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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, who reported the ghost to PNS, said it first he thought the goblin might be La Llorona, or pero his drunk Uncle Abelardo, the mariachi, but no. [Mas…]

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Who does it better? The late Rumel Fuentes or Tex-Mex superstar Flaco Jimenez?

Here’s Rumel:

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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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Los Lobos: ‘One Time, One Night in America’ (July 4 video, lyrics)

by Comic Saenz June 30, 2017 Cultura
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Sometimes homies Los Lobos sound like they are John Cougar Mellencamp’s or Tom Petty’s brothers from another mother. This is one of those times. These all-American stars sing all-American stories, like One Time, One Night in America. Respect. Mira los lyrics:

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It’s time for ‘¡Feliz Frijol Friday!’ starring … FRIJOL (#fff toon)

by JUNCO CANCHÉ June 23, 2017 Cartoons
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Chingones and Chingonas: You’ve got to see ‘Wonder Woman’

by DOLORES QUINTANA June 5, 2017 Cultura
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Chingones and Chingonas, here’s a movie you’ve got to see. Mujer Maravilla! FOR REAL. Follow me on this. The original Wonder Woman, Lynda Carter, if you know your Pocho Historia, is a Latina. In fact she’s a lot like another rarely acknowledged Latina goddess of the screen, Rita Hayworth aka Margarita Cansino. You like comic […]

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Hipster ‘Palm Pies’ or culturally-appropriated empanadas? (video)

by Barney Asada June 1, 2017 Cultura
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In the second episode of Welcome to the Northside, a Denver hipster brings his Palm Pie food cart to the hood, but our hero Mikey Gonzales is skeptical. Gonzales, a Chicano young professional, just bought a house in this gentrifying neighborhood, but still finds himself searching for home. See all the episodes of Welcome to […]

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