Antonio Mejías-Rentas is a longtime journalist based in Los Angeles. He tweets @lataino.
Articles From This Author
How 1968 East L.A. Student Walkouts Ignited the Chicano Movement
In the early days of March 1968, as many as 22,000 mostly Mexican American students walked out of their classrooms at seven Los Angeles schools, garnering national attention. The unprecedented event spotlighted educational inequality, galvanized the Chicano civil rights movement ...read more
The Origins of 7 Key Latin Music Genres
Most of what is known as Latin music comes from the melding of cultures that took place during the Spanish and Portuguese colonization of the Americas. Musicians of various races and cultures came into contact with instruments they’d never heard before—the European guitar, ...read more