Puerto Rican

Olga Jiménez de Wagenheim, Rutgers University academic. (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Puerto Ricans Remember Historic Confrontation with Newark Police

History, Metro Area, Puerto Rican February 9, 2016 at 1:12 pm

A conference at Rutgers University recalls the forgotten Newark Puerto Rican Riots of 1974, Reporte Hispano reports.


Learning English, History and Bomba in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Culture, Puerto Rican, Video February 5, 2016 at 5:59 pm

BRIC TV goes into the classroom of El Puente’s BombaYo art program, which teaches kids history through bomba, a traditional dance and music form of Puerto Rico.

(Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Los Sures Does Not Look Back

Brooklyn, Dominican, Latino, Puerto Rican January 21, 2016 at 5:28 pm

Hispanics who stay in the transformed Williamsburg neighborhood remember their past without nostalgia, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

The Debt Crisis in Puerto Rico

The Debt Crisis in Puerto Rico

Health, Puerto Rican, Southeast Asian, Video, Women November 9, 2015 at 4:37 pm

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.

La Rogativa, a sculpture in San Juan depicting the local resistance to the British naval blockade in 1797. (Photo by Oscar F. Hevia, Creative Commons license)

Opinion: Time for New Ideas for Puerto Rico

Featured Posts, Opinion, Puerto Rican, Voices' Picks October 14, 2015 at 1:37 pm

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.

Storytelling and a Mother-and-Son Success Story in Nueva York

Storytelling and a Mother-and-Son Success Story in Nueva York

Brooklyn, Business, Culture, Mexican, New York, Puerto Rican, South American, Video September 24, 2015 at 5:16 pm

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.

“¡Presente! The Young Lords in New York” at The Bronx Museum of the Arts (Photo by Muri Assunção via Mott Haven Herald)

Art and Advocacy at Young Lords Exhibition

Bronx, History, Manhattan, Puerto Rican September 21, 2015 at 3:11 pm

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.

Benjamin Melendez (Photo courtesy of Julian Voloj via The Jewish Daily Forward)

A Graphic Bronx Tale of a ‘Tough Jew’

Bronx, History, Jewish, Puerto Rican August 17, 2015 at 3:02 pm

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.

A 1929 Ford Roadster is Danny Mora’s pride and joy. (Photo by Mariela Lombard
via El Diario)

Brooklyn Puerto Ricans Breathe New Life into Classic Cars

Brooklyn, Puerto Rican, Transportation August 4, 2015 at 3:32 pm

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 in El Barrio

The Loiza Festival in El Barrio

The Loiza Festival was held in El Barrio July 24-26.

Protests over Puerto Rico's economic crisis, held earlier this month on Park Ave.  (Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

Puerto Rican Diaspora Demands Federal Action On Debt Crisis

Government, Puerto Rican July 29, 2015 at 6:11 pm

New York politicians and activists are urging the U.S. government to act in the Puerto Rico debt crisis, El Diario reports.

Sebastián Castrodad-Reverón, 27, came from San Juan two months ago. ( Photo by Víctor Matos via El Diario)

Brain Drain: The New Puerto Rican Migration Wave

New York, Puerto Rican July 22, 2015 at 1:45 pm

Experts worry about the flight of human capital from the island due to the economic crisis, El Diario reports.

The demonstration was held in front of the Citigroup offices in Manhattan. (Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

Puerto Ricans in New York Ask for Debt Relief

Manhattan, Puerto Rican July 15, 2015 at 4:37 pm

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.

Rosa Quiñones is one of the people trying to help her mother in Ponce, Puerto Rico, by sending her money. (Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

Puerto Ricans in NYC Await a Cry for Help to Send Money to PR

Government, New York, Puerto Rican July 8, 2015 at 6:30 pm

Despite the crisis, Puerto Ricans in New York are not yet sending more money to their relatives on the island, reports El Diario.

Antony Luna (Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

Puerto Ricans React to Island’s Crisis

Manhattan, New York, Puerto Rican June 30, 2015 at 4:33 pm

People in El Barrio speak out about the island’s fiscal problems, in El Diario.