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UPLIFTT | November 19, 2017

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Interviews

A conversation between two or more people where questions are asked by the interviewer to elicit facts or statements from the interviewee.

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

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

Skirting the Issues: Exclusive Interview With Carlos Berrios

September 12, 2014 |

I recently sat down with filmmaker, Carlos Berrios, to discuss the state of Latino cinema and his short, “Skirting The Issues”- which was written by multifaceted filmmaker, Franc. Reyes. Carlos Berrios is one of the most insightful and pleasant people I’ve met … Read More

Alt Control Delete: Interview with Ramón Govea

August 7, 2014 |

In the spirit of profiling our most promising up-and-coming talent, here’s an interesting (and telling) interview with California-born Mexican comic book aficionado and creator, Ramón Govea. The man decided to tackle with his work what we here at UPLIFTT … Read More

Kenneth Castillo: Exclusive Interview

June 12, 2014 |

Kenneth Castillo is one of the most prolific, and perhaps underrated, Latino filmmakers at the moment. One of the things that I admire the most about him besides his portfolio is his sage-like bluntness when it comes to the … Read More

Hugo Fernandez: Exclusive Interview

April 22, 2014 |

I recently had a sitdown with perhaps one of the most controversial filmmakers in the industry. I was initially going to call him a Latino filmmaker, but I’m sure he’d object to that. A lot of the new cats … Read More

Narco Cultura

December 5, 2013 |

Narco Cultura. Shocked would be a mild way to describe how I felt as I was watching this documentary. The sad part is, the story felt so far-fetched (these entire worlds are painstakingly real) that it made me question my … Read More

Catie Waters: Exclusive Interview

August 12, 2013 |

I sat down with Latin American Jazz, Soul, and R&B sensation, Catie Waters. At only 16 years old, she’s already getting a great deal of attention as she is taking the world by storm with her debut album, ‘Stone Child‘. The … Read More

Melonie Diaz, the Power of Diversity, and Fruitvale Station

July 8, 2013 | 3

I spoke with actress Melonie Diaz to discuss her new role in the upcoming Weinstein Co. release, Fruitvale Station. The film is based on the true story of Oscar Grant. A young man who had an unfortunate run-in with the … Read More