Boricua Profiles: Margarita Maria Morales Kearns


The first of my Boricua profiles will be of my mom, Margarita Maria Morales Kearns who passed away this year at the age of 80.  Margarita, or Daisy as she was known, was born in 1932 in San German, Puerto Rico. Even though things were very difficult on the island during the depression, her family did fairly well as my grandfather had a good job with More...

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By Urban Jibaro On Monday, December 31st, 2012

I Cannot Thank You Enough…

As many of you are out celebrating the end of the year and new beginnings… I have decided to spend this time in quiet reflection at home mentally recapping all the amazing things we have done together this More...

By Urban Jibaro On Sunday, October 21st, 2012

Poetry: Prometido by Venessa M. Diaz

can I please cover you keep you warm at night with salacious idolatry constant innuendo veiled acts of indecency can I pretend I am who you want me to be can I writhe around your soliloquy languidly be your Salome act More...

By Urban Jibaro On Saturday, June 2nd, 2012

The Red Grasshopper… aka El Chapulin Colorado To Go Mainstream?

The time I spent in Puerto Rico was awesome in terms of TV… some of my favorite shows included El Chavo Del Ocho and El Chapulin Colorado. I recently realized that most of the TV I watched during that time More...

By Urban Jibaro On Saturday, June 2nd, 2012

NYC EVENT: The 2nd Annual El Barrio Week Is Happening Now!

(Special thanks to the website for giving us this info)  The 2nd Annual El Barrio Week will be held June 1st-16th, 2012. El Barrio Week is an annual celebration of one of the most diverse More...

By Urban Jibaro On Friday, May 25th, 2012
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Barbecue is more American than you think… it is a Native American culinary art.

So as America beings the annual ritual of firing up the BBQ grills for the first time, many are unaware how American the art of Barbeque really is. Did you know that Barbeque the way we know it has Native American More...

By Urban Jibaro On Friday, January 16th, 2009

Ask A Latino: Americanos ask about the power of the Chancleta…

Dear Urban Jibaro, I work in the toy department of a major retailer in a pretty diverse part of Pennsylvania. I see a lot of Latino families and I am curious about something. Whenever a kid throw a tantrum in More...

By Urban Jibaro On Thursday, February 1st, 2007
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Urban Jibaro’s Poetry: Thinking In Espanglish

  Reventando my words… Pa que tu oigas in my idioma Raising my bandera alto Porque compai, this is no broma I speak breathe and bleed boricua And I stand tall despite mi altura Mis ojos tu lo vez blue pero More...