Jose Jimenez
American activist
Jose Jimenez
José Jiménez is one of the seven founders of the Young Lords street gang in Chicago, and the founder of the Young Lords as a national human rights movement in 1968. He was born in Caguas, Puerto Rico to Jíbaro parents, Eugenia Rodríguez Flores of San Lorenzo and Antonio Jiménez Rodríguez of the barrio of San Salvador in Caguas, on August 8, 1948.
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How To Give A (Gay) Graduation Speech About AIDS, Free Speech & Feminism
Huffington Post - about 1 month
UC Berkeley Graduates © UC Berkeley Used with Permission Last month, on December 18th at 10:30 a.m., I stood on the podium at Haas Pavilion, looked at thousands of people and gave UC Berkeley's Winter Commencement Speech. I wasn't a alt-right "Dangerous Faggot," like college drop-out Milo Yiannopoulos but a nice, left leaning, bookish one and I felt terrified. Other queer people had given commencement speeches (Ellen DeGeneres and John Waters and Oregon Governor Kate Brown). However, none of them were graduating students or had spoken about being personally subjected to gay-to-straight therapy or the AIDS epidemic. After I'd finished and stepped away from the podium, I knew why politicians, authors and activists were eager to do what everyone else in the world feared. For me, giving the commencement speech was more than an amplified selfie. It was alchemy. My personal his-story merged into a general our-story and this melding of the personal with the political became an exper ...
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Judge narrows Occupy Wall Street protesters' claim vs NY police
Yahoo News - about 3 years
By Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge allowed claims of excessive force filed by two Occupy Wall Street protesters against New York police officers to move forward on Wednesday, but threw out their claims of false arrest. U.S. District Judge Denise Cote also dismissed all claims against New York City, finding that Heather Carpenter and her fiancé, Julio Jose Jimenez-Artunduaga, failed to show that the alleged excessive force reflected an "official policy" of the police department. Carpenter and Jimenez marched to the bank with a group of protesters. While some protesters staged a "teach-in" inside the branch, discussing negative experiences with big banks, Jimenez videotaped the proceeding.
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Peggy Elliott: Why I Don't Like Men With Facial Hair
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Marlo Thomas became the first young, single woman in television in 1966. At the same time, I became one of the first young single women writing for television and "That Girl." My debut was not the news that Marlo's was, but someone at her network, ABC, took notice, since I was asked to appear with Marlo on a new series called "The Dating Game." Years later, it was revived in a much sexier version, but there was no sex on television in 1966. Recently, I talked to Saul Turteltaub, who co-produced "That Girl" in its later years, and he couldn't remember Anne Marie and her boyfriend, Don Hollinger, even exchanging a goodnight kiss in five years. Marlo and her "date" were given a fabulous night on the town, but the guy I selected and I were told we could ride on a float at the Burro Festival in Bakersfield. Was that because I was supposed to be funny? We both opted for a toaster oven instead and never saw each other again. Some people suggested that entering the male profess ...
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Jose Jimenez, 18
LATimes - about 4 years
Jose Jimenez, an 18-year-old Latino, was fatally shot Sunday, Dec. 9, in the 1100 block of North Park Avenue in Pomona, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records. Jimenez was walking down the street about 2:13 a.m. when he was approached by two unknown people, said Ed Winter, spokesman for the coroner's office. The three got into a fight and Jimenez was shot, Winter said. Authorities were called, and the victim was pronounced dead at 2:26 a.m. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Pomona Police Department homicide bureau at (909) 620-2095. Tipsters wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477. — Los Angeles Times
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Life of Pi's Clumsy 3D Storytelling
The New Republic - about 4 years
 “I think it's one of the most noble risks we have ever taken.” This comes from an executive at Twentieth Century Fox, the studio that gave us Sunrise, Shirley Temple, and The Robe. When a corporation has ranged from the sublime to the ridiculous, talk of nobility is often a warning sign of stupidity. So sane producers may have read Yann Martel’s 2001 novel, seen that it was selling 9 million copies across the world, and concluded that there was no need for a movie of Life of Pi—the same escape clause I raised a week ago in connection with the latest Anna Karenina. Though, I will confess that I wouldn’t mind seeing a film in which the youthful Pi is cast adrift in an open boat with the great Bengal tiger and Keira Knightley in all of Anna’s pretty dresses. At least that’s an insane premise. The last open boat film to treasure was Hitchcock’s  Lifeboat (1944), the cramped quarters of which were enlivened by the unashamed queenery of Tallulah Bankhead, so Knightley changing her clothes f ...
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In North Little Rock: Rosenthal, Conley shine for Double-A Cards
News-Leader - almost 5 years
Prospect right-hander Trevor Rosenthal rallied after allowing a first-inning run, firing six strong innings, and Kyle Conley added a home run as the Springfield Cardinals beat the Arkansas Travelers 3-1 on Tuesday afternoon in North Little Rock, Ark. The Cardinals scored on a first-inning, bases-loaded walk, then scored again in the fifth inning on a passed ball to break a 1-all tie in the second game of a four-game set at Dickey-Stephens Ballpark. Rosenthal (3-4) struck out four and walked three as the right-hander won for the second time in three starts. The six innings also marked only the second time this season that the Lee’s Summit native has pitched at least six innings. John Hellweg (1-3) took the loss for Arkansas in pitching five innings. A single, walk and single in the first set up Greg Garcia’s bases-loaded walk in the opening frame. Jermaine Curtis hit a one-out double in the fifth, advanced to third on a ground out and, with Conley batting, scored on a passed bal ...
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New Mexican eatery fills Taqueria Azteca space (finally!)
On Milwaukee - almost 5 years
Francisco Montenegro and Jose Jimenez will open Restaurante La Salsa in the old Taqueria Azteca space, 119 E. Oklahoma Ave., in April or May.
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Ex-counterterror official predicts more to come - KRGV
Google News - over 5 years
(Jose Jimenez/Pirmera Hora, Getty Images) Michael Leiter, the just-retired chief of the National Counterterrorism Center, said Monday that al-Qaida still intends to attack by any means possible, including unconventional weapons like biological agents
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Bell Gardens Native Climbs Army Ranks - Bell Gardens Sun
Google News - over 5 years
Jose Jimenez grew up on Fostoria Street in Bell Gardens after his family immigrated to the US from Mexico City when he was just five-years-old. His parents, Alfonso and Natalie Jimenez, still reside in the city, though he is stationed at Fort Bliss
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Confusion and Pride in the Wake of 9/11 - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
Jose Jimenez (Getty Images) I was 8 years old when it happened. I just started the third grade at Cabello Elementary School in Union City, and I had a morning routine that I followed religiously for a majority of my elementary school career
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9/11: Ten years later - Teaching children about the attacks - The Star-Ledger - NJ.com
Google News - over 5 years
By Carmen Juri/The Star-Ledger Jose Jimenez/Primera Hora/Getty ImagesWith media coverage intensifying in the coming days, it's unavoidable to shield children from accounts they will inevitably read, see or hear. Above, the north tower of the World
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Leather Tooling Explained - Border Beat
Google News - over 5 years
I went down to The Tandy Leather Factory here in Tucson and was treated to a leather tooling demo by store manager Jose Jimenez. The Tandy Leather Factory has been in business since 1919. Featuring locations all over the United States and
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Mychal Judge's Helmet to Be Dedicated in Fire Museum 9/11 Ceremony - DNAinfo
Google News - over 5 years
(Jose Jimenez/Getty Images) Judge — a Roman Catholic priest and larger-than life personality who ministered to the poor and those with AIDS — became the first official casualty of the terrorist attacks and a symbol of the tragedy and sacrifice of
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Giants score 3 in 9th to beat Mavs - Victorville Daily Press
Google News - over 5 years
Jose Jimenez replaced Stanton to start the ninth and immediately gave up a single to Luke Anders. With one out, an error by first baseman Steven Proscia put runners on first and second. Another error by Jimenez brought the first run home and left men
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Montville motorcycle run pays tribute to slain soldiers - Norwich Bulletin
Google News - over 5 years
Jose Jimenez, who met Chanawongse in boot camp and served with him until his death, traveled from New Jersey for Sunday's run. Chanawongse was killed as he tried to resupply comrades who were pinned down during a firefight. He was initially missing in
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Cervantes, Bibo come up big with runners on, Cardinals beat Lobos - Farmington Daily Times
Google News - over 5 years
Carlos Rivera led off the bottom of the fourth inning with a single and Jose Jimenez walked before Moreno again worked out of the inning with a fly ball to right fielder Shane Woodson and a strikeout. Gonzalez finished the Cardinals' second time
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Storm walk off with win - Victorville Daily Press
Google News - over 5 years
Jose Jimenez tossed a hitless eight for High Desert before Stephen Kahn allowed the winning run in the ninth. Cerione was the only Mavs batter with more than one hit on the day, going 2-for-4. Blackwood's ninth inning double was the only extra-base hit
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jose Cha Cha Jimenez
    THIRTIES
  • 1983
    Age 34
    The Young Lords, the office of Special Events and the Puerto Rican Parade Committee organized a festival in Humboldt Park in June 1983.
    More Details Hide Details On stage, Cha-Cha introduced Mayor Washington to a crowd of 100,000 Puerto Ricans in Humboldt Park. The first 30,000 of them were wearing Young Lords buttons that read "Tengo Puerto Rico en mi Corazón." Jiménez introduced Mayor Harold Washington with the words: You, the youth of our community. Some of whom have been misunderstood, forced to live under inhumane conditions, beaten by police, manipulated by everyone, and then blamed by all. You, the youth of our community are our future leaders and you will get us what we want. And what do we want? Auto determinacion para los Puertorriquenos: self-determination for the Puerto Rican People. And please stop treating our freedom fighters who have martyred their lives for our rights as animals. The Puerto Rican Diaspora Coalition will not tolerate it. If the People of El Salvador can ask for self-determination, if the People of Nicaragua can ask for self-determination, if the People of Ireland can ask for self-determination, if the People of Poland can ask for self-determination, if Black People in America can stand up and demand self-determination, then Puerto Ricans demand self-determination. Y con eso en mente le presento el mejor alcalde en toda la historia de Chicago, Mayor Harold Washington.
    Still, Cha-Cha's passion has always been the Young Lords and neighborhood organizing. In 1983, Cha-Cha reentered Chicago politics to campaign for Harold Washington, who became the first African-American mayor of Chicago.
    More Details Hide Details The Young Lords were the first Hispanic group to publicly support Harold Washington for mayor. After volunteering and becoming the North Side precinct coordinator for the Harold Washington mayoral campaign, Cha-Cha Jiménez held the first Hispanic rally for him in Humboldt Park at North West Hall. More than one thousand people attended. Headquartered at Fullerton and Western Avenue, the Young Lords-managed precincts gave Harold Washington 73-90% of their votes.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1973
    Age 24
    In September 1973, Jiménez announced his campaign in Pastor Fines Flores' United Methodist Church.
    More Details Hide Details The campaign followed the Black Panther Party's example. Chairman Bobby Seale of the Black Panthers was also running for mayor of Oakland. It was also a "Rainbow Coalition" of activists, relating back to Chairman Fred Hampton. Remnants of the Uptown Young Patriots also worked within the campaign. Walter "Slim" Coleman re-organized white supporters of the Black Panther Party’s Intercommunal Survival Committees. They opened up the Uptown Community Service Center and supported the Young Lords and Cha-Cha's aldermanic campaign. The campaign became more citywide in its reach, but was fought locally. To Cha-Cha Jiménez, the election was not about his personal career, but about the lives of the people of his neighborhood fighting a protracted struggle for community empowerment. It was about the city government's destruction of Hispanic and poor communities to increase the tax base. Throughout the campaign, it was not the machine's liberal candidate, Chris Cohen, who was assailed for housing discrimination and the displacement of Hispanics and the poor from the lakefront and downtown, but Mayor Richard J. Daley. Without much of a budget, campaign workers organized many "cafesitos" and rallies. In a ward with only 1000 Hispanics registered, the final tally was 39% for Jiménez. An absolute majority was needed to win. Because a loss was expected and it was his first campaign and it was a significant Chicago Hispanic event, it was considered a victory. Some even said that the election was stolen.
  • 1970
    Age 21
    After going underground in 1970 and running an underground training school for two and a half years, he rendered himself to serve one year in Cook County Jail for a charge of petty theft of lumber, related to court-imposed fines for daycare-center code violations.
    More Details Hide Details Even though it was four degrees below zero, there was a demonstration of over 500 people to greet the return of José Cha Cha Jiménez in front of the Town Hall Police Station. He was immediately taken to Cook County Jail to serve his one-year sentence but not before being permitted to talk to the crowd that would not leave. Upon his release after the year, the Young Lords were forced to raise $75,000 cash to cover 17 remaining felony cases. Upon his release from Cook County Jail, Jiménez ran for alderman of the 46th Ward and garnered 39% of the vote, becoming the first Hispanic to run and oppose the Cook County Democratic political machine of Richard J. Daley.
  • 1969
    Age 20
    This was preceded on September 29, 1969, with the unsolved murders of the United Methodist pastor of the National Young Lords People's Church, Rev. Bruce Johnson and his wife, Eugenia Ransier Johnson and the assistant Latino pastor Sergio Herrera Cha-Cha Jiménez was persecuted for his political beliefs and his organizing abilities.
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    The December 4, 1969 assassinations of Chairman Fred Hampton and Mark Clark demonstrated the determination of the FBI and the Chicago police to prevent young people from building unity and addressing poverty and exploitation in their communities.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1949
    Age 0
    His mother Eugenia Rodríguez arrived from Puerto Rico in 1949 and took José to New York City, then to a migrant camp near Boston where they were reunited with José's father, Antonio Jiménez.
    More Details Hide Details They rented a work cabin from the Italian family-owners of the migrant camp. However, in less than two years, the Jiménez family moved to Chicago to be near other relatives. There, his mother worked in a candy factory and did piece-work in several TV factories. Doña Genia also volunteered and contributed to the organizing of the Catholic Daughters of Mary (Damas de María) in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood. Cha-Cha Jimenez lived with his family near Holy Name Cathedral, on the Near North Side, in one of the first two Puerto Rican barrios in Chicago. It was named la Clark by Puerto Ricans. Orlando Dávila, who later founded the Young Lords street gang, graduated from one of Doña Genia's neighborhood catechism classes and became one of José's best friends. The original mission of the Young Lords street gang was protection, recognition and reputation. When the group became political it was about self-determination for Puerto Rico other Latino nations and community control. These intertwined culturally with gaining respeto for Latinos from white Lincoln Park gangs. When the Young Lords initially formed, the white gangs viewed Hispanics as a disruption to the Lincoln Park neighborhood. Most of the new Hispanic children in Lincoln Park were forced to join some form of a street gang or neighborhood "club."
  • 1948
    Born
    Born in 1948.
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