Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Jose R. Peralta on THE PEREZ NOTES

Hello everyone, this is an interview I conducted with Assemblyman Jose R. Peralta. The Assemblyman is running for State Senate in the 13th Senatorial District. The current State Senator in the district is Hiram Monserrate. We discussed domestic violence, the endorsements he has received from community groups and labor unions. We talked about his support from other Latino elected officials, and the support he has received from the elected officials in the areas that surround the district, and woman's groups. His thoughts on the Senate coup the budget in Albany and why he is the best candidate for the people in the 13th Senatorial district. His interactions with Senator Monserrate, a conversation with Fernando Ferrer and a host of other things take a listen.

Sunday, November 22, 2009


This is an interview I conducted with Tom Folsom who co-authored the book "Mr. Untouchable" which is based on "The Rise Fall, and Resurrection of Heroins Teflon Don" Harlem Gangster Leroy "Nicky" Barnes. Mr. Folsom went into the witness protection program to write the book with Nicky. Enjoy the interview.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Kevin Powell on THE PEREZ NOTES

I had the opportunity to interview writer and activist Kevin Powell. We discussed his new book "Open Letters to America", his run for Congress, and a his recent appearance on the OPRAH show. We also discussed his work around the issue of violence towards women and his perspectives on the state of city, state, and national politics.

Thursday, November 12, 2009


This is an interview I conducted with Herb Boyd, author and journalist. His articles have appeared in such publications as the Amsterdam News and Essence Magazine. He is the author of We Shall Overcome: The History of the Civil Rights Movement As It Happened and Race and Resistance: African Americans in the 21st Century, The Harlem Reader and Sugar in Harlem, a biography of Sugar Ray Robinson. We had an opportunity to discuss life in his hometown of Detroit during the height of the Civil Rights movement, Motown, and his experiences as a student activist in Wayne State University.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Erica Gonzalez on THE PEREZ NOTES

I recently had the opportunity to interview the opinion page editor for "El Diario La Prensa" Erica Gonzalez. We discussed the recent elections, and their impact on the Latino community. Latinos in politics, and the media. The 2010 census, and Latino participation in the electoral process.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Arthur Cheliotes on THE PEREZ NOTES

I had the pleasure of interviewing CWA 1180 President Arthur Cheliotes. We discussed the results of the elections, and the state of the labor movement, and the implications of the election day results on the Obama administration. We also touched on the negative ad campaign CWA 1180 launched against Mayor Bloomberg.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Javier Valdes on THE PEREZ NOTES

This is an interview I conducted with Javier Valdes who is the Deputy Director of "Make the Road" which is an organization that promotes economic justice, equity and opportunity for all New Yorkers through community and electoral organizing, strategic policy advocacy, leadership development, youth and adult education, and high quality legal and support services. We discussed Latino electoral participation, immigration reform, and politics as it relates to the Latino community.