Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Community events

Boricuas Come to DC-March for Dignity, Sept 23, 2005

Here is your chance to let your voice be heard in DC.

Do you really want Congress to finally DO something about the status mess in Puerto Rico?

Friday, September 23, 2005 10:00 am - 4:00 pm We'll start at the White House and march to the Capitol.

Be there!!! Check it out at MARCH FOR DIGNITY (Marcha por la Dignidad)

Meet with others who will be there. Blog your comments at www.LetPuertoRicoDecide.com

Source: LetPuertoRicoDecide
Featured music review
Daddy Yankee's Beat: Paz, Gasolina and Corazones - New York Times

La India Taina

La India Taina
Originally uploaded by jps_pr.

Monday, August 29, 2005

Featured Story:
courant.com | Director Has Vision For La CasaCandida Flores has tended most of her professional career to the needs of her fellow boricuas.

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Community News

Washington, DC - A new poll by the Alliance for Excellent Education, a Washington-based policy, research, and advocacy organization that works to make every child a graduate, prepared for postsecondary education and success in life, found strong support among Latinos for greater investment in our nation's high schools. Janet Murguia, NCLR President and CEO, spoke today at a news briefing to release the Alliance's National Poll on High Schools, a comprehensive public opinion survey on high schools, held at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.

"The Alliance for Excellent Education poll confirms what we know about the Latino community: that education is its highest priority; that it recognizes that our highschools need a significant overhaul but its faith in the public school system is strong; and finally, that members of the community are more than willing to commit to improving education through their hard-earned dollars," stated Janet Murguia, NCLR President and CEO.

Among the poll's findings:

• Education ranked highest among Latinos of all "concern[s] that worries you the most."
• 47% of Latinos gave the highest grade - an "A" or a "B" - to public high schools nationwide, compared to 36% of African Americans and 23% of Whites.
• 82% of Hispanics believe that it is very or extremely urgent to improve public high schools.
• 83% of Hispanics feel that the President and Congress are not paying enough attention to education.
• Nearly three-quarters of Hispanics were very or extremely willing to pay more in taxes to strengthen both core curricula and resources for students in public schools.

"By confirming that overwhelming support exists for high school reform, the poll makes clear that we cannot ignore or neglect any point in the educational pipeline. To put children on a path to educational success, we must begin with expanding pre-school to all eligible children. To guarantee that success, we must ensure that our public high schools have the means and the resources to provide a quality education that prepares all students for college and beyond."

All Content © 2005 NCLR. All Rights Reserved

Source: Press release from the NCLR


Originally uploaded by beckerpecker.
Flying High - Fajardo, Puerto Rico

Tuesday, August 16, 2005


Originally uploaded by beckerpecker.
Beckerpecker wrote:
"I've heard this is the oldest graveyard in PR. Does anyone know? Anyway, I think having your soul resting by the sea is wonderful. (I don't know about having it resting by La Perla, though)."

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Community event

1199 SEIU Bread & Roses and
Pregones Theater present
the summer tour of...

A Hen Called Iris Chacon and Other
Marvels of My Neighborhood
Una Gallina Llamada
Iris Chacón y Otras
Maravillas De Mi Barrio

A bilingual production, written and directed by Rosalba Rolón,
with original live music by Desmar Guevara.

A play that brings to life the magical characters
of a small town and urban neighborhood.

Free Admission.

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

6pm - 8pm
Dr. Martin Luther King Labor Center
310 West 43 Street
(between 8th and 9th Avenues)
Limited seating. For reservations call 212-603-3556.

This public performance is part of JP Morgan Chase Summer Arts Series.
Additional support was provided by New York State Council on the
Arts-Special Arts Services and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

Yet Another Spectacular Rincon Sunset

Puerta del Fortín del Conde de Mirasol

Vieques, Puerto Rico