March 2016

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The Women of Puerto Rico’s Thriving Indie Music Scene

By Néstor David Pastor

To close out Women’s History Month here at El Centro, we’d like to get you up to speed on the women currently slaying the music scene between the island and the mainland and making history in the process....

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Boricua Woman Slays Webcomic World

By Charlie “Isa” Guzman

Comic books and their heroes and villains constantly prove to withstand the test of time. But the way that readers engage with comic books and culture has definitely evolved over the the years.

Webcomics emerged alongside the advent of...

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PR Voices S2E7: Continuing Our Legacy

By Centro Staff

Puerto Rican communities across the nation have been working hard to cultivate our heritage. This is best showcased by the presence of cultural institutions and individuals who are dedicated to elevating

our history and culture. Tune into...

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#8 Carla Cortijo: Boricua Floor General

Nestor David Pastor

This year the WNBA will celebrate its 20th season despite enduring years of financial insecurity, teams folding, and low numbers in attendance. Much like the league itself, basketball player Carla Cortijo has faced a unique set of challenges....

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Homenaje: Aurora Flores

Starting a conversation with Aurora is easy: she is open, aware, and willing to share each and every one of her opinions. Ending a conversation with Aurora is not so easy: she has a lot to say, and she’s going to say it all.

Aurora has a...

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PR Voices S2E6: Making Waves

By Centro Staff

Across the nation Puerto Rican cultural institutions express themselves differently. From museums to dance crews people come come together with the common goal of advancing and preserving the Boricua roots that we hold dear. In this week’s...

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Mujeres Valientes: Leaving Puerto Rico Later in Life

By Andrea González Ramírez

“I won’t leave if you don’t leave with me,” Sussette Pérez Moll’s partner told her five years ago. Her answer was certain: “Nos vamos.” We’re leaving.

He had found a job in Houston, Texas after...

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PR Voices S2E5: Leaving A Mark

By Centro Staff

For a community like ours there will always be a utilitarian aspect to the arts, especially when it comes to documenting our experiences. From street murals to music to really any form of artistic expression, art helps us to...

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PR Voices S2E4: The Puerto Rican Tri-State

By Centro Staff

New York. Philadelphia. Chicago. Three major cities where stateside Puerto Ricans have installed themselves, over the course of decades, as part of the historical and cultural landscape. Moreover, these three cities also...

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Manny Santiago: The Patron Saint of Puerto Rican Skateboarding

With his signature missing front tooth, endlessly positive demeanor, and uniquely disciplined approach to his craft, Manny Santiago has quickly become an international ambassador and unofficial patron saint of the burgeoning...

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A Home Away From Home: Puerto Rican Bakeries Across the Nation

Food, and the various ways we prepare and eat it, allows humans of all walks of life to relate to the world around them. This is certainly the case for Puerto Ricans stateside who exercise their heritage through the foods they...

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