Showing posts from November, 2004
Community News Event: 2004 CT LATINO LEADERSHIP SUMMIT Date: December 3rd, 2004 Category: CT FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT Rita Rivera Ortiz Program Director Leadership Greater Hartford 860.951.6161, ext. 15 400 Connecticut Latino Leaders To Convene for Third Summit Dirigiendo Con Nuevo Ritmo November 22, 2004 (Hartford, CT)On December 3, Latino leaders from across the State will convene at the Hartford Marriott Hotel in Farmington for the third biennial Connecticut Latino Leadership Summit. Impacto Latino: Leading With New Rhythm, is an outstanding opportunity for learning, networking, and celebrating for emerging and current leaders in the Latino community. The program features morning and afternoon workshops and keynote addresses from U.S. Congresswoman Nancy Johnson and Rossana Rosado, Publisher /CEO of El Diario- La Prensa. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. and the day concludes with a reception at 4:00 p.m. Latino Leadersh

waiting for the bus

waiting for the bus Originally uploaded by carlosmorales . Rincon -- 413, "Road to Happiness" Photo by Carlos Morales

Corcega At Sunset

Corcega At Sunset Originally uploaded by carlosmorales . Photo by Carlos Morales. Stop in an view his photos of Rincon and more at flickr.
New: The Puerto Rico Sun online newspaper
REMINDER Happy Thanksgiving! Happy Holidays! Please take a moment. Website: Puerto Rico Sun URL: Encourage users to give your site a rating on To have people rate your site, have them go to this URL:

3 Reyes Magos

3 Reyes Magos Originally uploaded by RicanGeek . Have a good Thanksgiving. The Christmas season has begun here in Puerto Rico, so happy holidays to all. This photo of the Three Kings is by "RicanGeek," a boricua in San Francisco. Check out his work at flickr. Thank you for your support.

Manuel Hernandez

Picture MH Originally uploaded by Manny .
Education Corner Commentary Where do we go from here? By Manuel Hernandez There has been a lot of talk about the results of the November 2nd elections and the role Latinos played in the general outcome. According to the founder of The National Hispanic/Latino American And Migrant Agenda Summit, Peter Fontanés, “the victory of President George Bush has resulted in some very interesting developments, and they will certainly impact our communities in ways never before seen.” I agree and foresee further developments in the days ahead. Notwithstanding all the post-election events and post-electoral debate, I am sure all agree that Latinos made an impact like never before and are now ready to contribute and take their place in American history. But where do we go from here? Education is the key that unlocks the door to a new world of opportunities here and anywhere in the world. Without education, Latinos merely survive and risk their existence and role. Assessment is a proc
Community News WHO DID LATINOS VOTE FOR? New NCLR Publication Examines the Latino Vote in the 2004 Election Washington, DC - Hispanic participation in the 2004 election, including exit poll numbers that have generated considerable debate and controversy over the last two weeks, is the subject of a new analysis released today by the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the U.S. "NCLR's analysis shows first that there was a record turnout of Latinos in this election, and second that Hispanic voters have clearly cemented their status as a swing vote," stated Janet Murguia, NCLR Executive Director and COO. NCLR's paper examines a variety of exit poll data that show a range of support among Latinos: 31-44% for President George Bush and 53-67% for Senator John Kerry. The analysis concludes that, despite discrepancies among the various exit polls, when each poll is compared to its 2000 count

La Providencia

La Providencia Originally uploaded by clarisel . Los Catolicos celebramos La Virgen de la Providencia, la patrona de Puerto Rico, hoy en su dia.
Nov 19, 2004 08:00 ET 20,000 Reached in Nationwide Bus Tour to Increase Number of Latinos Attending College The Sallie Mae Fund Hosts Last of 125 Workshops, Community Events Nov. 19-20 in Miami RESTON, Va., Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sallie Mae Fund's 23-city, coast- to-coast bus tour, On the Road: The Paying for College Tour, concludes this weekend in Miami with a series of events and workshops for Latino families. (Photo: ) The nationwide bus tour has helped educate more than 20,000 Latino students and parents on planning and paying for college through more than 125 workshops and community events. In Florida alone, nearly 2,000 people are expected to participate. Workshops attended by 150 students will be held this morning at Coral Park Senior High School in Miami. "The Sallie Mae Fund has shown that knowledge of financial aid can mean the difference between attending college or writing it off as hope

Orgullo Boricua

Orgullo Boricua Originally uploaded by clarisel .
Featured Site ( Next week all my English students from grades 4 to 9 will get school assignments related to Puerto Rico, where they will use their bilingual abilities. I am using a wonderful tool:, a bilingual cultural site for Puerto Ricans. The site offers wonderful resources, ranging from Puerto Rico-related lesson plans for teachers to food recipes and interesting articles. Visit the elboricua site. I recommend you stop in. November 19 marks "El Dia de Descubrimiento" de Puerto Rico (Discovery Day), a local holiday here on the island. Puerto Rico was "discovered" November 19, 1493, by Christopher Columbus on his second voyage to the Americas.
Community News Did you know that stateside Puerto Ricans (3.9 million) outnumber those in Puerto Rico (3.6 million) for the first time in history? That's according to a new study. Read about it. ATLAS OF STATESIDE PUERTO RICANS by Angelo Falcón (Washington, DC: Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration), 130 pp. To download an abridged version of the report without the state and local maps, visit this link: To get a free hard copy of the full 130-page report mailed to you, order from PRFAA: Celeste Diaz Ferraro at 202-271-7263 ( or Maite Rivera at 202-271-7272 Highlights of the Findings: Stateside Puerto Ricans (3.9 million) outnumber those in Puerto Rico (3.6 million) for the first time in history Stateside Puerto Ricans send an estimated $1 billion a year in remittances to their families and relatives in Puerto Rico The aggregate income of Stateside Puerto Rican
Want to know how the sun is called in other languages? Go to the Sunrise, Sunset -- Anything Sun photo group at flickr, to find out. Clarisel

Sunset at Zandvoort Beach

Sunset at Zandvoort Beach Originally uploaded by uruandimi . Among the beautiful sun shots in the Sunrise, Sunset -- Anything Sun photo group at flickr. Photo by "uruandimi"
"Old San Juan in Silhouettes" An excerpt from an article posted at the photosofpuertoricosun site. On images from Old San Juan and more, photosofpuertorico wrote: "Clarisel carefully 'painted' them just with pure shadows and silhouettes, producing very compelling images from ordinary objects." Stop in and enjoy the photo gallery at Site has a wonderful array of photos of La Isla del Encanto from a talented pool of photographers. Definitely worth a visit. Clarisel

Caminito in La Boca

Caminito in La Boca Originally uploaded by lujan . Check out the latinoamericanos! photo group at flickr. Beautiful images from different Spanish-speaking countries. This photo is by lujan. It is a "caminito" in Argentina.

Woman with a View

Woman with a View Originally uploaded by clarisel .
Culture & Identity Commentary By Clarisel Gonzalez Puerto Rico Sun SAN JUAN - I was told yesterday that I am not Puerto Rican. Neither is Jennifer Lopez or Marc Anthony I was told. Why? Well, I was told by a "real Puerto Rican" that none of us are Puerto Rican because we were not born on the island. I was offended. This "Puerto Rican sister" told me that Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony and no other person born in New York or anywhere in the states is a "real Puerto Rican." "You just see yourselves that way," she said. It was not the first time I heard comments like that about Nuyoricans, but it was the first time that someone told me that to my face. I heard this coming from the mouth of what I perceived to be a boricua sister who doesn't see me as boricua. I don't see her as a sister anymore even if she was born on La Isla del Encanto and sees herself as a "real Puerto Rican." Whatever. I
Education Corner The Road To Freedom By Manuel Hernandez The November 2nd elections defined Latinos as the vote that marched through the road to freedom. With the highest turnout ever, Latinos have finally opened the gates to their pathway. The road to freedom provoked a lot of before, during and after electoral debate, but Latinos met the challenge and cruised to victory. With an increase of 5 percent of the Republican vote from the 2000 elections, it is clear and present that Latinos will have an opportunity to voice issues and concerns and make their presence felt in all avenues of the American highway. The Latino preschool, elementary, secondary and high school population is growing and has now become part of an important story of the largest minority ethnic group in the United States. Much of the recent rise in minority enrollment in elementary and secondary schools may be attributed to the growth in the number of Latino students. The issue of education is key to Latino