Author: Hipolito

Indigenous People’s Day 2019 – A Change Is Here

By Hipolito Munoz, Managing Editor/Publisher As we move the world to be more caring and inclusive, we need to begin to understand the value of Indigenous People’s Day, which is today. We must continue to fight for the memory of those people that were viciously destroyed by people with a twisted spirituality and morality. Many of the benefactors of Columbus’ atrocities continue to not only ignore the atrocities but to celebrate the violence because of the benefits they inherited. As David Grosso, DC Council Member at Large states, “Columbus enslaved, mutilated and massacred thousands of indigenous People in the...

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“Superstore” – TV Can Make A Difference

By Polo Munoz, Managing Editor/Publisher TV continues to create and expand the beauty and complexity of storytelling. It continues not only to entertain but in some cases, to also make us think and consider the fate of others, to empathize. The litmus test of society is how it treats its most disadvantaged and vulnerable; this season of “Superstore” reminds us that we are failing that test, and also placing ourselves in danger. The first episode of Season 5 of “Superstore” gives us a glimpse of what happens to those left behind after an ICE raid happens in a place...

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What Happened to: “there but for the grace of God, go I.”

By Polo Munoz, Managing Editor/Publisher Its easy to fall pray to people who come out of the woodwork when an individual is in need, it is the most effective time for opportunists to insert their brand of generosity. Paulo Freire, the Brazilian educator warned people against what he called “False Generosity.” Generosity offered where the main focus is to maintaining the status quo and also deepening the oppressive ties that some of these “patrons” want to strengthen. Authentic generosity comes with no strings attached, the support is focused on the well-being of the person who is being gifted the...

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We Are in the Cusp of Space Travel and Our Extinction

By Polo Munoz, Managing Editor/Publisher We are in the cusp of space travel; we are testing spaceships that can support our human limitations. We believe of our capacity to conquer and to explore, yet we are deliberately creating a situation that will threaten our survival as a species in this planet. We are much more vulnerable to extinction than we believe we are. There are viruses and bacteria that are evolving much more rapidly than our ability to discover or create new cures. Our bodies are only able to last around 120 years and according to some scientists the...

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Allegiance to the Nation or to the President?

by Hipolito Munoz, Managing Edtor/Publisher Opening an investigation into the allegations that the president may have committed a crime is exactly what the balance of powers is about. The most effective tool for oppression is fear. The opposite of love is not hate, its fear. It’s the continuous uncomfortable feeling to speak truths because some people are dangerous and will cause pain to the person and to their family. Silence is the disease that oppression creates. The current administration berates, attacks, mocks, dismisses and creates emergency situations so that people are consumed by what could be disastrous results to...

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