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Historic Lincoln Center to house MACI

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – The Lincoln Center in South Central El Paso is officially the site for the Mexican American Cultural Institute’s (MACI) national headquarters. The organization signed the lease for the building located at 4001 Durazno Avenue, Thursday morning in cooperation with the Texas Department of Transportation.
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Increased daily exercise for 10 minutes could prevent more than 100K deaths a year: study

An increase in daily physical activity of 10 minutes could help to save more than 100,000 lives, researchers say. In a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine (JAMA Network), a team from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Cancer Institute and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) used activity monitor data to estimate the public health impact of small increases in physical activity across the U.S. adult population.
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The 10 Best Redbone Songs of All-Time

Jimi Hendrix described Lolly Vegas as the best guitarist he had ever heard. In fact, he suggested that the two brothers, Lolly Vegas and Pat, should create a band. Jimi Hendrix’s suggestion resulted in the birth of Redbone. Redbone was a unique and innovative American band that featured Native Americans and Mexican Americans. The heritage of the band’s members played a role in the influence of their stage costumes, songs, and album art. The band became hitmakers in the early seventies with their singles, “The Witch Queen Of New Orleans,” “Wovoka,” “We Were All Wounded At Wounded Knee,” and “Maggie.” The band’s first album, Redbone, was released in 1970, followed by Potlatch. The band’s hit single “Come And Get Your Love” was featured in the Marvel Studios film “Guardians of the Galaxy” and was also the intro theme song for the cartoon series “F is for Family.” In the early 70s, the band showed incredible consistency, releasing an album every year from 1970 to 1974, which catapulted them to widespread recognition. Over the years, the band has shown lots of creativity and resilience, attaining massive success in their musical career. This article will list the ten best Redbone songs of all time.

The Short-Lived Texas-Mexican Presbytery Pt. 1

Exploring the roots of the Presbyterian Church in the United States’ Texas-Mexican Presbytery (1908-1960) reveals the fatal errors that resulted in a fractured judicatory throughout the course of its history. In the first blog of this two-part series, we’ll follow the timeline of events outlined by R. Douglas Brackenridge and Francisco O. García-Treto in Iglesia Presbiteriana – A History of Presbyterians and Mexican Americans in the Southwest, and discover the guiding principle of paternalism dictating the work, opportunities, and goals that church leadership established for Mexican congregants and ministers.

The ‘Eat the Mouth That Feeds You’ Mixtape

To borrow from our millennial friends, it is very on brand for the Tropics of Meta crew—composed mainly of Gen X Nirvana-loving kids who eat hot Cheetos and drink cold beer—to drop new books as the global pandemic unravels and reveals capitalism’s inability to care for the most vulnerable. Three books, three years into the global pandemic and zero in-person book events. Despite having to watch the world crumble around us, we’re thankful for all the support that our books have received. Most recently, Carribean’s debut short story collection Eat the Mouth That Feeds You made the shortlist for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Short Story Collection. To celebrate, we asked Carribean to compose a playlist for her short story collection. So here it, links to songs, with brief narrative.

‘Race in America’ lecture series addresses health, racial homogeneity among Mexicans in America

STARKVILLE, Miss.— Mississippi State University’s interdisciplinary lecture series—Race in America—spotlights the health disparities between native and foreign-born Mexicans of distinct racial backgrounds in a Feb. 7 campus event. Presented by Guadalupe Marquez-Velarde, an assistant professor of sociology at Utah State University, “Challenging the Myth of Racial...

Little Village Arch expected to get landmark status Wednesday

The iconic Little Village arch that welcomes visitors to the bustling 26th Street shopping district and acts as an important symbol for Chicago’s Mexican immigrant community stands on the cusp of landmark status following a vote by aldermen Tuesday. The City Council Zoning Committee approved the landmark designation, setting it for approval by the full council Wednesday. Local Ald. George ...

Eva Longoria Bastón’s doc looks at Chávez, De La Hoya fight

When Oscar De La Hoya asked his longtime friend Eva Longoria Bastón if she would consider making a documentary to celebrate the 25th anniversary of his 1996 fight against Julio César Chávez, her first answer was no. But then she thought about a different way of approaching it. The result, “La Guerra Civil,” is an examination of the cultural divide the fight illuminated for many Mexican Americans. The documentary premiered Thursday night at the Sundance Film Festival. It is, what she lovingly calls, “boxing adjacent,” including interviews with Chávez, De La Hoya and his Mexican trainer at the time, Jesus Rivero, but also with academics and onlookers.