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Marisol Escobar for Time Magazine, 1957.
Marisol Escobar is a Paris born sculptor of Venezuelan descent. Although her unique vision doesn’t place her in a specific artistic style or school, she is a figure of the 1960s pop art culture, working along artists like Andy Warhol. Escobar’s work often reflects the human condition and personal memories, using wood materials as her preferred medium.
Escobar’s pieces can now be found at the New York’s “Met” Museum.

 Self–Portrait Looking at The Last Supper, 1982–84.
Escobar, now 84, continues working and lives in the TriBeCa district of New York City.

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Marisol Escobar for Time Magazine, 1957.

Marisol Escobar is a Paris born sculptor of Venezuelan descent. Although her unique vision doesn’t place her in a specific artistic style or school, she is a figure of the 1960s pop art culture, working along artists like Andy Warhol. Escobar’s work often reflects the human condition and personal memories, using wood materials as her preferred medium.

Escobar’s pieces can now be found at the New York’s “Met” Museum.

 Self–Portrait Looking at The Last Supper, 1982–84.

Escobar, now 84, continues working and lives in the TriBeCa district of New York City.

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Meet politician Lucy Flores, Democratic member of the Nevada Assembly. Flores is currently running for lieutenant governor of Nevada and is not your typical politician. This amazing lady has worked her way from being an inmate and high school dropout, to a lawyer and state legislator, all of this by the age of 31. Flores strongly believes in women’s reproductive rights, speaking openly about having an abortion in her youth because she was not ready to be a mother. Flores has been targeted by pro-life groups and has received multiple threats for admitting an abortion, but this hasn’t stopped the politician’s continuous pro-choice efforts.
You can learn more about Flores’ political positions, which include a comprehensive immigration reform and support for education, here. 
*picture courtesy of PODER PAC, an organization dedicated to “provide Latina candidates with resources to help them launch winning campaigns”.

reclaimingthelatinatag:

Meet politician Lucy Flores, Democratic member of the Nevada Assembly. Flores is currently running for lieutenant governor of Nevada and is not your typical politician. This amazing lady has worked her way from being an inmate and high school dropout, to a lawyer and state legislator, all of this by the age of 31. Flores strongly believes in women’s reproductive rights, speaking openly about having an abortion in her youth because she was not ready to be a mother. Flores has been targeted by pro-life groups and has received multiple threats for admitting an abortion, but this hasn’t stopped the politician’s continuous pro-choice efforts.

You can learn more about Flores’ political positions, which include a comprehensive immigration reform and support for education, here

*picture courtesy of PODER PAC, an organization dedicated to “provide Latina candidates with resources to help them launch winning campaigns”.

sadderdays:

If Latinos Said The Stuff White People Say

This video had me at “Estás en California, wey. Aprende a hablar español. CABRÓN”. The rest is pretty legit too. My sides hurt.

(Fuente: dodgersofficial)

When I was in high school a “friend” told me I should stop wearing my hair up because it made my face look fat. I’ve been avoiding ponytails ever since, but tonight it’s hot and I’m wearing my hair up so fuck it. Here’s to letting go of the haters.

When I was in high school a “friend” told me I should stop wearing my hair up because it made my face look fat. I’ve been avoiding ponytails ever since, but tonight it’s hot and I’m wearing my hair up so fuck it. Here’s to letting go of the haters.

I just booked a flight to Chiapas

I spent all of my money on it and leave on Tuesday. I wasn’t particularly good at chronicling (or even talking about…) my Costa Rica trip, mainly because of crap internet access and responsibilities driving me absolutely MAD. Anyway, I’m done. I don’t want to waste the rest of my summer researching and babysitting. I don’t have much money for Chiapas but I’m going with someone who’s picking up most of my expenses so why not. I’m 26, I’m broke, I continually want something who’ve I’ve never shared a time zone with, I wrote an academic paper on a “Cholo” trend in Japan last semester against a lot of advice from peers and professors, I’ve spent about 3 years scared for my life, but this is the first summer where I’ve picked up on my own and I don’t regret a damn thing right now. 

Expect pictures. 

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The ladies of La Cruz Blanca, a volunteer group of nurses founded in 1913 during the Mexican Revolution. La Cruz Blanca offered medical assistance to all soldiers despite of their political association, often risking their lives by crossing into American territory to aid the wounded.
La Cruz Blanca was founded by Leonor Villegas de Magnón, a political activist, teacher, and journalist. 

(above picture of Magnón courtesy of NPS)
Aside from forming La Cruz Blaca, Magnón wrote articles in the newspaper La crónica in support of the Mexican Revolution. She also wrote La rebelde (The Lady Rebel), an autobiography that chronicles the events of the Mexican Revolution while she served for La Cruz Blanca. 
Magnón’s efforts during the Mexican Revolution finally earned her five medals, making an official hero of the Revolution.
The picture of the ladies of La Cruz Blanca is courtesy of the University of Houston’s Special Online Collection, where more information can be found on Magnón, including the Spanish and English manuscript of La rebelde.

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The ladies of La Cruz Blanca, a volunteer group of nurses founded in 1913 during the Mexican Revolution. La Cruz Blanca offered medical assistance to all soldiers despite of their political association, often risking their lives by crossing into American territory to aid the wounded.

La Cruz Blanca was founded by Leonor Villegas de Magnón, a political activist, teacher, and journalist.

(above picture of Magnón courtesy of NPS)

Aside from forming La Cruz Blaca, Magnón wrote articles in the newspaper La crónica in support of the Mexican Revolution. She also wrote La rebelde (The Lady Rebel), an autobiography that chronicles the events of the Mexican Revolution while she served for La Cruz Blanca

Magnón’s efforts during the Mexican Revolution finally earned her five medals, making an official hero of the Revolution.

The picture of the ladies of La Cruz Blanca is courtesy of the University of Houston’s Special Online Collection, where more information can be found on Magnón, including the Spanish and English manuscript of La rebelde.

sinidentidades:

Mass migrant graves unearthed in Texas
Mass graves have been unearthed in a south Texas cemetery, most probably containing the bodies of undocumented immigrants who died crossing into the US, reports say.
The documents published on Saturday highlight the discovery at Sacred Heart Burial Park in Falfurrias which come as part of a multi-year effort to identify immigrants who have died near the US-Mexico border.
The remote area is often deadly for immigrants from Mexico and Central America who set out on foot amid sweltering temperatures to avoid the nearby US Border Patrol checkpoint.
Anthropologists Lori Baker and Krista Latham and their students exhumed remains stuffed inside trash bags, shopping bags and body bags, according to the Corpus Christi Caller Times.
In one burial, bones of three bodies were inside one body bag. In another, at least five people in body bags and smaller plastic bags were piled on top of each other.
Skulls also were found in biohazard bags placed between coffins.
Latham, a forensic anthropologist at the University of Indianapolis, called the discovery appalling.
Bodies that were not already skeletonized before burial were found in varying states of decomposition, Baker said. 
"To me it’s just as shocking as the mass grave that you would picture in your head, and it’s just as disrespectful," Latham told the Caller Times.
They exhumed 110 unidentified people from the cemetery in 2013.
This summer, researchers have performed 52 exhumations, but because some remains were stored together, further study will be needed to determine exactly how many bodies have actually been recovered, Baker said.
Researchers have said that some remains were found under small, temporary grave markers bearing the name of local funeral home Funeraria del Angel Howard-Williams.
County officials said they pay the funeral home to handle bodies recovered in remote parts of South Texas.
More than 300 people died crossing through Brooks County alone between 2011 and 2013 - representing more than 50 percent of the deaths in Texas’ sprawling Rio Grande Valley.

sinidentidades:

Mass migrant graves unearthed in Texas

Mass graves have been unearthed in a south Texas cemetery, most probably containing the bodies of undocumented immigrants who died crossing into the US, reports say.

The documents published on Saturday highlight the discovery at Sacred Heart Burial Park in Falfurrias which come as part of a multi-year effort to identify immigrants who have died near the US-Mexico border.

The remote area is often deadly for immigrants from Mexico and Central America who set out on foot amid sweltering temperatures to avoid the nearby US Border Patrol checkpoint.

Anthropologists Lori Baker and Krista Latham and their students exhumed remains stuffed inside trash bags, shopping bags and body bags, according to the Corpus Christi Caller Times.

In one burial, bones of three bodies were inside one body bag. In another, at least five people in body bags and smaller plastic bags were piled on top of each other.

Skulls also were found in biohazard bags placed between coffins.

Latham, a forensic anthropologist at the University of Indianapolis, called the discovery appalling.

Bodies that were not already skeletonized before burial were found in varying states of decomposition, Baker said. 

"To me it’s just as shocking as the mass grave that you would picture in your head, and it’s just as disrespectful," Latham told the Caller Times.

They exhumed 110 unidentified people from the cemetery in 2013.

This summer, researchers have performed 52 exhumations, but because some remains were stored together, further study will be needed to determine exactly how many bodies have actually been recovered, Baker said.

Researchers have said that some remains were found under small, temporary grave markers bearing the name of local funeral home Funeraria del Angel Howard-Williams.

County officials said they pay the funeral home to handle bodies recovered in remote parts of South Texas.

More than 300 people died crossing through Brooks County alone between 2011 and 2013 - representing more than 50 percent of the deaths in Texas’ sprawling Rio Grande Valley.

"Have you ever looked at your body without the lens of your colonized mind?"

— Key Ballah, Unlearn (via keywrites)

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cognitivedissonance:

You stay classy, CNN.

Because undocumented immigrants aren’t real people but instead polls. I have a fun poll for you, CNN: Is this channel a passively racist “news” source for people who take polls about immigration without having the first clue about immigration? Answer with YESYOUARE or YESYOUARE

cognitivedissonance:

You stay classy, CNN.

Because undocumented immigrants aren’t real people but instead polls. I have a fun poll for you, CNN: Is this channel a passively racist “news” source for people who take polls about immigration without having the first clue about immigration? Answer with YESYOUARE or YESYOUARE

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We’re getting so many beautiful selfies!

reclaimingthelatinatag:

Keep sending your pictures, Latinas! Also reblog this to get the word out! BOMB THE LATINA TAG.

If you’re not following Reclaiming The Latina Tag this is the time to mend this error. Bonus: We’re doing a Bomb The Latina Tag special right now so you’ll get to see a bunch of awesome selfies <3

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A giant picture of your humble main mod here to kick off Bomb The Latina Tag! My name is Xochilt and I’m a first generation Chicana. I’m currently studying a Masters in Hispanic literature at the University of Arizona. I’m also a TA that teaches ALL THE SPANISH.

Over from RTLT. We&#8217;re doing a Bomb The Latina Tag special!

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A giant picture of your humble main mod here to kick off Bomb The Latina Tag! My name is Xochilt and I’m a first generation Chicana. I’m currently studying a Masters in Hispanic literature at the University of Arizona. I’m also a TA that teaches ALL THE SPANISH.

Over from RTLT. We’re doing a Bomb The Latina Tag special!

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Girl In A Coma is indie rock band from San Antonio, Texas. The band is made up by Mexican-American members Nina and Phanie Diaz (who are sisters), and friend, Jenn Alva. These ladies are known for including Mestiza feminist theory in their music, along with speaking out against social issues affecting the LGBTQ and Latino community. To this date Girl In A Coma has toured with musicians like Morrissey, Frank Black, The Pogues, Tegan and Sara, and Social Distortion, to name a few. They’ve also been recognized with awards and nominations by the Independent Music Awards, NPR, and Esquire Magazine.
Check out Girl In A Coma rocking out with their catchy cover of “Walking After Midnight”.

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Girl In A Coma is indie rock band from San Antonio, Texas. The band is made up by Mexican-American members Nina and Phanie Diaz (who are sisters), and friend, Jenn Alva. These ladies are known for including Mestiza feminist theory in their music, along with speaking out against social issues affecting the LGBTQ and Latino community. To this date Girl In A Coma has toured with musicians like Morrissey, Frank Black, The Pogues, Tegan and Sara, and Social Distortion, to name a few. They’ve also been recognized with awards and nominations by the Independent Music Awards, NPR, and Esquire Magazine.

Check out Girl In A Coma rocking out with their catchy cover of “Walking After Midnight”.

chanclazo:

thinkmexican:

Mexico’s Political Cartoonists Question Citizens’ Priorities During the World Cup, Legislator Intentions

Mexico’s best political cartoonists have been working extra hard recently to get people to pay attention to an energy reform bill currently being debated in the Senate. The bill would open Pemex (Mexico’s state-owned oil company) up to private investment, risking, many say, one of the government’s largest sources of income.

With so much at play, it’s not a coincidence that PRI and PAN legislators didn’t take any chances and scheduled debate of this bill to coincide with Mexico’s World Cup games. A cynical move if there ever was one. Analysts say the Peña Nieto administration and members of the PAN have agreed to a mutually beneficial pact that would allow high-ranking members of their parties to profit financially from this bill.

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The question is, then, if Mexicanxs weren’t watching the World Cup, how would the end result be different when all the mechanisms of state power are controlled by the same oligarchy that stands to benefit the most from these saqueos?

I would wager the reason there is no significant outcry and mass manifestation on the issue of PEMEX is that because no one sees the oil wealth or the billions of earnings outside of, maybe, gas subsidies which seem to be disappearing week after week. These kinds of cartoons always smack of elitism and blaming the populace for being distracted is a sure-fire way to make ourselves feel better for being equally ineffective. 

And BOOM. If you’re not following chanclazo you need to get your act together and follow NOW.

(vía afroxander)

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Early career picture of Martina Arroyo (1937 - ), operatic soprano of Puerto Rican descent. Arroyo is part of the first generation of black opera singers to achieve wide success, making her a key figure in the breakdown of racial barriers and prejudices in the opera world.

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Early career picture of Martina Arroyo (1937 - ), operatic soprano of Puerto Rican descent. Arroyo is part of the first generation of black opera singers to achieve wide success, making her a key figure in the breakdown of racial barriers and prejudices in the opera world.

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Link leading to the profiles of the Latina women currently working for NASA. The profiles showcase our hermanas in positions ranging from Engineers, Scientists, Lawyers, and Business Administrators, to name a few.

(vía reclaimingthelatinatag)