Author Archives: Afroxander

About Afroxander

Afroxander is the nom de guerre for writer/photographer Ivan Fernandez, based in Southern California. He currently writes for L.A. Taco and Gamecrate while studying at San Diego State University.

Who Are The ‘Real L.A.’ Soccer Fans? – A Look At The Growing Rivalry Of Galaxy vs. LAFC

I invite everyone to read my latest futbol article in L.A. Taco about “El Trafico,” the rivalry between the LA Galaxy and LAFC. Story link: http://www.lataco.com/who-are-the-real-l-a-soccer-fans-a-look-at-the-growing-rivalry-of-galaxy-vs-lafc/ An excerpt: This tug of war over the identity of the real Los Angeles … Continue reading

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2018 CONCACHAMPS

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RIP LA Weekly

I wanted to write something about what happened last week at LA Weekly. Much of the details can be found in this article by Jack Denton for Pacific Standard. The short version of the story is that a gaggle of … Continue reading

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The Oversimplification Of Complexities

Below is an essay response for a quiz in my “Race, Ethnicity, & Identity” class at San Diego State University. The essay prompt is based on the 1986 film The Mission starring Jeremy Irons as Father Gabriel and Robert De … Continue reading

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For L.A.’s Mexican-American Metal Fans, Todo Es Metal Was a Lineup for the Ages

The Los Angeles Theatre on Broadway first opened its doors in 1931 with the world premiere of Charlie Chaplin’s City Lights. No one who attended that opening night could ever in their wildest dreams have imagined that the 2,000-person capacity … Continue reading

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Tecate’s Partnership With Golden Boy Culminates With “16 Stories Of Punch”

After years of waiting, fans will finally get to see Saul “Canelo” Alvarez face Gennady Golovkin in the ring. Many fans and non-fans alike have witnessed the huge marketing push by Tecate in the US and Mexico for the fight. … Continue reading

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Manchester City In Pomona, CA

Two months ago, City Football Group announced its new partnership with Goals Soccer Centers in the US and Canada. The companies made the announcement at GSC’s 5-a-sde training facility in Pomona, CA in the middle of Manchester City’s pre-season tour … Continue reading

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