A Veteran’s Ratchet Philosophy
A Veteran’s Ratchet Philosophy

Featured Veteran: Marine Corporal Shadequa Hampton, October 2009 – October 2014. The slang meaning of the word “ratchet” began as an insult, predominately directed toward African-American woman. It derives from the urban community, and with the...

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The Motivator
The Motivator

This week’s featured Veteran is Angel Rondon, United States Marine Corps (USMC). He is currently a resident at Saint Barnabas Hospital Rehabilitation Center; recovering from a leg injury. Last month I called Devil Dog USA Incorporated Chief...

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Therapy Through Hip Hop
Therapy Through Hip Hop

Featured On The Bronx Chronicle: Therapy Through Hip Hop  by Gonzalo Duran In my new regular column I have sought out veterans to share their stories and recognize their community work. This week I would like to introduce Petty Officer 3rd Class...

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Garifuna Rising
Garifuna Rising

Featured On The Bronx Chronicle: Garifuna Rising by Gonzalo Duran This week’s featured Veteran is Petty Officer 2nd Class Edson Arzu of the United States Navy (USN). Edson was born in Guatemala but raised in the Bronx, New York. He currently...

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Finding Your Vibe
Finding Your Vibe

Featured on the Bronx Chronicle. Featured Veteran: Finding Your Vibe by Gonzalo Duran In my regular column I have sought out veterans to share their stories and recognize the services they provide. This week’s featured Veteran is Corporal Jared...

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