Tag Archive for Puerto Rican

La Mariposa: A Home Be-Coming in East Harlem

La Mariposa

“In the name of all the Puerto Ricans that came over on steamships like the Marine Tiger. In the name of Tito Puente, and Albizu Campos, and Julia de Burgos – I herein now and forever name this place “La Mariposa!” (The Butterfly) – so declares the protagonist in Eugene Rodriguez’s play about an East…

Got rep? Latinos Call for More Representation on Community Board 11

According to a recent census report, Puerto Ricans, Mexicans, and Dominicans represent 52% of the population in East Harlem. (Considering the large presence of undocumented Spanish-speaking immigrants in the neighborhood, the percentage of Hispanics is probably more.) Despite such high numbers, local stakeholders report that less than one-third of Community Board 11 members are Latino.…

Community Organizing will Save our Youth

The sixteen page report released by the Community Service Society in early November on Latino Youth in New York City is cause for alarm in all Latino neighborhoods, especially in the Puerto Rican community. Puerto Rican youth who are concentrated in the poorest areas of this wealthy metropolis are among the most deprived, the most…

Latina leaders speak up for Puerto Rican youth

New York City's future looks Latino

Puerto Rican Civil Rights Groups, Community Leaders and mothers call on NYS and NYC Government candidates and leaders to address Puerto Rican disparities. New York, NY (October 31, 2010) – On the eve of Tuesday’s election, Puerto Rican civil rights groups, elected officials, community leaders and mothers gathered on the City Hall steps today to…