Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Decapitated and Disembered for being GAY!

Note to Congressman Serrano, Congresswoman Velazquez, Bronx Borough President Diaz, Councilwoman Arroyo, State Senator Serrano,
This is from Charles Rice-Gonzalez, a Bronx resident, cultural leader and community activist.....
I learned of the brutal murder of a gay teen in Puerto Rico. He was decapitated, dismembered and burned. The investigation is underway, but the investigator has said some remarks that should be criminal. He said on a public televised statement that 'people who lead this type of lifestyle need to be aware that this will happen'.
This has caused a huge reaction from the gay community in Puerto Rico and it's starting to bubble here, too, but it's a difficult situation. Never in the history of Puerto Rico has a murder been classified as a hate crime. Even though Puerto Rico has to follow U.S. federal mandates and laws, many of the laws that are passed in the USA such as the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act that Obama recently signed into law, do not always directly get practiced in Puerto Rico.
This morning an arrest was announced. This case needs to be closely monitored for what may be the double victimization of Jorge Steven Lopez Mercado. There may be an attempt to paint this as a crime of passion, “gay panic”, and/or “prostitution gone bad” instead of the horrific act of hateful violence it was.
I want you, our elected officials to publicly:
1. Denounce the brutal murder of the openly gay Puerto Rican 19 year old Jorge Steven López Mercado.
2. Demand that the goverment of Puerto Rico provide investigators that are sensitive and concerned about the well being of all people of Puerto Rico including Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people.
3. Request a full investigation leading to and conviction of the perpetrator(s) and the enforcement of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act.
4. Call for an island-wide education program that points out the pathology of homophobia and holds accountable people who exercise it.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

President Hugo Chavez is a black dictator dedicated to drive the human race back to the dark ages!!

It is shame that we have two black leaders among us on this planet, one is dedicated to bring a country to bankruptcy and the other is dedicated to suppressed his people from freedom and the pursue of happiness; and of course, to keep himself in power.

Hugo Chavez’s shutting down Venezuelan News Media and government take over of practically all private businesses in the county only prove that he is drunk with power and in order to keep his power he must keep the masses in the dark at all course. He is sending Venezuelans back to the dark ages!


Eric Booth

Thursday, March 19, 2009

You're Invited to be in our Music Video

The Strange Fruit crew are shooting a music video on Sunday April 12, 2009. You are invited to be part of the video. Just wear your most outrageous outfit and come on down and be video taped along with the rest of the crowd.

DATE: Sunday April 12, 2009

TIME: 12 noon to 5pm

PLACE: The Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance, 841 Barretto Street, Hunts Point

(By Car:

MANHATTAN, EAST SIDETake FDR drive north to the Willis Ave. Bridge Exit (just after 96th St.). Stay in right lane crossing over bridge. Immediately after crossing over the bridge, veer right. At the bottom of the exit there will be a light. Make a right on to Bruckner blvd. Go straight and stay to your right. 2 to 3 lights down, a large black building with an "S&J" sign on the top of it and a neon sign of a woman in a champagne glass splits the road. Stay to the right of building. Immediately, past the building you will see an overpass. Cross underneath the overpass and make an immediate left. Stay to the right continuing on the road. You will eventually be underneath the Bruckner expressway. Make a right on to Barretto st. Go one and a half blocks. 841 Barretto (red door) will be on your right.


GW BRIDGE

Take the Cross Bronx Expressway to the Sheridan. Get off on the Westchester Ave exit. Go straight underneath the train el to Bruckner Blvd. Get into the left hand lane. Then make a left onto Barretto St. Go one block to Garrison Avenue continue straight up Barretto and about halfway up the block, on the right is BAAD!'s red door.


WHITESTONE BRIDGE

Take the Bruckner Expressway to Hunts Point Ave. Exit. Go straight through the light. You will cross a small bridge. Stay in your left lane. The first light you will come to is Hunts Point Avenue. The second light is Barretto Street. Make a left onto Barretto St. Go one block to Garrison Avenue continue straight up Barretto and about halfway up the block, on the right is BAAD!'s red door.


QUEENS

Cross Tri Borough Bridge and take the very first exit on the right hand side, 138th Street. Go straight off the exit and will be on Bruckner Blvd. which is underneath the Bruckner Expressway. Continue straight (about 8 lights) until you hit Barretto Street and then make a right. Go one block to Garrison Avenue continue straight up Barretto and about halfway up the block, on the right is BAAD!'s red door.


CONNECTICUT

Take the New England Thruway to the Bruckner Expressway. Exit at Hunts PointsAve. Go straight and go through the light. You will cross a small bridge. Stay in your left lane. The first light you will come to is Hunts Point Avenue. The second light is Barretto Street. Make a left onto Barretto St. Go one block to Garrison Avenue continue straight up Barretto and about halfway up the block, on the right is BAAD!'s red door.


Train:#6 TRAIN

Take the #6 to Hunts Point Avenue. Cross under the Bruckner Expressway to Garrison Avenue (1 Block). Make a right onto Garrison Avenue and walk two blocks to Barretto Street. Make a left onto Barretto Street and walk up to middle of block to BAAD! on the right hand side, red door.


#2 and #5 TRAINS

Take the 2 or 5 trains to Simpson Street. Walk along Southern Blvd. until itintersects with 163rd Street and Hunts Point Avenue. You will see the elevatedBruckner Expressway. Cross under the Bruckner Expressway until you reachGarrison Ave. Make a right on Garrison Ave and walk two blocks to BarrettoStreet. Make a left onto Barretto Street and walk up to middle of block toBAAD! on the right hand side, red door.


Bus:#6 BUS

Take the #6 to Hunts Point. Exit on Garrison Avenue and Hunts Point Ave. Walkdown two blocks and make a left onto Barretto Street. Go halfway up the blockto the red door on the right.


#19 BUS

Take the #19 bus to Southern Boulevard. Cross under the Bruckner Expressway toGarrison Avenue (1 Block). Make a right onto Garrison Avenue and walk twoblocks to Barretto Street. Make a left. Go halfway up the block to the reddoor on the right.


#5 BUS

Take the #5 to Hunts Point Avenue and Bruckner Blvd. . Cross under theBruckner Expressway to Garrison Avenue (1 Block). Make a right onto GarrisonAvenue and walk two blocks to Barretto Street. Make a left and go halfway upthe block to the red door on the right.)


Saturday, March 7, 2009

WANTED: ACTORS, Spanish speaking (fluent)

The production house of "Las Comadres con Gloria B", MapiTV, is looking for ACTORS, Spanish speaking (fluent) and non-union, for their film project titled "El arte de amar" written by Mapi Montero & ChuySánchez, to be directed by Jorge Merced. The film is scheduled to shoot in June/July of 2009.

Breakdown:

Magdalena, 40-50, Dominican, religious, caring mother.
Rafael, 40-50, Dominican, caring father, homophobic.
Jesús, 17-23, Dominican, obedient son, in the closet about his sexual orientation.
Minerva, 15-18, Dominican, vivacious daughter, loves her family.
Padre, 50-70, Any Latino ethnicity, experienced Catholic priest.
Juan, 25-35, Any Latino ethnicity, financial analyst, successful, educated, preppy, boyfriend of Gabriel.
Gabriel, 25-35, Mexican, painter, free spirit, boyfriend of Juan.
Pepe, 20-30, Mexican, factory worker, humble, family man.
Lucha, 20-30, Mexican, housewife, hard worker, intelligent.
Poncho, 40-60, Mexican, factory worker, funny.
Mari Lucha, 40-60, Mexican, factory worker, responsible.
Ponchito, 13-16, Mexican, bright student, curious.
Fabiola, 25-35, Argentinian, trans woman, sweet, survivor.
Connie, 30-40, Any Latino ethnicity, businesswoman, generous.
Joven, 15-20, thug, ignorant.
Cherrie, 30-45, Puerto Rican, caring, passionate, engaged to Gloria.
Gloria, 30-45, Colombian, university professor, engaged to Cherrie.
Ines, 50-70, Colombian, mother, spicy, wise.

Auditions will take place on Sunday, March 15 from 12-5pm at:

Casa Puebla
2710 Broadway, 2nd Floor (on the corner of 104th)
New York, NY 10025

Please bring headshot/resume. Sides will be provided at the time of audition.

If you are unable to attend the audition, but want to be considered, please send headshot/resume to:

Estudios Mapitv Entertainment Group Inc.
Attn: Chuy Sánchez
500 Belleville TurnPike
North Arlington, NJ 07031

or by email to chuchochuy@gmail.com

Thursday, January 1, 2009

My first dance recietal