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10 Chicana Activists Who Fought for Equal Rights in the Chicano Movement

V. Alexandra de F. Szoenyi
Cesar Chavez. Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales. Reies Tijerina. We recognize these names as leaders of the Chicano Movement of the 1960s and ’70s. But what about the women who were instrumental in fighting for equal rights for Chicanos and Latinos? Like...
Lifestyle

11 Mexican Blankets & Cobijas That You’ll Want to Curl Up In

V. Alexandra de F. Szoenyi
It’s getting cold outside, and nothing makes us feel cozier and protected from the elements than a thick, chunky Mexican cobija — especially after the year we’ve all had! It’s not just about the warm cuddle factor; these blankets also...
Culture

A Look at the Que Chola Exhibit at the National Hispanic Cultural Center

V. Alexandra de F. Szoenyi
Albuquerque’s National Hispanic Cultural Center is “dedicated to the preservation, promotion, and advancement of Hispanic culture, arts, and humanities.” This is done through their art museum, genealogy center, educational resources, library, and over 700 events. One such event is Qué Chola,...
News and Entertainment

10 Things to Know About the “Half Like Me” Documentary

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Alessandro “Al” Liborio Madrigal is a comedian, and was the Latino Senior Correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. In 2015, he created a comedy documentary, called Half Like Me, in which he explored being half Sicilian and half Mexican. Madrigal...
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#TBT: 7 of Carlos Santana’s Greatest Hits

V. Alexandra de F. Szoenyi
July 20 marks the birthday of legendary rock superstar, humanitarian, and one of the best guitarists of all time, Carlos Santana. In celebration, we are sharing seven of his biggest hits (with videos included!). Because we are “so smooth.” “Evil...
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Chicano Heroes of Rock and Roll, Part Dos

V. Alexandra de F. Szoenyi
You know we had to have a second part to our popular “7 Chicano Heroes of Rock and Roll” roundup. The following musicians are Mexican-Americans who made their mark, and influenced, rock and roll (look for similar posts in the...
News and Entertainment

7 Chicano Heroes of Rock and Roll

V. Alexandra de F. Szoenyi
In several ways, Latinos have been instrumental in adding to, and evolving, American things. Rock and roll is no exception. Whether it’s adding a Latin sound to a classic genre, or simply rocking out, while standing out, the following Chicanos...