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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 providing executive catering for Merrill Lynch Headquarters in The World Financial Center. It was 1996, I was a 25 year old High School More...

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By Urban Jibaro On Saturday, May 25th, 2019
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Unhustling My Life

I got some ‘splaining to do… So what does one do when they aspire to (finish writing) a book, build a farm, spend time with loved ones and it seems like meetings, events and the day to day hustle 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...

By Urban Jibaro On Thursday, February 8th, 2018
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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 More...

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...