Monday, May 10, 2010
Back in February, the all talented Colombian super pop star Shakira came to the World Bank to promote a program that supports Early Childhood Development in Latin America; part of the Non-Profit Organization ALAS.
Shakira met with Robert Zoellick, president of the World Bank to launch a $300 million Early Childhood Initiative. The program will provide children up to 6 years of age with the right nutrition and education in their growth. Unfortunately Shakira did not sing a song that day, but she did provide oomph to the launch of this program that will help millions of kids in need.
I was able to cover the event and be published by The Washington Post, Blogamole; a MTV Tr3s blog, and a local catholic Hispanic newspaper; El Pregonero.
Thursday, May 6, 2010
In support for the Hispanic Community, the Phoenix Suns have changed their jersey logo to 'Los Suns' They jersey change honors the Latino community, the diversity in the league, the state of Arizona and the Nation
I agree with the 'Los Suns' jersey idea, I think it's a smart thing to do in support for the Latino community. On the other hand, there are people complaining about the fact that the NBA arena should not be used as a political arena; and in a way I agree with them. I feel that if you go to a basketball game, or a hockey game, it should be a place where all kinds can congregate. Other than watching your favorite team, or enjoying your favorite sport, people go to sports games to relax, unwind, and forget about a day's work. My mixed emotions come from the fact that I am a Latino, I was born in Venezuela. I know what it is to work hard for a legal status, to pay your fees, and to want to live a better life. That's why I agree with 'Los Suns'
This is my blog that I share with you.
Feel free to pass this link around, share it with others. The cartoon may be funny, but the matter is serious. Whether you support the new Arizona law or not, it affects you.
what do you think about the NBA, or any other league using their arena to express their political views?
would this situation be different if the jersey's said something pro-the Arizona law?
What more can I say? The oil rig's explosion is pumping too much oil in the ocean. It's killing animals, reefs, and it's making itself impossible to clean off. Apart from this HUGE oil spill, gas prices are going up, up, up! As dark a color it is, oil is leaving quite the stain on the US right now.
PS: Do you think the Wonder Pets will go save those animals in need? As they sing "there's an animal in twoble, there's an animal in twoble somewheo"
Let's hope BP does a better job at it.
Monday, May 3, 2010
I thought about writing a long intro to this post, I actually had already written one but erased it by mistake. My previously erased post went on about how my future brother in law is a #1 all time, all weather Redskins fan. NO LOSS ever prevents him from being a fan, "through thick or thin" he always says. Family members and friends pressure him to jump ship (ALWAYS) But he's better than that, he knows not to go a sometimes better looking route, but wait it out with his Skins. When Oscar (my future bro-in-law) hears anyone in the media trash talk the Skins, he gets ANGRY!!!!!! Well, not angry, he's not scary or anything like that, but he does feel disapointed when he feels that the local media are the ones doing the most damage. He gets even more passionate when former players do the trash talking.
Well, I won't bore you no more. I've introduced my brother in law to you. (he's a nice guy, and a great quarterback) Now I will introduce Lavarr Arrington. (he needs no introduction)
Check out this twitter convo between my bro in law Oscar and Lavarr.