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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.

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.

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.