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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

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

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

April 14, 2015 | 6

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

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

Pieces of The Dream by Jason Rivera

February 9, 2014 |

I haven’t written prose in a very long time. But, I had something on my mind of late and I had to get it out. I have to say, César and Jacia, you both came to mind as I wrote this! I have … Read More

El Ombligo/ The Belly Button

November 25, 2013 |

Father’s Day always brings back wonderful memories of making construction paper cards with ties on the front cover in school, which my father graciously accepted each year with a loud laugh and a bear hug. He kept each one in … Read More

Reasons to See Fast & Furious 6

July 27, 2013 |

Fast & Furious 6 (alternatively known as Fast Six or Furious 6) is a 2013 action film written by Chris Morgan and directed by Justin Lin. It is the sixth installment in the Fast and the Furious film series. The … Read More

Reasons to See Jack the Giant Slayer

May 6, 2013 |

Jack the Giant Slayer (previously titled Jack the Giant Killer) is a 2013 American fantasy adventure film based on the fairy tales, “Jack the Giant Killer” and “Jack and the Beanstalk”. The film is directed by Bryan Singer with a … Read More

Reasons to See Snitch

May 6, 2013 |

Snitch is an American crime drama film directed by Ric Roman Waugh and starring Dwayne Johnson. The film was released in the United States on February 22, 2013. The film also stars Barry Pepper, Susan Sarandon, Benjamin Bratt and Boardwalk … Read More

Reasons to See Django Unchained

April 25, 2013 |

Django Unchained is a 2012 American western film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. The film stars Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, and Samuel L. Jackson. The film was released on December 25, 2012 in North America.

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