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116th St Puerto Rican Street Festival and Parade: Mixed Emotions

Julio Pabon | Posted 08.09.2014 | Latino Voices
Julio Pabon

As proud as we can be to buy a $1 dollar flag and wave it for hours, we should also be proud to work to get Oscar Lopez Rivera out of jail and to get Roberto Clemente's #21 retired from all of baseball. Until then we will only be a community that knows how to wave flags for our pride.

New Year's "Resoluctance"

Yvette A. Nunez | Posted 03.01.2014 | Latino Voices
Yvette A. Nunez

Fifteen years later, I am more guarded about my New Year's resolutions, and their general tendency to crash and burn.

Getting My Groove Black: Rediscovering My Roots in Puerto Rico

James Sanders | Posted 02.03.2013 | Black Voices
James Sanders

As a black man, one of the last places I thought I'd find some roots was in Puerto Rico. But I did.

Cindy Y. Rodriguez

Victor Cruz Memoir Hopes To Inspire Teens

HuffingtonPost.com | Cindy Y. Rodriguez | Posted 08.04.2012 | Latino Voices

Famous for his post-touchdown salsa moves, New York Giant Victor Cruz took a few minutes out of his busy schedule to talk to us about why he wrote his...

Hispanics Looking For November Gains In U.S. House

AP | HENRY C. JACKSON | Posted 06.26.2012 | Latino Voices

WASHINGTON -- Jose Hernandez worked in farm fields with his Mexican-immigrant parents before becoming an astronaut. Iraq War veteran Julius Melendez i...

The Nuyorican Poets Café, in the Words of Ed Morales, Author, Lecturer, Journalist, Nuyorican

Camilla Webster | Posted 07.30.2012 | New York
Camilla Webster

The Nuyorican Poets Café, the legendary venue that opened first in the mid 1970s, closed in the early '80s and then re-opened in the late '80s, is one of the cultural gems that keep NYC the hotbed of creativity that it has always been.

Karl Rove's "Real Americans"

José Rodríguez-Suárez | Posted 04.24.2012 | Latino Voices
José Rodríguez-Suárez

The positions that candidates take on Puerto Rico issues will influence the increasingly important group of voters of Puerto Rico origin in the U.S. However, candidates may not have realized that what they say about Puerto Rico can also have a significant impact on Hispanic voters in general.

On Being Latino With a New York Accent

Virginia Sanchez-Korrol | Posted 10.17.2011 | New York
Virginia Sanchez-Korrol

The term, Latino, a word that describes the blending of Hispanic and American cultures, conjures up a myriad of vibrant images. In my mind, the word even has color.

Sotomayor's "Wise Latinas"

Virginia Sanchez-Korrol | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Virginia Sanchez-Korrol

Informed initially by their own experiences, these Latinas galvanized efforts to effect societal change that produced results far beyond identity politics. Each could serve as a worthy role model for Latina and non-Latina professionals.

Mentoring Sonia: The Case of Celina Sotomayor

Virginia Sanchez-Korrol | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Virginia Sanchez-Korrol

For more than sixty years Celina Sotomayor's life experience has reflected the evolution of the New York Puerto Rican community. As witness and participant, she puts a face on thousands of migrants like her, who braved dislocation, discrimination and disillusionment for a better life. Shattering ethno-racial and gender stereotypes, hers is a story of family, survival, and perseverance much like that of her compatriots with one distinct difference. Her daughter is President Obama's nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, the first Nuyorican to be so honored.

Love Your Neighbor, Love the Earth

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jim Wallis

We cannot claim to care for the poor while we turn our backs on our role in the destruction of the most basic resources our neighbors need for survival.