The UC’s Led Black Selected to the 2013 Class of Latino Trailblazers

BY Led Black (@Led_Black)

Edwin Gill - Led Black - Latino Trailblazers 2013

DigiBunch, one of the nation’s most influential Hispanic communities online, recently announced it’s list of 20 Latino cultural leaders for its 2nd annual Latino Trailblazers video series and I was chosen as one of a very select few. This is to date, the biggest honor of my career and I feel extremely humbled and fortunate to be selected and to be among such a distinguished group of people.

As part of this awesome accolade, I had the extreme good fortune of being immortalized in art form by the incredible artist Edwin Gil who uses recycled glass to create his masterpieces. The proverbial icing on the cake is that the very talented Flaco Navaja narrates the video series. It really doesn’t get better than that. Much love goes out to Digibunch, Being Latino, Lance Rios and the rest of the folks on the list.

Pa’Lante Siempre Pa’Lante

The 2013 class of Latino Trailblazers include community leaders, journalists, music artists, lawyers, poets and social media thought leaders.

This year’s 20 trailblazers include:

Yesenia Gual – Corporate executive, Entrepreneur, Mentor

Frankie Negron – Salsa Legend, Health Advocate, Music Executive

Jorge Narvaez – Family man, Activist, YouTube Celebrity

Tony Hernandez – Immigrant Rights Activist, Founder of Immigrant Archive Project, Hispanic Media Pro

Pedro Serrano – Community Organizer, Political Activist, LGBT Leader

Angie Martinez – Lawyer, Mentor, Music Executive

Felix Sanchez – Entertainment Mentor, Lawyer, Activist

Luieville – Creative Branding Guru, Entertainment Executive, Music Video Director

Kevin Montano – Music Executive, DJ Organizer, Hip-hop Advocate

Maria Teresa Kumar – Founder of Voto Latino, Community Organizer, One of DC’s Most Influential Latinas

Giovanni Rodriguez – Social Media Pro, Government Consultant, Social Good Leader

Jeannette Kaplun – Social Media Pro, Mother, Entrepreneur

Julia Grob – Entertainment Pro, Actress, Mentor

Bel Hernandez – Godmother of Latino Hollywood, Entertainment Pro, Connector

Joe Conzo – Photographer, Activist, Bronx Legend

Mariela Dabbah – Education Advocate, Published Author, Founder of Latinos in College

Led Black – Content Creator, Community Organizer, Washington Heights Legend

Irma Martinez – Fashionista, Entertainment Executive, Industry Leader

Angela Adrar – Activist, Mother, Connector

Fran Rodriguez – Education Advocate, Community Leader, Activist

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  • James Bosley
    October 11, 2013 at 2:21 pm


    The first of many honors to come.

    • admin
      October 18, 2013 at 1:27 pm

      Hey Jim – thanks for the love as always.