Emil Guillermo: Back from a short respite–Here’s my interview with ABT’s Stella Abrera

stellaabreraportraitThe first American Filipino to be named principal dancer at ABT, Stella Abrera’s story is more than one of a great artist. It’s a story  of dedication and courage.

When I interviewed her recently, she spoke of how a bad back and calf injury nearly ended her career.

But she never gave up.

Read it here on the NBCNews.com website

And check out my latest on the AALDEF blog. 

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Emil Guillermo: Linsanity? That was his last contract for $30 million, Jeremy Lin, the Harvard baller, has a saner deal in Charlotte.

Jeremy Lin is probably happy to get out of LA and heading South. –to Charlotte.

I think he’ll have a breakthrough year,  playing for the love of the game again.

He’s a cultural hero, but he’s also still a good NBA player. In Charlotte, he’ll get a chance.

Read my NBCnews.com piece on Jeremy here.

I also see my latest column here: www.aaldef.org/blog

 

Emil Guillermo: Chris Christie in the race means more sensitive rhetoric needed in campaign….

GOP candidates will now no longer be able to utter the phrase “elephant in the room.”

Satirical sources say this is Obama  telling Christie, there are no seats big enough currently in Air Force One to accommodate a Christie presidential victory.

But as Christie satirically said, “We’ll cross that bridge…”

Oops, another cliché his speechwriters will have to nix.

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See my regular columns on the AALDEF.org website.

 

 

Emil Guillermo: Obama’s strange Friday–same sex and black churches.

Did you see his phone call to the Jim Obergefell, lead plaintiff on the same-sex case?  And then did you see him in Mother Emanuel singing, “Amazing Grace”?

President Obama was deftly in two different worlds that don’t always mix. Are we on a collision course?

Read my piece in Diverse.

Emil Guillermo's commentary on race, politics, diversity…and everything else.

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