December 2015

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17
Dec
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Lost in Translation: The FBI’s File on Julia de Burgos

Depending on how paranoid you are about government surveillance, it may or may not come as a surprise to learn that the first translations of Julia de Burgos’ poetry into English were done by an anonymous FBI agent working at...

Thu
17
Dec
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HOMENAJE: An interview with the man behind it, Ricardo Muñiz

When Ricardo Muñiz contacted us about including his series of photos, Homenaje: A Traveling Homage to Our Puerto Rican Heroes , I was pleasantly in awe of how well he got both what Centro Voices is about and of how well his...

Thu
17
Dec
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Well Researched Pasteladas

Between the research, data, and cultural practices we read, write, tell you about, we are always amazed by the strong presence of Puerto Rican culture stateside. From bomba classes and street festivals to parades and coquito...

Thu
17
Dec
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Aires navideños: A 2015 playlist to get the parranda started

It’s that time of the year. Family and friends gather to talk, eat and share some drinks. At many family events the holiday music playlist is mandatory. In my family gatherings, the holiday playlist serves as a soundtrack to...

Fri
11
Dec
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The “Accidental” Crash of Flight N1248n: A Puerto Rican Tragedy

Check-in online. Ride a taxi to Luis Muñoz Marin, Terminal A. Print your boarding pass at the kiosk. Wait in line because it’s Jet Blue. Pass through security. Take off your shoes and/or belt. Maybe go through an extra...

Fri
11
Dec
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Essential Boricua Reading for the 2015 Holiday Season

With the holiday season approaching, and after the success of our 2014 book list , we have put...

Fri
11
Dec
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Rethinking the Young Lords: New Book on the Legendary Organization

When the Young Lords Organization emerged in Chicago, first as a local street gang in the 1950s, to their evolution into a critical community based collective in the 1960s, they situated themselves as a collective challenging...

Fri
04
Dec
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“That Distinguished Negro Star”: Juano Hernandez in Hollywood Cinema

“Hernandez is the ‘new Negro’ in our movies. No longer do we have janitor and shoe shine boys. Now, we have a dignified, intelligent black man.” – Michael Curtiz, director of The Breaking Point (1950)...

Fri
04
Dec
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HOMENAJE: Carlos Ortiz

Puerto Rico has an extensive history with the sport of boxing from the underground matches secretly organized during Spanish colonial times to the popular but clandestine rooftop matches that involved even US military personnel...

Fri
04
Dec
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La carreta, ¿regresa?: nueva edición anotada del polémico clásico sobre la migración

René Marqués (1919-1979) ha sido uno de los escritores más importantes y polifacéticos de las letras puertorriqueñas. Generaciones posteriores se han visto casi obligadas a conversar, responder o criticar las ideas propuestas...

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