Reviews

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12
Oct
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A Review of Brooklyn Dreams: My Life in Public Education

Brooklyn Dreams: My Life in Public Education is the memoir of a diasporican scholar who is one of our most respected and beloved teacher/educators in public education. Sonia Nieto’s memoir is also unusual because much of it...

Fri
13
May
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Film Review: Memories of a Penitent Heart

Sometimes, bochinche is harmless. People talk trash, others listen and think nothing of it. End of story. But in other cases, bochinche is like a loose thread, one which director Cecilia Aldarondo began to pull, in...

Fri
26
Feb
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Student Soldiers: Puerto Rican Youth in High School Military Programs

Last year (2015), I attended the American Historical Association Convention in New York City. Their welcoming package included a report on “...

Fri
05
Feb
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A History of Puerto Rican/Black Coalitions in New York City

By Rose Muzio

In the middle decades of the twentieth century, New York City’s Black and Latino population increased dramatically. Thousands of Blacks fled from poverty in the Deep South and tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans sought job...

Fri
29
Jan
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Failed Migrant Dreams: The Unknown Story of Operation Airlift

Eileen Findlay’s newest book We Are Left Without a Father Here: Masculinity, Domesticity, and Migration in Postwar Puerto Rico tells a tale few know but that may resonate with many. In its simplest form, hers is a book about a...

Fri
15
Jan
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Writing the Biography of Ismael Rivera among Mythologies and Archives

Among the pantheon of transformational musicians in the Caribbean is Ismael Rivera: the front man for El Combo de Cortijo, with whom he earned the moniker "el sonero mayor" in honor of his prowess as an improviser. Rivera is...

Fri
11
Dec
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Rethinking the Young Lords: New Book on the Legendary Organization

When the Young Lords Organization emerged in Chicago, first as a local street gang in the 1950s, to their evolution into a critical community based collective in the 1960s, they situated themselves as a collective challenging...

Fri
04
Dec
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La carreta, ¿regresa?: nueva edición anotada del polémico clásico sobre la migración

René Marqués (1919-1979) ha sido uno de los escritores más importantes y polifacéticos de las letras puertorriqueñas. Generaciones posteriores se han visto casi obligadas a conversar, responder o criticar las ideas propuestas...

Fri
13
Nov
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Juan Sánchez, “¿What’s The Meaning of This?”

It’s no secret that Juan Sánchez’s Puerto Rican roots have a deep impact on his work. In a new exhibition entitled “¿What’s The Meaning of This?” curator and Vice President, Contemporary Art at BRIC Elizabeth Ferrer has...

Fri
13
Nov
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A Workshop for Happiness: Boston ArtWeek Goes Tropical

Living amongst a temperamental archipelago has me in a bit of a bind, I am stuck between three islands that embrace me or make an effort to keep me out; Manhattan, Long Island (home to Brooklyn) and Puerto Rico. Having said...

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Centro Voices (ISSN: 2379-3864).
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