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Brownlisted: Putting the ‘Con’ in ‘Congressman’

A wrap-up of the most important and interesting Latino news items from the past week

  • Jan 18, 2023
  • 5:06 PM

The Call Is Coming From Inside the House (A Latino USA Podcast)

In this episode of Latino USA, host Maria Hinojosa sits with journalist Jodi Rave Spotted Bear, founder of the Indigenous Freedom Alliance, and historian Kathy Roberts Forde, author of ‘Journalism and Jim Crow,’ for a panel discussion about the history of journalistic blind spots.

  • Jan 18, 2023
  • 2:18 PM

Nikole Hannah-Jones: Beyond the 1619 Project (A Latino USA Podcast)

In this episode of Latino USA, host Maria Hinojosa speaks with Nikole Hannah-Jones, author of “The 1619 Project,” who reflects on how she’s pushed ahead despite controversy, on trying to fit in at predominately white institutions, and on the importance of intersectionality.

  • Jan 13, 2023
  • 11:47 AM

Nacho’s Special (A Latino USA Podcast)

Nachos: They’re one of the most popular snack foods in the United States. But their immense popularity over the years has overshadowed the true history of the dish. On this episode of Latino USA, we tell the story of the man who unintentionally created a phenomenon.

  • Jan 6, 2023
  • 10:14 AM

Waj Invades America: Episode 2 With Christina Greer

For this second episode of #WajInvadesAmerica, host Wajahat Ali gives advice to some of his social media followers and then welcomes Fordham University Associate Professor of Political Science Christina Greer to discuss white supremacy’s foundational roots.

  • Dec 30, 2022
  • 10:53 AM

Anti-Black Latino Bias

While Futuro Media remains on holiday break, Latino Rebels Radio producer Oscar Fernández steps in once again for another episode of the Latino Media Collective. Oscar spends the hour with Professor Tanya Katerí Hernández to discuss her recent book, “Racial Innocence: Unmasking Latino Anti-Black Bias and the Struggle for Equality,” and the inconvenient truth of […]

  • Dec 30, 2022
  • 10:21 AM

Brownlisted: America’s Favorite (and Stolen) Christmas Flower

Senior editor Hector Luis Alamo gives a rundown of some of the facts, bits of news, real histories, and actual lies he came across during the past week.

  • Dec 16, 2022
  • 4:09 PM

The Last Conquest of Puerto Rico (OPINION)

In honor of December 10, the anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Paris that transferred ownership of the Spanish colony of Puerto Rico to the United States, a look back at the U.S. invasion of the island, what it meant to Puerto Ricans at the time, and what it means today.

  • Dec 14, 2022
  • 12:36 PM

The Colonization of Christmas in Puerto Rico (OPINION)

At approximately 45 days, Puerto Rico is known for having one of the longest holiday seasons in the world. Starting the week leading up to Thanksgiving, and ending with Las Octavitas on 14 January, a festive aura envelopes the archipelago. But amidst the merriment, there’s one significant cultural tradition whose absence is painfully palpable : Los Reyes Magos.

  • Dec 12, 2022
  • 3:04 PM

Brownlisted: What I Saw This Week in Quarantine

This week’s wrap-up comes to you from the cozy confines of quarantine, as senior editor Hector Luis Alamo has managed to catch COVID for only the second time this year.

  • Dec 9, 2022
  • 11:35 AM

Why Albizu Matters (OPINION)

For Puerto Rico, Don Pedro represents an important link between the 19th century, when Latin America freed itself from Spanish colonialism, and the modern era, in which Latin America strives to protect itself from the insidious influence of U.S. imperialism.

  • Dec 7, 2022
  • 1:10 PM

Bury My Heart in Chicago (OPINION)

The discovery of an old rifle in the woods leads to a reflection on the Native Americans who first inhabited the area around Chicago and the city’s early history.

  • Nov 29, 2022
  • 5:11 PM

Rethinking Thanksgiving

Latino Rebels Radio: November 24, 2022

  • Nov 24, 2022
  • 8:00 AM

The Life and Legacy of Ricardo Flores Magón (OPINION)

A hundred years ago today, the life of Mexican revolutionary Ricardo Flores Magón was extinguished at the age of 48. A leader of Mexico’s early anarchist movement and a catalyst of the Mexican Revolution, his ideas still reverberate on both sides of the border.

  • Nov 21, 2022
  • 5:48 PM

The Philosophy of Tenoch Huerta (OPINION)

The Mexican actor’s advice on success and dealing with life’s challenges echoes a philosophy that isn’t so popular with today’s younger generations.

  • Nov 21, 2022
  • 1:13 PM

The False Patriotism of the Dominican Republic’s Extreme Right (OPINION)

In the Dominican Republic, the rise of the far right is shaking the very foundations of democracy, just as it is in the United States and Europe. And, same as them, one element that has facilitated this rise has been the irrational opposition to immigration.

  • Nov 4, 2022
  • 5:49 PM

Why Viejitos Vote Republican (OPINION)

My grandma votes Republican because she believes in three things: money, strength, and the rule of law. Whether the Republican Party stands for any of those things is beside the point because, to her, and to a lot of other people still, the Republicans represent those values more than the Democrats.

  • Oct 25, 2022
  • 2:56 PM

Puerto Rico’s Right to Colonial Reparations (OPINION)

More and more people recognize that after 124 years of abuse, humiliation, human rights violations, and economic exploitation through colonialism, the United States owes Puerto Rico compensation.

  • Oct 24, 2022
  • 1:04 PM

Afro-Indigenous Activists, Artists Attacked in Dominican Republic by Ultranationalist Group

On Wednesday, October 12, activists and artists were attacked in the Dominican Republic’s capital city of Santo Domingo by a right-wing ultranationalist group during a cultural performance that sought to highlight Indigenous and Afrodescendant heritage.

  • Oct 20, 2022
  • 2:14 PM

Supreme Court Declines to Review Case Involving Citizens Born in Territories

On Monday the Supreme Court declined to review a case involving the citizenship rights of American Samoans that advocates had hoped would lead to the overturning of a series of century-old rulings that provide legal justification for the disenfranchisement of U.S. citizens living in overseas territories.

  • Oct 18, 2022
  • 3:29 PM

Latina Champion of Women’s Voting Rights and Education in New Mexico Now on Quarter

Adelina “Nina” Otero-Warren, a New Mexican activist who fought for women’s voting rights and was the first Latina to run for Congress and the first Latina superintendent of the Santa Fe public schools, is one of several women whose images are featured on the U.S. quarter in 2022.

  • Oct 6, 2022
  • 4:50 PM

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