Author: Hipolito Munoz

The Mueller Report – A Lot To See Here

By Hipolito Navarrete, Managing Editor/Publisher Mueller has delivered his report and many people are speculating what is in it. Many politicos are hoping that the content will prove their positions and many conservatives are feeling that there is vindication to their side, while liberals are focusing on what it means and what to do next. What is necessary is full transparency. It is important for all of us, regardless of what happens and how much is revealed, that we acknowledge that the very existence of the report gives every citizen the opportunity to feel a bit more confident that...

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One Day at a Time Season 3 – Creating Change….. on Purpose

By Polo Munoz, Managing Editor/Publisher There are some icons in the TV sphere that inspire bold and intrepid content. In many cases Netflix, Hulu, and other streaming channels by their very format allow and encourage filmmakers to be more free to explore and experiment, and there are some creatives that also paint a picture that is thoughtful, insightful and thought provoking… and very uncomfortable for many people. When One Day at a Time, the 1970’s version, was first pitched, the networks did not want a divorced woman to be the lead, Norman Lear, the creator just said that if...

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Memorial Day 2018 – It Needs To Be More Personal

By Hipolito Munoz, Managing Editor/Publisher Memorial Day needs to be more personal, less a day off to celebrate with friends and more of a pursuit to understand why we are taking a day to remember folks that have been killed because of our ideals. We need to find a name, a face, a family that has suffered the trauma of loss to a larger cause. Most people that join the service have their own personal needs and reasons, but we as a larger community attribute it to patriotism and valor. If that is the case, that patriotism drives these...

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The time is always right to do what is right. – Martin Luther King Jr.

By Hipolito Munoz, Managing Editor/Publisher For a progressive humanist such as myself, it is very difficult to write about anything that would throw shade on our current president, Mr. Barack Obama. Having grown up in a black community in the 80’s I understand and appreciate the struggles he must have had to overcome just to have a successful career. I empathize with the struggle of the black community and I embrace its strength as one of the strongest voices in the struggle for human rights, for every one. So I am very disappointed and angry at his lack of disregard for the fate of the children that he is now targeting for deportation. These are children that come from environments that the US has created through its drug policies in South and Central America. Its also part of the situation created by just taking all undocumented criminals and sending them back to their country of origin without allowing those states to get ready for them. But, regardless of all that, at the end of the day, these are children and if we want to show the world what type of place the United States can be for folks looking for hope, this is not the way to do it. Wrapping oneself on the theory of the law is just foolish. The law has been used to subjugate and hurt...

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We Are All Going To Lose If We Don't Put Our Guns Down

By Hipolito Munoz, Managing Editor/Publisher On a Sunday morning, after a peaceful protest, a group of 150 armed Anglo men decided to continue their protest against the US government and took over a wildlife reserve through armed means, well the reserve was empty, no humans were hurt in the process. Many people of color and those that respect them are sort of surprised by this event, but the most flagrant evidence of unequal treatment under the law is that there are no comments being made from those politicians and pundits that had a lot to say about Ferguson and...

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