The Poetry of by Sharon Shaw: An Ode to my Dulce De Leche Sisters

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An Ode to my Dulce De Leche Sisters  Tu quieres café? She asked, as I entered her home. Si, mami, I naturally responded. Tu!I know, I know you like mi coffee!! She cheerfully expressed in her Dominican accent. She greeted me with a warm hug and kiss on both cheeks. Each time I walked into her home reminds me of my childhood in Brooklyn, NY. Unlike More...

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By Urban Jibaro On Wednesday, March 9th, 2016
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I Broke My Weight Loss Plateau Dancing Salsa

Forget fad diets… supplements and starving yourself. DANCE SALSA! I broke my weight loss plateau by getting more active and my favorite exercise is Salsa. I have been talking about it so much because it works. More...

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By Urban Jibaro On Sunday, March 6th, 2016
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Special Livestream Event: The Greece of the Caribbean? Puerto Rico’s Debt Crisis

The Conversation About The Puerto Rico Debt Crisis Continues This Wednesday, March 9, 6:30pm    Puerto Rico is being buried under $70 billion of debt and is in danger of default. This fiscal meltdown has More...

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By Urban Jibaro On Saturday, March 5th, 2016
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Top Travel Apps: This Is What I “Digitally” Packed For My Trip To Ecuador

Traveling Abroad? Here are some tools I used to digitally prepare for my adventure in Ecuador. I just got back from my very first press trip to Ecuador on Jet Blue’s inaugural flight from Ft. Lauderdale More...

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By Urban Jibaro On Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016
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6 Things I Noticed About My Health When I Started Dancing Salsa.

So a few weeks back, I announced that I would be starting classes at Salsa Salsa in Park Slope on January 8th. I made this commitment with the goal of adding dance to my workout to not only impact my health but More...

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By Urban Jibaro On Friday, January 1st, 2016
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My Three Words For 2016

8 years ago… I stopped participating in the New Year ritual of making a list of “resolutions”. I believe in self-improvement and I came across a blog post in 2014 by one of my personal favorite influencers, More...

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By Urban Jibaro On Friday, December 18th, 2015
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Funny Man Joey Fatone Raises Awareness About Link Between Oral Health and Diabetes Through Laughter

In the past 30 Days… I have partnered with Colgate Total®, using the power of laughter to help raise awareness of the potential link between oral health and diabetes with the new “30 Days of Laughter” More...

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By Urban Jibaro On Sunday, November 15th, 2015
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Rioja Wine: Tempranillo Day Just Changed My Holiday Wine Menu.

Over the last few years, I have developed a new interest in wine and now that I have, I do not understand why Latinos do not drink wine more often. I wonder why it is not a bigger piece of our culture. I have been More...

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By Urban Jibaro On Sunday, November 1st, 2015
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Dia De Los Muertos: 3 Lessons I Learned From Those Who Live From The Land.

 I worked with my friends at Tequila Don Julio to write this post. Sometimes some stories just resonate… and inspire. I was invited to watch the video of Don Julio, founder of the Don Julio brand of Tequila. More...

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By Urban Jibaro On Wednesday, October 21st, 2015
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There Is Money For Latino Scholarships Hiding In Plain Sight!

Are you or do you know college bound youth that are worried about how they are going to pay for school once they get acceptance letters? So last week, I had the distinct honor to cover the Hispanic Scholarship More...