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The closing of Aztec Printers symbolizes the passing of the Chicano Movement

February 6, 2015

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Editorial: Last Friday was the final day for Aztec Printers. Normally the closing of a small business is not a big deal but in this case it was a very big deal for what it represents. Aztec Printers was never a big business. In fact how it survived this long baffled many people. But survive […]

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La pelicula “Cesar Chávez: Un Héroe Americano” una Perspectiva Historica Chicano

May 9, 2014

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La pelicula “Cesar Chávez: Un Héroe Americano” una Perspectiva Historica Chicano

Comentario: Por Herman Baca Comité Sobre Los Derechos Chicanos Después de haber mirado la película, “Cesar Chávez: un Héroe Americano,” y leer los comentarios al respecto, muchos me han preguntado; que es lo que pensé de la película? Primero, los comentarios abajo escritos sobre la película, y Chávez; algunos de ellos positivos pero los más […]

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Easter – a time to reflect

April 18, 2014

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Editorial: Easter week is the greatest week for Christians. It is a time for atonement, redemption, for sacrifice, and re-birth. Today is Good Friday the day that Jesus was crucified on the cross. This is a somber day. This is a day that Jesus died for our sins. Sunday we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus […]

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SD’s Introduction to Chicano Mural Art Rededicated at SDSU

March 14, 2014

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By Maria-Elena Ugalde Gilberto Ramirez, who introduced mural art to San Diego’s Chicana/o movement, was honored and his influence expounded upon on Thursday March 6, 2014 at a rededication ceremony. The three-panel “Triptico” mural painted by Gilberto Ramirez and two SDSU students Guillermo Aranda and Ruben DeAnda is stunningly displayed inside of San Diego State […]

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The Rubén Salazar I Remember

March 7, 2014

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By Sally Salazar Editor’s note: A Wikipedia entry describes Ruben Salazar as:… a Mexican-American journalist killed by a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy during the National Chicano Moratorium March against the Vietnam War on August 29, 1970 in East Los Angeles, California. During the 1970s, his killing was often cited as a symbol of unjust […]

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¡Viva la Causa!: Herman Baca Collection reveals 50 years of Chicano community activism in San Diego

February 7, 2014

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By Sherri Berger and Marlayna Christensen Approximately 40,000 pages of textual and visual material documenting Chicano community activism in San Diego are now freely available on the Online Archive of California (OAC) and Calisphere. The material was digitized from the Herman Baca Papers (1964-2006), a large and important collection held by Mandeville Special Collections at […]

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Local lowrider documentary “Everything Comes from the Streets”

September 6, 2013

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Concerned that with the passage of time valuable histories could be lost and go untold, good friends Alberto López Pulido and Rigo Reyes united forces and decided they needed to start documenting and telling their own stories. Out of this desire to preserve Chicaná and Mexican history emerged the documentary Everything Comes from the Streets, […]

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UCR Graduate Student Wins National Book-collecting Competition

August 30, 2013

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These books are among Serna’s favorite titles in his collection.

Elias Serna’s archive of rare books, documents and art documenting history of Chicano Movement takes top prize By Bettye Miller UCR Today RIVERSIDE — UC Riverside graduate student Elias Serna knew he had become a collector of books the day his mother told him, “Ya no compres tantos libros.” (“Don’t buy any more books.”) Persistence […]

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Chicana/o Identity: An Unresolved Question

August 16, 2013

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(The answer is not found in translation) Commentary: By Rodolfo F. Acuña For the past forty plus years, the question of Chicana/ identity has evoked passionate discussion. It got one of my favorite Chicano scholars, the late Dr. Ramón Ruiz, into hot water. Don Ramón for those of you who did not know him was […]

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The Crabs, A Never Ending Story

July 5, 2013

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Commentary: By Rodolfo F. Acuña There are reoccurring themes in Chicana/o history such as the Sleeping Giant that echo the aspirations and frustrations of a community. This expression says that somehow we are going to wake up as a people and become a political force, and consequently get equal opportunities. The Sleeping Giant is a […]

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Since When Is Losing Winning?

May 3, 2013

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Commentary: By Rodolfo F. Acuña The other day I gave a presentation to teachers in Moorpark. Like always you can predict the question and answer period. More often than not you get friends in the audience who don’t ask questions but give speeches instead of questions. Everyone wants to be a presenter, and activists feel […]

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The Young Grow Old

April 12, 2013

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Commentary: By Rodolfo F. Acuña Rank and file Democrats are desperate for a turnaround of their political fortunes, and an end of the Robber Baron era — so much so that they see the recent elections as their deliverance. For them, the last presidential election was a sign that the country is turning to the […]

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Immigration: The Death of the Chicana/o Left

March 29, 2013

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By Rodolfo F. Acuña Prior to 1986 a clear Left voice could be heard on immigration reform. Among its priorities was that there would be no guest worker program, there would be no employer sanctions, there would be a more humane border enforcement policy, and there would be a clear path to citizenship with an […]

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Photos in Chicana/o History: The Story Behind the Picture

March 22, 2013

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By Rodolfo F. Acuña As of late many scholars and wannabe gossip columnists have used photographs to boost the credibility of their narratives. The problem is that photographs like oral histories are problematic, and their story is limited to the craft of the wannabe. They often lack substantiating documents to support their interpretations — which […]

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President Obama and the “Gang of 8”

March 15, 2013

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“Comprehensive Immigration Reform” A Chicano Historial Analysis: Immigration or Labor? By Herman Baca Committee on Chicano Rights Part 2 Employer Sanctions: Sanctions against employers historically have always been a farce for the simple reason that, U.S. employers unlike Mexican undocumented workers have massive amounts of money and political power! Proof of the above are documented […]

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What’s In A Name? What You Make of It!

March 15, 2013

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Commentary: By Rodolfo F. Acuña A war on the memories of Mexican Americans and other minorities is occurring raging throughout the country, and I am interested in knowing why the right wing is so obsessed with erasing our historical memory? In places such as Arizona and Texas these zealots have used the power of government […]

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President Obama and the “Gang of 8”

March 8, 2013

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“Comprehensive Immigration Reform” A Chicano Historial Analysis: Immigration or Labor? By Herman Baca Committee on Chicano Rights Part 1 President Barack Obama, along with the “Gang of 8,” 4 Democrats; Sens. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) and 4 Republicans; Sens. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), John McCain […]

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