Jeison Aristizábal has been named CNN’s hero of the year. Aristizábal, 33, is from Cali, Colombia and he’s changing the world for the better one day at a time. He has cerebral palsy. And although doctors gave his parents very little hope about his future, that didn’t stop Aristizábal from pursuing his goals. He is the founder of ASODISVALLE (Association of Disabled People of the Valley), a nonprofit that helps persons with disabilities. His foundation provides education, therapy, meals, job training, and has a medical clinic.
Aristizábal is going to law school as he plans on shaping policies to better assist people with disabilities. CNN has named him hero of the year, deservingly so, as he is most certainly— un orgullo Latino!
Latinos love Bruno Mars. And what do we love even more than Bruno? The carpool karaoke with him and James Corden! Bruno Mars was born in Hawaii as Peter Gene Hernandez on October 8, 1985. This wonderful musician and artist is Puerto Rican, Jewish, and Filipino. Isn’t his music the best?!
This is a video that is a few months old, but it is very moving and I wanted to share it here on TLLOH. Black Lives Matter and White Protesters come together realizing that unity is the answer. Law enforcement was very supportive at this event and this needs to be highlighted as well. This is a Latino website, and frankly, Latinos are not “one” thing. Many of us are mixed, some of us have biracial children, and we all come from different religious backgrounds. There will be posts on this blog that incorporates many different things that makes us who we are.
In this video, the media showed how two opposing views managed to see eye to eye with frankness and humility. There’s lots of misinformation. And I strongly hold fake news sites accountable for misinformation that has led to the brutal killings of many innocent people. There are also networks that spew lies, stir hatred and refuse to state facts. It’s truly saddening what we’re doing to our country. We are our country. And if we destroy each other then we’re destroying America. #UnitedWeStand