Hey, you kids in Australia: Don’t cut class or else! (video)

by JOAQUIN MATILDA October 10, 2014 Cultura
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The Land Down Under offers this public service announcement urging high school kids to stay in school and don’t be a slacker. We don’t care if it’s a perfect day to cut class and enjoy skimpy swimsuits and sexytime surfing. If you mates and sheilas go walkabout, you’ll have no one to blame for the […]

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Bienvenidos a McAllen, Texas! Hablamos Spanglish (photo)

by Especial Correspondents October 10, 2014 Cultura
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At the Trenton Crossing Shopping Center in McAllen, TX, they espeak Spanglish.

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How to pronounce ‘pocho’ (audio)

by Comic Saenz October 9, 2014 Audio
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It’s on the Internetz so it’s got to be right! Here’s how to pronounce “pocho,” according to Forvo.com. It’s a Spanish word, don’t you know. “What exactly IS all this pocho talk?” you might ask. Click for the answer.

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California long-term forecast: Baby, it’s dry outside (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz October 9, 2014 Cartoons
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Latino Field Studies: ‘Differing Perceptions of Time’ (video)

by Margarita Mead October 9, 2014 Cultura
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This Latino Field Study anthropology video examines a culturally-distinctive mannerism many Anglos find confusing – the difference in the way Latinos perceive time. The experts also show you how to calculate when to expect a Latino for a 5 PM appointment – so-called “Latino Time.” PREVIOUSLY ON LATINO FIELD STUDIES:

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Day laborers sing ‘Ese Gúey No Paga’ (That dude doesn’t pay)

by L. SCROOGE October 9, 2014 Cultura
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Not only is getting the work really fracking hard – you have to hang outside Home Depot and chase contractors’ trucks – but lots of times day laborers work all day and then get ripped off for their pay. This cumbia music video from Los Jornaleros del Norte (The Day Laborers of the North) and the National […]

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In the name of Jesus! This Mexican kid is harassing me! (video)

by Andalé Mono October 9, 2014 Cultura
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Too much caffeine? A “Christian” lady in an Oklahoma coffee shop has hella angry feels. “In the name of Jesus!” she exclaims. “This Mexican kid is harassing me!” We’re confused. Do you think his name might be Jesús? The video is from 2011, but crazy H8RZ are forever.

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Saturday Night Live: What’s next for ‘Whites’? (video)

by Lucida Grandé October 8, 2014 Cultura
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White people are the country’s dominant racial group, but their long reign of power is coming to an end. What’s next on the bucket list for Whites?

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Sex change operation helps Sarah Silverman close wage gap (video)

by Comic Saenz October 8, 2014 Cultura
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My girlfriend, self-admitted vagina owner Sarah Silverman, finds a way to close the wage gap between men and women – with a sex change operation. [TOTALLY NSFW VIDEO.] If you don’t think a penis transplant is right for you, help working women close the wage gap here. PREVIOUSLY ON NSFW SARAH SILVERMAN VIDEOS:

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Why is ‘Columbus Day’ still a thing? (NSFW video)

by Moctezuma Cortés October 8, 2014 Cultura
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Why do we still honor this cruel racist thief? There are so many more worthy Italians, like Frank Sinatra, Al Pacino and Mario Batali. [NSFW adult audio.]

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Latino Field Studies: Understanding ‘Emotional Loudness’ (video)

by Margarita Mead October 8, 2014 Cultura
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This second Latino Field Study anthropology video examines a culturally-distinctive mannerism many Anglos find confusing – what the researchers refer to as Emotional Loudness. PREVIOUSLY ON LATINO FIELD STUDIES:

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East L.A. Play by Play: ‘Undocumented Football’ (poetry video)

by GUILLERMO CHESPIR October 8, 2014 Cultura
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It’s the fall football classic — Garfield versus Roosevelt — the East Los high school football rivalry that has lasted generations; David A. Romero supplies the play by play. Romero goes on a national tour starting next week. Here’s his schedule.

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Latino Field Studies: Understanding the ‘Lip Purse’ (video)

by EDUARDO BURRO October 7, 2014 Cultura
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This short Latino Field Study video examines a culturally-distinctive mannerism many Anglos find confusing – the often hard-to-discern and sometimes confusing Lip Purse mouth gesture.

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Morrissey: Why do I wear red? (photo)

by MORRISSEY October 7, 2014 Cultura
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Based on a photo by Tim Griffin © 2014

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DREAMers: Here’s how to apply for DACA [POCHO Video PSA]

by Sara Inés Calderón October 7, 2014 El Now
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This video tries maybe too hard to be cool, but it’s packed with information for college students on how to apply for DACA. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals is President Obama’s program — established by Executive Order — that can keep you from getting deported and help you get a driver’s license, work authorization, and […]

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Ask A Mexican: Is calling the Dodgers ‘Los Doyers’ racist? (video)

by F. NANDO VALENZUELA October 6, 2014 Cultura
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Is calling the Los Angeles Dodgers Los Doyers racist? Gustavo ¡Ask A Mexican! Arellano has a video answer:

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La Cucaracha: Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s … (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz October 6, 2014 Cartoons
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Local MEChA group ejected from Hong Kong returns to U.S.

by María Purísima October 6, 2014 El Now
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(PNS reporting from FRESNO) The 16 Cal State Fresno MEChA students who flew to Hong Kong to join the student protest — but were quickly kicked out of the demonstration — returned home late Sunday night. The students were ejected from Occupy Central after Hong Kong student organizers discovered that the Movimiento Estudiantil Chican@ de […]

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Unsung Heroes of Hispanic Heritage Month: ABBA (videos)

by Victor Payan October 6, 2014 Cultura
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It is a little known fact that 1970s supergroup ABBA became heroes to blonde Latinos throughout the Americas when the Spanish-language versions of the group’s singles Chiquitita, Fernando, Mama Mia and Dancing Queen failed to identify the band as Swedish.  For years, Latin Americans treasured what they thought was the first Argentine band to hit […]

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Las Clikas de L.A. according to El Popo (1970s docuvideo)

by JOE LOW October 6, 2014 Cultura
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Public affairs documentary producer Charles Cahill presents Street Gangs: Challenge to Law Enforcement a 1970s training movie digitized from a 16mm film purchased on eBay, according to YouTube uploader GuilfordGhost. Who are the OG’s in the video? Recognize anyone? Has anything changed?

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[Watch] Paul Revere and the Raiders: ‘Cherokee Nation’ (RIP Paul)

by QUESO QUESEM October 5, 2014 El Now
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RIP Paul Revere, organ-playing founder of Paul Revere and the Raiders. Thank you for your version of Cherokee Nation, which reached #1 in July, 1971.

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*UPDATED: Cal architecture students confront landscape of hate

by Lalo Alcaraz October 3, 2014 El Now
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*UPDATED 1PM FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3: LANDSCAPE OF HATE Well, well, well — whoever is behind the Sachi Landscape account on Facebook responded to a query I sent through FB Thursday. I wrote: Hi, I’m a writer for Pocho.com, and I’d like to confirm that you are the company that returned a message to a Latina […]

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