Archive for the ‘latino’ Category

NYC Mayor de Blasio’s Puerto Rican Heritage Event at Gracie Mansion

I was invited to the Puerto Rican Heritage Event celebration hosted by the New York City Mayor’s Office. Below are videos and pictures of the event, held at Gracie Mansion in Manhattan. Mayor Bill de Blasio gave a passionate speech about the plight of Puerto Rico. Honorees included Olympic Gold Medalist Laurie Hernandez and actress […]

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Movie Review: VIVA – The Film

I watched a screening of the new film VIVA, which opens on April 29th, and experienced an array of emotions. The powerful film made me laugh and cry. At times I also found myself angered and other times amused. As a Latino, I connected with the cultural aspects of the movie, which is set in […]

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#MoreThanALabel – Why I Stand Up for Immigrant Rights – #DumpTrump

I am participating in #MoreThanALabel: Immigrant Stories, Simmons College’s online MSW Program’s campaign to promote transcending labels. My participation in the campaign includes sharing my take on the immigrant story and how I believe we can shatter the stigmas often attributed to immigrant communities. The United States has always been a country of immigrants and […]

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Four Tips to Crack the American Latino Market in Hollywood

Guest Blog Post by Erick Castrillon As a millennial American Latino I grew up in a whirlpool of ideas that have radically influenced who I am and how I perceive my surroundings. Like me there are millions. Yet we feel rare, underrepresented, misrepresented, like hazy reflections or even worse, like vampire reflections (as Junot Diaz […]

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My Favorite Latino/a Blogs for 2014/2015

This may be my last post recommending my favorite Latino blogs. I posted entries in 2009, 2010, and 2011 then took a long break until now. There are so many Latino/a-based blogs out there making it extremely difficult for me to list my favorites. Initially, I wanted to showcase the wonderful work of Latino/a bloggers […]

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Brooklyn Borough President’s 2014 Latino Heritage Celebration

Thanks to my good friend Farid Ali, co-owner of Bogota Latin Bistro, I had the opportunity to attend the Brooklyn Borough President’s 2014 Latino Heritage Celebration. Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams and Deputy Borough President Diana Reyna hosted an incredible event honoring many Latinos contributing greatly to the communities of Brooklyn. The evening was […]

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El Voto Hispano: The Documentary

In 2050, one in three Americans will be of Latino origin. In 2014, Hispanics will not only influence, they will in some cases decide the outcome of key congressional races that will determine the balance of power in Congress. “El Voto Hispano” is a documentary about the electoral power of the Hispanic vote and what […]

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