Friday, September 25, 2009
George Torres is a social media consultant, cultural activist, radio personality and founder of cultural online magazine SofritoForYourSoul.com. Read a brief bio at my blog at http://blogtalkradio.com/prsunradio.
UPDATE: To listen to the interview, go to my archived show at www.blogtalkradio.com/prsunradio
Thursday, September 17, 2009
UPDATE: Come listen to PRSUN Radio chats with author Alexandra Roman on PRSUN RADIO at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/PRSUNRADIO/2009/09/24/PRSUN-Radio-chats-with-author-Alexandra-Roman
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
- Zumba® By Beto Perez , Maggie Greenwood-Robinson ISBN:
- Evenings at the Argentine Club By Julia Amante ISBN:
- Damas, Dramas, and Ana Ruiz By Belinda Acosta ISBN:
- Tell Me Something True By Leila Cobo ISBN: 0446519367
- Amigoland By Oscar Casares ISBN: 0316159697
UPDATE: CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE WINNERS. Giveaway is now closed.
Wednesday, September 09, 2009
Thursday, September 03, 2009
New York Latino Community Examiner interviewed the director/producer Lillian Jimenez on her project about the late Puerto Rican visionary. Go to my site at Examiner for more
The revolutionary Young Lords Party, which led protests against conditions faced by Puerto Ricans and led to the takeover of the First Spanish Methodist “The People’s” Church in East Harlem in December 1969, definitely has its place in history for their activism to bring change in the Puerto Rican community in New York and elsewhere. Last month, the former Young Lords came together to celebrate the 40th anniversary at the old East Harlem church. While the group doesn’t exist today, the legacy of the Young Lords continues.
On that hot August Sunday, more than 20 former members of the Lords gathered at the church to share their experiences, inspiring a current and future generation of young activists to take action against injustices affecting their community.
The church in El Barrio was standing room only. Several former Young Lords -- who at one time were street gang members and drug users -- shared stories of how they turned their lives around because of their activism. A beautiful part of the event was that Young Lords from other cities attended in solidarity. They included representatives from Philadelphia, Connecticut, and Chicago.
Among the attendees was the man who, inspired by the Black Panther Party, first created the Young Lords in Chicago: Jose “Cha Cha” Jimenez. “Seeing the community here and seeing some these comrades shows we did a lot of good,” he said. “It shows our love for the people.”
The young people in attendance were encouraged to take advantage of things they have access to such as the Internet to stay informed, active and involved in community development.
After the event, the group celebrated at the nearby Julia De Burgos Latino Cultural Center in East Harlem. Rosa Clemente, a college student who wrote a thesis on the Young Lords, stated: “Today’s activity was a educational experience not just for me for all youth and people; they are my inspiration, my sisters and brothers. The Lords are still alive. PALANTE!” – Ismael Nunez
Ismael Nunez is a contributing writer to Puerto Rico Sun.
Wednesday, September 02, 2009
Lo mejor de nuestra comunidad awards
Through Lo Mejor de Nuestra Comunidad award, Comité Noviembre in New York City recognizes outstanding individuals who are the unsung heroes of our community and who are making a difference in the Puerto Rican communities of this country. Puerto Ricans whose pride in their heritage and strength of character have empowered themselves and inspired others to make significant impact on the community are recognized. The recipients of this award are chosen by Comité Noviembre from nominations submitted by the community. These individuals are honored at the kick-off celebration of Puerto Rican Heritage Month.
The nomination criteria and form for Lo Mejor de Nuestra Comunidad award is now available at Comite Noviembre's website. The deadline for nominations to be received by CN is Wednesday, September 23rd. Recipients of the award will be informed by Monday, September 28th. The Institute for the Puerto Rican/Hispanic Elderly spearheads the awards process.
Puerto Rican Heritage Month is celebrated in November.
Puerto Rico Sun readers, go ahead and nominate your candidates.
For the nomination form and more information, visit www.comitenoviembre.org.
Tuesday, September 01, 2009
Visit my site at flickr for photos taken at the Fiesta Folklorica last Sunday. Go to www.flickr.com/photos/clarisel. Click on my Puerto Ricans in NYC events '09 photo set.
The Puerto Rican Folkloric Festival is definitely a celebration of Puerto Rican culture, tradition and heritage in New York City.
Check out my PRSUN TV site at YouTube for scenes of the Bronx-based Danza Fiesta performing at the festival. Click on "@ Fiesta Folklorica PR" at www.youtube.com/prsun
(photo by Clarisel Gonzalez)