April 2016

Fri
29
Apr
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Puerto Rico Puerto Ricans: Diaspora Summit Unites Puerto Ricans to Face Crisis As One

By: Gabriela Sierra Alonso

Hundreds of stateside and island based Puerto Ricans came together on April 22 and 23 at Puerto Rico Puerto Ricans, a diaspora summit hosted by Hunter College’s Center for Puerto Rican Studies, at the pinnacle of the current economic and...

Fri
22
Apr
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How To Prepare For This Weekend’s #PuertoRicoPuertoRicans Conference

By: Gabriela Sierra Alonso

If you are a Center for Puerto Rican Studies follower then you should definitely know by now that this weekend we are hosting a massive conference entitled...

Fri
22
Apr
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Interview With MC & Poet The Color Brown

By Néstor David Pastor

Last month, poet turned rapper Rubén Borrero opened up for the godmother of Spanish hip-hop, La Mala Rodriguez, in Chicago. Only a few months earlier, he had released a video in which he recites the poem...

Fri
22
Apr
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Poet LiYun Alvarado’s Contemporary Puerto Rican Reading List

By Centro Staff

Good writers are more often than not, good readers as well, which is why this week we’re sharing poet LiYun Alvarado’s reading list, featuring contemporary and classic writers of the Nuyorican School and beyond. See below for the full text:...

Fri
15
Apr
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The Borinqueneers: The Forgotten Heroes of a Forgotten War

This week, dozens of aging combat veterans made their way to Washington D.C. Early on the morning of Wednesday, April 13, they completed an almost mandatory circuit taking them from the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery...

Fri
15
Apr
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One Year Later: The Diaspora Poem That Went Viral

In March of 2015, Roberto Rosa shared a poem on Facebook called “ Y nos llaman cobardes ,”...

Fri
15
Apr
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PR Voices S2E10: Boricuas in Media

By Centro Staff

Welcome back to another episode of Puerto Rican Voices! This week we explore the national representation of Puerto Ricans in New York, Connecticut, and Florida. First we speak with Connecticut’s Nelson Gonzalez, founder Sofrito Magazine, an...

Fri
08
Apr
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Bonafide Rojas: Poet Walks the line between Puerto Rican, New Yorker, and Nuyorican

Something about Bonafide Rojas sets him apart from your typical Nuyorican poet. He grows his dark-brown hair long and curly, and usually wears it natural and almost a millimeter above his shoulders. He swears by button down t-shirts, like the...

Fri
08
Apr
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Words or Water: An Interview With Nuyorican Poet LiYun Alvarado

The warmth and exuberance of LiYun Alvarado, whose name combines those of her parents, is captured in her seamless ability to jump from Spanish to English. Her ability to code-switch also comes with a knack for combining sweet humor and...

Fri
08
Apr
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PR Voices S2E9: The Mixtape Vol. 1

By Centro Staff

This week on Puerto Rican Voices, we explore the musical landscape of puertorriqueñidad between New York City and Orlando, Florida. In our first segment, we speak with Miguel Angel “Mike” Amadeo, owner of the famous Casa Amadeo music store of the...

Fri
01
Apr
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Poetry Review, Urayoán Noel’s “Buzzing Hemisphere/Rumor Hemisferico”

Urayoán Noel (born 1976 in San Juan, Puerto Rico) is a poet and NYU professor currently residing in the Bronx. The author of several books and recipient of numerous fellowships, this self-described post-punk parodist brings a...

Fri
01
Apr
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PR Voices S2E8: One Step Further

By Centro Staff

Welcome back to another episode of Puerto Rican Voices. This week, we’re splitting time between New York and Chicago. In the first segment, we spend some time with Dr. Marta Moreno Vega, founder of the Caribbean Cultural Center...

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