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(Photo by Mónica Barnkow via Manhattan Times)

Urging Release of a Puerto Rican Nationalist

Manhattan, Puerto Rican January 28, 2015 at 3:04 pm

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, performing at An Beal Bocht on Dec. 10 (Photo by Marisol Diaz via The Riverdale Press)

Advocate of Wordz: A Poet of the Bronx

Bronx, Culture, Puerto Rican December 30, 2014 at 2:44 pm

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.

Illustration by Teófilo Olivieri for "Pérez and Martina" in "Puerto Rican Folktales/Cuentos folclóricos puertorriqueños," wirtten by Lisa Sánchez González

A New Spin on Old Puerto Rican Folk Tales

Culture, Featured Posts, Puerto Rican December 23, 2014 at 3:36 pm

Updating and enlivening familiar stories, University of Connecticut English professor Lisa Sánchez González recently published “Puerto Rican Folktales.”

Herman Badillo was considered “the most influential Puerto Rican politician” of the 1950s and 1960s. (Photo via El Diario)

Remembering Herman Badillo

New York, Politics, Puerto Rican December 5, 2014 at 2:53 pm

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.

Mural of Juia de Burgos and Frida Kahlo (Courtesy of the artist, Jasmina Hernandez)

The Multifaceted Legacy of Poet Julia de Burgos

Culture, Featured Posts, Puerto Rican, Voices' Picks December 3, 2014 at 5:16 pm

A new book further burnishes the reputation of Puerto Rican poet Julia de Burgos, exploring her legacy and iconic stature.

City Council speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito was among the protestors. (Photo by Alexandra Ochoa via El Diario)

Urging Release of Puerto Rican Political Prisoner

Government, Manhattan, Puerto Rican December 2, 2014 at 12:24 pm

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.

LGBT groups will fight the judge's decision in Puerto Rico in the coming days. (Photo via El Diario)

Gay Marriage Controversy in Puerto Rico Rattles New York

LGBTQ, Politics, Puerto Rican October 24, 2014 at 2:14 pm

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.

Puerto Ricans in Bronx Cheer Venezuelan President

Puerto Ricans in Bronx Cheer Venezuelan President

Bronx, Featured Posts, Latino, Politics, Puerto Rican, Voices' Picks September 25, 2014 at 8:30 pm

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

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, Video September 3, 2014 at 5:48 pm

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

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

“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

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, Video June 6, 2014 at 3:05 pm

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