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Free Oscar López Rivera: One of The Longest Held Political Prisoners in the World

A unity march to free Oscar López Rivera is scheduled for this Saturday, November 23 in New York City. López Rivera is a Puerto Rican independence fighter that has been jailed for 32 years. He is said to be “among the longest held political prisoners in the history of Puerto Rico and in the world.” In […]

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Timbo Gonzalez Wins 2013 Reb Bull Slaps Handball Tournament

Timbo Gonzalez, one of the top ranked handball players in the world, won the 2013 Red Bull Slaps this past weekend at the legendary Coney Island handball courts on Surf Avenue and West 5th Street in New York City. Gonzalez, who won the first annual Red Bull Slaps three years ago, defeated defending champion Geo […]

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LATINAS THINK BIG – The Official Launch of the ELLA Leadership Institute

The ELLA Leadership Institute officially launched last Thursday, May 16, at an empowering event at Barnard College at Columbia University. The LATINAS THINK BIG event was attended by over 200 participants and was live streamed by Google. ELLA Leadership Institute is a professional development center that offers strategic and tailored training, consulting, and mentoring programs […]

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Bronx Community Pride Center Closes After Former Director’s Arrest

About two days after news that the former director of the Bronx Community Pride Center was charged and arrested for possibly embezzling $338,000, the board of directors of the LGBT non-profit organization today announced the closing of its doors effective June 30th. “The board of directors of the Bronx Community Pride Center (BCPC), the borough’s […]

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Colombian Adoptees Connect in NYC to Share Their Life Stories

I had an incredible opportunity earlier this month to meet and interview a phenomenal group of people who were adopted from Colombia and raised by American parents. Thanks to a Facebook Group they met in New York City during the second weekend in June for a momentous occasion. They decided to have dinner at Bogota […]

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East WillyB Webseries Needs Your Help

Hola everyone. Last year I posted a blog entry about East WillyB, a Latino webseries about a group of longtime residents in Bushwick, Brooklyn going through the ups and downs of the gentrification of their neighborhood.  The amazing talent behind this original effort now needs your help to film a few more episodes in hopes […]

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Empanada For A Dream – NYC. Sat, April 21 through Sun, April 29, 2012

EMPANADA FOR A DREAM, a new play created and performed by Juan Francisco Villa and directed by Alex Levy, will be showing at The Barrow Group Theatre at 312 West 36th Street (between 8th and 9th Ave) in New York City. The limited 6 show engagement starts off on Saturday, April 21st and runs through […]

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