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Wed
05
Oct
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The Callejo-Correa Family Tree: A Diasporic Legacy

Néstor David Pastor

As members of the Puerto Rican diaspora, many of us trace our roots to that one family member, or in some cases, several, who left the island to settle elsewhere. From there, we craft a narrative as Puerto Ricans here...

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...

Tue
31
May
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Willie Perdomo Revisited

During a recent CantoMundo reading at NYU, the large crowd is waiting to hear the spoken word of Willie Perdomo and be transported into the heart of El Barrio. His craft is wrought with many stories from the streets of El Barrio where he grew up...

Fri
13
May
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El Cabo Gómez and The Unexpected Homecoming of a Puerto Rican Soldier

On August 30, 1952 at 2:18 PM an Eastern Airlines plane landed at La Guardia Airport in New York. The Puerto Rican and Hispanic community were highly anticipating this flight’s arrival. Corporal Ángel Gómez, a Puerto Rican soldier who...

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
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
05
Feb
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The Case for Carlos Bernier: Baseball's Historic Omission

Carlos Bernier ended the Pittsburgh Pirates era of racial segregation when he joined the team for the 1953 season. Bernier didn’t have a consistent year with the Pirates, and though he became a minor league star, he would never...

Fri
05
Feb
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Growing Up With a Boricua Comic Book Legend

In the storied list of accomplished Puerto Ricans, there’s one Boricua who has earned his fame in a field that is, perhaps, not as widely appreciated as, say, film or medicine. His name: George Pérez. His field: Comic book...

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...

Thu
29
Oct
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Kill The Boricua, and Save The Man

Learn English. Study medicine, law, or architecture. Find work as a professional. That’s probably what motivated Puerto Ricans families on the island to send their children away to a school in Pennsylvania at the turn of the...

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Centro Voices (ISSN: 2379-3864).
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