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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.

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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.

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I have been waiting for something like Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown all my life.

Really.

The CNN season premiere April 30  was a watershed moment for Chicanos and Mexican Americans.

Here’s what I Tweeted the night I saw it:

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Real Life Stories: The Cheating Chicano Husband

by FRANK SOLIS February 10, 2017 Cultura
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I always knew that we Chicano men were devious but I never realized just how much. I must admit I have always been the weak-willed type as far as temptation goes, but these past holidays really brought out the worst in me. I was busy petting my dog named Vato, right before Christmas, when I […]

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In Japan, kids emulate what they think is ‘Chicano Culture’ (video)

by HARRY GATO January 31, 2017 Cultura
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There’s a subculture of kids in Japan that wants to be “Chicano”, although they can’t seem to differentiate between gang-banging cholos and your basic, every day Chicano. [Chicano チカーノ is a video by Louis Ellison.] PREVIOUSLY ON HECHO IN JAPAN:

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Lalo Guerrero: Pancho Claus (Santa’s cousin from south of the border)

by QUESO QUESEM December 22, 2016 Cultura
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It doesn’t get more pocho than this! Lalo Guerrero, the father of Chicano music, tells the story of Pancho Claus, Santa’s cousin from south of the border, in this 1956 classic.

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Sombra of OVERWATCH: Latinx champion of a tech-forward identity

by Earvin Ramos November 14, 2016 Cultura
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After months of secrets leaking out of headquarters, the new hero for Orange County’s Blizzard Entertainment hit game Overwatch has finally been revealed. She’s a Mexican Latina named Sombra (photo). Her name means Shadow. But does this impact the culture of Orange County? The culture of video game development? The very essence of Mexican and Mexican-American […]

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Play by play from East LA: ‘Undocumented Football’ (poetry video)

by GUILLERMO CHESPIR November 4, 2016 Cultura
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Today is the big game — Roosevelt vs Garfield — the Boyle Heights East/Los Angeles high school football rivalry that has lasted generations. The Roughriders meet the Bulldogs this evening at Weingart Stadium on Avenida César Chávez in Monterey Park. In this 2013 poetry video, David A. Romero supplied the play by play.

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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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I didn’t know I was a poor Mexican until the day I started junior high

by Dr. Alvaro Huerta October 21, 2016 Cultura
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When you grow up in a segregated community and poor, often times, you’re not aware of your ethnicity and class status. Growing up in tight-knit Mexican communities, from Tijuana, Mexico, to East Los Angeles, I didn’t realize that I was Mexican and poor until my first day of junior high school. As part of federal […]

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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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Take back Latino Heritage Month and #EndHispandering!

by Marisel Moreno September 30, 2016 Cultura
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On September 14 a Latina friend of mine who’s also a college professor said to me, “Brace yourself for Hispanic Heritage Month, I’m already getting phone calls about recommendations for mariachi bands.” I laughed a bit, but her comment stayed with me. See, she’s half Colombian and I’m Puerto Rican, and the idea of becoming […]

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Keep cool with Chicanx Pops: Seven Revolutionary Flavors! (toon)

by PURO PEDO MAGAZINE August 12, 2016 Cartoons
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What’s the hot punk rock hair style this summer? (toon)

by JUNCO CANCHÉ August 4, 2016 Cartoons
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Here I am, POCHO Jefe-in-Chief @LaloAlcaraz, at #SDCC 2016

by Lalo Alcaraz July 20, 2016 Cartoons
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LALO ALCARAZ SD COMICCON SCHEDULE San Diego International ComicCon starts tonight, but tomorrow is the Historic! First! Ever! Chicano Comic Art panel at ‪#‎SDCC‬! Join us! Also, ChicanoCon is in effect Saturday at BorderX Brewery in Logan Heights. See you there! THURSDAY Chicano Comic and Public Art in San Diego, Thursday, 7/21/16, 6-7PM, Room: 25ABCA […]

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The Funky Aztecs live 1991: Name the homies in ‘Barrioism’

by Soy Capitan July 19, 2016 Cultura
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POCHO amigo Gary J. Baca introduces pioneer Northern California Chicano rappers the Funky Aztecs to the cameras on Viacom public access TV’s New World Videos. In Barrioism, the impossibly young homies list all the vatos in the neighborhood. The video list of personalities is from 1991. Does it still sound familiar?

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This painting says it all about gentrification (toon)

by HABLO PICASSO June 30, 2016 Cartoons
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San Diego artist Ricardo Islas used acrylic on wood to create this miniature 5″ x 7″ gem — Gentrification. PREVIOUSLY ON GENTRIFICATION: SPONSORED: Take the worry out of gentrification – with GENTRÍFIA®

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Finals Week is finished and now school’s out for Junco! (toon)

by JUNCO CANCHÉ June 29, 2016 Cartoons
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Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera: ‘A Father’s Day Tale’ (video)

by GUILLERMO CHESPIR June 19, 2016 Cultura
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Poet Laureate of the United States, Juan Felipe Herrera, tells a story and plays a song for Father’s Day.

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