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Why I Was Rooting For The Houston Astros

Bronx, NY: Many people were surprised to learn that I was rooting for the Houston Astros from the first games of the post season. The reason were simple. I believed that the Yankees were already winners as no-one expected them to even be a .500 team in 2017 and they baffled all “experts” by beating the Twins and then the …

Sports & Puerto Rico Politics?

I wrote this piece on how the March World Baseball Classic games (the Olympics for baseball, or what the World Cup is for Soccer) brought the entire island of Puerto Rico together. I shared an interview with Bronx born, NY Mets, J.T. Rivera who as a Nuyorican played in the Puerto Rico National Team. Anyway, i think some of you …

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Join Us To Overhaul An Unfair Criminal Justice System

It’s no longer a secret that New York State has one of the most conservative laws in the criminal justice system. Ask many New York City residents and you will find that in most cases you will hear the same story. You will hear about someone arrested and doing (or did) time for a crime they never committed. How is …

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My First Book Presentation In Cuba

It took several months of waiting, but it finally happened. I presented my recently released book in Havana Cuba. The event took place Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 and it was worth the wait. The presentation was held at the Puerto Rican Mission to Cuba located in the Miramar section of Habana. Very few people know that Cuba is the only country …

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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 …