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“I am deeply moved by your courage,” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, wrote to UFW founder Cesar Chavez in 1966.

“As brothers in the fight for equality,” he wrote, “I extend the hand of fellowship and good will and wish continuing success to you and your members. The fight for equality must be fought on many fronts –- in the urban slums, in the sweat shops of the factories and fields. Our separate struggles are really one — a struggle for freedom, for dignity and for humanity.”

See more at Stanford’s King Encyclopedia.

[Payton Hoegh toons regularly at Weekly Political dot com.]

They say the Washington, D.C. weather — typically mondo muggy in the summer — was unusually mild on August 28, 1963. But the air burned with the fire of freedom on the march, the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, led by Martin Luther King. [Mas…]


Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature Bob Dylan is a poet and a prophet, and he sang his 1964 prophecy for the Obamas and America at the White House: The Times They Are A-Changin’. [Scroll to bottom of the page for a live in 1964 version.]

These lyrics contain a hopeful vision and a warning. Some changes are STILL overdue, and some folks need to step back, and get out of the way. [Mas…]

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Allman Bros, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young ‘Southern Man’ (#TBT videos)

by Soy Capitan June 25, 2015 Cultura
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At a 2000 concert, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young kill it with Young’s song Southern Man. Did the supergroup predict the future? Has Dixie learned from the past? Mira los lyrics:

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Message From Our Chairman, Mr. POCHO: All people deserve equal rights

by Comic Saenz April 28, 2015 Cartoons
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Welcome to Indiana: You’re not in Kansas anymore (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz April 2, 2015 Cartoons
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President Jed Bartlet ❤️ César Chávez (UFW video bio)

by Andalé Mono March 30, 2015 Cultura

Martin Sheen, aka President Jed Bartlet, is the narrator in this César Chávez 2006 tribute video from the United Farm Workers (UFW.) César Chávez’ birthday is March 31

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MLK is back from dead and not all that happy (SNL video)

by Verdana Bold January 19, 2015 El Now
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When a student has trouble writing a school paper on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the slain civil rights leader returns from the dead to help him out.

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It’s the Super Civil Rights Bros. (toon)

by ALEX GARCIA DE AZTLAN July 18, 2014 Cartoons
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PREVIOUSLY ON SUPER MARIO BROS.:

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The Legacy of César Chávez (UFW short video biography)

by Soy Capitan March 28, 2014 Cultura

Before the big-budget Hollywood people came along, Martin Sheen narrated this César Chávez 2006 tribute video from the United Farm Workers (UFW.) PREVIOUSLY ON CESAR CHAVEZ:

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Breaking: Obama plans ‘I Have A Drone’ speech

by Malcolm Mex August 27, 2013 El Now
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(PNS reporting from WASHINGTON, DC) White House sources have confirmed that Pres. Barack Obama will deliver an “I Have A Drone” speech Wednesday to commemorate the the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic “I Have A Dream” speech at the 1963 March on Washington. The news has already sent shock waves through […]

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United Farmer Workers’ Video: The Legacy of César Chávez

by TIO SAM March 31, 2013 Cultura
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Martin Sheen narrates this César Chávez tribute video from the United Farm Workers (UFW.) RELATED: Obama dedicates César Chávez monument and we were there (photos)

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Pocho Ocho reasons equality is here to stay

by Especial Correspondents March 27, 2013 El Now
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The Supremes are all about the gays and we say My my hey hey! Equality is here to stay! Here are the pocho ocho reasons why: 8. Mom, Dad: I was born this guey! 7. I want to hold your hand 6. It’s a lucrative business opportunity

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PNS*Hot*Flash: White House plans new Civil Rights push

by Elise Valderrama February 27, 2013 El Now
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(PNS reporting from WASHINGTON, D.C.) President Barack Obama will mark the final day of Black History Month by proposing new civil rights legislation, PNS has learned. Obama will announce the No, White Girl, You Cannot Touch My Hair Act in a speech in Oklahoma City on Thursday. RELATED: Video: What is it like to be […]

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Talking head Ann Coulter can eat her own shit sandwich

by Elise Valderrama September 25, 2012 El Now
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Ann Coulter made headlines recently by stating “Civil rights are for blacks” and blacks alone. Oh Ann, sweet little Ann. It’s hard to imagine you were ever a child (mainly because you’re so damn old.) The statement is part of a larger argument that gays, women, and immigrants aren’t owed the same civil rights as […]

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A message from our sponsor: Gays for hire at RentALatino!

by Gabacho Borracho May 10, 2012 Cartoons
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Now that President Obama has put his personal seal of approval on marriage for gays and lesbians, our sponsor wants to get the word out about their newest service. Won’t you give ’em some some unbiased sponsor-love and check out RentALatino’s offer?

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Attention, North Carolina voters:

by Mack Reed May 9, 2012 Cartoons
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Students create gigantic portrait of Cesar Chavez from 5500 dominos

by Andalé Mono April 24, 2012 Cartoons
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San Diego students used dominos to create a huge Cesar Chavez mural and installed it over the weekend in Chicano Park. NBC San Diego’s Gitzel Puente reports: It took 5,500 domino pieces, 40 students and six weeks to create this piece of art. Students and staff from O’Farrell Community School started this mural using blueprints, […]

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