Latino lives matter: the Ruben Blades Manifesto

FINALLY …. “Ruben Blades wrote the painful truth … that there is a widespread suppression of Latino artists, and Latino voices in America.”
Latino lives matter … as much as any others do!!


War Against All Puerto Ricans: Revolution and Terror in America’s Colony

Someone finally said it.

On his own web site this week, Ruben Blades wrote the painful truth…that there is a widespread suppression of Latino artists, and Latino voices in America.

Here is the Ruben Blades Manifesto:

The message of Ruben is clear…that in film, television, publishing and broadcasting, Latino stories never see the light of day.

Since the stories are suppressed, we constantly see perverted stereotypes: the drug dealer, gang member, maid, gardener, juvenile delinquent…but rarely any three-dimensional, deeply-rooted characters, who enlighten and inspire us in the manner of Atticus Finch, Erin Brockovich, Dr. Huxtable, Rocky Balboa, or even Gabe Kotter.

65 years ago, Ralph Ellison wrote Invisible Man. This cruel level of invisibility, is precisely where Latinos are today.

Puerto Rico is a bitter proof of this invisibility. Even as the island’s economy implodes virtually no one in the White House, Congress, or the mainstream media is…

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About Dr. Rex

I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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