About Me

My name is Art Leal. I am a independent and opinionated Blogger/Commentator in the internet universe. I am very passionate about social and political causes in my community. I founded Una Voz Unida Odessa (UVU), an organization dedicated to promoting civic engagement, in 2008 and served as its President till 2014. I have been described as an Advocate, Activist, Agitator, Instigator, Radical, and a Rebel. All of which I proudly accept. I personally describe myself as a humble servant. I enjoy time alone in my thoughts, contemplating the meaning of life. I am always available for a cup of coffee and a game of chess. -

Favorite Quotes

"To see things thousands of miles away, things hidden behind walls and within rooms, things dangerous to come to, to draw closer, to see and be amazed. Step out into the unknown, explore, see new things and achieve your wildest dreams -that is living." - LIFE

"Surround yourself with people who believe in you and ignore those who try to bring you down" - TD Jakes

"If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives. Do good anyway." - The Paradoxical Commandments

"Love me or hate me, both are in my favor...If you love me, I'll always be in your heart...If you hate me, I'll always be in your mind." - William Shakespeare

"Never, ever be afraid to make some noise and get in good trouble, necessary trouble." - Rep. John Lewis





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