Showing posts from February, 2006
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into the light

into the light Originally uploaded by placeinsun .
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Featured story: U.S. proposes Puerto Rico choose its place in the union - 02/26/06 - The Detroit News
Featured story: Orlando's Puerto Rico office? 'It's staying' - Orange County News


DSC_0480 Originally uploaded by Mickey Carrasquillo . Ponce, P.R.
Why Hispanic girls can't lose their accent in dating Reflection on dating... 1. Take your younger sister or brother wherever you go 2. Invite him to church, have friends interview him 3. Need to introduce your parents on the "first date 4. Make sure you help with dating expenses 5. In school, try to remain in your posse, don't isolate with him 6. If you have ethnicity in the midst, share cultural events 7. Hobbies shared, nourishes the heart 8. References are essential in chosing a dating partner 9. Everyday date, might be a bit too much 10. Male friends encourage friendship with him 11. Gifts of thoughtfulness, may mean more than holiday celebrations 12 Music shared, are memories prepared 13. Free dates, are just as fun Going to park or river 14. Invite him out, with your friends 15. Choose a favorite restaurant, they know you as a couple Reflections are given to me by my Greek and Asian friends too. -- Samaris Ayala New York City-based Samaris Ay
Community Calendar Latino Lens source: In Celebration of Women's History Month Friday March 3, 2006, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. This will be a major photo exhibit of two very talented Bronx Puerto Rican photographers and a major event for the Bronx campus and the rest of the Boricua College community. Robert Waddell, Curator. Boricua College Bronx Campus, 412-424 East 147th street, 2nd floor gallery, between Willis and Brook Avenues in the Bronx Hub. Directions: Take the #2 or #5 to 149th street and 3rd Avenue. Enid Alvarez's mission is to capture the purest essence of her subject’s emotions. In her photo study of El Barrio, and Puerto Rico, Enid looks for something that is culturally hers. She said, "I wanted to explore the real Latino culture; the close-knit neighborhoods, the excitement of the children playing in the street, and the elderly people who possess the keys to the culture's history. With little of their own, have fun and make the best of life

evening shadows paint a san juan wall

evening shadows paint a san juan wall Originally uploaded by placeinsun .
In Memory Saluting a Man Who Lent His Rhythms to Latin Life - New York Times


Cocos!! Originally uploaded by yasmapaz .
The Projects By Samaris Ayala Don't weep mommy Scattered gardens give birth to sweet sensations Among the monsters (projects) We had a father He was called Loisada A pueblo, He gave birth to other offspring Don't weep mommy There were some Americans called hippies They helped us Remember mommy when Poppy called me a hippie Ever since I was a baby He didn't like hippies No more beatings junkies or fires Poppy knew I was a hippie But my father loisada Loisada helped When we traded our farms for factories Yet we kept the faith And the church integrated us Our musicians sang songs To our ancestor gods For this reason mommy We no longer have ghettos We have barrios Don't weep mommy We are a pueblo Because they helped NYC-based Samaris Ayala contributes her poetry to Puerto Rico Sun. She may be reached at

Picture 103

Picture 103 Originally uploaded by GinoPR . Guanica, Puerto Rico
Featured column: New York Daily News - World & National Report - Juan Gonzalez: Another battle over Puerto Rico
Poetry Julia de Burgos is My Saint By Samaris Ayala I am an artist. Not by choice, but by calling. My work is an attempt to help me comprehend my life. My collages help me write poetry. It provides a way of expression, since I am not a visual artist. I only know art through expressing my disability. Only with painstaking supervision. Julia de Burgos is my saint. Through her I believe that one needs to work, in order to be an artist. My rewards for my art, include teaching and counseling. I am an artist. Not by choice, but by calling. My work is an attempt to create altars of my ancestors. Poetry is an offspring of my collages. Although not formally trained, I try to create my world. Julia de Burgos is my saint Through her I understand that it is a gift, not a privilege.. New York City-based Samaris Ayala contributes her poetry to Puerto Rico Sun. Samaris may be reached at

mommy and poppy

mommy and poppy Originally uploaded by sallypatches . Miss you poppy yours Sally

lush life

lush life Originally uploaded by placeinsun .
Health: Diabetes Is Seen as a Rising Risk in Mothers-to-Be - New York Times
Travel: Delta Offers Customers More of Puerto Rico with Non-stop Service to Aguadilla, Ponce Slated for June

Boy Boy

Boy Boy Originally uploaded by clarisel . KR3TS dancer "Boy Boy" in action Coming soon: What? PRSUN TV features KR3TS When? starting at 12:30 p.m. Feb. 23 Where? Channel 69, Bronxnet, Bronx, NY Why? KR3TS is preparing a "whole new generation" of dancers and choreographers. Based in Spanish Harlem, students (largely Latino) hail from other parts of the city and beyond to take dance classes. Violeta Galagarza is executive director of KR3TS. For more information on this nonprofit dance company, go to and tune in to PRSUN TV.

Into It

Into It Originally uploaded by clarisel .

In Action

In Action Originally uploaded by clarisel .
Featured story: Puerto Rico Could Soon Get Real Vote on Status - Los Angeles Times
Activism: Rican Just Says No to War in Iraq � VivirLatino
Featured story: Inside Costa Rica - National News Puerto Rico Must Go to UN
Featured site: This website is a resource on the 65th US Infantry. This was an all Puerto Rican army unit which fought with distinction in the Korean War. You will also find information about a documentary that is currently under production.

pr flowers

pr flowers Originally uploaded by trevorbrklyn .
Featured story: A Terrorism Raid in Puerto Rico Makes Waves in New York City - February 13, 2006 - The New York Sun - NY Newspaper
Health Environmental Protection Agency - EPA Press Release: Fight Against Asthma Gets $123,000 Boost from EPA
Calendar of event The Puerto Rico Cultural Parade of Tampa 18th Puerto Rico Cultural Parade and Folklore Festival Day will be held Sunday, April 30th 2006 in the National Historic District of Ybor City (Tampa), Florida. The Puerto Rico Cultural Parade of Florida, the first and largest Puerto Rican Parade in the state of Florida. is a proud sponsor for the Puerto Rico Cultural Parade of Tampa. Booths and Sponsorship Opportunities are available. Photos from Last Year's Event source:
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the wall remembers the sea

the wall remembers the sea Originally uploaded by placeinsun .
Health Health Disparities in Asthma Highlighted in February Issue of Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology MILWAUKEE, Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- African Americans are four times more likely to be hospitalized and five times more likely to die of asthma than non-African Americans. This is not an isolated statistic; while the ethnic minority population in the United States continues to grow and is expected to account for 50% of the country's population by 2050, the gap in health disparities between whites and minorities still exists. The February 2006 issue of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (JACI) presents research about the disparity between ethnicities in regard to asthma, what can be done to improve treatment for ethnic minorities, and how genetics play a role in asthma prevalence. The studies can be found on the JACI's Web site at . The JACI is the peer-reviewed, scientific journal of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and

Playa del Condado

Playa del Condado Originally uploaded by Markus Masataka .


perspective Originally uploaded by luckd .
Altar of prayer Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound The lack of sounds in the community gives indication of mourning music soothes the silence also hints of him is in her every breath she has buried his belongings, hoping to give him peace so that he may fly like the butterfly that he called me Samaris Ayala Samaris Ayala contributes her poetry to Puerto Rico Sun. She may be reached at


PR002 Originally uploaded by beckerpecker .
Bulletin: SAVE ACCESS TV CAMPAIGN ACTION ALERT! TELL THE FCC: SAVE PUBLIC ACCESS TV! BY FEB. 13TH **PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL 3 INTERNET COMPUTERS ON THE 2ND FLOOR AT MNN WILL BE DEVOTED SOLELY FOR THE FILING OF COMMENTS TO THE FCC, NEXT WEEK FEB. 6th – 13th FROM 5-10PM** Tell the FCC to Save Public Access TV! Deadline: Feb. 13th February 13th is the deadline to make your voice heard by submitting comments to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) - expressing your support for Public, Educational, Governmental (PEG) Community Access TV. Tell your friends, family and community members to also submit comments to the FCC! What is happening at the FCC? The FCC has announced it is reconsidering its rulemaking on local franchising. This could have huge implications for PEG Community Access TV as it is local franchises that make PEG Community Access TV possible. A good FCC ruling reflecting the public’s support for local franchising could influence Congressional activity around any

Defiant musician

Defiant musician Originally uploaded by DeLares . DeLares says: Clave en mano.....el festival de mascaras, Hatillo, PR
Poetry Community Event Boricua College Winter Poetry Series, Friday, February 17 @ 7:30 pm Boricua College invites you to the second reading of its XVIII Winter Poetry Series, entitled "New Blood" featuring writers Angel Pont Navar ro, Marina Ortiz , Carmen Bardeguez-Brown , Bonafide Rojas and Maegean “la Mala” Ortiz . The event will take place on Friday, February 17, 2006 at 7:30 PM in the Blue Room (third floor) of Boricua College at 186 North 6th Street in Brooklyn, NY 11211 (L train to Bedford Avenue, walk a block and a half). It will be in English and in Spanish. It is free and includes an open reading, a reading by the guest writers and a dialogue with the writers. For more information, please call the director of the Poetry Series, Dr. Myrna Nieves, at (718) 782-2200 ext. 249. The writers in the February reading are: Marina Ortiz is a poet and social/cultural activist. She has performed at the Bronx County Courthouse, Casa Atabex Aché, East Harlem/El Barrio Ren
Featured story: As its war sacrifices rise, Puerto Rico debates US tie - The Boston Globe

Old San Juan Cemetery

Old San Juan Cemetery Originally uploaded by DeLares .
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