Growing Up Bronx

Stories and tales of what it was like Growing Up Bronx during the late 80s and early 90s.

Some weeks ago I attended an event called #boricuasonline. This was a panel being held at the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College. Julio Ricardo Varela of Latino Rebels and Futuro Media Group was the one who invited...
A few days ago I attended the first #boricuasonline event at the Centro for Puerto Rican studies at Hunter College. My buddy Julio Ricardo Varela was one of the speakers. Like me, Julio can talk, it is one of his many...
A few days ago I attended the first #boricuasonline event at the Centro for Puerto Rican studies at Hunter College. My buddy Julio Ricardo Varela was one of the speakers. Like me, Julio can talk, it is one of his many...
I’m positive that you all have in one way or another been exposed to the same-sex marriage debate that is happening right now. Many people have changed their social media avatars in support of marriage equality, while others march...
I was born and raised in the Bronx in the 1970s and 1980s. My childhood was, in many ways, a classic Nuyorican postcard snapshot—quenepas, Fania, abuelos, familia, but that comfort and familiarity swiftly drifted away as I came to...
As I sit on this subway car, I wonder how I can explain this experience, yes I called it an experience, this book was much more than just a book. It was an experience, the life experience of author...
The Capicu Cultural showcase is in it’s 8th year if I'm not mistaken.  I have been attending "The People's Open Mic" for about 3 years now. It has been a pleasure and a great honor to be able to share...
I just thought of the sad excuse for a sofa that I have at home. It's pretty beaten up, even torn on many parts. My wife and I finally went to Macy's and bought a new one, it should be...
This story broke my heart. Christopher Duran, a 14 year old young man was shot and killed steps from where I grew up in the Bronx. The kid was shot point blank distance. Here is a heartfelt message about all...
People always complain that real music is a thing of the past. Many folks often say that rap and hip hop music are garbage. Well, we come to challenge that notion today. Perhaps a lot of the hip hop that...
I still remember it, not clearly, but I can remember. I went with my mom and some friends to a house party. This was the day I discovered the term "wall flower." I didn't know it at the time,...
I was visiting my mom in the Bronx. When I arrived I queried the family to see if they had any grub at home, the answer was no. So, I started to walk down the block looking for this...
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