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20
Nov
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Nuyorican Basketball in Puerto Rico: A Game-Changing Documentary

Suset Laboy

Short version of the story: A group of Nuyoricans changed the history of Puerto Rican basketball forever. There’s now a movie about it. Longer version of the story: Of course we all know about the great migration of Puerto...

Thu
19
Nov
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In the Garden: The State of Puerto Ricans in New Jersey

By Centro Staff

In the last few months, we’ve taken notice of the shifting demographics within the diaspora. As you may already know,...

Fri
06
Nov
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Diaspora Voices for Puerto Rico

By Centro Staff

When Juan Flores wrote The Diaspora Strikes Back , the impact of U.S. Puerto Ricans in island culture became very...

Fri
30
Oct
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The Original Million: Puerto Ricans in New York

By Centro Staff

When data released by the American Community Survey (ACS) last month confirmed that the population of Puerto Ricans in Florida had exceeded one million, becoming only the second US state to do so, New York took an...

Fri
23
Oct
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Almost 100 years: the Jones Act and U.S. citizenship for Puerto Ricans

By Centro Staff

Last Thursday and Friday, October 15th and 16th, the Center for Puerto Rican Studies held a symposium in anticipation of the centennial of the Jones Act, and the granting of U.S. citizenship to Puerto Ricans. The symposium...

Fri
16
Oct

Floriricans versus other Puerto Ricans: A comparison

By Centro Staff

The shift of the epi-center of all things Puerto Rican to Florida has been in the making for some time. The numbers recently, and increasingly, confirmed as much. In our last issue, scholars weighed in on what this may mean for...

Fri
16
Oct

Puerto Ricans: The New Nomads

By Centro Staff

For the first time in recent history major newspapers across the nation report daily on Puerto Rico. The island’s economic and fiscal crisis, as well as the exodus of Puerto Ricans from the island, has taken prime real estate...

Fri
09
Oct
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The dance of the million: What it means for Florida and US Puerto Ricans

2014 marked a watershed moment in the history of Puerto Ricans in the United States. Florida became the second state in the nation with a million Puerto Ricans, right behind New York. The current migratory wave, which is as...

Fri
25
Sep
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It’s Official: One Million Puerto Ricans in Florida! And The South Keeps Growing

By Centro Staff

According to the American Community Survey (ACS) data for 2014 released on September 17, 2015, Florida became the second state behind New York to exceed a population of one million Puerto Ricans; a landmark in Puerto Rican...

Fri
11
Sep
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Queer Puerto Ricans in the Age of Equal Marriage

Forty-six years ago, the teenage Puerto Rican drag queen Sylvia Rivera participated in...

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