Archive for June, 2014

Happy 99th Birthday, Grace Lee Boggs!

June 27, 2014

Today is Grace Lee Boggs’ 99th birthday. She is a true American Revolutionary! Yesterday, I watched the documentary about her life and it was amazing! For those who haven’t seen it, I highly recommend it. Here is the trailer.

Here is Grace Lee sharing her words of wisdom on how we must transform our education system.

Happy 99th Birthday, Grace Lee! Thank you for all your work and for being an inspiration to many of us. You are truly a gift for humanity.

Un pueblo llamado Salvador Allende

June 26, 2014

Eduardo Galeano un gran escritor Uruguayo me dejo sin palabras al ver este video. Casi se me salen las lagrimas. Y quiero que se me salgan.

Viva Allende!

Gran Discurso de Salvador Allende

June 25, 2014

Este es uno de los mejores discursos no solo de Salvador Allende sino de la historia. En el discurso uno ve a un Salvador Allende que no solo es Presidente sino se muestra su pensamiento de un Medico y lo mas importante, de un hombre humanista. Un Presidente que se preocupaba por la humanidad y que estaba comprometido con su querido pueblo.

Salvador Allende vive en las memorias de todos aquellos que luchan por construir un mundo mas justo y humano.

Allende Vive!!

Happy Birthday Salvador Allende!

June 25, 2014

To remember Salvador Allende, here is a song by the great Uruguayos, Daniel Viglietti, who wrote the song, Por Todo Chile, and the late Mario Benedetti who wrote his famous poem, Allende.
Enjoy this great song.

Karate Kid Turns 30, Check Out The Rehearsal Videos

June 24, 2014

The Karate Kid turned 30 years old this past June 22nd. To pay tribute to the Karate Kid, I came across these videos that many fans would enjoy. Below are the videos of the rehearsal for the movie. I am so thankful for YouTube that we can actually see how the movie came to be made.

Enjoy the videos and if you feel the need to watch the movie right after watching the rehearsal ones, go ahead and check it out on NetFlix ­čÖé



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10 things u didn’t know:

Cruel Summer

You’re The Best Around

Check out this great article on the Karate Kid
http://www.laweekly.com/publicspectacle/2014/06/17/how-a-movie-shot-in-the-san-fernando-valley-made-us-all-the-karate-kid

Here is the slide show:

http://www.laweekly.com/slideshow/the-valley-as-seen-in-the-karate-kid-then-and-now-41333920/

One Nation, One Team, 14 Immigrant Stories

June 24, 2014

Here is a great article by a dear friend of mine. Please take a look and share it with your family, friends and co-workers.
http://america.aljazeera.com/opinions/2014/6/us-soccer-team-fifaworldcupimmigrationreform.html

Corrido Mexico vs Croacia & The Fight Not Seen on TV

June 24, 2014

El partido de ayer, fue un partidazo. Cuando los Croacios andaban hablando que les iban a ganar a los Mexicanos, el equipo del Tri decidio hablar en la cancha y asi callarles las bocas a los Croacios.

Mexico fue superior en todo aspecto. Fue una victoria bien merecida. Miguel Herrera tambien conocido, segun a mi, como El Mexican Pete Rose o El Mexican Chris Farley, dio alegria a los Mexicanos cuando lo vimos celebrar junto con sus jugadores. Esa pasion que el muestra es contagiosa.

Con la victoria de ayer, Mexico avanza a la siguiente fase y tiene un encuentro con Holanda, equipo que se ha visto muy bien.

Para celebrar la victoria de Mexico, aqui les dejo el Corrido de Mexico vs Croacia, que unos chavos escribieron. Disfruten de esta cancion.
EN DONDE ESTAN, EN DONDE ESTAN! EN DONDE ESTAN LOS CROATAS QUE NOS IBAN A GANAR! EN DONDE ESTAN!
VIVA MEXICO CABRONES!

Resumen del partido
http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/videos/highlights/match=300186452/index.html

La Pelea que no mostraron en la TV.

Watch Vin Scully Call Clayton Kershaw’s 1st Career No Hitter

June 19, 2014

Dodgers fans remember the date: June 18, 2014. This will be a date that will be engraved in Dodgers History. Last night at Dodger Stadium, Clayton Kershaw threw his first career no hitter. He could have had a perfect game had it not been for Hanley Ramirez throwing error. Not only did Kershaw threw a No No but struck out 15 Rockies batters in the process. It was the Dodgers 2nd no hitter in the season, the first coming from Josh Beckett against the Phillies. The last time the Dodgers had two no hitters’ in a season was in 1956. It was the 12th in LA Dodgers history and the 22nd in Dodgers franchise. How fitting that the 22nd No Hitter came from the man who wears #22. The stars aligned perfectly for Kershaw.

With the Dodgers win which completed a sweep of the Colorado Rockies, the Dodgers are now 4 games back of the Giants. 10 days ago they were 9 1/2 games back. It appears that the Dodgers are peaking at the right time. I will not be surprised if they end the All Star Break ahead of the Giants.

Interesting fact that I came across while putting this blog together. Clayton Kershaw threw a Perfect Game in High School where he struck out 15 batters. Yesterday had it not been for Hanley’s error, he would have had a Perfect Game with 15 strikeouts. I have included the video of Kershaw’s Perfect Game.

Below are the video highlights from the game. Watch Vin Scully call Kershaw’s No Hitter. Vin has now called 19 career no hitters. UNBELIEVABLE!

http://m.mlb.com/lad/video/topic/27859992/v33850837/?c_id=la
Check out Dodgerfilms video from last night.

Videos of Co-Founder of Black Panther Party, Bobby Seale’s Speech During Urban Issues Forum

June 17, 2014

On Friday, June 13th, Bobby Seale, Co-Founder of the Black Panther Party For Self Defense, was the guest speaker at the Urban Issues Breakfast Forum of Greater Los Angeles. Mr. Seale was there to talk about: People Power and Socio-Political Advocacy in the 21st Century: The Legacy of the Black Panther Party For Self Defense.
Here are some of the videos from his presentation:



Videos from Freedom NOW Awards Fundraiser

June 16, 2014

This past Saturday, LA CAN hosted its FREEDOM NOW Awards Fundraiser at the CA African-American Museum. It was a very successful event. I thank all the attendees for making Freedom NOW a great event. Here are some of the videos from the event: