The Poetry of Urantia Ramirez: Broke-n-Puerto Rican

Puerto Rican door

Am I just a broken Puerto Rican? You know like my broken Spanish, And my broken English, Im broke and Puerto Rican, Some broken pockets & broken tongue painting a broken picture That kind of broken Puerto Rican?   Why is it so damn hard to be Puerto Rican?   They say I can see it in your hair, I just knew it was your curls, so exotic, how More...

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By Suset Laboy On Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

Resident Artists take over Loisaida Center

Many of the elements produced at the Loisaida Center come to live during the Loisaida Festival. Loisaida, Inc.’s vision has much to do with the interaction of these two wings. Loisaida Center activities incubate More...

By Suset Laboy On Monday, May 18th, 2015

Upcoming: Theater, Music Poetry, and More at the 28th Loisaida Festival

The Loisaida Festival is nearing, and this means a host of activities for all who are remotely attracted to the vibrant and exciting spirit of NYC’s Lower East Side community. It also helps if you are a love More...

By Libertad Guerra On Monday, May 4th, 2015

Get ready for Salsa, Plena and Rock & Soul!

Happening Now! The Loisaida Center is preparing for the 2015 Loisaida Festival on Sunday, May 24th 2015. This year’s festival promises to maintain and re-enforce that re-invigorated relevance and distinct character More...

By Urban Jibaro On Friday, February 6th, 2015

Capicu Culture – ArtCultureNYC Build With Local Art Students

Capicu Culture – ArtCultureNYC Delegates Join The Cooper Union School of Art  As They Announce their 2015 Summer Art Intensive. During this event we will have the opportunity to introduce high school students to More...

By Urban Jibaro On Friday, January 2nd, 2015

El Barrio Mourns The Loss Of Two Great Icons

It has been a tough week for Latinos in NYC. Just before we rang the New Year, we said goodbye to Ruben Sosa a community builder that has long advocated for education and self determination in the Puerto Rican community More...

By Urban Jibaro On Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Chronicles Features Latino Artists During Latino Heritage Month

  Every year Music Choice kicked off Hispanic Heritage Month with a month long music celebration. Now through October 17th, Music Choice will be celebrating music and culture by exposing the power of the More...

By Urban Jibaro On Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

Capicu Poetry: The People’s Open Mic Series Features Advocate of Wordz

Mi gente! We are ringin’ in the Fall season over at the Casa Capicu with a feature by award-winning author/educator/film director ✯ AdvocateOf Wordz! Who will join us on Friday night and showcase his brand More...

By PaPo Swiggity On Thursday, September 25th, 2014

Lemon Andersen invites La Sopa NYC and the Poetry Community to the Metropolitan Museum Of Art

Brooklyn NYC. September 25, 2014. In the tradition of Shakespeare, his sardonic reportage presents the history of that which has influenced the world around him and his becoming. In his stories he recounts the tragedies More...

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By Urban Jibaro On Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Stereotypically Me Premieres Tonight… Online!

Mi Gente… Have you seen the uptick in chatter about Latinos in Hollywood that normally happens right after the Oscars? If you have this blog post is very timely. Tonight we will engage in dialogue about how More...