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I often seek out new places to eat according to what’s “hot” or highly reviewed on Yelp. It’s no secret that I have an addiction to my Yelp App… so much so, that I cannot just pick a restaurant...
Yo soy Boricua, 100% through and through. One of my hip hop songs says "Naci en Puerto Rico pero criado en Nueva York, expresando lo que siento poecia en espanol. Palabras que dominan representando para ti, yo parezco un...
I first encountered Lemon Andersen at a Capicu open mic event. He performed a poetic piece, I remember looking at him and thinking "what does this white dude know about these things he's talking about." Of course, I look white, and...
Quoted directly from their advertisement: "Queens Theatre proudly presents its 2012 Latino Cultural Festival, a four-day celebration of New York City's Latin culture.  Now in its 16th year, the Festival is one of Queens Theatre's cornerstone events, featuring theatre,...
I have a guest post on the site where Latino Culture Lives, Sofrito for your soul's website. Check out my article on the late, great Piri Thomas. "Down these mean streets" was the first book that I ever read, in...
This show is in it's 5th year, I have only recently become involved, but am I ever glad to be able to share with such an amazing group of people. Run by George "The Urban Jibaro" Torres and Juan...
This show is in it's 5th year, I have only recently become involved, but am I ever glad to be able to share with such an amazing group of people. Run by George "The Urban Jibaro" Torres and Juan...
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...
My son and my little sister are both half Dominican, my sister's dad is as Dominican as they come and finally there is me, a Puertorican that grew up among Dominicans. Over the span of my life, for a...
Disclaimer: This isn't an attack on my Black or Latino brothers and sisters, it's a call to action. Open your eyes and accomplish your goals. Stop blaming others. Yesterday was a day to celebrate the birth of the United States...
This is a nice local spot in Woodside. My old neighborhood. At any given point in time I'd pass by, pick up some sweets for my family and bring them home. If I were to attend an event, sometimes...
This past weekend at Fordham University's Rose Hill campus Sangre Viva held its second of hopefully many more educational events.  This event, dubbed "Historias! A Conversation On Latino Literature" featured an amazing panel of published authors from within the Latino community. The...
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