History

‘Singing Our Way to Freedom’ Reminds Us of Forgotten History (REVIEW)

Filmmaker Paul Espinosa is worried the history of the Chicano Civil Rights movement is getting lost, which is partly what inspired him to make ‘Singing Our Way to Freedom,’ a new documentary airing on PBS for Latinx Heritage Month and available via their streaming platform, Passport.

  • Oct 5, 2022
  • 1:57 PM

Hurricanes Don’t Discriminate, So Why Do Puerto Ricans Remain ‘Separate and Unequal’? (OPINION)

The Supreme Court now has a historic opportunity to begin taking apart the colonial framework undermining Puerto Rico by turning the page on the century-old Insular Cases and the legal precedent that has perpetuated systemic biases—and it should.

  • Sep 30, 2022
  • 1:37 PM

The Little Black Dress: A Hidden History (A Latino USA Podcast)

Producer Monica Morales-Garcia began to research the origins of the L.B.D. to answer: How had so much changed, yet so much had stayed the same? Listen as Monica walks us through the decline of an industry and the rise of a garment.

  • Sep 23, 2022
  • 11:57 AM

Keeping Loíza’s Cultural Traditions Alive

Poet Lola Rosario speaks with legendary bomba dancer Raquel Ayala and renowned painter and sculptor Samuel Lind, two Afro-Puerto Rican artists whose work preserves and celebrates the history and culture of the coastal town known as Puerto Rico’s “Capital of Tradition.”

  • Sep 13, 2022
  • 12:45 PM

‘I Cannot Mourn’: Former Colonies Conflicted Over Queen

Upon taking the throne in 1952, Queen Elizabeth II inherited millions of subjects around the world, many of them unwilling. Today, in the British Empire’s former colonies, her death brings complicated feelings, including anger.

  • Sep 12, 2022
  • 10:33 AM

With Labor Shortages, Why Are We Ignoring DREAMers, Other Immigrants Here Now? (OPINION)

Let’s stop shoehorning immigration debates into economic trends. In a country built largely by and very much running off the hard work of immigrants, there is no need to justify their role in the economy.

  • Aug 19, 2022
  • 1:17 PM

The World Through Julio Torres’ Eyes (A Latino USA Podcast)

You probably haven’t met a comedian quite like the Space Prince.

  • Aug 16, 2022
  • 10:32 AM

Journalist Manny Suárez Never Let the Bastards Get Away With It (OPINION)

Manuel “Manny” Suárez del Rio was one of those rare journalists who never let the bastards get away with it, hounding stories until he broke them wide open, as with the Cerro Maravilla murders in 1978.

  • Aug 5, 2022
  • 10:00 AM

My Taíno Land Acknowledgment Was Censored by LULAC (OPINION)

Not only did the CEO remove the meat and heart of the acknowledgment —the part where I say that the LULAC gathering is on Taíno land that has been occupied, seized, and unceded since 1493— but I was told that those words were violent.

  • Aug 1, 2022
  • 11:18 AM

The Paraguayan Left

On the 10th anniversary of the parliamentary coup against Fernando Lugo, the LMC spends the hour with freelance writer Norma Flores Allende on the historic challenges the Paraguayan left faces in a tightly controlled, one-party state.

  • Jul 14, 2022
  • 3:02 PM

How the FARC-EP Got Gustavo Petro Elected in Colombia (OPINION)

The outcome of Colombia’s 2022 presidential election came from a very unorthodox place, with each of the final two contenders distancing himself from warmongers on all sides of the political spectrum.

  • Jul 13, 2022
  • 3:50 PM

Interview With ​Christopher Carmona (A Latino Book Review Podcast)

The Latino Book Review speaks with Christopher Carmona, author, poet, and interim director of Mexican American Studies at the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley, about his work, superheroes, the bloody history of the Texas Rangers, and more.​

  • Jul 11, 2022
  • 4:34 PM

Fighting Displacement: Machete House and the Park Slope Riot of 1973

What do gentrification and a shootout in Brooklyn’s Park Slope neighborhood in June 1973 have to do with the struggle for Puerto Rican independence?

  • Jun 28, 2022
  • 6:15 PM

After 10 Years of DACA, Uncertainty Is Still the Reality

Even after President Obama first announced the creation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program 10 years ago on June 15, a state of limbo and uncertainty is still a constant for the thousands of recipients who initially thought the program would be the first step on their path to permanency in the […]

  • Jun 15, 2022
  • 10:19 AM

Juan González’s Harvest of Empire

Latino Rebels Radio: June 9, 2022

  • Jun 9, 2022
  • 4:37 PM

Workers Organize at More Tortillerías in Chicago

Workers at Authentico Foods, which produces tortilla chips and tostadas under the El Ranchero brand and tamales and masa under the La Guadalupana brand, began organizing in March after hearing about the efforts of the workers at El Milagro. 

  • Apr 15, 2022
  • 11:31 AM

Long Live Punk

Latino Rebels Radio: March 31, 2022

  • Mar 31, 2022
  • 4:25 PM

Mexico President Brushes Off US Allegations of Russia Spies

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador on Friday brushed off comments by a senior U.S. military official who said there are more Russian spies in Mexico than anywhere else in the world.

  • Mar 25, 2022
  • 3:22 PM

In ‘This Is Not America,’ Residente Interrogates the Story of ‘America’ (OPINION)

Residente’s new music video “This is Not America” builds on and challenges Donald Glover’s (a.k.a. Childish Gambino) 2018 music video “This is America,” and one way it does so is by interrogating why people say “America” when they mean “the United States.”

  • Mar 21, 2022
  • 1:26 PM

Emilio Delgado, Luis on ‘Sesame Street’ for 45 Years, Dies

Emilio Delgado, the actor and singer who for 45 years was a warm and familiar presence in children’s lives and a rare Latino face on American television as fix-it shop owner Luis on “Sesame Street,” died Thursday.

  • Mar 12, 2022
  • 12:20 PM

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