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As Vatos Smiley and Chuy search for the true meaning of Valentine’s Day — and the place of amor in this troubled world — Smiley’s sister Angie sets them straight on how VDay REALLY works. [NSFW F-bomb.]

(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…]

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POCHO amigo Flavio Morales dug this oldie up out of the secret vaults that hold the treasured recordings of his groundbreaking TV program Illegal Interns: Live concert footage from 1997 of Take the Power Back by Rage Against the Machine. [RATM is, indeed, raging so there are many NSFW F-bombs etc. Also, if play it loud you can sing along and no one will know.]

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Can you find true love online? Maybe you can, but there are some things you need to learn first.

Brooklyn loves this taquero, and he loves Brooklyn back (video)

by Barney Asada September 13, 2016 Cultura
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A Mexican immigrant brings a taco truck to Brooklyn, helps the neighborhood, has fun, and makes money. It’s the American Dream!

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Frankie Quiñones is “The World’s Smartest Man” (video)

by Comic Saenz September 7, 2016 Cultura
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POCHO regulars know comic and actor Frankie Quiñones as Creeper the Cholo, but there’s another side to his life. Quiñones is so intelligent and well-read many consider him the “World’s Smartest Man.” What can we learn from Quiñones? Well for one thing, he has some very smart dating advice. PREVIOUSLY ON FRANKIE QUIÑONES:

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These darn kids today! From NYC, the Julio Diaz story (video)

by Especial Correspondents August 30, 2016 Cultura
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On his way home from work, Julio Diaz was robbed at knifepoint. You won’t believe what happened next!

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Trump’s ‘Supply-Side Jesus’ will make America great again (video)

by Comic Saenz August 9, 2016 Cartoons
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Donald Trump’s economic policies, unveiled yesterday in Detroit, would erase whatever meager protections we have left against out-of-control corporations, let polluters ruin our air, spoil our water, and boil our endangered planet, kill Obamacare, give rich people a tax break and ruin whatever progress we have made since George W. Bush and his Wall Street […]

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Dear Dad: I know you’re disappointed I’m dating a woman (video)

by Soy Capitan July 1, 2016 Cultura
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This Cannot Be from Irene Diaz is a poignant tale of love found, family and love lost. Her YouTube page explains it this way:

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La Cucaracha gets personal: Congrats y felicidades, Mija! (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz June 3, 2016 Cartoons
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What Being Hispanic Means to Me: A Short Story (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés February 23, 2016 Cultura
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Live from her bedroom, California-native high school senior Allison Reyes explains the heartaches and joys of Being Hispanic. SPOILER: If she had to do it all over again, she wouldn’t change a thing.

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Mis hermanas, this is how you ‘feel the power’ (NSFW video)

by MS. LINDA FLORA February 18, 2016 Cultura
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Juanita Carmelita cooks breakfast and teaches her friend Ashley how to “harness the power.” [NSFW LOL adult content, language.] PREVIOUSLY ON FRANKIE QUIÑONES:

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Hey Vato! It’s ‘A Cholo Valentine’ (NSFW video)

by LIL ANGEL February 12, 2016 Cartoons
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As Vatos Smiley and Chuy search for the true meaning of Valentine’s Day — and the place of amor in this troubled world — Smiley’s sister Angie sets them straight on how VDay REALLY works. [F-bomb.]

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La Cucaracha: Love problems? Call the Latino Cupid Hotline (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz February 12, 2016 Cartoons
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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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Vanessa Del Fierro is a coyote on a ‘Mexican Train’ (music video)

by Soy Capitan January 15, 2016 Cultura
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San Antonio sensation Vanessa Del Fierro is the alt.mariachi chingona behind Las Coronelas, whose mega-viral David Bowie cover almost blew up POCHO’s servers this week. Vanessa also stars as an immigrant-smuggling coyote in a new video for her original composition Mexican Train. It’s a love song; too bad she’s in love with the wrong vato. Extra […]

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Merry Christmas from POCHO

by José Canusí December 25, 2015 Cartoons
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David Tomas Martinez: ‘The Only Mexican’ (2-minute poetry video)

by Lucida Grandé July 13, 2015 El Now
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San Diego homie David Tomas Martinez read his poem The Only Mexican at the Brooklyn Poets Reading Series on April 25.

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POCHO Poetry Corner: Chicano Love and Barrio Streets

by FRANK SOLIS February 27, 2015 El Now
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A rose grows among the cracked sidewalks, of the tear stained barrio streets, where happiness is a luxury and can easily be lost forever. While deep in their thoughts a young Chicano couple are falling in love. A painting of the Virgin looks down upon streets which are so far from heaven, yet not so […]

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@SaraChicaD has a Latina Valentine’s Day dilemma (video)

by Chale Knickerbocker February 13, 2015 Cultura
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Sara Inés Calderón — POCHO’s Subcommandanta del Ñews and @SaraChicaD on the Tuiter — is facing Valentine’s Day without a boyfriend, a novio. Her grandmother recommends a statue of St. Anthony, the marriage saint; with San Antonio, according to her abuela, she won’t miss the love train.

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Latino Cupid Valentine’s Day cards for these tough times (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz February 13, 2015 Cartoons
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Little love scamp Latino Cupid presents his special Valentine’s Day cards for tough times. As they say around here, Happy Valentimes Day!

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Valentine passions run hot in ‘Aztec Gold Dating Game’ (video)

by Victor Payan February 13, 2015 Cultura
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Passions run hot in the lucharrific Aztec Gold Dating Game featuring the Glorious Gabacho, Gabe “The Babe” and filmmaker Erik Bosse; all three are vying to be the valentine of a smoldering San Antonio señorita. [Aztec Gold Dating Game by me, Victor Payan.]

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