Some of the best Chicano films are the least known.
Category - Arts
A few may come close, but there will never be another one quite like him.
Latinos are NOT monolithic. Yet for months, “In The Heights” was shoved down everybody’s throat as the answer to every perceived problem with Latinos in film...
Zach De La Rocha is rarely mentioned with other influential MCs of his era. But he should be.
What do Chicanos, coffee, and the hip hop artist LMNO have in common? The answer is Carlos Aguilar's latest innovative product.
All these years later, and Blood In Blood Out still remains a cult classic.
Edward James Olmos and Lou Diamond Phillips will be in attendance.
Kozmik Force is leading a new generation of politically active Chicano hip hop artists against injustice.
Chicano Park and Barrio Logan have become the creative and artistic epicenter of San Diego.
Conejo's ability to consistently churn out high quality hip hop albums is a feat that few emcees can match.
The event marks the 51st annual celebration.
Beach Goons are merely the latest in a long line of bands to come out of Barrio Logan.
Despite his struggles, DMX went on an unprecedented five-album run that completely shifted the rap music landscape.
With the release of their latest EP, Kozmik Force is proving to be a rare act in hip hop’s crowded underground scene.
“Bless Me, Ultima” addresses the big philosophical questions of life.
We will never see anything like the sixties again no matter how badly people want it.
"I'm No Longer Here" tells the story of a young local gang leader who is forced to migrate to New York City after a rival gang threatens him and his family.
A unique, bold reenactment of real life events.
From identity to inequality to race relations, we have something for everyone.
Although the shows are similar, they touch on an important subject.
It's official. Juan Gabriel is one of the greatest breakup songwriters of all time.
Border cities have historically been sites of innovation, the exchange of ideas, and artistic movements.
30 years ago, A Lighter Shade Of Brown debuted their classic hip hop album, "Brown and Proud."
A new generation of actors, directors, and writers are leading the pathway to change.
Despite Being filled with misogyny and stereotypes, Scarface still captivates those fascinated by outlaws and the American Dream.
Lalo Guerrero was original, irreverent, and dramatic, all at the same time.
More than music, Los Tigres del Norte is the soundtrack to our identity.
The Cheech Center For Chicano Art, Culture & Industry has found a home in Riverside.
Jorge Garza masterfully mixes Chicano heroes with Aztec art and pop culture.
The collection is likely the most comprehensive ever assembled.
Fans can pre-save Pinche Cumbia prior to its release below.
"La Tierra Mia" seeks to tell the story of Chicano Park while bridging the gap between generations.
The West Coast is in no short supply of talented and upcoming emcees.
Love him or hate him, one Chicano rapper has written the blueprint everyone else follows.
Luis Valdez's "Zoot Suit" deserves recognition as one of the great Chicano classics.
Less than 4% of film producers and storytellers in the U.S. are of Latino descent.
The war on L.A.'s murals was intentional, and now the effects may be irreversible.
It's hard to deny the beauty of this film, but it isn't without its faults.
The Netflix series offers a horrific look at how ICE dehumanizes immigrants.
Eazy-E and Gilbert Izquierdo (AKA "Toker") wanted to form a Latino version of N.W.A—and they succeeded.
Can cultural knowledge help advance freer thinking and authenticity?
The San Diego Latino Film Festival will feature a catalogue of over 150 feature-length films and shorts from all over the world.
The project is led by Chicano muralist and professor Victor Ochoa.
Ethical systems of faith for the marginalized beyond political messaging matter because what happens abroad eventually travels home and vice versa.
Life is full of wisdom and lessons from unexpected places.
The following is part 2 of our interview between Daily Chela contributor Angelica Peña and filmmaker Kareem Tabsch. If you missed it, you can read part 1 of...
I am not interested in having a place at the table, I want to build my own.
Gaby Guerrero, aka Silvandgold, is a gift to golden era revivalist hip-hop.
I invite any filmmaker to unapologetically tell whatever story they want to tell.
"The Spirit of Chicano Park" traces the history of one of the U.S.'s most iconic parks.