Entries for January, 2015

Hollywood Comes To Phoenix — Raza Promoting Raza Films At AMC

Tweet   Photo Credit: Homebound Movie (Above) Enrique Castillo. An accomplished actor/writer/director, Enrique began his career with Luis Valdez’s Teatro Campesino in 1969. As part of the Teatro, Enrique participated in workshops with English theater director Peter Brook’s theater group which included now Academy Award winner Helen Mirren. In the early 70’s Enrique traveled with […]

Chicanos Protest El Salvadorian-American Arizona Politician Rep. Steve Montenegro

Tweet Arizona Rep. Steve Montenegro Protest “!!Ay de los que dictan leyes injustas, y prescriben tiranía!” —  Isaías 10:1   Phoenix, AZ — We will be protesting Tea Party Republican Steve Montenegro this Sunday (for siding with anti-immigrant Republicans) tomorrow morning at his own Church.  The goal is to inform Montenegro’s own church congregation of […]

Downtown L.A. to Restore Mural Honoring Anthony Quinn, the First Mexican Actor to Win an Oscar

Tweet We all know Los Angeles as the city of sprawl. Highways, freeways, expressways and cars, lots of cars. It’s a city that truly came of age at a time when American society was rapidly suburbanizing and followed a model of expansive development that effectively left its urban core forgotten and underutilized. Now, thanks to […]

Support the Traveling Chicano Exhibit Paying Tribute to Chicano History

Tweet “..Yo soy Chicano, tengo color,Puro Chicano, hermano con honor.Cuando me dicen que hay revolución, Defiendo a mi raza con mucho valor.  Tengo todita mi gente, Para la revolución.Voy a luchar con los pobres, Pa’ que se acabe el bolón.” We will keep you posted on new developments, but I am excited to see artists […]

Chicano Civil Rights Lawyer Discusses Police & Border Patrol Agent Brutality

Tweet Several folks know about police brutality incidents, but what we don’t hear enough of is what happens to undocumented immigrants who are getting abused by border patrol agents, too.  We don’t hear about the border patrol incidents enough as we should because several people view immigrant human beings and liken them to insignificant animals. […]

Tribute Cartoon: Chicano Leader Reies Lopez Tijerina Dies January 19, 2015

Tweet Rest in peace, Tijerina! From the New York Times: Chicano Movement Leader Reies Lopez Tijerina Dies at 88 Reies Lopez Tijerina, a Pentecostal preacher turned activist who led a violent raid of a northern New Mexico courthouse nearly 50 years ago, died Monday. He was 88. Family representative Estela Reyes-Lopez said Tijerina, who helped […]

POLITICAL SALSA Y MÁS with Salomon Baldenegro “CHICANO HISTORY WEEK?” – Should there be? Please give us your thoughts below..

Tweet January 18, 2015 by salomon Members of a Listserv I subscribe to were recently asked to lobby their respective legislatures to designate the week of February 2-8 as “Chicano History Week.” That week was chosen because the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was signed on February 2, 1848, ending the Mexican-American War. With all due […]

AP Breaking News: Reies Lopez Tijerina, a champion of Chicanos’ land-rights claims dies.

Tweet   From the Associated Press (New Mexico):   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Reies Lopez Tijerina, a champion of Chicanos’ land-rights claims and the leader of a group that raided a northern New Mexico courthouse nearly 50 years ago, has died at age 88. Family representative Estela Reyes-Lopez says the prominent activist died Monday at […]

New Arizona Republican Gov. Doug Ducey Begins Legacy Tying Immigration Test To Education

Tweet Posted by Somos Independents   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.” Both the House and the Senate rushed the bill without first addressing: COST.  How much […]

Another Reason Not To Advertise with Santa Barbara News Press After Letter To Racist Minutemen Group

Tweet   Apparently the Santa Barbara News Press does not know the Minutemen are filled with racism, bigotry, pedophilia activity and murder of a Mexican American man and his 9 year old daughter.  According to the LA TIMES, Gilchrist is part of a vigilante anti-Mexican and anti-immigrant group.  More importantly, it appears the Santa Barbara […]