June 2016

Mon
27
Jun
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The Next Generation Nuyoricans: An interview with the Founder of Capicu Culture

Charlie "Isa" Guzman

Since 1958, the Puerto Rican Day Parade has been an event that brings together several organizations dedicated to preserving and advancing Puerto Rican culture. Capicu Culture, a grassroots organization out of...

Fri
24
Jun
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Don’t Call It A Comeback: An Interview With Musician Fernandito Ferrer

Néstor David Pastor

“I had no idea of the amount of connections I had in New York...it’s like reaping the benefits of ten years worth of work,” says singer-songwriter Fernandito Ferrer on his recent move to the city....

Sat
18
Jun
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Reflections of a Father: Raising my Kids Puerto Rican

I was born in Añasco and raised in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico. There was never any doubt that I was Puerto Rican. It was impossible to be anything else. Everything from the the food I ate, to the clothes I wore and the...

Sat
18
Jun
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Boricua Poets Respond to Orlando Tragedy

Andres Chulisi Rodriguez

Here at the Center for Puerto Rican Studies we are deeply saddened by the Orlando massacre that occurred this past Sunday. It’s no secret by now that 23 of the 49 victims of the shooting at club Pulse were Puerto...

Fri
10
Jun
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An interview with Ivan Velez, a Bronx-born Boricua comic artist

Charlie 'Isa' Guzman

Ivan Velez Jr. is a little-known Bronx artist with great significance to the comic book industry. Creator of the 80s comic series Tales of the Closet , and Co-Creator of the early 90s series Blood Syndicate , Ivan has...

Fri
10
Jun
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Why it’s important to attend the first-ever #LGBTRicans Encuentro

Gabriela Sierra Alonso

Tomorrow, on Saturday June 11, at CUNY’s Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, the Center for Puerto Rican Studies will come together with the National Puerto Rican Day Parade for the first-ever LGBT...

Fri
10
Jun
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Puerto Rican Pop-Up Shop Celebrates 20th Year in Queens

Néstor David Pastor

Salsa music is blasting onto a busy street in Ridgewood, Queens. A row of cars parked on the lot of a car dealership are sporting the Puerto Rican flag across their hoods. And tethered to the street lamp on the corner are three...

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