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La Cucaracha

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The secretive Mexican torta dealer (tortatraficante) and taco connoisseur Milanexa shares the recipe for his world-famous Cuban Torta.

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elisewhiteA few weeks ago, my aunt asked me to do a Skype Q&A with her high school students in Peru. She teaches a course on race and racial profiling and she thought it would be interesting to show her class my stand-up comedy dealing with racism then discuss the differences between American and South American racism.

However, the timing could not have been more biting. Just prior to my Skype call, news of yet another black man, Alton Sterling, slaughtered by police officers, began to circulate.

My aunt said to me, “the kids have a hard time understanding American racial profiling, for instance, why do cops target black people?” [Mas…]

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Planning to video some police brutality? Do you need extra battery life because the popo are out of control? Police badge number recognition? Instant posting to Facebook? Jerrod Carmichael has the perfect phone for you!

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What happens when the hot-sweet taste of Korean barbecue meets up with burritos, tacos, and chimichangas? The Fung Brothers (and friends) take us on a taste tour.

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I fell into a burnin’ ring of fire
I went down, down, down
And the flames went higher
And it burns, burns, burns
The ring of fire, the ring of fire
I fell into a burnin’ ring of fire
I went down, down, down
And the flames went higher
And it burns, burns, burns
The ring of fire, the ring of fire

Johnny Cash somehow manages a version of Ring of Fire en Español: [Mas…]

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They say it’s only a “teaser” for America Back by Jill Solbule but we think this one-minute music video is perfect just as it is. [NSFW F-bomb.]

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Here I am, POCHO Jefe-in-Chief @LaloAlcaraz, at #SDCC 2016

by Lalo Alcaraz July 20, 2016 Cartoons
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LALO ALCARAZ SD COMICCON SCHEDULE San Diego International ComicCon starts tonight, but tomorrow is the Historic! First! Ever! Chicano Comic Art panel at ‪#‎SDCC‬! Join us! Also, ChicanoCon is in effect Saturday at BorderX Brewery in Logan Heights. See you there! THURSDAY Chicano Comic and Public Art in San Diego, Thursday, 7/21/16, 6-7PM, Room: 25ABCA […]

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La Cucaracha: Things are different on the East Coast (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz July 20, 2016 Cartoons
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Tacocat live video: Consuela’s “Psychedelic Quinceañera”

by Soy Capitan July 20, 2016 Cultura

Seattle’s Tacocat explains why Consuela is skipping school today. Long story short: She’s attending a Psychedelic Quinceañera instead. Mira los lyrics:

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Marga Gomez: My awkward phone call with Ms. Bagina (video)

by YELLIN B. GENEROUS July 20, 2016 Cultura
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New York-based actor, writer, director, and comic Marga Gomez didn’t quite know what to say when the next telemarketing phone call she had to make was to a woman named Bagina.

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La Cucaracha: The Taco Cart Guy’s secret – revealed! (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz July 19, 2016 Cartoons
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Watch: Pregnant mujer crossing border gives birth to ‘Alien’

by ROD ESTERLING July 19, 2016 Cultura
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Locked in the back of a van, desperate migrants must cross the Mexican border into the U.S. before one of them gives birth to an illegal alien. The Birth of an Alien (El Nacimiento de un Extranjero) is from Sumiko Braun.

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The Funky Aztecs live 1991: Name the homies in ‘Barrioism’

by Soy Capitan July 19, 2016 Cultura
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POCHO amigo Gary J. Baca introduces pioneer Northern California Chicano rappers the Funky Aztecs to the cameras on Viacom public access TV’s New World Videos. In Barrioism, the impossibly young homies list all the vatos in the neighborhood. The video list of personalities is from 1991. Does it still sound familiar?

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Señor Lingus: Come for the food and stay for the mariachis (video)

by Barney Asada July 18, 2016 Cultura
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At Señor Lingus — the Mexican restaurant chain with live music — you’ll come for the food and stay for the mariachis! Check your Yelper Pages for a Señor Lingus in a shopping mall near you.

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Ask your doctor if Slapping NDN Medicine Man is right for you (video)

by Especial Correspondents July 18, 2016 Cultura
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When the White Man’s medicine isn’t working,it’s time to see the Slapping Medicine Man. Video by The 1491s. PREVIOUSLY ON THE 1491s

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Texans in trucks ambush Fort Bliss soldiers with Mexican MREs (video)

by Barney Asada July 15, 2016 Cultura
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In El Paso, mechanized squads of senior citizens sneak up on soldiers and offer them exotic foreign “Meals, Ready-To-Eat” with origins South of the Border. These metal-encased MREs are called “burritos,” according to the truck people. And the Fort Bliss soldiers like them! The USO explains:

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DTTX (Bobby Ramirez) and LSOB: ‘Sunday Afternoon’ (1990 video)

by Soy Capitan July 14, 2016 Cultura
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Our thoughts and prayers go out to Inland Empire hiphop pioneer DTTX aka Bobby Rivera of Lighter Shade of Brown LSOB. Sunday Afternoon is from Brown & Proud, 1990

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New stamp honors Profe Jaime Escalante (‘Stand and Deliver’)

by Andalé Mono July 14, 2016 Cartoons
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The United States Postal Service picked the 87th conference of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Wednesday in Washington, D.C. to premiere its stamp honoring Jaime Escalante, the East Los high school math teacher who was the hero of the film Stand and Deliver. Edward J. Olmos played Escalante in the film (video […]

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#TBT 1999 Video Classic: Delinquent Habits ‘Tres Delinquentes’

by Soy Capitan July 14, 2016 Cultura
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East Los homies Delinquent Habits made people pay attention with Tres Delinquentes, the music video for a song on their self-titled first studio album. This music video has it all! English, Spanish, Spanglish, hiphop, rap, mariachi, moshing, hynas, scratching, lowriding, little people, Blaxicans, and, of course, burros.

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New! From No Entiendo Games: TaCoMan GO (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz July 13, 2016 Cartoons
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La Cucaracha: Breakfast — todo el día y todos los días (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz July 13, 2016 Cartoons
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Traffic Stop: I almost got killed for ‘driving while black’ (NSFW video)

by Especial Correspondents July 13, 2016 Cartoons
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African American Alex Landau recounts how he nearly lost his life after a Denver police Traffic Stop. He and his white mother Patsy say that night changed them both forever. [NSFW F-bomb.] Video by StoryCorps

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