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Go Out Tonight is the debut release from Boyle Heights band The Tracks. The noir-looking video — with visuals from the 1961 film The Exiles — sets a contrasting stage for the band’s poppy high energy sound and escapist lyrics: [Mas…]

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American children of immigrants are all the same when it comes to dealing with Thanksgiving.

Y digamos: “Amén​​.”

familyguytacosDear Ashley,

I don’t really know you very well. I met you for the first time when my family and I travelled to Rogers, Arkansas to see you marry my nephew. I knew my nephew at some point. I saw him grow up here in Los Angeles until my brother and his wife thought the streets of Woodland Hills too gang-infested and uprooted their entire family to the enclaves of my sister-in-law’s home state.

Shortly after, sometime in the 1990s, my mother and I travelled to Arkansas on an Amtrak train for two days (don’t ask – I still haven’t forgiven my mother for refusing to fly) to visit and see our family’s new dwellings.

You weren’t in the picture yet – your husband was still a teenager. Despite the torturous train ride, we relished the opportunity to spend time with my brother and his family. We were even excited to see a new part of the country. [Mas…]

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The Pilgrims, after all, were boat people fleeing religious oppression, ordinary families seeking freedom in a new land. But no one expects the Algonquin Migra. [Video by the 18 Mighty Mountain Warriors.]

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[Dan McClintock works as an artist, animator and illustrator.]


Damian Lopez Rodriguez was brought to the USA without documents as a child — you know, one of those rapists and narcos from Mexico Donald Trump is going to deport.

Damian loved his new country so much he enlisted in the Army when he turned 18. After he died in Iraq, he was granted posthumous citizenship by President George Bush. Damian’s dad has faith his son in Heaven is voting in this election. Are you?

Play by play from East LA: ‘Undocumented Football’ (poetry video)

by GUILLERMO CHESPIR November 4, 2016 Cultura
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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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In South Philly, immigrant restauranteurs worry about Trump (videos)

by Barney Asada November 2, 2016 El Now
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Donald Trump’s racist anti-immigrant rhetoric is a big worry for immigrant-owned businesses. The owners of a South Philadelphia staple, South Philly Barbacoa — around the corner from the famed Italian street market — are concerned about what a victory by GOP haters might mean for their family. [Video by Cora Cervantes.]

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MEXCLUSIVE VIDEO EXPOSE: In Texas, a ‘Pachanga for Trump’

by Barney Asada October 28, 2016 El Now
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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.]

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Good luck with the 1954 miles of the US-Mexico wall (video)

by ELMO JADO October 28, 2016 El Now
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Best of Luck with the Wall takes the viewer on a hypnotic visual voyage across the length and breadth the U.S.-Mexico border, stitched together from 200,000 satellite images. [Directed and explained by Josh Begley.]

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Joad Cressbeckler: Migrants who survive AZ desert deserve citizenship

by José Canusí October 27, 2016 El Now
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On The Cressbeckler Stance, talk show host Joad Cressbeckler says any Mexican who crosses the scorching-hot desert on foot has proved himself worthy of U.S. citizenship.

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La Cucaracha: Is it time ‘to whip out that Mexican thing again’? (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz October 19, 2016 Cartoons
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All we are asking: ‘Who’s Gonna Build That Wall?’ (music video)

by Soy Capitan October 19, 2016 El Now
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Donald Trumpendejo wants a wall on the border with Mexico. “Who’s Gonna Build That Wall?” ask singers and writers Chip Taylor and Carrie Rodriguez. [Video by Jeth Weinrich.] But who is Chip Taylor?

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Hateline, Las Vegas: This is your country on Trump (Fox 5 News video)

by Lucida Grandé October 18, 2016 El Now
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In Henderson, Nevada, an angry Anglo Trump supporter was caught on video last week cursing at Latino construction workers, calling them “illegals,” “wetbacks” and worse. Fox 5 Las Vegas reporter Miguel Martinez-Valle went to find out why the pinche potty-mouthed gringo pendejo was so angry. CALL FOR COMMENTS: Have any of you pochos been subject […]

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The reason Trump wants to build a wall? To keep America white

by Paul A. Garcia, Ed. D October 14, 2016 Cultura
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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 […]

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La Cucaracha: Last night I dreamed about the election… (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz October 10, 2016 Cartoons
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ON THIS DAY 1492: Strangers arrive from beyond the sea (toon)

by DAN MCCLINTOCK October 10, 2016 Cartoons
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[Dan McClintock, a product of an Inca princess and a Spanish conquistador, works as an artist, animator and illustrator. He wishes you “Happy Indigenous Day!”]

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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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If elected, Trump will deport this Harvard University graduate (video)

by Verdana Bold October 3, 2016 El Now
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In La Graduación | The Graduation by Anna Clare Spelman, we meet an undocumented Latinx DREAMer about to graduate from the Harvard’s Kennedy School with a master’s degree. Thank God Donald Trump promises to deport rapists and narcotrafficantes like her and her mom!

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Happy Rosh HaShana from the Jews of Tijuana! Happy 5777! (video)

by Comic Saenz September 29, 2016 Cultura
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Mexico, like the United Estates, is a “nation of immigrants.” In the 1900s, Tijuana welcomed Jewish refugees fleeing wars, hate and poverty in Europe, Asia and the Mideast. Tijuana Jews, the story of the extended Artenstein family, has become a POCHO Rosh HaShana (New Year) tradition ever since we noticed rosh-ha-shana rhymed with Tijuana in […]

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DEPLORABLES! Gay Latino at a right wing press conference (video)

by Verdana Bold September 20, 2016 El Now
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Look! It’s crooked Hillary libtard propaganda from a sinner. Shameless! Or, as Media Matters, who made this video explains:

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Pocho Ocho Top GOP Picks for Latinx Heritage Month 2017

by Especial Correspondents September 16, 2016 Cultura
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“Hispanic” Heritage Month, the officially-approved celebration of Latinx and their contributions to the United Estates of America, started Thursday. Donald Trump’s GOP has proposed their own list of praise-worthy Hispanix for next year’s fiesta — assuming Trump wins — and POCHO has gotten a sneak peek at their nominations. Peep this Mexclusive list of the […]

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