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Making of Puertorriqueñidad at Chicago’s YMCA

While Chicago Puerto Rican community leaders are often acknowledged for what they build independent of historically established organizations, what of those who gain tools by working within older, established organizations?...

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12
Aug
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Puerto Ricans and the 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act

Fifty years ago the Puerto Rican community in New York City achieved a major milestone, the culmination of efforts since 1899 to open the vote to Puerto Rican voters on equal terms.

Fifty years ago in...

Thu
06
Aug
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Políticas maternales en el arte y en la diáspora

Hablar de la maternidad desde la convicción de no querer ser madre me llevó a preguntarle a otras mujeres acerca de sus experiencias. Quería saber cómo se planteaban ser madres no solo viviendo en la diáspora sino asumiendo esa...

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04
Jun
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Honoring Afro-Puerto Ricans: P.R. Day Parade Edition

The 2015 edition of the Puerto Rican Day parade is fast approaching, and we tip our hats to their efforts to educate and showcase the experience of Puerto Ricans in the United States and the island. One of the greatest proofs...

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22
May
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Marching on: Military Service and the Social Conditions of Puerto Ricans in the U.S.

The role of military service in the establishing, spreading and the socioeconomic profile of Puerto Rican communities in the mainland U.S. is an understudied phenomenon. Puerto Rican military personnel have dispersed throughout...

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22
May
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Boricuas in Social Media: Not Just a Recap

What started as a gathering of the Puerto Rican online community at the Center for Puerto Rican Studies (Centro) at Hunter College has made way to what many are...

Fri
08
May
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Louis Núñez: In Memoriam

By Centro Staff

When Louis Núñez passed away last week of leukemia , The New York Times rightly called him “a...

Fri
08
May
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The New Barrio: 5 Questions for our #Boricuasonline Panel

In case you are late to the party, several months ago in an effort to better understand the Puerto Rican experience in the United States, Centro's staff began asking itself a very simple question: Where /are/ the Puerto Ricans...

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Apr
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Green Boricuas: Everyday Conservation Choices in Food and Lifestyle

My mother was the first environmentalist I ever met. She did not make it to middle school and grew up in poverty in the Puerto Rico of the 1930s. Despite these challenges, or perhaps because of them, she always seemed to have...

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