Tony Diaz

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

Librotraficantes. Latino Rebels. Zapata’s Disciples.

Editor's Note: We are proud to call Tony Diaz, the Librotraficante, a key member of the Latino Rebels familia. I was recently knighted. I didn’t fully understand what was happening at the time as I flew to New York. But I did know that we were making history. All around the nation Librotraficantes convened, on […]

  • Nov 15, 2012
  • 10:02 AM