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UPLIFTT | August 24, 2016

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About César Vargas

César Vargas

César Vargas

César Vargas was born and raised in the Dominican Republic and came to the U.S. when he was thirteen years old. He received a B.A. in Film Studies from Queens College, CUNY and has worked in the fashion and film industry. He is the founder of UPLIFTT (United People for Latinos in Film TV and Theater). He's a producer, writer, and director. He's also a published columnist (Fox News, Huffington Post, NBC, among others). As a poet and social media autodidact, he's exceedingly knowledgeable in pop culture, human behavior, and social issues. His colleagues have deemed him an anomaly for being extremely insightful in various fields despite coming from humble beginnings.

Posts By César Vargas

Exclusive Interview With Xochitl Oseguera: On We Won’t Wait to Uplift Women

August 11, 2016 |

Few things can help uplift our communities tremendously like empowering women. When it comes to being used, ignored, exploited, and abused, no one has it worse than low-income women and women of color. The women at We won’t Wait 2016 … Read More

You Shouldn’t Support or Defend a Latino Leader or Celebrity Just Because They Are Latino

September 30, 2015 |

There is research that confirms having a person of color or a woman in a position of power in the board of ed makes little difference to both POC and women. That’s because most of them still hold the same … Read More

A Star is Born in Pocha: Manifest Destiny—Veronica Sixtos

September 24, 2015 |

Once in a while the stars align to give birth to a new one. That’s exactly what happened to Veronica Sixtos in Pocha: Manifest Destiny. A star was born.

The 23 year old makes her leading debut as the … Read More

Kenneth Castillo & Marigold The Matador

July 31, 2015 |

One of the most prolific Latino indie filmmakers is at it again. Kenneth Castillo is working on his 7th feature film, Marigold the Matador. As avid fans of kenneth’s body of work, we decided to dig a little deeper and ask him … Read More

@BernieSanders para Presidente: 10 Razones por las que les Conviene a los Hispanos

July 10, 2015 |

Hola pueblo.

Muy pronto vienen las primarias presidenciales y como son gran aportadores de este país, permítanme decirle que candidato les conviene más a usted, a sus hijos, y a sus padres.

El senador Bernie Sanders…

1.) Le quiere … Read More

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

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

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

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