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I want to preface this post by thanking everyone who reached out, called & visited during this very difficult time. If you are not aware, I lost my grandmother (Mama) on July 15th 2017. If you know me, you know that Mama is my hero and the inspiration behind much of my community work. My world has shifted in such a profound way. Click The Link More...

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By Urban Jibaro On Saturday, December 31st, 2016
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No Resolutions For Me… Here Are My Three Words For 2017

I do not do Resolutions anymore… ever. I stopped participating in the New Year ritual of making a list of “resolutions”. I am, however a firm believe in self-improvement and I came across a blog post in More...

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By Urban Jibaro On Sunday, December 11th, 2016
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  Afraid To Fail? Don’t Be… I’m A Proud Failure

  All of my life, I’ve been afraid to fail. I remember growing up, watching class clowns get scolded by the teacher and be told how they were failures while being kicked out of the classroom. Or the More...

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By Urban Jibaro On Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016
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Want to know how to use social media to attract and engage quality customers, and grow your business? I have a class for that.

Hello, my name is George Torres,  and I am a community builder who presents, promotes, and preserves Latino culture via new media. I currently engage via my blog, Sofrito For Your Soul, and several social More...

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By Urban Jibaro On Monday, October 17th, 2016
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La Sensacion Leaves El Bloque To Conquer El Mundo!

Ever have that friend that moves away and you do not speak to them for weeks at a time but when you talk to them, you pick right up where you left off…? I have a few, but one of them is this young lady Jomaira More...

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By Urban Jibaro On Wednesday, September 14th, 2016
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Listen Online To #TheEmpowHERmentHour: A Conversation About The Puerto Rico Crisis You Do Not Want To Miss

This Thursday September 15th Maria Rodriguez and I push aside pop culture politics to talk the plight of Puerto Rico on #TheEmpowHERmentHour and what this economic/humanitarian crisis means for la isla and our More...

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By Urban Jibaro On Wednesday, September 14th, 2016
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Nancy Arroyo-Ruffin Continues To Inspire Women Thru Her Work

Let me introduce you to my friend Nancy… Nancy Arroyo Ruffin is an award winning author, poet, and public speaker. Nancy captivates audiences with her humor, honesty, and unwavering passion. She is committed More...

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By Urban Jibaro On Monday, February 22nd, 2016
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This is #OneConversation That May Be Overdue.

A few days back, I had the honor to be asked back to raise awareness once more on behalf of the CDC in collaboration with Social Lens and LATISM.  I said yes. I have never shared this but one of the hardest conversations More...

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By Urban Jibaro On Thursday, January 14th, 2016
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Magic Awaits… As I Try To Be A Better Me.

So I have been pretty open about the changes in my life in the last few months. I have been learning to live with Type 2 diabetes, I have been super focused on losing weight, I moved back to Brooklyn to build my More...

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By Urban Jibaro On Friday, January 8th, 2016
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If You Love Something, Set It Free… (I Am Giving My Website Away)

Mi Gente… This year marks our 19th year in existence. This site started as my personal poetry page (pre-social media) to a Latino Listings Project, and Online Magazine. Today I am proud to say that it has More...