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But what term is “correct”? POCHO Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz explained it all to NBC Latino [Mas…]

Bay Area artist Favianna Rodriguez illustrated a quote from Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel. R.I.P. [Mas…]

Here’s what we saw when we opened the cyberwindow tonight at the POCHO Ñewsroom in downtown Rancho Pocho, CA.

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As she prepares the household for Thanksgiving, Lizzie May, one of George and Martha Washington’s slaves, takes questions from YouTube viewers. Like, for example: “Was your Great Grandma a Cherokee Princess like mine?” [Azie Mira Dungey stars as Lizzie May.]

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Area man relieved Ashley Madison was hacked, not Ashley Mamon

by José Canusí August 20, 2015 El Now
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(PNS reporting from SAN BERNARDINO) A local Christian conservative anti-immigration blogger is relieved that the AshleyMadison.com adultery website was hacked, not the Latino gay hookup site AshleyMamon.com. “Whoa I almost crapped my pantalones when I heard about Ashley Madison on a car radio some beaner was blasting in the next lane,” the 43-year-old insurance agent […]

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La Cucaracha: GOP demands end to name-calling, sorta (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz August 14, 2015 Cartoons
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Local girl crumbles under stress of learning cousins’ names

by Estefania Zavala June 8, 2015 El Now
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(PNS reporting from EL MONTE) The pressure was too much for Marisol Cruz, a fourth grader at Fernando Valenzuela Elementary, who collapsed on the playground Friday afternoon. Friends said Marisol was a total stressball since her mother told her to memorize all of her cousins’ names before her upcoming primera comunión fiesta. “I have like […]

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Not just team mascots! America’s hated on NDNs for years (toons)

by K. TONTO November 3, 2014 Cartoons
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It started long before sportsball team names and mascots. America’s been hatin’ on NDNs ever since they were “discovered” in 1492. Indian Country Today Media Network’s Christina Rose reports:

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When ‘Joe’ became ‘José’ his life changed forever (NSFW video)

by Barney Asada September 8, 2014 Cultura
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Out-of-work Joe Sullivan was having a hard time finding a job until he decided to change his name to José. You won’t believe what happened next! [NSFW adult language.] PREVIOUSLY ON JOBS:

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Don’t call me a ‘Mexican,’ America! Also, I’m not a ‘Latino’

by Comic Saenz March 24, 2014 Cultura
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It’s a phenomenon older than the United Estates of America. We’ve named it Looking Down On More Recent Immigrants Syndrome: In 1751, Founding Father Benjamin Franklin, a North American colonial with British roots, disparaged “stupid” and “swarthy” recently-arrvied German immigrants, who, he wrote, were too dumb to learn English, and did we mention they were […]

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Um, excuse me…we prefer to be called ‘white folk’ (photo)

by Especial Correspondents February 5, 2014 Cultura
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We can’t track the original of this photo to give its creator props, so we’ll just heartily thank all Internet-enabled photographers, wherever they are. And whatever they want to be called, tambien. After all, what’s in a name? PREVIOUSLY ON WHITE PEOPLE: Aamer Rahman: What’s the deal with white people? (video) These black people are […]

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Mexican Football League fans: ‘WTF is the big deal about team names?’

by Especial Correspondents October 17, 2013 El Now
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(PNS reporting from TIJUANA) While the American sports industrial complex is still debating the insensitive and racist Native American mascot of the Washington Redskins, fans and players of the Mexican Football League (MFL) openly question the sensitivity of some in U.S. sports circles. Tijuana resident and avid MFL fan Nestor Gil de Vaca is puzzled. […]

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[Breaking] Back to School: Boys named ‘José’ get new names

by EresNerd September 5, 2013 El Now
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(PNS reporting from SAN ANTONIO) All across America, elementary school teachers performed a traditional back-to-school ritual this week — the ceremonial renaming of thousands of boys named “José.” The annual ritual is performed when teachers take roll in the morning: First, teachers call the boys named “José” by new “American” names, typically “Joe,” “Joey,” or […]

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Lamar High junior drops ‘slave name,’ renames self ‘Jennifer Lopez’

by María Purísima June 11, 2013 El Now
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(PNS reporting from HOUSTON) A local teen has decided to discard her slave name “María de la Paz Rodriguez Ramírez” and rename herself “Jennifer Lopez” after her Latina idol. “I’m tired of being kept down by the man. My slave name ‘María de la Paz’ is clearly a name with Spanish roots and my family […]

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Hey, honky! The origin of the world’s most heinous racial slur

by Santino J. Rivera April 17, 2013 Cultura
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Chevy Chase and Richard Pryor on SNL POCHO Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz‘s recent article about the word gringo ignited a shitstorm of debate. White people came out of the woodwork to declare how they’ve been traumatized all these years because of it. This got me thinking about racial slurs and how we use them in these […]

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It’s a beautiful day in POCHO’s cyberhood (toon)

by Especial Correspondents March 1, 2013 Cartoons
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Here’s what we see when we open the cyberwindow at the POCHO Ñewsroom in downtown Rancho Pocho, CA.

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Say goodbye to 2012, ‘The Year of the Chancla’ in Mayan Calendar

by CHANCE JARDINERO December 27, 2012 Cultura
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Overlooked in the Mayan Apocalypse Doomsday frenzy: December 21 was also the end of the Year of the Chancla, one of nine named years in the Mayan calendar. Here are the pocho ocho other next named years: 2013: Year of the Nopal 2014: Year of the Pendleton 2015: Year of the Nalgas 2016: Year of […]

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Meet my elementary school hero: ‘Facundo the Great’ (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés December 26, 2012 Cartoons
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Ramón “Chunky” Sanchez narrates: My name was Ramón, but the teachers called me Raymond; Maria was Mary and Juanita was Jane. But everything changed at school when the new kid came — Facundo. More Chunky Sanchez: Ballad of the Pocho by Los Alacranes (music video)

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No more ‘Wetback Willie’ burritos, sir; try our ‘Dirty Sanchez’ (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN August 3, 2012 El Now
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In Florida, where killers have fan clubs and bath salts lose face, there’s been some commotion about the menu at Lola’s Burrito Joint, which featured the Wetback Willie Burrito, Dirty Sanchez Crab and No Papers Shrimp. This just in: Try the Dirty Sanchez at Torchy’s Tacos, Austin

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MEChA changes name to one members can pronounce

by Moctezuma Cortés May 3, 2012 El Now
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(PNS reporting from WASHINGTON D.C.) The board of the historic student organization MEChA voted Wednesday to change the group’s name to something easier for its members to pronounce. MEChA was born during the Chicano Civil Rights Movement, and its name — Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán — was an artifact of its 1960s’ genesis. But […]

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Offensive? Skweezy Jibbs calls homie Jose ‘a crazy Mexican’ (NSFW)

by Comic Saenz March 28, 2012 Cultura
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There’s a fine line between an honest expression of one’s feelings and being a pendejo. Does YouTube rant-meister Skweezy Jibbs cross the line? Skweezy’s description of his homeboy Jose as “a crazy Mexican” offends a party-goer and sets Skweezy off on a three-minute rant. (Totally NSFW rude language and rude ideas.) So what do you […]

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