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hispanicguy(PNS reporting from IRVINE, CA) Roland Vega, 33, formerly known as “Rolando,” has come to an important moment in his life: He’s transitioned from a “Chicano” to a “Hispanic.”

The decision to change the way he self-identifies came as somewhat of a shock to his family and his homeboys, but not necessarily to Vega’s former Hispanic fraternity brothers.

He made the announcement on Facebook Sunday night.

“You know, Roli — er, I mean, Roland — was always the most radical Chicano in the fraternity, but c’mon man, he was studying accounting. I kinda always knew he was going to end up a Hispanic,” said Ed Taboada, Vega’s college roommate. [Mas…]

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joemillerracistmailer (PNS reporting from ANCHORAGE, AK) Some they call him Joe, some they call him Doh! but one group of Alaska voters is 100% behind Joe Miller, the Tea Party-affiliated candidate who is seeking a United States Senate nomination.

“His campaign mailer (click on photo to enlarge) convinced us that Miller will do a great job keeping the thriving Latino community of Alaska in check,” read a press release issued Thursday by Cecilia Jones, the president of National Organization for Minorities, Advertisements, Media Exposure and Symbolism. “And that especially goes for your drug-dealing border-crossing tat-wearing illegal alien Democrat voters!” [Mas…]

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Actually, they call this flatbread “roti” or “chapati” in Pakistan and India but they’re all tortillas to me. Note: Totally tubular comal!

BIG LIST O’ FLATBREADS OF THE WORLD: [Mas…]

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sfdiversityAlmost no science fiction and fantasy movies feature protagonists of color — not to mention women of color — but thankfully we have Zoe Saldaña! Check out this study and awful infographic from Lee & Low Books:
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OK, we made up Mexican Dancing Horse Day, but we think there should be holiday like that, with Banda music and all the oats you can eat! Above is a brand-new dancing horse video, and here’s a classic dancing horse FAIL video: [Mas…]

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Zombies in the Hood, A True Story (video)

by BLOOD IN-N-OUT July 9, 2014 Cultura
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Sometimes you feel like a zombie, sometimes you need to just pop a cap on his pinche butt. Especially when they sing and dance! [SFW but gangs, guns, gore.] PREVIOUSLY ON ZOMBIES:

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Video: Guy dresses as banana, hires mariachis, quits job

by María Purísima June 4, 2014 Cultura
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If you’re gonna quit your shitty insurance company job, why not make it a fiesta? All you need is a banana suit and some mariachis…. PREVIOUSLY ON MARIACHIS:

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Shock confession! Local man doesn’t care what Cinco de Mayo is about

by María Purísima May 5, 2014 El Now
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(PNS reporting from EAST LOS) Ruben Covarrubias astounded family and friends here Sunday night when he admitted that the meaning of Cinco de Mayo didn’t concern him and he’d always thought “May 5 was Mexican Independence Day, so like so what?!” “I don’t care what it’s about,” he told everyone within earshot of the backyard […]

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Popular Kids: It doesn’t get any better (video)

by María Purísima February 23, 2014 Cultura
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A special PSA for popular high school kids who are on top of the world: enjoy it, because it won’t last. It doesn’t get better. Take note, be warned and good luck!

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Pocho Ocho most annoying selfies

by María Purísima & Nancy Marie Arteaga February 23, 2014 El Now
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Selfies are fun, but we all hate them anyway. It’s hard to understand, but we wanted to compile a list so we were all on the same page. 8. The “It’s that time of the month” selfie featuring sanitary napkins or tampons, either used or not, and/or a sad face. 7. The “I’m in the bathroom […]

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Mariachis do Avicii’s ‘Wake Me Up’ (video)

by María Purísima February 19, 2014 Cultura
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It’s one thing to like pop music, quite another to love mariachi pop music. We thought this mariachi take on “Wake Me Up” by Aviccii was a good exception. Watch, share and enjoy! Mariachi image via anja_johnson

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Breaking: Fake Facebook post changes Fort Worth man’s life

by María Purísima February 4, 2014 El Now
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(PNS reporting from FORT WORTH, TX) Leon Ortiz (photo, center) was scrolling through his Facebook newsfeed last week when he saw a post that changed his life forever. The post, co-authored by former President Bill Clinton (photo, left) and pop star Kayne West (photo, right), celebrated the importance of following your dreams. “You know, I […]

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New study: Beans (frijoles) are indeed ‘the magical fruit’

by María Purísima January 30, 2014 El Now
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(PNS reporting from GUANAJUATO, MX) Researchers at Guanajuato University of Technology (GUT) have confirmed that beans (frijoles) are not only one of the oldest and best sources for protein in the Americas, but that they are indeed “a magical fruit.” “Beans are one of the gifts from the New World to the rest of us,” […]

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Penis size lie sends suitor outside to shiver in the cold

by María Purísima January 28, 2014 El Now
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(PNS reporting from BROOKLYN) Bank loan officer Leticia Martinez dumped her almost boyfriend Uriel Loya and kicked him out of the house after their first full-on sexual encounter Sunday night. “He was saying he was gonna give it to me, and that I ain’t never seen nothing like this, and all that bullshit. Ugh! So […]

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¡Wachale! POCHO Public Service New Year 2014 Punctuation Alert

by María Purísima December 28, 2013 Cartoons
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The tilde — don’t leave home without it! Please share! PREVIOUSLY ON HOLIDAY CULTURE ALERTS:

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Religious figures to Guadalupe: You’re a ‘miraculous appearance hog’

by María Purísima December 11, 2013 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from MEXICO CITY) Leading Catholic personalities gathered here this week to address a simmering controversy in the official Divine Advent & Manifestation Union (DAMU): members claim that La Virgen de Guadalupe (photo, center) is a publicity hog when it comes to miraculous appearances. “Can’t the Son of God just miraculously appear on a slice of […]

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I really, really hate Christmas – let me tell you why

by María Purísima December 4, 2013 Cultura
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I’m so sick of Christmas and December isn’t even a week old! Every year it’s the same crap over and over again. I mean, I wasn’t even finished pretending not to eat Halloween candy before people started playing that Christmas music — don’t even get me started on the music! It’s like, let’s take a […]

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Rick Perry is sad new hipster glasses don’t help him make friends

by María Purísima November 14, 2013 El Now
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(PNS reporting from AUSTIN) Gov. Rick Perry is disappointed his new hipster glasses haven’t helped him in the polls. “Why don’t people like me? I’m more than just the guy who came after Bush, I’m cool, see?” he told reporters at a press conference at the Capitol Wednesday as he pointed to his stylin’ horn […]

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A fashion trend from the 1990s — chanclas with socks — is back

by María Purísima November 13, 2013 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from NEW YORK CITY) Some fashion trends from the 1990s have been back in vogue for a while — everything from flannel to baby doll dresses and chokers — but one fashion trend has insiders abuzz this Fall: Chanclas with socks, newly re-branded as Chocks. Rebuffed by mainstream fashion in the 1990s, the […]

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Breaking: Hillary Clinton taps Julián Castro for VP spot

by María Purísima November 11, 2013 El Now
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(PNS reporting from SAN ANTONIO) Hillary Clinton formally announced her candidacy for President Sunday night, and PNS has learned San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro will be her running mate. “Latinos are the ‘in’ thing — and Hillary knows that — she’s never been one to ignore what’s in vogue,” a source close to the campaign […]

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New JLo Barbie Doll has no ass — Mattel blames high cost of plastic

by María Purísima November 8, 2013 El Now
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(PNS reporting from NEW YORK CITY) The new Jennifer Lopez Barbie Doll has a suspicious lack of derriere, hurting Mattel’s effort to pander to cater to the young Latina market. The outcry, mostly online, prompted Mattel to a hold real live press conference here Thursday to try and do some damage control. “The steep increase […]

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