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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. Texas has a SMITH stuck between Garcia and Martinez, while New Mexico represents with Garcia, Martinez and Chavez. Make your own jokes about Arizona.

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It’s a classic of Mexican art — La Selfie (toon)

by Jake Prendez June 15, 2017 Cartoons
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La Selfie is one of the newest additions to my contemporary codices series. The series asks: “If we were still creating codices like our ancestors what would they look like? What would our community look like?” [More like this @ JakePrendez.com.]

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April showers bring May flowers — and ‘El Paletero’ (toon)

by Jake Prendez April 26, 2017 Cartoons
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El Paletero is the newest edition to my contemporary codices series. The series asks if we were still creating codices like our ancestors what would they look like? What would our community look like? [More like this @ JakePrendez.com.]

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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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Storm Warning: Hielo harsh weather ahead (photo)

by Especial Correspondents February 10, 2017 El Now
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Never forget! Aztlan was ‘Stolen at Gunpoint’ (NSFW video, lyrics)

by La Chata December 6, 2016 Cultura
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In 1998, LA’s Kid Frost (Arturo Molina, Jr) and Mexican punk rappers Tijuana No teamed up for a history lesson about the so-called border imposed on Aztlan by the force of arms. SPOILER: We’re gonna get it back! [NSFW F-bombs.] Mira los lyrics:

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Election Day? LET’S DO THIS! ‘Good Morning, Aztlan!’ (Videos X 3)

by Soy Capitan November 8, 2016 Cultura
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You can’t run to try to hide away Here it comes, here comes Election Day Where you are, never really far away Good morning, Aztlan! Mira los lyrics:

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RIP y QDEP: Ramón ‘Chunky’ Sanchez, pocho hero of San Diego

by Lalo Alcaraz October 31, 2016 Audio

I was sad to hear that San Diego and Barrio Logan Chicano icon Ramón “Chunky” Sanchez passed away Friday at the age of 65. Born in 1951 in Blythe, California, Chunky learned to play music from his family, and lived his childhood as a migrant farmworker. He left the farm he worked with his father […]

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San Diego y TJ band PRAYERS represent for ‘Mexica’ (NSFW music video)

by Soy Capitan October 11, 2016 Cultura
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Striking footage shot at San Diego’s Chicano Park sets the stage in the dramatic new music video Mexica, so that alt-goth-punk-Chicano-rap duo PRAYERS can decolonize your mind with music. [NSFW F-bombs, etc.]

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BBC Video: That time Germany offered to help Mexico invade the U.S.

by Moctezuma Cortés May 2, 2016 Cultura
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As the disputes that led to World War One were building, Germany tried to enlist Mexico’s help against the U.S.A. It didn’t turn out like the Germans hoped, and the repercussions of the Kaiser’s overture are still felt today, especially at the border.

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True Story: I was a teenaged guera, white like Jesus too

by SYDNEY PRESLEY March 22, 2016 Cultura
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In 1969, my mother registered to vote as a member of La Raza Unida, an independent “third party.” When she came home and shared the news with her father — declaring that she was a “Chicana” — he grew angry. He told her never to use that word, since “Chicano” was a derogatory term when […]

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

by Soy Capitan March 17, 2016 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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El Vez live at the Tiki Oasis: He’s going to ‘Aztlan’ (videos, toon)

by Soy Capitan March 15, 2016 Cartoons
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The Tiki Oasis, San Diego, Califas 2014: El Vez is going to Aztlan — that’s where he wants to be. “The Mexican Elvis” (real name Robert Lopez) is from Chula Vista, Califas, so he’s already there. POCHO world headquarters — in East Los — tambien! Here’s the studio version, from his album Gracias Land:

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What would it look like if Mexico built Trump’s border wall? (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz March 11, 2016 Cartoons
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What do Los Cenzontles say? ‘Good Morning, Aztlan!’ (video)

by Soy Capitan September 18, 2015 Cultura
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Buenas dias, Aztlan! And TGIF! Los Cenzontles (The Mockingbirds) re-imagine the Los Lobos classic Good Morning, Aztlan! with some scenes that sure look familiar! And the Los Lobos version is here:

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Bienvenidos a Minneapolis, Minnesota, Aztlan (photos)

by RUSSELL CONTRERAS August 10, 2015 Cultura
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During the National Association of Black Journalists Convention in Minneapolis last weekend I decided to take a break and visit East Lake Street. That’s the heart of the city’s Mexican and Somali immigrant communities. I had tacos at Taqueria Los Ocampo then strolled down East Lake and discovered scenes one might find in East Los […]

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Los Lobos live: ‘Good Morning Aztlan!’ (video)

by Soy Capitan July 24, 2015 Cultura
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Good morning, pochos, and Good Morning Aztlan from Los Lobos, LA’s best band evah.

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New Ted Cruz campaign ad warns it may be ‘too late’

by Comic Saenz April 1, 2015 Cartoons
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The San Patricio Batallón: The Irish heroes of Aztlan (music videos)

by Comic Saenz March 16, 2015 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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