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Support Bx3M at Havana Film Festival

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The New York Premiere of Bx3M, an award-winning coming of age film written and directed by Judith Escalona, will be at the upcoming Havana Film Festival in Manhattan. I am a producer of this film. Get your tickets now. About BX3M  Judith Escalona | USA | 2016 | Fiction | 103min | NY PREMIERE  For Maria and Mona, graduation means fulfilling a dream. For Michael, it means dashing all hope of a better future. You either make the grade or you don’t— in academics or love— and that makes all the difference. Para María y Mona, graduarse es cumplir un sueño. Para Michael significa perder la esperanza de un futuro mejor. O pasas la prueba o no— en lo académico o en el amor— y eso hace toda la diferencia.  AMC LOEWS 34TH ST: 4/12@ 8:30PM, Director Judith Escalona present for Q&A UPDATE: HERE ARE A FEW SCENES OF THE NY PREMIERE. 

New Film: 'Bx3M' to Screen in the Bronx

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I had the honor to serve as producer of this independent feature film project by Judith Escalona. For more information, visit Bx3M . Update: Bx3M nominated in eight categories in Milan film festival. <iframe src="https://www.prlog.org/12604067-bronx-film-in-the-running-for-eight-awards-at-international-filmmaker-festival-of-world-cinema-milan.html?embed" width="500px" height="500px" frameborder="1"></iframe>

Latino Stats American Hispanics by the Numbers

The Reading Corner Last Christmas I received in the mail a new book titled Latino Stats by Idelisse Malave and Esti Giordani, a Puerto Rican mother-daughter team who take a closer look at Hispanics in this country. The recently released paperback book (published by The New Press) is now part of my Puerto Rican/Latino library collection, and it is expected to become a go to guidebook for anyone who wants to better understand the new reality of our nation's widely diverse Latino population. It has been described as the go-to book for anyone who wants to understand the future of America. This book serves as an important resource for advocates, educators, journalists and policy makers because it cuts through the rhetoric and sensationalism in the mainstream media and highlights with actual numbers the reality of Latino life in the U.S. Latinos are both the largest and fastest growing racial/ethnic group in the country while many continue to fight for status as Americans. There a

Survey Says Hispanics Support Obama for Prez

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Politics Hispanics Support Obama over McCain for President by Nearly Three-to-One, Pew Hispanic Center Survey Finds Hispanic registered voters support Democrat Barack Obama for president over Republican John McCain by 66% to 23%, according to a nationwide survey of 2,015 Latinos conducted by the Pew Hispanic Center, a project of the Pew Research Center, from June 9 through July 13. The presumptive Democratic nominee's strong showing in this survey represents a sharp reversal in his fortunes from the primaries, when Obama lost the Latino vote to Hillary Clinton by a nearly two-to-one ratio, giving rise to speculation in some quarters that Hispanics were disinclined to vote for a black candidate. In this new survey, three times as many respondents said being black would help Obama (32%) with Latino voters than said it would hurt him (11%); the majority (53%) said his race would make no difference to Latino voters. In addition to their strong support for Obama, Latino vot
Community Calendar Stars to Light Up the Screen at the Ninth Annual New York International Latino Film Festival The New York International Latino Film Festival (NYILFF), presented by HBO, returns for its Ninth Annual Edition from July 22-27 and will have its biggest line-up yet with over 100 national and international films, documentaries and shorts. NYILFF also boasts more premieres than ever before including Opening Night's AMERICAN SON, directed by Neil Abramson and starring Nick Cannon, Melonie Diaz and Jay Hernandez, and Closing Night's THE MINISTERS, directed by Franc. Reyes and starring John Leguizamo and Harvey Keitel. Other talent represented in this year's NYILFF include Daddy Yankee, Laurence Fishburne, Taye Diggs, Rosie Perez, Wilmer Valderrama, Snoop Dogg, Method Man, Tyson Beckford, skateboarding star Paul Rodriguez, Jr., Jesse Garcia, Emily Rios and David Banner, many of whom are confirmed to attend. For more information, visit http://nylatinofilm.com Se
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On Latino Policy The National Institute for Latino Policy recently provided some interesting information on Puerto Ricans stateside and how the stateside population continues to outnumber those living on the island. Here's an excerpt of an entry from the Institute July 14 bi-monthly newsletter, edited by Angelo Falcon: Puerto Rican Population Stateside Continues to Exceed that of Puerto Rico In 2004, the Atlas of Stateside Puerto Ricans documented for the first time the stateside Puerto Rican population exceeded that of Puerto Rico in 2003 by 163,246. The latest statistics from the Census Bureau, from the 2006 American Community Survey (ACS), estimates that this gap has grown: in 2006 there were 3,987,947 Puerto Ricans living stateside compared to 3,745,007 in Puerto Rico, meaning that there are 242,940 more Puerto Ricans stateside than in Puerto Rico. Does this development have implications for the politics and policy issues of the Puerto Rican community as a whole? In
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Things to do Destination: NYC's El Barrio. Free Walking Tours Every Saturday, through October 11, 3 – 5 p.m. Tour meets each Saturday at the southeast corner of Fifth Avenue and 104th Street. Guides from Big Onion Walking Tours lead excursions highlighting the thriving scene of Latino arts, culture and cuisine native to El Barrio. This program has been developed for El Museo del Barrio and the East Harlem Board of Tourism through grants from the Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. Admission: Free. For advance registration, e-mail elbarriotours@elmuseo.org. source: El Museo del Barrio (Photo courtesy of El Museo)