Buenos Dias Mi Gente!!
Bienvenido, today I will be talking about what has inspired me as an artist and where I will interview other artists, art students, and people involved in the art & entertainment world and who are community activist in the coming months. I am always touched and empowered by the stories of artists and powerful people in the art world and I wanted to use this opportunity to get to know what inspires others.
Please Meet El Vis Katari:
I wanted to give credit to a few of the artists that have really impacted and inspired me. I started my interviews with my dearest friends and fellow Boricuas, Ponce Solo, Jessica Flores, Iris Toro & Bobbito Ross. Today, I want to introduce you to mi hermano y amigo, El Vis Katari.
Elvis Katari, known for his revolutionary and sometimes controversial, public speaking was born and raised in NYC. Elvis constantly saw a divide between Borikuas in the Diaspora and Borikuas on the island. He saw a need for unification and Borikua group economics. His community outreach efforts have tackled current issues in Borikua communities both here and on the island. Elvis has used his artistry in graphic design to start Borikua Power apparel to promote self awareness and raise money for Puerto Rico.
Just got suspended for an other 30 days for posting that Truth…
#suspended #FreeElvisKatari. It’s always an honor to shed light on the fight Puerto Rico is putting up against oppression. Those of us who use our platform to awaken the masses will always be targeted. Be wise and know that not everyone is on the enemies radar. Those doing the work vs. Those who simply talk…. The people who know…. know. If we prove “America” is a corporation then it can be sued like one for its participation in the enslavement, genocide and colonization of Our People.
528 years of Oppression…120 years of systematic genocide…enough is enough💯We’ve said this a thousand times, and we won’t stop until the world knows. We don’t owe so called America, it’s so called America that owes Puerto Rico. I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but there’s a Borikua Revolution taking place💪🏾….this is your chance to be a part of something huge. To be a part of a great history being written. Make yourself available in whichever capacity you can.
Dear Elders…the youth will rise to the occasion if you just give them a lil trust💯. Imagine the day when ALL Borikuas come together and rise✊🏾. Bring back The Young Lords Party💪🏾 We want self-determination for Puerto Ricans — Liberation on the island and inside the United States. I can NEVER celebrate the independence of so called “America” because to do that means celebrating my own genocide💯.
We want self-determination for Puerto Ricans — Liberation on the island and inside the United States. We must fight with ALL we have to save the little bit of natural lands left in Puerto Rico✊. If not, hotels will go up and it will be the new place to trash for rich kids…we must identify “Corporate Columbus” and stop them. We want self-determination for all Latinos. We want liberation for all third world people.We are revolutionary nationalists and oppose racism. We want community control of our institutions and land. We want true education of our creole culture. We oppose capitalists and alliances with traitors. We oppose the amerikkan military. We want freedom for all political prisoners. We want equality for women. Machismo must be revolutionary… not oppressive. We fight anti-Communism with international unity. We believe armed self-defense and armed struggle are the only means to liberation. We go into the streets and neighborhoods most are afraid to enter…our communities need to be activated asap, frequencies must be changed.
Lady liberty lied to me, she doesn’t give a ish about my equality🎶. Puerto Rico does NOT owe so called “America” one penny, in fact it is so called “America” that owes Puerto Rico 🇵🇷✊🏿💯👏. We must rise and re claim both our identity and the love for OUR People, because “History” and “Hollywood” tried to erase it…we MUST unify all Borikua under the mindset of resisting being a colony since 1898. We MUST protect our own. We MUST support our own. We MUST rise✊🏾. I’m in solidarity with all my brothers and sisters in Puerto Rico. We don’t just wave our flag we defend it! The Black and White Puerto Rican flag is all about Spreading Borikua love, Power and Unity worldwide in resistance to being a colony and getting the short end of the stick since 1898.
Gracias for reading this article about my dear friend and fellow Taino, El Vis Katari. Please be sure to check out his Instagram to check out more of his creations and also his Etsy Shop & Facebook is provided below for more info if you’re interested in networking.
Etsy Shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/BorikuaPower