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Chicano Movement

Why We Need a New Chicano Movement

Mike Leyba | Posted 09.01.2015 | Latino Voices
Mike Leyba

It's time for us brown people to step up. Let's begin reclaiming our history and our movement, and stand with others also fighting for liberation. We don't need a savior to come rescue us; we need to claim that which is rightfully ours - our history, our culture, our right to self-identify, and our united voice.

Immigrant Soldiers Considered More Courageous Than Donald Trump

DeeDee Garcia Blase | Posted 07.21.2015 | Latino Voices
DeeDee Garcia Blase

As a veteran who served during Gulf War I under former President George H.W. Bush in 1991, I give Senator John McCain my respect for his military service and consider him a courageous veteran because he withstood being a Prisoner Of War (POW).

Donald Trump's Visit To Arizona Sparks Debate Between Kate's Law vs. Juan's Law

DeeDee Garcia Blase | Posted 07.14.2015 | Latino Voices
DeeDee Garcia Blase

Republicans ought to be ashamed for using tragedies to advance their political agenda that can only promote an increase of hate crimes against brown-skinned people.

Bulk of Chicano and Latino Populations Critical of Sen. Rubio's Run for Presidency

DeeDee Garcia Blase | Posted 06.16.2015 | Latino Voices
DeeDee Garcia Blase

Republicans have long forgotten that the GOP has, indeed, supported immigration amnesty for years under the Cuban Adjustment Act (CAA), while damning Mexicans and other Latino immigrants who do not receive Cuban amnesty.

The People Who Weren't Kidding

Eduardo Diaz | Posted 06.02.2015 | Latino Voices
Eduardo Diaz

One finds few details about the Chicano movement in most history texts, and only a handful of documentaries have been produced. As for museums, there have been a precious few exhibitions on the subject, which is why I was thrilled to see History Colorado, a Smithsonian affiliate, recently open El Movimiento: The Chicano Movement in Colorado at its flagship venue in Denver.

New Arizona Republican Governor Begins Legacy Tying Immigration Test To Educational System

DeeDee Garcia Blase | Posted 03.18.2015 | Latino Voices
DeeDee Garcia Blase

According to the Associated Press, "Arizona became the first state in the nation on Thursday to enact a law requiring high school students to pass the U.S. Immigration citizenship test on civics before graduation."

The House on Mango Street Goes to Trial: #MayaVsAZ

Tony_Diaz | Posted 03.02.2015 | Latino Voices
Tony_Diaz

Mayra Arce even resembles Esperanza, the protagonist in The House on Mango Street, one of the 80-plus books that were part of the Tucson Unified School District's K-12 Mexican-American studies curriculum before the program was dismantled under Arizona House Bill 2281. But Maya isn't the main character of a book. She's the main plaintiff in the lawsuit against Arizona.

The Gritty Landscapes of Roberto Gutierrez

Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre | Posted 08.02.2014 | Los Angeles
Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre

His paintings in this context are classic L.A. noir, straight out of James Ellroy's L.A. Confidential, and often rendered from photographs that are sometimes blurry and spotty, which is also incorporated into the painting to give it a more authentic feel.

Nuestra Palabra: Latino Writers Having Their Say

Tony_Diaz | Posted 07.29.2014 | Latino Voices
Tony_Diaz

Gaspir Mir III, Dr. Dorthy Caram, Alex Lopez Negrete, Gracie Saenz, Esq, Edward James Olmos, Dr. Tatcho Mindiola, and Tony Diaz kicking off the 2004 ...

Chicana GOTV Memorandum: I Am Joaquin, Joaquin, Joaquin

DeeDee Garcia Blase | Posted 06.14.2014 | Latino Voices
DeeDee Garcia Blase

Most Mexican-Americans who are involved in the political arena are familiar with this poem, because the poem says things that some people are afraid to say publicly. It is no wonder Corky was able to state these bold truths while staring his activism demons in the face -- he was a trained fighter.

An Exhibit of Latino Illustrations

J. Michael Welton | Posted 06.03.2014 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

Jennifer Dasal is on a mission. The associate curator of contemporary art at the North Carolina Museum of Art is dedicated to bringing Latino graphic art and illustrations out into the mainstream. "There's a lack of diversity and so few Latino illustrators and art in books," she says. "It's still a homogenous field -- but still, Latino people are creating characters as works of art."

César Chávez: An American Legend Remembered

Eduardo Diaz | Posted 06.01.2014 | Latino Voices
Eduardo Diaz

Despite Chávez's concerted efforts, estrangement occurs, but one, especially a father of grown children like me, is left hopeful, and a tearful mess, when we see the son reading a thoughtful and soulful letter of amends from his hero father.

The Writing on the Wall

Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre | Posted 02.05.2014 | Arts
Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre

The writing on the walls in Los Angeles was the same in Santiago; the trajectory of suppression, pain, and suffering, existed everywhere and nobody had been spared the shame.

The Current State of Muralism (Part III)

Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre | Posted 12.17.2013 | Latino Voices
Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre

For many decades, the world looked to the Mexican Muralists for technique and inspiration, but in the '70s a new cultural renaissance emerged in the American Southwest and Northern Ireland.

From Strengthening to Centering the Margin: Keeping Your Eyes on the Prize

Eduardo Diaz | Posted 11.30.2013 | Arts
Eduardo Diaz

Asians and Latinos are the fastest growing populations and cultures in the United States. As the "Nation's Museum" with an .edu in our web address, the Smithsonian has a special opportunity and responsibility to lead the way in this margin-centering process.

Sal Castro and Chicano Educational Justice

Mario T. Garcia | Posted 06.17.2013 | Latino Voices
Mario T. Garcia

Sal Castro was the epitome of what it means to be a teacher, and we surely today need teachers such as Sal. But he is also someone who made history -- American history -- and he needs to be recognized as a major figure in American educational and civil rights history.

The End Of The Chicano Generation?

Fronteras Desk | Adrian Florido | Posted 03.07.2013 | Latino Voices

SAN DIEGO — On the campus of San Diego State University recently, Sandy Chavez, the daughter of Mexican immigrants, said, without hesitation, that s...

What Does The Word Chicano Mean?

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 10.21.2012 | Latino Voices

Lots of people use the word “Chicano,” but what exactly does it mean? Scholars can’t pinpoint the word’s origins, but there are at least t...

LOOK: 10 Latino Rebels And Revolutionaries

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 10.11.2012 | Latino Voices

Revered by some, reviled by others -- Ernesto “Che” Guevara continues to be one the most controversial figures in Latin American history. Tuesd...

An Alternative To Boycotting In Light Of Arizona's Immigration Law

Stephen Montemayor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Montemayor

In light of Arizona's immigration bill, several musicians converged last month in boycotting the state for future performances. Yet, at the same time, other artists have taken a different -- albeit no less inspired -- approach.