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Although we root root root for the home team, we can never forget the gente who were forced out of their homes in Chavez Ravine to make way for Dodger Stadium.

Last night Chavez Ravine looked like this … [Mas…]

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I just was a panelist at San Diego Comic Con, where Chicano artists like me discussed our role in art and comics.

We talked about the importance of Chicana and Chicano characters in media, and how it represents us as a community.

Representation is a key aspect in our work, and after watching the video where bearded villain Carlos Hakas is harassing street vendor Benjamin Ramirez, I was reminded of the value of not only representation of our bodies, but representation of our stories. [Mas…]

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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Gentrification: Stop complaining, STFU, and GTFO (NSFW video)

by Andalé Mono May 30, 2017 Cultura
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The Latino Comedy Project has selflessly written, produced, and uploaded Gentrification Explained, just so you’ll understand why you need to STFU and GTFO. [NSFW language.] PREVIOUSLY ON GENTRIFICATION:

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‘Highland Park’: Binge-watch all the episodes right here! (NSFW videos)

by Comic Saenz December 29, 2016 Cultura
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Have you been watching Highland Park on the YouTube? We’ve got all the episodes right here for your binge-watching convenience. You can start with this trailer (above), or dive right in (below). [NSFW. Adult situations, language.] In Episode 1, Los Angeles locals Juanita and Diego had a holy vision in Highland Park. Who knew Tonantzin, […]

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La Cucaracha: It’s a gentrified day in the neighborhood (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz November 28, 2016 Cartoons
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Can Juanita and Diego survive the gentrification of ‘Highland Park’?

by Moctezuma Cortés November 10, 2016 Cultura
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Los Angeles locals Juanita and Diego had a holy vision in Highland Park. Who knew Tonantzin, Aztec mother goddess, had a cousin named Concepción? [Video by Lone Stars Entertainment.]

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La Cucaracha: No tips, no toons, no service

by Lalo Alcaraz September 26, 2016 Cartoons
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La Cucaracha: Beach Gentrification Bingo, the app (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz July 11, 2016 Cartoons
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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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La Cucaracha: Day of the Dead? Or Dia de los Gentrified? (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz October 29, 2015 Cartoons
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SPONSORED: Take the worry out of gentrification – with GENTRÍFIA®

by Comic Saenz August 24, 2015 Cultura
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Gentrification is TERRIFIC with GENTRÍFIA®! “I used to worry about gentrification squeezing out local businesses,” says Monica Galvanes of Eagle Rock, a Los Angeles neighborhood in transition. “And then I heard about GENTRÍFIA®. Now I don’t give a shit!” Her reaction explains the great success of GENTRÍFIA®, according to its manufacturer, STFU PHARMA. Carlos Robles […]

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Notes from Technotopia, SF:
 On the Cruelty of Indifference


by Guillermo Gómez-Peña July 13, 2015 Cultura
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 On the Cruelty of Indifference


Dear Ex-local artist, writer, activist, bohemian, street eccentric, and/or protector of difference… Imagine a city, your city and your former “hip” neighborhood, being handed over by greedy politicians and re/developers to the crème de la crème of the tech industry. This includes the 7 most powerful tech companies in the world. I don’t need to […]

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La Cucaracha: Stuff Latinos Like #5 (#TBT 2008 toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz April 23, 2015 Cartoons
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La Cucaracha: What’s next for Cuba? (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz February 9, 2015 Cartoons
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Prickly City by Scott Stantis: Maybe we’re in the wrong hood (toon)

by Cartoonistas January 28, 2015 Cartoons
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Chicago cartoon star Scott Stantis, creator of Prickly City, had changing demographics (and gentrification?) on his mind when he drew and wrote this two years ago: For those of you who may not recognize the characters with Winslow and Carmen, they are from the comic strip La Cucaracha by my friend, Lalo Alcaraz.

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