About MeMy name is Tomás Summers Sandoval. I am a Chicano, a husband, a father of three, and, in my spare time, an asociate professor of Chicano/Latino Studies and History at Pomona College.
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Monthly Archives: October 2010
Last week, Hector Tobar wrote an interesting piece in the Los Angeles Times on one man’s history as part of the “Bracero Program.” As Tobar adroitly concludes, “Many things have changed in half a century. And many things have not.”
His name is Robert de Posada, and he is a Republican. He is also the President of a group calling themselves “Latinos for Reform” who, judging from their new ad campaign, are either idiots or morally bankrupt. The following ad … Continue reading
The Texas-born T-Bone Walker (1910-1975) performing his classic “Stormy Monday” sometime in the mid to late sixties.
For the fourth and final installment of the “Latino Like Me Presents: Latino History Month 2010″™ series I wanted to go into the past to provide you a historical primary source that is both a window into our collective past … Continue reading
The one and only Big Joe Turner (1911-1985, Kansas City, MO), performing “Wee Baby Blues,” written by himself and jazzman Pete Johnson, and popularized by Nat King Cole. Turner is here performing on British TV here, in 1965, backed up … Continue reading
Fifty years ago today, on October 8, 1960, this photo of actors Ginger Rogers and Cesar Romero ran in the LA Times. Source By 1960, Rogers was a household name and a Hollywood legend. An Oscar-winning actress, she had starred … Continue reading
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We’ve been discussing Puerto Rico for the past week in my Chicano/Latino Histories class so perhaps it’s a good time for us here at LatinoLikeMe to do the same. In 1898, as a result of a war with Spain, the … Continue reading
One of the best things about living in Pomona, CA, is the local arts community. And one of that community’s annual traditions is just around the corner. The dA Center for the Arts will be hosting the “Nacio En Aztlan” … Continue reading