We first met West Hollywood artist Ramiro Gomez when he began placing his hand-painted cardboard figures of immigrant laborers in prominent public spaces in Bel Air, Beverly Hills and Hollywood.
Even as his audience has expanded via out-of-town art exhibits and a documentary film, he still plants cutout cardboard workers in places where their real-life counterparts have been before. Gomez’ aim? To make workers who are normally INVISIBLE become visible to passersby who look away or look but never see.
This gardener with a hose popped up Wednesday just before sunset in Beverly Hills near that famous hotel. Like all Gomez’ creations, he has a name. Meet Sergio. [Mas…]
Hispanic or Latino? This question comes up all the time, and not just during Hispanic Heritage Month, which we insist on calling Latino Heritage Month.
Is there a trend? We asked the Google NGram Viewer to search their big index of published books to see how many times the word “Latino” and the word “Hispanic” were used over time. [Mas…]
Pocha Anjelah Johnson from San Jose (408 shout-out!) may not speak Spanish, but she doesn’t speak Puerto Rican either. [This video was one of our most popular and then got yanked from YouTube. We just found this alternate version online, apparently video'd right off someone's TV.]
Over at LatinoRebels.com, Bella Vida Letty says Anjelah’s new video has her performing in “brown face.”
Here’s the video she objects to. What do you think? [Mas…]
Happy Labor Day Weekend!
Sing along with the music that celebrates the ordinary working people who keep this country — and the world — in business: Look for the Union Label, Workin’ in a Coal Mine, Machines, This Land Is Your Land, I’m Stickin’ to the Union and Solidarity Forever. [Mas…]
Drones are chasing our Emeritus Editor Elise Roedenbeck (she’s @buttronica on the Tuiter) for all the wrong reasons. Here’s how she hides, and how you can hide too. [Editor's note: I can't tell you the right reason because then Ms. Buttronica would have to kill me and I think that could be quite painful.]
If you like my churros, try my “nacho cheese!”
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