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UPLIFTT | September 2, 2015

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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

Best Latina Rapper Alive: Exclusive Interview with @AyeYoSmiley

March 25, 2015 |

I make it my business to uplift and profile the best up-and-coming Latino talent in the arts. I am always on the lookout for those who have yet to be discovered. I figured, what’s the point of covering Latino celebrities … Read More

Principals as Autocrats: Racism Against Black Teachers and Minority Students

March 20, 2015 |

By William Garcia

Historically the word autocrat is usually referred to as an absolute ruler or monarch who holds and exercises the powers of government by inherent right not subject to restrictions. Nowadays, the term refers to someone who is … Read More

The Dark Side of Hispanic Media and PR

March 20, 2015 |

Rodner Figueroa’s faux pas with the first lady, Michelle Obama, is a clear example of the huge cultural disconnect between Americans and Latin Americans who work in the media and Hispanic PR agencies. This is not an isolated incident.

Most brands that … 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

Latino Manifesto & New Latino Media

March 14, 2015 | 1

By Christopher Rodriguez

In 1996, I wrote a book entitled the Latino Manifesto where I delved into the question of whether U.S. Latinos will be able to engage in the national race debate between Blacks and Whites ultimately leaving us … Read More