Will social media F*ckyer hashtag un-f*ck social media? (NSFW video)

by Soy Capitan August 28, 2014 Cultura
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That symbol we used to call the “number sign” or “pound sign” that they now call as “hash sign” — # — is ruining social media. All the cool kids have switched over to what we used to call the “percent sign” — % — to make social media a better place for you and […]

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Tweet of the Day via Roberta Valderrama (@RoValderrama)

by Especial Correspondents August 28, 2014 Cultura
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Apparently more white people believe in ghosts than in racial discrimination. Boo, mothafuckas! http://t.co/lpgODpUzHh — Roberta Valderrama (@RoValderrama) August 28, 2014 Click here for more Roberta Valderrama.

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The Beandocks: To protect and serve the sh!t out of you (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz August 27, 2014 Cartoons
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Lalo Guerrero via Culture Clash: ‘There’s No Chicanos on TV’ (video)

by QUESO QUESEM August 27, 2014 Cultura
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The late Chicano musical pioneer Lalo Guerrero called out Hollywood on its racist casting practices on last century’s Culture Clash TV show. Culture Clash, however, is still around but so is racist casting. Our favorite Lalo Guerrero song is Chucos Suaves:

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Elise Roedenbeck: How to hide from drones (video)

by Comic Saenz August 27, 2014 Cultura
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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.]

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I’m Señor Chang, your Spanish teacher this semester (video)

by Bronco del Camino August 27, 2014 El Now
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Me llamo el Señor Chang y seré su profesor de español en este semestre.

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Street art from Italy: Facebook likes me, this I know (time-lapse video)

by HABLO PICASSO August 27, 2014 El Now
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Italian artist MISTERTHOMS paints a mural in Italy.

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Dronestagrams: Drone photos (and one video) from Mexico

by Barney Asada August 27, 2014 Cultura
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With inexpensive remote-controlled drones (typically quadcopters) mounted with small, lightweight digital cameras, previously unseen vistas can be captured and shared as videos and stills. This video shows the Monument to the Mexican Revolution in the Plaza de la República in downtown Mexico City. [Click on the photos to enlarge.]

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Hands up! Don’t shoot!

by Lalo Alcaraz August 26, 2014 Cartoons
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Hari Kondabolu: 2042 — the Year of the White Minority (video)

by Verdana Bold August 26, 2014 Cultura
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Indian-American comic Hari Kondabolu is looking forward to 2042, when white Americans will only be 49% of the population.

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Tony Montana accepts the Emmy on behalf of all Latinos (video)

by CISCO YBERRA August 26, 2014 Cultura
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In case you missed it, here is Tony Montana’s acceptance speech from last night’s Emmy Awards.

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My churros are mas twisted, capitalist running dogs! (photo)

by KIM JONG-UN August 26, 2014 Cultura
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If you like my churros, try my “nacho cheese!”

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La Cucaracha: I have a great idea – let’s build a border wall (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz August 25, 2014 Cartoons
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Musical pochos: The Premiers rock ‘Farmer John’ (audio,videos)

by QUESO QUESEM August 25, 2014 Audio
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Fifty years ago the biggest summer radio record was Farmer John, a cover of the Don and Dewey R&B hit by The Premiers, a group of pochos from East Los suburb San Gabriel. [Editor's note: If you cannot access the NPR audio, blame NPR which is still using an outmoded, incompatible Flash-based media player.] NPR […]

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It’s a long, hard road from Central America to El Norte

by Lucida Grandé August 25, 2014 El Now
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Escaping criminal gangs in Central America and crossing Mexico to enter the U.S. without papers is only the first step in a long journey, a journey with an ending that remains unknown. The Intercept tells the story: A few nights ago, Ana crossed illegally into the United States from Guatemala. Her husband paid a coyote […]

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Massive ancient Mayan cities found deep in Mexican jungle

by Moctezuma Cortés August 25, 2014 El Now
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Archeologists have re-discovered two ancient Mayan cities deep in the Yucatan jungle — massive cities with plazas, buildings and pyramids, some over six stories high. One spectacular find was a monster mouth portal carved with a stylized earth monster eye and fangs along the doorway jamb (photo.) The cities, Lagunita and Tamchen, flourished in what […]

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La Cucaracha: ‘People of Color’ in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz August 22, 2014 Cartoons
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Pocho Ocho top Aztec deities we could sure use today

by Malcolm Mex August 22, 2014 Cultura
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In these troubled times, God[ess] knows, we could use some help from indigenous, culturally-appropriate deities. Here are the Pocho Ocho top Aztec gods we could sure use today: 8. Chingilipochtli, god of payback 7. Guautemoc, god of amazement and wonder 6. Spocktezuma, god of living long and prospering tambien

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‘Is it the sound of coming riots?’ Outernational ‘Future Rock’ (video)

by MOON GUAC August 22, 2014 Cultura
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You say you don’t want to hear the same old sounds? Then you’ll like this new track from Outernational — Future Rock — produced by RATM’s Tom Morello. And we’ve got lyrics:

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Kilometer-long earthquake fissure splits Sonora (drone video)

by Barney Asada August 22, 2014 El Now
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An earthquake last week opened up a giant fissure in the desert west of Hermosillo, in the northern Mexican state of Sonora. The crack in the earth is 1 kilometer long and up to 25 feet deep in some stretches. This drone video shows Nature’s awesome power.

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La Cucaracha: Talking Raccoon Guardians of the Galaxy! (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz August 21, 2014 Cartoons
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Maybe I grew up in a Latino and African-American neighborhood

by NAVARRO August 21, 2014 El Now
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Maybe I grew up in a mostly Latino and African American neighborhood because that was where my parents could pay rent. Maybe they could only pay rent there because my parents immigrated into this country with only a bag of clothes. Maybe they worked 16 hrs a day 7 days a week in ranches cutting […]

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Russki electropunks Barto live at a Yucatan mezcaleria (video)

by MOON GUAC August 21, 2014 Cultura
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Barto, Барто in Russki, an electropunk combo from Saint Petersburg, rocks the Chalupa “Hostal & Mezcalería” in this new video. The “hostal” is in Tulum in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, on the Yucutan Peninsula. Also, luchadores. Schizflux reports: Their arrival on the scene prompts the managers of wholesome pastime to just in case […]

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How to pronounce ‘cholo’ (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés August 21, 2014 Cultura
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Cholo? What’s that? PronounceDaily explains: cholo /ˈtʃoʊloʊ/ [choh-loh] noun, plural cholos. Chiefly Southwestern U.S.

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