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But what term is “correct”? POCHO Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz explained it all to NBC Latino [Mas…]

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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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What really goes on when Latinos for Trump throw a get-out-the-vote campaign party for their candidate? Pachanga for Trump goes into the belly of the GOP beast to find out the shocking truth. [Video by the Latino Comedy Project.]


In Mor Mexican! Mexico City-born actor Ricardo “Pekas” Aranda eats a McXican Burger for the casting director. But is he acting Hispanic enough? Maybe makeup and wardrobe can help.

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Emilio is a childhood friend of mine who we appropriately call Malo (mean).

Usually, Malo and I converse about old times; friends we have lost and experiences we shared growing up. So it surprised me the other day when he asked me, “Poule, why does Donald Trump want to build a pinche (damn) wall?”.

I gave him a short shrift answer that it was his solution to end unlawful border crossing.

Malo replied indignantly, either to my casual and shallow observation, or to Trump’s callousness:

I don’t have any fancy letters after my last name, Poule, but chale (no), that’s not the real reason he is trying to separate us from Mexico. Trump knows this country is changing in color, culture, and influence and he wants to stop it.

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‘That Mexican Thing Again’ ringtones make America great again (audio)

by Comic Saenz October 6, 2016 Audio
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Make America Great Again with Mike Pence That Mexican Thing Again ringtones. They’re the perfect audio identifiers for those extra especial phone calls!

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Today in Latino Heritage Month: First lowrider, 1880, Durango (toon)

by GARY LARSON October 4, 2016 Cartoons
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Take back Latino Heritage Month and #EndHispandering!

by Marisel Moreno September 30, 2016 Cultura
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On September 14 a Latina friend of mine who’s also a college professor said to me, “Brace yourself for Hispanic Heritage Month, I’m already getting phone calls about recommendations for mariachi bands.” I laughed a bit, but her comment stayed with me. See, she’s half Colombian and I’m Puerto Rican, and the idea of becoming […]

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Unsung Heroes of Hispanic Heritage Month: The Honorable Jed Bartlet

by HOWARD ZUNI September 27, 2016 Cultura
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They were ordinary people living ordinary lives, until one singular sensation of circumstance conspired with fate to make them UNSUNG HEROES OF HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH. When a liberal Supreme Court justice retired in 1998, Pres. Jed Bartlet and his staff thought this was the perfect opportunity to increase approval ratings with a politically “safe” nominee, […]

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Hispanic survival at Texas ‘Christian’ college: White wash (video)

by Lucida Grandé September 16, 2016 Cultura
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Why did Samantha Granado cover herself with white wash and post the video online? Here’s the explanation she shared on Vimeo: I was inspired by the idea of an institutional critique based on my personal experience as a Hispanic female student at TCU. My performance was documented as a short film in which emphasizes the […]

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La Cucaracha: Meet Trump’s Hispanic advisory board (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz September 9, 2016 Cartoons
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La Cucaracha: How is Donald Trump doing with Latinos? (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz August 4, 2016 Cartoons
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Xenia Rubinos: Brown people do it all in ‘Mexican Chef’ (video)

by Soy Capitan August 2, 2016 Cultura
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New York City alternative whirlwind Xenia Rubinos makes quite an exhaustive list of things that brown people do, including Mexican Chef. Brown cleans your house, for example, and brown takes the trash, brown even wipes your granddaddy’s a$$. PREVIOUSLY ON XENIA RUBINOS: Xenia Rubinos live in a lowrider “Just Like I” (video) Xenia Rubinos is […]

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I’m proud to accept your nomination! (toon)

by SERG HERNANDEZ July 21, 2016 Cartoons
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Hopeful candidates begin election year Hispandering (audio)

by Comic Saenz June 13, 2016 Audio
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As the election cycle heats up, hopeful candidates try to gain Hispanic/Latino support, but we won’t get fooled again. POCHO Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz and POCHO Associate Naranjero Gustavo ¡Ask a Mexican! Arellano spill the Hispandering beans on Maria Hinojosa’s Latino USA.

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The Daily Show: Can Trump change his image with Latinos?

by Especial Correspondents June 1, 2016 El Now
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On the new Daily Show, new Senior Latina Contributor Eliza Cossio explains to Trevor Noah how Donald Trump can change his image with Latinos.

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Out of the night when the full moon is bright: La Llorona (video)

by THE GHOST IN THE MACHINE May 30, 2016 Cartoons
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La Llorona? It’s just a legend, mijo, a ghost story told by a traveling puppet show. Still, if you think you hear a weeping woman in the night, don’t come running. [Video by Matthew James Tebbutt.] PREVIOUSLY ON LA LLORONA:

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La Cucaracha Voteria 2016: Do you want to play a game? (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz May 16, 2016 Cartoons
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Can you spot the Latino in this photograph?

by SALVADOR LITVAK May 6, 2016 Cultura
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I’m pretty sure I was the only redhead at the NYU Latino Law Students Association Gala in the spring of 1990. The food was delicious, my date looked stunning, and I was glad I had jumped on the opportunity when I received the LALSA invitation. My journey to that moment began 25 years earlier. I […]

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Happy Inko! It’s National Cartoonists Day AND Cinco de Mayo

by Lalo Alcaraz May 5, 2016 Cartoons
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Happy Inko de Mayo from La Cucaracha! Yes, today is the day where we celebrate cartoonists, as it is National Cartoonists Day. Serio, the National Cartoonists Society started this event a few years ago, apparently  because they had no Latino members at the time who might have mentioned May 5 is already Cinco de Mayo, […]

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Who knew? More than 200,000 U.S. Latinos are Jewish

by Especial Correspondents April 29, 2016 Cultura
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In the first study of its kind, the American Jewish Committee has taken a comprehensive look at the Americans who claim both a Latino and Jewish identity – all 200,000 of them. Religion News Service reports: As a group, Jewish Latinos don’t get much attention — either from Jews or Latinos in the U.S.

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