Your story matters: Josefina Lopez at TEDxBoyleHeights 2014

Josefina fervently believes that to WRITE is how we become visible.

Tell your own story, be the protagonist of your life, otherwise, you will be invisible. Words matter, the pages you will write them in will take your pain away and elevate your presence!

Her Story and His story matter.

Josefina is an award winning playwright and screenwriter, independent film producer, and community theatre founder. Josefina has won several awards including a Gabriel García Márquez award from Mayor of Los Angeles in 2003. After having over 100 productions of her plays throughout the United States, Josefina López is one of today’s preeminent Chicana writers.

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The author of “Real Women Have Curves” grew up undocumented. Here is her story. 

TEDxHampshireCollege – Jay Smooth – How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Discussing Race – YouTube

Jay Smooth is host of New York’s longest running hip-hop radio show, the Underground Railroad on WBAI 99.5 FM in NY, and is an acclaimed commentator on polit…

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[WATCH] U.S. Demographics by Race in 2050 – Priyank Shah at TEDxColumbus

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African-Americans shrinking in population percentage by 2050
U.S. Black and White population shrinking in percentage while Mixed-race, Asian, and Latino population growing.
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U.S. Black and White population shrinking in percentage while Mixed-race, Asian, and Latino population growing.

“Dr. Shah is a demographer and a very enthusiastic one. He’ll begin our day with baseline picture of where we are headed as a population so we will better understand ourselves as a society. But no worries, you’ll be entertained with his take on these trends, as he himself is a living example of one of the most prolific ones.”

Dr. Shah says “Dramatic considerable increase for all other groups”, regarding the year 2050 vs. 2010. He ignores African Americans going down in percentage. Alarming. At least three things are causing African-Americans not to grow as a percentage of U.S. population: cops are killing Black people at the rate of about one every 26 hours, mass incarceration during the prime of their life, and classist immigration policies which favor the highly educated.