September 2015

Fri
25
Sep
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PR Voices S1E3: Standing Strong

How do we make sure our Puerto Rican communities in the United States live well and healthy lives? How do we sustain the cultures and history of Puerto Ricans in the United States? This episode of Puerto Rican Voices...

Fri
25
Sep
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It’s Official: One Million Puerto Ricans in Florida! And The South Keeps Growing

By Centro Staff

According to the American Community Survey (ACS) data for 2014 released on September 17, 2015, Florida became the second state behind New York to exceed a population of one million Puerto Ricans; a landmark in Puerto Rican...

Fri
25
Sep
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Aida Maisonet Giachello: A career transforming health for Puerto Ricans in Chicago

When a three year old Aida Maisonet arrived in New York City in the 1950s, with her three other siblings, she never imagined that she would become one of the leading Latino healthcare advocates in...

Fri
18
Sep
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PR Voices S1E2: Performing Puertorriqueñidad

Making a difference in our Puerto Rican communities—the cry, almost a war cry, is one that unites not only Centro Voices ’ subjects but now Puerto Rican Voices ’ subjects. This week’s episode showcases...

Fri
18
Sep
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Carlos Arroyo: The man with the fastest feet at the Palladium

By Pedro Juan Hernández

The Palladium Ballroom, along with the mambo and other Latin-style dancers, have reached an almost mythical and legendary status. The names “Cuban Pete” (Pedro Aguilar), Millie Donay, Augie y Margo, Andy Jerrick, Marilyn...

Wed
16
Sep
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HOMENAJE: A Tribute to Malín Falú

Malín Falú is a much-loved Spanish-language journalist whose trailblazing work for Spanish-speaking women of color has drawn affectionate comparisons to Oprah Winfrey and Barbara Walters.

“My decision...

Fri
11
Sep
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Puerto Rican Voices: New TV show brings US Puerto Rican experience to life

The history of Puerto Ricans living in the United States spans over 100 years. Our long-established communities, together with the more recent ones, have made us increasingly visible. Today, Puerto...

Fri
11
Sep
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Queer Puerto Ricans in the Age of Equal Marriage

Forty-six years ago, the teenage Puerto Rican drag queen Sylvia Rivera participated in...

Fri
11
Sep
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How to eat at the table: Reflections from Chicago community leader Roberto ‘Bob’ Medina

Sitting down to eat with Bob Medina, we joke about how to eat at the table. “No elbows,” he says. Yo le digo, “and the other arm on the lap; I only eat with my left hand because I’m a lefty.” A friend of my Tia Ketty from their...

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