“With a lot of love for all that have been forever changed… Thank you, munkyman (Nayib Estefan) for providing the spark that gave birth to this song & for your visionary keyboard contribution.
Thank you, Javier Concepcion Jr. for your masterful musicianship & amazing drone skills! Thank you, Alfredo Rivero & Dionisio De Moya for breathing life into the guitars. Thank you, Juan Arreguin for pouring your heart & soul into recording and mixing this with me. And last but not least, BIG THANKS to Heather Beltran my trusty side-kick photographer, editor and all around great friend!
To my family, I LOVE YOU and I MISS HUGGING YOU!! And to all of you that love & support and are always there for me, please stay healthy & strong, people!”
#BoricuaPride … “Puerto Rico Te Quiero (PRTQ) reports that Puerto Rican tennis player Mónica Puig and singer Sie7e have joined a reading campaign hosted by the Flamboyán Foundation: “Todos a Leer … en casa” … Let’s all read … at home. “
Puerto Rico Te Quiero (PRTQ) reports that Puerto Rican tennis player Mónica Puig and singer Sie7e have joined a reading campaign hosted by the Flamboyán Foundation: “Todos a Leer … en casa” [Let’s all read…at home]. The reading project for children is supported by artists, athletes, educators, and public figures during this time of social distancing due to COVID-19.
Tennis player Mónica Puig and the singer Sie7e joined the Flamboyán Foundation’s project “Todos a Leer … en casa” so that children will be able to enjoy reading stories by outstanding Puerto Rican writers at home. Both add their voices to those of other artists, athletes, educators and public figures who have collaborated with the initiative.
Mónica Puig, the first Olympic gold medalist [for tennis] in Puerto Rico, reads the story “¿Me puedes dar una galleta, por favor?” [Can you give me a cookie, please?] while Sie7e recounts and dramatizes the…
Like many, I watch the video. I saw the white truck parked ahead of Ahmaud. I saw the white guy on the back of the pick up truck. I saw the other white guy on the road, carrying a long gun. I heard three shots.
All of this was filmed from behind as the events took place.
Man who took video of Ahmaud Arbery’s shooting will also be investigated, Georgia official says
The director of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said Friday it will continue investigating the death of Ahmaud Arbery, including the man who filmed the incident in a video.
Director Vic Reynolds said that video, which has spread widely on social media, was a key piece of evidence in the case in which two white men are seen chasing Arbery down on a residential street in southern Georgia.
He said it took 36 hours from the time the bureau began assisting in the probe to arrest the father and son, Gregory and Travis McMichael, who are accused of shooting Arbery, who was black. There were “some things that needed to be done” in the investigation that had been led by Atlantic Judicial Circuit District Attorney Tom Durden since April 14, he said.
An attorney for Arbery’s family has called for William “Roddie” Bryan, the man who filmed the incident, to be arrested. Reynolds said investigators are looking into that.
Sadly, I don’t think we are going back to ‘normal’ … “With this pandemic, everyone wants the nation to get back to normal. For the two different justice systems we have in this nation, one for whites and one for blacks … it’s already there. In fact, it never changed.” #SoSad …
In 2009, President Barack Obama expressed his opinion about an arrest in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Republicans howled that the President of the United States shouldn’t stick his nose into situations like this and should just let the legal system play it out. How dare he.
What happened in Cambridge was the arrest of a college professor trying to get into a house. It was his house. He also happens to be black.
Back when an American president spoke honestly and with clarity, President Obama said, “I don’t know, not having been there and not seeing all the facts, what role race played in that. But I think it’s fair to say, number one, any of us would be pretty angry; number two, that the Cambridge police acted stupidly in arresting somebody when there was already proof that they were in their own home, and, number three, what I think we know…
Kiwi poet Tomos Robertson (aka Tom Foolery) and the fairytale video that’s gone viral.
Finally, something good about COVID that’s spreading across the world.
A New Zealand-born poet’s bedtime fairytale video, The Great Realisation, has already racked up more than three million views on YouTube – and is broadcast in full below.
Tomos Roberts – aka Tom Foolery – thinks the world will be a better place after the coronavirus pandemic than before, explaining it in feelgood form in the four-minute clip.
Among the millions of fans worldwide, the poem has struck a chord with A-list celebrities in Hollywood.
In the optimistic, forward-looking poem, Roberts speaks to a child about how the world was before the virus took over.
People were too dependent on technology, there was rampant overconsumption, and global warming was a major problem.
But as the pandemic struck and people were forced into lockdown, they started to speak to each other a lot more, especially loved ones. The planet started to recuperate as factories and industries paused.
Born in Auckland to Welsh parents travelling the country, Roberts now lives in the UK.
He was excited to be doing an interview with a New Zealand media outlet, he said, because of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.
“She’s not perfect, she’s not a prophet, but she’s doing a very good job.”
Due to the lockdown in England, he said he was able to get to know his younger siblings Cai and Sara better than any other time in the last seven years. The child in the video is his younger brother.
Wow!!! Brrr … “a blast of arctic air and snow is headed for the Northeast this weekend. The cold snap will interrupt a spell of spring weather that had been something of a salve and had driven people out of their homes to golf courses and parks.”
The Asian giant hornet is a big, mean-looking insect with a potent sting. Their queens can grow to be up to two inches long and their quarter-inch stingers can pierce normal beekeeping attire. They are also voracious predators capable of massacring entire honey bee hives in a matter of hours – decapitating thousands of the hive’s adult bees and absconding with the helpless larvae to feed the hornets’ own brood.