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Before World War II, the American government cranked up the propaganda machine to WELCOME immigrants with a Sunday afternoon radio program from the INS called I’m An American. Sara Laskow reports for NPR’s All Things Considered.

Here’s the show with immigration posterboy and refugee from the Nazis Albert Einstein: [Mas…]

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Students walked out of class after an ignorant high school teacher in New Jersey told a Latina student to “speak American” last week.

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Turns out Christopher Columbus wasn’t brave, he was just really bad at math. Adam Ruins Everything explains.

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[Photo via A Margarita on the Twitter.]

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On this Day in History, 1957, President Dwight D. Eisenhower sent the U. S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division to ensure that black kids weren’t denied access to “white” Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas.

As an extra ironic bonus, here’s a photo of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., taking the knee in Selma, Alabama in 1965. (Liberated from the Washington Post): [Mas…]

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Pocho Ocho worst new names for Hispanic Heritage Month

by Especial Correspondents September 15, 2017 Cultura
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The pinche Trump administration is stuck with the annual observance of National “Hispanic” Heritage Month 2017, which begins today, but that doesn’t mean they like it. The POCHO news team has learned that the white wing traitors, crooks, and colluders at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue ran through a list of alternative names for the observance before […]

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Bed, Bath and Taco Trucks? And they appear to be on sale!

by Especial Correspondents September 14, 2017 Cultura
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Spotted and photographed in the wild by Guatemalan-American Facebook friend Carolina E. Barillas, so don’t know if they are discontinued, on sale, or destined to be ON EVERY CORNER. In the Bed, Bath online store, they come with gummy worm straws and “chopsticks” (!) for $23.99: We are like, “OK, sure but hold the worms.”

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Evangelical Latino Trump backer repents, seeks God’s forgiveness

by AARON SANCHEZ September 11, 2017 El Now

(PNS reporting from TIO TACO, TENNESSEE) Jorge Fregado, executive director of the Hispanic Evangelical Legislative League (HELL), no longer supports the Trump Administration, he told friends here over the weekend. Fregado (photo) — who hosted a party in Washington, D.C. over the night before the Inauguration — said he was disappointed by the GOP leader’s […]

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The Kate Spade ‘Taco Truck Purse’ is a Latino cultural barometer

by BERNADETTE RIVERO September 7, 2017 Cultura
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A Guide To Understanding The Differences Between Different Kinds Of Latinos, As Manifested By Responses T O   T H I S Kate Spade Taco Truck Purse ($251) · Mexican: Ay, no. · Mexican-American: Hell. No. · Latinx: That’s cultural appropriation. · Tex Mex: OMG I WANT THIS PURSE!!!!!!

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Pocho Ocho Top Facts NOT in Ad Age’s New 2017 Hispanic Fact Pack

by BERNADETTE RIVERO August 30, 2017 Cultura

Trade publication Advertising Age’s new Hispanic Fact Pack has hit the Interwebs, revealing tantalizing details about the “Hispanic market” which means you. And it’s packed, por supuesto, with facts:

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Make America Truck Again – in Spanglish! (photo)

by Especial Correspondents August 21, 2017 Cultura
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Looks legit and it’s good advice, too. No passing on the right! [Stolen from REDDIT.]

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Kids cross Mexican border every day for school in USA (video)

by Especial Correspondents August 11, 2017 Cultura
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These kids — American citizens — live in Mexico but go to school in Columbus, New Mexico, a town of 1,800 across the frontier from their home in Palomas, Mexico. Some Columbus residents support the decades-long arrangement; others, not so much. [Video by Larry Lazo and Alex Brauer.]

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#TBT Throwback Thursday: Bert the Turtle stars in ‘Duck and Cover’

by HERO ZIMA August 10, 2017 Cartoons
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Hey, you pochos who are not Baby Boomers: Come with us now to the thrilling days of yesteryear (1951) when Americans worried about a nuclear attack from an evil Commie dictator across the sea. Good times!

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Watch out, Geico! Here comes El Martillo Tejano (video)

by LAURA MARTINEZ August 4, 2017 Cultura
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Who cares if switching to Geico can save you 15 percent or more on car insurance? If I were to have a car — or live in Texas — (both very unlikely scenarios) I’d totally call Jim Adler, aka El Martillo Tejano, who promises to protect my people (i.e. The Hispanics) from sleazy insurance companies […]

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LBJ: War on Poverty. Nixon: War on Drugs. Trump: War on Immigrants

by Dr. Alvaro Huerta August 3, 2017 El Now

President Donald J. Trump and his administration’s immigration agenda centers on draconian, enforcement-based policies and executive orders, exacerbating an already dysfunctional immigration system. As an extension of Trump’s then–presidential campaign, the Trump administration’s immigration policies also represent racist and xenophobic practices, such as anti-Mexicanism and Islamophobia. Like Trump’s “Make America Great Again” campaign slogan, these […]

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Latino USA: If You Give a Toddler a Tortilla (NPR audio)

by Especial Correspondents July 31, 2017 Audio
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She just wants to prepare some home made flour tortillas with her baby girl just like she did with her own mom. What’s the big deal? NPR’s LatinoUSA explains: April Salazar longs to make her Grandma Alice’s tortillas with her daughter. It is the same tortilla recipe her grandmother’s mother made in Baja California and […]

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The most popular names in California? Garcia, Hernandez, y Lopez

by Especial Correspondents July 17, 2017 Cultura
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We’ve been mocking Ancestry’s DNA test commercials for a while because we can. Ancestry also has a lot of vital data from its members and research, like what surnames are most popular in the 50 states. Turns out California tops Texas in the Reconquista; the most popular names in Califas are Garcia, Hernandez and Lopez. […]

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Mexico City science teacher uses his Spidey Sense (video)

by Especial Correspondents July 10, 2017 Cultura
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Mexico City science teacher Moises Vazquez has found a great way to lighten the mood in his classes and get students more relaxed and focused. He dresses up as Spider-Man.

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Craigslist: Los Angeles: Missed Connections: W4M: Looking for ORTIZ

by Especial Correspondents July 3, 2017 Cultura
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Hey, Ortiz! This ruca is looking for you: I shouldn’t even be thinking of you let alone dreaming of you. But i did the dream was so vivid i woke up in shock. I know you busy rocking the senior citizen center and seaworld. i just thought it be a boost to your ego.So i […]

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Trump piñata gets gig as carpool lane dummy (photos)

by Especial Correspondents June 16, 2017 Cultura
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I’m bored bigly and I’m tired of just hanging around! Sad!

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Chingones and Chingonas: You’ve got to see ‘Wonder Woman’

by DOLORES QUINTANA June 5, 2017 Cultura
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Chingones and Chingonas, here’s a movie you’ve got to see. Mujer Maravilla! FOR REAL. Follow me on this. The original Wonder Woman, Lynda Carter, if you know your Pocho Historia, is a Latina. In fact she’s a lot like another rarely acknowledged Latina goddess of the screen, Rita Hayworth aka Margarita Cansino. You like comic […]

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L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti: Hey, Trump! Not in my backyard! (NPR audio)

by Especial Correspondents May 30, 2017 Audio
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Maria Hinojosa of NPR’s LatinoUSA talks with Los Angeles Alcalde Eric Garcetti. The mayor’s message for President Trump? YOU ARE NOT THE BOSS OF ME! From NPR, this background:

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In the midst of so much inequality: Ode to the Class of 2017

by GILDA L. OCHOA May 26, 2017 Cultura
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Delivered to graduating seniors and their families at Pomona College’s Class Day It’s great to be here today to recognize you all in this way I want to be here fully in celebration but I can’t without first naming some realizations I offer these reflections with all humility in the lessons you’ve taught me, class […]

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