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What Do You Celebr8? Join The Movement!

#Celebr8YOU – A movement that began as a social media party is now an inspirational campaign to have folks celebrate anything they would like once a month on the 8th of every month. With so much Darkness occurring in this world–It is our duty to spread Positive Vibes so that our planet Earth, our beautiful world receives LOVE and it all More...

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By Urban Jibaro On Monday, January 29th, 2018
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Disrupting Racial and Ethnic Disparities – AARP NY Reveals Data.

Editor’s Note: On January 24, 2018, AARP New York, the Asian American Federation, the Hispanic Federation, the NAACP and the Urban League released a series of policy briefs highlighting disparities More...

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By Urban Jibaro On Monday, December 4th, 2017
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New Year, New Smile.

This post is sponsored by Colgate. Opinions are my own.   Getting a Diabetes diagnosis can really turn your world upside down because choosing to stay healthy is going to take some commitment. As a Latino, I think More...

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By Urban Jibaro On Thursday, September 28th, 2017
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Latest Puerto Rico Relief Update & A Call To Action In NYC

    Latest updates on Puerto Rico Source: NYC – PR Coalition. Update for folks in Puerto Rico- we already have folks in Loiza – but here is some new info * If you can drive a truck and have More...

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By Urban Jibaro On Tuesday, September 26th, 2017
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HURRICANE MARIA RELIEF UPDATE: NEW YORK STANDS WITH PUERTO RICO

Let me preface this post by saying, I have recieved hundreds if not thousands of inquiries about alternative relief efforts that address relief not covered by orgs like FEMA, Red Cross and NYS Relief Efforts. At More...

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By Urban Jibaro On Friday, September 15th, 2017
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Latino Heritage Month Is Here… and I Have Had A Change Of Heart

I preface this post by saying… the links expand to dope info on each topic highlighted. Feel free to explore. Soooo I struggled with this every year since I started the website. Latino Heritage Month sounds More...

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By Rich Villar On Sunday, July 2nd, 2017
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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...

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By Rich Villar On Thursday, May 18th, 2017
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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...

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By Rich Villar On Thursday, March 16th, 2017
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La Sopa NYC Faculty Spotlight: Jani Rose

  Co-Founder: La Sopa NYC: The School of Poetic Arts  Jani is a curator, activist, educator, and Nuyorican Poet born in Spanish Harlem and raised in the Bronx. A member of Capicu Culture, co-founder of La More...