Hispanic/Latino History Month. Maybe Not.

But if you don’t feel the same way, it’s cool, too. I was thinking about Hispanic/Latino History Month on the train ride back Uptown this morning from my boxing gym (Allow me one tangent: So, a couple weeks ago I sparred with a couple of women from our sister gym. One of them surprised me—this is New York City and …

ABC’S The Bachelor, Inspired by the Catholic Church, Plays The Raza Card

Remember when the Catholic Church pulled a sly move by acceding the mafia’s first “Latino” pope to the throne? Jorge Mario Bergoglio, whose rap name as the new Catholic leader became Pope Francis I, was born in Argentina to Italian parents. The man, like many Argentinians, is of European descent but he was technically born in the South American country …

It’s A Cruel Summer

Somewhere in America, a Tio Tomas named Too Curious George Zimmerman is flailing his gun around like a wild cowboy while the family of the teenage boy he murdered mourns and become driven to prevent this from happening again to other Black and Brown. On one hand, it’s quite inspiring to see how people of all races have coalesced around the Stand …

Back from Virtual Purgatory…

Thank you for your patience during my brief website black-out. Had to fix some kinks in the chain. I’m back and excited to share all some of what I’ve been up to. My current doc, Before I Deconstruct is really taking off. We recently received a Nathan Cummings grant during the summer to push production forward. Filming has been rewarding, professionally …

Sammy Sosa is…The Alchemist

I caught this interview with Sammy Sosa on Univision‘s Primer Impacto earlier this evening. I’m surprised at how confused Sosa is about cream-gate. He doesn’t understand what’s the fuss. The light skin can be easily explained, he says in the interview: “There’s a cream I have that I put on every night before I got to bed…it’s lightened my skin …

Latino Identity and the dreaded "R" word: La Raza y Racismo!

Roland Roebuck has a compelling view on identity in the Caribbean, one that many of us have been either unwilling or not ready to tackle as a community. Sure, there’s academic debate about the fluidity of race in Spanish speaking countries all over the world. But it’s important to take this conversation out of the  confines of academia and engage …