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Yesterday, mijo ask me gwhy peoples celebrate the Cinco de Mayo.

“Is because of the Battle of Puebla,” I tole him.

“Do people in Mexico get borrachos and crazy like they do here in the United States?”

“Crazy? No. The kids get day off from eschool and then some mens dresses up in the pueblo of Puebla and play like is the battle happening again.”

“No crazy borrachos?”

“No, is more like kids eating candy and washing TV.”

“Is it about Mexican people being proud of their culture?”

“No,” I say. “I’m no proud of gringos gwearing sombreros and eating chimichangas.”

“Are chimichangas Mexican?”

“I don know. I never ate one,” I say. “But the gringos love to eat the food with all the cheez I don know what it is.” [Mas…]

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POCHO amigo Arnie Bermudez’ new cartoon series follows events at your favorite local taqueria, SARAPE’s GRILL. Let’s take a look …. [Mas…]


From the The Roots and crew at black-ish, this Schoolhouse Rock! inspired video celebrates our proud Southern Confederate Heritage through the eyes of a slave.

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nativeamericanpopulationSamuel W. Bennett’s GET DATA website features charts/graphs and infographics about current events, sports, news, culture, and history. We thought this log-scale graph of the native (in red, of course) and white population in the U.S. was fascinating, sad, and maybe, just maybe, encouraging.

His description:

After disease and war decimated the Native American population from an estimated pre-Columbian 5 million to a low of a few hundred thousand in the late 1800s, the American Native American population has recently approached the pre-Columbian population. The…figure shows that the population of American Native Americans from 1492 to present.

His chart that ranks Tolerance, Racism and Xenophobia in the United States shows we’re lots more tolerant than some other countries, but still have big-ass problems with gays, immigrants and “foreign languages,” not that this is news to us. [Mas…]

Our Lady of Liberty: Harriet Tubman (toon)

by ALEX GARCIA DE AZTLAN April 21, 2016 Cartoons
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[There’s lots more from Alex Garcia de Aztlan on the Instagram.]

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La Cucaracha: Good news about the Confederate flag (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz July 8, 2015 Cartoons
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Instant Karma joins Confederate flag parade in Georgia (NSFW video)

by Lucida Grandé July 1, 2015 Cultura
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A citizen journalist with a smartphone can’t believe his eyes when he sees a parade of Confederate-flag-waving vehicles drive down a Dalton, Georgia thoroughfare. And then – wait for it – there’s that awkward moment when Instant Karma joins the fun. God do not like ugly. [NSFW, numerous F-bombs.]

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Allman Bros, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young ‘Southern Man’ (#TBT videos)

by Soy Capitan June 25, 2015 Cultura
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At a 2000 concert, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young kill it with Young’s song Southern Man. Did the supergroup predict the future? Has Dixie learned from the past? Mira los lyrics:

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Old times there are best forgotten. Look away, Dixie Land (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz June 22, 2015 Cartoons
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Randy Newman: ‘Sail Away’ to Charleston, America’s #1 slave city

by Comic Saenz June 22, 2015 Cultura
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Attention, you Africans, sings Randy Newman. Sail Away to Charleston, SC. In America, you’ll get food to eat, and won’t have to run through the jungle and scuff up your feet! Charleston was America’s top port of entry for African slaves.

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White wing terrorist Dylann Roof didn’t start the fire (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz June 19, 2015 Cartoons
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Washington’s Birthday: The good, the not so good (toon + NSFW video)

by JIMI CHANGA February 16, 2015 Cartoons
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The Good: George Washington’s birthday is a federal holiday celebrated on the third Monday of February in honor of George Washington, the first President of Los United Estates, aka The Father of Our Country. Some people call it Presidents Day (sometimes spelled Presidents’ Day or President’s Day.) Schools and banks and government offices will be closed. The […]

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Presidents Day: The good and the not so good (toon + NSFW video)

by JIMI CHANGA February 18, 2013 Cartoons
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The Good: George Washington’s birthday is a federal holiday celebrated on the third Monday of February in honor of George Washington, the first President of Los United Estates, AKA The Father of Our Country. Some people call it Presidents Day (sometimes spelled Presidents’ Day or President’s Day.) Schools and banks and government offices will be closed. The […]

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Groups livid over new MLK Malt Liquor commercial

by Malcolm Mex January 16, 2013 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from ATLANTA) African-American and Latino organizations are furious over a new marketing campaign for Black Mambo Malt Liquor, the first beverage specifically targeted to the Afro-Latino market. In the first controversial commercial, a young, spicy Afro-Latino spokesmodel named Ricky Martin Luther King was digitally inserted into footage of civil rights speeches to talk about civil rights […]

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And then there were those Lincoln didn’t free… (toon)

by ERIC J. GARCIA January 2, 2013 Cartoons
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Newtown, Quentin Tarantino and the culture of death

by Santino J. Rivera December 19, 2012 Cultura
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Like many people, I’ve spent these past few days reflecting on what’s wrong. What the hell is going on? People are expressing so-called shock and awe at the recent violence in Connecticut but no one has any answers. Some would call it soul-searching, others grasping for straws. Others still are trying to squeeze as much […]

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Talking head Ann Coulter can eat her own shit sandwich

by Elise Valderrama September 25, 2012 El Now
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Ann Coulter made headlines recently by stating “Civil rights are for blacks” and blacks alone. Oh Ann, sweet little Ann. It’s hard to imagine you were ever a child (mainly because you’re so damn old.) The statement is part of a larger argument that gays, women, and immigrants aren’t owed the same civil rights as […]

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Adidas honors Juneteenth by releasing ‘Shackle’ sneakers

by Lalo Alcaraz June 19, 2012 Cultura
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Adidas and fashion designer Jeremy Scott honored the nation’s Juneteenth holiday today by releasing the new JS Shackles sneakers, which feature orange plastic cuffs, evoking the très à la mode suffering of black slaves in 19th Century America. Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, honors African-American  heritage by commemorating the announcement of […]

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It’s Presidents Day: The good and the not so good (NSFW)

by Jimi Changa February 20, 2012 Cartoons
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The Good: George Washington’s birthday is a federal holiday celebrated on the third Monday of February in honor of George Washington, the first President of Los United Estates, AKA The Father of Our Country. Some people call it Presidents Day (sometimes spelled Presidents’ Day or President’s Day.) The Not So Good: Dave Chappelle isn’t so sure […]

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