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Three Kings Day – Festival de los Magos Reyes

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Three Kings Day The Magi were then warned in dreams that revealed Herod’s deadly intentions for the child and decided to return home by a different route in order to thwart them. This prompted Herod to resort to killing all the young children in Bethlehem, an act called the Massacre of the Innocents, in an […]

January 6th, 2011 | Posted in Features | Read More »

2010-2011 Tito Puente Scholarship Fund Recipients

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2010-2011 Tito Puente Scholarship Fund Recipients El Barrio/East Harlem – Harbor Conservatory for the Performing Arts, a division of Boys & Girls Harbor, is pleased to announce that percussion students Nelson Mathew Gonzalez and Max Starcevic-Castro have been selected as 2010-2011 Tito Puente Scholarship Fund recipients. The Tito Puente Scholarship Fund at Harbor Conservatory was […]

December 5th, 2010 | Posted in Features,Music,New York | Read More »

Puerto Rico Chambers of Commerce

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Puerto Rican Chambers of Commerce have been established in many cities throughout Florida. Below is a listing of most of the Puerto Rico Chambers of Commerce listed by area. Camara de Comercio de Puerto Rico Misión: Fortalecer el desarrollo de sus constituyentes proveyendo conocimientos, representatividad multisectorial y protegiendo los valores y fundamentos de la libre […]

November 27th, 2010 | Posted in Features | Read More »

National Conference for Puerto Rican Women

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The National Conference of Puerto Rican Women, Inc. (NACOPRW) is a national organization with chapters in various cities. We are the only national organization of Puerto Rican women in the United States dedicated to promoting the civic and cultural participation of Puerto Rican women and other Latinas in the economic, social and political life in […]

September 15th, 2010 | Posted in Features | Read More »

Puerto Rican Poet Julia de Burgos Honored with US Stamp

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Puerto Rican Poet Julia de Burgos Honored with US Stamp Sept 14 Launch in Puerto Rico United States Postal Service (Release No. 09-118) With this 26th stamp in the Literary Arts series, the U.S Postal Service honors Julia de Burgos, one of Puerto Rico’s most celebrated poets. The stamp goes on sale in September. A […]

August 29th, 2010 | Posted in Features | Read More »

A Puerto Rican Tradition-by Nick D. Gomez

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The holidays are always a time of reflection, and as they approach the mind is flooded with warm memories of the past. My ‘hybrid ‘ Mexican, Puerto Rican, and American family always had an interesting fusion of traditions. The Puerto Rican influence of my mother’s family was always more dominate, and that was in part […]

August 15th, 2010 | Posted in Features | Read More »

LISTEN TO MY CRIES

LISTEN TO MY CRIES From congress To the prez, My people are in dire need Regardless of what the Lying politician sayz. My people are As good as any other, Wake up and hear my cry My political brother. Dropping from the welfare roles 57% Whites 30% African Americans 7% Latinos 7% this is very […]

August 15th, 2010 | Posted in Features | Read More »

Home is Where Mami is

In 1998, my mother was summoned back home by Latin roots that were severed long ago. Home was her birthplace Ponce, Puerto Rico, the birthplace of plena, my grandmother and bis abuelas. In 1958, my mother came to Chicago where she planted new seeds, my two sisters and I. But after toiling for four decades […]

August 15th, 2010 | Posted in Features | Read More »

Pelo Malo, Confessions of a Kinky Haired Sister

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by Xenia Ruíz My birth certificate contains a mistake. Where it asks for my parents’ race, “White” is neatly typed. Although my father was the color of vanilla, my mother was dark caramel. Back in the early 1960’s, there was no category for “Hispanic” so Puerto Ricans were recruited into the White category—until someone noticed […]

August 15th, 2010 | Posted in Features | Read More »

Puerto Rican Birth Certificate update

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Puerto Ricans facing the imminent mass invalidation of their birth certificates have received a reprieve from the Puerto Rican government. People born on the island – including the nearly 1.4 million Puerto Ricans living on the United States mainland, about 300,000 of them in New York –- now have until Sept. 30 to continue to […]

August 10th, 2010 | Posted in Features | Read More »