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Roots of Chicano Satire: Lalo Guerrero and Culture Clash (videos)

by Lalo Alcaraz January 5, 2016 Cultura
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Before there was Bordertown, there was The Culture Clash show. Only about TWENTY-SOMETHING YEARS AGO, so SUCK IT humorless haters! (It was my first showbiz writing gig!) Big props and eternal thanks to the Culture Clash guys! And before all of us, there was LALO GUERRERO doing Chicano satire, hell, INVENTING it! Check out Guerrero’s […]

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Hire this animated Mexican ‘bandito’ for only $45 (toons, video)

by Memo Nericcio December 10, 2015 Cartoons
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Yesterday’s Most Pathetic Stereotypes Reimagined for the Digital Age of All our Cyber Tomorrows or Need a Sexy Latina or Bandit for your Animated Video Next generation digitally-borne stereotypes for millennials and their kids! Bandits, sexy Latinas, y mucho mas more…ACK! Does your next CGI animation project need an ugly racist stereotyped Mexican gangster but […]

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Laugh, cry, dance, sing: ‘La Cucaracha’ 1935 OSCAR winner (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés December 8, 2015 Cultura
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La Cucaracha, a musical short, won an OSCAR in 1935. Here’s the plot, according to IMDB:

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Hollywood needs Mexicans! Put POCHO on your Christmas list

by José Canusí November 27, 2015 Corporate
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Hollywood needs Mexicans. We’ve been been saying it since we started: MAY 2012: Hollywood Spaniards, Puerto Ricans plan ‘ultimate’ Chicano film AUGUST 2013: Casting director to actor: Can you act more ‘Mexican’? (video) APRIL 2014: Pocho Ocho reasons why Latinos are Hollywood’s best customers

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Alejandro González Iñárritu: ‘No human being is illegal’ (video)

by Lucida Grandé November 10, 2015 Cultura
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OSCAR winner Alejandro González Iñárritu spoke to an audience at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) Sunday night. No human being, he told them, is illegal. Here’s the transcript:

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Alternate Reality Theatre: If big hit TV shows weren’t all white (toons)

by BOB ROSS November 2, 2015 Cartoons
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In a new online gallery, Bay Area artist and DREAMer Julio Salgado reimagines some all-time TV favorites with people of color, like this screencap from an imaginary Equis Files. “Fox Mulder and Dana Scully,” he writes, “come back in the forms of a former Black Panther and Brown Beret who investigate forgotten files that kept […]

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La Cucaracha’s Tips for Latino Heritage Month (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz October 2, 2015 Cartoons
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The REAL problem with Kelly Osbourne’s racist toilet-cleaner remark

by Estefania Zavala August 14, 2015 El Now
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“If you kick every Latino out of this country, then who is going to be cleaning your toilets, Donald Trump?” Uh. Yikes. Yikes yikes yikes. By now you’re probably familiar with our latest racist media frenzy centered on remarks Kelly Osbourne made on The View, a response to the incredibly racist Donald Trump. But she sounded […]

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Coming Soon: Attack of the 14-Year-Old Black Girl!

by Lalo Alcaraz June 10, 2015 Cartoons
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Coming soon from McKinney, Texas Police Productions, it’s the next summer horror science fiction cop flick, Attack of the 14-Year-Old Black Girl! A frightening teen girl in a bikini terrorizes the police force of a small Texas suburb, making them respond with excessive force and brutality reserved only for the worst of America’s swimming thugs! […]

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Pocho Ocho changes to expect after Indios + Chinos > Mexicanos

by Especial Correspondents May 12, 2015 El Now
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China and India now top Mexico as leading sources of new immigrants to the United Estates, new data reveals. What are the Pocho Ocho top changes we can expect from these evolving patterns in immigration? 8. Indian actors will replace Puerto Ricans playing Mexicans on TV 7. San Jose, California will be known as Sanjay, California 6. […]

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WAR (the original band): ‘Cinco de Mayo’ (1981 complete)

by Comic Saenz May 2, 2015 Audio
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This 1981 single from WAR was the first time many non-Latinos heard of Cinco de Mayo. This photo shows the original guys at the Sunset Grill (7439 Sunset, next to their offices (Far Out Productions) at 7417 Sunset. The Guitar Center swallowed up 7417 a while back. L-R: Charles Miller (sax, RIP), Lonnie Jordan (keyboards, […]

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My report and photos from the set of Adam Sandler’s ‘Ridiculous Six’

by RICARDO CATÉ April 29, 2015 Cultura

I had to post this after reading that the actors who walked off Adam Sandler’s Ridiculous Six set get tagged as heroes and those who stayed, like me, get belittled. My photograph (above) shows two of the men who walked off and the lady who stayed. They’re discussing the film’s infamous script, just after they […]

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Why I didn’t walk off the Adam Sandler ‘Ridiculous Six’ movie set

by RICARDO CATÉ April 27, 2015 Cartoons
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I am a Native who worked as an extra on the set of Adam Sandler’s Ridiculous Six movie. I didn’t walk off and here’s why.

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The Beandocks: Hollywood’s ‘ethnic casting’ future? (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz April 17, 2015 Cartoons
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Latinos, at least according to the mainstream media (video)

by Lucida Grandé April 14, 2015 Cultura
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Mainstream media is full of Latinos — Latino criminals, Latina maids and exotic Latino sex machines. Ordinary people just like you? Not so much. [Video by David Viramontes.]

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La Cucaracha: Hollywood discovers GMO casting (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz March 16, 2015 Cartoons
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