Only 11 Puerto Ricans In Major League Baseball?

Last week there was a lot of hoopla over the baseball draft of the #1 pick, Carlos Correa. This young man was the first ever Boricua to have been selected in the first round, first pick. Congratulations to Carlos Correa, that was something to celebrate, another Boricua achievement. However, for those that follow the behind the scene details of baseball …

Census Data Makes It Official: Whites No Longer The Majority Being Born

The Mexicans in the West Call call it: “La Reconquista.” White conservatives call it an invasion. Call it what you want, but the truth is that the latest Census report makes it official, more babies of color were born last year than white babies. And the majority of those babies of color are Latino.

ABC-TV Issue Gave Life To Dormant Community

It is no doubt that our seniors dichos are very wise and correct. “No hay mal que por bien no venga” is one that will continue to resonate with me especially after the ABC-TV protest that we engaged in.

ABC Tiempo Piece

This morning WABC-TV aired the interview with Boricuas For A Positive Image co-founders, Lucky Rivera and Julio Pabón on the controversy that erupted on the comment, “I’m Puerto Rican I would be great at selling drugs.” One of the victories of the continuous protest was a written apology from the network that many people did not believe we would get. …

Ozzie Guillen & The Miami Cubans

I just could not remain quiet to the uproar that I have seen over a comment that the new Miami Marlins manager, Ozzie Guillen said about loving Fidel Castro and giving him praise for being in power for 60 years even though they have tried to kill him so many times.I mean every sports and non-sports station was covering that.

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ABC Apology Letter – What’s Your Response?

The last meeting of the coordinating committee of the Boricuas For A Positive Image was about reading the letter of apology from the ABC network (see letter below)  and formulating a response. One cardinal rule of business is to always respond in writing to anything that you get in writing. As one interesting co-worker once said to me: “The weakest …

Congressman Luis Gutierrez’ Lesson To Romney On Latinos In America

I could not help but share this speech delivered on the House floor by Congressman Luis Gutierrez of the state of Illinois. Congressman Gutierrez has been a staunch advocate of immigration rights for Latinos and this short presentation on the House floor proves it. Congratulations Congressman, we applaud your grit! We will reach out to the Congressman so that he …

ABC-TV Needs to Learn From ESPN

ESPN posted an article on line with a horrendous racial line: “Chink in The Armor” referring to the NY Knicks asian player, Lin who’s winning streak of seven games ended after Saturday’s loss.

Elected Officials & The ABC-TV Controversy.

Some people have asked if any of the Puerto Rican congress people have come out in support of this issue. The answer is Yes. The first elected officials to respond to the ABC-TV insulting joke were our two New York Boricua representatives in Congress, Nydia Velásquez and José Serrano.