Published On: Sun, Sep 30th, 2012

Sunday Sofrito: The Week In Review

Art by Edgar Torres

Hola mi gente...

it is your vecino, the Urban Jibaro…el compai de la cultura with my weekly Sunday Sofrito recap. Monday was exciting for a few reasons, I was profiled in USA Today’s Hispanic Living Magazine as one of the 6 Bloggers To Watch.

I am featured alongside Anna Flores – Spanglish BabyManny Ruiz – PapibloggerAngelica Perez-Litwin – New LatinaMarisa Trevino – Latina ListaEva Smith – Latina Mom Bloggers

I am very excited to be in such incredible company with people that I know have the same drive as I do to make our community a better place from both a personal and from a business perspective.

Speaking of community… I am proud to say that the Big Brothers Big Sisters LatinoBigs initiative represents the shift I believe we need to make in our community for our youth, so therefore I am taking on the role of ambassador for Latino recruitment initiative and joining many other influentials in our community who support them. Read the whole post here…

Then on Monday we kicked off the 2nd week of Trailblazing Latinos video series in partnership with Being LatinoBest BuyHPPanasonicXBox and Sirius Radio. We recognized David Gonzalez, Maritza Moreno Vega, Calixto Chinchilla, Junot Diaz and Frances Lucerna this week. This series is running daily… every week day for Latino Heritage Month.  So stay tuned for a new Trailblazer every morning at 10:15am on FacebookTwitter and here on Sofrito For Your Soul.

YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE… in less than 31 hours after we posted a blog highlighting a youngf Latina’s dream to educate kids in our community, 7 of you stepped up and invested in MamaYala World Cultures Kickstarter campaign to help Sara Ponce create a resource that will help us teach culture to our kids… learn more here.

If you have been paying attention, you will know that for some reason, bakers of delicious Latino confections are drawn to me… and this week, each one of my top 3 bakers had some exciting news…

Brooklyn Cupcake just announced that they will be opening a second retail location as one of the vendors in the brand new Barclay Center, home of the Brooklyn Nets in Downtown Brooklyn. They will definitely bring  new (and many delicious Latino) flavors to this venue, we wish them well in this new endeavor!

Boo’s Bakes who has been verrry busy these days making custom cookies and eclectic Latino designs for some high profile events, has just announced a series of community of cookie decorating classes highlighting iconic symbols of Latino cultures. Find out about the classes and other special events by visiting Boo at her website.

Coffee Lovers Rejoice! @KookiesTreats has launched a new line of Bustelo Infused Cupcakes that have had the local Brooklyn community buzzing… stay tuned as we will have ordering info on the website this week for local pick up.

Brooklyn was the place to be last night as Capicu Poetry in collaboration with XMental Inc hosted a hip hop poetry open mic in Brooklyn  benefiting the children serviced by the Coalition For The Homeless! Th even was an incredible success as we raised over $500 and received bags and boxes of school supplies donated by our community of educators, community leaders and artists. The event featured amazing performances by Mark Vigo Hard, Tatu, Ill Fame aka Mala Fama and a suprise performance from North from Division X as well as some of the hottest open mic talent in NYC.

Last but not least, my cultural co-conspirator PapoSwiggity has decided to blog between hosting some of the hottest poetry / literary events in NYC sharing unique perspective about the pleasures and pitfalls of being one of the most sought-after Latino event organizers in New York City, Chequealo!

On behalf of all the organizers, we want to thank you all for your continued support. 

Special thanks to this week’s advertisers and partners for enabling us to bring you your #DailySofrito. We strive to partner with people and companies that love Latino culture as much as our readers.  This week’s sponsors are Flaco Coquito, Art by Mia, Hispanic Kitchen, Rice and Beanz, Voto Latino, One Travel and Capicu Cultural Showcase. Find out how you too can partner with Sofrito For Your Soul by emailing us here!

If something special is happening by you, or if you know ordinary people doing extraordinary things that promote Latino culture, we want to hear from you… email us now at – Share your sofrito with us!

See you next Sunday with a review of what is happening with nuestra cultura.


Buen Provecho…

George Torres
The Urban Jibaro

Cultivando Cultura since 1997…
Social Media | Branding | Event Management
Follow me on Twitter… @UrbanJibaro



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Sunday Sofrito: The Week In Review