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16 under 16: Cristian Javier Nonies, Boxing Prodigy Has His Eyes On The Prize.

Author’s Note: For a long time, I have been wanting to create a space where we can recognize young talent that is already excelling in their passion. As we begin a whole new decade, I could not wait to create the 16 under 16 series to raise awareness, gather support and help these young people’s dreams come true. This young man caught More...

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By Urban Jibaro On Thursday, January 2nd, 2020
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4 Sustainable Startups Making Progress After Hurricane Maria

By: Carmen L. Bonilla Originally published on LinkedIn, republished with permission. Parallel 18 “Pre18 Gen.2” event, July 2019 While on vacation in Puerto Rico this summer, I attended “Pre18 Gen.2,” More...

By Urban Jibaro On Thursday, December 26th, 2019
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My Three Words For 2020

This has become my absolute favorite post of the year and for good reason. Ever since I decided to ditch the old resolution ritual for three guiding words to focus my energy on… the results have been phenomenal. More...

By Urban Jibaro On Thursday, September 5th, 2019
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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 More...

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...