Category chicano movement

Poem: To The Primo I Never Knew

To the primo I never knew To live and die by the gun The calling of the streets Crawling under the rug The subway rats creeping in the fog Catch you slipping like a deep sleep Fingers on the trigger light up the streets For a moment reality creeps in A fight breaks out from […]

POEM: LOS OCHO AÑOS

The piñata El pastel La música Mis amigos Oh what memories flow from within To think of this day like no other Old I become, but this memory will live on How el pastel de chocolate mixed with ice cream I can still taste There in the corner as they sang Feliz cumpleaños To feel […]

POEM: La Frontera (the border)

My mind wonders to a bleak time in my past Like a fog my thoughts clear My hand, his hand, my brother I follow Surround by a mad river, I see the new world a mist My madre, my sister a baby in her arms Our freedom, our desire, not knowing if it will last We […]

BOOK REVIEW: Always Running: La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A.

Author: Luis J. Rodriguez ISBN-13: 9780743276917 Publisher: Touchstone Publication date: 9/6/2005 Pages: 288 Source: I received a free copy of this book as compensation for review from Simon and Schuster Publishing, Touchstone Books ABOUT THE BOOK: The award-winning and bestselling classic memoir about a young Chicano gang member surviving the dangerous streets of East Los Angeles, now featuring a new introduction […]