Image is EVERYTHING

”Live in Springfield, Jenifer Abreu, KOLR 10 News.¨ Being a reporter like Jenifer, for a local television station or national network or even a digital news outlet isn´t easy. It takes a lot of preparation to get right, what is more often than not 15 to 30 seconds of face time. As the most visible member…

Hispanic Heritage Month: 5 Things You Should Know

Happy #HispanicHeritageMonth! Or is it ¡Feliz #MesdelaHerencia? 🤔 How does one celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month anyway? With tequila and guacamole? Or perhaps empanadas y mate tea? How about with Andean music or reggaeton? And why Hispanic and not #Latino Heritage Month? Each year millions of people celebrate the history, culture, contributions and #DIVERSITY of Hispanic…

Come Together: Journalists of Color

“Did you read it?” she asks just before taking a sip from her michelada. “I did”, I reply. And then I start going down my list: “Journalists are not the enemy”, The Boston Globe. “A Free Press Needs You”, The New York Times. “Defendemos la libertad de prensa”, El Diario. “Think your enemy is the…

In The Service Of Others

Car horns blare as dozens of impatient drivers slowly weave in and out of lanes looking for familiar faces from the many strange ones staring at them from the curb. A trip to the airport can be exciting if you are being dropped off; it is a different story when you are there to pick…

Love Wins 🏳️‍🌈

Like millions of people around the globe, my family and I are celebrating lesbian l, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning (LGBTQ) Pride Month. It is the first time we are participating in the annual June festivities since my daughter Isabella announced openly with all of our family and friends that she is a bisexual woman.…

How To Celebrate Cinco De Mayo…The Right Way

Don’t do it. Resist the urge to put on a sombrero. That fake mustache isn’t funny. And that wanna be Mexican accent isn’t either. But, yes…by all means do have a shot of tequila. It’s Cinco De Mayo once again! Time for misinformed, insensitive nitwits to justify celebrating tired stereotypes about Mexican history, culture and…

This April, Don’t Be The Office Fool

Just about, everyone enjoys a good laugh around the office. Many of us will be channeling our inner Jim Halpert from the television series, The Office this April Fool’s Day. Laughter in the workplace is not only good for one’s health, but also for workplace wellness according to the American Association for Therapeutic Humor. The…