All posts filed under: Mexico

Señor Joe Torres

“It’s been a long day without you, my friend And I’ll tell you all about it when I see you again We’ve come a long way from where we began Oh I’ll tell you all about it when I see you again When I see you again.” – Wiz Khalifa Anyone who knew Senor Joe Torres knows of his generosity, work ethic, humility and selflessness but above all his love and dedication to us his family. Whatever he was involved in, he made sure that it was done the right way. He never cut corners, and always made sure others were happy. He continued this even as he lay in bed in ICU.  This gofundme campaign was setup to help pay for the funeral costs and other expenses brought on by the death of Joe A Torres, 56, who passed away on 1/13/2019 after a short battle with an aggressive cancer.    Joe Torres was a beloved husband, father, son, brother, and a loyal friend. He leaves behind the love of his life, Frances and …

Young Lords Club

Buenos Tardes 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. 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 friend and fellow Boricua, Ponce Solo. Today, I want to introduce you to Iris Toro.   Please Meet Iris Toro: First and foremost, I respect the privacy of my friends as many of them may prefer to be anonymize. Let me introduce her to you my friends. Iris Toro, was born in Brooklyn and reborn in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico. She is a Nuevo York-based artist that focuses her talents and her endeavors …

“We Are Still Here!” Indigenous Peoples March Is Heading to D.C. this Friday

INDIGENOUS PEOPLES MARCH IN WASHINGTON, DC WILL OCCUR ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 2019 (DAY BEFORE THE WOMEN’S’ MARCH ON WASHINGTON) 8AM GATHERING LOCATION: BUILDING OF INTERIOR AFFAIRS 1849 C STREET NW, WASHINGTON, DC 9 AM PRAYER 10AM MARCH ROUTE: EAST ON C STREET NW , SOUTH ON 18TH ST NW CROSSING OVER ON CONSTITUTION AVE NW TO JFK HOCKEY FIELD (NATIONAL MALL) 11AM – 5PM RALLY LOCATION: 1964 INDEPENDENCE AVE SW, WASHINGTON, DC 20227 WEAR COMFORTABLE AND WARM CLOTHING BRING BLANKETS/CHAIRS FOR RALLY PORTION AND COMFORTABILITY REUSABLE WATER BOTTLE RAIN/SNOW OR SHINE NO CANCELLATIONS THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLES MARCH IN WASHINGTON DC IS A GRASSROOT EFFORT COMPRISED OF DOZENS OF INDEPENDENT COORDINATORS AT THE STATE AND TRIBAL LEVEL. THE EFFORT IS HELMED BY A COALITION OF ORGANIZATIONS, TRIBAL COUNCILS, ACTIVISTS, INFLUENCERS, MEDIA AND YOUTH LEADERS COMMITTEE TO MAKE SURE THIS MARCH IS A SUCCESS. THE PROGRAM ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 2019 WILL FEATURE VOICES FROM ALL INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES AND NATIONS THAT ARE INVOLVED IN THE INJUSTICES AFFECTING INDIGENOUS PEOPLES. ALSO TO BE FEATURING CULTURAL PRESENTATIONS OF …

Indigenous Peoples’ Day 1.18.19

Bienvenidos Mi Gente!! About this event on January 18, 2019 we are uniting Indigenous peoples across the world to stand together to bring awareness to the injustices affecting Indigenous men, women and children. Indigenous peoples from North and South America, Mexico, Canada and the Caribbean are a target of genocide. “We march because we refuse to be silent!” “We march because we will not be forgotten!” “We march because our time is NOW!” Gathering in Washington, DC on this historic day will be influencers, trailblazers, leaders, media, artists, celebrities, and people that want to make a difference and believe that Indigenous rights are human and environmental rights. January 18, 2019 will be an epic and historic convening with united voices on a major platform which will be monumental and impactful and most importantly governments will be forced to listen and take notice that we as Indigenous people will not be ignored and that we are still here. “Does anyone here know why we celebrate the Indigenous People’s Day?” “Who knows who Christopher Columbus was?” Anybody?! …

Anuel – Dallas TX – Nov.9th

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Adoptee

Hola y Bienvendio! Today, I’m going to talk about what it means to be an adoptee. What is an adoptee you maybe wonder? For those of you who don’t know what that means it’s an adopted son or daughter. A person who was adopted as a child. Most of you don’t know this about me but now you do. Here is my story. Many people around the world are adopted and or have adopted a child. I was adopted at a very young age. Matter of fact, I was adopted @ the age of 5yrs old. Many adopted people don’t know they’re adopted or they know and simply don’t care. Kinda like my brother who was adopted @ 9mo, he knows but refuses to admit it. Which, is perfectly fine because he is Chicano and looks white like my adoptive parents. I on the other hand being Puerto Rican and Mexican have a darker skin tone and don’t quite fit in with my all white family. When I was younger, I remember my first day …

🇲🇽Cinco de Mayo🇲🇽

Bienvenido! Do, you know what Cinco de Mayo stands for or better yet what it represents? Most Americans use this Mexican holiday to drink get wasted and eat Mexican food. But, to be quit frank they have no earthly idea what it means to our Mexican heritage. I’m going to give you a quick history lesson for those of you who have no idea.  So, grab a seat and maybe a cerveza and prepare to have you mind blown. During the French-Mexican War (1861-1867), an outnumbered Mexican army defeats a powerful invading French force at the small town of Puebla de Los Angeles. The retreat of the French troops at the Battle of Puebla represented a great moral victory for the people of Mexico, symbolizing the country’s ability to defend its sovereignty against a powerful foreign nation. Battle of Puebla and Cinco de Mayo Though not a major strategic victory in the overall war against the French, Zaragoza’s victory at Puebla galvanized Mexican resistance, and six years later France withdrew. Later that same year, Austrian …