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On this Day in History, 1957, President Dwight D. Eisenhower sent the U. S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division to ensure that black kids weren’t denied access to “white” Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas.

As an extra ironic bonus, here’s a photo of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., taking the knee in Selma, Alabama in 1965. (Liberated from the Washington Post): [Mas…]


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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Live from her bedroom, California-native high school senior Allison Reyes explains the heartaches and joys of Being Hispanic. SPOILER: If she had to do it all over again, she wouldn’t change a thing.


In 2004, an Arizona high school team beat the odds by topping M.I.T in an underwater robotics competition. The undocumented team members’ stories inspired a book, a documentary, and now a feature film produced by and starring George Lopez. Spare Parts (trailer, above) is in theaters now.

This interview with two original team members by Antonia Cereijido for LatinoUSA explains what REALLY happened before and after the events dramatized in the film. Is it our imagination, or does one of the guys almost break into tears at the end? [Mas…]


It’s the fall football classic — Garfield versus Roosevelt — the East Los high school football rivalry that has lasted generations; David A. Romero supplies the play by play.

Santa Barbara H.S. seniors hire mariachis to troll principal (video)

by Soy Capitan June 6, 2014 Cultura
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Seniors at Santa Barbara High School won this week’s Best Mariachis on the Internets award when they hired a four-piece band to follow the principal through the halls. The band played for over an hour and everything ended up copacetic — this video was uploaded by the hella cool official SBHS web person and the […]

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Speaking bad Spanish makes Silverlake artist look like douche

by María Purísima June 6, 2013 El Now
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(PNS reporting from SILVERLAKE) It was a shocker when encaustic and collage mixed-media artist Ben Brown found out. Even though he spent two years of high school learning Español, his habit of dropping a word or two in Spanish into day-to-day English conversations has not increased his “street cred” even un poquito. The self-proclaimed free-spirit, […]

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New ‘East Los High’ web series exposes sexrification of East L.A. (video)

by Malcolm Mex May 15, 2013 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from EAST LOS) A new web series on Hulu is poised to blow the lid off the unprecedented rise of sexy Latinos currently overrunning East Los Angeles.  The series, East Los High, is a riveting expose of the rapid “sexrification” of the historically low-and-slow Chicano community. “The kids at East Los High are […]

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First Person: My moment with Marco Rubio and his big Cuban butt

by SMSHSPr0mQu33n1991@aol.com April 11, 2013 El Now
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I remember the high school student version of Marco Rubio, with his neatly-pressed shirts always tucked in, his toothy smile and his bleached white socks. But most of all, I remember his butt. The Cuban man butt holds a special place in my heart — it’s a thing of wonder and mystery. Why Cuban men […]

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The City of Anaheim is a theme park where the theme is racism

by Lalo Alcaraz August 23, 2012 El Now
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In the land of make believe, the home of the Magic Kingdom, right where Disneyland sits, there is another theme park that has been around for decades. This park is not called California Adventure, and its newest attraction is not “Cars.” The amusement park is called simply “Anaheim.” Here, in various themed areas, you can […]

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