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It’s Latino Heritage Month, and that means Latinos. We Are All Over the Fucking Place!

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America’s “mass incarceration and the U.S. deportation machine are deeply intertwined,” according to Colorlines.com. “And black immigrants get swept up in both systems. A new video from the Black Alliance for Just Immigration spells it out.”


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(PNS reporting from HOLLYWOOD) Stars from television, music and sports are set to gather in the old A&M sound stages (now the Henson Studios) on La Brea Avenue here today to record a rebuke to Donald Sterling, racist owner of the Los Angeles Clippers.

Galvanized by community organizer Emiliano Zapata Shabazz-Jones, who wears the mantle of slain civil rights pioneer Ricky Martin Luther King, the assembled stars will record The Donald Sterling Song — You Are An ^%$#.

“This ain’t no National Honky League,” Shabazz-Jones wrote in a scorching email scheduling the superstar session, “and we ain’t dancing to no Sweet Georgia Brown on Maggie’s Farm no more!” [Mas…]

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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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La Cucaracha recaps the Academy Awards (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz March 19, 2014 Cartoons
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Pocho Ocho items on Jan Brewer’s bucket list

by Especial Correspondents March 13, 2014 El Now
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Arizona Governor Jan Brewer won’t run again, she announced Wednesday, but said her retirement as governor won’t put an end to her dreams. “A mule is an animal with long funny ears,” she told an audience at a school in Glendale, AZ,  “she kicks up at anything she hears. Her back is brawny and her […]

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#TBT ThrowBackTuesday ‘Speedy Latino’ (2002 toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz March 11, 2014 Cartoons
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La Cucaracha: Less Obamacare, more health food tacos (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz February 27, 2014 Cartoons
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Mexclusive: Hollywood has called my bluff with ‘Bordertown’ at Fox!

by LALO ALCARAZ, JEFE=IN-CHIEF November 13, 2013 Cartoons
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Fox has just announced the pickup of a new animated TV show called Bordertown, debuting in 2014. It was created by the showrunner of Family Guy, Mark Hentemann. I was offered a gig writing and consulting on the show, and I happily accepted. This will be the first animated prime time network TV show with […]

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Why Goth Latinos love Morrissey and other stories (audio, video)

by MOON GUAC November 13, 2013 Audio
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NPR’s LatinoUSA (with Maria Hinojosa) writes: Goth culture. Is it in? Is it out? Do they even care? Hear the stories of three Latinos who found a sense of community in Goth subculture while we try to answer the question of the ages: Why are Latinos obsessed with Morrissey? It’s not just the Pompadour. Here’s […]

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@SaraChicaD: Why do Latinos shame each other over culture? (video)

by Chale Knickerbocker November 6, 2013 Cultura
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POCHO’s Subcommandanta del Ñews, Sara Inés Calderón (@SaraChicaD on the Twitter), wants to know why Latinos shame each other over culture.

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Twenty-one years ago today, Morrissey discovered Chicanos

by María Purísima September 10, 2013 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from EAST LOS ANGELES) In Nineteen Hundred and Ninety-Two, Morrissey sailed the ocean blue — seeking passage to a special show in Indio. With a few wrong turns, Morrissey’s tour bus got lost on the freeway, and the British singer and former frontman of The Smiths ended up at a gas station in […]

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La Cucaracha: Mom, Dad — we’ve got to talk (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz September 5, 2013 Cartoons
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La Cucaracha: Welcome to Arizona and up against the wall! (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz August 30, 2013 Cartoons
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La Cucaracha: Teachers, face your fate, it’s back to school (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz August 26, 2013 Cartoons
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Teacher Vero from La Cucaracha is facing her greatest annual challenge yet- It’s Back To School time! See more of La Cucaracha, the nationally syndicated comic strip by me, Pocho Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz here.

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Marina’s Way: A Cyber-Novela [Chapter One]

by GABRIEL REYES August 9, 2013 Cultura
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Marina is exhausted but exhilarated. Her entrails are convulsing violently as she pumps hundreds of rounds into the hordes of CSA Minutemen coming at her from all sides. After two sleepless nights of hard battle, she can barely hold onto the trigger, which is a throttle gyrating wildly in her hands. She is emptying magazines […]

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GOP alerts Congressmen on vacay to ‘looming threat of liberalism’

by Comic Saenz August 5, 2013 El Now
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(PNS reporting from WASHINGTON, DC) As the Republican-controlled House of Representatives left town for a five-week paid vacation, GOP leaders warned members returning to their home districts to be on high alert because of unspecified “threats of liberalism.” “These liberals are out there with their ‘logic and facts and science,’ and all our malarkey will […]

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Breaking: Napolitano brings harsh border enforcement to UC

by María Purísima July 12, 2013 El Now
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(PNS reporting from BERKELEY) Department of Homeland Security Secretary (and former Arizona Governor) Janet Napolitano has accepted an offer to head up the University of California system. Napolitano promised to do the same for the UC system that she did for the border during her time at DHS: “I kept out and quashed as many […]

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Flash: ‘Foxy Farmworkers’ set for Fall premiere on Fox

by María Purísima June 24, 2013 El Now
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(PNS reporting from HOLLYWOOD) Hoping to capitalize on the Devious Maids buzz, Fox will jump on the stereotypical Latino programming bandwagon with a new entry this fall called Foxy Farmworkers. The show will follow a quirky group of “young, single and ready-to-mingle” Mexican farmworkers as they make their way from the impoverished US-Mexico border to […]

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