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Gil Medina

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My family left Puerto Rico in pursuit of economic opportunity. The first in my family to move to Camden, New Jersey, was my uncle who came to work at the Campbell Soup Company. Campbell Soup had a weight requirement and …

Ana Martinez-Perez

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My grandmother came to this county in the 1950s, she wanted to learn the language so she enrolled at Seward HS in the east side (near Essex St.). Afterwards, we all followed, I was 2 and my brother was 1. …

Richard Robles

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What’s my favorite thing about Latino food? Well, I mean I just love the color of yellow rice; it’s just a beautiful color. You know—yellow rice, red beans—it’s just very colorful. The food has always been very colorful for me, …

Louie Reyes

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What’s my favorite part about being Latino? Oh that’s everything. We are spiritual, we’re excited about life. We love engaging with people, interacting with people. We’re into family and living life, we’re passionate about what we do. That’s what I …

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Marcos Acosta

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Hello….My name is Marc, I am a Newyorican born and raised in Spanish Harlem. While growing up there I saw the good, bad and the ugly…..It is why I am who I am today. As a child of Spanish Harlem …

roy carrasquillo

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I’m 33 years old living with cancer for the past 7 years (multiple melanoma). I’m an artist and writer. My soul chants solitude..I sit in a puddle of sorrow..with the promise of tomorrow..will I make it ..my soul is radiated..praise …

Soraya Sobreidad

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Hi! My name is Soraya Sobreidad. I am a cooking show host and chef. I teach individuals how to cook healthy Latin food. I am passionate about eating great Puerto Rican meals and enjoying them in healthier versions! I am …

Michael Meijas

Michael Meijas

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I was born in Bronx, NY, and raised in the West Farms Housing Projects. I am a Puerto Rican and proud literary agent by day and playwright by night. I am the founding member of the Dramatic Question Theatre (DQT). …

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