Sights & Sounds of Heritage: Bomba!

Bomba Celebration!

“The book of our struggles is actually not a book at all, it is a musical genre that tells a story in the oral traditions to a beat gifted to us by the ancestors. The dance that accompanies this rhythm tell stories that words simply cannot. To see and hear a performance is akin to being a student in the masterclass of our heritage. It’s More...

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By Urban Jibaro On Thursday, April 1st, 2021

Hit Hard Financially Due To COVID-19? Here are some ways you can remain in your home even if you can’t currently make your mortgage or rent.

[This post was created as a paid partnership with Fannie Mae] Fannie Mae Is Here To Help! Just over a year ago, the pandemic began and life as we know it changed forever. For some, it can feel like the whole More...

By Urban Jibaro On Friday, January 1st, 2021

My Three Words For 2021

This has become my absolute favorite post of the year and for good reason. Ever since I decided to ditch the old resolution ritual for three guiding words to focus my energy on… the results have been phenomenal. More...

By Urban Jibaro On Tuesday, December 8th, 2020

A Latinx Guide to Surviving a Parrandaless Pandemic Holiday Season

By Maria Rodriguez-Morales This time last year many familias across the country were finalizing fiestas, cleaning their fine dinnerware from the chinero, sazonando pavochones, deboning the pernil, boiling pasteles More...

By Urban Jibaro On Thursday, January 2nd, 2020

16 under 16: Cristian Javier Nonies, Boxing Prodigy Has His Eyes On The Prize.

Author’s Note: For a long time, I have been wanting to create a space where we can recognize young talent that is already excelling in their passion. As we begin a whole new decade, I could not wait to More...

By Urban Jibaro On Thursday, September 5th, 2019

Who Do I Think I Am?

I have a lot of nerve, literally. Soy atrevido. After a few false starts, I have finally decided to focus on writing “the book”. I am not even sure why the book is so important but it has More...

By Urban Jibaro On Thursday, December 13th, 2018

Fighting For More Than Just Me…

Disclaimer: I’ve partnered with Modelo – a brand committed to honoring those who demonstrate The Fighting Spirit – to share my unique story on behalf of the Modelo Fighting Chance Project; however, all opinions More...

By Urban Jibaro On Friday, October 19th, 2018

Feedback: Networking With A Smile… Here Is How To Do It!

This post is sponsored by Colgate as part of their #SonrisaColgate campaign. Opinions are my own. Last week I was in Los Angeles, attending the third #HispzLA conference and meeting with many of my clients and More...

By Urban Jibaro On Monday, September 3rd, 2018

Capicu Conversations: Tina Marie Dominguez

 As we enter our 12th season of Capicu Cultural Showcase we are enduring as a community one of the most difficult times since the Civil Rights Movement. Since Hurricanes Irma & Maria hit Puerto Rico the Diaspora More...

By Urban Jibaro On Monday, June 18th, 2018

#EstamosAqui: The Pride & Pain of This Year’s Parade

By Nancy A. Ruffin Puerto Rican flags waved proudly along Fifth Avenue this past Sunday, June 10, 2018 at the 61st National Puerto Rican Day Parade. Despite the devastation that Puerto Rico has endured this past More...