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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 become one of the things that have clearly knocked me out of my comfort zone. I can see it, feel it and touch it. I can read parts of the book More...

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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 Monday, October 8th, 2018
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Puerto Rico Is Open For Business

So… on September 20th, I spent the evening with our friends of NYDIS & Why Not Care at St Barts Church in NYC for a memorial service for the over 3,000 lives lost during Hurricane Maria. The ceremony More...

By Urban Jibaro On Saturday, September 15th, 2018
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Hispanicize LA: I’m Going Going, Back Back, To Cali Cali.

So when I tell people that I was the first Latino blogger, I sometimes need to pause and realize that “being first” does not only mean you are the best. Yes, to a cetrtain extent you get “props” More...

By Urban Jibaro On Wednesday, September 5th, 2018
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Capicu Conversations: Rebel Poet

As we enter our 12th season of Capicu Cultural Showcase we are enduring as a community one of the most difficult times since the Civil Rights Movement. Since Hurricanes Irma & Maria hit Puerto Rico the Diaspora More...

By Urban Jibaro On Monday, September 3rd, 2018
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Capicu Conversations: Tina Marie Dominguez

 As we enter our 12th season of Capicu Cultural Showcase we are enduring as a community one of the most difficult times since the Civil Rights Movement. Since Hurricanes Irma & Maria hit Puerto Rico the Diaspora More...

By Urban Jibaro On Monday, June 18th, 2018
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Is Calling ICE A Thing Now?

by Jessy Genao Dímelo mi gente! I hope you’re all doing well! So, I’ve been watching the news for a while now and have noticed that ICE is the new, como se dice “thing” now? On the news, there’s been More...

By Urban Jibaro On Monday, June 18th, 2018
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#EstamosAqui: The Pride & Pain of This Year’s Parade

By Nancy A. Ruffin Puerto Rican flags waved proudly along Fifth Avenue this past Sunday, June 10, 2018 at the 61st National Puerto Rican Day Parade. Despite the devastation that Puerto Rico has endured this past More...