CUNY TV’s “Independent Sources” looks at how the debt crisis in Puerto Rico is fueling arguments over the island’s status. The episode also features a project that gives free breast cancer screening to the uninsured, as well as a Philippine gold exhibition at the Asia Society.
In this opinion piece, a member of the Humanities Department at the Universidad de Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, puts forward some new ideas for solving the island’s crisis.
The latest episode of CUNY TV’s “Nueva York” features three artists who tell stories through photography, music and movies. And a mother and son who went from selling goods out of a van to owning a bodega and restaurant in Williamsburg.
A multimedia exhibition on the activist group is on display at The Bronx Museum of the Arts, El Museo del Barrio, and Loisaida Inc., reports Mott Haven Herald, with each focusing on the Young Lords’ efforts in their respective locations.
Julian Voloj’s debut graphic novel, “Ghetto Brother: Warrior to Peacemaker,” is based on the experiences of former South Bronx gang leader Benjamin “Benjy” Melendez who discovers his family’s Jewish roots, reports The Jewish Daily Forward.
At a Sunset Park auto repair shop, a group of Puerto Rican friends bring old cars to their former glory, El Diario reports.
The Loiza Festival was held in El Barrio July 24-26.
New York politicians and activists are urging the U.S. government to act in the Puerto Rico debt crisis, El Diario reports.
Experts worry about the flight of human capital from the island due to the economic crisis, El Diario reports.
Dozens of Puerto Ricans demonstrated on Monday in front of the Citigroup offices in Manhattan as the island’s authorities met with their creditors, El Diario reports.
Despite the crisis, Puerto Ricans in New York are not yet sending more money to their relatives on the island, reports El Diario.
People in El Barrio speak out about the island’s fiscal problems, in El Diario.
Lower East Side lots rescued decades ago by Puerto Rican artists and activists continue to exist as spaces for the community, El Diario reports.
An expansive multimedia project recovers the memory of Williamsburg’s Puerto Rican enclave.
The National Puerto Rican Day Parade offered a mix of raucous celebration and social and political activism, El Diario reports.