floricanto-desnuda:

thinkmexican:

Chicano Park Celebrates Its Status as a National Historic Monument

April 21 marks the 42nd annual festival celebrating Chicano Park’s “international recognition as a major public art site for its commanding mural paintings of the past and present struggle of Mexican and Chicano history.”

It’s hard to believe that what was once “street art” littering the off ramps and the trestles of a bridge now is part of what has become one of San Diego’s cultural landmarks and more, one of our National Historic Monuments.

It started innocently, as all street art begins perhaps, when the neighborhood was denied local access to the beach during because the Department of Defense had other plans for the property. It was WWII, but that didn’t matter. Denial of beachfront access was a source of local resentment of the government and its agencies.

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díiiioooos, i do not love huffpo.

chicano park murales did not start “innocently”; we painted them with intent and purpose.

yes, “all the way to the bay” was one of the goals. 

history forgets we were also fighting to rid varrio logan of the white-owned yonques (junkyards). in 1977, a mural reading “varrio sí, yonkes no!" was created. white people misunderstood the term “yonkes” as “yankees,” and protested we were insisting there be no whites in varrio logan *s 

after much struggle, varrio logan was rezoned, and the yonques no longer existed (the yankees still do *s).

history forgets we were celebrating our people, our raza, our place and worth.

it was the intent and purpose of the artists and their visions that brought so many of us students, chol@s, vat@s, and gente from los varrios to help with the murales. (ask anybody who was sittin’ under the pepper groves al lado del centro, back in the day *s)

it was the intent and purpose of the artists and their visions that made chicano parque an internationally-recognized cultural emblem.

this was never an act of “innocence.” that’s a step away from calling the works of chicano parque “naïve art.” no. do you know these muralistas? chale. 

c/s

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strangeasanjles:

angelmoans:

the two things frida kahlo hated most were white people and capitalism so I mean I’m not going to presume to speak for her but I find it hard to believe that she’d be down with you buying cameo-style earrings of her face from some riot!grrl etsy shop in order to earn feminist points

Thank you.

yes!

and also  i’ll be damned if imma give up channeling mi kahlo through sticker press-on nail ish and my frida socks. i love those damn socks.

and i channel her errtime i take a bath. we got the same feet i swear. 

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ohyescoolgreat:

Inlay of I Have Lost All Desire For Feeling by Perfect Pussy.

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kenobi-wan-obi:

torilisabeth:

new haircut, new bikini  | 10.9.13

that’s not even fair

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thepoliticalfreakshow:

These Grandfathers Getting Married Might Be The Best Thing You See Today

The New York Times first posted this video of two men who had been together since the Vietnam War, adopted a baby, became grandfathers, and finally got married.

Lewis Duckett and Billy Jones have been together a long time.

These Grandfathers Getting Married Might Just Make You Well Up

They were introduced through a mutual friend and…

These Grandfathers Getting Married Might Just Make You Well Up

They wrote just about every day when Billy was deployed to Vietnam.

These Grandfathers Getting Married Might Just Make You Well Up

But they had to be careful, and wrote in code so their relationship was kept secret.

These Grandfathers Getting Married Might Just Make You Well Up

Then they adopted a child. They’re now grandfathers.

These Grandfathers Getting Married Might Just Make You Well Up

And last year this happened.

These Grandfathers Getting Married Might Just Make You Well Up

Which is pretty much the sweetest thing that ever happened.

These Grandfathers Getting Married Might Just Make You Well Up

The tears. The tears.

These Grandfathers Getting Married Might Just Make You Well Up

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