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harrygrayIn this week’s Episode #74 of Entrepod, the podcast for wannabe entrepreneurs, host Adam Buckholtz (photo) speaks with Bay Area entrepreneur Genesee Flashpan. She’s flushed with pride about WePupy — a new app that wipes “the sharing economy” and sanitizes it for your protection. When you have to go, you have to go, and WePupy makes it easy to leave your cares behind at carefully curated facilities near you. [Mas…]

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Aashpazzi, a Persian food portal, knows how to make some righteous American food, like carne asada tacos, and this video is proof.

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The three homies who comprise a band named after the Mexican barrio destroyed to build Dodger Stadium (photo)The Chavez Ravine — are out with a new tune: Touch Down.

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Ensalada de Nopal is quick, easy, and delicioso, although this short video glosses over the removal of the needles part. And you can hold the chicharrones as far as we’re concerned — it’s a freakin’ salad!

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Supercivicos-600x380Los Supercivicos, Mexico’s City’s self-appointed superhero vigilantes, wield the wicked sword of satire as they fight for truth, justice and the Mexican Way.

Zakiya Gibbons reports for NPR’s LatinoUSA:

Alex Marin y Kall and Arturo Hernández are redefining crime-fighting in Mexico City with their comedy group, Los Supercívicos. Armed with comedy and a camera, the duo hits the streets to shame wrongdoers into good behavior They draw crowds by dressing up as anything from cowboys to nuns, and they improvise “happenings” to call attention to the offender. People even turn to Los Supercívicos for rescue when the authorities won’t help. While it seems all fun and games, Marin y Kall and Hernández are pursuing the serious goal of promoting civic awareness—in Mexico City and beyond.

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immigrationmarch600“Could the president grant deferred removal to every unlawfully present alien in the United States right now?”

That’s how Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts referred to individuals lacking the proper documents to be in the country during a recent hearing on DAPA (Deferred Action for parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents).

“Alien” is the legal term to describe these individuals, but Justice Sonia Sotomayor also referred to them as “undocumented immigrants.” She objected to the phrase “illegal immigrants”, which she considers too harsh. Justice Sonia Sotomayor even explained that “illegal immigrants” associates them with “drug addicts, thieves, and murderers.” [Mas…]

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Summer’s coming, that means beach weather, and that means seafood, like the Baja California favorite, fish tacos. Did you know that the great majority of “native” videos on Facebook are viewed without sound? This is one of those new-fangled recipe videos you can watch without sound, although you’ll miss the perky music. The recipe is pretty good, too.

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Native American population almost back to pre-Columbian levels

by Especial Correspondents May 20, 2016 Cultura
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Samuel W. Bennett’s GET DATA website features charts/graphs and infographics about current events, sports, news, culture, and history. We thought this log-scale graph of the native (in red, of course) and white population in the U.S. was fascinating, sad, and maybe, just maybe, encouraging. His description: After disease and war decimated the Native American population […]

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La Cucaracha: Huuuuuge news about Trump Taco Bowls (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz May 19, 2016 Cartoons
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What time is it, kids? It’s Michelada Time! (video)

by JEFE BOYARDEE May 19, 2016 Cultura
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According to video creator Marcelo Martinez, it’s Michelada Time! We’re totally down with that.

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Weeping Virgin Mary statue in Fresno draws the faithful (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés May 19, 2016 Cultura
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The statue of La Virgen de Guadalupe in Maria Cardena’s living room in the central California city of Fresno appears to weeping, and she thinks it’s a miracle. Joe Ybarra reports for KFSN: A statue of the Virgin Mary in Fresno appears to be weeping. The family who owns the statue calls it a miracle […]

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Can a Day of the Dead skull blowing bubbles sell more burritos? (video)

by Barney Asada May 19, 2016 Cultura
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Kingston University (UK) Product and Furniture Design students Milo and Hannah conducted a controlled experiment to see if a motorized remote-controlled Dia de los Muertos sugar skull that also blows bubbles could drum up more business for a local burrito stand, Mighty Burrito & Co. You won’t believe what happened next! (Día De Las Burbujas […]

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The Offenders: A new comic strip that ticks everyone off (toon)

by Cartoonistas May 18, 2016 Cartoons

The Perry Bible Fellowship ran weekly in many newspapers between 2004 and 2007, including The New York Press, The Baltimore City Paper, and The Guardian in the U.K. During that time, it also won the Ignatz, Harvey, and Eisner awards. In 2007, I stopped doing the comic strip on a weekly basis. It now updates […]

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Here’s how they make vampiros to go in Jalisco (video)

by Barney Asada May 18, 2016 Cultura
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Squirt, tequila, grapefruit juice, sangrita (??) all in a plastic bag to go. What could be bad? Here’s a recipe for you pochos at home.

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Los Cenzontles reimagine the Jimi Hendrix classic ‘Little Wing’ (video)

by Soy Capitan May 18, 2016 Cultura
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Los Cenzontles (The Mockingbirds) and Jimi Hendrix? Wassup with that? From the group’s YouTube page: Los Cenzontles perform the Jimi Hendrix classic Little Wing with traditional Mexican instruments and Medieval vielle. The 5th single of its album “Covers”. featuring Latin covers by artists including Randy Newman,, David Bowie, ELO, Bob Dylan, The Killers, Robert Palmer, […]

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Lewis Black explains why ‘Redskins’ is offensive (NSFW video)

by Bronco del Camino May 17, 2016 Cultura
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Washington, D.C. native and football fan Lewis Black explains to fans why the name “Washington Redskins” for the hometown football team is offensive to Native Americans. [NSFW F-bombs.] (If the Facebook video doesn’t play, click here to view it on Facebook.)

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Mexican immigrant parents: From my shame to my pride

by DR. Alvaro Huerta May 17, 2016 Cultura
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When I first applied to UCLA, I wrote in my personal essay that I didn’t have any positive role models in my violent neighborhood. Having grown up in East Los Angeles’ Ramona Gardens housing project, I wrote that most of the adults represented gang members, drug dealers, thieves, tecatos (heroin addicts), alcoholics, felons and high […]

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Swedish sweet potato tacos with chipotle sauce bernaise (video)

by JEFE BOYARDEE May 17, 2016 Cultura
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Italian pecorino cheese, sauce bernaise a la chipotle, oyster mushrooms, Berber spices, sweet potatoes and kohlrabi (a cabbage cousin) are the ingredients in this Swedish veggie taco recipe video. Lohmanders, the sauce people, are responsible for this abomination creation. We generated a Google translation of the recipe for your convenience. Note that the recipe contains […]

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La Cucaracha Voteria 2016: Do you want to play a game? (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz May 16, 2016 Cartoons
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Not Rockwell: ‘INS is watching him!’ (music video)

by Verdana Bold May 16, 2016 Cultura
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I always feel that somebody’s watching me. Could it be La Migra? [Music video by Comedy High.]

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Online Finds: Challenger Disaster mariachi tribute LPs (photos)

by K.C. QUESO May 16, 2016 Cultura
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All we know are these mariachi album covers which we found online. Has anyone ever heard the music? El Hermano Gustolin: ENERO Tito Villabuenos: CANCIONES DEL DUELO

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My SUNY Senior Thesis: Ritchie Valens and the Creation of Chicano Rock

by DANNA CARINA May 16, 2016 Cultura
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[Editor’s Note: When we shared our Happy Birthday Ritchie Valens story on Facebook last Friday, FB user Danna Carina commented, “Ritchie was the subject of my senior thesis and I graduated with my Bachelors yesterday ON HIS BIRTHDAY. Good omen I suppose!” We wanted to see what she wrote, and to share it with you. […]

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Chef with beard invents a grilled-cheese ‘taco’ that isn’t a quesadilla

by Comic Saenz May 13, 2016 Cultura
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As our esteemed Associate Naranjero Gustavo ¡Ask a Mexican! Arellano has pointed out over and over, the taco is American as apple pie. That’s why we weren’t surprised when we read reports of a marvelous new American “taco” creation, the grilled-cheese taco. Although we think the so-called Elite Daily’s headline asserting that “You’ll Never Need […]

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