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They say the Washington, D.C. weather — typically mondo muggy in the summer — was unusually mild on August 28, 1963. But the air burned with the fire of freedom on the march, the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, led by Martin Luther King. [Mas…]

I just was a panelist at San Diego Comic Con, where Chicano artists like me discussed our role in art and comics.

We talked about the importance of Chicana and Chicano characters in media, and how it represents us as a community.

Representation is a key aspect in our work, and after watching the video where bearded villain Carlos Hakas is harassing street vendor Benjamin Ramirez, I was reminded of the value of not only representation of our bodies, but representation of our stories. [Mas…]

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larazatshirtLove is in the air for Valentine’s Day.

Is there a way for the politically active pocha or pocho, Chicano, Chicana, [email protected] and/or Latinx to get lucky AND make the world a better place?

Yes, there is, in our list of the Pocho Ocho top activist pickup lines you can use for Valentine’s Day:

8. What do we want? A quiet romantic dinner for two! When do we want it? Friday night — what do you think — 8-ish?

7. What’s a nice girl like you doing in a MEChA like this?

6. Is that a GMO-free organic sustainably-raised earth-friendly heirloom local family farm non-corporate elote in your pocket or are you just happy to see me? [Mas…]

(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 – his favorite snack combo – will go on sale all across America. Monday’s holiday honors RMLK’s 39th birthday. [Mas…]

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, Judge Peyton Harrison.

The retiring justice, a liberal, was not impressed by Bartlet’s choice and urged him to consider another candidate. Bartlet asked his aide Toby Ziegler to review their decision. Ziegler, after walking and talking with other habitues of the West Wing, was uncomfortable with the prospect of losing the easy confirmation, but complied.

Zeigler learned that Harrison once argued against a guarantee of privacy, and told Bartlet a backup candidate should be vetted as a possible replacement nominee. [Mas…]

La Cucaracha: Is the GOP really anti-union? (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz March 30, 2016 Cartoons
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SPONSORED: Wrap yourself in the legacy of Justice Antonin Scalia

by MATHEW February 15, 2016 El Now
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Antonin Scalia was the King of Judicial Jiggery-Pokery — until he was taken from us at the mean old age of 74. His spirited defense of torture, based on something he saw Jack Bauer do on television’s 24, was truly his finest hour.

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Pocho Ocho top activists’ pickup lines for Valentine’s Day

by Especial Correspondents February 12, 2016 Cultura
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Love is in the air for Valentine’s Day, along with cries for immigration reform, equal economic opportunity and an end to pervasive systemic racism. Is there a way for the politically active pocha or pocho, Chicano, Chicana, [email protected] and/or Latinx to get lucky AND make the world a better place? Yes, there is, in our […]

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America to pause for Ricky Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2016

by Comic Saenz January 17, 2016 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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Las Cafeteras: This Land Was Made for You and Me (video)

by Soy Capitan July 7, 2015 Cultura
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East Los homies Las Cafeteras re-imagined Woody Guthrie’s This Land is Your Land in collaboration with The California Endowment. They all hope for “a brighter future, one which includes #HealthAndJustice4All.” Mira los new lyrics:

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Justice and Liberty, up in a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G (toon)

by ERIC J. GARCIA July 1, 2015 Cartoons
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Activists’ Pocho Ocho top pickup lines for Valentine’s Day

by Especial Correspondents February 13, 2015 Cultura
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Love is in the air for Valentine’s Day, along with cries for immigration reform, economic fairness and equal justice. Is there a way for the politically active pocha or pocho to get lucky AND make the world a better place? Yes, there is, in our list of the Pocho Ocho top activist pickup lines you […]

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America pauses for Ricky Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2015

by Comic Saenz January 16, 2015 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from WASHINGTON, D.C.) America will pause Monday 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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Pocho Ocho top activist pickup lines for Valentine’s Day

by Especial Correspondents February 13, 2014 Cultura
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Love is in the air for Valentine’s Day, along with cries for immigration reform, economic fairness and equal justice. Is there a way for the politically active pocha or pocho to get lucky AND make the world a better place? Yes, there is! Check out our list of the Pocho Ocho top activist pickup lines […]

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America to pause Monday for Ricky Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2014

by Comic Saenz January 17, 2014 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from WASHINGTON, D.C.) America will pause Monday 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 take the day off and salsa picante and sweet potato pie – […]

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Unsung Heroes of Hispanic Heritage Month: President Jed Bartlet

by HOWARD ZUNI October 11, 2013 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 H. W. Bartlet and his staff thought this was the perfect opportunity to increase approval ratings with a politically […]

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Even George Zimmerman can’t believe what an asshole he is

by Lalo Alcaraz September 9, 2013 El Now
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(PNS reporting from CENTRAL FLORIDA) Even George Zimmerman  cannot believe what a total stupid asshole he is. “Can you believe this guy? And by ‘this guy’, I mean ME. I keep getting pulled over for speeding, once I even had a gun in the glove compartment of my car! Me! A nationally hated guy, only famous […]

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Wash, rinse, repeat: ‘Lavado en seco – dry cleaning’ (video)

by Soy Capitan April 22, 2013 Cultura
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Stubborn stains need extra attention, and these two amigas in a Madrid lavanderia know just what to do. Make sure to watch until the very end! Video by Nacho Nava.

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POCHO’s Lalo Alcaraz toons up Sotomayor interview on ’60 Minutes’

by Comic Saenz January 13, 2013 Cartoons
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Was that a cartoon by POCHO Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz hanging on Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s office wall in Sunday night’s 60 Minutes interview? Why yes it was! Note from Lalo: The original cartoon, entitled L’il Judge Lopez, is signed by me and my daughter, who was the model/inspiration for the little girl in the […]

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It’s 1848 and Dennis Hopper kills a Mexican in ‘The Young Land’ (video)

by GUIM GUENDERZ December 8, 2012 Cultura
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The Young Land: American gunslinger (Dennis Hopper) kills a Mexican man in California immediately after the Mexican-American war. The killer is arrested and put on trial for murder with the Hispanic population waiting to learn of American justice.

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Sacha Baron Cohen: ‘Americans should consider dictatorship’ (video)

by TRUE DAT November 5, 2012 Cultura
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Sacha Baron Cohen is The Dictator RELATED: FDR explains the Republican Party (video)

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Unsung Heroes of Hispanic Heritage Month: Jed Bartlet

by HOWARD ZUNI October 9, 2012 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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Justice Sotomayor: Tea, justice and Spanglish on Sesame Street

by Comic Saenz February 8, 2012 Cultura
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New Sesame Street video features Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor serving up Spanglish, tea, and justice in the case of Goldilocks v. Bear. Actually, it’s cafecito, but ‘tea’ makes the headline fit.

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