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The Poetry of Diane Rivera: Seasons & Reasons

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He told me, in between kisses and paintings That nothing is ever promised I told him, I’d rather know I’d rather plan I’d rather have the notion in my head that if I believe in something Maybe it’ll happen Preachers preach of evil fate And our naïve minds believe them, begging Begging for change that we wish to see in the world, begging for More...

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By Urban Jibaro On Wednesday, November 9th, 2016
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The Election Is Over: Tego Calderón and Talib Kweli Have A Message For President Obama!

That message is clear… FREE OSCAR LOPEZ NOW He has been in jail longer than Mandela!   Check out the video… then take action today!   The presidential election is over… Lets apply all More...

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By Urban Jibaro On Wednesday, November 9th, 2016
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Emerging Voices: Project “Brave Lords”: An experiment in Latino-futurism

By D.Bird ***********   He fell.   Fell from a hole in the sky, ducking and rolling with the fall while it closed behind him. Patting his body, he quickly checked to make sure everything was intact, and More...

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By Urban Jibaro On Saturday, November 5th, 2016
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Emerging Voices: Pequeño Ruido by Isa Guzman

Pequeno Ruido (Small Noises) Atorado/Stuck Language lingers as a cleaver stuck to the bone of a cow’s thigh. II. Mudo/Mute Reaching into one’s own chest to pluck unripe quenepas, praying for a single full More...

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By Urban Jibaro On Tuesday, November 1st, 2016
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Emerging Voices: The Poetry of Jessica Molina

[This is a work in progress because Puerto Rico is a work in progress] While at La SOPA, we were prompted to write “187 reasons why Puerto Ricans can’t march in the Puerto Rican Day Parade” inspired More...

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By Urban Jibaro On Friday, October 28th, 2016
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High Speed Internet Keeps The Connected Family, Connected!

I love building bridges and I know that over the years you have relied on me to share news about nuestra cultura, educational opportunities and in the last few years… even brands I discover. [Disclosure] I have More...

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By Urban Jibaro On Tuesday, October 25th, 2016
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Emerging Voices: Yolanda L. Rodriguez Responds To The “Buildings” Prompt.

Editors note: This is the sole response to the “Buildings” prompt.   In this room Somewhere In this room hides the center of my gravity. Small,      protected; hurt,          relentless. Ceiling More...

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By Urban Jibaro On Sunday, October 23rd, 2016
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Ivy P.’s Starbucks Nails! Blue & Purple DUO Chrome Nail Tutorial!

Editors Note: It is an honor to highlight a new emerging (and honest voice) in the make up artist genre. I met this young lady thru one of my best friends about a year ago… and I watched her grow in both creativity More...

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By Urban Jibaro On Sunday, October 23rd, 2016
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Emerging Voices: Translating Frankie & Rey Ruiz in the Snow by Natalie N. Caro

It all begun         dancing. Looking at old things, i wrote a poem on a tattered napkin; it was a memory of those years, and while we laughed i choked back tears. i can’t get used to this. And More...

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By Urban Jibaro On Friday, October 21st, 2016
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Brooklyn Coffee Lovers Rejoice! The #BusteloExperience Is In Brooklyn

A special 5 day Pop-Up Cafe opened to Williamsburg residents on Monday, bring Latino flavor back to the neighborhood where it once thrived. Art and Music are the backdrop for this delicious tasting of one of the More...