Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

The People Who Weren’t Kidding

*This is exciting! History Colorado  has included the history of the Chicano movement in Colorado in a new exhibit. It’s groundbreaking to see something of this magnitude, in a mainstream museum. The Chicano story has been ignored too long. VL By Eduardo Diaz, Director – Smithsonian Latino Center “Chicanos are Mexican Americans who aren’t kidding!”

Friday, January 9th, 2015

The House on Mango Street Goes to Trial: #MayaVsAZ

*This is important. The legal battle against the Arizona law used to prohibit Mexican-American studies in Tucson will come to a head on January 12, at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, in San Francisco. VL By...

Monday, February 24th, 2014

Do Chicanos Have an Inferiority Complex?

By Ilan Stavans, The Chronicle of Higher Education  The etymology of Chicano is surrounded in mystery. I’ve seen its roots traced to Nahuatl, specifically to the term Mexica,as the people encountered by Hernán Cortéz and his soldiers conquering Tenochtitlán in...

Monday, February 10th, 2014

Former activist urges Latinos to remember their history

By Mercedes Olivera, Dallas Morning News These days, José Ángel Gutiérrez isn’t marching on city halls or organizing boycotts or creating a political party to challenge the power elites. Instead, he’s been more focused in recent years on creating...

Friday, July 19th, 2013

Mexicans Ain’t White: The Gus Garcia Story

By Tony Diaz, El Librotraficante Spoiler alert: The life of Civil Rights lawyer Gus Garcia doesn’t have a happy ending, but the true story of our people lies between the echo of the gavel at the Supreme...

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

What Chicanos Can Learn From Steve Jobs in a New Era

By DeeDee Garcia Blase, Huffington Post Latino Voices December 21, 2012, is a thing of the past now. We survived the end of the world even though some predicted it would end, but in my view, 12-21-2012, marks the...

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

Our Holiday Tradiciones

By Joe Ray, Latinovations Growing up near the Mexican border and having spent a few of my first few Holiday seasons in Sonora as well as Arizona, provided me the opportunity to observe and take part in...

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

Strange Tale of Road Trips That Never go Anywhere

By Oscar Barajas, NewsTaco Back in the good old, waning days leading to graduation, everyone wanted to be friends. People who had otherwise ignored you or taken you for granted for the past three and a half...

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

More Trick than Treat

By Oscar Barajas, NewsTaco I have always been a fan of Halloween. It is one of the few holidays that I have taken seriously, outside of Arbor Day. I was introduced to Halloween when I was six...

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

Earning a Spot in the Devil’s Backyard

By Oscar Barajas, NewsTaco I never figured that my father was quite the revolutionary or an agent for social change. He just did what he did, and would later state the morality at stake, as if it...

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

The Day Tragedy Wore The Other Shoe

By Oscar Barajas, NewsTaco Death was never a stranger in our household. He hung a hat and placed his keys just far away to make an entrance and leave a mark. As children, my sister and I...

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

The Rise Of the Underdwellers

By Oscar Barajas, NewsTaco I was a teenage mess. I was constructed of acne, bad hair, and flannel shirts. There was so much rage, and that rage needed an outlet. You might find this hard to believe,...

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

The Long Haired Man Who Saved Me (It’s not who you think)

By Oscar Barajas It was the awful year of 1989, and I was getting ready to transition to junior high school. It all weighed heavily on my mind, because the priests and the comadres had scared my...

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Celebrating César Chávez Day On March 31

By Reyna Jacqueline Peña Do you have plans this weekend?  Well, whatever you do, plan on setting some time aside to honor the memory and legacy of labor leader and civil rights activist César Chávez on March...

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