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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 …