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LatinoUSA’s Antonia Cereijido writes the intro:

If you go to a high-end restaurant in New York City, there’s a good chance that you’re dining among some of the wealthiest Mexicans in the world and being served by some of the poorest. This story was produced in collaboration with Round Earth Media. Tyler Kelley is a co-reporter on the piece.

[Mariachi Restaurant in Astoria, Queens, NY, photographed by Aude. Some rights reserved.]


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…]

salomon_y_carmenWhen you grow up in a segregated community and poor, often times, you’re not aware of your ethnicity and class status. Growing up in tight-knit Mexican communities, from Tijuana, Mexico, to East Los Angeles, I didn’t realize that I was Mexican and poor until my first day of junior high school.

As part of federal integration programs, I — along with classmates from Murchison Elementary School in East Los Angeles — was bused to Mt. Gleason Jr. High School in Sunland-Tujunga. Nervous about leaving the notorious Ramona Gardens housing project or Big Hazard projects for a strange place, I braced myself for the unknown. [Mas…]


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 cronies caused the Great Recession.

How and why can the GOP justify this deluded douchebag’s proposals? It’s the Gospel of Supply-Side Jesus, as explained by now-Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.)

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NYC is home to America’s richest – and poorest – Mexicans (audio)

by Barney Asada September 14, 2015 Audio
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If you go to a high-end restaurant in New York City, there’s a good chance that you’re dining among some of the wealthiest Mexicans in the world and being served by some of the poorest. Antonia Cereijido of Latino USA reports:

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From New Zealand: What exactly is ‘privilege’? (toon)

by Cartoonistas May 26, 2015 Cartoons
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What exactly is “privilege?” On a Plate cartoonist Toby Morris breaks it down.

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Maybe I grew up in a Latino and African-American neighborhood

by NAVARRO August 21, 2014 El Now
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Maybe I grew up in a mostly Latino and African American neighborhood because that was where my parents could pay rent. Maybe they could only pay rent there because my parents immigrated into this country with only a bag of clothes. Maybe they worked 16 hrs a day 7 days a week in ranches cutting […]

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Artstrike #nomorecuts: Artists fight budget cuts, demand fair taxes

by Lalo Alcaraz December 19, 2012 Cartoons
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Many visual artists have united for today’s Artstrike #nomorecuts Day of Action. I was invited to contribute a piece that pushes back against the rhetoric of the so-called “Fiscal Cliff,” a construct that seems to be a set up to slash needed social service budgets. We’ve created art to fight budget cuts that impact the poor […]

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GOP’s new app suppresses minority voters automagically (NSFW video)

by C. K. PEDO October 25, 2012 El Now
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Why worry about sending bogus mailers and erecting hateful billboards to suppress poor, minority, elderly and student voters? The Republican National Committee’s VoteRite app makes it easy! iPhone and Android compatible. (NSFW language.) RELATED: Sarah Silverman explains the ‘voter fraud’ fraud (NSFW video)

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Sometimes the hardest choice is ‘The Second Choice’ (video)

by CISCO YBERRA October 18, 2012 Cultura
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In Los Angeles, an immigrant single mom tries to teach her son to do the right thing, but talk is cheap when the rent is due tomorrow and your only income is as an unlicensed street vendor. What would you do when it all came down to The Second Choice? Short film by Alberto Belli. Spanglish […]

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Ferengi-Americans endorse Romney: ‘We totally admire his greed’

by EDUARDO BURRO September 24, 2012 El Now
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(PNS reporting from SALT LAKE CITY) Gov. Mitt Romney‘s Presidential campaign, which has little support outside its base of old, ignorant white people, picked up a key “ethnic” endorsement late Sunday as the Ferengi-American Political Action Committee (FAPAC) backed his White House bid. “Frankly,” FAPAC Grand Nagus Ishka told a hastily-called press conference here, “he […]

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Sarah Silverman explains the ‘voter fraud’ fraud (NSFW video)

by Comic Saenz September 21, 2012 El Now
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Sarah Silverman explains how right wing forces are trying to disenfranchise millions of Americans with bogus “voter ID legislation” and how you can fight back. (Totally NSFW language.)

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