Monthly Archives: January 2013

Latent Racism Comes Free of Charge With Gym Membership

Having grown up in a town that me and my friends would joke around was 99.9% Mexican, we tend to become accustomed to the comfort that comes with such a situation. Our families and extended families tend to live in … Continue reading

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Mike the Poet with “The Oral Tradition” at CSULA (1/24/13)

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Art Meza reads from ¡Ban This! at Statement Magazine event at Cal State LA (1/24/13)

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The Bus Stop Prophet at Statement Magazine’s event at CSULA (1/24/13)

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Los Angeles the Land of a 1000 Dances poem by Mike the Poet

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1st Annual Noche de Poesia y Resistencia

Estimada Gente de Aztlán & Beyond, In recognition of the 165th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo on February 2, 1848, MEChA de CSULA recognizes all the women and men who have resisted colonization and have continuously … Continue reading

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Noche de Poesia y Resistencia on February 5, 2013 at Cal State L.A. (6-8:30pm)

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Politics is the Art of Compromise?

The most overused saying among liberals is that politics is the art of compromise, and it gripes me to no end. Liberals repeat it with such smugness as if they were sages. I find it so pretentious — to the … Continue reading

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Black Panthers

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Chevy Classic in Boyle Heights

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Culture: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, How Do We Change It?

I approach the topic of culture with trepidation. Better minds than mine have written about it; it is also a hot button issue in the Mexican American community. As important as culture is, there is a huge misunderstanding of role … Continue reading

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For Alma – Hell is a Place on Earth

Preface: /ɡwɑːtə’mɑːlə/ what do we know of /ɡwɑːtə’mɑːlə/ what does anyone how much do they mention in the public schools, here in college on the street, in whispers or maybe screams That it was conquered by Spain its people cast … Continue reading

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No Dreams: The Case of Ruben Navarette

                        I usually ignore people who take cheap shots in order to make themselves look intelligent. However, Ruben Navarrete’s column titled, “If I offended demanding DREAMers, I’m not sorry” … Continue reading

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