”
This week we celebrate the life-long creative work of photographer George Rodríguez. We take a look at the community’s response to his new book Double Vision: The Photography of George Rodríguez. At this book signing, visitors voiced their love of George’s photography and of George himself. We pair this new video with George’s photos of César Chávez from a visit to the Chávez Center in Keene, California. Don’t miss these electrifying photos!
Sal Baldenegro returns with his Political Salsa y Más blog. This week Sal looks at the use of Spanish in our society and how historically and in the present attacks on the use of Spanish are really attacks on the people who speak it.
José Umpierre brings us another blog on conditions in Puerto Rico. This week he starts a three-part commentary on a new study on the state of Puerto Rico titled Informe Sobre el Desarollo Humano. In this first part Umpierre gives us a historical look at conditions on the island going back to the governorship of Charles Allen. In the second part, Umpierre reviews the 2016 informe and, in the third part, he analyzes the findings of the informe and his recommendations. This is erudite Umpierre at his best.
Lastly, check out a new poem by NPR newscaster and poet, Adolfo Guzmán López. This one is titled “Spine of Califas – Morning Crossing.”
Enjoy you week on Latinopia!