NCLR Ushering A New Era of Inclusion… Saying we should be UNIDOS!

I am back at NCLR… Who is NCLR? The National Council of La Raza, a 49 year old iconic Hispanic institution ( but here is the mission statement in their own words) Since 1968,  NCLR—has remained a trusted, nonpartisan voice for Latinos. We serve the Hispanic community through our research, policy analysis, and state and national advocacy efforts, More...

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By Rich Villar On Sunday, July 2nd, 2017

La Gente Unida: At the 2017 Puerto Rican Day Parade

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 More...

By Rich Villar On Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Que Pasa Power: On Unity, Business Decisions, and Freedom Songs at the PR Parade

It’s nearly a year to the day since we organized 35 Poets For Oscar in El Barrio, one of five marathon poetry readings we held nationwide in solidarity with Oscar López Rivera, demanding his release from More...

By Nancy Ruffin On Monday, October 17th, 2016

Habla Y Vota: The HBO Documentary and Why Your Vote is Your Voice!

photo credit: HBO Latino This past weekend People En Español hosted its fifth annual Festival People at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. This year’s festival is particularly special because People En More...

By Urban Jibaro On Sunday, March 6th, 2016

Special Livestream Event: The Greece of the Caribbean? Puerto Rico’s Debt Crisis

The Conversation About The Puerto Rico Debt Crisis Continues This Wednesday, March 9, 6:30pm    Puerto Rico is being buried under $70 billion of debt and is in danger of default. This fiscal meltdown has More...

By Denise Soler Cox On Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

Interesting Updates from Project Enye (ñ)

We had mentioned a month ago that our friends over at Project Enye (ñ) where in need of our support to complete their film “The Enye (ñ) Experience”. The Enye (ñ) Experience is a film about what it’s More...

By Urban Jibaro On Friday, December 18th, 2015

Project Enye (ñ): Turning Up the Volume on Positive Stories of Children of Immigrants as an Alternative to the Hate

Our friends over at Project Enye (ñ) need our support to complete their film “The Enye (ñ) Experience”. Today they have launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise the remaining funds needed to complete More...