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[9 Sep 2015 | Comments Off on Orgullosos De Estar Aqui (2006) – Hurricane Katrina – 10 years Later | ]

I have not touched my blog in 5 years and after coming in here and looking around I am quite happy with the past content. This post is dedicated to some previous work that changed my life at the time which I had done in 2006 for the now defunct Current TV. This channel was championed by Al Gore. It was a radical concept that allowed regular folks to submit original documentary content and regular viewer would vote online for submissions to go the air. The network paid the independent …

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[6 Apr 2009 | Comments Off on Cenizas, the Walter Goyburu version is a beautiful song | ]

Walter Goyburu is considered one of the local masters of Peruvian criolle music but from his respected neighborhood of Callao, Lima. Do not mistake this music to what they call creole music from New Orleans.
Goyburu’s version of the classic valz song Cenizas, originally by Emilio Visosa, was recently featured in the all star album La Gran Reunion, Los Guardianes de la Musica Criolla (‘the great reunion, the guardians of creolle music’) which features 19 respected criolle music artists.  This album has been coined the Buena Vista Social Club of Peruvian …

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[20 Feb 2009 | Comments Off on Save the kids and future societies from hate against women | ]

I do not know the answer but it must be stopped.  We read and hear that domestic violence happens all over the world but we usually never see it and tend to ignore it.  It is hard to look at the pictures of teen pop star Rihanna after getting beat up by her pop celebrity boyfriend Chris Brown, but it should be a stark reminder to mature audiences that domestic violence must not be tolerated.  It took so much hate to injure someone’s face like that, let alone a woman.  …

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[21 Nov 2008 | One Comment | ]

Thanks to my homie @mager I had the pleasure of learning that Shaquille O’neal just started using twitter a few days ago, he already has over 5k followers.  He goes by @THE_REAL_SHAQ.  I am not necessarily a Shaq fan but I will admit he is as big of an icon as any other great basketball player of our time, and I respect him a lot.
Following Shaq on twitter now for less than 24 hours has made me laugh very hard.  I realize after reading his tweets that he has always …

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[8 Mar 2008 | One Comment | ]

When I made this movie in September 2006 I had different goals in mind. I wanted to work at Current TV, Al Gore and Joel Hyatt’s maven viewer created content TV network. I wanted to work at Current so much that I decided to make a movie and show them I had what it took. I had no idea that two years later this movie would inspire a journalism education program at an Oakland high school.
Check out the original version in case you haven’t seen it …