A New Deal Between Stateside and Island Puerto Ricans: The View from a New York ‘Rican

There are two article circulating regarding the Puerto Rican Diaspora that are important to share. I am taking the liberty of publishing both. This first one is by Felipe Luciano, the second one was written by Tato Torres. Both raise some interesting questions about our Puerto Rican reality.   Felipe’s article raises the issue of both, Boricuas here in the states …

A Wedding & A Killing: What Does It Have to Do With Me?

For the last couple of days we have been inundated with two world news events that have made all the other issues affecting us disappear. First the royal wedding (on my birthday, April 29th) and then the news on May 1st (International Workers Day) that Osama Bin Laden was killed in a commando attack in Pakistan. Obama got Osama!

Hispanic population: Hispanic population passes 50-million milestone in U.S.

  friends at home from Crestock Images The recent census data released basically states what many of us have already known for quite a while: Latinos are growing at a very fast rate. We did not need the census to tell us that. We see it everywhere, in the schools, hospitals, churches, streets of the city and middle America. However, …

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Historic Step: NEW YORK DREAM ACT HAS BEEN INTRODUCED!

statue of liberty united states from Crestock Royalty Free Images Ever since Congress voted down the National Dream Act something that was so ridiculous that it had no logical explanation except that it was stupidity on the part of every Senator & Congressman that voted against it.

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Today I’m here in Tampa, FL ready to begin my annual pilgrimage of coordinating some interviews with baseball players for Latino Sports. Spring Training is really baseball heaven. If you like baseball then you will love watching a baseball game during Spring Training. Veteran baseball players are working out their kinks and getting ready for opening day. Rookies, invitees and …

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America Is NOT Broke …the Madison speech by Michael Moore

I had to reprint this speech so that you guys can also read and pass on for all to read. The news gives us stories of people standing up to dictatorships throughout the Middle East and North Africa. Well, right here at home there is a silent war taking place. Our war Two wars at different fronts, but both are …

Lessons for Wisconsin From the Flint Sit Down Strikes of 1936-37

3d people – puppets protesting with posters on demonstration from Crestock Creative Photos My good friend, Dr Mark Naison from  Fordham University sends me pieces that he writes ever-so-often on issues that are important to our community. I decided to share this with my readers because the issues affecting Wisconsin are not just about Wisconsin and a Republican Governor. Here …

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Civil Rights In Puerto Rico Mentioned In US Congress

While many of us now know about the demonstrations led by the youth of Egypt that helped to oust their dictator, Mubarak, very few of us know anything about the outrage much closer to us in Puerto Rico. The island of Puerto Rico has been rocked by  student demonstrations because of tuition increases that would limit the ability of many …

Providence Looking More Latino Every Day

I just received this from Angelo Falcon at the ILP and had to share with our readers. While some Latinos are fighting for basic respect in places like East Haven, CT it is refreshing to read how Latinos are moving forward in other cities and contributing to the growth and progress of those communities. Fear of Latinos is not the …

Latino Population Growth Large But Slows Since Last Decade

The following report was sent out by our friend, Angelo Falcon  from the Institute for Latino Policy. We thought it was interesting and quite informative for many of you to have at your disposal when you are organizing around issues affecting our community. These numbers are important to have when you promote our new concept of: Economic Parity with Population …