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What’s the deal with this Hispanic Heritage Month? What we need is a White History Month, and our own soft drink!

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Dick Tracy’s 1961 TV cartoon partner Go Go Gomez saves the day in The Copy Cat Caper. [Mas…]

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pewchart Mexican-Americans — all 34 million — make up over two-thirds of the U.S. Latino population according to the Pew Research Organization: [Mas…]

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ngramHispanic or Latino? This question comes up all the time, and not just during Hispanic Heritage Month, which we insist on calling Latino Heritage Month.

Is there a trend? We asked the Google NGram Viewer to search their big index of published books to see how many times the word “Latino” and the word “Hispanic” were used over time. [Mas…]

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jesseborregoHispanics across the United Estates are giddy with excitement as they prepare to observe Hispanic Heritage Month 2014, which starts Monday.

But with so much excitement, it’s easy to forget the fundamentals of this Federally-established fiesta.

¡Mira! A checklist! Here are the Pocho Ocho ways to prepare for Hispanic Heritage Month:

8. Reset your calendar so months begin on 15th

7. Purchase and enjoy all 57 bean varieties from Hispanic comida conglomerate Goya

6. Grow a luxurious mustache — you too, mujeres!  [Mas…]

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Official spokesman for U.S. Hispanics quits: ‘It’s a bullshit job!’

by María Purísima September 5, 2014 El Now
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(PNS reporting from MIAMI) Gerardo Lamas, the official spokesman for all Hispanics in the United States, resigned Thursday night. “This is a bullshit job and I’ll never be able to please anybody,” he told PNS in a late-night phone call. “I mean, I’ve been at this for a while, and let me tell you, it hasn’t […]

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Anjelah Johnson: No, sorry, I don’t speak Puerto Rican (4 videos)

by BEN WOLVEREEN September 3, 2014 Cultura
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Pocha Anjelah Johnson from San Jose (408 shout-out!) may not speak Spanish, but she doesn’t speak Puerto Rican either. [This video was one of our most popular and then got yanked from YouTube. We just found this alternate version online, apparently video'd right off someone's TV.] Over at LatinoRebels.com, Bella Vida Letty says Anjelah’s new […]

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Chicano decides to start calling himself ‘Hispanic’

by María Purísima August 19, 2014 El Now
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(PNS reporting from IRVINE, CA) Roland Vega, 33, formerly known as “Rolando,” has come to an important moment in his life: He’s transitioned from a “Chicano” to a “Hispanic.” The decision to change the way he self-identifies came as somewhat of a shock to his family and his homeboys, but not necessarily to Vega’s former […]

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La Cucaracha: Border militias say ‘Don’t mess with Texas!’ (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz August 8, 2014 Cartoons
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La Cucaracha: Paul Rodriguez, Latino kid immigration expert (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz July 30, 2014 Cartoons
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NPR: Who are the refugee kids at the border? (audio, video)

by Comic Saenz July 30, 2014 Audio
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Researcher Elizabeth Kennedy interviewed a 12-year-old boy who returned to El Salvador barefoot; he had been robbed of everything he owned. “I asked him if he was going to try again,” says Kennedy, “and he just burst into tears and said, ‘What would you do if you were me? I haven’t seen my mom or […]

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As the Illegal Mexicans and Muslims Invade (a poem)

by KEN July 29, 2014 El Now
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AN ILLEGAL POEM By Illegal Immigrants I cross river, Poor and broke, Take bus, See employment folk. Nice man Treat me good in there, Say I need Go see Welfare.

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La Cucaracha: Where are the Mexicans in the movies? (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz July 28, 2014 Cartoons
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Stop the gay Muslim Chinese terrorist illegal aliens! (video)

by Andalé Mono July 25, 2014 El Now
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Conservatives explain how gays, Muslims, Mexicans and President Obama are all working together to destroy the moral fabric of America. Video’d at an anti-immigration protest in Houston, pro-immigration supporters also chime in while dancing.

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Watch: A song – ‘Besame Mucho’ – grows in Bushwick, Brooklyn

by MOON GUAC June 26, 2014 Cultura
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Peep this sweet, short video: Singer Juan Bautista sings Besame Mucho while waiting for the G train and director Randy Gordon-Gatica adds footage of openly-Latino Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York.

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Americans demand answers: Is my new neighbor Latino? (video)

by Bronco del Camino June 25, 2014 Cultura
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What do they look like? How can we tell? Is my new neighbor a Latino? Please tell me #whatlatinoslooklike. PREVIOUSLY ON WHAT ARE YOU…

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Taco Bell plans poetry-grilled ‘Verso-Quesarito-Burrito’

by Santino J. Rivera June 6, 2014 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from CHICAGO) Cheesy burrito fans and hashtag activists, your prayers have been answered! Taco Bell will debut a new menu item Monday – the Verso-Quesarito-Burrito, a burrito wrapped in a quesadilla with Mexican poetry written on the tortilla. The VQB is a ground “beef” burrito with rice, chipotle sauce and reduced-fat sour cream […]

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Behind the scenes at the L.A. County Museum of Art (photos)

by Comic Saenz June 6, 2014 Cartoons
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POCHO amigo Ramiro Gomez, a SoCal guerrilla artist who we first met when he started placing cardboard cut-outs of previously-invisible immigrant workers around Beverly Hills and Hollywood, now has his work in art museums (as well as in the homes of private art collectors.) Recently, he visited to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art […]

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That Chipotle thing? America loves beans but hates beaners (video)

by Barney Asada May 27, 2014 Cultura
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You know that thing about Chipotle Mexican Grill and how they couldn’t find any Mexican or Latino writers to decorate their bags? POCHO amigo Gustavo ¡Ask A Mexican! Arellano explains: Americans love Mexican foods, he says, but hate Mexicans. In other words, they love the beans but hate the beaners.

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