Garifuna American Boxer EDDIE GOMEZ From the Bronx Fights To Raise Awareness of SICKLE CELL DISEASE

Garifuna American Boxer Eddie Gomez (in the middle with the Black T-shirt) being introduced at Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx on World Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Day on Wednesday June 19th 2013. Mr. Gomez's friend Anthony, who has Sickle Cell Disease, is on the right.  Photo by Teofilo Colon Jr.  All Rights Reserved.

Garifuna American Boxer Eddie Gomez (in the middle with the Black T-shirt) being introduced at Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx on World Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Day on Wednesday June 19th 2013. Mr. Gomez’s friend Anthony Bernardez, who has Sickle Cell Disease, is on the right. Photo by Teofilo Colon Jr. All Rights Reserved.

Copyright 2013 by Teofilo Colon Jr.  (a.k.a. “Tio Teo” or “Teofilo Campeon”) All Rights Reserved.

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Bronx, New York — In a press conference at Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx on Wednesday, June 19th 2013, which is recognized as World Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Day; Garifuna American Boxer Eddie Gomez from the Bronx called for more research on the disease in the hopes that a cure could be uncovered.  He vowed to be a rock of support for those who live with sickle cell disease.

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GARIFUNA IN PERIL United States Film Premiere Attracts Appreciative Moviegoing Audience

Los Angeles Garifuna Language Teacher RICARDO (portrayed by Ruben Reyes) Standing before his Garifuna Class in the new independent film, GARIFUNA IN PERIL. — Photo courtesy of Aban Productions

Copyright 2012 by Teofilo Colon Jr. (a.k.a. “Tio Teo” or “Teofilo Campeon”)  All Rights Reserved.

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New York, New York — In a promising sign, an appreciative New York City moviegoing audience attended the USA Premiere of the new independent film, Garifuna In Peril on SUNDAY December 3rd 2012 and embraced its real yet-fictional story of “the fight for the preservation of a culture (by those who are indigenous to it) that’s practically on the brink of extinction”, as popular black film blog SHADOW and ACT (on the Indiewire movie website) put it.  Judging by a casual poll of post-screening internet reaction to the film, the answer to my previous question of whether moviegoing audiences are ready to see a movie like GARIFUNA IN PERIL is something the filmmakers behind this film would love to hear.

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