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How much better can it get? Will the Wolf Survive? is the 1984 music video that exploded East Los homies Los Lobos into stardom. And don’t the guys look young⁈ Released 35 ago years today! Yikes.

Wikipedia:

How Will the Wolf Survive? is the major label debut album of Los Lobos. In 1989, it was ranked #30 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 100 greatest albums of the 1980s. In 2003, the album was ranked number 461 on the magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

You heard it, you said it, you know it.

PENDEJO. USE IT IN A SENTENCE. ERES UN PENDEJO.

There’s the Orange Pendejo, first of all, and that pendejo down the block who parks his ranfla like a baboso. Let’s not forget that pendeja on the train with the cheap perfume and those pendejos at the construction site who cat-call every time a mujer walks on by.

But what does PENDEJO mean, exactly? If you’ve ever looked it up, the dictionary says it means “pubic hair,” but how did that turn into “asshat” or “jerkface” or “_______?”

Let’s follow along with University of Texas Río Grande Valley Profe David Bowles: [Mas…]

Ghost of Spanish dude sighted in CDMX, and he is pissed!

by JUNCO CANCHE April 1, 2019 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from MEXICO CITY) A reeking appartition dressed in the decaying uniform of a Spanish Conquistador was sighted around Mexico City last week, and boy, was he pissed! The shrieking ghost was seen haunting the Mexico City site of a 1720 battle where the indigenous Mexica Empire defeated the Spanish. Area man Pito Perez, […]

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La Cucaracha: I’ll be home for Cinco de Mayo

by Lalo Alcaraz Y Junco Canché March 2, 2019 Cartoons
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Two versions of ‘Soy Chicano’: Flaco Jimenez vs Rumel Fuentes (videos)

by Comic Saenz January 14, 2019 Cultura
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Who does it better? The late Rumel Fuentes or Tex-Mex superstar Flaco Jimenez? Here’s Rumel: And here’s Flaco:

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La Cucaracha: If murals could talk, they’d say something like this…

by Lalo Alcaraz December 10, 2018 Cartoons
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This LA-born Mexican-American hero voluntarily joined his Japanese-American neighbors in the WWII Manzanar internment camp

by Comic Saenz August 2, 2018 Cultura
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Seventeen year old Los Angeles-born Ralph Lazo (photo) voluntarily entered the Manzanar Japanese-American internment camp after learning his neighbors were being locked up by the government. He later joined the military and helped liberate the Philippines and spent his life “discouraging the occurrence of similar injustices and violations of civil liberties in the future.” [Video […]

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Hey, USA! It’s time to change your ‘Dirty Diaper’ (video, lyrics)

by Comic Saenz July 9, 2018 Cultura
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POCHO amigo Eric Holland thinks something smells funny in the United Estates. (Eric is a new dad which may account for the diaper analogy.) Mira los lyrics:

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Start your weekend Frijol Style! (#FFF Feliz Frijol Friday meme)

by JUNCO CANCHÉ April 13, 2018 Cartoons
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This is true story of my fight to earn the right to be Smiley #1

by Dr. Alvaro Huerta March 12, 2018 Cultura
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My mother, Carmen, often sent me to La Paloma Market, while my brother Salomon watched I Love Lucy re-runs. We lived in East Los Angeles’ Ramona Gardens housing project, where I had to be selective about the routes I took. Since I feared the barking dogs along the alley, I always took a shortcut through […]

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I smoked weed before it was legal: 1 Chicano, BD (before dispensaries)

by John Edward Rangel March 5, 2018 Cultura
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Smoking cannabis became a regular form of medication for me when I was 15 years old. That was in 1977. Back then the U.S.A. was still reeling from the Vietnam War, Watergate and something the media referred to as “The Generation Gap” (we called it arguing with our parents). These were trying, confusing times (much […]

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Celebrate the first Friday of the month! (#FFF #FelizFrijolFriday toon)

by JUNCO CANCHÉ March 2, 2018 Cartoons
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PAPAS: ‘This is where my people are from’ (video)

by Bronco del Camino January 25, 2018 Cultura
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Papas is a short video by DFW, Texas creator German Torres. He explains it much better than we can:

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La Cucaracha: Hey, Trump voters – Good jobs available now! (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz January 22, 2018 Cartoons
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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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Where have all the brown folks gone? I’m In love with ‘Coco’ that is

by Jesenia Chávez November 28, 2017 Cartoons

Where have all the brown folks gone? I sit at a bar and I count how many are like me, I count two in a room of 30, one is a bar back Latinx and one is an African American bartender, I’ve done this since I realized that I am the other, and I need […]

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