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September 20, 2009

Paz Sin Fronteras: A Victory For The Cuban People!

I am sure the critics will say whatever they want of this concert after it is over, there are those who never agreed with the making of this concert in the first place, and will never agree because of the Cuban regimen. However, if you saw the concert online just like I did, you would noticed the happiness and rejoice music brought to the souls of the Cuban people. That is the goal and I believed all those who made Paz Sin Fronteras possible: mission accomplished!

Juanes, Olga Tañon, Miguel Bose, Cucu Diamantes, and all those other courageous artists that showed up to play at La Havana, deserve praise and gratitude. Because they did not let fear intimidate them and despite all , they showed and deliver for the Cuban people.

But most important, I believe in Juanes' lyrics conveyed in his popular song, "It's time to change- El Odio por Amor" is a truism that must be recognized all over the world. No matter social class, race, language, ethnic origin, or anything. It is time for all of us to make this world a better place. Just like Gandhi said, "Be the change you want to see in the world."

That change is being made today by the young generation of Cubans and all those around the world. A realization that it is up to us to change the world to something better that we all aspire to live in. According to concert sources, more than a million people showed up to la Plaza de la Revolucion in La Havana to witness these artists. And more than that, they made history for themselves and to demand a better future for themselves from those in power on the island.

This was not Juanes' victory for pulling this out in the face of all controversy, nor the artists that showed up and broadcasted their music to the Cubans and the world, this was a victory for the Cuban people for being present and showing the world that they too can make history. This was the Cuban people's victory!

Que viva Cuba libre!!!

September 19, 2009

To the Rhythm of Ozomatli

Ozomatli entertaining at the CHCI Gala 2009

President Obama Final Remarks

Final remarks by the President at the CHCI Gala 2009

President Obama Marks the Beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month @ CHCI Gala 2009

President Obama addressing the crowd at the CHCI Gala 2009 and marking the beginning of Hispanic Heritage month in his Administration

President Obama Appearing on Stage CHCI Gala 2009

President Obama and First Lady at the CHCI Gala 2009

Soledad O'Brien CHCI Award Recipient

Soledad O'Brien is an American television journalist, currently the host of CNN Special Investigations Unit on CNN, and is best known for anchoring the CNN marquee morning newscast American Morning

Leguizamo Doing Roll Call @ CHCI Gala 2009

Comedian, actor, voice actor and producer. John Leguizamo did Roll Call at the CHCI Gala 2009

John Leguizamo Roll Call Introduction CHCI Gala 2009

A Colombian-American comedian, actor, voice actor and producer. John Leguizamo did Roll Call at the CHCI Gala 2009

CHCI Fellows Introduced @ CHCI Gala 2009

CHCI 2009 Public Policy Fellows

MC Maria Hinojosa CHCI Gala 2009

Award Winning Journalist and Author, Maria Hinojosa was the MC for the evening @ CHCI's Gala 2009

September 15, 2009

Latinos Leading on the Economy and Workforce

Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis and I

Top level government officials, nonprofit leaders, and corporate executives gather in DC during the CHCI Policy conference to discuss the economic impact of recession on the Latino community.

Moderator: Maria Contreras-Sweet, Chairwoman of the Board, PROMERICA BANK.Panelists: Hon. Shaun Donovan, Sec. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development. Dr. Raul Hinojosa-Ojeda, Associate Prof. UCLA Alan B. Krueger, Assistant Sec. for Economic Policy and Chief Economist, Dept. of Treasury. Hon. Loretta Sanchez(CA-47)Hon. Hilda Solis, Sec. of Department of Labor and the Hon. Gregorio Sablan (NMI)

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September 14, 2009

CHCI CareerLider Ribbon Cutting Event @ Washington DC Convention Center

CareerLider Ribbon Cutting ; CHC Chair (Rep. Nydia Velazquez-D-NY), CHCI Exec. Dir., Esther Aguilera, CHCI Fellows, and sponsors celebrate this great event for the Latino community.

CHCI Fellows 2009-2010.

CHCI Graduate Fellow, Jorge Madrid trying
out a Health-based software from Best Buy

The New CareerLider & Networking Cafe
sponsored by Walmart

CHC Chairwoman, Rep. Nydia Velazquez (D-NY)

September 13, 2009

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Policy Conference

I’ll be covering this year’s Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) conference live from Washington DC’s convention center— Monday through Wednesday. POTUS has confirmed to attend and speak at the Gala on Wednesday night.

I’ll be posting on the following blog/site and on twitter for you to follow:

Latinos y Latinas Online Blogera.com

LLOnlineBlogera Facebook Fan page

Twitter: LLOnlineblogera (Follow me)

To give you some insight about my bias for this great organization; I was a public policy fellow on the Hill through CHCI back in 2007. Thanks to them, I learned a lot about the legislative process at the federal level. They do a great job developing the next generation of Latino leadership in government affairs through their internship and fellowship programs. If you are interested learning more about CHCI’s mission and their programs for Latino/as, check out their website: Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute

Stay Tuned!

September 10, 2009

Social Media Revolution

Simply amazing!

Social Media Revolution: Do You Have A Strategy?

Today, I had a wonderful opportunity to mingle with some of New England’s best entrepreneurial minds from different industries: real estate, IT, and green technologies to the latest fast rising field of social media (My business specialty). This superb conference was hosted by the RI Economic Development Corporation in Providence, which happens to have as part of their professional staff, a great talented and professional Latina by the name of Claudia Cardozo. I want to thank Claudia for having invited me to this great conference.

As you may have experienced by being surrounded with people who twitter and post frequently through any of the social network sites, in the past two years, the field of social media technology has revolutionized the way we live and work! See my next blog post video, Social Media Revolution, so you can understand better the immensity and potential benefits social media represents in today’s economy.

My professional background covers over 5 years in technology consulting experience to small and nonprofit organizations, having attained both of my degrees in information technology and attended Carnegie Mellon University. However, I have realized how much more potential social media represents to all organizations out there today— no matter whether you have five people on staff or over a thousand— the benefits you can obtain through utilizing social media in advertising and public relations to grow your business/organization are infinite. I can show you how to utilize such technologies to optimize their potential benefits on your organization since I have done it myself.

In the past year, I have submerge myself profoundly in this field and received formal training through RI’s Economic Development Corporation, in addition to my own personal experience running my own blogs, multiple social media sites, and networking with other experts in social media throughout the country. I invite you visit my new business called, LLOnline Blogera, LLC. And become a fan on my Facebook page:


Please contact me at latinosylatinasonlineblogera@gmail.com for any organizational or personal needs you may be facing to utilize social media as part of you strategic business plan. I will provide you a free consultation visit to assess your needs and provide solutions to meet your goals.

September 07, 2009

The New American Politician

Courtesy pics from Emanuel Pleitez and Tony Woods for Congress

Although Tony came up short this time in his congressional district race, like him, many other young non-white Americans are running for public office even before reaching their 30th birthday. As young brilliant leaders, they are taking up the chance to run for public office in their districts based on the obvious and clear reality of today’s American political condition.

Another example earlier this year was a young prospective running to replace former Rep. Hilda Solis (Now Secretary of Labor) for office in California's 32nd district, Emanuel Pleitez. He also came up short, but now enjoys name recognition and thus a better possibility to win a future election.

It is inevitable to expect that there many others like Tony and Emmanuel all over America, soon following in the same footsteps to run for public office in districts throughout the land; a new generation of Americans is now responding to today’s immense challenges presented to us. Tony and Emanuel represent such role models of new American leadership for others who aspire to do the same in their cities and towns across America. I am sure they will win an elected public office in their districts sooner than later— it is just a matter of time.


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