Monthly Archives: December 2012

Ya Basta





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Sunday Night in Boyle Heights





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“I’m Ricardo. Fly Me to Freedom”

Twitter is a unique social media platform and experience. It’s a place where strangers become friends. Quite often, laughs and tears are exchanged. Twitter has also become the primary place to get your daily intake of international, national, & local … Continue reading



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Boyle Heights Sunset





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Cheech Marin on Being a Chicano





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The Brat at Plaza de la Raza in Lincoln Heights





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Chicano Baseball as Resistance

A few years ago, I rediscovered my baseball card collection while sifting through one container after another in my humble home in Boyle Heights. Going through nine heavy 45lb. containers completely filled definitely makes for a lot of baseball cards … Continue reading



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¡Ban This! The BSP Anthology of Xican@ Literature End of Year Book Review

In 1967, Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzalez, leader of the Crusade for Justice, filled a literary vacuum within an emerging Chicana/o literary canon when he crafted the epic poem I am Joaquin. Through I am Joaquin, Gonzalez eloquently expressed the crisis of identity … Continue reading



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Towards an Understanding of Chicana/o Studies (1968-2008)

this is the first in a series of posts on Chicana/o Studies… Chicana/o Studies finds itself at a critical juncture in history. Chicana/o Studies is being challenged from internal and external forces that question not only the direction of its … Continue reading



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A Chicano Beantown Fan

I wasn’t born in Boston nor have I ever been to Boston. Someday, though, I do plan on taking a tour of the revolutionary city. I mean, Bostonians do know how to riot and all. So who knows, I might … Continue reading



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