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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.!