Puerto Rican

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles illustrations by Emilio Lopez

Boricua Panel on Comics Books, Diversity and Superheroes

Culture, Featured Posts, Puerto Rican October 7, 2016 at 4:41 pm

Puerto Rican comic book artists and creators talked about their craft to a packed audience in East Harlem.

(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Puerto Ricans in Paterson: Exercising Power?

Metro Area, Politics, Puerto Rican August 29, 2016 at 3:40 pm

Puerto Ricans in Paterson, NJ celebrate their 44th national parade boasting more political power than ever but with clouds on the horizon, Reporte Hispano reports.

From last year's Boricua Festival (Photo via Brooklyn Reporter)

Salsa at the Sunset Park Waterfront

Brooklyn, Culture, Puerto Rican June 23, 2016 at 10:52 am

Thousands are expected for the Boricua Festival “Salsa at the Waterfront” in Sunset Park on June 25, reports Brooklyn Reporter.

Eric Dominique-Pérez in the play "Crusade in Wonderland: Rise of the Drumpf." (Photo via El Diario)

Puerto Rican Theater and the Magic of Keeping Tradition Alive

Culture, Elections 2016, Politics, Puerto Rican, Youth June 16, 2016 at 10:38 am

El Diario/La Prensa takes a look at the state of Puerto Rican theater in New York, from up-and-coming acts to veteran companies such as Pregones.

A mural portraying poet Julia de Burgos (Photo via El Diario)

Renewed Julia de Burgos Center Champions Latino Culture

Culture, Manhattan, Puerto Rican June 15, 2016 at 12:59 pm

Under new management since 2013, the Julia de Burgos Cultural Center is a mainstay of Latino culture in El Barrio with a host of free events, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Enrique Ríos traveled to Orlando to join a friend celebrating his birthday. (Photo from Facebook via El Diario)

Orlando Tragedy Hits Home in New York

Brooklyn, Crime, Puerto Rican June 14, 2016 at 5:30 pm

One of the Hispanic victims of the Orlando massacre lived in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Puerto Ricans took over Fifth Avenue during their annual parade. (Photo by Víctor M. Matos via El Diario)

Celebration and Political Protests at Puerto Rican Day Parade

Culture, Manhattan, Puerto Rican June 13, 2016 at 3:27 pm

The 59th National Puerto Rican Day Parade on Sunday was a celebration of the island’s culture, while many protested the recent federal legislation to address its fiscal crisis, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

An example of what Pinatas by Martinez offers. (Photo from Facebook page via El Diario)

Meet Mr. Piñata Guy

Business, Central American, Culture, Mexican, Puerto Rican June 13, 2016 at 2:06 pm

Puerto Rican lawyer David Martínez has started a piñata business and has published a children’s book dedicated to Hispanic kids, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Edgardo Miranda-Rodríguez's comic book seeks to educate people about Puerto Rico's economic crisis. (Photo by William Alatriste, provided to El Diario)

La Borinqueña: A Superheroine for All Puerto Ricans

Bronx, Puerto Rican, Women June 10, 2016 at 5:55 pm

New York artist Edgardo Miranda-Rodríguez will unveil female superhero “La Borinqueña” at the National Puerto Rican Day Parade, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

The public danced and enjoyed the event. (Photo via Impacto New York)

Puerto Ricans Kick Off Parade Festivities at Bronx Festival

Bronx, Culture, Puerto Rican June 6, 2016 at 4:31 pm

Thousands gathered at the traditional 152nd Street Cultural Festival in the Bronx to dance to the Puerto Rican rhythms of bomba, plena, salsa and reggaetón, Impacto New York reports.

(Photo courtesy of El Grito de Sunset Park via Home Reporter)

Sunset Park Puerto Rican Parade to Remember Longtime Resident

Culture, Puerto Rican, Queens June 1, 2016 at 4:12 pm

Sunset Park’s second annual Puerto Rican Day Parade and Festival will honor Yvonne Cruz, who played a large part in organizing the first Puerto Rican Day parade in the Brooklyn neighborhood in decades, writes Home Reporter.

(Photo via El Diario)

Puerto Rican Day Parade Takes on Debt Crisis, LGBT Issues

Culture, Manhattan, Puerto Rican May 11, 2016 at 6:10 pm

The 59th National Puerto Rican Day Parade will provide a platform to educate the public about the island’s crisis, and honor LGBT activists, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Edwin Meléndez, the Director of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies, at the Diaspora Summit (Photo by Javier Romero)

Responding to the Crisis in Puerto Rico: Leadership Starts Here

A recent Diaspora Summit brought together politicians and concerned Puerto Ricans to discuss the island’s future – and launched the Center for Puerto Rican Studies into a new, more activist role.

Andrew Boryga, 25, grew up in the Bronx with a single mother. He attended Cornell University where he got his first internship at the New York Times which eventually landed him a job. He recently quit to pursue writing a book about growing up in the Bronx.  He still freelances for the Times by contributing to the lens blog. (Photo from "Portraits of Resilience" by Edwin Torres)

‘Pa’lante’: Resilience Through the Faces of Young Puerto Ricans

Bronx, Puerto Rican, Youth May 2, 2016 at 2:18 pm

A photo essay entitled “Portraits of Resilience” features photos of Puerto Rican millennials who are experiencing one of the greatest economic crises in the island’s history. Hunts Point Express speaks to photographer Edwin Torres.

(Photo by Enrique Vázquez, Creative Commons license)

In NYC, Puerto Ricans Seek Solutions to Island’s Woes

Economy, Featured Posts, New York, Puerto Rican, Voices' Picks April 21, 2016 at 6:08 pm

The Puerto Rican diaspora, a community with strong ties to the troubled island, is struggling to come up with solutions to help guide Puerto Rico to a better future.