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The Literal Whitewashing of Chicago’s Latino Murals

NewsTaco June 22, 2017

*For some this is progress, for others it’s displacement. At a deeper level it’s erasing culture. VL NewsTaco CULTURE THURSDAY By Andrea Penman-Lomeli, Citylab (3.5 minute read)   Iconic images—of […]

Effort to Create American Latino Museum on National Mall Gets Push in Bipartisan Bill

NewsTaco June 16, 2017

10 Books From Latino & LatAm Authors For Your Summer Reading List

NewsTaco June 15, 2017

Someone Created A Cumbia Ringtone To Help Undocumented Immigrants Learn Their Rights

NewsTaco June 8, 2017

*It’s a catchy cumbia with a subversive message about legal rights. VL NewsTaco CULTURE THURSDAY By Araceli Cruz, MiTú (1.5 minute read)  A worker’s union based in Chicago and Indiana […]

This Man Created the ‘Aztec of the City’ Comic to Give Mexican Americans the Superhero They Deserve

NewsTaco June 1, 2017

*This comic book artist is trying to raise money to take the characters he created in 1993 to the next level and a larger audience. VL NewsTaco CULTURE THURSDAY By […]

Let White People Appropriate Mexican Food—Mexicans Do It to Ourselves All the Time

NewsTaco May 25, 2017

*A couple of White women traveled to Mexico and brought back tortilla recipes that they got from Mexican women in markets and restaurants. They started selling the tortillas from their […]

¡Feliz Aniversario! The Smithsonian Latino Center Enters its Third Decade

NewsTaco May 18, 2017

*Twenty years ago the Smithsonian Latino Center was an act of courage. Today it’s a necessity. It’s a pillar of national Latino storytelling. There are plans for a permanent home […]