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In December 1950, Woody Guthrie moved into the Beach Haven Apartments in Brooklyn. His landlord was Fred Trump, father of Donald. Trump’s greed and racism inspired Guthrie to write Old Man Trump.

Ryan Harvey updated that song, and made this video with Ani DiFranco and Tom Morello (RATM).

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In South Australia, a Port Noarlunga’s Tequila N Tacos video features an announcer with a “Mexican” accent. Get it right! The stereotyped fat Mexican cartoon avatar with sombrero, mustache, taco, and cerveza lacks the required serape, burro, and cactus.

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Que Taco taqueria on the north side of San Antonio takes its flavors from the heart of Mexico.

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Before the 16th Century, chocolatl only existed as a bitter, foamy drink in Mesoamerica. How did we get from there to today’s chocolate candy bars? Deanna Pucciarelli traces the fascinating and often cruel history of chocolate.

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Vegetarian Express — two locations in Chicago — is run and owned by the Diaz Family. Everyone in the familia, aside from Miguel’s wife Krystina and their two kids, is a Mexican immigrant. Some family members are documented, some are not, but they all work hard for their American Dream. What is their future during the Trump regime?

[Directed, edited, and shot by Zoe Murphy.]

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Actual Pulp Fiction: Searching for Aztec gold treasure (1905 toon)

by Especial Correspondents March 20, 2017 Cartoons
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Here’s the cover of an actual pulp fiction novelette from 1905 featuring detectives searching for the storied Aztec gold. These  paperback books were printed on the cheapest paper (pulp, like newsprint) and reflected the culture of the day. Note the Raiders of the Lost Ark style booby trap. Read more at Dime Novel Detectives, which […]

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The Hoop Girls: ‘I Am the Hoop, Hear Me Roar’ (video)

by María Purísima March 17, 2017 Cultura
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This is some legit Chicana spoken word shit, for reals. Lone Stars Entertainment explains:

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The San Patricio Batallón: Aztlan’s Irish heroes (4 music videos)

by Soy Capitan March 17, 2017 Cultura
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This corrido by Orange County Celtic-rock homies The Fenians tells the tragic story of the San Patricios, the St. Patrick’s Battalion. The unit of 200 mostly Catholic Irish immigrants deserted the United States Army and fought with the Mexican Army against the U.S.A. in the Mexican–American War. Scots-British post-punk The Wakes Band offer their version […]

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Neighborhood Guatch: Where to go, what to do on St. Patick’s Day

by CHALE KNICKERBOCKER, SOCIETY EDITOR March 17, 2017 Cultura
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LUCK OF THE IRISH: Look for a pot o’ gold at the end of the rainbow today at Gustavo O’Grady’s Bar y Grill on East Olmos Boulevard. The popular hangout will serve corned beef tacos, potato-stuffed chiles rellenos and beer-marinated enchilada irlanda sliders at $1 each during Happy Hour. Happy Hour, you lucky leprechauns, lasts all […]

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#TBT 2013: Barry O’Bama Wishes You A Happy St. Patrick’s Day (toon)

by Comic Saenz March 16, 2017 Cartoons
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Mom? Where do tacos al pastor come from? (video)

by Barney Asada March 16, 2017 Cartoons
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Mardega explains the prehistoric origin of taco al pastor in Tacos Primitivos.

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Watch: Mexican mom talking sh!t about my makeup (voice over video)

by Verdana Bold March 15, 2017 Cultura
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Lessly Tocano loves her mom even though she talks sh!t about her makeup. “GUAU!”

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Batman and Robin tell kids prejudice hurts teamwork (1949 toon)

by Cartoonistas March 15, 2017 Cartoons

Hey, kids: Batman and Robin know that prejudice has no place in our country. We need teamwork!

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Fake News Video: One Pot Cooking for Men: ‘Rosarito Beach Tacos’

by Barney Asada March 15, 2017 Cultura
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FAKE NEWS! We don’t think this is how they make tacos in Baja’s Rosarito Beach. And while there may be just one pot in the headline, there is also a pan in the video. ALTERNATIVE FACTS? We also notice a distinct lack of Salsa Cebolla Cilantro. Ground turkey? K what? And where did the beans […]

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La Cucaracha: What’s playing at the movies? (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz March 14, 2017 Cartoons
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60 second video: Deliciosos y saludables tacos de nopales

by Barney Asada March 14, 2017 Cultura
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They’re delicious! They’re healthy! They’re cactus tacos.

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Superboy says: America is for ALL kinds of people, kids! (1951 toon)

by Cartoonistas March 14, 2017 Cartoons
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“No single race or nationality can claim America as its own,” Superboy pointed out in 1951’s Know Your Country. “Don’t hate on your new schoolmate because she’s an immigrant from faraway Ikeastan. Her mom makes killer Swedish meatballs!”

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Truth – La Vérité – comes out of her well to shame Mankind (1896 toon)

by HABLO PICASSO March 13, 2017 Cartoons
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Truth coming from the well armed with her whip to chastise mankind is an 1896 painting by the French artist Jean-Léon Gérôme. It is also known as La Vérité (French: Truth).

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Philly’s Frankford section still isn’t heaven, but it has tacos! (videos)

by Comic Saenz March 10, 2017 Cultura
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In the late 1960s, Philadelphia band The American Dream had a local hit with a novelty song about public transportation and the North Philly neighborhood of Frankford. You Can’t Get to Heaven on the Frankford El,” they sang, “because the Frankford El goes straight to Frankford.” As a refugee from Philly living in LaLa Land […]

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Is it Feliz Frijol Friday again? Hooray Happy Feet! (toon, photos)

by JUNCO CANCHÉ AND SOME FACEBOOK PEEPS March 10, 2017 Cartoons
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Adios dinero, adios hyna, bienvenidos ‘Tacos,’ hola amor (video)

by BARNEY ASADA March 9, 2017 Cultura
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Life can be better…. But it can be so much worse…. Those Tacos, though. [Video by Eric J. Vasquez]

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International Women’s Day: Las Cafeteras ‘Mujer Soy’ (video)

by Soy Capitan March 8, 2017 Audio
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In Mujer Soy, by Las Cafeteras, we see a day in the real life of Maryann Aguirre, a woman from East Los Angeles. Happy International Women’s Day! (Remixed by YUKICITO.)

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The truck that feeds New York City: Sidewalk Tacos (video)

by Barney Asada March 8, 2017 Cultura
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The folks who work at Sidewalk Tacos feed the people of New York City, but they have LA MIGRA on their minds. [Video by Elliot Levy, a Belgian living in New Ork.]

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