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Latino Art and its importance in the local/national dialogue

Latino Art and its importance in the local/national dialogue

.   By Armando Vazquez, M.Ed. Latinos were the flavor of the month, on and off, throughout the 1980’s for many disingenuous politicians and the news media in America. Television and news publications became enamored (delusional) with what appeared to a sure fire upward trajectory of Latino political influence. So while the Latino masses watched […]

ICYMI: Santa Clarita Valley Signal: Steve Knight’s Use of Alternative Medicaid Facts

ICYMI: Santa Clarita Valley Signal: Steve Knight’s Use of Alternative Medicaid Facts

Bryan Caforio Op-Ed Calls Out Knight for Trumpcare’s Devastating Cuts to Medicaid Santa Clarita, Calif. – After voting for Trumpcare in May, Congressman Steve Knight continues to claim that nobody on Medi-Cal, California’s Medicaid program, will lose their health care, despite the more than $800 billion in cuts to the program. As the Senate drafts […]

From Oxnard to Houston: For Mexicans, Justice Strangled by Police Terror

From Oxnard to Houston: For Mexicans, Justice Strangled by Police Terror

by Colectivo Todo Poder al Pueblo When police commit cold-blooded murder, they’re not treated like criminals — but their victims, like John Hernandez & Robert Ramirez, are criminalized and slandered. John Hernandez of Houston, Texas, will be remembered more for his death than his life. On the floor, with a police officer’s husband on top of […]

Who Needs to Go Back Harper’s Ferry — The New Civil War

Who Needs to Go Back Harper’s Ferry — The New Civil War

    By Naomi Fisher We have a Civil War going on in our country right now. The stupid Republicans hate the Democrats and want to undo anything they have done. The stupid Democrats hate the Republicans and anything they are trying to get done. Worse yet, both the stupid Republicans and Democrats are at […]

The Latino Art & Cultural Center of Oxnard

The Latino Art & Cultural Center of Oxnard

.   By Armando Vazquez, M.Ed. The dream of a Latino Arts and Cultural Center in California began for me in 1973, when a groups of us Chicano college students at California State University Northridge, founded El Jardin de Flor y Canto, an arts and cultural center in the barrio of Pacoima. So began the […]

Reflections on Inauguration Day and the March

Reflections on Inauguration Day and the March

    By Naomi Fisher President Trump’s speech gave me so much hope. Those were the words with which he started his campaign, i.e. Bring the Nation back to the people. Make it our country. Make us proud of it again. Give us work. Stop sending jobs overseas and leaving our people jobless and hungry. […]

Residents hold the KEYS to Transform Oxnard into a Premier Art City of California

Residents hold the KEYS to Transform Oxnard into a Premier Art City of California

    By Armando Vazquez, M.Ed.                                    Oxnard is poised to be one of the most innovative, creative and active art cities of California. All we need is to create the critical mass needed to move the community to […]

Oxnard’s Vacant RDA Properties Must be Sold — Turn them into Cultural Centers 

Oxnard’s Vacant RDA Properties Must be Sold — Turn them into Cultural Centers 

. . By Armando Vazquez                                                               The city of Oxnard’s Successor Agency, that was hastily patched together sometime after 2012 by city officials, is the […]

An Immigrant’s Birthday Reflection

An Immigrant’s Birthday Reflection

. . By Armando Vazquez I was born 65 years ago on a coarse palm frown woven tapete, to two dirt poor indigenous subsistence farmers. My abueltias, both matriarchs and curanderas of the small tribal village of Ahualulco; who performed the sacred task of mid-wives for most of the women in the impoverished village, delivered […]

Doing the Zombie Dance In Oxnard

Doing the Zombie Dance In Oxnard

  . By Armando Vazquez In the stunning defeat of civilized democracy in this nation, the toxic fallout and pain is so expansive that it defies comprehension. In the past couple of days all of the folks that I love and know are walking around in apocalyptic shock not knowing what to do next:  y […]

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