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Cinco de Mayo Celebrates: Taboo (Jaime Luis Gomez)

Cinco de Mayo Celebrates: Taboo (Jaime Luis Gomez)

Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico’s Independence Day, it is a holiday that commemorates the Mexican’s victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. It has been said that “The Puebla victory came to symbolize unity and pride for what seemed like a Mexican David defeating a French Goliath.”

Today, there are Mexican descendants that have made impressive imprints in American culture and we are happy to honor their achievements on a day that we are no doubt very proud of, so grab your margaritas and yell out loud “Que Viva Mexico.”

Jaime Luis Gomez better known as Taboo is a founding member of the six time Grammy Award winning group The Black Eyed Peas. He has surpassed barriers that were imposed by society and stayed true to his dream of becoming a star. He has written a book called “Fallin’ Up” which tells his inspiring story of his journey from the drug and crime-ridden neighborhoods of L.A to the packed performance stages around the world. His main support was his grandmother Aurora who stuck by him through the rough times he faced and states that “Great accomplishments are often rooted in humble beginnings.”

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    Eddie covers entertainment and music for Dos Lives. Contact him at Eddie[at]doslives[dot]com.