Tony Diaz

Latinx vs. Community Disorganizers

Let me make something clear: our community does not need to pick one identity label so that others can more easily Google us. Society must profoundly imagine us more.

  • Sep 23, 2020
  • 11:40 AM

A Review of QUIXOTE NUEVO: A Groundbreaking Update of the Groundbreaking Work

The after-party for opening night of QUIXOTE NUEVO at The Alley Theatre is the perfect metaphor for the love that great art can create when its presented right and when it respects our community.

  • Feb 3, 2020
  • 4:21 PM

100 Fires: The Latino Condition

We face 100 fires every day, and outsiders barely see the smoke. We have to monitor all of them to make sure we are not consumed as we extinguish those whose heat is closest.

  • Nov 22, 2019
  • 1:59 PM

Allowed to Prosper But Not Rule

Every family should thrive enough to create a poet. Every family should thrive enough to cultivate an elected official. Each of these vocations requires a lot of hard work, talent, and public scrutiny. Each is admirable. Yet in our community, we don’t often talk about the costs of cultivating either one. The real question is, […]

  • Nov 1, 2019
  • 9:03 AM

The Latinx Chamber of Commerce (Part I)

It will take an act of Congress to replace the word “Hispanic.”

  • Oct 2, 2019
  • 5:20 PM

Common Sense Cultural Capital

Our sheer talent and intelligence will deliver an era of fair exchanges of community cultural capital. That is what our community needs to thrive.

  • Jun 20, 2019
  • 10:24 AM

Three Milks Cake: Brochures in ILL Spanish

If you simply translate your brochure into Spanish, you have not done anything profoundly to reach the Latino demographic.

  • May 30, 2019
  • 9:01 AM

Tex-Mex Food vs. Latinx Art: Slogans vs. Substance

But just remember, it should be as easy to find the fine art as it is to find the fajitas. Otherwise, diversity is just a slogan.

  • May 24, 2019
  • 10:40 AM

Arya Is Chicanx

All the proof has been laid out throughout the entire series.

  • May 16, 2019
  • 12:29 PM

NPXXI = Houston’s Cultural Capital

This city is powerful.

  • Apr 18, 2019
  • 10:39 AM

Author Dagoberto Gilb’s Latest Intellectual Drops of Serious Knowledge

The Godfather of Chicano literature on where we go next.

  • Apr 1, 2019
  • 11:29 AM

Hacking France: Reading Latinos

I can finally put into words the blessing that will benefit my community and unite us with your community.

  • Mar 27, 2019
  • 11:51 AM

Read. Write. Buy Books. (Part 1)

Our young believe there are no books by or about Latinos.

  • Mar 15, 2019
  • 4:20 PM

The Glory and Curse of Our Numbers

We are built for this era.

  • Feb 19, 2019
  • 1:51 PM

Creative Writing Program Needs More Latinos

Policy change is the tip of the pyramid, and our Community’s Cultural Capital is the base.

  • Jan 30, 2019
  • 2:51 PM

Mind-Altering Prose: ‘Somos Librotraficantes’

I became a kingpin of contraband prose.

  • Dec 19, 2018
  • 10:21 AM

Poetry Doesn’t Make Money

That sentence is intended to sentence our senses to cents. Yet, we hear it all the time.

  • Dec 12, 2018
  • 2:55 PM

The Era of Cultural Accelerators

The time is now.

  • Dec 6, 2018
  • 4:01 PM

How Beto Did It (OPINION)

I am more comfortable talking about this the day of the election because there is little the Ted Cruz campaign can do to respond.

  • Nov 6, 2018
  • 10:56 AM

Tejano Boots Are Marching… y estas botas votan

Politico recently ran a piece called “Hispanics Won’t Turn Texas Blue.” File it under the category of essays I call “Too Little, Too Soon.” These types of essays have three goals: Convince Latinos that their vote does not matter. Convince Republicans that they are doing better then miserable with Latinos. Dissuade Democrats from doing more to […]

  • Oct 11, 2014
  • 1:07 PM

The Librotraficante Oppression Detection Kit

California. Proposition 187. Pete Wilson. Arizona. HB2811. Jan Brewer. Texas. HB1938. Giovanni Capriglione. Texas. SB1128. Dan Patrick. The Librotraficante Movement is thrilled to announce that America can erase the last two entries from the above list of oppressive laws attacking our culture. Texas Republican Senator Dan Patrick introduced SB1128, and Texas Republican House of Representative […]

  • May 15, 2013
  • 10:15 AM

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