May 2015

Fri
22
May
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Marching on: Military Service and the Social Conditions of Puerto Ricans in the U.S.

The role of military service in the establishing, spreading and the socioeconomic profile of Puerto Rican communities in the mainland U.S. is an understudied phenomenon. Puerto Rican military personnel have dispersed throughout...

Fri
22
May
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Feeding the Revolution in the 1970s: The Young Lords in the Bronx

I interviewed Young Lord Vicente “Panama” Alba while doing research for my book Upsetting the Apple Cart: Black and Latino...

Fri
22
May
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Re-discovering Community Gardens and Puerto Rican Roots in New York

These early weeks of Spring remind me that it's time to come outside. Not having to drag the kids out with layers of wool and windbreakers that come back full of snot from runny noses and reeking of some noxious smell caused by...

Fri
22
May
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Boricuas in Social Media: Not Just a Recap

What started as a gathering of the Puerto Rican online community at the Center for Puerto Rican Studies (Centro) at Hunter College has made way to what many are...

Fri
22
May
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Lorenzo Homar: Nuyorican Pioneer

There’s something bigger than life about Larry Homar. At least that’s what I thought the first time I saw his portrait a few months ago, when I first learned about him. This man emanates the je ne sais quoi of the renaissance...

Fri
08
May
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Louis Núñez: In Memoriam

By Centro Staff

When Louis Núñez passed away last week of leukemia , The New York Times rightly called him “a...

Fri
08
May
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The New Barrio: 5 Questions for our #Boricuasonline Panel

In case you are late to the party, several months ago in an effort to better understand the Puerto Rican experience in the United States, Centro's staff began asking itself a very simple question: Where /are/ the Puerto Ricans...

Fri
08
May
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How an Artsy Girl from the Bronx Became a Transnational Reina

Stereotypes. They are everywhere. They lurk in TV shows and permeate even within next door neighbors. Be a Puerto Rican woman in an inner city community who reads and is interested in the arts and, according to Wanda Raimundi-...

Fri
08
May
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Five Poets Remember Tato Laviera

By Centro Staff

On May 9th, Tato Laviera would have turned 65. We celebrate his life and his legacy through the voices of Maria T. Fernandez "Mariposa," Myrna Nieves, Chris "Chilo" Cajigas, José Angel Figueroa, Caridad De La Luz "La Bruja," as...

Fri
08
May
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Homenaje: María Cruz

“Don’t point to blame,” espouses María Cruz from the roof of Taíno Towers. “Instead of pointing fingers and saying this is your problem,” she points to an unnamed building in the distance. “This is your problem,” she points to...

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