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barkleyHe was only 19 when he died in 1918, a kid who would become America’s first Latino Medal of Honor Recipient.

His posthumous Medal of Honor for heroism came in 1919, but his acknowledgement as a Latino had to wait until 1989.

Wikipedia explains:

David Bennes Barkley was born March 31, 1899 in Laredo in Webb County in south Texas, to Josef and the former Antonia Cantú.

He grew up with his Mexican-American mother. He enlisted in the Army when the United States entered what was then known as the Great War.

He used his Anglo father’s name to avoid being segregated into a non-combat unit. [Mas…]

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transwording_edited-2Like puro pochos, the peeps at Latino USA talk Spanglish. In this episode they talk about their favorite Spanglish vocabulary words and also check in with expert and POCHO amigo Professor Ilan Stavans, who literally wrote the book on Spanglish. [Mas…]

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immigrationscaleChina and India now top Mexico as leading sources of new immigrants to the United Estates, new data reveals.

What are the Pocho Ocho top changes we can expect from these evolving patterns in immigration?

8. Indian actors will replace Puerto Ricans playing Mexicans on TV

7. San Jose, California will be known as Sanjay, California

6. White people will be considered “the model minority” [Mas…]

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Mainstream media is full of Latinos — Latino criminals, Latina maids and exotic Latino sex machines. Ordinary people just like you? Not so much. [Video by David Viramontes.]

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La Cucaracha: The Further Adventures of Ted Cruz, Canadian (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz April 8, 2015 Cartoons
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Talk show caller outs the EPA’s anti-Christian gay Latino agenda (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés April 3, 2015 El Now
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A concerned viewer from Georgia called CSPAN to expose the Environmental Protection Agency’s secret anti-Christian pro-abortion gay Latino agenda, planned in conjunction with the Sierra Club. The international conspiracy seeks to reduce human population. It happened in Rio, as it turns out.

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Why are the Hip Hop Hoodios so darn big in France? (videos)

by Comic Saenz March 26, 2015 Cultura
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Our mailbox here at POCHO fills up with a lot of questions, and none of them is “Why are the Hip Hop Hoodios — North America’s leading Jewish Latino bi-coastal hip hop collective — so gosh darn popular in France?” OK, so some questions go unasked, sure, but that doesn’t mean they should remained unanswered. […]

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La Cucaracha: Hollywood discovers GMO casting (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz March 16, 2015 Cartoons
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Watch: In the Amazon, there are monsters and there is ¡MONSTRO!

by ZORRO MULDER February 24, 2015 Cartoons
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When a British scientist and his hottie Latina girlfriend embark on an exotic jungle river quest to find a mysterious Amazon monster, what they discover is more astounding than they ever imagined — ¡Monstro!

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La Cucaracha: Hollywood Presents ‘One Latino Movie’ (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz February 23, 2015 Cartoons
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La Cucaracha Anchor Baby News: Kindergarten coup (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz February 17, 2015 Cartoons
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Valentine passions run hot in ‘Aztec Gold Dating Game’ (video)

by Victor Payan February 13, 2015 Cultura
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Passions run hot in the lucharrific Aztec Gold Dating Game featuring the Glorious Gabacho, Gabe “The Babe” and filmmaker Erik Bosse; all three are vying to be the valentine of a smoldering San Antonio señorita. [Aztec Gold Dating Game by me, Victor Payan.]

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BBC Video: What does it mean to be Mexican-American?

by Moctezuma Cortés February 9, 2015 Cultura
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The BBC sent a reporter to the Southwest to find out what it means to be a Mexican-American. The answer? It’s complicated.

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What are America’s Pocho Ocho Top Brownest Jobs?

by Especial Correspondents January 27, 2015 Cultura
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The Atlantic analyzed the stats and guess what!? Some professions in the United Estates are positively teeming with white people — jobs like veterinarian, espeech sangwich pathologist and meelrye (chart excerpt, above). Hurm, we said, perhaps we can fabricate a similar list of America’s brownest jobs. “So let it be written, so let it be […]

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Blacks, Latinos slam Beerchata’s new ‘I Have A Drink’ ad campaign

by Victor Payan January 19, 2015 Cultura

(PNS reporting from WASHINGTON, D.C.) Latino and African-American activists hate Beerchata’s new TV ad campaign. The first scheduled commercial, which airs today, repurposes old video of the late Ricky Martin Luther King to sell the new alcoholic concoction. The ad shows King, digitally inserted into classic footage of a 1963 civil rights rally at the […]

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La Cucaracha: Dear Mr. Cartoonist (cartoon)

by Lalo Alcaraz January 16, 2015 Cartoons

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POCHO History 101: Public Enemy, Arizona, MLK Day (video)

by Soy Capitan January 16, 2015 Cultura
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In the final decade of the 20th Century Public Enemy‘s epic By the Time I Get to Arizona spotlighted the Hate State of Arizona’s failure to implement the Martin Luther King Day holiday. #blacklivesmatter

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America pauses for Ricky Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2015

by Comic Saenz January 16, 2015 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from WASHINGTON, D.C.) America will pause Monday 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 […]

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