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Born in the Bronx, NY and a current NJ resident, Miguel Guadalupe is a graduate of Wesleyan University. He has worked for over 10 years withing NYC's financial industry. Miguel volunteers for various community and alumni organizations, and in his spare time writes movie reviews and opinion pieces for The Father Life, an online magazine for dads, and llero.net , an online magazine for Latino me. His Twitter account is miguad98.

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Let's Reclaim the Puerto Rican Day Parade

(17) Comments | Posted June 5, 2013 | 2:23 PM

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When I was a little boy growing up in the Bronx in the '80s, one great memory I have is the summers I was part of a small drum major group. Known more commonly as "Batuteras," it consisted mostly of young girls twirling...

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Confessions of a Fear Dealer (A Fable... A Dream... A Fiction?)

(4) Comments | Posted January 11, 2013 | 1:55 PM

The below came to me in a dream...

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I am a fear dealer. I sell human-hunting machines. I am very good at what I do. I give fear away for free to people via multiple channels, and when they are scared enough, these people...

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"La Colecta" in the 21st Century

(2) Comments | Posted May 2, 2012 | 7:19 AM

2012-05-02-gonzalezribbon When I was growing up in the Bronx, every once in a while, we'd get a knock on our apartment door from a neighbor. "Fulano-de-tal (so-and-so) has died, we are doing a 'colecta (a collection)' to help pay for the funeral." Usually the person...

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5 Reasons Why This Boricua From the Bronx Actually Enjoys The World Cup

(1) Comments | Posted June 16, 2010 | 12:04 AM

There is no reason for me to be enthusiastic about the World Cup. I'm not a sports geek (I was officially the last kid to be picked for grade school kickball events), and If I can relate to any sport, it would be baseball, for both it's high percentage of...

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Updated: Honduran Journalist and Family Reunited, Make it to Canada under Political Asylum

(0) Comments | Posted June 9, 2010 | 11:42 PM

Update: 10:30PM Thursday June 10th: It turns out that Andrea, the daughter of Karol Cabrera was not in danger, but had wandered outside the airport of El Salvador for some "personal time" during the layover because she did not feel well. Apparently she was able to sneak past Salvadoran authorities...

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Nation's Oldest Black Fraternity Joins Arizona Boycott to Support Latinos

(12) Comments | Posted May 7, 2010 | 11:20 AM

Yesterday on Twitter, I received a link to Theroot.com. There, an article titled "Taking a Costly Stand on Arizona" described the decision by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., America's oldest African American college fraternity, to move their national convention from Phoenix, Arizona to Las Vegas, Nevada...

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Arizona's SB1070 Gestapo Law Reveals Right Wing Version of "Liberty."

(124) Comments | Posted April 21, 2010 | 6:25 PM

"Show me your papers, are your papers in order?" This phrase was made famous, or rather infamous, by the Gestapo, and will soon be heard throughout the state of Arizona, (updated 4/23) Now that their Governor has signed into law SB1070, a vague and broad law giving law...

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Teabaggers Vs. Immigration Rally: A Tale of Two Americas

(14) Comments | Posted March 23, 2010 | 11:01 AM

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I was in Washington, DC this weekend to attend the national demonstration in support of comprehensive immigration reform. The rally had been planned months in advance, but as luck would have it, it fell on the same Sunday that members Congress were...

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Hiram Monserratte's Constituents Attack Him -- On His Own Website

(0) Comments | Posted March 5, 2010 | 9:26 PM

New Yorkers within State Senator Monserrate's district, as well as others, are taking the chance to spread their "blessings" all over Monserrate's 2008 campaign page guestbook.

Monserrate, a former cop, was recently removed from office after being found guilty to minor assault when the "muy macho" misogynist was caught...

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Mainstream Media Turns Blind Eye as Reporter Survives Assassination Attempt and Another Dies

(12) Comments | Posted March 5, 2010 | 4:14 PM

2010-03-05-hondurascabrera.latribuna.jpgSeveral nights ago, Mega News Nocturno, Spanish language Mega TV's nightly newscast, (where I fully disclose my wife works), reported a shocking story that stopped me in my tracks. On Monday, March 1st, Honduran reporter Karol Cabrera,...

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Last Minute Valentine's Day Ideas for the Guy Who Dropped the Ball

(1) Comments | Posted February 13, 2010 | 3:00 PM

OK Guys, it's Valentine's day weekend, and lets face it -- you blew it. You've got no gift, no reservations, no tickets to a Broadway show, no agreement with mariachis to serenade your woman in the morning.

So how are you going to save yourself from being...

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The Wolfman: Movie is a Howl of a Ride!

(22) Comments | Posted February 12, 2010 | 1:07 AM

Cast: Benicio Del Toro, Anthony Hopkins, Emily Blunt, Hugo Weaving
Directed by Joe Johnston
Rated: R

Joe Johnston's The Wolfman breaks the remake mold, and has bought back the popcorn thriller in an unexpectedly refreshing way.

The story is based on the 1941 classic. Del Toro...

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Urban Umbrella Etiquette

(3) Comments | Posted December 9, 2009 | 9:12 AM

On this dreary day, I thought I'd share with you my ideas for proper etiquette for people who use umbrellas in the city. I'm no miss manners (as those who know me would gladly attest to) but I've been on both the giving and receiving ends of umbrella faux pas...

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The Census and the GOP Latino Strategy: If You Can't Beat 'Em, Don't Count 'Em

(30) Comments | Posted October 16, 2009 | 12:33 PM

The amendment to the fiscal 2010 Commerce-Justice-Science spending bill (HR 2847) being proposed in the senate right now to stop funding the 2010 Census until they change their survey to include questions about citizenship may be the final nail in the coffin of the GOP/Latino relationship.

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Movie Review: Couples Retreat - A Male Perspective of Marriage Mayhem

(0) Comments | Posted October 12, 2009 | 12:40 PM

Cast: Vince Vaughn, Jason Bateman, Faizon Love, Jon Favreau, Malin Ackerman, Kristen Bell, Kristin Davis, Kali Hawk, Jean Reno, Carlos Ponce

Directed by: Peter Billingsley
Rated: PG 13.

One would think that a movie titled after marriage and relationships would be the ultimate chick flick, but, having been written...

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You Think the Right Wing Is Mad Now? We Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet

(4) Comments | Posted September 14, 2009 | 12:37 PM

The congressional heckle heard around the world ... thousands converge on Washington DC for hate-fest 2009. Birthers, deathers, and conspiracy theorists feed rumor and misinformation via biased "news" channels.

Looking at the national health care debate, one may begin to think that the United States has lost its collective mind....

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Obama's Rookie Mistake - Negotiating Against Himself

(3) Comments | Posted September 9, 2009 | 6:53 PM

The stakes for Obama's speech on health care reform could not be higher. It will determine if his promise of real change will actually happen, or if reform will be watered down to appease a population of people with an extraordinary inability to decipher misinformation from fact.

Obama, who...

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Why This Healthcare Debate is So Personal

(0) Comments | Posted August 28, 2009 | 4:09 PM

I am mentally exhausted. I am horrified by what I see on TV and by what I witnessed at my own Town hall meeting - rabid detractors of Health care reform who have been led to believe that covering 47 million people is somehow a threat to the American way...

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Latin Music is Having a "Dixie Chicks" Moment

(2) Comments | Posted August 28, 2009 | 12:27 PM

"Just so you know, we're ashamed the President of the United States is from Texas." Those words by Natalie Maines at the Dixie Chicks' 2003 London concert created a firestorm within the center of the country music world. The women were blacklisted on radio, their CDs were destroyed, and...

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A Bronx group's battle with the Yankees reminds us about real community organizing

(2) Comments | Posted August 27, 2009 | 3:16 PM

In an era where conservative lobby groups can muster dozens of misinformed citizens to disrupt congressional town halls and claim they are engaging in “grass roots” campaigns, we all need a reminder of what real community organizing is about.

Community activism is an important part of American culture. The ability...

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