In a time where civil rights movements need big voices with high influence, those that proclaim to be leaders need to stake their claim and place in the community and be an example. But maybe even those need their own example to refer to. Rapper Olmeca is one of those examples. Olmeca has long been an advocate for his Latino community, advocating for immigration and day laborer rights by partnering with organizations like Arizona’s Puente Human Rights Movement and the National Day Laborer Organizing Network.
I teamed up with the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON) and PUENTE Movement to bring this visual project depicting the growth of Latinos in the U.S. The video centers around beautiful “video portraits” of individuals and families within the Latin@ community. Read more @ Latino Rebels.
I made some time to speak with Jesse Menendez from The Music Vox on Chicago's Vocalo radio station. Between a gang of traffic and a group of Jaraneros who were waiting for me... I somehow pulled off the interview. Jesse was patient and asked very provocative questions... questions that make for a most sincere and honest interview. Click on image to listen!