August 2015

Thu
27
Aug
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Interview with Juan Gonzalez: His road to the Young Lords

One of the long-standing icons of the U.S. Puerto Rican experience are the Young Lords, a political organization of the late 60s/early 70s with roots in Chicago, and presence in New York that fought for their underserved...

Thu
27
Aug

My discovery of the Young Lords through three NYC exhibitions

P’alante—words that ironically throw us immediately back in time to the organization that embodied the phrase during the late 60s early 70s-—The Young Lords Party, one of the best known Puerto Rican led political organizations...

Thu
27
Aug

Making of Puertorriqueñidad at Chicago’s YMCA

While Chicago Puerto Rican community leaders are often acknowledged for what they build independent of historically established organizations, what of those who gain tools by working within older, established organizations?...

Thu
27
Aug

Homenaje: Sery Colón

In the Christian faith, St. Peter stands guard at the gates of heaven. His job is to read the great book of God to see if those seeking refuge in the afterlife are listed and welcome to enter. In parts of West Africa and...

Wed
12
Aug
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Puerto Ricans and the 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act

Fifty years ago the Puerto Rican community in New York City achieved a major milestone, the culmination of efforts since 1899 to open the vote to Puerto Rican voters on equal terms.

Fifty years ago in...

Wed
12
Aug
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Remembering Vito Marcantonio

On August 9, 61 years ago, the Puerto Rican community in New York lost one of its most important figures. Though not Puerto Rican, he was then known as El Barrio’s political padrino and Puerto Rico’s representative in Congress...

Wed
12
Aug
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Bienvenidos a Puerto Rico…

Everyone clapped as the stewardess announced that we had arrived. It seemed like everyone was happy to be back home. It was such a celebration that I was surprised not to see confetti thrown in the air. I, on the other hand,...

Thu
06
Aug
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Políticas maternales en el arte y en la diáspora

Hablar de la maternidad desde la convicción de no querer ser madre me llevó a preguntarle a otras mujeres acerca de sus experiencias. Quería saber cómo se planteaban ser madres no solo viviendo en la diáspora sino asumiendo esa...

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