Meaning of Cinco de Mayo lost

Happy Cinco de Mayo. I am your Cinco de Mayo myth-buster. Contrary to popular belief, Cinco de Mayo is not a Mexican holiday. It’s a Mexican-American holiday, and prior to the recent commercialization of Cinco de Mayo by cerveza and taco peddlers, Cinco de Mayo is not a holiday that was celebrated only in Mexico. […]

Thursday morning briefing: Cinco de Mayo, good eats and rodeo

Good morning, happy Cinco de Mayo and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Good eating Portales Municipal Schools lunch menus for May are available at the district website http://www.portalesschools.com/ And here’s a link to the Clovis Municipal Schools menu http://www.cms.k12.nm.us/food_service/index.html Rodeo fun The Resistol All-Around Ranch Rodeo kicks off at 1 p.m. today […]

Cinco de Mayo celebrations scheduled at ENMU, Clovis

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Freedom New Mexico: Tony Bullocks Daniela Garcia, right, of Hispanic Affairs at ENMU and student Isabel Gonzales show Friday how the Mexican sash will be placed during a Cinco de Mayo banquet at the university’s Cub ballroom By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Cinco de Mayo — May 5 — is a Mexican holiday embraced […]

Mexican dance company to perform in Clovis

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in a visual fiesta of Mexican culture and folklore with Ballet Folklorico “Quetzalli” de Veracruz on Sunday, May 3 at 4 pm at Marshall Auditorium. This talented dance company performs traditional folkloric dances while musicians play authentic stringed instruments. Sponsored by Clovis Community College and The Citizens Bank of Clovis, this […]

Name reform would hurt more than help

Freedom New Mexico Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver recently changed his name, legally, from Chad Johnson to Ocho Cinco. Singer Beyonce Knowles now wants to be called Sasha Fierce. And let’s not even try to track Puffy, Diddy or Daddy, whatever the hip-hop mogul is calling himself these days. If Michael Chertoff had his way, these […]

How crazy? Ocho Cinco percent

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist I never have and probably never will meet Chris Jones, but the man has inspired me in his “Complaints: Football Coaches” column. “I’m not sure when, exactly,” Jones wrote in this month’s Esquire, “Motorola headsets started coming with a license to act like” a word which I will replace with […]

Cinco de Mayo: American history as well

By Helena Rodriguez: CNJ Columnist Welcome to Cinco de Mayo 101. For today’s history lesson — which will not include step-by-step instructions on how to make the ultimate taco; watch the Today show for that — we’ll learn actual history. Some of you may ask, “Why is Cinco de Mayo celebrated in the U.S.?” After […]