Corn: The Eternal Mexican

Corn possesses that power to tell the story of a people. Even when rendered as snacks. Especially when eaten as snacks.

2016 Centro Cultural Tamale Festival

On Saturday, September 24th from 2-6 p.m., Centro Cultural in Memphis partners with Caritas Village to host their annual Tamale Fest fundraising and cultural event.

Pacific Soul

The idea of Memphis helped a Chicano from Southern California teach one of the squarest places in the U.S. how to be hip.

Oral History Spotlight: Fabián León

While part of Fabián’s heart remains in Chicago, he also sees Louisville and the South as a land of opportunities for Latinos.

Oral History Spotlight: Laura Patricia Ramírez

Laura Patricia Ramírez runs Tortillería y Taquería Ramírez in a section of Lexington, Kentucky nicknamed “Mexington” for the amount of Latino immigrants living in the area.

Bluegrass & Birria

In 1990, Latinos in Kentucky represented 0.6 percent of the Bluegrass State; the 2010 Census saw them make up three percent—about 132,00 people, the majority Mexicans. And more come every month.

Why Reinvent the Taco?

What does a former academic do in the face of ambiguity? Read, read, read, of course.