NCLR Ushering A New Era of Inclusion… Saying we should be UNIDOS!


I am back at NCLR… Who is NCLR? The National Council of La Raza, a 49 year old iconic Hispanic institution ( but here is the mission statement in their own words) Since 1968,  NCLR—has remained a trusted, nonpartisan voice for Latinos. We serve the Hispanic community through our research, policy analysis, and state and national advocacy efforts, More...

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By Rich Villar On Sunday, July 2nd, 2017

La Gente Unida: At the 2017 Puerto Rican Day Parade

Photo credit: Angie MV Photography Usually, the adrenalin pumps quickly when you enter the block. The way I do it, I unfurl my Obnoxiously Large Puerto Rican Flag ™ as soon as I leave the checkpoint, and let More...

By Urban Jibaro On Monday, June 26th, 2017

New York Latino Film Festival Returns To The NYC Cultural Landscape

Que Pasa? The Iconic New York Latino Film Festival is set to return to the NYC cultural landscape. Why does this matter? The conversation about diversity in Hollywood is beginning to impact how movies are being More...

By Urban Jibaro On Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

Laundry Day: Discovering Tide® PODS™ + Downy®.

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Tide® PODS™ + Downy®, however all opinions are my own. Downsizing… has been a thing in my life as of lately. After 20+ years of living in the suburbs, I have moved More...

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By Urban Jibaro On Monday, May 22nd, 2017

I Am Ready For A Summer Of Barbacoa & Fun.

[The following is part of a sponsored campaign with Char-Broil, but all opinions are my own] Yes, I said Barbacoa… also known as Bar-B-Que (BBQ). Both a cooking method and an apparatus for grilling fish, More...

By Rich Villar On Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Que Pasa Power: On Unity, Business Decisions, and Freedom Songs at the PR Parade

It’s nearly a year to the day since we organized 35 Poets For Oscar in El Barrio, one of five marathon poetry readings we held nationwide in solidarity with Oscar López Rivera, demanding his release from More...

Kelley Blue Book New and Used Car Price Values Expert Car Reviews
By Urban Jibaro On Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

Word of Mouth Is Not Enough When It Comes To Car Shopping.

First things first, This post is part of a sponsored collaboration with Kelley Blue Book and DiMe Media. However, all opinions expressed are my own. === It’s how you might choose your next smartphone, movie More...

By Urban Jibaro On Monday, April 3rd, 2017

Thinking about Papa…

Thinking about my grandfather and his love for the outdoors… we used to go camping up in Ellenville NY (Catskill Mountains) and then later at Lake George. These were the only vacations we can afford…. More...

By Urban Jibaro On Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

My Car Has New Kicks…

This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Cooper Tires and DiMe Media. I am about to admit some things… that I am not particularly proud of. Until this week, I did not have the habit of checking air pressure. Just More...

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By Urban Jibaro On Friday, February 3rd, 2017

New Year, New Toys: Frontier Has Your Bandwidth To Make It All Work

I love building bridges and I know that over the years you have relied on me to share news about nuestra cultura, educational opportunities and in the last few years… even brands I discover. [Disclosure] I have More...