THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: BREAKING NEWS: PUERTO RICANS OUST GOVERNOR ROSELLÓ, HONORING LATINOPIA HERO DR. FRANK MEZA, FRANK CRUZ’S NEW MEMOIR, “STRAIGHT OUT OF BARRIO HOLLYWOOD, ” AND BURUNDANGA BORICUA SAYS “HARTO” AS PUERTORICANS DEMAND THE RESIGNATION OF GOVERNOR ROSSELLO.
LATINOPIA IS HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE BREAKING NEWS: GOVERNOR ROSELLÓ TO RESIGN. Check out this latest blog by Latinopia’s own José Umpierre as he chronicles first the protests that led to Roselló’s ouster and now Roselló is declaring he will resign. This week: Este es el moment.”
Lots of other things going on this week! We begin with an homage to a distinguished doctor and leader in the medical community. Dr. Frank Meza passed away on July 4, 2019. Latinopia posts an excerpt from the docu-drama In Search of Aztlan in which we profile Dr. Meza’s work with young people through the Aztlan Track Club which he founded in 1974. Throughout his career Dr. Meza encouraged and mentored generations of Latinos to go on to careers in medicine. Check out this video and you will see the depth and humanity of this true Latinopia hero.
Also this week, we visit a book signing for Frank Cruz’s new memoir, Straight out of Barrio Hollywood.” Frank Cruz began his career as a secondary school teacher, went on to become a university professor, and then shifted and became an on-camera newscaster for KNBC in Los Angeles. Later, he co-founded the Telemundo news network and then became chairman of the board of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. In this video clip, he speaks about his role in co-founding the Telemundo network.
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