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CULTURE & POLITICS

Papi – The Latino Dads Club

On July 4th, of 2008, I got news that my father had passed away. It was also the weekend we were celebrating my daughter’s 2nd birthday. It was an intense and surreal experience celebrating life while preparing to mourn death. Solace was found during a call wi...

United We Stand, Divided We Fall

The Puerto Rican Day Parade is the largest ethnic parade in the United States. Hence the importance of the event. Hence further the reason so many unfortunately look to politicize and use the parade as a means to serve - for better or worse - their own agendas...

Biggest Moments of the Puerto Rican Day Parade

It’s June, which means only one thing for many Latinos in New York City - the National Puerto Rican Day Parade. I grew up with the parade. As a child in the Bronx I was a drummer in a neighborhood “Batutera” band playing Latin beats as young girls with baton...

Albert Pujols – Faith, Family and Others

These days it seems as if athletes are suffering from a crisis of character. Whether it’s questionable conduct related to the game, such as deflate-gate and biogenesis, or off the field transgressions ranging from allegations of domestic abuse to sexual assaul...

How to Experience Cuba

As immediate gratification seeking Americans we have always had a problem with having zero access to things or places. So it was a bit orgasmic when President Obama lifted the trade embargo with Cuba which, among other things, allowed American airlines to ente...

Paraguayan Men You Need to Know

Paraguay may be small in size, but this South American nation has made a major impact over the years in everything from sports to classical music. Smacked down in the center of Bolivia, Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay. At first glance, it may be difficult to see...

Dumb $h!t White People Say About Cinco De Mayo

Cinco De Mayo is a proud day for those of Mexican descent. It commemorates the day that Mexico’s militia unexpectedly made the French’s military forces fall back and retreat to the land of toast, wine and fries. In other words, Cinco De Mayo is Mexico’s day of...

Edward James Olmos…A True Hollywood Don

Sometimes you choose your profession and sometimes a profession chooses you. You might say this is what happened to Edward James Olmos. Despite harboring dreams of being a baseball star, the 70-year-old Mexican American’s fate was sealed the moment he took an ...