genericlatino:

salviprince:

Holy shit I was reading his wiki section “Defection from Cuba to Mexico: Since 2011, he tried to defect to Mexico five times, in order to become a legal resident so he could become eligible to sign a contract in Major League Baseball.[1] He was taken to Mexico by the Los Zetas, a murderous Mexican drug cartel involved in cocaine and smuggling. At least two were fugitives.[4] The first time, the police pulled over Despaigne’s car. The second time, the boat failed to arrive. The third time, police raided their safe house and detained them for six days. On the fourth try, the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant intercepted their boat near Haiti. The fifth time, he went with three companions: a boxer, a pinup girl, and a Santeria priest.”

Two important pieces on this topic have surfaced in the last week or so.
The first is by Jesse Katz for Los Angeles Magazine, “Escape from Cuba: Yasiel Puig’s Untold Journey to the Dodgers”. The second is by Scott Eden for ESPN, “No One Walks Off The Island”.

Also just an important, Puig is one handsome dude.

genericlatino:

salviprince:

Holy shit I was reading his wiki section “Defection from Cuba to Mexico: Since 2011, he tried to defect to Mexico five times, in order to become a legal resident so he could become eligible to sign a contract in Major League Baseball.[1] He was taken to Mexico by the Los Zetas, a murderous Mexican drug cartel involved in cocaine and smuggling. At least two were fugitives.[4] The first time, the police pulled over Despaigne’s car. The second time, the boat failed to arrive. The third time, police raided their safe house and detained them for six days. On the fourth try, the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant intercepted their boat near Haiti. The fifth time, he went with three companions: a boxer, a pinup girl, and a Santeria priest.”

Two important pieces on this topic have surfaced in the last week or so.

The first is by Jesse Katz for Los Angeles Magazine, “Escape from Cuba: Yasiel Puig’s Untold Journey to the Dodgers”. The second is by Scott Eden for ESPN, “No One Walks Off The Island”.

Also just an important, Puig is one handsome dude.

theultraintrovert:

Remember when African ethnicities were mocked for stretching their earlobes and indigenous folks for “sticking shit” through their septums , but once such practices were adopted by industrial nations during the 80’s/90’s and white folks/White punks/White hipsters started to do it, it was all cool, unique, civil and “Original”?

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I don’t know what Paul Newman’s situation is, but I make sauce.

Kelis, in the NYT having no time for the interviewer. (via glossylalia)

Hearts in my eyes.

Your ex-husband, the rapper Nas, put your wedding dress on his album cover. Why did he still have the dress?It’s not even the dress. The joke behind that is that it’s the slip to the petticoat to my dress. I think when I moved out I just left it. That’s all he had, poor thing.

(via sexartandpolitics)

oh my god this whole interview is so condescending and gross and kelis is so great and so fucking done in her responses and this is why you don’t get a Political Reporter from the WSJ to interview Kelis.

(via boundtothewater)

a) yes to all of this

b) kelis for president

(via abbyjean)

I read this last night, and just laughed and laughed.

"Bossy" is extremely important to me. The only good thing I got out of C.

(via ladyfabulous)

"I’ve been doing music since 1998, so obviously longevity is not an issue for me"

(via youcantroamwithoutcaesar)

The Forgotten Story of Japanese American Zoot Suiters

profbarrera:

A couple of weeks ago in my Chicana/o history class, we discussed the WWII era and zoot suit style. I always emphasize to students that zoot suits were not only worn by Chicanos and African Americans, but by youth of all ethnicities. This post by Ellen Wu for Nikkei Chicago explains that some Japanese American youth learned of and adopted zoot style in internment camps:

[T]he internment experience itself was an incubator for Nikkei zoot suit culture. Japanese Americans even invented their own slang for Nisei zoot suiters. One was ‘pachuke,’ a Japanese version of the Spanish word ‘pachuco’/’pachuca.’

Learn more about young Japanese zooters at this link. Put This On also features a link to the same story, but includes the great photo below.