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speedycincoWhen pesky Sylvester El Gato crashes the Cinco de Mayo fiesta, our hero has to act quickly to save the party and get the girl. Luckily, our hero is pinche Speedy Gonzalez, Mexico’s fastest mouse. You’ll his excellent singing voice, too, as he croons Cielito Lindo to his honey in a canoe on the lake. [Mas…]

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Lalo Guerrero is the Father of Chicano Music. His amazing musical legacy (he died in 2005) includes the classic Spanglish “boogie-woogie jitterbug” Los Chucos Suaves – the kick-ass dance-tune inspiration for Zoot Suit (the musical.) We especially like the abstract piano solo that goes off into outer pachucostan and comes back in the nick of time. ¡Que suave!

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muertosmakeupA school in our neighborhood recently held a “Dress as Your Heritage Day.”

For one Friday, students were encouraged to wear items representing their backgrounds, and some did. Students walked around campus in a combination of family heirlooms and seemingly exaggerated symbols to reflect their racial/ethnic groups.

The rationale underlying this day was cultural celebration, and families and students were representing their own heritages in ways that they wanted. On the face of it, this seemed like good ole’ fashion fun where dressing up breaks the routine of school and students show-off their family backgrounds. [Mas…]

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bordernazisThese Nazis wear swastikas and call themselves National Socialists, sure, but they’re not really socialists. They’re more nationalists, really, supporting the White Nation. All they want to do is to save America from the loser and quitter immigrants who gave up on their home countries to invade the U.S. of A. After all, integration was forced on the White Man at the point of a bayonet. White people get racially profiled too, you know. [Mas…]

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bidibom“What ARE you?” the Indian woman behind the counter asked.

I was at a Dunkin’ Donuts in New York City grabbing coffee. After handing me my change, the Indian woman wanted to know where I was from.

This happens often — whether I’m at a restaurant, an adult video store or a funeral. Inevitably someone will ask, “What are you?”

They ask in a way as if I look like the Elephant Man.

And then I realize that their question is one about my cultural identity. [Mas…]

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chiapasEven in Bel Air, they know wassup.

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cassandroHe’s here, he’s queer and he’s the three-time world champion. Meet Cassandro, Luchador Exotico. Arielle Castillo reports for Fusion Live. [Mas…]

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¡Viva Calaca! It’s the Day of the Dead! (video)

by Soy Capitan October 16, 2014 Cartoons
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The dead not only CAN dance, but they DO dance in Viva Calaca, an animated short based on the Voltaire tune from 2007. [Video by Ritxi Ostáriz.]

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MexicanPeopleMeet.com: A big-ass Facebook – for Mexicans! (video)

by Barney Asada October 10, 2014 Cultura
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Dating has never been easier — and more Mexican! MexicanPeopleMeet.com has the hookups you’ve been waiting for. It’s like a big-ass Facebook — for Mexicans! [NSFW adult language, F-bombs, etc.]

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Ask A Mexican: Is calling the Dodgers ‘Los Doyers’ racist? (video)

by F. NANDO VALENZUELA October 6, 2014 Cultura
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Is calling the Los Angeles Dodgers Los Doyers racist? Gustavo ¡Ask A Mexican! Arellano has a video answer:

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Ask A Mexican: Hispanic? Latino? Chicano? What’s the deal? (video)

by Comic Saenz October 3, 2014 Cultura
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In an Hispanic Heritage Month Latino Heritage Month special video episode, POCHO amigo Gustavo ¡Ask A Mexican! Arellano answers the perennial question: Hispanics? Latinos? WHO ARE YOU PEOPLE?

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Belorussia’s ‘Life’ smartphones include Mexicans (video)

by MOE RIACHI September 30, 2014 Cultura
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Every new smartphone from cellphone company Life in Belorussia includes festive Mexican mariachis! Order today!

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La Cucaracha: Ask not what the Kennedy Center can do (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz September 25, 2014 Cartoons
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In Beverly Hills, a cardboard gardener ‘represents’ (photos, video)

by HABLO PICASSO September 25, 2014 Cultura
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We first met West Hollywood artist Ramiro Gomez when he began placing his hand-painted cardboard figures of immigrant laborers in prominent public spaces in Bel Air, Beverly Hills and Hollywood. Even as his audience has expanded via out-of-town art exhibits and a documentary film, he still plants cutout cardboard workers in places where their real-life counterparts […]

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Mexico’s Olympic Curling Team needs your help (video)

by Especial Correspondents September 24, 2014 Cultura
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The Mexican Curling Team that will be going for gold at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang 2018 is training hard. Your modest cash contribution can help these brave young vatos as they go to SWEEP THE GOLD! How did they get started with this less-than-mainstream sport? Consuela, of course:

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Rosh HaShanah kosher nachos: Totopos de gribeñes con guacamole

by JEFE BOYARDEE September 24, 2014 Cultura
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Chicharrones are off limits for traditional Jews — pork is not kosher. But that doesn’t mean hungry Judios have to go through life without delicious fried cracklings of their own — they chow down on a crispy fried chicken skin preparation called gribeñes.

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Latino Heritage Month Hero Video: Dick Tracy’s sidekick Go Go Gomez

by P. D. GONZALEZ September 22, 2014 Cartoons
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Dick Tracy’s 1961 TV cartoon partner Go Go Gomez saves the day in The Copy Cat Caper.

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When ‘Joe’ became ‘José’ his life changed forever (NSFW video)

by Barney Asada September 8, 2014 Cultura
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Out-of-work Joe Sullivan was having a hard time finding a job until he decided to change his name to José. You won’t believe what happened next! [NSFW adult language.] PREVIOUSLY ON JOBS:

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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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La Cucaracha: ‘Latinos, the Movie’ opens this weekend! (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz August 20, 2014 Cartoons
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X-rays prove Mexican Christ statue has human teeth (videos)

by Verdana Bold August 12, 2014 Cultura
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That awkward moment when an art restorer finds the teeth in an 18th Century Mexican statue of Jesus are human teeth. Y tambien en español:

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