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What if real doctors took their cues from the remedios used by Latina moms? It might look something like this….

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When in San Bernardino, east of Los Angeles in the Inland Empire, be sure to stop by the Mitla Cafe, the restaurant where Taco Bell was born. [Video by Katrina Parks]

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The time MLK sent a telegram to Cesar Chavez (photo)

by Especial Correspondents January 15, 2018 Cultura
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“I am deeply moved by your courage,” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, wrote to UFW founder Cesar Chavez in 1966. “As brothers in the fight for equality,” he wrote, “I extend the hand of fellowship and good will and wish continuing success to you and your members. The fight for equality must be fought on […]

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In 1991, Arizona rejected MLK Day (Public Enemy video)

by Especial Correspondents January 15, 2018 Cultura
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In 1991, Public Enemy‘s epic By the Time I Get to Arizona spotlighted the Hate State of Arizona’s failure to implement the Martin Luther King Day national holiday.

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MLK: “Do you aspire to greatness? You have to serve!” (video)

by Lucida Grandé January 15, 2018 Cultura
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The words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., are moving, literally, in this “kinetic typography” homage.

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A day in the life of a taquero in Chiapas, Mexico (video)

by Barney Asada January 11, 2018 Cultura
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To be Mexican is to work work work trabajar trabajar trabajar the Chiapas taquero tells the film maker as he follows him from early morning prep to his route through the varrio with tacos al canasta. It’s Friday, and that means ceviche. Bonus footage: A welder/metal worker.

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In Spanish Harlem, they looked at me and asked: ‘What are you?’

by VALERIE VANDE PANNE January 9, 2018 Cultura
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I remember the first time I thought I might not be White. I was about 8 years old, in my elementary school’s cafeteria. We had been learning about heritage in class that day, and everyone in my Michigan hometown, it seemed, had ancestors who came from Denmark or Holland. They were all blonde-haired and blue-eyed. […]

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New Tierra tune goes out to all you lovers out there: ‘Oh Bama’ (video)

by Soy Capitan January 8, 2018 Cultura
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🎶 We had a Prez, Oh Bama was his name…🎶 Chicano superstars Tierra channel the spirit of dead Pacoima pocho Ritchie Valens’ hit Oh, Donna in Oh, Bama, a love song for President Obama. We miss him, too.

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La Cucaracha: A Mexican kid in Times Square, New Year’s Eve

by Lalo Alcaraz January 1, 2018 Cartoons
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52 Years Ago in East Los: ‘Happy New Year Baby’ from The Sisters

by Soy Capitan December 31, 2017 Cultura
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Fifty-two years go – 1965 – big hair and girl groups were what all the cool kids dug in East Los Angeles. Sisters Rosella, Ersi, and Mary Arvizu believed they could be the next Supremes — even before there were Supremes. They called themselves The Sisters. Mark Guerrero, son of Chicano music legend Lalo Guerrero, […]

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We are doomed! Robot taquero slices the trompo for al pastor (video)

by Barney Asada December 26, 2017 Cultura
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Or maybe not doomed. If we must have robot overlords, maybe we can all agree on this one. Because the alternative is desolate and dark:

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