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POCHO amigo Arnie Bermudez’ new cartoon series follows events at your favorite local taqueria, SARAPE’s GRILL. Let’s take a look …. [Mas…]

POCHO amigo Arnie Bermudez’ new cartoon series follows events at your favorite local taqueria, SARAPE’s GRILL. Let’s take a look …. [Mas…]


Dr. Jean Feldman, whose original Banana Song has racked up more than 18 million views on YouTube, returns with a holiday remix. We thank God for Dr. Jean — her guac is not extra. [Mas…]


This 18-minute 1970 documentary film depicted the educational and environmental problems faced by LA’s Mexican-American kids back in the day. Has anything changed?

trumpgrillrussianWar gets served first, then libraries, the arts, education, and healthcare get leftovers, if there are any.

[Vintage Communist Russia — Союз Советских Социалистических Республик — toon via Comrade Tweeter Soviet Visuals.]

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

by JUNCO CANCHÉ June 29, 2016 Cartoons
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From New Zealand: What exactly is ‘privilege’? (toon)

by Cartoonistas May 26, 2015 Cartoons
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What exactly is “privilege?” On a Plate cartoonist Toby Morris breaks it down.

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BBC Video: What does it mean to be Mexican-American?

by Moctezuma Cortés February 9, 2015 Cultura
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The BBC sent a reporter to the Southwest to find out what it means to be a Mexican-American. The answer? It’s complicated.

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Area woman looks forward to mediocre, less-ambitious 2015

by María Purísima January 12, 2015 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from HOUSTON) After careful consideration, local woman Estela Zamora, 28, is aiming to be less ambitious in 2015. “Turns out the ‘American Dream’ doesn’t mean to aim for the stars, but rather, right under the stars, where it’s safe and there’s more company,” Zamora told PNS Sunday. “I’m just tired of getting flack […]

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Breaking: Rick Perry moving West: ‘Let’s turn Cali red!’

by María Purísima July 9, 2013 El Now
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(PNS reporting from AUSTIN) Rick Perry told a crowd of press and supporters here Monday that he will not seek another term as Texas governor when his term expires in 18 months. Instead, the longest-serving governor in Texas’ history said he was going to do the unthinkable: move to California to turn the state back into […]

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So you say you’re a teacher? Hahaha! What do you make? (video)

by DENNIS WILEN April 29, 2013 Cultura
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My mom lit Shabbat candles every Friday night. She always closed her eyes and asked God to bless our grandparents, our parents, our aunts, our uncles, our brothers and sisters, our cousins and our friends. And right in there with friends and families and sisters and cousins she asked God to bless “our beloved teachers.” […]

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Talk with your kids about cooties, before it’s too late (video)

by María Purísima March 19, 2013 Cultura
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They didn’t think it could happen to them! Speak to your kids about cooties…before cooties speak to them first.

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Artstrike #nomorecuts: Artists fight budget cuts, demand fair taxes

by Lalo Alcaraz December 19, 2012 Cartoons
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Many visual artists have united for today’s Artstrike #nomorecuts Day of Action. I was invited to contribute a piece that pushes back against the rhetoric of the so-called “Fiscal Cliff,” a construct that seems to be a set up to slash needed social service budgets. We’ve created art to fight budget cuts that impact the poor […]

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I could have been an astrophysicist, except I’m a Latina

by Elise Valderrama December 11, 2012 Cultura
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Back in October, Florida created a new set of educational policies which permits/expects blacks and Latinos to test lower on standardized tests than whites or Asian students.  Since they’re expected to test lower,  Florida thereby eliminates the  embarassing “achievement gap” and the white education bureaucrats can “stand their ground.” While we’re at it, why don’t we […]

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Pocho Ocho topographical terrors ahead besides the ‘fiscal cliff’

by Comic Saenz November 28, 2012 El Now
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Everyone in Politistan is talking about the upcoming “fiscal cliff,” but that’s not the only topographical terror in America’s future. Here’s our list of the Pocho Ocho problems ahead: 8. Gay Marriage Hump 7. Entitlement Mountain 6. Wall Street Falls 5. Corporate Gorge

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When Spanish in school was illegal: ‘When I Dream Dreams’ (video)

by EDUARDO BURRO July 7, 2012 Cultura
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Once upon a time in America, Latino kids were not allowed to speak Spanish in school. This documentary recalls those days. In 1918, Texas, along with many other states, enacted statutes that made the speaking of any language other than English on public school grounds illegal. These laws remained active until the U.S. Congress passed […]

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Letter to the Editor: The Ghetto Manifesto by Lady D (NSFW audio)

by Especial Correspondents April 18, 2012 Audio
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It came in exactly this way via our handy SUBMIT form. (On the go? There’s a NSFW two-minute audio podcast version we created at the bottom of this article): This is to every person who wants to get out and break free to be human and not be a fucking stereotype. I call it the […]

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