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Néstor David Pastor

Wednesday, 10/19/16
Hurray for the Riff Raff’s Alynda Lee Segarra considers herself a feminist from an early age, having noticed, even then, the violence and oppression that women face in society: “I always felt the need to fight against it and rebel against it ever since I was a little girl."     Yet that didn’t... + continue reading

Freddy Martínez

Monday, 10/17/16
Last week, Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez, a graphic designer, curator, and community activist, was speaking about the anxieties that come with Puerto Rican diaspora to one of the last remaining visitors to his newest exhibition, Café con Comics, now on view at Centro Library & Archives in East Harlem. Nearly an hour and a half had passed... + continue reading
Wednesday, 10/12/16
Brooklyn Dreams: My Life in Public Education is the memoir of a diasporican scholar who is one of our most respected and beloved teacher/educators in public education. Sonia Nieto’s memoir is also unusual because much of it draws on a personal diary she kept over the course of her life. Thus, the memoir is remarkably detailed in... + continue reading

Néstor David Pastor

Wednesday, 10/05/16
As members of the Puerto Rican diaspora, many of us trace our roots to that one family member, or  in some cases, several, who left the island to settle elsewhere. From there, we craft a narrative as Puerto Ricans here in the United States looking to carry on the legacy of those ancestors, even as the acquired distance, subsequent... + continue reading

Centro Staff

Tuesday, 10/04/16
This week on Puerto Rican Voices, we stay connected to the island with three segments on the ways in which art, food, and heritage bring together Puerto Ricans across the United States. In the first segment, multimedia storyteller and filmmaker William Caballero talks about his work, including the HBO series “Gran’pa Knows Best.... + continue reading

Centro Staff

Monday, 09/26/16
In the following three segments, Puerto Rican Voices visits tennis legend and Olympic gold medalist Gigi Fernández for a candid interview on her life and career; we also learn about the Norris Square Neighborhood Project, a bilingual community center in Philadelphia; and then we take a look at our Puerto Rico, Puerto Ricans diaspora... + continue reading

Centro Staff

Tuesday, 09/20/16
Puerto Ricans from Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts, along with policy experts from the island and New York, met in Holyoke, Massachusetts on September 17 to gain a broader understanding of how the island’s economic crisis impacts their local communities. Due to the island’s fiscal crisis, Puerto Rican population... + continue reading

Néstor David Pastor

Tuesday, 09/13/16
Before his untimely death at the age of 49 in 1983, legendary Nuyorican jazz percussionist Willie “Bobo” Correa left behind an impressive and eclectic discography that includes fourteen records as bandleader, with styles ranging from Afro-Cuban to Soul, Funk to Brazilian influences, and so on. He was also accomplished as a sideman,... + continue reading

Centro Staff

Monday, 09/12/16
Earlier this month, Puerto Rican Voices; a joint production between the Center for Puerto Rican Studies, CUNY, and WIPR-TV; was named Best Local Informational Program at the 31st annual Imagen Awards, which “recognizes and encourages the entertainment industry to portray the Latino community in a positive and accurate manner.” Often... + continue reading