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familyguytacosDear Ashley,

I don’t really know you very well. I met you for the first time when my family and I travelled to Rogers, Arkansas to see you marry my nephew. I knew my nephew at some point. I saw him grow up here in Los Angeles until my brother and his wife thought the streets of Woodland Hills too gang-infested and uprooted their entire family to the enclaves of my sister-in-law’s home state.

Shortly after, sometime in the 1990s, my mother and I travelled to Arkansas on an Amtrak train for two days (don’t ask – I still haven’t forgiven my mother for refusing to fly) to visit and see our family’s new dwellings.

You weren’t in the picture yet – your husband was still a teenager. Despite the torturous train ride, we relished the opportunity to spend time with my brother and his family. We were even excited to see a new part of the country. [Mas…]

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In Mor Mexican! Mexico City-born actor Ricardo “Pekas” Aranda eats a McXican Burger for the casting director. But is he acting Hispanic enough? Maybe makeup and wardrobe can help.

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…]

mrpochoimissionHi Lalo and Amazing Staff!!

Thanks for the awesome funnies..unfortuneatly..some of the subject matter is sooo sad..it just breaks my heart (like that video “who’s gonna build that wall”)..i live in Az. the most racist state of the union..i was born in ELA..lived in Calif. for 63 years..came here 12 years ago..helped with the 2006 “La Marcha” in Phoenix..fighting 1070 etc..I been political since I personally saw JFK at ELA Jr.College in 1960..with Frank Sinatra!!..(I got bit by the political Bug right then and there) For your info..i just need to tell you how i got to see them!!! [Mas…]


Oh, the weather outside will be frightful — on President Donald Trump’s Inauguration Day. Register. Vote. [Video by Save The Day.]

Hateline, Las Vegas: This is your country on Trump (Fox 5 News video)

by Lucida Grandé October 18, 2016 El Now
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In Henderson, Nevada, an angry Anglo Trump supporter was caught on video last week cursing at Latino construction workers, calling them “illegals,” “wetbacks” and worse. Fox 5 Las Vegas reporter Miguel Martinez-Valle went to find out why the pinche potty-mouthed gringo pendejo was so angry. CALL FOR COMMENTS: Have any of you pochos been subject […]

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What do real Americans say about Donald Trump? (video)

by Andalé Mono October 17, 2016 Cultura
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Forget the conspiracy of (((International Bankers))) and the (((Media Elite))) who are ganged up on Donald Trump. What do real voters have to say?

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ALERT: If you see these trick-or-treaters on Halloween, do this! (toon)

by RICARDO CATÉ October 17, 2016 Cartoons
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See more from Ricardo Caté and Without Reservations at his website.

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La Cucaracha: Here is how we will defeat ISIS (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz September 23, 2016 Cartoons
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DEPLORABLES! Gay Latino at a right wing press conference (video)

by Verdana Bold September 20, 2016 El Now
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Look! It’s crooked Hillary libtard propaganda from a sinner. Shameless! Or, as Media Matters, who made this video explains:

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Hispanic survival at Texas ‘Christian’ college: White wash (video)

by Lucida Grandé September 16, 2016 Cultura
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Why did Samantha Granado cover herself with white wash and post the video online? Here’s the explanation she shared on Vimeo: I was inspired by the idea of an institutional critique based on my personal experience as a Hispanic female student at TCU. My performance was documented as a short film in which emphasizes the […]

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Fantastic Four fight ‘The Hate Monger’ (Marvel Comics radio show)

by Comic Saenz August 29, 2016 Audio
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The superhero gang just want a regular Fantastic Four superhero kinda day, but things are a little off kilter: An evil character called The Hate Monger is causing a massive disturbance in the Force with his hateful rhetoric. ComicVine @ GameSpot sets it up: The FF go out and run into the Hate-Monger. The Hate-Monger […]

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A Year Ago Today: Something is scaring the sheeple of the GOP (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz August 28, 2016 Cartoons
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[Originally published August 28, 2015.]

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City calm after white male terrorist Pokémon Go ban (video)

by María Purísima August 23, 2016 Cartoons
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(PNS reporting from SANTA CHANCLA, CA) Streets were quiet here overnight as the city’s emergency ban on Pokémon Go went into effect at midnight. Santa Chancla is the first city in California to ban Pokémon Go players within city limits, a ban authorized in response to widespread threats by white male terrorists. “Every time you […]

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For Donald Trump, every day is a bad herr day (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz August 19, 2016 Cartoons
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We Are One: Preschoolers know more than Trump voters

by KAT AVILA August 16, 2016 Cultura
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In the lobby of the school where I work, there is a huge image of Earth taped onto the wall. It is made of kraft paper and crisscrossed with colorful broad strokes of tempera paint. Circling the perimeter of the planet are cutout drawings of children holding hands. No two children are the same, partly […]

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You can’t deport me! I’m Scotch-Irish, like President Obama! (toon)

by MR. POCHO July 29, 2016 Cartoons
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Herr Trump can’t deport me! I’m of Scotch-Irish descent, just like President Obama. Here is my official CLAN POCHO tartan if you don’t believe me.

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Thank you, eHeritage! Now I can trace my bloodline way back! (video)

by CARLOS DARJUIN July 27, 2016 Cultura
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A DNA blood test from eHeritage.com can help you unlock your past and trace your roots. Native American blood? Related to European royalty? Puro Caucasian like from the Caucusus region? You’ll never know what you’ll find until you try!

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I Skyped to Peru to discuss racism with high school students

by ELISE VALDERRAMA July 25, 2016 Cultura
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A few weeks ago, my aunt asked me to do a Skype Q&A with her high school students in Peru. She teaches a course on race and racial profiling and she thought it would be interesting to show her class my stand-up comedy dealing with racism then discuss the differences between American and South American […]

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