Puerto Rican

"Just because you have imposed yourself in our community, it doesn’t mean we are gone."
What happened in Orlando was the deadliest mass shooting in U.S history. It is one of the darkest chapters in our LGBTQ history. I can't help but think: This could have been me. This could have been any of us.
As many years before, the Puerto Rican Day Parade promises to bring some of the biggest Latino celebrities to New York. This
I have lost half my life to a wrongful conviction. At first I was broken, but before my spirit deteriorated, my resilience
"...it hurts me to know that someone she cared for and helped so much betrayed her in print. I am dumbfounded by how passionate
Saturday, Aug. 6, marks the seventh anniversary of the day Sonia Sotomayor was confirmed as the first Hispanic U.S. Supreme
Herman Badillo was a significant voice in ensuring greater electoral participation for them. Now all of us have benefited from a broader voice in American politics.
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.
Fifteen years later, I am more guarded about my New Year's resolutions, and their general tendency to crash and burn.
As a black man, one of the last places I thought I'd find some roots was in Puerto Rico. But I did.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.