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Is America ‘Cinco de Mayo Challenged?’

May 1, 2015

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By Andy Porras Cinco de Mayo. The mother of all misunderstood, misquoted, misinterpreted and maligned of holidays. It’s bad enough that American suds sellers hijacked the hell out of the “holiday,” now we’re even having to re-educate some of our own Chiacna/o/Latina/o masses thanks in part to our obscured Eurocentric form of education. In the […]

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San Ysidro’s history highlighted in photographic book

August 1, 2014

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Part 2 of 2 By Pablo J. Sáinz Historian and writer Barbara Zaragoza’s new book, San Ysidro and the Tijuana River Valley, was just released, and it helps bring light to San Ysidro’s rich history. In part one of this interview, Zaragoza gave an overview of the social and political history of San Ysidro, which […]

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La historia de San Ysidro resaltada en libro fotográfico

August 1, 2014

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Parte II de II Por Pablo J. Sáinz El nuevo libro de la historiadora y escritora Barbara Zaragoza, San Ysidro and the Tijuana River Valley, acaba de ser publicado, sacando a la luz la rica historia de San Ysidro. En la parte uno de esta entrevista, Zaragoza dio un vistazo general a la historia social […]

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The Big History of Little Chihuahua

July 11, 2014

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By Kent Paterson Frontera NorteSur “We were the Ellis Island of the Southwest,” Fred Morales declared, as the El Paso historian kicked off a tour of the neighborhood known as Chihuahuita, or Little Chihuahua. Nudged up against the Rio Grande, Chihuahuita has experienced the arrival of immigrants of many colors and nationalities over the centuries, […]

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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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Defending the History and Culture of Ciudad Juarez

August 9, 2013

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By Kent Paterson Frontera NorteSur In the crisis-ridden rubble of downtown Ciudad Juarez, a group of citizens is arising to restore the cultural vitality and legacy of the Mexican border city. Called Juaritos de mis Recuerdos, or Juarez of My Memories, the year-old organization staged a demonstration August 4 in front of one of the […]

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Immigrants Teach Children about the Civil Rights Movement through Art and History

April 19, 2013

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By Maria Curry Two weeks ago, Mari Jones, a fourth grade teacher at Explorer Elementary Charter School in Point Loma, asked me to conduct a tour of Chicano Park and to get in touch with a muralist who could speak to her class. Mario Torero, an internationally recognized artist of several Chicano Park murals, generously […]

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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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Kanini-Neighborhood House Tragedy

February 22, 2013

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Fiction Based on Factual Chisme Barrio Logan History: By Augie Bareño San Diego of the early 1900’s was an explosion of risks and opportunities. Important things were happening in San Diego: overnight fortunes were made and lost. George Marston and his wife Anna Gunn Marston had succeeded in business way beyond their wildest dreams. Their […]

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Shelltown Cucuye

August 24, 2012

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Fiction Based on Factual Chisme: By Augie Bareño During the 1940s and 50s, the only thing that East San Diego shared in common with Shelltown was that they both were defined by Chollas Creek. The Creek ran east to west from East San Diego through the Southeast San Diego neighborhoods of Valencia Park, Southcrest and […]

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Red Scare in Logan Heights

June 15, 2012

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Community History: By Augie Bareño The early fifties were a time of innocence and hope, mixed with fears of the nuclear war and communist takeover. This made it easy for McCarthyism to sweep the nation and put a stranglehold on our democracy. It destroyed the lives of those principled and brave enough to fight the […]

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HISTORY – DEMOGRAPHICS – 2012 CHICANO GRADUATES

June 8, 2012

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San Diego City College Chicano Graduation Presentation May 12, 2012 By Herman Baca, President Committee on Chicano Rights (CCR) Estimados, parents, sisters, brothers, professors, alumni, friends, and enemies. I say enemies because one cannot be in a struggle for change, and not have enemies. I want to congratulate the SD City College graduating class and […]

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When Did Immigrants Become the Enemy?

April 27, 2012

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By Andrew Lam New America Media Recently, in front a packed crowd at Duke University, former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice regretted the failure of passing the comprehensive immigration reform act and the shift in Americans’ attitude toward immigrants. Accepting and welcoming immigrants “has been at the core of our strength,” she said. “I don’t […]

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Mexicans and Their Affintiy for St. Patrick’s Day

March 16, 2012

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By Jim Estrada St. Patrick’s Day has special significance in Mexico and among generations of families who can trace their history to the old Southwest, particularly among those of Mexican heritage. This reverence is due to the actions of unsung heroes known as the San Patricios. While their bravery and military skills are not particularly […]

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March is National Women’s History Month

March 9, 2012

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Logan Shorts-Jack’s Island

March 9, 2012

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Part 2 By Augie Bareño Valerie Williams, society editor for the San Diego Sun liked doing stories about Agua Caliente Race Track and Casino and the Hollywood stars visiting there. She also attended and wrote a nice article about a reception for General Isidro Camacho Gonda, who had just been named Territorial Governor for Baja […]

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Logan Shorts-Jack’s Island

February 24, 2012

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A Bit of History: By Augie Bareno  Don Jose Puentes, owner of the New Mexico Café and his buddy Horobado, from Azteca’s pool hall, walked into Jack’s Island Bar, a funny looking building at the corner of 26 th and National Avenue, at the foot of Logan Street. They are looking for Manuelito Jones, who […]

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