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QUESTION: Why are Mexican rapists and drug dealers streaming North to enter the US of A illegally?

ANSWER: They were invited by “The Great Communicator.”

Check out this video about the 1988 Cinco de Mayo ceremony at the White House when Republican President Ronald Reagan told Mexican President Miguel de la Madrid Hurtado, “Mi casa es su casa.”

We all know how that worked out! #BUILDTHEWALL

(PNS reporting from EAST LOS) Ruben Covarrubias (photo) astounded family and friends here Sunday night when he admitted that the history of Cinco de Mayo didn’t concern him and he’d always thought “May 5 was Mexican Independence Day, so like so what?!”

“I don’t care what it’s about, yo!” he told everyone within earshot of the backyard grill. “I just always celebrated it with MEChA and at school. Partay!” [Mas…]

Americans stick with traditional ignorance for Cinco de Mayo

by EL PEJIBAYE STAFF May 2, 2017 El Now
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(PNS reporting from the EEUU) Tex-Mex restaurants across the country are banding together this week to ensure the flawed traditions of margaritas, sombreros, maracas, bastardized Mexican food and overall cultural cluelessness are again propagated upon masses of uninformed Americans this Cinco De Mayo.

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Mexican-American Studies 101: The History of Cinco de Mayo (video)

by José Canusí May 2, 2017 Cultura
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5-Second Films is all about explaining things in 5 seconds, like their 5-second video The History of Cinco de Mayo.

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What language is that? Funny, you don’t look Nahuatl (video)

by GUADA FOKTL May 1, 2017 Cartoons
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Languages around the world share similar characteristics, but how do we know if they are related?

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Old time stereographic slides show early 1900s Mexico (video)

by Lucida Grandé March 31, 2017 Cultura
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YouTube user Chubachus created an “animated” video using stereographic slides of life in Mexico in the early 1900s.

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FDR died before he could deliver on his ‘Second Bill of Rights’ (videos)

by NADA TUFIR March 27, 2017 Cultura
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On January 11, 1944, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt promised the country a Second Bill of Rights when World War II was over, but he died before the conflict ended. America’s future security, he said, demands citizens have a right to good housing, good healthcare, good education, a living wage and more. POCHO FACTOID: FDR […]

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The San Patricio Batallón: Aztlan’s Irish heroes (4 music videos)

by Soy Capitan March 17, 2017 Cultura
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This corrido by Orange County Celtic-rock homies The Fenians tells the tragic story of the San Patricios, the St. Patrick’s Battalion. The unit of 200 mostly Catholic Irish immigrants deserted the United States Army and fought with the Mexican Army against the U.S.A. in the Mexican–American War. Scots-British post-punk The Wakes Band offer their version […]

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La Cucaracha: Twitler is making a list (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz March 16, 2017 Cartoons
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International Women’s Day: Las Cafeteras ‘Mujer Soy’ (video)

by Soy Capitan March 8, 2017 Audio
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In Mujer Soy, by Las Cafeteras, we see a day in the real life of Maryann Aguirre, a woman from East Los Angeles. Happy International Women’s Day! (Remixed by YUKICITO.)

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Exploring ‘The Golden Age of Mexican Cinema’ (student video)

by CALLE DE CINEMA February 17, 2017 Cultura
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Antioch College student Cristian Perez-Lopez put together this cool short video for a history of film class. How many of these films have you seen?

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Encyclopædia Britannica: Immigration to the U.S.A. (1946 video)

by Comic Saenz February 9, 2017 Cultura
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This 1946 educational film from Encyclopædia Brittanica presents a period look at immigration to the New World. “Negroes” are mentioned once, Native Americans are invisible, and Mexicans don’t show up until the very end, but it’s an interesting film pitching the “nation of immigrants” meme. Good public schools are important for the Melting Pot, they […]

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La Realidad: The Realities of Anti-Mexicanism

by Dr. Juan Gómez-Quiñones February 1, 2017 Cultura
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“Where have you been, my darling young one.” – A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall by Bob Dylan U.S. anti-Mexicanism is a race premised set of historical and contemporary ascriptions, convictions and discriminatory practices inflicted on persons of Mexican descent, longstanding and pervasive in the United States. This essay conceptualizes, historicizes, and analyzes anti-Mexicanism, past and […]

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POCHO History 101: Alternative Facts by George Washington (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz January 24, 2017 Cartoons
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Donald Trump, John Lewis and MLK Day (video, toon, photo)

by Especial Correspondents January 15, 2017 Cartoons
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In 1991, Public Enemy‘s epic By the Time I Get to Arizona spotlighted the Hate State of Arizona’s failure to implement the Martin Luther King Day national holiday. Contrast and compare with PEE-OTUS Donald Trump’s weekend Twitter attack on civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis, draw the necessary conclusions, and prepare to take appropriate action:

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America pauses Monday for Ricky Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2017

by Comic Saenz January 15, 2017 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from WASHINGTON, D.C.) America will pause tomorrow to remember the life and message of Ricky Martin Luther King Jr., whose Tengo a Dream y Dance! speech changed the nation forever. Post offices and other public facilities will be closed, banks and stock exchanges are taking the day off and salsa picante and sweet potato pie […]

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Tia Lencha’s Cocina: Oh jes! Thanksgiving turkey al pastor tacos

by TIA LENCHA November 23, 2016 Cultura
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Happy Mexican Thanksgiving Day! Is Tia Lencha here. Gwhat is Mexican Thanksgiving Day you ask? Is Thanksgiving but with all Mexican food. What?!?! My gringo frends say. Oh no! How you can do that! Is crazy! And Tia Lencha say, no really. When I help mijo with his homeworks, I learn that Thanksgiving come from […]

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Remember when California had an African-Mexican governor?

by Soy Capitan November 3, 2016 Cultura
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Pio Pico, an African-Mexican, was the last governor of California under Mexican rule. His name is everywhere. There is the city of Pico Rivera, Pico Park, Pico Canyon, and, of course, Pico Boulevard. The corner of Pico and Sepulveda in West Los Angeles even has its own music video:

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