- We discussed his starting point in the world of art and his start drawing designs for his mom who was a seamstress.
- His first work here in Chicago with the Segundo Ruiz Belvis Culture Center.
Today's episode is one where we are joined again by Roberto Perez of Urban Pilon and Piro Lopez of Buya to discuss the current issues in Puerto Rico. We discussed the Trump visit, some of the lies being spread around, and with what people can send to Puerto Rico. The main discussion is around the "Rican-Struction" BBQ for Boriken event on Oct 22, 2017 at 4pm in Chicago.Read More
Everyone loved him as our second podcast episode "The Rise of La X Tropical" and this time we have Luis Guillermo breaking down some more Chicago radio history! Topics include:
Episode 50 focuses on a conversation we have been wanting to have with a guest for a while now. Today's show features Chicago based Angie Galván-Rodriguez, who is the creator of AfroLatina Natural. We discuss the beginnings of her project being rooted in her daughter getting made fun of at school and how they now embrace natural hair.Read More
Episode 47 welcomes Omar Torres-Kortright who is a heavily involved Boricua now based in Chicago. Omar is Executive Director of the Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center and founder/CEO of Aguzate. Conversation includes:Read More
There is a lot of controversy about Puerto Rico and its political status. Are they a country? Is it a colony? Are they a state? People also wonder what all the protests are about. Today we bring in a Chicago based group called Chicago Boricua Resistance that is hoping to answer those questions and bridge the gap between Boricuas on the island and in the mainland. Topics include:Read More
Jessica Holmes is the Executive Chef and Co-founder of SoulBoricua, LLC - a great young Chicago business created by sisters three sisters - Jessica Holmes, Lenora Carroll and Cecile De Mello - who blended their African American and Puerto Rican heritage. They bring an African American and Puerto Rican fusion of foods with health conscious ingredients. We talked about their main product "SoulFrito", which is now available at the Englewood Whole Foods.Read More
There are many people who try to separate the concept of Blackness and Latinidad. A basic history book or pressing play on some of our favorite music can quickly show you that is not true. Today's guest are members of a musical group called Bomba Con Buya based out of Chicago. Bomba music is an Afro-Boricua genre rooted strongly in drum rhythms.Read More
Today we are joined by an early pioneer in the Latino Tech scene - George "Urban Jibaro" Torres. He takes us through his early journey with technology and how he created his first website www.sofritoforyoursoul.com as a poetry journal. He then builds it into a company that includes Marketing, Event Management, Media, and much more! This includes the story on making the jump from to become a full time Entrepreneur and leaving his 9-5.Read More
Frenchi is a 25 year old Boricua from Chicago who is making moves in the field of education within Chicago Public Schools. She started working with at risk youth that are Wards of the State, but then transitioned to a role as Dean of Students at a high school. We discuss her experiences working with high school students as a young professional and the importance of caring for students. The crew also gets into a good convo regarding mental health and depression in Nuestra Comunidad.
Enjoy the podcast Familia!Read More
Cha Cha Jimenez is a legendary figure in the Puerto Rican and Latino political history of America. In this first episode, he takes us on a journey growing up in 1950s/1960s Chicago and the creation of the Young Lords as a gang. It only gets better from there as Cha Cha documents the journey where they make the transition into a civil and human rights organization.Read More
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