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Puerto Ricans in Bronx Cheer Venezuelan President

Puerto Ricans in Bronx Cheer Venezuelan President

Nicolás Maduro urged the release of long-time political prisoner Oscar López Rivera.

A Flying Dodo Society at Coney Island (Photo by Meghan McDonald via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

‘A Flying Dodo Society’ Lands in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Culture, Puerto Rican September 18, 2014 at 2:06 pm 0 comments

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.”

Family and Chicharrones de Pollo

Family and Chicharrones de Pollo

Food, In the News, Puerto Rican September 3, 2014 at 5:48 pm 0 comments

Three generations of a Puerto Rican family come together to make chicharrones de pollo in a Feet in 2 Worlds video.

(Photo by Humberto Arellano via El Diario)

Orchard Beach: Where Sun & Sand Meet Salsa

Bronx, Culture, In the News, Puerto Rican August 21, 2014 at 4:48 pm 0 comments

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.

Jose "Cha Cha" Jimenez (Photo by Monica Barnkow via Manhattan Times)

Honoring the Young Lords

History, In the News, Manhattan, Puerto Rican August 1, 2014 at 4:24 pm 1 comment

“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.

Raúl Kahayarix Ríos, a Puerto Rican activist living in Harlem, says that he was called by the orishas five years ago. (Photo by Mariela Lombard/El Diario)

How Santería Turned One Man’s Life Around

Santería, with its roots in the Yoruba mythology of western Africa, has elaborate rituals which help to center its adherents, El Diario reports.

Actor and playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda (fourth from left) alongside cast members of “In the Heights.” (Photo by Barlow-Hartman, Joan Marcus, via El Diario)

The Long History of Puerto Ricans on Broadway

Culture, In the News, Manhattan, Puerto Rican June 11, 2014 at 3:11 pm 0 comments

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.

Polishing the National Puerto Rican Day Parade

Polishing the National Puerto Rican Day Parade

Culture, Puerto Rican June 6, 2014 at 3:05 pm 0 comments

A new board is cleaning up the tainted image of the parade, running this year on June 8.

State Sen. Gustavo Rivera at the Bronx Puerto Rican Day Parade (Photo by Marisol Diaz via The Riverdale Press)

Rival Politicians March in Bronx Parade

Dominican, Latino, Politics, Puerto Rican June 5, 2014 at 2:13 pm 0 comments

Councilman Fernando Cabrera, who is challenging state Sen. Gustavo Rivera, both worked the crowds at the Bronx Puerto Rican Day Parade, The Riverdale Press reports.

Melissa Mark-Viverito with Lorraine Cortés-Vázquez and Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario/La Prensa)

Actress Miriam Colón to Be Honored in Puerto Rican Day Parade

Culture, Manhattan, Puerto Rican May 14, 2014 at 2:26 pm 0 comments

Grand Marshals Melissa Mark-Viverito and Nydia Velázquez and honorees of the National Puerto Rican Day Parade on June 8 were announced, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario/La Prensa)

The Divine Child Adorns the Lord of Hats

In the News, Puerto Rican, Religion April 25, 2014 at 5:22 pm 0 comments

Reynaldo Llanos uses figurines of the Christ child and other religious icons to assemble masterpiece hats and necklaces he wears when the weather gets warm, reports El Diario/La Prensa.

El Barrio Mourns Former Neighbor Cheo Feliciano

El Barrio Mourns Former Neighbor Cheo Feliciano

Culture, In the News, Manhattan, Puerto Rican April 22, 2014 at 12:32 pm 0 comments

Residents of East Harlem, where singer Cheo Feliciano lived decades ago, were saddened by the news of the Puerto Rican salsero’s sudden death last Thursday, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

For 50 years, San Germán Records has spread the word about Puerto Rican culture in South Williamsburg (photo by Joaquín Botero via El Diario).

Salsa Store Survives Gentrification on Puerto Rico Ave.

One of the few surviving salsa specialty stores in the city, Brooklyn’s San Germán Records, faces the challenge of surviving a changing music industry and gentrification, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Rosie Perez reading from her new book. (Photo by Caroline Lewis/Voices of NY)

Finding Her Voice – In a Memoir

Culture, Featured Posts, Puerto Rican, Women March 20, 2014 at 5:46 pm 0 comments

Rosie Pérez talks about prejudice against Latinas and the difference between writing and acting.

The "Remembering Julia" mural by Manny Vega is found on 106th Street, between Lexington and 3rd Avenue in El Barrio. (Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario/La Prensa)

The Life and Legacy of Poet Julia de Burgos

Culture, In the News, Manhattan, Puerto Rican February 18, 2014 at 3:25 pm 0 comments

On the 100th anniversary of her birth, the famous Puerto Rican poet Julia de Burgos is remembered by El Diario/La Prensa editor Erica González.