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Tribute to The Greatest: Muhammad Ali (toon)

by JUNCO CANCHÉ June 8, 2016 Cartoons
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Fugitive Merle Haggard found love by the ‘Seashores of Old Mexico’

by Soy Capitan April 7, 2016 Audio
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Country music legend Merle Haggard, 79, died Wednesday. In the 1970s, the working man’s poet wrote and sang this sentimental corrido about a gringo from Tucson who escapes the law to find peace and love by the Seashores of Old Mexico. The song was Top Ten country music hit for singer George Strait. R.I.P., Merle. […]

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NDN Activist John Trudell RIP (toon)

by ERIC J. GARCIA December 18, 2015 Cartoons
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John Trudell, Native activist and poet, walks on (toon, video)

by JUNCO CANCHÉ December 11, 2015 Cartoons
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John Trudell, the activist, artist, actor, and poet who dedicated his life to Native American rights, land and language, walked on December 8. He was 69.

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QDEP/RIP Jose Guerrero, El Maestro de Chicago (toon)

by ERIC J. GARCIA October 22, 2015 Cartoons
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The Chicago Reader shared an excellent obituary of artist Jose Guerrero.

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RIP Joan Sebastian, El Rey del Jaripeo (toon)

by JUNCO CANCHÉ July 20, 2015 Cartoons
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Descance en paz Eduardo Galeano (toon)

by ERIC J. GARCIA April 16, 2015 Cartoons
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Reies Lopez Tejerina, One of the Chicano Movement’s Four Horsemen

by ERIC J. GARCIA January 21, 2015 Cartoons

Reies Lopez Tijerina? Read the obituary of this controversial activist by our friend Russ Contreras of Associated Press.

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[Watch] Paul Revere and the Raiders: ‘Cherokee Nation’ (RIP Paul)

by QUESO QUESEM October 5, 2014 El Now
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RIP Paul Revere, organ-playing founder of Paul Revere and the Raiders. Thank you for your version of Cherokee Nation, which reached #1 in July, 1971.

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RIP Robin Williams aka Ramon the singing, dancing Mexipenguin (video)

by Comic Saenz August 11, 2014 Cultura
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There will never be another actor and comedian like Robin Williams, and there will never be another Ramon, the animated, singing, dancing Mexican penguin Williams brought to life in Happy Feet. Williams, 63, was pronounced dead at his home by first responders today in Tiburon, north of San Francisco.

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Gabriel García Márquez: Rest in Magically Realistic Peace (toon)

by ERIC J. GARCIA April 24, 2014 Cartoons
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Paco De Lucia: ‘Tico Tico’ (video)

by MOON GUAC February 27, 2014 Cultura
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Famed Spanish flamenco guitarist Paco De Lucia just shreds in this version of the classic Tico Tico. RIP.

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Pete Seeger, audience sing ‘Guantanamera’ in Spanish (video)

by Comic Saenz January 28, 2014 Cultura
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The late Pete Seeger always got everyone in the audience to sing along for Guantanamera — in Spanish. (Editor’s Note: That’s why they call it folk music. It’s music you sing, not just music you hear.) Wikipedia: Seeger [‘s] intention [was] that [Guantanamera] be used by the peace movement at the time of the Cuban […]

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La Cucaracha salutes Nelson Mandela (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz January 13, 2014 Cartoons
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PREVIOUSLY ON NELSON MANDELA:

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Nelson Mandela Rest In Peace (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz December 6, 2013 Cartoons
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RIP: POCHO remembers our film critic, Cisco Yberra

by CALLE DU CINEMA April 8, 2013 Cultura
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As many of you may have read, POCHO’s beloved film critic, Cisco Yberra, passed away last week.  We’ll miss him so much, and so will you when you check out some of the cinematic gems he brought to our attention when he was not dead: Michael J. Fox is Martinez McFly in ‘Back to the […]

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Jenni Rivera RIP (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz December 10, 2012 Cartoons
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And after Apollo 11? ‘Neil Armstrong: The Ohio Years’ (video)

by Jose Jimenez August 28, 2012 El Now
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After small-town Middle American Neil Armstrong returned from the Moon, life never was the same, even during The Ohio Years.

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RIP Neil Armstrong, American Hero

by Comic Saenz August 25, 2012 El Now
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(NSFW video.)

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Lupe Ontiveros (1942-2012) RIP

by Lalo Alcaraz July 27, 2012 Cultura
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Funny and talented Mexican-American actress Lupe Ontiveros passed away last night in Whittier, CA. Lupe was an accomplished actress and community activist and will be missed. Born in El Paso, TX on Sept. 17, 1942, she appeared in numerous films and television shows, including Selena, Real Women Have Curves, Southland, Desperate Housewives, Rob, Family Guy […]

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La Chata’s Music Box: Rest in Power Beastie Boy Adam Yauch AKA MCA

by La Chata May 4, 2012 Cultura
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RIP Adam Yauch AKA MCA. May the Fourth be with you in your next life. Cancer got the better of you but you always fought for your Right to Party! You want the half-hour extended version NSFW video? We got it right here!

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My cartoon tribute to Whitney Houston

by Lalo Alcaraz February 13, 2012 Cartoons
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Upon hearing the sad news of the sudden death of Whitney Houston, I knew I had to draw something to mark this tragic passing. Please share this page if you enjoy my simple cartoon tribute.

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