Monthly Archives: October 2012

A Story About a Girl

There once was a girl, small in stature but bursting with potential. She did well in anything she attempted and yet still thought so little of herself. She had a boyfriend. Frank. He was loving and caring and understanding and … Continue reading

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beating heart

beating heart like an ancient drum the warrior spirit etched in your corazón luz y amor with tonantzin by your side we travel hand in hand destined for destiny open wound healed by an open heart soaked in love purified … Continue reading

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tu ser

el corazón despierta escondido en sueños ocultos al fondo del espíritu que derrite la distancia de una época borrada del horizonte que busca fugarse dentro de tu corazón finalmente encontrado después de siglos de buscar en tierras solitarias tu corazón … Continue reading

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Yes 30, No on 32

I had a heated discussion with a friend this weekend on California Propositions 30 and 32, the draconian measures that will impact Latino and working people nationally. It surprised me that he was going to vote just the opposite of … Continue reading

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Cultivating the Seeds of Knowledge & Empowerment

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Dia de los Muertos Fundraiser for MEChA de CSULA

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Chicana/o Studies Mass Education: Is the Dream Ending?

A lot more thought has to be paid to the question, “why Chicana/o Studies?”  CHS are not the whim; they are not a fad. They are part of the historical reasons for the struggle of the Mexican American community to … Continue reading

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’60 Oldsmobile

“Chevy Impalas, although beautiful, seem to come a dime a dozen. Oldsmobile Super 88s on the other hand, are just as great. Just check out this ’60.” – photo by Arturo Meza

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’56 Volkswagen Beetle

                    “I love Volkswagen Beetles. The older the better. I had more than a little fun highlighting the taillights on this ’56.” – photo by Arturo Meza

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’62 Chevrolet Impala

                        “The background is just as important as the object you’re photographing. In this case, the iconic Bob’s Big Boy is the perfect backdrop for the ’62 Chevrolet Impala” … Continue reading

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Fundraiser for Arizona Struggle for Chicana/o Studies

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Soy Quien Soy

I am simple, and yet complex I lack good qualities and characteristics when under distress I’m fun, and I’m a bore I’m short, but won’t be ignored. I see and perceive what the future has in store for me, it … Continue reading

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’57 Chevy Bel Air

                      “The ’57 Chevy Bel Air is one of my favorite cars to photograph. I love angling the camera to accentuate its beautiful styling.” – photo by Arturo Meza

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loathe

I loathe being told what I am and what I am not by people, others gabachos and colonizers white-collar conservatives and Internet activists with blue-collar shirts they bought from la segunda those that would paint me into corners place me … Continue reading

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Timexihcah

Timexihcah – Part of the largest Mexica Mural project in the U.S. at Roosevelt High School in Boyle Heights – photo by David Cid

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’55 Corvette

                          “The ’55 Corvette has some beautiful curves. I got lucky capturing some of them and the edit I used only helped to show them off” – photo … Continue reading

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Sembrando Semillas

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Bonus Blurb: “I Hate Hypocrisy”

In the City of Los Angeles, Art Snyder represented the 14th Council District from 1971 to the mid-1980s. Chicanos considered the 14th a Chicano District, and they ran multiple candidates against him. Snyder seemed invincible, and in 1981 he ran … Continue reading

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A White Paper and History

When anything titled a “white paper” comes across my email, I usually ignore it. Why is truth always called “white”?  Why not brown, yellow or black? Is it because black is considered negative, i.e., Black Friday, black as sin, Halloween, … Continue reading

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The Great Red Crayon Wars

One summer that I worked as a teacher’s aide at a local elementary school, I noticed how early children begin to think about gangs. Perhaps even thinking about whether they’ll be joining a particular gang in the future, possibly by … Continue reading

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