Archive for the ‘Blog’ Category

Top 25 Albums del 2023 & Most Anticipated pa’ 2024

January 16th, 2024

Last year’s music cycle brought us tons of new jams, including a slew of cross-genre collaborations and multilingual tracks that made us perrear and/or reflect on some meaningful political commentary. Before the new musical wave of 2024 gets into full swing, we want to make sure that you don’t miss out on any of the […]

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Reggaeton Tumbado: A New(ish) Latin Musical Wave & Its Political Promise

December 15th, 2023

by Osmani R. Alcaraz-Ochoa Months ago, I created a Spotify playlist that randomly has Reggaeton, Dembow, Rap (en Español) and Regional Mexican music all mixed together. I told myself I would later separate them out by genre since it didn’t make sense to have all those different genres in one playlist. But I never got […]

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Recollecting Mijente’s 2023 Highlights: Without, Against, and Within the State

December 12th, 2023

In 2023, we committed ourselves to reaching our gente through Sin, Contra, and Desde el Estado strategies. Our purpose remains in continuing to move the needle towards el Buenvivir in our communities – where we can self-determine and shape our experiences through people power. Take the trip down memory lane with us, as we recount […]

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UNDOCUMENTED AND TRAVELING TO TUCSON, AZ FOR SAZONBLEA

October 4th, 2023

Tips for Undocumented and Non-Citizen Travelers Attending Mijente’s Sazonblea 2023 in Tucson, Arizona No part of this should be taken as legal advice or an individual assessment of risk. Consult a trusted and experienced immigration attorney before making decisions about your travel plans.  A NOTE FROM MIJENTE Sazonblea 2023 will be taking place in Tucson, […]

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SpaceX Invasion: Millionaires, Mars, and Modern Colonization in Texas

September 29th, 2023

Picture this: you’re scrolling through your Twitter feed – trauma dumping, subtweeting, or whatever vice you choose, then, bam. It’s not Twitter anymore, now it’s “X.”  The cute blue bird we grew up with in the early 2000’s and the comforting blue quill that saw too many rants is gone, and for what?  We have […]

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Our Roots and Our Future

September 28th, 2023

Over the next few decades, the Latinx population is set to double. Alongside these shifts are predictions that the power and influence of our community will grow as well. Given the history and current reality, we cannot make this assumption. Alongside these numbers of growth is the proliferating criminalization in our communities, deportations and discrimination. Plus, […]

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Herencia, Historia, Mijente: Our Politics, Culture, and People

September 15th, 2023

This year we reclaim ‘Hispanic Heritage Month’ as ‘Herencia, Historia, Mijente’. We celebrate the resilience, organizing, and leadership of our people.

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Launching La Tiendita: The Stories Behind Mijente’s Iconic Pieces

September 14th, 2023

La Tiendita, Mijente’s online store, is set to launch soon, and we wanted to share the story behind three key pieces in our collection. For us, La Tiendita isn’t just a store– it’s an embodiment of our values, a platform to showcase our identity, and a means to support our mission of fighting for el […]

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U.S. Intervention in Latin America & Our Paths To Justice

September 11th, 2023

The realities of shared history & Opportunities of Solidarity from U.S. Progressives The U.S. government has a large debt to settle with Latin America and our gente — and it begins with truth telling and justice. The history of U.S. interaction in Latin American governments is steeped with intervention and destabilization, and it’s clear that […]

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10 Moments in the History of Surveillance And Policing

August 24th, 2023

A short history on surveillance, policing, the criminalization of immigrant, BIPOC communities and how they’re reinforced by tech companies today.

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