The Chicano Moratorium was a flashpoint in Chicano and Mexican American history. In this video, we breakdown the events of 1970 and the killing of journalist...
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How much do you know about WW2? In our first installment of 2 Minute History, we explore the story of the 201st Squadron, also known as the “Aztec Eagles,” a...
In many ways, the border of the United States and Mexico is its own country.
The Mexicans did not fight Nazi Germany or Italian fascism, but Japanese imperialism in Luzon and Formosa.
Some of the best players of the Negro League left their baseball cleats printed in Mexico’s history.
The Mexican flag has undergone numerous changes over the years.
The success and popularity of baseball in Latin America helped open the door for Afro-Latinos.
Emiliano Zapata was an outlaw, an activist, and a celebrity all in one.
The Battle of Saipan, in which Guy Gabaldon fought, has been called the D-Day of the Eastern Front for its strategic importance.
Francisco "Pancho Villa" may have had other intentions than just burglarizing a quiet town.
In Vietnam, Chicanos died at twice the rate of their counterparts.
America's Favorite Pastime is more complicated than often remembered.
Día de los Muertos is the culmination of different practices, beliefs, and cultures.
It doesn’t matter how much scholars want to establish a line of continuity between the pre-Hispanic gods of death, Posada’s Catrina, and the Santa Muerte. The...
The Taíno influence can be felt in dishes like the Puerto Rican pastel—a culinary cousin of the Mexican tamale—and even in the legendary dish of mofongo...
The Spanish general not only helped build the Chapultepec castle, but was rumored to be helping Mexico plan its independence.
The only real castle of the Americas is also the place where two cultures crossed swords in September 1847.
The first handshake took place in Texas. The second one took place in Mexico.
"Santa" has taken on different meanings over the centuries and across borders.
Like many traditions in Mexico, Christmas is beautiful, complex, and deeply rooted. But its biggest threat might be political correctness.
In the following video produced by Charley Trujillo and Niall Manning, in partnership with The Daily Chela, professor Arturo Villarreal explores the history of...
The legacy of the Chicano Moratorium serves as a painful and powerful reminder of how far we have come, and how far we still have to progress.
There's a reason Mexican American street gangs transcend economic class, geography, and even centuries.
Contrary to portrayal, Chicanos and Mexicans have been some of the biggest defenders of U.S. freedoms.
Antonio López de Santa Anna was far from a perfect person, but he lived an interesting life.
Today we remember one of the most influential Civil Rights leaders of all time, Martin Luther King Jr. Below is a video of Martin Luther King Jr’s full...