LA’s Edward James Olmos/Jaime Escalante mural (video)

by Lucida Grandé April 11, 2014 Cultura
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Michael Montenegro takes us to MacArthur Park in Los Angeles to see the gigantic mural of an iconic public school teacher — Jaime Escalante — and the actor who portrayed him in Stand and Deliver, the homie Edward James Olmos. PREVIOUSLY ON TEACHERS:

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La Cucaracha: Dear Neil deGrasse Tyson and ‘Cosmos’ (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz April 10, 2014 Cartoons
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‘Equal pay’ battle that Batgirl began is a battle that’s still raging

by Comic Saenz April 10, 2014 Cultura
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In 1963, President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act which prohibits gender discrimination in wages. Back then, women made 59 cents on average for every dollar earned by men. Fifty years later, women earn only 77 cents for every buck a guy gets, so the battle that Batgirl began is not over.

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In Brazil, they’re twerking at the car wash, baby (video)

by Barney Asada April 10, 2014 Cultura
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You might not ever get rich, but let me tell you it’s better than digging a ditch. There ain’t no telling who you might meet, a moviestar or maybe even an Indian chief. Working at the car wash. PREVIOUSLY ON TWERKING:

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Opening Friday: The Latino superhero film you asked for! (toon)

by ALEX GARCIA DE AZTLAN April 10, 2014 Cartoons
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IMMI is all about the ‘Music’ (music video)

by MOON GUAC April 9, 2014 Cultura
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From Argentina to New York, IMMI‘s brand new video is all about the Music. PREVIOUSLY ON IMMI:

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U.S. cracks down on environment wrecker BP…NOT (toon)

by ERIC J. GARCIA April 9, 2014 Cartoons
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Write, shoot, draw for POCHO and become rich and famous*

by Chale Knickerbocker April 9, 2014 Corporate
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You could be rich and famous* That’s right — you sitting there in your PJs, bunny slippers and Frida Kahlo unibrow. After all, you know better than other people on the Internets, and if you’re so smart, why aren’t you rich? Donut despair! You can turn your Aztlan acumen into fame y fortune in a […]

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Stunning! Diving off Isla Mujeres, MX (video)

by BOB ESPONJA April 9, 2014 Cultura
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Peter Bennett Lefebvre shot some stunning closeup footage when he went diving off Isla Mujeres. Lefebvre set it to music by Manu Chao (Me Gusta Tu) and we think it came out pretty cool. Amazing little fishies! Ghostly crabs! Squirming squids! Reluctant sea urchins! Bizarre creatures we don’t know exactly what! Yellow, porous and absorbent […]

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Pocho Ocho reasons why Latinos are Hollywood’s best customers

by Especial Correspondents April 8, 2014 El Now
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U.S. Latinos went to the movies in 2013 way more often than other ethnic groups, according to the Motion Picture Association of America. Latinos are 17% of the population but account for 32% of moviegoers who went to more than one movie a month. Here are the Pocho Ocho reasons why Latinos are Hollywood’s best […]

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James Brown & Bob Dylan: ‘Like A Rolling Sex Machine’ (video)

by MOON GUAC April 8, 2014 Cultura
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They don’t write songs like this anymore! Bob Dylan and James Brown’s amazing duet on Like A Rolling Sex Machine was the highlight of this old episode of Wolfman Jack’s short-lived TV show.

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‘OVNI gigante’ buzzes Medellin, Colombia (video)

by ROD ESTERLING April 8, 2014 Doomsday Countdown
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A star-shaped OVNI/UFO outlined with glowing lights was captured on video as it flew over Medellin, Colombia in February. “They’ve come to get us,” say the witness as they laugh. PREVIOUSLY ON COLOMBIA:

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Am I a prophet? A time-traveling cartoonist? (toon, photo)

by Lalo Alcaraz April 7, 2014 Cartoons
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One of my preferred topics for editorial cartoons has always been American mistreatment of indigenous people. Nothing makes me feel better than dreaming up a solid cartoon that reminds us all about the sordid history of our country’s crimes against Indians. The only thing more satisfying is seeing my ideas validated. This weekend POCHO Florida […]

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Abuela Mexi-twerks to marimba street band (video)

by MOON GUAC April 7, 2014 Cultura
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When a killer marimba street band starts laying down epic beats, what’s Abuelita to do? Dance, dance baby.

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Mexican cuisine? It’s multicultural by definition (audio)

by Barney Asada April 7, 2014 Audio
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Gustavo Arellano (the ¡Ask A Mexican! guy and editor of the OC Weekly) says Mexi food is multicultural by definition. “Beer, bacon-wrapped hot dogs, teriyaki bowls are just a few of the foods that have bounced back and forth across Mexico’s borders, ” he explained to American Public Media’s Splendid Table radio program.

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Bumper sticker from the Lone Star State (toon)

by MATHEW April 4, 2014 Cartoons
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Clip and save, or buy one here! PREVIOUSLY BY MATHEW:

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Top 10 things Natives should say to white folks (infographic)

by Moctezuma Cortés April 4, 2014 Cartoons
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Post by Bo Phillips Band.  

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