The Overcoming Disparity Project is rooted in a three book series outlining the social and economic disparities faced by Latino young men of color and provides strategies to increase their ability to lead healthy and successful lives. The book series includes: Latino Young Men and Boys in Search of Justice and Overcoming Disparity. The team of Author/Editor, Frank de Jesús Acosta and Co-Editor, Henry A.J. Ramos also offer a related Arte Público Press publication, The History of Barrios Unidos. The following features represent a cross-section of excerpts from the book series.

 

ARTICLES ON THE ISSUES

Preface by Frank de Jesús Acosta and Henry A. J. Ramos (PDF)
Foreward by Luís Rodríguez (PDF)
Conclusion by 
Frank de Jesús Acosta and Henry A.J. Ramos (PDF)

 

Book cover art work by Alberto Symon, “Root of All Evil.”


POETRY

Arte by: Richard Esquivel

FEATURED POEMS AUGUST 2017
Remember Me Now by Frank de Jesus Acosta

Featured Poet: Ramon Escobar Jr, Inside/Out Writers

My People
Escape
Hopeless
The Future
“Words of a Soldier”

New Dreams, Visions, and Horizons by Johnny Howe
Claimed by the Wind (RIP John Frank) by Frank de Jesus Acosta
Nine Skins of a Cat: Barrio Reflections by Frank de Jesus Acosta
My Name is Justice by Frank de Jesus Acosta
A View from the Edge of Hope by Brandon Morton
Flor del Barrio
 by Frank de Jesús Acosta
Brown Dreams by Juan Guardado
Enemy by Gerardo “Monkey” Martinez
Blind Warrior by Javier (“Xavier”) Haro*
Who Could Have Known by Cruz Ramirez
Somebody, Please! by Ramón Escobar
Some Advice to Those Who Will Facilitate Arts on the Inside
 by Freddy Gutierrez

Freedom Is A Battlefield by Cruz J. Ramírez (Juan Cañizales)
The Night by Cruz J. Ramírez (Juan Cañizales)
Anger, Confusion, Loneliness, Fear by Scott Dean Russo
Hasta Cuando? by Javier “Xavier” Haro
Apagalo by Freddy Gutierrez
Thunder Cats by Freddy Gutierrez
63 Impala by Freddy Gutierrez
49 Fleetline by Freddy Gutierrez
Like Wind in Our Veins by Freddy Gutierrez


ORIGINAL ART

Manifest Destiny” by Javier (“Xavier”) Haro*
War and Peace” by Javier (“Xavier”) Haro*
Soloart” by Javier (“Xavier”) Haro*
Bear Medicine” by Frank de Jesús Acosta
Semillas
” by Alicia Maria Siu
Kokopeli Danza del Sol” by Frank De Jesús Acosta
Mascara India” by Frank de Jesús Acosta
Chicano Through the Decades” by Sal Cortéz
Untitled” by Sergio Rangel 
Untitled 3” by Frankie Alejandrez
Untitled” by Javier (“Xavier”) Haro*

*Special thanks to Jenn Haskins for contributing the Javier “Xavier” Haro artwork to the website.


TATTOO ART & DESIGN 

La Calavera, the sugar skull representing those ancestors who have moved on to the spirit world and transformation.

Tomas Alejo at p. 151

 


TATTOO ART & DESIGN 

Quetzalcoatl Xolotl, the Aztec deity Quetzalcoatl eating the heart of knowledge and wisdom.
Tomas Alejo at p. 152

 

 


TATTOO ART & DESIGN

Celtic Dragon, flying with water symbols: the amalgamation of cultures and power.

Tomas Alejo at p. 154

 


TATTOO ART & DESIGN

Nahui Ollin II, four movements, the earthquake. Nothing is static; everything is in constant motion. What appears solid is flowing energy.

Tomas Alejo at p. 154


TATTOO ART & DESIGN

Kukulkan, the Mayan feathered serpent deity of knowledge and rationality.

Tomas Alejo at p. 154