Documentary Captures LAPD’s Violent Crackdown on Historic 1970 Chicano Protest

Documentary Captures LAPD’s Violent Crackdown on Historic 1970 Chicano Protest

NewsTaco August 22, 2016

*The 46th anniversary of the Chicano Moratorium is a week from Friday, on August 29. VL By Andrew S. Vargas, Remezcla (2 minute read) Of all of the massive marches that characterized […]

County to honor Ruben Salazar at Friday ceremony

NewsTaco August 29, 2014

*It’s been 44 years. VL By Wave Staff, Los Angeles Wave EAST LOS ANGELES — County Supervisor Gloria Molina and the Department of Parks and Recreation will hold a special ceremony […]

Remembering the Chicano Moratorium and Ruben Salazar


*Reyes: “By the end of that day, scores of marchers had been arrested and three people were dead. Among them was Ruben Salazar, a pioneering Hispanic journalist … ” VL By […]

Ruben Salazar documentary probes journalist’s life and mysterious death

NewsTaco April 24, 2014

*Film maker Phillip Rodriguez was in San Antonio recently to present his documentary at the annual Cinefestival Guadalupe. I spent the better part of a day with him and interviewed […]

Documentary Examines Suspicious 1970 Death Of LA Times Journalist Ruben Salazar

Mary Mata March 21, 2014

By Maureen Cavanaugh, Patty Lane, Peggy Pico, KPBS In the 1960s, journalist Ruben Salazar was writing about being Latino in America — things that no one else would dare say out loud. And some people […]

‘I Have a Dream’ inspires Chicano Moratorium reflection

Mary Mata August 28, 2013

By Tony Castro, Voxxi The end of August in Los Angeles has historically been a time of sad recollections for Latinos, especially activists who remember a triumphant civil rights march […]

MALDEF Secures Unredacted Records in Rubén Salazar Case

Mary Mata December 7, 2012

PRESS RELEASE Litigation Settlement Prevents Sheriff Baca From Keeping Decades-Old Documents Under Wraps And Subject Only to In-Person Supervised Review LOS ANGELES, CA – On Tuesday, MALDEF settled its lawsuit against […]