The Pilgrims, after all, were boat people fleeing religious oppression, ordinary families seeking freedom in a new land. But no one expects the Algonquin Migra. [Video by the 18 Mighty Mountain Warriors.]
Former nice Jewish boy and current White House official Stephen Miller coagulates coordinates Trump’s bloody anti-immigrant message and policies.
This begs the musical question: What would Miller rap about if he were a self-hating Mexican and not a self-hating Jew?
Jovita Idár, a Mexican American activist and journalist (1885-1946), helped organize the first Mexican American civil rights conference in 1911 to address racism, lynching, and dismal educational opportunities for Mexican American children.
The Jewish High Holiday of Rosh HaShanah, which marks 5781 years since the Creation of the World, starts tomorrow, Friday, at sundown.
Happy New Year y Shanah Tovah tambien.
For singer-songwriter Nancy Sanchez — brought to the United Estates as a babe-in-arms — this election is personal.
PS: She’s not a creep.
It’s Labor Day Weekend!
Happy Labor Day Weekend!
Sing along with the music that celebrates the ordinary working people who keep this country — and the world — in business: 9 to 5 from Dolly Parton, Look for the Union Label, Workin’ in a Coal Mine, This Land Is Your Land, and Solidarity Forever.
Sometimes homies Los Lobos sound like they are John Cougar Mellencamp’s or Tom Petty’s brothers from another mother. This is one of those times. These all-American stars sing all-American stories, like One Time, One Night in America. Respect.
Mira los lyrics:
Do you know the history of Juneteenth?
Schoolhouse Rock and The Roots explain. (From black-ish, Season 4.)
The complete I am a slave song:
I drew this cartoon last week after Native Americans refused to let South Dakota Gov. Kathy Noem open highways through their sovereign territory.
POCHO Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz tells our friend Abelardo de La Pena, Jr. (LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes) what it’s like to be named a finalist for the uber-prestigious Pulitzer Prize, discusses his childhood growing up on the border, and his mission to put Latinos on TV and the big screen.
Enjoy the Internacional, the world-wide (Get it? It’s international!) anthem of those commie cabrones in Russia and Cuba and Venezuela and China and North Korea (and lurking in secretive anti-lockdown cells here in the Homeland but the lamestream media won’t tell you that).
Today, May 1, is May Day AKA International Workers’ Day, when the comrades sing this stirring appeal, with its hummable melody and a vague vision of making the future great again that’s hard to disagree with, except maybe the LUCHA FINAL aspect.
Every Passover for the last 2500 years, los Judios eat “bitter herbs” to remember “the bitterness of slavery in Egypt.” In this classic video, Hebrew homeboys Jaquann and Luis begin their prep with a sweeter herb and then feed their munchies with matzo balls. Passover starts at sundown Wednesday, April 8, 2020. (NSFW drugs and language.)
Our favorite mariachi, Vanessa Del Fierro, has a big Texas voice and incredible emotional depth. As the leader of Mariachi Las Coronelas, she’s brought her San Antonio crew crossover popularity with an eclectic mix of traditional tunes and surprise pop favorites.
She’s been teasing this video on her Facebook for a while and now we have it!
She sent us this email last night:
Sing along with MY CORONA — the karaoke video that’s gone viral!
Regina Rodríguez-Martin, aka blogger Chicana on the Edge, read and reviewed Jeanine Cummins American Dirt as a public service.
Her review starts like this:
Three weeks ago I got an email announcing a new book club for women over 50, and the first novel they were going to read was Jeanine Cummins’ American Dirt. The novel focuses on a Mexican woman’s journey from her home in Acapulco to the U.S, crossing without papers in extremely dangerous ways.
Then I read about the book’s big controversy. Latinos were angry about the red carpet treatment given to this book written by a white woman because Mexican Americans telling similar stories don’t get nearly as much attention from publishers. The most scathing review was written by Myriam Gurba (and I urge you to read it). I would usually pass on a book like this.
What’s it all about, POCHO?
As Vatos Smiley and Chuy search for the true meaning of Valentine’s Day — and the place of amor in this troubled world — Smiley’s sister Angie sets them straight on how VDay REALLY works. [NSFW F-bomb.]
Fifty-four years go – 1965 – big hair and girl groups were what all the cool kids dug in East Los Angeles.
Sisters Rosella, Ersi, and Mary Arvizu believed they could be the next Supremes — even before there were Supremes. They called themselves The Sisters.
What happens when your neighborhood gets gentrified?