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I am so excited to unveil my newest painting.

Dreamers is the second in my series Norman Rockwell in Post-Racial America.

I decided to reinterpret the painting entitled Breaking Home Ties (below).

Instead of the rural farmworker with his son going off to college I used a jornalero father seeing his son off to college. [Mas…]


DREAMers from SoCal’s alt Mex music scene teamed up as The Mexican Standoff to record El Muro because they have feels about Trump’s wall. They never say his name, however.

On YouTube they explain: [Mas…]


Migration is Beautiful: The Monarch Butterfly Story, from Marina Valle, supports
the California Endowment Defend DACA and Immigration Awareness Campaigns.


Former Mexican presidente Vicente Fox, no angel himself, tells Bill Maher that he speaks for 120 million Mexicans who Trump insulted. And he doesn’t mince words. [NSFW video.]

‘Soldado LatinoAmericano’ is about, by, and for the DREAMers (video)

by Comic Saenz February 15, 2018 Cultura
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We somehow missed this when it came out in November, but the music video Soldado LatinoAmericano (Latin American Soldier) by LA-based filmmaker Carlos Hurtado and grupo Voz de Mando puts the hopes and dreams of innocent kids who grew up in American in a new light.

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The Beandocks: Does Trump show symptoms of racial bias? (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz February 8, 2018 Cartoons
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La Cucaracha: There are 900 more DREAMers in the military than…

by Lalo Alcaraz January 30, 2018 Cartoons
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Hey, Democrats: Don’t make a deal on the shithole border wall!

by Dr. Alvaro Huerta January 29, 2018 El Now
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If Democratic leaders make a deal with President Donald J. Trump on his shithole border wall, they will secure his re-election in 2020. Eight years of a disastrous Trump administration is not acceptable! Neither the United States nor the world can survive eight years of the “Racist-in-Chief” and “Hustler-in-Chief.” It appears that Counsel Robert Mueller’s […]

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Jackson Browne, Los Cenzontles: This song is for ‘The Dreamer’ (video)

by Comic Saenz December 14, 2017 Cultura
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Superstar singer-songwriter Jackson Browne teams up with POCHO faves Los Cenzontles (the Mockingbords) for The Dreamer, a new video.

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La Cucaracha: Gosh darn DREAMers are stealing our jobs! (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz September 22, 2017 Cartoons
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Manic Hispanic: ‘The I.N.S. took my novia away!’ (NSFW video)

by Soy Capitan September 15, 2017 Audio
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“She left Santana in a Chevrolet, to visit her tia in East L.A. — but she never got there!” [F-bomb.] SoCal punks Manic Hispanic’s 2003 version of a Ramones tune takes on new relevance with Trump’s DACA threats. The I.N.S. Took My Novia Away is from the CD/album Mijo Goes to Jr. College.

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La Cucaracha’s Taco Cart Guy: Pardon DREAMers, deport Arpaio (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz September 14, 2017 Cartoons
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Vote! Damian Lopez Rodriguez died to become a citizen (video)

by Comic Saenz November 4, 2016 El Now
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Damian Lopez Rodriguez was brought to the USA without documents as a child — you know, one of those rapists and narcos from Mexico Donald Trump is going to deport. Damian loved his new country so much he enlisted in the Army when he turned 18. After he died in Iraq, he was granted posthumous […]

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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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If elected, Trump will deport this Harvard University graduate (video)

by Verdana Bold October 3, 2016 El Now
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In La Graduación | The Graduation by Anna Clare Spelman, we meet an undocumented Latinx DREAMer about to graduate from the Harvard’s Kennedy School with a master’s degree. Thank God Donald Trump promises to deport rapists and narcotrafficantes like her and her mom!

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Deported moms in Tijuana long for families, work for reform (video)

by Andalé Mono June 28, 2016 El Now
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In Dreaming in Tijuana deported mothers fight for immigration reform in the United States. The anguish of family separation has turned them into activists who promote the U.S. Latino vote from the Mexican side of the world’s “most transited” border. [Video via Univision.]

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