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140 Years Later, The Struggle Continues: The Anniversary of ‘El Grito de Lares’ Celebrated on Paseo Boricua

Xavier “Xavi” Luis Burgos Exactly 140 years ago, on September 23, 1868, the beginnings of a national Puerto Rican identity emerged with a sudden act of revolt in the town of Lares against the Spanish colonial authority. The date also marks the third anniversary of the FBI assassination of Filiberto...

Student Curators Create Monumental Exhibit on Puerto Rican History at New Library

Students from the Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos Puerto Rican High School have been working as curators. They are helping to plan and organize the first-ever exhibit of Puerto Rican materials at the Newberry Library, an internationally known cultural institution and research library in Chicago. In March, the students from...

Boricua en la Luna por Juan Antonio Corretjer

Desde las ondas del mar que son besos a su orilla, una mujer de Aguadilla vino a New York a cantar pero no sólo a llorar un largo llanto y morir. De ese llanto yo nací como en la lluvia una fiera. Y vivo en la larga espera de cobrar lo que perdí. Por un cielo que se hacia más...

Learning and Leading Through the Legacy of Puerto Rican Women: International Women’s Day Celebrated on Paseo Boricua

Jodene Velázquez On March 9, before a crowd of over 100, the Puerto Rican Cultural Center (PRCC) organized a multifaceted International Women’s Day celebration that was intergenerational, educational, and of symbolic importance for our community. The event began with opening comments by the Director of Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos Puerto Rican...

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