Archive for November, 2012

UN General Assembly voted for Palestine to become an observer state

November 30, 2012


With today’s historic vote, the UN General Assembly now recognizes Palestine as a nonmember observer state, giving them a huge victory in their quest for statehood. The 130 nations who voted in favor of Palestine voted for freedom and justice. This was a huge blow to the U.S. and Israel who have tried to prevent Palestine from being recognized as a nonmember state.
Congrats to the Palestinian people for this historic vote. I am including a pic where I was at the homeless world cup in Mexico City this year. Here am I with Mel Young, the founder of homeless world cup. I am proudly wearing my Palestine soccer jersey!

El Corrido de Hector Macho Camacho

November 28, 2012

Aqui esta el corrido de Macho Camacho. Espero que les guste.
Descansa en paz, campeon!

Bryce Courtenay, author of The Power of One, passed away at 79 years old

November 27, 2012

I just found out that Bryce Courtenay, author of the classic South African novel, The Power of One, passed away on Thursday, November 22, at the age of 79. I was first exposed to this amazing movie my sophomore year in high school in my history class. Seeing it as 15 year old adolescent really impacted me. I can honestly say that I learned about the cruel apartheid system through this movie. I almost cried watching the movie.
Little did I know that 5 years after watching this movie, I would be studying abroad in Cape Town, South Africa. I bought myself the book and reading it in south africa really got me emotional.
For those who have not seen this great film, I highly recommend that you watch it. I can guaranteed you that it will impact you in a very special way. One of my favorite movies of all time! The book is one of my favorite books of all time!
The world lost such an amazing story teller in Bryce. The Power of One is one of the greatest books ever written in my opinion. Here is the movie for those who want to watch it. The soundtrack to the movie is just beautiful!! I have my own copy!! It is that good!
Enjoy the movie and may Bryce Courtenay rest in peace!

Fr. Greg Boyle reading at Voices of the Heart

November 2, 2012

Here is Fr.G reading one of the homies poems from the last Voices of the Heart that we had couple months ago.

Voices of the Heart at Homeboy Industries

November 2, 2012


Come celebrate Day of the Dead at Homeboy Industries. The staff has been working hard for tomorrow’s event.
I encourage the greater L.A. community to come through because tomorrow will be an amazing night where people will be reading some heartfelt poetry that will also plant seeds into our wounded communities to start the healing process.
Please spread the word to your coworkers, friends, and family members.
I have attached the flyer for folks who may want further information.