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(PNS reporting from CENTURY CITY) The area “villain” of a viral video — she was filmed transferring some delicious hot coffee to a Latino contractor at a condo complex here — has denied being a racist. [Mas…]


Multi-ethnic sanctuary city Los Angeles is full of ethnic neighborhoods — Little Tokyo, Little Armenia, Tehrangeles, and more. In this episode of his CNN series, Anthony Bourdain stops by the nighttime food market in L.A.’s Westlake District – Little Guatemala.

I can only imagine what went on at the marketing pitch meeting for the above Tweet:

Prudential Executive 1: We need to connect with Spanish-speaking latinos *and* let them know we can help them be prepared and get financially fit.

Prudential Executive 2: Yeah, but the Prudential brand has to be prominent, and top of mind.

Marketing Dude: No se diga más. I got it! [Mas…]

My mother, Carmen, often sent me to La Paloma Market, while my brother Salomon watched I Love Lucy re-runs. We lived in East Los Angeles’ Ramona Gardens housing project, where I had to be selective about the routes I took.

Since I feared the barking dogs along the alley, I always took a shortcut through the hill that was controlled by a local gang, the Hill Boys. The homeboys never bothered me on my daily trip for groceries, especially since we attended Murchison Elementary School at the same time. [Mas…]

La Cucaracha: Hey, Trump voters – Good jobs available now! (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz January 22, 2018 Cartoons
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In 1991, Arizona rejected MLK Day (Public Enemy video)

by Especial Correspondents January 15, 2018 Cultura
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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.

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You might be Mexican … if you know ‘Mi Burrito Sabanero’ (video)

by Soy Capitan December 21, 2017 Cultura
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It’s the Mexican children’s song everyone sings over Christmas. Do you know the words? Here they are! Question: WTH is “tuki tuki”?

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La Cucaracha’s Latino Xmas Cards As Not Seen On TV (2005 toons)

by Lalo Alcaraz December 19, 2017 Cartoons
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(NPR Audio) Racism can literally make you sick, studies show

by Comic Saenz December 4, 2017 Audio

He had just left a fancy restaurant, celebrating a big achievement, a Ph. D. degree, when he encountered racism, racism that can hurt your health. NPR tells the story:

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2007 Toon: La Cucaracha: Is It Halloween or Day of the Dead?

by Lalo Alcaraz October 31, 2017 Cartoons
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Evangelical Latino Trump backer repents, seeks God’s forgiveness

by AARON SANCHEZ September 11, 2017 El Now

(PNS reporting from TIO TACO, TENNESSEE) Jorge Fregado, executive director of the Hispanic Evangelical Legislative League (HELL), no longer supports the Trump Administration, he told friends here over the weekend. Fregado (photo) — who hosted a party in Washington, D.C. over the night before the Inauguration — said he was disappointed by the GOP leader’s […]

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The Kate Spade ‘Taco Truck Purse’ is a Latino cultural barometer

by BERNADETTE RIVERO September 7, 2017 Cultura
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A Guide To Understanding The Differences Between Different Kinds Of Latinos, As Manifested By Responses T O   T H I S Kate Spade Taco Truck Purse ($251) · Mexican: Ay, no. · Mexican-American: Hell. No. · Latinx: That’s cultural appropriation. · Tex Mex: OMG I WANT THIS PURSE!!!!!!

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