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THE GAZETTE

 

Feb 6, 2019, by Debbie Kellie

Imani Lige-Crenshaw, a senior at Sierra High School in Harrison School District 2 and co-editor of the high school newspaper, The Sentinel, has won “The Romero Scholarship for Excellence in Spoken Word.”

The is the second time David A. Romero, a spoken-word artist from Diamond Bar, Calif., has presented the $500 scholarship to a graduating senior. The prize recognizes original poetry on the topic of social justice.

THE DAILY EVERGREEN

 

September 26, 2017, Kayla Bonar

The mood was solemn as WSU students listened to David Romero perform his spoken-word poem, “Open Letter to Donald Trump.” Romero rebuffed a statement from U.S. President Donald Trump’s announcement of candidacy and led a group of over 80 students in writing their own written responses in a workshop held at the Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center on Monday evening.

THE ELM

 

April 19, 2018, By Abby Wargo

 

On Wednesday, April 11, David Romero, a spoken word artist, poet, and activist from California, came to Washington College to host a cultural appropriation workshop. The workshop, sponsored by the Black Student Union, discussed identifying cultural appropriation, the difference between appropriation and appreciation, and how to prevent cultural appropriation.

LATINO LA

 

January 25, 2018, By LatinoLA Contributor

Sonia Arreguin, graduating senior at Theodore Roosevelt High School, and resident of Central-Alameda, Los Angeles, is the winner of the inaugural "Romero Scholarship for Excellence in Spoken Word." The scholarship was created by spoken word artist and poet David A. Romero to recognize graduating seniors for their creation of poems dealing with social justice.

THE ALABAMIAN

 

October 6, 2017, By Kami Gothard

 “We didn’t cross the border, the border crossed us,” is the slogan of the immigrant rights movement. David A. Romero, a Hispanic spoken word artist, used this quote during his poetry reading on Sept. 19 in the University of Montevallo’s own Farmer Hall to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Romero performed his work ranging from a humorous poem entitled “Cheese Enchiladas” to a political commentary piece entitled “Open Letter to Donald Trump.”

THE JOURNAL

 

October 4, 2017, Camilla Luo

David A. Romero, a Mexican-American spoken word artist, poet, and activist came to UIS Sept. 26 to give his performance entitled “The Latinx Giant”. Romero is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC) and the second spoken word artist to be featured on All Def Digital, a YouTube channel by Russell Simmons.

SAC MEDIA

March 2017, By June Martinez

Romero is a professional spoken word artist from Diamond Bar who originally became familiar with spoken word poetry via Youtube videos of various performers on HBO's Def Poetry while in college. Romero now travels around the country in hopes of bringing awareness and creating a dialogue about social and political issues that face the people of America.

UNE NEWS

 

March 2017, By College of Arts and Sciences

BIDDEFORD, Maine - On March 2, UNE’s English Club sponsored a workshop, titled “Self-love and Beauty,” by David Romero, a Mexican-American spoken word poet and activist. Romero performed pieces of his own poetry on the topic of self-image. He then led an exercise in which the students worked as a group to collectively create a poem that represented their concepts of self-love. 

 

THE MCDANIEL FREE PRESS

 

October 2016, By Jimmy Calderon

 

The Hispanic-Latino Alliance, in collaboration with the Office of Student Diversity & Inclusion, hosted spoken word artist David A. Romero on the evening of Sept. 27 in McDaniel Lounge. Romero brought the audience an evening full of laughter, awe, and information.

NEWS SIU

 

September 13, 2016, by Christi Mathis

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month at Southern Illinois University Carbondale is a time to celebrate a diverse group of peoples and their cultures and promote inclusiveness. The theme of this year’s festival, which begins on Wednesday, Sept. 14, is “Intersecciones – Building Bridges in the Face of Intolerance” and it includes poetry, dancing, discussion panels, a potluck and much more over a four-week period. Some events are informative while others are more social in nature, but all are free and open to the public.

THE ECHO

 

April 27, 2016, By Mario Granados

 

California Lutheran University invited David A. Romero, a Mexican-American spoken-word artist, hosted a slam poetry competition at the William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art on April 21. The event allowed students and the surrounding community to showcase their written talent, experience Romero’s own work and win gift cards based on the scores from a panel of judges.

MEDIA MILWAUKEE

 

APRIL 12, 2016, By Jakayla Phillips

 

Anticipation filled the quiet, dim-lit room of nearly 20 people as David Romero stood before the crowd with the mic in his hand. Romero has opened for many musical acts and performed at several locations prior to UW-Milwaukee, such as the University of Central Florida, Champlain College, University of California at San Diego and more.

THE POLY POST

 

March 8, 2016, By Gregory Jouvenat

 

Cal Poly Pomona held Activism 101, a workshop that focused on teaching students how to be more active with current political issues on campus on Feb. 29.

THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

February 7, 2016

 

Duke Energy Auditorium, Rogers Hall, Queens University of Charlotte, 1900 Selwyn Ave. Monday, 9 p.m.: Romero is a Mexican-American spoken word artist from Diamond Bar, Calif., and the second poet to be featured on All Def Digital, a YouTube channel from Russell Simmons. Free. www.queens.edu

THE VANCOUGAR

 

April 16, 2015, By Lee Bivens

 

On April 2, Washington State University Vancouver’s Salmon Creek Journal (SCJ) hosted a large party on campus in celebration of their 2015 edition. The event opened with refreshments provided by Freshi, a local Vancouver restaurant, accompanied by a photo booth for attendees to capture the moment. There was a performance by David Romero, a spoken word artist, and the event closed with the recognition of those who were published in the journal.

FIDDLEHEAD FOCUS

 

October 2015, By Laney_Edits

FORT KENT, Maine - As seen on Russell Simmons' All Def Digital, Latino spoken word artist David A. Romero travels from Los Angeles, California to perform poetry and share his stories about food, family, social justice issues and Latin culture at UMFK's Fox Auditorium on Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.

THE QUILL

 

September 29th, 2015, By Kelly Shanahan

 

On April 16th, the Student Life Office sponsored a workshop event with spoken word artist David Romero. Romero travels around the country hosting workshops and performing his poetry, and I was able to speak with him before our workshop event to find out more about his creative process and his personal relationship to spoken word performance:

NEXTSHARK

 

March 25, 2015, By Anthony Orona

 

Opening for Latin Grammy winners Ozomatli certainly makes David A. Romero, 30, more of a rock star than he likes to admit. While the stark contrast of his glaring Mohawk and fine pressed suit doesn’t help him look any less the part, the widely acclaimed Latino “lover” vehemently self-identifies as a poet.

ASU NOW

January 30, 2015, By Marshall Terrill

Arizona State University's Project Humanities is launching “Cultural Appropriation: Exploiting or Paying Homage?”, a one-day symposium on Feb. 7. The event runs from from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Discovery Hall, room 250 on the Tempe campus. Taking into account American history, current events and the realities of the social climate at ASU and across the country, this critical dialogue will explore notions of “political correctness” versus cultural (in)sensitivity, “blackface” and school spirit, indigenous stereotypes in sports, hip-hop culture, Day of the Dead and Cinco De Mayo, and other types of cultural appropriation and stereotyping.

THE INLAND VALLEY DAILY BULLETIN

 

September 16th, 2014, By Grace Wong

DIAMOND BAR >> David Romero is engaged in cultural warfare. As a 29-year-old spoken word artist from Diamond Bar, Romero talks about issues like Latino identity, class and gender in his work. This fall, he’s embarking on his first national tour across four college campuses to challenge students to think more deeply about social issues.
 

THE SANTA CLARA

 

October 23, 2014, By Samantha Nitz and Eddie Solis Jr.

 

“What do I want? To have an identity. What do I want? To feel accepted. ¿Cuando? Ahora. ¿Dónde? Aquí. Right here, right now.” Spoken word artist David A. Romero explored his cultural identity using poetic words to guide the expedition last night in the Bronco.

MUSTANG NEWS

 

October 3, 2014, By Kelly Trom

 

Put some corn tortillas in oil. Set them at a low boil. Hear them sizzle. Spoken word artist David Romero kicked off this year’s first Another Type of Groove (ATOG) on Wednesday night with a “delightfully cheesy” poem teaching the audience how to make cheese enchiladas in the name of fighting racism. 

LATINO LA

 

October 3, 2014, By LatinoLA Contributor

 

David A. Romero, writer of the nationally-recognized spoken word poem, "Undocumented Football," prepares to travel the country performing poetry and speaking on social issues. In Philadelphia, with Drexel University, and in New York with Russell Sage College, Romero performs as the featured performer for student poetry competitions known as "poetry slams." 

MORNINGSIDE PARK CHRONICLE

 

July, 2014, By Darren Cifarelli

 

David Romero is a poet, activist, charity worker, teacher and a real human being who reminded me that the little things we do matter. Yeah, he’s a poet. Yeah, he’s an activist. Yeah, he teaches a workshop called Marginalized Voices as a part of his job as a poet. In the workshop, co-facilitated by poets Matt Sedillo and Yazmin Monet Watkins, participants learn about instances of police brutality; then write poems in the voice of the victims: “Last Words: Giving Victims a Voice.”

PEOPLE'S TRIBUNE

 

The following is an interview with three visionary artists: two-time national slam poet Matt Sedillo, professional spoken word artist David A. Romero, and punk/folk singer-songwriter Marlon Stern.

People’s Tribune: Please speak to what kind of new society you would like to see.

DAILY TROJAN

 

January 29, 2014, By Maral Tavitan

 

On Tuesday evening, USC students and faculty gathered at Ground Zero Performance Café for an Open Mic Night focused on race, culture and identity. The event was an installment of Project ReMix, an interactive discussion series coordinated by Asian Pacific American Student Services, the Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs and El Centro Chicano.

ART! THE MAGAZINE

 

November, 2013

L.A. is full of poets. Two of the hottest in the scene are the Mexican-American spoken word artists Matt Sedillo and David A. Romero. Recently chosen by Russell Simmons to be some of the first spoken word artists featured on his new YouTube channel All Def Digital, these two poets have made it their mission to represent Los Angeles worldwide. 

LATINO REBELS

 

FEBRUARY 18, 2013, By Latino Rebels

 

Here is a new video posted by spoken word artist David A. Romero with his response to Edward James Olmos’ post-Super Bowl picture with Governor Jan Brewer. It is called “Open Letter to Edward James Olmos.”

USC NEWS

 

April 2, 2015, By Karla Martinez

USC students and neighborhood residents filled Bovard Auditorium for a spirited performance by Contra Tiempo, an urban Latin dance company that shines a light on social issues. “Full. Still Hungry” fused elements of salsa, rumba, Afro-Cuban, urban and contemporary dance, highlighting “the search for nourishment inside the all-consuming American capitalist juggernaut.”

BROOKLYN & BOYLE

 

October 2013, from staff reports

Education is being cut. Racial profiling is running rampant. Wars wage abroad, seemingly without end. There is an endless attack on our civil liberties. Poverty and hunger increase daily. What can we do in the face of such problems? How can we, the people, ensure that our voices are heard?

INK

 

By ink 2012 Staff, Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School, Miami, FL


ink: What is your idea of the perfect setting as inspiration to write?

I imagine the perfect setting as somewhere out in nature: a secret beach, an unexplored cove, the foot of a roaring, crashing waterfall, etc. I have always been something of a transcendentalist and Dharma Bum in thought, if not in practice.

LOS ANGELES LOYOLAN

 

October 2011, By Khayla Golucke

 

Most LMU students are familiar with Mane Entertainment's (ME) Monday night staple, Open Mic Night. But next Wednesday, the student-run organization is trying a new twist on its old classic. Partnering with the Office of Black Student Services, ME is hosting a Poetry Lounge in The Living Room, swapping the normal music of Open Mic Night with spoken word.

THE WINDMILL

 

February 2011, By Mina Ynzunza

Since I began writing my spotlight, I have been awed and surprised, to find that Diamond Bar is filled with talented, intellectual and self-giving individuals. You would think that at some point, it would be difficult to find more. That is not the case. I am fortunate to have such an array of people to introduce to the residents of our city through The Windmill.

SAN GABRIEL VALLEY TRIBUNE

 

May 2008, By Maritza Velazquez

When 23-year-old David Romero was growing up, he didn't have an outlet for artistic expression. As a passionate poet, this Diamond Bar resident flocked to the Los Angeles poetry scene to get his kicks. Now Romero is providing a venue for performing artists as well as free entertainment for those seeking something different through a new Diamond Bar Open Mic every Saturday night.

MISCELLANEOUS

 

This page contains pieces of articles from the various local newspapers, student newspapers, and e-news sources that mention Romero as well as older articles.

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