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We Are America — black, white, brown, gay, straight, bi, old, and young. [Video by Martin De Leon and friends.]

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Looks pretty good, actually. A legit chicken teriyaki recipe, authentic pico de gallo/salsa made with grilled piña, and of course everything tastes better on a tortilla. We have three questions, though:

  1. Where did the rice come from?
  2. How can it be a “healthier” with a lettuce wrap instead of a tortilla? Corn tortillas are GLUTEN FREE, ENGLISH DUDE. Also, no tortilla, no taco.
  3. Wassup with the Christmas music soundtrack on a video uploaded March 27?

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You can get anything you want at a traditional Mexican mercado like this one in downtown Mazatlán. [Video by Robert Ellis.]

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On January 11, 1944, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt promised the country a Second Bill of Rights when World War II was over, but he died before the conflict ended.

America’s future security, he said, demands citizens have a right to good housing, good healthcare, good education, a living wage and more.

POCHO FACTOID: FDR never used the word “bigly” in a speech.

Transcript of his “Fireside Chat”: [Mas…]

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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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Oz taqueria features odd ‘Mexican’ accent in short video spot

by Barney Asada March 23, 2017 Cartoons
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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 in San Antonio serves it up Mexico City style (video)

by Barney Asada March 22, 2017 Cultura
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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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How can you tell it’s Springtime in the barrio? (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz March 21, 2017 Cartoons
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Chocolatl’s history is not so sweet (TedEd animated video)

by Andalé Mono March 20, 2017 Cartoons
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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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In Chicago, the Diaz Family works for the ‘American Dream’ (video)

by Barney Asada March 20, 2017 Cultura

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 […]

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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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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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