More Mexicans Are Migrating to the U.S. After a Decade-Long Drop

The death of at least 53 migrants in Texas, more than half of whom were from Mexico, is testing U.S. efforts to enlist Mexico in deterring migration.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #labor-and-jobs, #mexican-americans, #mexico, #politics-and-government, #san-antonio-tex, #texas, #united-states, #veracruz-mexico

Mariachis Ride Into Uvalde With Songs of Heartache and Hope

With trumpets, strings and serenades, their music traces the arc of life. It often accompanies moments of jubilation, but it can also speak to a community’s profound sorrow.

#funerals-and-memorials, #mexican-americans, #music, #san-antonio-tex, #uvalde-tex

A Judy Baca Moment: ‘My Work Has Been Good for a Long Time’

Hailed for her rich depictions of California history and social struggle, the Chicana artist says the attention, after decades of being overlooked, surprises her.

#art, #baca-judith-f, #california, #content-type-personal-profile, #getty-center, #los-angeles-calif, #los-angeles-museum-of-contemporary-art, #lucas-museum-of-narrative-art, #mellon-foundation, #mexican-americans, #murals

The Story of Cinco de Mayo in Dance

Calpulli Mexican Dance Company is using the holiday to share the culture of the Puebla region with New York audiences this weekend.

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In a Georgia Mill Town, Soccer Presents a New Opportunity

Dalton, Ga., has not always welcomed the Mexican immigrants who came to work in its carpet mills. But the community is united behind its powerhouse high school soccer teams.

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In the Shadow of the Border Wall, a Catholic Kitchen Provides Hope and a Hot Meal

La Tilma, a restaurant run by Sacred Heart Catholic Church in El Paso, nourishes the lives of many Mexican immigrants in poverty.

#easter-and-holy-week, #el-paso-tex, #immigration-and-emigration, #la-tilma-el-paso-tex-restaurant, #mexican-americans, #restaurants, #roman-catholic-church

How Hispanics Became Swing Voters

Republicans see an opportunity. Democrats have a lot of work to do.  

#border-barriers, #bush-george-w, #central-america, #democratic-party, #hispanic-americans, #immigration-and-emigration, #mexican-americans, #obama-barack, #race-and-ethnicity, #republican-party, #tea-party-movement, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Vicente Fernández Knew His Way Around Your Broken Heart

First breakups. Final goodbyes. For generations, Mr. Fernández, who died on Sunday, provided a soundtrack for moments of anguish and heartache, and a pathway to healing.

#dating-and-relationships, #fernandez-vicente, #love-emotion, #mexican-americans, #mexico, #university-of-texas-at-san-antonio

Why Pan de Muerto Is Central to Día de los Muertos Celebrations

The sweet Mexican bread is put on altars to honor, remember and feed dead family members crossing over on Día de los Muertos.

#bakeries-and-baked-products, #bread, #day-of-the-dead, #dia-de-los-muertos, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #mexican-americans, #pan-de-muerto

San Antonio’s Challenge: Balancing Growth With Heritage

A number of large-scale projects will expand the city’s downtown, but community advocates are worried about preserving the area’s Mexican American culture.

#affordable-housing, #area-planning-and-renewal, #esperanza-peace-and-justice-center, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #mexican-americans, #real-estate-commercial, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #san-antonio-tex, #university-of-texas-at-san-antonio

Residents of Del Rio Feel the Impact of the Migrant Crisis

The influx of thousands of migrants has led to squalor under a bridge, and a dispirited town beyond it.

#border-barriers, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #haiti, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #laughlin-air-force-base-del-rio-tex, #mexican-americans, #rio-grande-river, #texas

Yolanda López, Artist Who Celebrated Working-Class Women, Dies at 78

She was celebrated for recasting the Virgin of Guadalupe in her own image as a feminist superhero — a young, strong, brown woman in running shoes.

#art, #deaths-obituaries, #lopez-yolanda-1942-2021, #mexican-americans, #museum-of-contemporary-art-san-diego, #portrait-of-the-artist-as-the-virgin-of-guadalupe

Willy Chavarria Is the Most Potent Latino Voice in American Fashion

With a creative director’s job at Calvin Klein and his own label, Willy Chavarria is a force for change in an industry that desperately needs it.

#calvin-klein-inc, #chavarria-willy, #content-type-personal-profile, #fashion-and-apparel, #mexican-americans, #new-york-fashion-week, #race-and-ethnicity, #yeezy-fashion-label, #your-feed-fashion

The Sisters Behind Veracruz All Natural’s Breakfast Tacos in Austin

From a single food truck to its coming expansion to Los Angeles, Veracruz All Natural has won a huge following. Yet its owners are still striving to attract more Hispanic diners.

#austin-tex, #chefs, #content-type-personal-profile, #food-trucks-and-vendors, #mexican-food-cuisine, #mexican-americans, #restaurants, #tacos, #vazquez-maritza-1979, #vazquez-reyna-chef, #veracruz-all-natural-llc

Student Is Denied High School Diploma for Wearing Mexican Flag

Ever Lopez said he wanted to represent his Mexican roots as he graduated from high school in Asheboro, N.C. The school said the flag violated the ceremony’s dress code.

#asheboro-n-c, #dress-codes, #education-k-12, #flags-emblems-and-insignia, #mexican-americans, #north-carolina, #tiktok-bytedance

‘Anything for Selena’ Examines a Singer’s Legacy and Latino Identity

While the podcast is a biography of the Tejano star, it also weaves in the personal story of the host and examines why the singer has had a lasting effect on culture.

#anything-for-selena-radio-program, #content-type-personal-profile, #garcia-maria-podcast-host, #hispanic-americans, #latin-music, #mexican-americans, #mexico, #podcasts, #quintanilla-perez-selena-1971-95, #texas, #wbur

Cheech Marin’s Chicano Art Museum Is to Open This Fall

The new center, in Riverside, Calif., will be dedicated exclusively to showcasing Mexican-American art and culture.

#art, #california, #city-councils, #libraries-and-librarians, #marin-cheech, #mexican-americans, #museums, #restoration-and-renovation, #riverside-calif

Lawmakers Push for ‘Selena’ to Be Added to National Film Registry

Lawmakers and experts hope that by adding the film to the National Film Registry, more doors could open for Latinos in movies and television.

#astrodome-houston-tex, #castro-joaquin-1974, #hispanic-americans, #latin-music, #mexican-americans, #movies, #music, #nava-gregory, #quintanilla-perez-selena-1971-95, #texas

‘Selena: The Series’ on Netflix: Dreaming of Her

A new Netflix series depicts the pop star from baby crooner to international idol, “sprinkled with a little bit of glitter,” her sister said.

#content-type-personal-profile, #latin-music, #mexican-americans, #mexico, #netflix-inc, #pop-and-rock-music, #quintanilla-perez-selena-1971-95, #quintanilla-suzette, #selena-the-series-tv-program, #serratos-christian-1990, #television

Latinos, Long Dismissed in Hollywood, Push to Make Voices Heard

To many Latinos in Hollywood, every gain seems to be followed by a setback. The writer Tanya Saracho and others involved in the Untitled Latinx Project want to change that.

#calderon-kellett-gloria, #leonard-franklin, #mexican-americans, #minorities, #movies, #one-day-at-a-time-tv-program, #saracho-tanya, #television, #vida-tv-program

Inspiration From South of the Border Moves Center Stage in Houston

A new building at the Museum of Fine Arts showcases works by Latin American and Latino artists, many of whom are rarely shown in the United States.

#art, #garaicoa-carlos, #gramcko-elsa, #hispanic-americans, #houston-tex, #margolles-teresa, #mesa-bains-amalia, #mexican-americans, #museum-of-fine-arts-houston, #museums, #ontiveros-camilo, #ramirez-mari-carmen, #sanin-fanny

How Democrats Missed Trump’s Appeal to Latino Voters

The election was a referendum on Trump’s America, but plenty of Latino voters liked it just fine.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #cuban-americans, #democratic-party, #hispanic-americans, #mexican-americans, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #voting-and-voters

How Latinos Could Redefine the G.O.P. in Texas

Republican leaders are looking expectantly to the ethnically, racially and geographically diverse population that could shape the state’s conservatism for the future.

#conservatism-us-politics, #elections, #hispanic-americans, #mexican-americans, #minorities, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #texas, #united-states-politics-and-government

The Original Nachos Were Crunchy, Cheesy and Truly Mexican

Ballpark and Tex-Mex nachos are both ubiquitous in the United States. But the original version is deeply rooted in the borderlands and Mexican home cooking.

#anaya-ignacio, #cheese, #coahuila-mexico, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #food, #liberto-frank, #medrano-adan, #mexican-americans, #nachos, #restaurants, #stadiums-and-arenas, #tortillas

The Field: Energizing the Latino Vote in Arizona

Could a strong Hispanic turnout flip the traditionally Republican state for the Democrats?

#arizona, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #hispanic-americans, #medina-jennifer, #mexican-americans, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

The Macho Appeal of Donald Trump

Though a majority of Latino voters favor Democrats, Hispanic men are a small but enduring part of Trump’s base. Those supporters see him as forceful, unapologetic and a symbol of economic success.

#arizona, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #hispanic-americans, #men-and-boys, #mexican-americans, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #trump-eric-f-1984, #united-states, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

Mario J. Aranda, Advocate for Immigrant Rights, Dies at 79

A Mormon, he spent decades as an advocate for Latinos in Chicago before making a break with his old life. He died of Covid-19.

#aranda-mario-j-1941-2020, #bilingual-education, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #mexican-americans, #mormons-church-of-jesus-christ-of-latter-day-saints, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships

Overlooked No More: Jovita Idár, Who Promoted Rights of Mexican-Americans and Women

As a teacher, writer, editor and activist, Idár preserved Mexican culture in South Texas and encouraged women to pursue an education and push for equal rights.

#2020-suffrage, #biographical-information, #idar-jovita-1885-1946, #laredo-tex, #mexican-americans, #race-and-ethnicity, #womens-rights

Rudolfo Anaya, a Father of Chicano Literature, Dies at 82

His coming-of-age novel “Bless Me, Ultima” reframed the way many in New Mexico viewed their own history, even as school districts tried to ban it.

#anaya-rudolfo, #bless-me-ultima-book, #books-and-literature, #censorship, #deaths-obituaries, #mexican-americans, #writing-and-writers

The True Story of the Texas Rangers

Doug J. Swanson’s “Cult of Glory: The Bold and Brutal History of the Texas Rangers” recounts tales of lynchings, massacres and ruthless white supremacy.

#books-and-literature, #cult-of-glory-the-bold-and-brutal-history-of-the-texas-rangers-book, #hamer-frank-1884-1955, #lynching, #mexican-americans, #native-americans, #swanson-doug-j, #texas, #texas-rangers