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UPLIFTT | November 19, 2017

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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

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

@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

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

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

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

(In)Visibilities of Blackfaces in Post-Racial Latino Media

February 22, 2015 | 3

By William Garcia

Was there a lack of coverage by the Latino media into the killings of Eric Garner and Michael Brown by white police officers in the U.S? If so, should it raise eyebrows into what causes Latin@s to … Read More

White Puerto Rican Migration and the Effacement of Blackness

February 12, 2015 | 30

By William Garcia

It was August 2009 when I was admitted to the University of Puerto Rico in Rio Piedras and that what was when I first saw the amalgamation of a new breed of Puerto Rican I had never … Read More