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HURRICANE MARIA RELIEF UPDATE: NEW YORK STANDS WITH PUERTO RICO

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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 this time, with most of the country incomunicado, there is not much information on that front yet. I will communicate any updates as they become 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...

By Urban Jibaro On Tuesday, March 14th, 2017
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By Urban Jibaro On Tuesday, March 14th, 2017
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By Urban Jibaro On Monday, February 27th, 2017
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La Sopa NYC Faculty Spotlight: Juan PaPo Santiago

  Co-Founder: La Sopa NYC: The School of Poetic Arts & Capicu Cultural Showcase  At an early age, Juan “PaPo” Santiago suffered from selective mutism—he spoke only to immediate family, though More...

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By PaPo Swiggity On Thursday, February 16th, 2017
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2017 Applications Now Open For LaSopaNYC: The School of Poetic Arts

#LaSopaNYC: The School of Poetic Arts is a 6-week writing workshop series from Capicu Culture that provides a communal space dedicated to the development of artistic skill and exploring the core principles of More...