Culture

Columbus or Indigenous Peoples Day?
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ub Mon, 10/11/2021 - 08:39

Columbus or Indigenous Peoples Day? It no longer matters because I was born on October 12, before Nixon changed it to a Monday.

My birthday still comes on the 12th, but it is no longer Columbus, or Indigenous Peoples Day. Meanwhile, a growing number of municipalities have been slowly replacing Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day.

Our Favorite Trimester
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ub Mon, 10/04/2021 - 09:27

Seasons Greetings from #CityImages. This is the first full week of the most wonderful three months and our favorite time of the year.

And so it begins... The best trimester of the year. Regardless of whether you're using the ancient Aztec Calendar or not.

We enjoy these three months because October's still Hispanic History Month, UB’s birthday, and then followed by Halloween. November is Thanksgiving, a time to enjoy family and friends. December is Christmas, a time when everyone feels special.

A Time For TikTok
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ub Tue, 09/28/2021 - 03:38

TikTok is celebrating 1 billion users. That's right, the world now goes there to be entertained, to laugh, and make discoveries.

TikTok, known in China as Douyin, is a video-sharing-focused social networking service owned by Chinese company ByteDance. The popular platform hosts a variety of short-form user videos, from genres like dance, comedy, and education, with durations from 15 seconds to three minutes. 

Harvest Moon 2021

Submitted by ub on Mon, 09/20/2021 - 10:48
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The Harvest Moon this year in 2021 is spectacular in many ways. Harvest moons are full moons that occur once a year when sister moon is closest to the autumnal equinox, which is the beginning of Autumn or Fall, usually on Sept. 22 or 23. This year's harvest moon arrives tonight September 20 and will appear exactly opposite the sun at 7:54 p.m.

Mark your calendar because if you miss it tonight,  you will have to wait 12 months to see the light of this silvery moon before it returns once again.

Celia Barbie
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ub Fri, 09/17/2021 - 10:33

Mattel has created a Barbie of

Celebrate Hispanic Pride
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ub Thu, 09/16/2021 - 22:55

Every day is the best time of the year to celebrate Hispanic Heritage as well as to shop and support all Latinos shops everywhere.

Now more than ever, you can show your support through your actions, which speak louder than words. For example, Hispanic-owned businesses are competitive and are growing at an exponential rate. These businesses have great products and services. They will add value to your lifestyle. Our call to action for all corporations is to hire more Latina and Latino-owned businesses through procurement opportunities. They are ready to help your business grow.

The White Rose of Paradise

Submitted by ub on Thu, 09/16/2021 - 10:48
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Dante Alighieri’s Commedia is the greatest poem in literature. That should attract us all, but most prefer overlooking what is old.

It has been 700 years since Dante’s death in September 1321. Since society has automobiles, telephones, and computers. We have come a long way. What could that long-dead Florentine say to all of us today?

USA Latinos Lead
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ub Wed, 09/15/2021 - 07:56

Today starts National Hispanic Heritage Month. From September 15 - October 15 Latinos should read and research their lasting legacy.

National Hispanic Heritage Month! September 15 - October 15 This month traditionally honors the cultures and contributions of both Hispanic and Latino Americans as we celebrate heritage rooted in all Latin American countries. #HispanicHeritage

One-Hit Wonders

Submitted by ub on Tue, 09/07/2021 - 10:11
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One-hit wonders achieve short-term popularity for only one piece of work and become known solely for that success so long ago.

For example 25 years ago, back In 1996, I was Station Manager in charge of building a broadcast station in Valverde County Texas. KTRG-TV (Television from the Rio Grande) was right smack dab near the US-Mexico border, with the transmitter in Eagle Pass and offices in Del Rio Texas. During that time, a one-hit-wonder duo known as Los Del Río’s recorded their one and only smash hit record that broke the charts and smashed the hit parade.

RIP: Ed Asner

Submitted by ub on Sun, 08/29/2021 - 16:39
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Americans have lost a great actor who soared in TV comedies like #MTM and #LouGrant. Asner was also a voice artist and a former #SAG president.