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Give Handiwork this Christmas

Give Handiwork this Christmas Therefore, when we cannot find the perfect gift, we take the easy way out and head on over to our neighborhood department store for the infamous gift certificate. This is the effortless way that we solve our gift-giving problem year after year. Unfortunately, the whole idea of giving runs the risk […]

December 13th, 2012 | Posted in Features | Read More »

We’re All Instruments Of Knowledge

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We’re All Instruments Of Knowledge Most recently, I witnessed a young man speak of how he has felt segregated from the Hispanic community because he was mixed Puerto Rican and black, and did not know where to turn. Others have written me with similar stories explaining how they have experienced feelings of isolation, and discomfort […]

December 13th, 2012 | Posted in Features | Read More »

Life as a Latina – part 2

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Life as a Latina – part 2 C onsidering that I am a Puerto Rican sociologist, there is of great interest to me in answering the question, “How does the American civilization view Latin women in modern day society?” In a recent study I have done, being that I am a twenty-year-old attending college, there is […]

December 13th, 2012 | Posted in Features | Read More »

Life as a Latina

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Life as a Latina No matter what part of the world I have lived in, I have always celebrated, and have taken pride in my Puerto Rican heritage. As many young Puerto Rican Americans in the country may relate to, bilingualism has had its ups and downs, but the question still stands, are you any […]

December 13th, 2012 | Posted in Features | Read More »

Puerto Rico: United States Citizens Starting in 1917

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Puerto Rico: United States Citizens Starting in 1917 written by: Rett Fisher Puerto Rico sits close to 1,000 miles southeast of Florida. The island was given to the U.S. after the Spanish-American War in the year 1898. Two years later the U.S. set up a government for the island through a Congressional Act. President William […]

August 23rd, 2012 | Posted in Features | Read More »

Alicia Baro 1918-2012

Alicia Baro

Alicia Baro, icon in the Puerto Rican community and movement, passed away at 7:20 this morning. Alicia Baro dedicated her life to ensuring the rights of Hispanics, women, and other minorities in political representation, education and employment. Born in San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico, Baro was reared in New York City. She graduated from prestigious Hunter […]

January 3rd, 2012 | Posted in Features,Florida,News & Info | Read More »

Dos Santos – a novel by Fernando de Aragon

Dos Santos - a novel by Fernando de Aragon

  Dos Santos – a novel by Fernando de Aragon   Dos Santos is a captivating story set in the earliest days of the Spanish conquest of the Caribbean island that would eventually be called Puerto Rico. The story follows one man who sets out to find a place for himself and fulfill his dreams […]

December 9th, 2011 | Posted in Features,News & Info | Read More »

The Cries of San Sebastian

the Cries of San Sebastian

The Cries of San Sebastian Woman Overcomes Class Struggle, Rebellion, Betrayal and Deceit to Find Love in New Novel New York, NY – When Rosalía Hernández, the daughter of a powerful and feared Spanish landowner in 1860’s Puerto Rico, falls in love with a rebel peasant from the mountains of San Sebastián, she unwittingly becomes […]

April 17th, 2011 | Posted in Features | Read More »

Puerto Rican Coffee – Puerto Rico Coffee

Puerto Rican Coffee

Puerto Rican Coffee The Island of Puerto Rico – situated in the northern Caribbean, to the west of the Virgin Islands and east of Dominican Republic – is an un-incorporated territory of the United Sates of America. Though it may not match up to its Colombian counterpart, Puerto Rico still enjoys a very long association […]

March 7th, 2011 | Posted in Comida,Features | Read More »

Puerto Rico Coqui

Puerto Rico Coqui

Puerto Rico Coqui The Puerto Rico coqui, or little frog, as it is known in Puerto Rico, lives in a family of over 600 species of frogs. It is a tiny tree frog, measuring about one inch in length. They are translucent in color, though some appear yellow, some brown and some green. Their toes […]

February 7th, 2011 | Posted in Features,La Isla | Read More »

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