Showing posts from January, 2005

Malecon de Arroyo

Malecon de Arroyo Originally uploaded by GinoPR . View scenic photos from Arroyo by Gino at his site at flickr.

El Tren

Tren Urbano - Subterraneo Originally uploaded by Gilda D. Padilla . View photo collection of Puerto Rico's new Tren Urbano.
On Education Advanced Placement Proves Gateway to College Success More Students Succeeding on AP(R) Exams in All 50 States: New York, Maryland, Utah, Florida, California, and Massachusetts Lead the Way Equity Gap Closed Among Hispanic/Latino Population Washington, DC --(HISPANIC PR WIRE)--January 25, 2005--As the Advanced Placement Program(R)(AP(R)) approaches its fiftieth anniversary (1), the College Board, the not-for-profit membership association that administers the AP Program, has released the first-ever Advanced Placement Report to the Nation, showing that all 50 states and the District of Columbia have achieved an increase in the percentage of high school students succeeding in college-level AP courses. Research shows that strong correlations exist between AP success and college success—students who succeed on one or more AP Exams are much more likely than their peers to complete a bachelor’s degree in four years or less.(2) “When students are challenged in high


luquillo_by_night Originally uploaded by docman . Photo by the "docman." View his collection at flickr.

A Woman's Beauty

A Woman's Beauty Originally uploaded by clarisel .
Featured website: If you enjoy images of Puerto Rico, there is a new e-card feature at photopr. Stop in and send an e-card to family and friends.
Community news GROUPS TO RELEASE REPORT ON DISCRIMINATION AGAINST SPANISH-SPEAKING LATINOS AT D.C. DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES Study Shows Disparate Treatment for Spanish-speaking Latinos at D.C. DHS Facilities Washington, DC - At a news briefing on Monday, January 31, the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), joined by representatives from the Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs (WLC), the Equal Rights Center (ERC), and La Clínica del Pueblo, will release a study showing that Washington, DC's Department of Human Services (DHS) has failed to comply with federal and local laws obligating the city to provide interpretation and translation services to its large Spanish-speaking population. The briefing will be held at La Clínica del Pueblo, an independent bilingual, bicultural community medical clinic located at 2831 15th Street, NW, beginning at 11:30 a.m. The report, commissioned by NCLR and conducted by the Equal Rights Center (ERC), docum
Education: A Report The following report was written, revised and submitted by: Manuel Hernández, Education Issues Chairperson, Erika Robles, editor and contributor and Burt Posner, contributor, to the National Hispanic/ Latino American and Migrant Agenda This report is the culmination of numerous hours of hard work by the members of the committee. After a series of regional meetings and a national conference, which was held in Chicago last June, the report was voted on and approved by the Summit participants. Recommendations are made at the end of the report. The report will be included in its entirety.The report was part of a macro-report presented to The President of The United States, George Bush. The Hispanic/Latino American and migrant 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 i

Puerto Rico in the BX!

Puerto Rico in the BX! I took this photo about May 2003 in The Bronx. I sent this greeting to my mom in Puerto Rico back then. Photo was taken in the Grand Concourse, near Yankee Stadium. This is part of my Puerto Rico in The Bronx series at flickr. Originally uploaded by clarisel .
Business Gourmet Hot Chocolate Drink Made From Rich Caribbean Ground Chocolate Makes Instant Cold Weather Treat for Hot Cocoa Lovers PARLIN, N.J., Jan. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- JLL Corp., a New Jersey-based gourmet coffee company, announces the availability of Chocolate Cortes Caribbean Ground Chocolate through their online store, Tastes of the World ( Premium coffee houses are offering new hot cocoa drinks that are triple the fat and calories of the gourmet hot chocolate made from this premium powdered gourmet ground chocolate. Legends from many cultures claim that consuming chocolate instills strength, health, faith and passion. Researchers have discovered that chemicals found in chocolate are beneficial to health. Theobromine is rich in antioxidants. Stearic acid helps prevent build-up of cholesterol in the circulatory system, lessening symptoms of high blood pressure. Phenylethylamine, (also produced in the human brain during emotional pleasure)

Los Reyes de Juana Diaz en Catano

Los Reyes de Juana Diaz en Catano Originally uploaded by clarisel . Visita mi pagina en flickr para fotos de Los Reyes de Juana Diaz en su visita a Catano, P.R. La visita de Los Reyes de Juana Diaz fue parte de la Fiesta Nacional de los Santos Reyes de Puerto Rico.

What an Old San Juan View!

What an Old San Juan View! Originally uploaded by clarisel .

San Juan

San Juan Originally uploaded by GinoPR . Feliz Dia de Reyes!! The lights in Old San Juan still are shining bright. Photo by GinoPR. View his photo collection "Navidad en San Juan" at flickr.
Books Here is a posting I received from a group I belong to The Latin American and Latino Studies Program at UIC cordially invite you to a book presentation: THE NEAR NORTHWEST SIDE STORY Migration, Displacement, & Puerto Rican Familes by GINA M. PEREZ Assistant Professor of Latino/a Studies in the Comparative American Studies Program at Oberlin College SUNDAY, JANUARY 16, 2005 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. HISPANIC HOUSING 1402 N. Kedzie Avenue Chicago Gina M. Perez offers an intimate and unvarnished portrait of Puerto Rican life in Chicago and San Sebastian, Puerto Rico -- two places connected by a long history of circulating people, ideas, goods, and information. Perez' masterful blend of history and ethnography explores the multiple and gendered reasons for migration, why people maintain transnational connections with distant communities, and how poor and working-class Puerto Ricans work to build meaningful communiti

Catedral de San Juan

Catedral de San Juan Originally uploaded by GinoPR . Look how pretty La Catedral de San Juan. This is part of the "Navidad en San Juan" photo collection by Gino. Also, has a lovely collection from El Yunque.

El Sol Entrando

El Sol Entrando Originally uploaded by clarisel . Photo by Gilda Padilla
Opinion Family Dora the Explorer Inspires Kids with Bilingual Adventures Top Rated Television Program Comes To Popular Restaurant Chain With A Series of Collectible Toys Dora the Explorer toys available at participating BURGER KING(R) restaurants nationwide reinforce that being bilingual is a skill children should embrace. (HISPANIC PR WIRE - CONTEXTO LATINO)--Hispanic parents no longer need to worry that their children will lose their affinity for the Spanish language when going to school or watching English television. These days, kids are embracing Spanish even more due to the widely popular star of Nick Jr. series Dora the Explorer. With her best friends Boots, Backpack and Map, Dora, a seven-year-old Latina heroine enthralls kids of different ages, ethnicities and backgrounds. In a short time, she has helped show kids the power and pride in their own culture and language. BILINGUAL SUCCESS Currently the number one preschool show on commercial television, Dora
Jan 4, 2005 15:31 ET Puerto Rican Media/Community Group Urges FCC to Yank License of Univision Station in San Juan Cites 'Cultural Insensitivity,' Failure to Serve the Community WASHINGTON, Jan. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Citing "cultural insensitivity" and failure to live up to required local broadcast standards, an alliance of Puerto Rican media unions and community groups is urging the Federal Communications Commission to deny license renewal to the island's largest television station, WLII in San Juan, which is operated by U.S. media conglomerate Univision. The Alliance of Puerto Rican Artists and Support Groups, whose acronym in Spanish is APAGA, charged that Univision has all but dropped local production of telenovelas and game shows in favor of canned programming from Mexico and Venezuela, the source of most of Univision's production. Puerto Rican programming has dropped from about 50 programs a week down to only three since Univision took over in 200

Hands to S.E. Asia

Hands to S.E. Asia Originally uploaded by Velvet G . Photo by "Velvet G." View his photo collection at flickr.

First sunset of 2005

First sunset of 2005 Originally uploaded by somebonnie . Photo by Somebonnie. Look how pretty! The best in 2005. This sunset is from South Boston.
Source: THREE KINGS FIESTA In celebration of heritage, you are invited to a traditional Three Kings Day celebration in Washington, DC. When: Thursday, January 6, 2005 Time: From 6:30 P.M. - 11:00 P.M. Where: The Galleria Lafayette Center 1155 21st Street NW, Washington, DC (Between L & M Streets) Parking is available on 1121 21st Street NW (Between L & M Streets) Metro: Blue or Orange Line to Farragut North or West Metro Stations Directions: While there is no fee for this cultural activity, in the spirit of the epiphany we will be accepting new children's book donations. Books will be donated to local Latino organizations serving children and youth. This activity is sponsored by: The Aspira Association Institute for Puerto Rican Arts and Culture National Puerto Rican Coalition Contact us by email or phone 202-835-3600 ext. 137 P