Archive for the ‘Different Issues’ Category

20 Jul
2010

I Believe

I believe that an immigrant has two responsibilities:

Contribute to the betterment of the country where he lives

And help to improve the country that he left.

20 Jul
2010

I Promise

I promise to look ahead, to picture you accomplishing your dreams, to look up and see you in the hill’s top, and to hear your voice and the sounds of victory.

20 Jul
2010

The Dialogue

Polarization is your last concern, but Karen, be honest with me and look into my eyes when you respond to my questions. Did you really think that there was unity in Bolivia when the indigenous people have been oppressed and discriminated for 513 years? Do you think that unity in Mexico helped the Revolutionary Institutional Party (PRI) hold power for 70 years? Do you think that the Samoza government in Nicaragua held power for so long because there was unity in the nation? Karen, my dear friend, do you really believe that the Isaias family in Ecuador who owned more than 100 companies have been uniting the country? Do you think that in Ecuador we had 19 constitutions because unity allowed us to understand each other? Do you believe that the former owner of Radio Caracas Television (RCTV), or the owner of Venevision, Gustavo Cisneros has the same interests that you and I do? Based on their interests, what do you think; have they been polarizing or uniting the Venezuelans?

20 Jul
2010

Christina’s World

Andrew Wyeth was born in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania on July 12, 1917. As a child, Wyeth suffered from various health problems, and because of this he was tutored at home rather than being sent to school. His father was the great artist and illustrator N.C. Wyeth. N.C. Wyeth was known as a master draftsman, who was particularly gifted at drawing the human form. From the time they were born, N.C. Wyeth taught all of his children how to draw. N.C. Wyeth had learned a great deal of his own craft from another great American illustrator, Howard Pyle. Howard Pyle was considered one of the country’s greatest illustrators and also “the most important American teacher of that art.”[2] Pyle’s style greatly influenced both N.C. Wyeth and his son Andrew Wyeth. N.C. Wyeth was famous for illustrating classic books such as Treasure Island, Kidnapped, Robinson Crusoe, Robin Hood, and Last of the Mohicans.[3] N. C. Wyeth took his son Andrew as his apprentice when he was only fifteen years of age.[4] N.C. Wyeth had unique ideas about painting. He felt that to really paint a subject, the artist needed to know the subject “even more than intimately, he has got to know it spiritually.” For this reason, Wyeth would spend a great deal of time with his subjects, getting to know them well.[5] Andrew Wyeth was such a good student that he was able to have his first show at the Art Alliance in Philadelphia when he was only nineteen years old. He had his first one-man show of watercolors when he was twenty.

20 Jul
2010

Antigone

This short but interesting play reveals that what we tend to think of as modern-day issues, such as the role of women in society, political leadership, conflicts between the beliefs and morals of the individual and the laws of a society, are in fact issues that have been troubling people for thousands of years. The message of the play is about the need to obey the law while still following the dictates of one’s own conscience and beliefs. It is also about the need for leaders to be firm in their leadership, and yet open to discussion and differences of opinion. In life it is important for everyone, especially leaders, to never be so presumptuous as to think they are all-knowing and infallible in their judgment.

20 Jul
2010

Unidos Por un Esperanza

El frio y la distancia no impidieron a José Gómez y un grupo de 4 amigos que viajaran desde Queens hasta Newark (New Jersey) para atender un programa benéfico organizador por la organización Unidos Por Una Esperanza este pasado 12 de diciembre. La llegada fue grata y calurosa. Las organizadoras del evento recibían a la gente y repartían sonrisas y abrazos como si se volvieran a encontrar con viejas amistades. La música comenzó temprano y el baile no tardo en empezar. Pronto el salón estuvo lleno y la mayoría bailaba como si se tratara de una celebración familiar. No hubo formalismos, discursos, o al menos presentación de las organizadoras. Todos éramos iguales, estábamos entre amigos, compañeros y compatriotas.

20 Jul
2010

Hispanic Queens Chambers of Commerce Celebrated its Annual Gala

On December 11, the Hispanic Queens Chambers of Commerce (HQCC) celebrated its eighth annual gala. This event that took place in the luxurious Terrace on the Park attracted people from all backgrounds such as business owners, students, community activists, and elected officials such as the Assemblyman Jose Peralta. The low temperatures did not stop neither women from wearing their beautiful dresses nor people from attending this important event. From the beginning, the organizers of the event greeted and welcomed people at the door and signaled another successful event while at the same time posed for pictures that will be a true reminder of that great night.

28 Jun
2010

Chronicle of a Deportation

Fausto: Dear cousin, are you ready to leave? Gustavo: Even if I am not the time has come. Fausto: Ok

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