THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: PAUL ESPINOSA ON CHUNKY SANCHEZ & THE ALACRANES, ALVARO HUERTA ON TRUMP & THE MEAN STREETS OF ELA, JESÚS TREVIÑO ON TRUMP ADMITTING EARTH REVOLVES AROUND SUN, SARA INÉS CALDERON ON “WE” VERSUS “ME,”RÚBEN MARTÍNEZ ON BLACK MOUNTAIN MESA, THE STUNNING WORK OF TEXAS ARTIST MARIA NATIVIDAD AND LUIS TORRES ON: IS HISTORY AN AGREED UPON MYTH?
Lots this week on Latinopia! Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Paul Espinosa is fundraising for his latest film project on the San Diego-based Chicano music group Chunky Sanchez y Los Alacranes. Don’t miss this awesome clip and you can help make this film happen by contributing to Paul’s project by going to: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1185491280/singing-my-way-to-freedom
Also this week, Alvaro Huerta wonders what would happen if tough guy Donald Trump actually landed in the real world of the barrio? Would he still be so tough? Check it out! Latinopia’s own Jesús Treviño comments on Trump admitting that the earth revolves around the sun and other empirical facts he has questioned.
Our Thinking Latina Sara Inés Calderon questions whether as Latinos we should be thinking in the ME rather than the WE. Author Rubén Martínez shows us another side of his multi-talented creativity with an original song which he wrote and performs, “In the Shadows of Black Mesa.”
Luis Torres returns with his Tales of Torres blog, this week he raises the question: is history just an agreed upon myth and how does that impact the inclusion of Chicano and Black studies in school curricula? We also visit with El Paso-based artist Maria Natividad and discover her passion to depict our Latino culture.
Check it all out on Latinopia this week!