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scan0014 Originally uploaded by asawaa .
Julia by Sam By Samaris Ayala Julia If they didn't help Julia How can I imagine For my art to be special Just like to teach If they refused to help My imagination Is viewed as special My work is a catharsis Of many emotions And at times I'm misunderstood That's all I do If they refused to help What can you expect from me Her words were precious In her time she had demons Yet she yearned like me to be appreciated She was the voice of many Yet she died inebriated NYC-based Samaris Ayala contributes her poetry to Puerto Rico Sun. She may be reached at sallypatches@yahoo.com.
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Originally uploaded by minusbaby . Puerto Rican flag in East Harlem

Japanese Gardens at the Cruceta

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Japanese Gardens at the Cruceta Originally uploaded by dulcelife .

Dominoes

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Dominoes Originally uploaded by clarisel . Spanish Harlem
Featured editorial: El Diario/LA PRENSA ��� OnLine�� The death of Filiberto Ojeda Rios
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Originally uploaded by minusbaby . Minusbaby says: My father, grandmother and aunt in the mid to late 1950s
In One Hundred Years of Solitude By Samaris Ayala Why do I need to surrender to enemies of my memories It is the birth of urgency to scream To express ones inner most feelings and thoughts. On paper is a betrayal to ones privacy, to write Yes I divulge a thought, and I fear for my life and those of my clan In my life, those nearest are revealed Mourning initiates torrents of thoughts And in our renewed journey we revise life because of death Presently I am in an array of colors that represent emotion I grieve because of secrets, some which slip by In One Hundred Years of Solitude I find comfort To comprehend that life did not begin with My birth, but rather with history To create ones heart in order to prepare for Tribulation is the journey If one refuses to be vulnerable One becomes a statue New York City-based Samaris Ayala contributes her poetry to Puerto Rico Sun. Ayala may be reached at sallypatches@yahoo.com.

shell searching

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shell searching Originally uploaded by luckd .

Happy Dancers.....

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Happy Dancers..... Originally uploaded by DeLares .
Education Corner Innovative Program Champions Educational, Socio-Economic Advancement of Nation's Largest and Fastest-Growing Youth Population Washington, DC – Responding to the urgent need to promote reading achievement among Latino youth, Scholastic, National Council of La Raza (NCLR) and the Verizon Foundation today launched Lee y serás® (Read and You Will Be), a groundbreaking Latino early literacy initiative that engages parents and communities in the literacy development of their children. Latinos represent almost 20% of the U.S. population under the age of 18 -- the largest minority segment of the nation's student population. Currently, Hispanic achievement rates in all levels of education remain low. Latino students tend to lag behind their non-Latino peers academically, particularly in the area of reading, a skill that has a direct impact on learning. Sixty percent of Latino 8th graders and 57% of Latino 4th graders read below the basic level, an achievement gap tha

Pat at Cueva del Indio

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Pat at Cueva del Indio Originally uploaded by luckd .
Featured story: Pacific News Service > News > The War for Latinos

Mangrove Swamp

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Mangrove Swamp Originally uploaded by dulcelife .
Featured story: WorldNetDaily: Teacher 'demonized' over letter to politicians

Another Slice of Paradise

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Another Slice of Paradise Originally uploaded by dulcelife .

Rorshach image: El Malecon de Hatillo

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Rorshach image: El Malecon de Hatillo Originally uploaded by DeLares .
Fancy Book By Samaris Ayala Fancy Book My first love did not destroy me As a pupil I was a princess For you see my parents were prolitariats In the old world, a few opportunities I adored my teachers They taught me well Yet they could not prepare me My first love did not destroy me In my libraries there was no accomodation for Puerto Rican literature I read classics and my scriptures Life was simple My first love did not destroy me At the fancy school They handed me a book I was first in my family To go to a fancy school None before me I became absorbed and I began to wander These anthologies were foreign to me My first love did not destroy me I was raised as a strict Catholic My siblings and I worked while going to school Yes we were poor But Unlike, Down These Mean Streets We did not argue over color My family was color blind The world of Piri Thomas was Ghetto He dictated and I became frightened Impressionable as a a child Not until later did I comprehend That my barrio was not g

Visitando a mami, Utuado, PR

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Visitando a mami, Utuado, PR Originally uploaded by DeLares . DeLares says: "I happen to be driving to Ponce and was "beside myself" that I couldn't stop fast enough to photograph these two lovely women as they walked on a mountain road under a huge red parasol.....they looked a bit tired (so I wanted to think:) and I backed up and offered them a ride. .........After a cool glass of fresh lemonade (on their lovely country porch) I took this mother and daughter photo. Doesn't mom have the sweetest "mami" smile? Her visiting daughter had just retired as a chicago bus driver....... Mom (96yo) has never left the island."

Palmas del Mar

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Palmas del Mar Originally uploaded by jps_pr .

headless palm

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headless palm Originally uploaded by trevorbrklyn .

San Juan Necropolis V

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San Juan Necropolis V Originally uploaded by DeLares .

Wild Horses - Vieques

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Wild Horses - Vieques Originally uploaded by Iv0/0vi .
Featured story: Sentinel & Enterprise - Stores hit it big with diversity Latino products are lining up store aisles in Fitchburg.
The Coffee Bag By Samaris Ayala The Coffee Bag Every morning she Goes through the same routine With her little bag To make coffee She welcomes us With every morning It's a display Of her innocence Modern times of Which she rebels She is traditional But her little coffee bag Is our bell Samaris contributes her poetry to Puerto Rico Sun. She may be reached at sallypatches@yahoo.com.

El Zapatero, Camuy, PR

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El Zapatero, Camuy, PR Originally uploaded by DeLares .
Featured story: A Special Latin Beat - 9/12/2005 - Broadcasting & Cable Puerto Ricans in U.S. get a taste of the island via WAPA

Catedral de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe

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Catedral de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe Originally uploaded by John Anthony . Ponce, P.R.

Old cemetery, San Juan

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Old cemetery, San Juan Originally uploaded by John Anthony .
Featured story: MSN - News - ABC to Offer Primetime Shows in Spanish
Community News NCLR ESTABLISHES KATRINA RELIEF FUND Washington, DC – The National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the U.S., today announced the establishment of the NCLR Katrina Relief Fund for NCLR affiliates to provide short-term emergency financial assistance to Katrina evacuees in their service area. It is estimated that many of the 100,000 Latinos who live in the affected areas have been displaced by the hurricane. NCLR President and CEO Janet Murguia will be traveling with the American Red Cross to Louisiana and Texas on Saturday. "We know from these affiliates and from other organizations which work closely with the Latino population in the affected areas that many in our community have been unable to obtain emergency cash assistance or are reluctant to ask for help due to language barriers and fear. NCLR will supply funds to meet the immediate and specific need for short-term urgent assistance that eva
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old san juan shadows

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old san juan shadows Originally uploaded by trevorbrklyn .

La Boya

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La Boya Originally uploaded by jps_pr . Playa Punta Santiago, Municipio de Humacao

Taíno - Guajataca, PR

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Taíno - Guajataca, PR Originally uploaded by jenjenjen . "He greets you at the turnoff that takes you to the town of Isabela," says jenjenjen.

ships ahoy

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ships ahoy Originally uploaded by trevorbrklyn .

rincon profile

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rincon profile Originally uploaded by luckd .
Featured story: Newsday.com: SONIDOS LATINOS All the world's a stage for Daddy Yankee

Barrio People

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Barrio People Originally uploaded by clarisel . Spanish Harlem NYC

A Better Place

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A Better Place Originally uploaded by clarisel .
Featured story: Advocates Want Clemente's Number Retired - Yahoo! News

Boricuas in Hartford

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Boricuas in Hartford Originally uploaded by clarisel .

no trash

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no trash Originally uploaded by lukescheminger .
Community news NCLR RELEASES EMPLOYMENT RIGHTS FACT SHEET FOR LABOR DAY Washington, DC – A new publication to help safeguard Hispanics in the workplace, Know Your Rights on the Job Q & A was released by the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the U.S. The fact sheet's question-and-answer format is designed to educate Hispanic employees on their rights and how to combat common forms of discrimination often experienced by this group. "Hispanics accounted for more than one million of the 2.5 million new jobs created last year, according to the Pew Hispanic Center. Many of these workers are either in relatively low-skill occupations or are immigrants or both. As a result, these workers are often unaware of their rights in the U.S. and are subjected to discriminatory practices," stated Janet Murguia, NCLR President and CEO. The precarious working conditions frequently endured by Latinos are also

Jardín hacia el Palacio de Santa Catalina

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Jardín hacia el Palacio de Santa Catalina Originally uploaded by jps_pr .
Featured story: AP Wire | 08/31/2005 | Advocacy group helping Puerto Ricans file Vioxx suits

into the forest

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into the forest Originally uploaded by lukescheminger .