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Bronx “People’s Convention” Votes to Re-Elect José Rivera

For several months, Bronx Democratic Party Chairman José Rivera’s legacy has been slandered by two elected officials who have revealed themselves as self-promoters, with...

Internationally Renown Artist Installs Permanent Mosaic at the Institute of Puerto Rican Arts &...

Internationally recognized artist Manny Vega made a unique visit to Chicago last week to install an original 19-foot mosaic in the courtyard of the...

Honoring a History of Struggle: Puerto Rican Cultural Center Unveils New Cultural Expressions

Days before the 15th Annual Fiesta Boricua, the Puerto Rican Cultural Center (PRCC) unveiled two news additions to the cultural landscape of Paseo Boricua....

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

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...

PRFAA Director Visits Paseo Boricua

Days before Fiesta Boricua, Attorney Flavio Cumpiano, Executive Director of the Puerto Rican Federal Affairs Administration (PRFAA), in company of Maddi Elga Amill, Midwest...

Community Forum Explores Issues in Health Care for Young Mothers and Their Children

Before an audience of 100 university and high school students, public health professionals, community leaders and residents, UIC School of Public Health graduate Dr....

Documenting “Chicago’s Puerto Rican Story” An Interview with New Films Production’s Gloricelly Franceschi...

Marisol Rodríguez Last month WTTW11 premiered “Chicago’s Puerto Rican Story,” a documentary about the struggles Puerto Ricans faced during their settlement in Chicago. Produced by...

Banco Popular’s Richard Carrion Awarded 2008 Paseo Boricua “Walk of Fame”

Each year, Alderman Ocasio and the organizers of Fiesta Boricua (Bandera a Bandera) recognize the contributions of an important figure of the Puerto Rican...
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Carmen Yulín Cruz Soto (CAS’84) Honored with a Doctor of Laws

14th May 2018 Meaghan Glendon http://cnsb.bu.edu/2018/05/14/carmen-yulin-cruz-soto-cas84-honored-with-a-doctor-of-laws/ If past is indeed prologue, you could have spied Carmen Yulín Cruz Soto’s political horizon when she was in the eighth...

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