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By Urban Jibaro On Thursday, January 2nd, 2020
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16 under 16: Cristian Javier Nonies, Boxing Prodigy Has His Eyes On The Prize.

Author’s Note: For a long time, I have been wanting to create a space where we can recognize young talent that is already excelling in their passion. As we begin a whole new decade, I could not wait to More...

By Urban Jibaro On Thursday, January 2nd, 2020
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4 Sustainable Startups Making Progress After Hurricane Maria

By: Carmen L. Bonilla Originally published on LinkedIn, republished with permission. Parallel 18 “Pre18 Gen.2” event, July 2019 While on vacation in Puerto Rico this summer, I attended “Pre18 Gen.2,” More...

By Urban Jibaro On Thursday, December 26th, 2019
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My Three Words For 2020

This has become my absolute favorite post of the year and for good reason. Ever since I decided to ditch the old resolution ritual for three guiding words to focus my energy on… the results have been phenomenal. More...

By Urban Jibaro On Thursday, September 5th, 2019
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Who Do I Think I Am?

I have a lot of nerve, literally. Soy atrevido. After a few false starts, I have finally decided to focus on writing “the book”. I am not even sure why the book is so important but it has More...

By Urban Jibaro On Sunday, July 28th, 2019
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Resource: Connect With Puerto Rican Journalists On The Frontline.

Today I hope to share something that will hopefully make a difference. Note: links provide context to various statements in this post. For years, I have heard the elders in the Nuyorican community talk about More...

By Urban Jibaro On Sunday, May 26th, 2019
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Is Tuition Free College Really A Thing?

Throw back… but it resonates. When I attended SUNY College at Old Westbury in NYC, I was far from the perfect candidate. I was working in culinary / hospitality as a Sous Chef for Marriott International More...

By Urban Jibaro On Saturday, May 25th, 2019
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Unhustling My Life

I got some ‘splaining to do… Disclaimer: I am a proud member of the Jetblue Inflight Crew, However, this blog post is not sponsored by Jetblue and all opinions are my own. So what does one More...

By Urban Jibaro On Tuesday, January 29th, 2019
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I Want To Give My Website Back To The Community.

Ok…so here is the question of the day… If I let you into my virtual kitchen, what would you cook? I have been cooking in this virtual kitchen (website) for over 20 years when there weren’t very many More...

By Urban Jibaro On Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019
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Is Writing Your Passion? Get Published… Get Paid.

Just a few short weeks ago... The team at the Capicu School of Poetic Arts (#LaSOPANYC) realized a dream. We conducted a series of workshops the world famous Nuyorican Poets Cafe. During these sessions we explored More...

By Urban Jibaro On Sunday, December 23rd, 2018
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5 Years In… It Is Still About My Three Words For The New Year.

This has become my absolute favorite post of the year and for good reason. Ever since I decided to ditch the old resolution ritual for three guiding words to focus my energy on… the results have been phenomenal. More...