THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: POEMS AT 100 YEARS WITH MARIA BERUMEN, SAL BALDENEGRO’S POLITICAL SALSA Y MÁS ON THE TERM “CHICANO,”ANGELA VALENZUELA ON THE BOOK FORGET THE ALAMO AND RICARD ROMO ON STREET ARTIST ALBERT GONZALES GETTING INTO GALLERIES.
Hola Mi Gente! Your Tia Tenopia has lots in store this week. We begin with poems by a woman who has lived on this earth for 100 years! No really! Sra. Maria R. Berumen lives in the Lincoln Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles and has been writing poetry since a small child. Latinopia had the chance to film her reading three of her poems in celebration of her 100th birthday on July 17, 2021. And her poems make you think. Hey, what will you be doing at 100?
Sal Baldenegro’s Political Salsa y Más returns with a look the term “Chicano,” its evolution and whether it still has relevance in today’s world of Hispanics, Latinos and Latinx. What do you think? Check it out.
Dr. Angela Valenzuela brings us a guest blog, originally published in the La Voz newspaper, about the recent book, “Forget the Alamo: The Rise and Fall of an American Myth ,” coauthored by Bryan Burrough, Chris Tomlinson, and Jason Stanford. The public presentation of the book was banned by Texas Gov. Abbott. Que te cuento?
And lastly, Ricardo Romo’s Tejano Report showcases the work of artist Alberto Gonzales who began as a street artist selling his works to tourists and is now showing in galleries. Talk about rags to riches!
Enjoy your week on Latinopia.
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