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It’s OK to say the M word: Mexican.

Recent coverage of a new exhibit at a Texas museum — with headlines like “The Texas Rangers Killed Hundreds of Hispanic Americans During the Mexican Revolution(screen capture above) and “Texas Finally Acknowledges Rangers Killed Hundreds of Latinos,” — is not only historically incorrect but a dangerous attempt to sanitize history.

Just say Mexican, like this Houston Chronicle headline: EXHIBIT TO SHED LIGHT ON MEXICAN-AMERICAN MURDERS. It’s easy. [Mas…]


In Mundo Latino, Kianna Gonzalez mashes up footage from Speedy Gonzales, “passionate” telenovelas, viral Internet videos, and sexy TV weather chicas. The resulting montage does not paint a pretty picture of how Latinos are portrayed in the media. Great little video, though! :-)

trumpshairForgive me for the very long message, but oh, you did allow me a lot of room.

Saw the little cartoon you burritos did calling Trump a nazi. All the rubbish aside, it isn't even slightly funny, or amusing, or witty. Just on the strength of the cartoon, you're obviously idiots. But you're also crackpots, and slanderers. And you're really inane and trite too, since it takes about one brain cell to quack that someone's a nazi, and people do it so often, being idiots like yourselves, that it's so unbelievably unoriginal, and pathetic. But that aside, you would have to be absolute scum to call someone a nazi as an insult. Especially someone who has a Jewish daughter. i mean you'd have to be an imbecile, and someone without shame, but also a real scumbag. And your loathsome, cretinous insults are one thing, but it is slander. Slander unless you can prove it. Now if you're going to call someone a nazi, then prove it - because that's what people with some sense of honor do when they make a serious and profoundly negative accusation against someone, they prove it (or they withdraw it). [Mas…]

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[Dan McClintock is an artist, animator and illustrator.]

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(PNS reporting from WASHINGTON, D.C.) America will pause tomorrow to remember the life and message of Ricky Martin Luther King Jr., whose Tengo a Dream y Dance! speech changed the nation forever.

Post offices and other public facilities will be closed, banks and stock exchanges are taking the day off and salsa picante and sweet potato pie – his favorite snack combo – will go on sale all across America. Monday’s holiday honors RMLK’s 39th birthday.

Despite his tragic death in 2007 (he was shot and killed by the president of his fan club before an appearance in Dallas) King’s promotion of “love, equality, justice, innocence, malice, refuge, oppression, freedom” has continued to resonate for confused African-Americans, Latinos, Afro-Latinos, Chicanx and Anglx alike. [Mas…]


Gentle Cabrones:

After more than two years of plugging this again and again, the day has finally arrived: Bordertown is debuting THIS SUNDAY, January 3, on FOX at 9:30 PM (8:30 PM Central) and will be on every Sunday afterward (and on Hulu, too)!

If you’ve been living inside Donald Trump’s culo all this time, a recap: Bordertown is an animated show created by Mark Hentemann that deals with neighboring Mexican and white families who live in the fictional border town of Mexifornia. [Mas…]

La Cucaracha’s Latino Xmas Cards As Not Seen On TV (2005 toons)

by Lalo Alcaraz December 25, 2015 Cartoons
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Hillary: I’m like your abuela! Twitter: #NoMames #NotMyAbuela

by Verdana Bold December 23, 2015 El Now

Hillary Clinton’s campaign shared the “7 Ways Hillary Clinton Is Just Like Your Abuela” on her website Tuesday (photo), after daughter Chelsea announced that she was pregnant. “[Hillary] isn’t afraid to talk about the importance of el respeto,” the site proclaimed, and “she knows what’s best.” Also, we learned, “she reacts this way when people […]

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Santa hates milk and cookies, kids! He ❤️ arroz, frijoles, plantanos y res

by MOSCA MEXICAN December 15, 2015 Cultura
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Attention Latino/Hispanic children in southeast Florida: Santa Claus does not want your milk and cookies, kids. He wants plantanos, y arroz y frijoles negros y res (could be puerco) … from Sedano’s.

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Veronica and Ruben Villa are expecting: Welcome Baby Tajin (video)

by Barney Asada December 11, 2015 Cultura

Is this is the spiciest expectant parents announcement video ever? PREVIOUSLY ON TAJIN:

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La Cucaracha: I’m dreaming of a Latino Santa (5 toons from 2005)

by Lalo Alcaraz December 8, 2015 Cartoons
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Brooklyn’s Mexican Israelite kids meet a local rabbi (audio)

by SOY VEY December 7, 2015 Audio
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Cute, curious kids at the Mexican Israelite Church of God in Brooklyn have many questions about their neighbors –– mysterious Hasidic Jews. Example: What is the deal with those big fur hats? Debbie Nathan reports for LatinoUSA:

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Hollywood needs Mexicans! Put POCHO on your Christmas list

by José Canusí November 27, 2015 Corporate
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Hollywood needs Mexicans. We’ve been been saying it since we started: MAY 2012: Hollywood Spaniards, Puerto Ricans plan ‘ultimate’ Chicano film AUGUST 2013: Casting director to actor: Can you act more ‘Mexican’? (video) APRIL 2014: Pocho Ocho reasons why Latinos are Hollywood’s best customers

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La Cucaracha salutes Latino veterans who won Medals of Honor (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz November 11, 2015 Cartoons
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As Hispanic Heritage Month ends, Brooklyn Hispanics try to carry on

by ELISE VALDERRAMA October 16, 2015 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from BROOKLYN) Hispanic Heritage Month is over, and without the corporate-approved celebration as a focus, local members of the Hispanic/Latino community here aren’t really sure how they can go on being local members of the local Hispanic/Latino community here. “What now?” lamented Brooklyn native and prolific bloguera Marielena Gutierrez (photo, right.) “Should I tell […]

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Area taquerias are on lockdown as Trump fever heats up

by Comic Saenz October 8, 2015 El Now
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(PNS reporting from EAST LOS ANGELES) Neighborhood taquerias are on lockdown today with customers urged to “shelter in place” as Donald Trump’s immigrant-hating white wing campaign for the GOP presidential nomination heats up. Patrons at the highly-rated Guisados on East Cesar E. Chavez Avenue (photo) said they felt particularly vulnerable as Trump supporters began threatening taco-loving families […]

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Maria Muñoz: Mal*Mart gives back to local communities (video)

by MAYAN RAND October 8, 2015 Cultura
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Mal★Mart is a good neighbor, supporting local communities and creating jobs all across America — with a smile. Just ask Latina entrepreneur Maria Muñoz of Maria’s Flan.

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La Cucaracha’s Latino Heritage fun/not-so-fun facts (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz October 7, 2015 Cartoons
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La Cucaracha: Latino Heritage Month Fun Facts (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz September 25, 2015 Cartoons
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Latina Heritage Month Patriot Alert: Obama’s Iran Deal Disrespects You

by REP. BLANCA ELEFANTE (R-CULERO) September 24, 2015 El Now
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You don’t lift sanctions. You crack down on their assets. You cut off their oil and drill, baby, drill for our own. We don’t retreat. We reload against any foe daring to test us. And that is what Iran just did. So, Congress, you got to kill the deal. The president is playing you. He […]

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