Alex A. Alonso

Film maker, @street_gangs founder, Geographer, Sociologist, profe at Cal State Long Beach. Proud Boricua! 🇵🇷

http://youtube.com/streetgangs

278 posts 3,326 followers 297 following

I am thinking of letting my hair grow back like this, cuando era niño. I was 8 years old. Que te parece? Let me know. .
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#cuandoeranino #8yearsold #littlekid #boy #niño #bighair #curlyhair #puertorico #schoolphoto

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#Repost @bigqboy ・・・
Interview with @street_gangs coming soon! Check out the preview on YouTube now 💯
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Posted up with @bigqboy the creator of T-shirt by @southcentralunified . Visit @street_gangs to watch amazing interview NOW!
#streetgangsfilms #streetgangs #losangeles #tshirt #bloodsandcrips

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#Repost @cuatusc ••••••••••••••••
Such a great time on tonight’s show with @alexalonso101 hosted by @judithnwandu ! 🌟🎬❤️ Tune in next week for #JudyTuesdays and another amazing guest 😉
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Posted up on the set of @cuatusc giving an interview about Gangs, USC, Tupac and more hosted by @judithnwandu .
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#usc #streetgangs #cuatusc #blackpanther #gangculture #ganglife #gangsinLA #tupacshakur

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Just posted a new episode for @street_gangs in our Top Ten series, “Most Viewed Episodes in 2017” featuring @alexalonso101 . Visit the link in the bio to watch entire episode. The Top 10 of 2017 includes: @dollasignyoungg @theyhateskoebeen100, @willie_mammuth @prince_of_tha_biity @briaanpf @phonkp

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Amazing photo of my Father Vincent Alonso aka Vinnie Dark @vinniedark when he was 17. If my father was here I would tell him, “I am so grateful that you are my father because you taught me all the important rules of life that I use nearly everyday that makes me the best person I can be. Te quiero mucho Papi.” If there is anything you like about me, thank Vinnie. If there is anything you don’t like about me, thank him too. .
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#iloveyoudad #papi #mymainman #usmarines #puertorico #elboricua #fatherson #fatherandson #usmarinecorps #2ndmarinedivision #camplejune #tequieromucho #semperfi #semperfidelis

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Posted up giving another interview, this time on President Donald Trump’s excessive reference to MS13 gang to support his anti-immigration policy for @dw_espanol .
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#ms13 #marasalvatrucha #donaldtrump #immigration #immigrationreform #deportation #streetgangs #gangs #centralamericangangs #centralamerica

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Posted up with the beautiful wife during NBA All-Star weekend in Los Angeles just trying to have a little bit of fun. .
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#losangeles #allstarweekend #beverlycenter #babymomma #wife #family #sofitelhotel #familytime #marriedlife🙄 #nofilter #neverafilter #basketball #datenight #kissandgrind

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Alex Alonso @alexalonso101 shooting final parts of Top 10 most viewed videos of 2017 on February 12, 2018. To watch entire episode visit the link in bio. .
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#topten #streetgangsfilms #alexalonso #ganginterviews #gangculture #ganglife #ganggang #gangster #canon5d #canon5dmarkiv #losangeles #gopro

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Posted up at the barbería for a rare haircut before the sun sets. If you are in Los Ángeles and have hair cutting skills let me know. .
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#barber #barberia #barbershop #humacao #humacaopuertorico #humacaopr #postmaria #posthurricanemaria #despueshuracanmaria #despuéshuracánmaría #haircut #cortedepelo #puertorico #elboricua #boricua #haircuts #puertoricanhair #puertorican

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I would tell my 13-year old self, - 1) trust everything that your father tells you, -2) you have 32 years left with him, seems like a long time but it goes by unbelievably fast, -3) not all your friends are your friends ,
-4) your father will never give you bad advice, -5) your father loves you more than anyone else on the planet, -6) your mother thinks about you everyday and she loves you,
-7) most people are going to let you down and break your heart so don’t have high expectations of others, -8) don’t be surprised at how selfish, narcissistic and self centered people are, -9) stay out the streets completely, -10) don’t touch, look, taste, smoke, sniff, sell any “drug” period, you will absolutely end up in jail and/or ruin your youth, -11) it’s ok to be poor especially if you have lots of love at home.
-12) you might not have a lot of money in your pocket now, but be patient, develop your skills and you will find abundance,
-13) don’t underestimate your intelligence, you will figure out how to get into one of the most prestigious universities in the world, and you will excel there beyond your own expectations
-14) the people you admire and want to be like now, will be admiring you and trying to be like you 10 years from now. -15) when you grow up, people will respect you from all around the world, literally. -16) your father is going to struggle raising you so don’t make it any more difficult, -17) walk away from all fights if possible, and the same exact people that will criticize you for that will eventually end up killed or in prison. Who won? -18) and most important, trust in God with all your heart, do not lean upon your own understanding and he will set your path straight.
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Unfortunately I was too dumb to know these things then and there are no do overs in life.

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Driving through my neighborhood in Puerto Rico 141 days after Hurricane Maria. This is what we have to deal with here in PR. I am going to have a drink tonight because this place stresses me out.
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Did you see how fast Miami and Houston were fixed after Hurricane Irma and Harvey? And both those cities were flooded out, in complete disarray. 😢🤷🏾‍♂️
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#hurricanemaria #adelantepuertorico #humacao #humacaopr #hurricanemaria2017 #boricua #nofema #puertorico #quepasó #puertoricoselevanta #PuertoRicodePie #puertoricoselevanta🇵🇷 #puertorico🇵🇷 #PuertoRicoNoEstaApagao #yabacoa

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Posted up in the back yard cutting trees destroyed by Hurricane Maria. It's now 141 days after Maria passed and there is so much more work to do. No electricity and low water pressure here. This hurricane has changed my life forever. Who wants to come down and help cut trees? .
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#hurricanemaria #adelantepuertorico #humacao #humacaopr #hurricanemaria2017 #boricua #nofema #puertorico #quepasó #puertoricoselevanta #PuertoRicodePie #puertoricoselevanta🇵🇷 #puertorico🇵🇷 #PuertoRicoNoEstaApagao #candeleroarriba #humacaopuertorico #treecutting #cortadora #árboles

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Posted up in the Candelero Arriba section of Humacao and guess what? still no electricity, 137 days after Hurricane Maria. I would say unbelievable, unacceptable, depressing, tragic and muy triste. Generators are bringing most of the life to this section, but air quality is terrible, the sound pollutions is annoying and the cost is higher.
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#puertorico #humacao #hurricanemaria #noelectricity #candeleroarriba #puertoricosinluz #laisladelencanto #sanjuanpuertorico #hurancanmaria #thepowergrid #humacaopr #humacaopuertorico

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It’s snowing y’all. What’s the temperature where you are at? I got 19 degrees. #wintertime #newyork

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Who is used to 10 degrees or low 20s during the winter? The air bites the skin and freezes the tears in the corner of your eyes. .
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#newyork #newyorkcity #upstateny #upstatenewyork #kingston #kingstonny #hudsonvalley #coldweather #freezingtemps #freezingtemperatures #puertoricobound #boricua #prbound #laisladelencanto

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Posted up with my beautiful mamá in Upstate New York.
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#tequieromucho #mami #mimamá #lamadre #mother #newyork #upstate #upstatenewyork

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Posted up with my main man cousin Renaldo aka Reny in Queens, New York during cold 10 degree temperature. .
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#nyc #winter #coldnight #10degrees #freezing #newyorkcity #queensny #jamaicaqueens #cousin #miprimo

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Posted up with @blueyez0209 who I met at O’Hare airport in Chicago while waiting for delayed flight to New York City. Grateful for the work she did in Puerto Rico 🇵🇷 after Hurricane Maria. .
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#unitedairlines #flightdelay #chicago #chicagoohareairport #safetravels #safetravels✈️ #puertorico #hurricanemaria #aftermath #laisladelencanto #tarmacblues #flightdelayed

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Raising two boys, 12 and 13, is the most difficult job I have ever had. If I really knew how difficult, expensive and frustrating this job was going to be......... .
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Criando a dos niños, 12 y 13, es el trabajo más difícil que he tenido. Es un trabajo difícil, caro, y frustrante. Si alguien me dijera ....
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#mishijos #misniños #fatherandsons #papiduties #diosmio #mostdifficult #losboricuas #mifamilia #mytwosons

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All things through her. Posted up with my beautiful mother in 2000. Heavy on my mind all day long. When you need a private plane right now. .
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#tequieromucho #mami

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Posted up in Studio City doing interview for @rapsheethollywood by @pookdiesel during premiere of “Who Killed Tupac?” currently airing on A&E.
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#tupac #whokilledtupac #whokilledtupacpremiere #tupacshakur #studiocity #aande #deathrow #sugeknight #deathrowrecords #orlandoanderson #puffdaddy #lasvegasshooting #biggiesmalls

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#Repost @vic_702_ ・・・
Thanks for the hospitality @vic_702_ while I was in Las Vegas. We had a great time checking out French Montana at the Marquee. .
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...................... Big S/O to the top dawg of Street Gangs @street_gangs Mr. Alonso ! Got the opportunity to hang out w/ him & exchange some words.Was not surprised when he knew my hometown is full of Chicano street gang history. If u know anything about him u know he tha man !!! Much Love Profe @alexalonso101 check him out/ also look out for a collab in the future ! ~
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#allworknoplay #cosmopolitanhotel
#meetingpeoplefromallovertheworld
#beentheredonethat #breakingthecycle
#pinterolifestyle #streetgangs #knowledge #history #expert #writtingabook #mystory
#marqueenightclub #frenchmontana

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Posted up with Angelica Pequeño @angeesmallz at her podcast studio in Westminster, Orange County doing an interview for SLAM @stylelifemusic . .
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#streetgangs #gangs #podcast #streetgangsfilms #orangecounty #westminister #interview #stylelifemusic #slam

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Unfortunately everyone forgot about the Island of Puerto Rico, and 130 days after Hurricane Maria over 40 percent of the Island does not have electricity, no refrigeration for food, and now the murder rate has doubled. This is what I have to deal with.
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#puertoricoselevanta #itsalmostlikepraying
#huracanmaria #hurricanemaria #puertorico #huracánmaría #puertoricoselevanta
#prselevanta #unidosporpuertorico
#hopeforpuertorico #PuertoRicoNoEstaApagao #caguaspr #caguaspuertorico #humacao #Yabucoa #Naguabo #Maunabo #SanLorenzo #Juncos #Cayey #Guayama #Cayey #sinagua #sinelectricidad #nopower #noelectricity #nowater #prlife

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Posted up at the SLS Hotel in Las Vegas having an amazing time. What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.
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Lo que pasa en Vegas se queda en Vegas
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#sls #slslasvegas #slshotel #cosmopolitanlasvegas #clubmarquee #lasvegas #lasvegasstrip #frenchmontana #nightlife #vegaslife #allworknoplay

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