Thursday, December 29, 2011
Although the restaurants in North Philly aren't the same as those in other neighborhoods, they are still equally as delicious. Maybe they need a "name" behind the restaurant or something. I don't know...but I like my arroz con pollo and Philadelphia seems to think Loco Pez and El Vez are authentic. Riiiiiiight. Sure Mexicans seem to be dominating the population, but can we have other foods? Don't worry, I'm not judging considering I love to eat at some of the Fishtown and Northern Liberties spots but I just wish there was expansion on our community in mainstream media.
DesignBoom.com says, "The word tattoo is said to has two major derivations- from the polynesian word ‘ta’ which means striking something and the tahitian word ‘tatau’ which means ‘to mark something’." Although there are some tattoos I've seen that aren't what I would think are good but I don't judge much. Tattoos are meant for yourself and no one else. Back in ancient civilizations, they were used for various things like identifying tribes, passage into manhood and others. So why don't people like them today? Why can't I get a job with a tear drop under my eye? J/K lol.
My tattoos in a nutshell:
- GPHI hand sign
- Colombian scar
- Rosary with abuelito's name
- Kanji - "I'd rather die on my feet than live on my knees"
- Pisces symbol
- Still I Rise - Pair of hands holding a rising sun
- Reaching for my goals/dreams
- Kanji - "Happiness" w/ window frame (NEW!)
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
The article goes very in-depth about what neighborhoods grew and who is basically taking over the city. "The Juniata Park/Feltonville area saw the city's largest increase in Hispanics. Kensington saw the next largest increase. Most Hispanics in this area hail from Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, with pockets of Colombians and other South Americans, community leaders say." Pockets of Colombians huh? These Latinos are quickly starting their own business and encouraging the kids to stay in school and go to college. And although there's a population increase, we somehow lack in certain industries and other "important" sectors.
Should we rejoice that Latinos will soon be the largest minority in the country? Sure but we have to educate ourselves and our children to do better. Take-charge and work for these non-profit and for-profit companies. Become a doctor, purchase a house, own two cars! Why is it that we can't seem to get over ourselves and live our lives the way the "American" does it? I understand we're not supposed to since everything is changing and I see it every day. Let's show Philadelphia and the U.S. that we can "make it in America."
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Here are some Three Kings Day celebrations I came across in the Philly area:
- Three Kings Celebration at Taller PR. Music, presents for children, a theatrical presentation and a parade with the Three Wise Men. Featuring the local “Bomba and Plena” traditional music group los “Pleneros del Batey” who each year assist Taller to bring this important celebration to over 150 children and their parents. Pre-registration required/Celebración tradicional de los Reyes Magos con música, obra teatral y regalos para los niños. Requiere que los niños se pre-registren. 3 p.m.* (215) 426-3311
- Three Kings Alumni Mixer. Please join the Latino Leadership Institute Alumni Association for ran evening of networking and celebration. Light refreshments will be served along with great music. A perfect time for the alumni to catch up, the LLIAA board will also present their 2012 calendar of events.
- Centro Musical is collecting toys for Three Kings: new unwrapped toys for ages infant to 15 year old. Items can be dropped off at Centro Musical, 5th and Lehigh until January 4.
- Salsa Caliente! sees its second installment to kick-off the New Year and close the Christmas holiday season on Friday, January 6 with the sounds of Elvis Bonilla y su Orquesta and Tony Maldonado y su Orquesta (Painted Bride Center).
Monday, December 26, 2011
Shakira...thank you for glorious years. Now come back to Philadelphia :).
Friday, December 23, 2011
And then there's New Years. Growing up it would always be a family function but then I realized it was supposed to be a huge party with friends! Although sometimes I feel bad I haven't spent NYE with family in years, it's okay...that's what Christmas is for right? I try not to drink so much before 12 a.m. because I can get very emotional and that's a no-no these days. But after 12:05 a.m. it's all fair game. Sure I'd like to watch some fireworks in Philadelphia, but I'd rather watch it on TV somewhere warm with mis amigos. Then there's a NYC celebration....hhmmmmm?
Thursday, December 22, 2011
According to the Associated Press, the top story of the year was Osama Bin Laden's death. Really? That was your number one choice? Although it is a top story, I believe it shouldn't have been number one, but then again we live in America so it only makes somewhat sense. Some other lists included the Royal Wedding -_-. Really? Thank you America for making reality TV into something that we love to hate.
During the show we also named a story we thought should be recognized and I choose the first Latino high school valedictorian in Reading, PA. Why? Because that leads into the Dream Act which wasn't passed this year. ::sigh::. I was also a fan of the "protestor" story just because I'm a firm believe one person can make a difference in the world. Now when one person sparks an entire nation to move, change must happen.
Here are the other top stories of 2011:
- JAPAN'S TRIPLE DISASTER
- ARAB SPRING
- EU FISCAL CRISIS
- US ECONOMY
- PENN STATE SEX ABUSE SCANDAL
- GADHAFI TOPPLED IN LIBYA
- FISCAL SHOWDOWNS IN CONGRESS
- OCCUPY WALL STREET PROTESTS
- GABRIELLE GIFFORDS SHOT
Art Fennell Reports will air New Year's Day on the Comcast Network at 9:30 p.m. Check your local listings for channels and all that good stuff.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Tonight my jobs' posadas came to a close at Xilantro Restaurant in Wayne, PA. A learning experience, the four day posadas were extremely fun. Seeing people keep their traditions alive felt so good and also seeing children participate. For videos, photos and more visit www.holaciudad.com.
Hasta el proximo año.
Monday, December 19, 2011
I believe this is a question dealing with the generation gap. Would someone born in the 80s or 90s be offended or even notice? I would say not but you never know. However, someone who has worked and devoted their time to the Latino community would be more prone to change the names in the play. The play is set in Cuba during the 1950s and would probably draw a completely different crowd; heck I would go watch it. Besides, didn't Shakespeare mean dying is to have a sexual orgasm? O_O
Thursday, December 15, 2011
And why not! There are media outlets which reach the new-age Latino and there are those who reach the immigrant community. Latinos are probably the most confusing people to reach. And by confusing I mean difficult. We have those who stay true to their roots (and don't speak good English) by not leaving their community and supporting their local businesses; then we have the younger, tech-savvy Latino who likes Walking Dead and enjoying an arroz con pollo every now and then. Here's to an awesome and confusing future for marketers and media.
For now you can actually visit nbclatino.tumblr.com until the full site is launched.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
- Me: ::Walks into Dunkin Donuts::
Man 1: Hey you speak English?
(Already irritated) Me: Um yeah.
Man 1: You speak it good?
Me: Um yes I speak it well.
Man 1: Okay well you know what a wingman is?
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
I miss times like these when we would play simple card games. Now with motion censored games like the Wii and Kinect (Xbox), we seem to have lost our love for the originality. However, as you get older you get back into the board games like Scrabble and Monopoly. Of course I picked the longest games ever but they are still fun when you play with the right people. Here's to the holidays!
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Monday, December 12, 2011
The Walking Dead is probably one of the best shows I've seen yet. Sure a zombiepocolypse seems pretty intense right now but you never know. This show isn't just about zombies terrorizing the world and destroying families, it's about survival, trust, and basically asks, "What type of person are you?" The show brings up many issues along the way including your typical racist moments between whites and blacks...but that's only in the beginning. Soon all the survivors in the group above realize sticking together needs to be priority; but then others take charge into their own hand.
I'm not too familiar with the education system but from what people tell me, it's in trouble. From what I saw in just two classes, I felt bad. Kids will be kids but when they don't believe in themselves at that age, what can they look forward to? Some of the students didn't know what they wanted to do and some were just hesitant to reach their goal. I hope at least one of those kids took something out of what I said and that was really to just push forward; don't let anyone stop you. So don't turn around if you see a young person, embrace them and help them. They can be a bit much but isn't that why we have kids?
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
I probably should have started this a while ago but it felt good. I was happy to talk to someone who felt the same way I did about some things in the city and in general. In Philly (and most likely other places), as a Latino you get stuck into two worlds. You're either for your culture and only doing Latino-related things or you're assimilated and not involved. I don't understand why you can't be both? Why can't you enjoy a nice arroz con pollo and also a cheesesteak from Jim's Steaks? The older generation in this city find and mold the younger generation into something they don't want. If you stay away, they look at look like an alien.
It's great to have your immediate friends who probably work in different industries, but it's even better to see who else is out there. Sometimes I feel as though people have hidden agendas and want to take advantage of who you know and where you work. It's rare to meet the other kind that just want to pick your brain. With that, go forth and learn. Be someone who wants to meet people just because, not to grow your network/business. Keep in mind that's what networking is, but don't be selfish. Anyone up for coffee? lol.
Hilarious. True. Hilarious.Enjoy!
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Anyways, I always tend to wonder why I don't just find a job in L.A., Miami or even Colombia; but then I stop to think about it. As if life isn't already difficult, starting a whole new life where I basically know no one can be a little scary. Reason number two, I need to be close to the parents. Yes it's torture every now and then but you have to admit you love them. I know everyone's different but my parent's came to the U.S. to give my brother and I a better life. What would it look like if I just got up and left?
I just have to remember it's my life. The decisions I make will remain mine with no regret. Don't worry, I'm not saying I'm going to move somewhere far (from Philly) anytime soon. I'm only saying it could be a possibility. I mean am I to say I will say no to a job offer in Costa Rica? Colombia? Miami? Maybe. Maybe not. Only time will tell.
Monday, December 5, 2011
Through this initiative BL will expand their coverage of Latino-relevant entertainment. The week’s top cinco stories will become a feature on Planet Pit’s site, giving the Being Latino audience an opportunity to be a part of dictating what’s hot in entertainment each week. Although I am disappointed I am not writing for them anymore, I am glad to see BL do big things. Congrats!
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Thursday, December 1, 2011
This year's (new) honorees included:
- Edwin Desamour, MIMIC
- Cristian Hernandez, Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
- Michelle Angela Ortiz, Visual Artist (and all around cool person lol)
- Carlos Giralt Cabrales, Consul of Mexico in Philadelphia
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Now I bet you're asking yourself this again, "Why isn't there a Spanish FM station?" I ask myself that every day. Is there a market for it? Of course there is, but it would be a lot of work and very costly. With four shows running weekly including a weekend public affairs program, I believe El Zol will be staying for a while. Sad to see Rumba1480 gone but I didn't even see them around town a lot. Egh. I guess we'll see what happens with the two that are left.
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
A story about love, it's bound to bring families together who like Marisa came to this country looking for a better life. I must say I was really interested in watching the novela because of this story. All our families (well most) came looking for that dream. Then our mothers and fathers want to fall in love. Is her love a lie or will Cristobal now care for her work? Obviously the media pays attention to this drama and I'm sure there's that evil woman lurking around attempting to ruin Marisa's life. I'm sure she'll overcome right?
So what exactly do you need to do? Well like any other "change" you need to call your senators and tell them to pass the act. Call: 1-877-429-0678 and ask for your Senators or Representative by name. Tell your members of Congress that you support the creation of the American Latino Museum and that they should vote to pass the Smithsonian American Latino Museum Act, S.1868. While I support the museum, I believe the government should not run it. I'm not sure if the correct portrayal of Latinos would be represented even if we have Latino political leaders at the forefront. Sure the museum can't cater to everyone's needs and there will be angry people, but come on, this is OUR museum; the American Latinos' museum.
Monday, November 28, 2011
A few weeks ago I attended the Department of Labor - Office of Public Affair's (DOL/OPA) intern reunion in Philadelphia. It was great seeing some familiar faces and people working in the industry and even knowing they took part in the same internship I had. According to the DOL, "Since the start of the program in 2003, the office has provide learning opportunities to nearly 40 college interns from colleges throughout the Philadelphia metropolitan area, including The University of Pennsylvania, Temple, Drexel and Rutgers."
I would like to thank Leni and the rest of the DOL team because if it wasn't for them, I wouldn't be in my Telemundo Philadelphia chair right now :). The OPA internship was my first approach at public relations and outreach. Considering my major was journalism, it was the start of my journey to the other side (or as some call it the dark side). Some of the past interns now work in great leadership positions including city government, corporate communications and more. Moral of the story: take the internship!
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Taller Puertorriqueño’s staff organizes this annual warm dinner and provides clothing and canned groceries to over 300 people in need. There was food was donated by Shining Star Restaurant and Cousin's Supermarket as well as plenty of water provided by Keystone Mercy. I was happy to see other volunteers as well spend at least one hour doing something very selfless.
Interested in other volunteer opportunities? I'm sure you can call their offices or any other local agency in Philadelphia for opportunities. And please don't volunteer because you have to, volunteer because you want to. There's a huge difference. I hope as you sit tomorrow while stuffing your face you remember to thank friends, family and even coworkers. The people we meet in our lives cross our lives for a reason; whether good or bad it's still for a reason. Cherish those memories. Hasta la proxima!
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Earlier today, Goya Foods, Inc., announced a donation of 37,000 pounds offood to help those affected by the El Salvador floods. The donation includes evaporated milk, beans, coconut milk and other healthy Goya products. This isn't the first donation Goya has completed; back in March Goya donated 1 million pounds of food to multiple cities. This is a part of they 75th anniversary including their campaign, Goya Gives. So you see, for-profit companies can do good in the community. And GOYA has always been there and to be honest I've never heard anything negative from them. Good job Goya...so now where's my free rice & beans? lol j/k.
Monday, November 21, 2011
Then again, I've seen a lot of people give ideas and complain yet when they are given the opportunity: NOTHING. Change by US Philly isn't just about posting ideas, it's about actually getting involved. You can search projects by neighborhoods and tap into that network. One of my favorite features is just the design itself. The post-it idea posts are "cute" (hate using that word) but it's real easy to use and searchable. So Philadelphia, instead of complaining about small things, change your neighborhood and your city and then we'll talk about why you dislike _______. Tweet away!
Friday, November 18, 2011
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
So why can't they be nominated? I mean if Puerto Rico can compete independently in the Olympics and for the Miss Universe pageant, why can't they win Best Foreign Film? The online petition at change.org currently has over 1500 signatures but clearly needs more. I wonder what would happen if Puerto Rico did become an independent nation; would things remain the same or would it get better? Either way I believe Puerto Rico should be allowed to win the Academy Award.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Her next comment after finding out I was a Jersey-born Colombian was, "Wow I thought you were white." Really though? Granted I did not give her a stank face nor judged her but really? What does it mean to look white or Latino or Asian? How many generalizations and stereotypes are we going to give our gente? I honestly didn't mind it at all but then I thought way too deep in it...just because she's an older Puerto Rican woman as well. Then I thought to myself, "A lot of people in this community think I'm Puerto Rican." Is it because I live in Philly and like to help out? I don't know.
Back in college some people thought I was mixed with some Asian...more Chinese than anything. Not really sure where that comes from but people have said it's either because of my hair and/or my eyes. Racism alert! lol. Again I have no clue why we like to judge people based on their skin, hair, eyes, dress and everything in between. Here I am judging people when I know I have done it in the past. America...the land of opportunity based on what you look like. That's my rant for the day :).
In a study conducted by Xoom.com, the company revealed that Hispanics use their mobile phones to send money more frequently than any other immigrant group. Mexicans and Central Americans are leading this trend with 13% of remittance transactions being sent from a mobile phone. Other immigrant groups send 7% of remittances from a mobile phone. This probably explains why people work so hard here, then just move back to Mexico. The U.S. dollar is more valuable in their own country. I wonder if the study shows who's bank account.
Anyways, consumers can now use Xoom.com to send money to Mexico or any other country. Founded in 2001, the website is probably making the smartest business decision ever. I faked attempted to send money to Colombia but was deterred by the sign-up feature. Either way, for a small convenience fee of $5, I say go for it. Sure money transfers via the web seem shady but if PayPal did it why can't Xoom? So please send me some money so I can begin my next journey to Colombia :). J/k.
Monday, November 14, 2011
McDonald's USA is expanding its social media strategy with the launch of @MeEncanta, McDonald's official Twitter handle focused on its growing number of Spanish-tweeting fans living in the U.S. The new social media channel offers followers the latest news about McDonald's menu, exclusive promotions, as well as information on the company's different initiatives to support the community in the areas of education, music and sports.
The new Twitter account will provide contests, inside scoops on workshops, and continue conversations with the Latino community. The handle is managed by McDonald's national Hispanic PR agency of record, VPE Public Relations, and overseen by McDonald's communication and social media teams. Although this account actually existed for a while now, it's starting to gain momentum. One essential part of the account is interaction with the community and thankfully they are! It's one thing to have hundreds, thousands and millions of followers, but if you're not interacting with them, what's the point? So...I wonder if they're going to promote the McRib? lol
Saturday, November 12, 2011
While I cannot judge nor assume, they might be undocmuented. It's very unfortunate this is most likely how they make a living and are too afraid to find better jobs. So why the Uhaul photo? Only because while helping my brother move they would jump to us with assumptions that we were going to hire them.
Thursday, November 10, 2011
I'm not even sure what to think of you. Sure you think "keeping it" real is an okay thing, but you have to remember you're Latina...at least that's what the show says you are. If you are, stop being a "bitch," and if you aren't, stop being a "bitch." It took a while for me to get accustomed to you and I liked you a lot. You know how to sing and pretty much get things done your way. However, the negative attitude does not give you the best fan base...especially because it seems as though you're the typical cheerleader and typical Puerto Rican. Again I don't know if you're even Puerto Rican, but just stop it.
Let's take things a step further. You're a closeted lesbian. Ummm now that makes things a little more complicated because you now represent two minorities. Maybe three if you count cheerleading. I'm a big fan of the show and you actually make things hilarious with your jokes and "realness." The fact that you attempt to hide things makes your character more interesting. In fact, don't change. Wait until you get to college lol. Hasta pronto.
A gleek :)
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
I recently saw the documentary below posted by Gilberto G. and thought this is what people need to see. The history of not just Latinos but Puerto Ricans in Philadelphia. This project is funded by several Latino leaders in the area and will be released in 2012. Enjoy the clip below!
Mayor Rosado is a 12-year resident of Fountain Hill Borough and a life long resident of the Lehigh Valley area. He was formerly Director of Community and Student Services with the Allentown School District, and was formerly the Assistant Principal of the East Hills Middle School (2004 – 2010) and Assistant Principal of the Broughal Middle School (1996 – 2004) in the Bethlehem Area School District. Mayor Rosado holds a B.A. in Sociology / Criminal Justice Administration from East Stroudsburg University, an M. Ed. In Education from Lehigh University, and received his Principal Certification for Secondary Schools from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1995. As both a Guidance Counselor at Liberty High School and later as the Assistant Principal of Broughal Middle School, Mayor Rosado has served the students and families of Fountain Hill and will continue to do so in his new role as Mayor.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
I think honestly speaking there are a lot of people out there who don't give young professional Latinos a chance. It's a hateful world out there and in this economy why should they help us right? No. Supporting young Latinos ensures many things including the survival and continuous growth of our gente. Rule of thumb: Latinos need to support other Latinos in all aspects (spiritually, professionally, economically, etc.). As much as I wish I could mentor someone, I find other opportunities for the younger generation.
Herostreet also recently produced their first video for El Sol. Enjoy!
Monday, November 7, 2011
Some of the awards to be distributed are:
- Best Lifestyle Blogger
- Best Latin@ Tech Blogger
- Best Latino(a) Social Network Leader
- Best Latino(a) Social Network Leader
- Best Politician using Social Media to reach Latino(a)s
According to the petition, "Paula Ziritti, 24, spent two years in one such facility and for three months was shackled in handcuffs while guards threw water and urine on her. She describes numerous accounts of physical and sexual abuse." Ziritti goes on to say, “The closure of the first clinics by the government is good, but not good enough. Why is the clinic where I suffered still open?” I couldn't believe something like this is happening in our world. Torture? Curing homosexuality? Riiiiiiiiiight.
These type of incidents have to make you realize protests in the U.S. are probably the least of our problems. Could clinics like the ones in Ecuador exist in the U.S.? For more information about the petition to stop these clinics visit change.org.
Friday, November 4, 2011
P.S. Did you know to get ñ while typing you should hit ALT + 164?
Thursday, November 3, 2011
What I'm wondering is what about those who didn't leave good reviews? What was the ratio between good and bad? I'm hoping the other videos are a little more diverse but I'm sure I know what they're going for. According to the NY times article, "The Mexico commercials required considerable logistical set-ups. Tourists were approached at airports in Mexico, Mr. Llanes said, and again after they landed at their home airports." Passengers were asked for their opinion for a "new brand of tequila" and in return would get a free ride home. Sweet deal right? Have you been to Mexico...thoughts?
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
To purchase your ticket click here or call 215.922.5465. See you there!
Education should be extremely important to Latinos in the EE.UU. Sure you keep reading all these numbers about Latinos in this state and that state, but what good is that without an education. An education is needed to fulfill a lot of American lifestyles. I understand it's not SUPER DUPER necessary but it's an essential part of life. Why do you think our parents came to this pais? A bachelor's in today's age is easy to get (maybe), but let's move forward with master's degrees and even Ph.Ds.
Join us at the Tweetchat today (3 p.m. EST) and tomorrow, November 2 at 8 p.m. EST.
Monday, October 31, 2011
Probably one of the smartest ad campaigns I've seen, the students have received an enormous amount of feedback (negative and positive). Where the campaign will go from here is up in the air. The student group deserves a huge round of applause of bringing awareness to not just their school, but to the nation. Sure they didn't expect the attention, but awareness is always a good thing.
But going back on topic, I get involved because one never knows where these professionals and organizations will take you. Currently I'm most involved with the Philadelphia Public Relations Association and the National Association of Latino Arts & Culture Philadelphia Host Committee. Pretty much taking up a lot of my time, but it expands my network; did I mention it's a lot of work? Don't get me wrong I love supporting these organizations. I never have a hidden agenda and I always stay open-minded. I get involved because in order to get anywhere in life, I have to say "yes." Then again if I had millions of dollars I could just stay at home and do nothing...maybe volunteer.
Maybe I just need to relax. The holidays are approaching and I need to concentrate on family and the people close to me. The professional life is getting more and more intense since a lot of people don't have jobs, people who do have jobs are getting so many demands and so on. Occupy Wall Street (and every other city) is putting a lot of pressure on big corporations and banks. What is to come of our future? 2012...I hope you're a little better than what 2011 brought me.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Anyhoot, I was happy to see El Sol Latino Newspaper and the National Association of Latino Arts & Culture (NALAC) awarded by MAC. It was also very heart-felt when they awarded Karin Phillips the Legacy Award for her work as a community affairs reporter for KYW Newsradio. I had the opportunity to work with her a few times and although quite the character, she had a heart like no one else.
So it's less than one year where NALAC will hold it's conference in Philadelphia. What's so special about this? Well let's start with the fact that this is the first time the conference will be held on the East Coast. That should be special enough. This year's theme, Seizing the Moment Now, is just a small glimpse of things to come. And from the looks of the 2010 conference, Philadelphia is bound to be one of the best yet. See you in a year.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
And similar to last year's anniversary post, let's take a look at some great posts from the last year.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
To accompany the unveiling of the billboard, the non-profit has also organized a NYC Chapter Tweetup immediately following it, which will take place at the Heineken New York City Offices. During the tweetup, several lucky winners will also have a chance to win tickets to the conference, one of the most anticipated social media events of the year. Passes to the conference vary so this would be a great opportunity to find a scholarship. Wish I could go; best of luck to everyone!
So will it work? My best bet is that old school immigrants will not purchase this insurance; instead their children will purchase. It's the new-age Latino which knows what exactly the above advertising means. And of course when first-generation born Latinos get the insurance, the word of mouth begins. What do you think of the above advertisement? I honestly think it's the funniest thing ever...but to be honest I don't have a car so I don't need it haha.
Monday, October 24, 2011
- Charisse R. Lillie, President, Comcast Foundation; VP, Community Investment, Comcast Corp.
- David Kong, CEO & President, Best Western International
- El Sol Latino Newspaper (Award Recipient)
- Local Host Committee for the 2012 National Association of Latino Arts & Culture (NALAC) Convention
- Karin A. Phillips, Awarded Posthumously (Award Recipient)
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
So as I sit here at the airport ob my phone I started looking at some photos I took at work. My job had a corporate contest to decorate our reception area and yep...it was my job to decorate. Luckily I had 18 years of experience because growing up mom loved doing this stuff for almost every holiday.
I went to two differnt stores and bought a whole bunch of junk. With a small gameplan I decorated to the best of my abilities. And surprisingly I received a lot of great compliments from our staff and the cleaning crew. I guess all that preparation growing up paid off :).
So if I don't win ill be pretty upset lol. Below you'll find some of the photos with poses from our intern.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
THEHARVEST/ LA COSECHA brings to life the story of over 400,000 American children who are torn away from their friends, family, and school education to work demanding hours picking crops that feed America. Director U. Roberto Romano focuses on the lives of migrant farm workers Zulema, Perla, and Victor (aged 12-16) and captures how their 14 hours a day, 7 days a week on below minimum wage job requires much individual sacrifice in order for their families to survive.
From the preview below, you can tell this will make it to everyone's TV screens. The ALMA NCLR Special Achievement Award winning movie, executive produced by Desperate Housewives’ Eva Longoria, is now available on DVD and VOD platforms.
The Harvest/La Cosecha - Theatrical Trailer from Shine Global on Vimeo.