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CULTURE & POLITICS

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Dumb $h!t White People Say About Cinco De Mayo

Cinco De Mayo is a proud day for those of Mexican descent. It commemorates the day that Mexico’s militia unexpectedly made the French’s military forces fall back and retreat to the land of toast, wine and fries. In other words, Cinco De Mayo is Mexico’s day of...
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Hispanicize 2018 Delivers the Goods

Hispanicize, the epicenter of Latino content creators just wrapped its 9th annual conference in Miami. The 3-day conclave was filled with some of the most prominent and creative Latino influencers, journalists and artists meeting, learning, sharing and celebra...
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Take the Bull’s-Eye Off of Black and Latino Boys

Growing up I knew a lot of boys who were “troublemakers.” The serendipitous alphabet often put these boys just seats behind me in grammar school--the ones who couldn’t contain their energy, boredom or their boyness. David Nunez, my neighbor, was a troublemaker...
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4 Reasons Chicano Park Day Deserves Serious Hype

No matter where you live, you can always find monthly cultural events that pop up on your favorite local lifestyle sites. But certain ones deserve a little extra attention and, perhaps, even merit a plane ticket or road trip coordinates. We can confidently say...
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What Would Cesar Chavez Tweet?

Cesar Chavez, the Mexican American labor and civil rights activist, fought valiantly for the rights of laborers, farm workers and the human rights of all. More than four decades after he sparked a labor movement the world of social justice has transformed than...
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Do Latino Men Have a Role in the #MeToo Movement?

Is there a difference with regard to the #MeToo movement as it applies to Latino men? Especially given that Latino men too have experienced the effects of marginalization? Hollywood’s male dominated culture came crashing down when Ronan Farrow’s piece was p...
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Men of the Year 2017

They come from all walks of life: government, law enforcement, the culinary arts, sports and entertainment just to name a few. In 2017 — they inspired, they united, they lent a helping hand or simply dared to DREAM. What they all share in common is the positiv...
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Edward James Olmos…A True Hollywood Don

Sometimes you choose your profession and sometimes a profession chooses you. You might say this is what happened to Edward James Olmos. Despite harboring dreams of being a baseball star, the 70-year-old Mexican American’s fate was sealed the moment he took an ...
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