Literary and cultural movements are often borne as a response to what is occurring in the world around us. Literature and the arts in general are constantly evolving as new movements emerge and speak to the concerns of different groups of people and time periods. Often, our political and social landscape influences art, but most specifically it influences the artist. For the artist the art … Continue reading On Race, Injustice, and Literary Movements
Photo credit: Matthews/AP Deputy Mayor for Education Dennis M. Walcott (c.) and New York Schools Chancellor Cathie Black. More than 3,100 New York City public school students struggled to come to terms yesterday with the Panel for Educational Policy’s decision to close or phase out 10 NYC schools. The schools which include four in Manhattan, four in the Bronx, and two in Brooklyn are all being … Continue reading As Bloomberg continues to close NYC schools what does that mean for our youth?
New York Catholic Archbishop Timothy Dolan at a a press conference in New York on Jan. 6, 2011. (AP Photo/Chiaroscuro Foundation, Diane Bondareff) A recent study by the New York City Department of Health released statistics that 39% of pregnancies in the city end in abortion. According to the report, in 2009 there were 225, 667 pregnancies in the City. Of those, 126,774 resulted in … Continue reading Abortion Rates for Latinos are 2nd Highest in NYC
This past weekend I had the opportunity to see the off Broadway production of “They Call Me La Lupe” starring Brooklyn born actress and fellow Latina, Lauren Velez. The story is about the life of the dynamic, freewheeling, uncontainable, but brilliant Cuban singer Guadalupe Victoria Yoli Raymond, the original Queen of Latin Soul. It was a remarkable depiction of one woman’s desire to sing and not let anything … Continue reading Latino Theatre: We Need More
I originally wrote this piece back in November but I am re-posting because God keeps sending people into my life that continue to inspire me. I truly believe that timing is everything and this definitely feels like it’s gonna be my time! I am ready to leave my legacy! *** I like to think of myself as a go-getter. I’m passionate, smart, and when … Continue reading Leaving Legacies: What Will Yours Be?
I’ve never been a fan of the NYC transit system. With its overpriced fares, overcrowded trains and constant service interruptions, I’d almost rather walk to where ever I have to go than ride the train. And I actually would, if I weren’t so lazy. The subway for me is like entering the fiery pits of hell. My skin begins to boil just thinking about it … Continue reading My Ride on the A Train: Just Another Day in NYC
The past few days have been hazy, hot, and humid in the big apple. With 90+ degree temperatures and humidity that makes it feel like its in the 100’s even the best put together celebrity is going to feel the heat. The pop diva was having an early dinner in NYC with her hubby and while the outfit was cute, as usual, the same couldn’t … Continue reading Bad Hair Day or Beyonce’s New Look????
Fashion and music have always gone hand in hand. Check out a few of last night’s most interesting fashions.
Continue reading 2009 MTV VMA’s Fashion…The Good, The Bad, & The Crazy!