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UPLIFTT | May 25, 2016

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Dear future President of the United States, Senator @BernieSanders:

July 4, 2015 |

Saturday, 4, 2015

First, I would like to congratulate you for your recent strides with the American people. You are a breath of fresh air in a sea of mediocrity. Thank you for always being morally consistent and for putting … Read More

Remember the Loizazo: Racial Violence and Police Brutality Against Afro-Puerto Ricans  

June 18, 2015 |

By William Garcia

Señor policía recuerde lo de Loiza

Hablo del Cumpleaños convertido en noticia

No se hagan los locos muchos menos asombrado

Porque eso yo lo llamo un criminal uniformado

The Error of Blaming The #Latino Community for Celebrities’ Flops

June 12, 2015 |

I’ve always wondered why certain celebrities say that Latinos aren’t united and don’t support each other. Especially when it comes to Hollywood.

You can’t conflate entertainment with charity or support. It’s disingenuous to blame the community for our flopped ventures. … Read More

Why So Mad? White Puerto Rican Migration and the Effacement of Blackness: Part II

April 14, 2015 | 4

By William Garcia

This piece attempts to respond to the publication of my first article “White Puerto Rican Migration and the Effacement of Blackness.” With the support of UPLIFTT the piece caused a pandemonium and resulted with a lot of … 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

Cubaton: Politics and Resistance

March 26, 2015 |

By William Garcia

Amidst the obsession with Cuban hip-hop by leftist scholars, journalists and documentarians, the famed genre has been contended with a new form of musical expression, which fuses melodic Cuban timba beats with reggaeton, known as cubaton. Cubaton … Read More