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Latino Heritage Month Is Here… and I Have Had A Change Of Heart

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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 like it might be right up my alley right? I honestly never got excited about it. I started this site to lend my voice to present, promote More...

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By Rich Villar On Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
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La Sopa NYC Faculty Spotlight: George “Urban Jibaro” Torres

Founder, Sofrito For Your Soul and Sofrito Media Group Co-Founder, Capicu Poetry and Cultural Showcase “Everything I cook, I cook with love. Love and sofrito, Papi. That’s all you need.” George More...

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By PaPo Swiggity On Friday, March 17th, 2017
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La Sopa NYC Faculty Spotlight: Rich Villar

  Artistic Director, Poetry Facilitator:        La Sopa NYC: The School of Poetic Arts Rich Villar’s first experience with the written word was at the age of three, on a beach in Puerto Rico. On 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...

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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...

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By Urban Jibaro On Sunday, December 11th, 2016
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Watch This Now –> The Poetry of Henry Gonzalez: “Will a Black Life Matter?”

Henry The Poet Born and raised in New York City, Henry Gonzalez is an Afro-Latino spoken word poet, essayist, and community organizer.  At age 15, the effects of the Great Recession pushed his family to move More...

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By Urban Jibaro On Sunday, November 20th, 2016
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Emerging Voices: Alex Vega Wants To Break Free

Break Free   I don’t want to tell you the story of my life Instead the story of the female Hispanic stereotype Just because I am Latina doesn’t mean I want to stay home and cook you rice & beans   Or More...

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By Urban Jibaro On Tuesday, November 15th, 2016
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The Poetry of Diane Rivera: Seasons & Reasons

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 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...