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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 …