October 2014

Wed
22
Oct
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One Voice from the South Bronx: Q&A with New York Times Reporter David Gonzalez

Amid the Bronx’s tragic episodes of arson fires, poverty and crime during 1970s, a generation of Nuyoricans were rising up among the turmoil; a time that shaped their life’s calling.

Among them was...

Wed
22
Oct
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My Quest for the Children's Books that Tell Our Story

They wake up and pick up a book, we read several stories through the day and we paint pictures of pirates and exotic birds. We have all kinds of books at home, and I purposely surrounded my children with stories, color and...

Wed
22
Oct
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Inés

Following Marixsa Rodriguez’s piece on children’s literature, we are pleased to publish “Inés,” a short story by the legendary librarian, folklorist, and author Pura Belpré. “Inés,” unpublished during Belpré’s lifetime, was...

Wed
22
Oct
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“Adiós”

In 1914, Antonio Pontón, a Puerto Rican student at Albany Law School in New York, became the first Puerto Rican and Hispanic person executed on the electric chair in the United States. He was wrongfully executed at the Sing...

Wed
22
Oct
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Growing Pains and Cultural Affirmation: Writing About Puerto Rican Women in Film and Literature

Revolving-Door Life Writing: Literature and Cinema of Puerto Rican Women by Christin Freyer was published last year by Universitätsverlag Winter Heidelberg as part of their monograph series on American Studies. The series is...

Thu
02
Oct
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An Audience with the King

I was on my way to interview Tito Puente, the King of Latin Music, and my first major assignment as a writer. I was excited, elated to have been picked for this project, and nervous, very nervous. Absentmindedly, I bit the last...

Wed
01
Oct
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Tribute to El Rey: Tito Puente and His Legacy

The aphorism: the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Consider for a moment the parts that made up Tito Puente: master drummer, percussionist, pianist, saxophonist, vocalist, composer, orchestrator, arranger, and conductor. Out of the...
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