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UPLIFTT | June 21, 2017

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The art of written work and can, in some circumstances, refer exclusively to published sources.

Por mi Reggae Muero: Why Reggaetón Still matters

August 23, 2015 | 3

By William Garcia

“Con mi Reggae muero, no quiero parar de bailar con el yo muero, quiero que el corillo me grite bellaqueo, no quiero parar de bailar vamos al perreo”

Wisin y Yandel, “Por … Read More

Warning Shots to @NPR- Apologize to Latinos or We Will Boycott You

April 12, 2015 |

After getting wind of the way NPR mishandled Latino USA for its alleged biased coverage of Chicago’s mayoral race between Jesús “Chuy” García and Rahm Emanuel, I had to wait a couple of days to write this. I could not … Read More

A Story of Speaking Up by Michael Montenegro

March 20, 2015 |

Growing up,  I was to taught to be quiet because speaking up, causes problems.


When we got dictated in grade school, I wanted to speak up.

When we were pushed out of our neighborhood, I … Read More

White Boy Chicano by Michael Montenegro

July 1, 2014 |

White Boy Chicano

It’s an identity crisis

My parents are Mexican migrants, who stay busy all the time

Spanish is my first language, then almost losing it because of time

 My TV only showed Mexicans … Read More

Afro-Latinos: History of the Caribbean

May 20, 2013 |

Frank Moya Pons is a Dominican scholar who wrote one of the most beautiful books on the subject many should read called History of the Caribbean.

This book is his second installment after the famous book The Dominican Republic: … Read More