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Is Calling ICE A Thing Now?

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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 a rise with deportation rates. In 2017, there has been a rise within border security. There has been many being deported, many people getting More...

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What Do You Celebr8? Join The Movement!

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Disrupting Racial and Ethnic Disparities – AARP NY Reveals Data.

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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

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By Urban Jibaro On Tuesday, September 26th, 2017
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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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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...