A group of 33 women gathered and chanted for the release from prison of Oscar López Rivera, the Puerto Rican nationalist, on Jan. 25 in northern Manhattan, reports Manhattan Times.
Erik Maldonado, aka the Advocate of Wordz, promotes poetry in his native Bronx – performing, encouraging other poets, and inspiring youth to write, reports The Riverdale Press.
Updating and enlivening familiar stories, University of Connecticut English professor Lisa Sánchez González recently published “Puerto Rican Folktales.”
The death of former Rep. Herman Badillo, considered the most influential Puerto Rican politician for decades, has prompted an outpouring of grief, El Diario reports.
A new book further burnishes the reputation of Puerto Rican poet Julia de Burgos, exploring her legacy and iconic stature.
A group of women, including City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, demanded the release of Oscar López Rivera, who has been in jail for more than 33 years, El Diario reports.
Several New York politicians reacted to the controversy sparked in Puerto Rico after a federal judge refused to green-light gay marriage, El Diario reports.
Nicolás Maduro urged the release of long-time political prisoner Oscar López Rivera.
Members of the Puerto Rican band, which settled in Brooklyn for its music scene, tell Brooklyn Daily Eagle that they write from a world described as “a jungle made out of cereal boxes.”
Three generations of a Puerto Rican family come together to make chicharrones de pollo in a Feet in 2 Worlds video.
At Orchard Beach, the ocean dances salsa, according to the Puerto Rican seniors who meet up at the popular Bronx location also named Nuyorican Riviera, El Diario reports.
“Young Lords Way,” at the corner of 111th Street and Lexington Avenue in East Harlem, honors the activists who fought for social justice and change in the 1960s and 1970s, Manhattan Times reports.
Santería, with its roots in the Yoruba mythology of western Africa, has elaborate rituals which help to center its adherents, El Diario reports.
Puerto Rican theater artists have always been part of Broadway since its early days of a century ago, as this story in El Diario/La Prensa documents.
A new board is cleaning up the tainted image of the parade, running this year on June 8.