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Fidel Castro’s Passing

There is no secret that here in the South Bronx we have a much different attitude to Fidel Castro’s passing than those that have been celebrating his passing in Calle Ocho in Little Havana, Miami. While the majority of those individuals in Miami have been celebrating the passing of a man they never met, or saw in person. They are …

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Farewell Ramón Jimenez

Ramón Jimenez, an activist that I have known and had worked with for close to forty years here in the South Bronx has passed on. He stopped breathing yesterday May 10th, 2016.

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Somos El Futuro Or Somos Ningunos?

I did not have to attend the Somos El Futuro conference in Albany this year to learn what I concluded years ago: that the conference is a great place to meet old friends, network and party, but ineffective in addressing the real problems affecting the Latino community of our state. The recent action of the governor to address the longstanding issue …

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Julio Pabón Announces Candidacy For City Council Special Election

Julio Pabón, South Bronx Activist & Small Business Owner Will Officially Announce His Candidacy for City Council-17th District. For Immediate Release                                             For Additional Information Contact: 646-580-4846 On Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015 Julio Pabón, will formally announce his candidacy for City Council in the upcoming special election for District 17 in the South Bronx. The press conference will take place at …

Yes – I’m Running

Ever since Councilwoman Maria Del Carmen Arroyo announced two weeks ago that she was resigning there has been no shortage of candidates that immediately tossed their names into the ring for replacing 10 year incumbent.

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A Bit More on Puerto Rico’s Debt

Puerto Rico is going through a serious debt crisis yet very little is really known about the cause and the real solutions for the island nation. We heard a lot of the the debt crisis in Greece on many corporate news outlets, but unfortunately have heard very little about Puerto Rico.

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The Bronx Contributes To A Progressive Latino Agenda

On Saturday December 5, 2015 the South Bronx was host to yet another historic event of sorts. It was not a Latin concert in el Condado de la Salsa in the borough that has had some of the best salseros perform, or a Hip Hop extravaganza in the borough that gave birth to that genre. It was not a visit …

A Call To All Bronxites

  If you’re a Bronxite and you are concerned with the issues affecting your borough you need to make time and attend this important community forum taking place this Saturday. A few hours of your time can contribute to a lifetime of positive change for a community that has been screaming for change.

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I’m South Bronx Proud!

I was never ashamed to say I was from the South Bronx. I have been bragging about the Bronx for as long as I can remember.  Those of us who have been living in the South Bronx have known, what many are now, finding out. The South Bronx is one of the best places to live in N.Y.C.!

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Farewell Ramón Jimenez

Ramón Jimenez, an activist that I have known and had worked with for close to forty years here in the South Bronx has passed on. He stopped breathing yesterday May 10th, 2016.

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The Bronx Contributes To A Progressive Latino Agenda

On Saturday December 5, 2015 the South Bronx was host to yet another historic event of sorts. It was not a Latin concert in el Condado de la Salsa in the borough that has had some of the best salseros perform, or a Hip Hop extravaganza in the borough that gave birth to that genre. It was not a visit …

A Call To All Bronxites

  If you’re a Bronxite and you are concerned with the issues affecting your borough you need to make time and attend this important community forum taking place this Saturday. A few hours of your time can contribute to a lifetime of positive change for a community that has been screaming for change.

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I’m South Bronx Proud!

I was never ashamed to say I was from the South Bronx. I have been bragging about the Bronx for as long as I can remember.  Those of us who have been living in the South Bronx have known, what many are now, finding out. The South Bronx is one of the best places to live in N.Y.C.!

South Bronx Gentrification

The issue of gentrification in the South Bronx has been a hot issue recently. Those of us who live here and have been living here for a long time have been seeing our community changing right before our eyes.

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#Whatpianodistrict

It seems that people with a lot of money who want to develop areas of the city like the hot real estate in the South Bronx are in total denial of our reality.

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Lack Of Puerto Rican’s In Mayor De Blasio’s Administration

The lack of Puerto Ricans and Latinos in the New York City mayor’s administration continues to come up as an issue. Unfortunately, it seems that no matter what mayor gets into office Latinos are always shortchanged when it comes to appointments and jobs. Perhaps many were expecting more because Latino’s voted overwhelmingly to elect progressive Bill de Blasio mayor.

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Puerto Rican’s: The Perfect Human Being?

If that title surprised you, well it also surprised me so I clicked on the link when I saw that in one of my many emails and found an article that explained that heading. It’s interesting reading and also fun as it was also received on the island with a lot of jokes about the present politicians asking: Are these …

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A Feel Good Event That Benefitted The Community

Last Friday, two South Bronx organizations teamed up for a Puerto Rican Heritage Month event to benefit all parties, but most important to bring some love to the community with a feel good film for all ages. Pregones Theater and Latino Sports, two organizations doing incredible work with both, culture and sports organized the Bronx premiere of the animation film, …

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An Open Letter To A Hypocrite Y Mucho Más

As the Latino community continues to grow and show the potential of a unified force as we did for the recent presidential elections we will see more and more “born again” Latinos , opportunist and many who will be willing to sell their souls for three gold coins. Divide and conquer is as old as the wind, but it still …

Why More And More Students “In the Hood” Are Out of Control

I had to post this. My good friend Dr. Naison is on target. I would just add what happens to these “out of control” students when they leave school and are in the hood doing absolutely nothing? Some of our communities are already welcoming the Spring, not with flowers, but with the familiar sounds of gunshots in broad daylight. What …

Why the United States Is Destroying Its Education System.

  Small students from Crestock Stock Photography I wanted to share this article with my readers because it brings out some very interesting points on this whole debate on the educational system in our country. Read, enjoy, agree, or disagree, but do pass on and keep the debate alive. That’s when we all benefit.

An Age of Hypocrisy

I have been posting many pieces on the issue of education because I strongly believe that this is one of the most important issues for all of us. Our children are falling behind in every subject to students from other countries and if this continues even to some third world countries. Those that don’t believe that this will have an …

Public Schools Do Work

Small students from Crestock Stock Photography When I read all the negative information about our public schools that is being circulated I can’t help and wonder why? Then I come down to earth quickly and realize that it’s all about greed and power. Charter schools have become the “new darlings” of education, but have they also become the new form …

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Judge Finds Against Rivera’s Bronx Democrats

Carl E. HeastieAssemblyman Carl E. Heastie is the legitimate Bronx Democratic leader, a judge ruled. (Photo: John Marshall Mantel for The New York Times) A State Supreme Court justice ruled this afternoon that Assemblyman José Rivera was not the legitimate leader of the Democratic Party in the Bronx, leaving the organization in the hands of a rival group led by …

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OBAMA & SPORTS, IS THERE A COMPARISON?

You might be wondering what is the relationship between sports and Obama? Well the truth is that I just wanted to express my feeling on this historic election and needed a spin to publish it on our sports web site. However, with a little stretch we can make a slight correlation. For example, yesterday I was in Harlem, at the …

THOUGHTS ON THE UPCOMING ELECTION DAY

This election day, November 4, 2008 will be a very historical one. Many of us, long active in Civil Rights Activism, have thought we would never live to see this day. My thoughts will be on those I knew who are no longer with us. How I would have liked to celebrate with them what seems to be a victory …

NO TIME TO REST……LITTLE TIME TO CELEBRATE

Those of us in New York City who have been celebrating the Obama victory have little time to enjoy the moment. A New York State budget deficit of 12.5 billions is forecast for the near future. At this moment our present governor David Patterson has expressed no desire to increase taxes on the wealthy instead he has emphasized budget cuts …

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Another Bronx Issue Pits Community Against Each Other

On Monday several hundred people from all ranks, majority Bronx residents packed a Hostos Community College auditorium to express their opinion at the Empire State Development’s Public Hearing on whether to grant Fresh Direct corporation a $9million dollar grant and $1 million dollar loan for their relocation to the South Bronx.

White House official’s architectural bills draw scrutiny

The following article appeared in USA Today (March 12, 2009) NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors are looking into why the new White House urban affairs director hasn’t paid an architect for house designs made two years ago — the same time he recommended the architect for a lucrative city contract.

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Another Bronx Issue Pits Community Against Each Other

On Monday several hundred people from all ranks, majority Bronx residents packed a Hostos Community College auditorium to express their opinion at the Empire State Development’s Public Hearing on whether to grant Fresh Direct corporation a $9million dollar grant and $1 million dollar loan for their relocation to the South Bronx.

Latino Health Facts – Not Good.

Health is the most important aspects of any community. Our survival as a community is not just based on the economics of our community, but also on the health of our community.

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No Racist In This Restaurant

Rush Limbaugh was told to leave a Mexican restaurant when the owner recognized the conservative radio talk host who has been known to make racist remarks against the immigrant Latino community. Lo sacaron: READ MORE

America’s destiny linked with Latinos’ success

This week marks the 5th anniversary of the massive action taken by Latinos nationwide on the issue of immigration. Five years ago this week Latinos from across the country, millions took to the streets to demonstrate their anger to the lack of any immigration policy that is fair and respectful to the millions of Latinos in this country.

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Historic Step: NEW YORK DREAM ACT HAS BEEN INTRODUCED!

statue of liberty united states from Crestock Royalty Free Images Ever since Congress voted down the National Dream Act something that was so ridiculous that it had no logical explanation except that it was stupidity on the part of every Senator & Congressman that voted against it.

Post-Partisan The Dream Act affects more than Latinos

I thought that many should read this article to help us understand the illogical thinking of so many Republicans when it comes to immigration. Also to understand that immigration affects all of us, immigrant, or non-immigrant. The following piece by  Edward Schumacher-Matos Washington Post (December 12, 2010) is offered to you. Thanks to Angelo Falcon and the ILP who is …

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New York Against Racist Arizona Law

Yesterday, the New York State Assembly passed a resolution condemning the recently passed Arizona SB 1070 law that will unfairly impact many Latinos in the state. Also yesterday approximately 50 people were arrested protesting the Arizona law. Below is the remarks of: Jonathan Tasini, candidate for the Democratic nomination for the 15th Congressional District in New York, issued the following …

Mexicans To Be Majority of Latino New Yorkers By 2024, Study Predicts

The issue of the Latino migration in New York has quietly changed the Big Apple to the Big Mango. Below is an interesting article that we received from the Institute For Latino Policy that we wanted to share with all our visitors. Enjoy and pass on. By Diego Graglia, FI2W web editor Despite the U.S. Latino population’s diversity and widespread …

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Farewell Ramón Jimenez

Ramón Jimenez, an activist that I have known and had worked with for close to forty years here in the South Bronx has passed on. He stopped breathing yesterday May 10th, 2016.

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The Bronx Contributes To A Progressive Latino Agenda

On Saturday December 5, 2015 the South Bronx was host to yet another historic event of sorts. It was not a Latin concert in el Condado de la Salsa in the borough that has had some of the best salseros perform, or a Hip Hop extravaganza in the borough that gave birth to that genre. It was not a visit …

A Call To All Bronxites

  If you’re a Bronxite and you are concerned with the issues affecting your borough you need to make time and attend this important community forum taking place this Saturday. A few hours of your time can contribute to a lifetime of positive change for a community that has been screaming for change.

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I’m South Bronx Proud!

I was never ashamed to say I was from the South Bronx. I have been bragging about the Bronx for as long as I can remember.  Those of us who have been living in the South Bronx have known, what many are now, finding out. The South Bronx is one of the best places to live in N.Y.C.!

South Bronx Gentrification

The issue of gentrification in the South Bronx has been a hot issue recently. Those of us who live here and have been living here for a long time have been seeing our community changing right before our eyes.

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#Whatpianodistrict

It seems that people with a lot of money who want to develop areas of the city like the hot real estate in the South Bronx are in total denial of our reality.

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Lack Of Puerto Rican’s In Mayor De Blasio’s Administration

The lack of Puerto Ricans and Latinos in the New York City mayor’s administration continues to come up as an issue. Unfortunately, it seems that no matter what mayor gets into office Latinos are always shortchanged when it comes to appointments and jobs. Perhaps many were expecting more because Latino’s voted overwhelmingly to elect progressive Bill de Blasio mayor.

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The guru who started the baseball card craze that I as a young boy enjoyed and entertained myself so much passed on yesterday Sunday. I had to write something because those days where many youths would spend hours “flipping baseball cards” or against a wall where the longest one that landed won all the cards were great moments that kept …

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Puerto Rican’s: The Perfect Human Being?

If that title surprised you, well it also surprised me so I clicked on the link when I saw that in one of my many emails and found an article that explained that heading. It’s interesting reading and also fun as it was also received on the island with a lot of jokes about the present politicians asking: Are these …

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Somos El Futuro Or Somos Ningunos?

I did not have to attend the Somos El Futuro conference in Albany this year to learn what I concluded years ago: that the conference is a great place to meet old friends, network and party, but ineffective in addressing the real problems affecting the Latino community of our state. The recent action of the governor to address the longstanding issue …

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Julio Pabón Announces Candidacy For City Council Special Election

Julio Pabón, South Bronx Activist & Small Business Owner Will Officially Announce His Candidacy for City Council-17th District. For Immediate Release                                             For Additional Information Contact: 646-580-4846 On Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015 Julio Pabón, will formally announce his candidacy for City Council in the upcoming special election for District 17 in the South Bronx. The press conference will take place at …

Yes – I’m Running

Ever since Councilwoman Maria Del Carmen Arroyo announced two weeks ago that she was resigning there has been no shortage of candidates that immediately tossed their names into the ring for replacing 10 year incumbent.

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The Bronx Contributes To A Progressive Latino Agenda

On Saturday December 5, 2015 the South Bronx was host to yet another historic event of sorts. It was not a Latin concert in el Condado de la Salsa in the borough that has had some of the best salseros perform, or a Hip Hop extravaganza in the borough that gave birth to that genre. It was not a visit …

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Lack Of Puerto Rican’s In Mayor De Blasio’s Administration

The lack of Puerto Ricans and Latinos in the New York City mayor’s administration continues to come up as an issue. Unfortunately, it seems that no matter what mayor gets into office Latinos are always shortchanged when it comes to appointments and jobs. Perhaps many were expecting more because Latino’s voted overwhelmingly to elect progressive Bill de Blasio mayor.

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Another Bronx Issue Pits Community Against Each Other

On Monday several hundred people from all ranks, majority Bronx residents packed a Hostos Community College auditorium to express their opinion at the Empire State Development’s Public Hearing on whether to grant Fresh Direct corporation a $9million dollar grant and $1 million dollar loan for their relocation to the South Bronx.

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My Thoughts On Ferguson? Expressed Quite Well By A Friends Post On FB

I normally would be writing something on what is presently happening in Ferguson, Missiouri at the heals of the Grand Jury’s decision. However, I am still numb from that decision (not that I was expecting anything different, but I’m an optimist) and I am presently overwhelmed with several of the actions taking place here in our own city and state.

Edward James Olmos: We Need an Open Internet

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 14, 2014 CONTACT: Brian Pacheco, NHMC bpacheco@nhmc.org (213) 718-0732 Legendary Actor Stars in New NHMC Video Urging the FCC to Protect Internet Freedom

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Mandela & Oscar López Rivera

During these past few days right after Nelson Mandela’s passing I have been delighted to see and hear so much about this great South African leader who is the true father of South Africa for being the point person in ending apartheid in that country. I could not help but smile as I thought how all these world leaders were …

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Puerto Rico’s Economic Problems Not Going Away – Let’s Help

Puerto Rico’s economic problems are not going away and just recently the White House sent a team of “advisers” to help the local government manage through this mess. However, no adviser could help unless the entire government accepts to work in unity forgetting party lines and focus on one problem: recovery for the island.Below are some of my Newyorican recommendations:

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Keep Our Post Offices Open

Many of you know that I have been very involved in the struggle to prevent the closing of our Post Offices and especially the closing, downsizing and selling of the Bronx General Post Office located on 149th Street and the Grand Concourse.

50-Year Anniversary of the March on Washington…

On August 28th 2013 we commemorated the 50th anniversary of the great march on Washington. That civil rights activists marched on Washington, D.C. that we all know the now iconic speech “I have a Dream…” by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Over the past month many of us have reflected on our progress over the last 50 years. As we …

Zimmerman’s Latino?

Before, during and since the Trayvon Martin trial, the media has been consistent in its description of George Zimmerman as a Hispanic (for me Hispanic is like the outdated term “Negro” so I prefer and will use the term Latino).   That Zimmerman be Latino seems to have been very important for the media as well as many people.  Clearly biologically, …

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The Zimmerman Verdict’s Message

So there was US criminal justice system for everybody to see on TV:  a judge, prosecutors, defense counsel and jury playing out their roles.  They did so with all appropriate seriousness in front of the entire nation during a trial nominally about the homicide of a Black teenager Trayvon Martin, but in reality about race relations in America.  The only …

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My Thoughts On Ferguson? Expressed Quite Well By A Friends Post On FB

I normally would be writing something on what is presently happening in Ferguson, Missiouri at the heals of the Grand Jury’s decision. However, I am still numb from that decision (not that I was expecting anything different, but I’m an optimist) and I am presently overwhelmed with several of the actions taking place here in our own city and state.

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Mandela & Oscar López Rivera

During these past few days right after Nelson Mandela’s passing I have been delighted to see and hear so much about this great South African leader who is the true father of South Africa for being the point person in ending apartheid in that country. I could not help but smile as I thought how all these world leaders were …

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Keep Our Post Offices Open

Many of you know that I have been very involved in the struggle to prevent the closing of our Post Offices and especially the closing, downsizing and selling of the Bronx General Post Office located on 149th Street and the Grand Concourse.

50-Year Anniversary of the March on Washington…

On August 28th 2013 we commemorated the 50th anniversary of the great march on Washington. That civil rights activists marched on Washington, D.C. that we all know the now iconic speech “I have a Dream…” by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Over the past month many of us have reflected on our progress over the last 50 years. As we …

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Latina Justice Sotomayor Representing Like No Other

When Supreme Court Justice, Sonia Sotomayor was going through the grill of the being nominated she received much criticism from conservatives for a statement she had once made speaking to a group of Latina women. They went out for blood because she had alluded that being a Latina women she would have a different perspective on the bench. Pa Que …

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Puerto Rico Is A Homeland To 4.3 Million Boricuas In The States

I just returned from my vacation of spending Navidad in Puerto Rico. As a Puerto Rican born on the island and raised in the states I had never spent the Christmas holidays in Puerto Rico until I was an adult. Those vacations were usually one week, or two weeks. I would leave right after Christmas here and spend New Years …

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A T-Shirt Worn By A Sports Star Can Deliver A Message

“I Just Look Illegal.” That was the message on the shirt worn by San Francisco Giants star relief pitcher, Sergio Romo. Just by wearing this simple shirt, this pitcher of Mexican parents has done more to bring attention to the immigration issue  than any elected official. I want to congratulate Sergio for being a Latino with conciencia that is not …

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Latinos Were The Real Winners Of This Baseball World Series

This World Series though it only lasted four games was one of the most interesting and yes, exciting for Latinos. ¿Porque? Because there has never been this many Latino players in any other World Series. If there are some who still question the growth of our community and our influence on the American culture and scene, read this article. SOURCE …

If America Wants To Succeed – Latinos Have to Succeed.

On Monday June 18th I attended a special forum at MIT in Cambridge Massachusetts titled: The New Demography – Fourth Chapter of American History. The forum comes at the heals of the recent report by the U.S. Census Bureau documenting what many of us already knew, but no-one had made it official, that there were more babies of color born …

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Fidel Castro’s Passing

There is no secret that here in the South Bronx we have a much different attitude to Fidel Castro’s passing than those that have been celebrating his passing in Calle Ocho in Little Havana, Miami. While the majority of those individuals in Miami have been celebrating the passing of a man they never met, or saw in person. They are …

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Ed Koch Vs. Puerto Rican Activist

As a Puerto Rican activist I was part of several encounters with former Mayor Ed Koch who passed on today at the age of 88.  We took Koch on during his infamous budget cuts and his arrogant style of doing what he felt was right and then telling the community. I remember on one occasion that Koch organized a community …

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Was it Lost In Translation? Blue Jays, Yunel Escobar Will Learn the Hard Way.

By now many of you sports, or non-sports readers might have heard about the Toronto Blue Jays shortstop, Yunel Escobar who was suspended and fined mucho dinero for writing: Tu Ere Maricón on his under eyes sun reflectors. Everyone attacked him and the Latino press was not that much different than the corporate media. Just one problem, we Latinos know …

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Remembering The Great One – Roberto Clemente

On Saturday August 18 many people who remembered celebrated the life of a great Puerto Rican who also happened to be a super star baseball player, Roberto Clemente Walker. It’s no secret that our youth needs to recognize more positive role models, therefore I have to dedicate a few lines to the “Great One.” Visit: SOURCE for additional information on …

Serrano to Throw Sotomayor a Bronx Celebration

Washington, DC – Congressman José E. Serrano today announced that he is planning to coordinate a celebration in the Bronx for Sonia Sotomayor following her confirmation to the Supreme Court.  Sotomayor was confirmed by a vote of 68-31. “A few weeks ago I had the honor of testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee on behalf of Judge Sotomayor. That was …

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Senate confirms Sonia Sotomayor for Supreme Court

The following was sent by the National Institute for Latino Policy. We want to share it with our readers. The Senate votes 68 to 31 to confirm Sotomayor, who will be the first Latino and third woman ever on the nation’s highest court. Nine Republicans cross party line to support her confirmation. By James Oliphant and David G. Savage Los …

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Olga Mendez – We Will Miss You!

A women who I respected has passed on. When I first started Morivivi Language Services, my interpreting business I had met Senator Olga Mendez and told her about the business. She thought it was a good and necessary business. A couple of months later, still trying to get myself together and promote the business, I received a phone call from …

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Bronx Pours Out For José Chegüi Torres Memorial

Incredible how the love and respect for a person can mobilize so many in such a short time to put together such an incredible event as was the “Celebration of the Life Of a People’s Champion – José Chegüi Torres” who passed on on January 19th, 2009. Read the article that appeared in Latinsports.com & comment. http://latinosports.com/featured/incredible-memorial-for-a-people-s-champion.html

Community Memorial & Prayer Service For José “Chegüi” Torres.

El Bronx, NY: José “Chegüi” Torres was known and loved by many sectors of the Puerto Rican community because he was not afraid to mingle with his people in their environment. Chegüi would feel comfortable in all communities and those that were in the streets saw Chegüi on many occasions. That is why the South Bronx community has spontaneously organized …

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A Bit More on Puerto Rico’s Debt

Puerto Rico is going through a serious debt crisis yet very little is really known about the cause and the real solutions for the island nation. We heard a lot of the the debt crisis in Greece on many corporate news outlets, but unfortunately have heard very little about Puerto Rico.

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Puerto Rican’s: The Perfect Human Being?

If that title surprised you, well it also surprised me so I clicked on the link when I saw that in one of my many emails and found an article that explained that heading. It’s interesting reading and also fun as it was also received on the island with a lot of jokes about the present politicians asking: Are these …

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Puerto Rico’s Economic Problems Not Going Away – Let’s Help

Puerto Rico’s economic problems are not going away and just recently the White House sent a team of “advisers” to help the local government manage through this mess. However, no adviser could help unless the entire government accepts to work in unity forgetting party lines and focus on one problem: recovery for the island.Below are some of my Newyorican recommendations:

Puerto Rico Needs To Wake Up & Pay Attention To Boricuas On The Mainland

I recently read an article in the NY Times on how Puerto Rico has changed their tax laws to attract the affluent super rich class to move to the island where they will be able to save on a host of new tax incentives. “Move your operations to sunny Puerto Rico and keep most of your profits” is the basic …

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The Statehood Vote In Puerto Rico

While all the political attention was on the Presidential elections here in the good old USA,  Puerto Rico also had elections that were the center of attention for the island nation. With 4.2 million Boricuas here in the mainland I think it is important for us to also know what is going on the island that many of us relate …

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Politics of Baseball

Last Sunday the Dominican community was more well represented in the small quiet town of Cooperstown, NY. The reason for the invasion of Latinos was the induction of Pedro Martínez. Beside the induction of the baseball players, the politics of baseball was a topic in several of the speeches. Inductee pitcher, John Smoltz warned parents not to over stress their …

Baseball Exploting Latino Players?

We Latino’s love baseball and are part of the success of much of the game today. However, few know about a major lawsuit between Latino minor league players Vs. Major League Baseball for something as simple as minimum wage. Read and you decide: SOURCE

Salsa With Tipica 73 & Roberto Clemente

This coming Sunday Tipica 73, the legendary Salsa orchestra will be performing and the concert is dedicated to the Retire 21 Campaign. Read more and learn how you can join this important movement to retire Roberto Clemente’s #21. Latino Sports and the Bronx Tourism Council invites. Get the details: Latinosports

Hablando Con Robinson Cano

I went to the stadium to specifically see Robinson Cano. During his first trip here, back to what used to be his home, The Bronx I purposely stayed away because I knew it was going to be the circus that it was. However, I believed that coming back on a Monday for a make up game would be a much …

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Should Baseball Have Spanish Interpreters?

For over 20 years I have stated that baseball needs to have professional Spanish interpreters for Spanish dominant players. Finally, this super star baseball players is saying the same thing. Carlos Beltran speaks very good English, but he is standing uo for the Spanish dominant players that really could use the help.

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When Game Is More Than A Game

For the past 30 years family and friends have been playing a two-hand touch football game that has brought generations together even if for just one day. read this: SOURCE

An All Latino Baseball Players All Star Game? Yes, 50 Years Ago.

Next week New York City will be the host city for the 2013 Major League Baseball All Star Game. The game will be held at the home of the NY Mets, Citi-Field in Flushing Queens. The following article give a very good perspective on a Latino All Star Game with information on one that took place 50 years ago. Visit: www.latinosports.com …

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A Bit More on Puerto Rico’s Debt

Puerto Rico is going through a serious debt crisis yet very little is really known about the cause and the real solutions for the island nation. We heard a lot of the the debt crisis in Greece on many corporate news outlets, but unfortunately have heard very little about Puerto Rico.

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Puerto Rican’s: The Perfect Human Being?

If that title surprised you, well it also surprised me so I clicked on the link when I saw that in one of my many emails and found an article that explained that heading. It’s interesting reading and also fun as it was also received on the island with a lot of jokes about the present politicians asking: Are these …

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Puerto Rico’s Economic Problems Not Going Away – Let’s Help

Puerto Rico’s economic problems are not going away and just recently the White House sent a team of “advisers” to help the local government manage through this mess. However, no adviser could help unless the entire government accepts to work in unity forgetting party lines and focus on one problem: recovery for the island.Below are some of my Newyorican recommendations:

The Lessons of Egypt

Egypt is literally thousands of miles from the Bronx and it is so different historically and culturally that you would think that the events recently taking place there have little to do with what’s happening here.  Yet if you take a closer look, you see that the issues behind what is taking place come pretty close to the issues that …

Puerto Rico Needs To Wake Up & Pay Attention To Boricuas On The Mainland

I recently read an article in the NY Times on how Puerto Rico has changed their tax laws to attract the affluent super rich class to move to the island where they will be able to save on a host of new tax incentives. “Move your operations to sunny Puerto Rico and keep most of your profits” is the basic …

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The Statehood Vote In Puerto Rico

While all the political attention was on the Presidential elections here in the good old USA,  Puerto Rico also had elections that were the center of attention for the island nation. With 4.2 million Boricuas here in the mainland I think it is important for us to also know what is going on the island that many of us relate …

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Super Bowl – Ben Gay Bowl – 2 Good Games

There were two football games yesterday. The Super Bowl in Tampa and the Ben Gay Bowl in the South Bronx. The Super Bowl gets world publicity, but the Ben Gay Bowl has more family values. Read about the Ben Gay Bowl at www.Latinosports.com

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