Posts Tagged ‘Puerto Ricans’

5/29/15: Millie and the Lords @ Maysles Cinema

5/29/15: Millie and the Lords @ Maysles Cinema

Millie and the Lords Maysles Cinema (343 Malcolm X Blvd) Friday, May 29th 2015 @ 9:30pm The People’s Film Festival is kicking off at Maysles Cinema this Friday the 29th with Mille and the Lords. The film infuses the legendary history of Puerto Rican activist group The Young Lords Party and the story of Milagros […]


Meeting her Match | Manhattan Times

Meeting her Match | Manhattan Times

Story by Mónica Barnkow and Debralee Santos The Ares family is going against the odds. But they’re skipping the scratch-off tickets. Instead, the family is preparing to travel to New York from Rhode Island to ensure that Jeralene is granted a greater shot of success at finding a match. The 11-year-old is battling sickle cell […]


Puerto Ricans vs. Dominicans

Puerto Ricans vs. Dominicans

By Alexis Tirado (Puerto Rican) and Rochelle Baez (Dominican) It’s the age old battle between Dominicans and Puerto Ricans. Boriquas and Dominicanos have always been neighbors, whether we’re living together in the Bronx or Washington Heights. Even our islands are next to each other! And while we love thy neighbor but there’s always some friendly […]


Deaths of East Harlem’s Cultural Leaders Put a Legacy in Flux | NY Times

Deaths of East Harlem’s Cultural Leaders Put a Legacy in Flux | NY Times

By DAVID GONZALEZ The strains of “Ave Maria” resounded through the pristine East Harlem community room where Fernando Salicrup lay in state on Tuesday night. A huge Puerto Rican flag hung behind his open coffin, a reminder that Mr. Salicrup — an artist and activist — had helped to carve out a cultural space that […]


Must Watch: Groundbreaking Documentary Series Latino Americans

Must Watch: Groundbreaking Documentary Series Latino Americans

LATINO AMERICANS relies on historical accounts and personal experiences to vividly tell the stories of early settlement, conquest and immigration; of tradition and reinvention; of anguish and celebration; and of the creation of this new American identity with an influx of arrivals from Mexico, Spain, Puerto Rico, Cuba, the Dominican Republic and countries in Central […]


Sonia Manzano reminds East Harlem of the Young Lords Party with new book

Sonia Manzano reminds East Harlem of the Young Lords Party with new book

Story & photos by Amaris Castillo (@AmarisCastillo) Sesame Street made its way into East Harlem this past weekend. No Muppets here, but a special visit from the woman who has stood by their side for more than four decades – Sonia Manzano. The Bronx-bred Puerto Rican actress, who is best known for her role as […]

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