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La Gente Unida: At the 2017 Puerto Rican Day Parade

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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 the flag rock overhead as I walk to the Capicu float. I’m a big guy, so I’ll get the thumbs up from any number of people, for More...

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El Tribu De Abrante & Jeimy Osorio sing "I Like It Like That"
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Banco Popular Dedicates Puerto Rican Christmas Special To The Boricua Diaspora.

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“I Like It Like That” Is How NYC Theater Got It’s Mambo Back!

… in my personal opinion… it has been a while since I saw something so good I want to go again.   That said, here is a little #SundaySofrito for you. I want to preface this post by saying I have More...

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Listen Online To #TheEmpowHERmentHour: A Conversation About The Puerto Rico Crisis You Do Not Want To Miss

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Let’s Focus On Legacy & Save Brooklyn’s 3 Kings Day Parade

So yeah… my focus lately has been on legacy. I realize that once I am gone, that is all I’ll have left. I am not alone; I think about the elders. I think of the unsung souls and their contributions via More...

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By Urban Jibaro On Saturday, July 16th, 2016
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Add Some “Sofrito” To Your Latino Heritage Event

Why? Because Mama Taught Me Everything I Know About Social Media (and Sofrito). All jokes aside, If I only had a dollar for every time I heard… Why do you use “Sofrito” in your branding? Do you More...

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The Poetry of Mario Ponce Pagan: Receta

Receta   I want to die en Borinken! With abuela’s pasteles Receta tattooed under my tongue.   For the Angels to understand why I call upon papa dios every time I had them.   That her pasteles where More...

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The Guardians of Loisaida land on Loisaida, Inc. From May 28th until July 28th.

By now, if you haven’t heard of the super hero behind some of Marvel’s best Latino heroes, it is safe to say you may be living under a rock. Edgardo Miranda Rodríguez has taken the comic world by storm, More...

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Bring the Fam! 3 Kid Friendly Offerings at #LoisaidaFest

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By Urban Jibaro On Wednesday, March 9th, 2016
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I Broke My Weight Loss Plateau Dancing Salsa

Forget fad diets… supplements and starving yourself. DANCE SALSA! I broke my weight loss plateau by getting more active and my favorite exercise is Salsa. I have been talking about it so much because it works. More...