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obregonA son of Los Angeles, Eugene Obregon was only 19 when he died in Korea.

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Eugene Arnold Obregon (November 12, 1930 – September 26, 1950) was a United States Marine who was posthumously awarded the United States’ highest military decoration for valor — the Medal of Honor — for sacrificing his life to save that of a wounded comrade during the Second Battle of Seoul.

On September 26, 1950, Private First Class Obregon was fatally wounded by enemy machine gun fire while using his body to shield a wounded fellow Marine.Eugene Arnold Obregon (November 12, 1930 – September 26, 1950) was a United States Marine who was posthumously awarded the United States’ highest military decoration for valor — the Medal of Honor — for sacrificing his life to save that of a wounded comrade during the Second Battle of Seoul. [Mas…]

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Just opened at the New York Botanical Garden, this exhibition examines Frida Kahlo’s love for nature, as seen in her home and garden, as well as the complex use of plant imagery in her artwork. [Mas…]

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lalokpccCarol Wills of PRI asked POCHO Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz to explain himself and this Bordertown thing to The World.

Let’s listen in as Lalo, at Pasadena’s KPCC, talks with Carol, at WGBH in Boston…. [Mas…]

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barkleyHe was only 19 when he died in 1918, a kid who would become America’s first Latino Medal of Honor Recipient.

His posthumous Medal of Honor for heroism came in 1919, but his acknowledgement as a Latino had to wait until 1989.

Wikipedia explains:

David Bennes Barkley was born March 31, 1899 in Laredo in Webb County in south Texas, to Josef and the former Antonia Cantú.

He grew up with his Mexican-American mother. He enlisted in the Army when the United States entered what was then known as the Great War.

He used his Anglo father’s name to avoid being segregated into a non-combat unit. [Mas…]

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La Cucaracha: Meanwhile, back in Texas (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz May 21, 2015 Cartoons
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Hey Vato! Let me show you ‘how to talk to a hyna’ (video)

by Comic Saenz May 21, 2015 Cultura
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Sure that fine chica gave you her number, but what are you going to do to seal the deal? Hey Vato’s Chuy gives Smiley a lesson in how to talk to the hynas.

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Racists 0, Raza 1 at ‘Support Sheriff Joe’ rally (NSFW video) *UPDATED

by Comic Saenz May 21, 2015 El Now
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We don’t know this man, but we’d like to shake his hand! A (Phoenix?) demonstrator with a Mexican flag totally punked the pro-Sheriff Joe crowd in this new camera phone vid uploaded Wednesday by anti-immigration protestor Tucson William. [NSFW audio — some F-bombs.]

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Nom nom nom! These chips are delish! (toon)

by RICARDO CATÉ May 21, 2015 Cartoons
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La Cucaracha: Texas is ready to fight the Feds — FOR FREEDOM! (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz May 20, 2015 Cartoons
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Amazing video demonstrates how to make toast from bread

by JEFE BOYARDEE May 20, 2015 Cultura
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If you don’t know how to make toast from bread, this is the video you’ve been waiting for. Next week: How to make ice from water, and vice versa. PREVIOUSLY ON HOW TO:

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@SaraChicaD on Instagram: Here are my nails on tacos (photo)

by Sara Inés Calderón May 20, 2015 Cultura
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#Tacos on my #nails #nailart #tacos4eva A photo posted by Sara Inés Calderón (@sarachicad) on May 19, 2015 at 4:47pm PDT PREVIOUSLY ON SARACHICAD’S NAILS:

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Those college loans will always be with you (toon)

by ERIC J. GARCIA May 20, 2015 Cartoons
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I gave this Commencement Speech Sunday at Cal Berkeley

by Lalo Alcaraz May 19, 2015 Cultura
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Lalo Alcaraz Commencement Speechfor UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design, May 17, 2015 Hello Wurster Hall Class of 2015! Good evening graduates and long suffering families. CONGRATULATIONS PARENTS! YOU’RE ALMOST FREE. And graduates, it won’t cost you anything: how about the loudest most tremendous cheer for your families?! Good, NOW this is sounding like the […]

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La Cucaracha: The proper use and abuse of cartoons (cartoon)

by Lalo Alcaraz May 19, 2015 Cartoons
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Rep. Sanchez mocks American Indians in talk to Indian Americans

by KAY PENN DEJA May 19, 2015 El Now
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Democratic Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, from Orange County, put her foot in her mouth on Saturday, and she used her hand to do it. In a speech to Indian American Democrats, she whooped up an “American Indian war cry.” She was confused, she told a group of Indian American at a party convention in Anaheim, about […]

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Es a party time when I see ‘Mi Amigo Blanco’ (video)

by Lucida Grandé May 19, 2015 Cultura
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Frankie Quiñones is a happy guëy — he has a white friend!

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Angry area youth calls menudo ‘yucky,’ demands pizza

by ESTEFANIA ZAVALA May 18, 2015 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from ALTADENA) Javier “Flaco” Hernandez outraged his family Sunday night when he refused to eat his bowl of menudo. “It’s yucky!” the 8-year-old shouted as he repeatedly banged his spoon on the dinner table and insisted on pizza instead. Flaco’s refusal ticked off his mom, who had spent hours preparing the beef stomach broth […]

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Neighbors complain local parrot curses in Spanish, or not (video)

by PUFF EL DRAGÓN MÁGICO May 18, 2015 El Now
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Rula the parrot, from Tracy, in San Joaquin County, is a dirty-mouthed bird according to Spanish-speaking — and Spanish-HEARING — neighbors. Or not. The animal authorities have been advised of the situation, but none of their on-staff critter wranglers are bilingual. PREVIOUSLY ON PARROTS WHO ESPEAK SPANISH:

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