Showing posts from May, 2006

My creation

My creation Originally uploaded by clarisel .
Demographics HispanicTrending: Hispanic growth changes face of region One of every seven people in this country is Hispanic...and their population increase now comes from births in the United States.
Culture and Identity Boricua Culture : "My friend and I had driven there from Brooklyn so I could explain to her why my town and her Caribbean island weren't so different, even though I'm a Nuyorican city kid through and through." Click on link to the virtualboricua site. Check out Ed Morales' account published in the New York Times on why the Bronx and Puerto Rico weren't so different after all.
Culture and Identity Boricua Culture Did you know Humboldt Park in Chicago is planning to have a museum dedicated to Puerto Rico? Click on link to read about the plan.

Culture Is A Weapon

Culture Is A Weapon Originally uploaded by Runs With Scissors . Runs With Scissors wrote: "Between watching my wife create a constant stream of performing art and being present at the celebration of Jose's life I am reminded of how important personal expression is. Bomba, or Plena is a form of music and dance with strong African roots. The songs and dances not only helped to keep a heritage and culture alive for those who were stolen from Africa, the art was often a method of communication as phrases in songs were sometimes meant to communicate impending slave revolts. In today's world of homogenized corporate sponsored culture it's wonderful to be reminded how alive we actually are when we actively participate in meaningful culture experiences."
TV LIN TV Eyes Stations Sale - 5/26/2006 8:36:00 AM - Multichannel News - CA6338520 LIN TV is looking to Sell WAPA-TV, Televicentro Puerto Rico that broadcasts locally produced news and entertainment programming on the island.
Culture and Identity From Puerto Rico, con amor - The Boston Globe A celebration of the decima
Looking for Crew Casting a new film “Bronx 3M” (working title), the story of three Latino youths (Maria, Michael and Mona) coming of age in a city going up in flames. The "Bronx 3M" is a trilogy. Seeking the following crew members: director of photography, assistant director, second assistant director, camera operator, makeup/hair person (with knowledge of makeup and hairstyles of the 1980s), wardrobe person (knowledge of 80s fashions), production designer (who will serve as set designer and art director), sound engineer and editor. Production assistants too. Bilingual (English-Spanish) a plus. Experience necessary. Deferred payment. Please send resume to: PRDream/MediaNoche Attn: Clarisel Gonzalez 161 East 106th Street, First Floor New York, NY 10029 “Bronx 3M” is produced under the auspices of MediaNoche’s Digital Filmmakers Program and is made possible with the support of NY Foundation, Manhattan Neighborhood Network, NYSCA and individual donors.

Teatro en Barceloneta (before)

Teatro en Barceloneta (before) Originally uploaded by Jaime Olmo .

Teatro en Barceloneta (after)

Teatro en Barceloneta (after) Originally uploaded by Jaime Olmo . Jaime Olmo dice: Foto del teatro Ernesto Ramos Antonini ubicado en el pueblo de Barceloneta, PR retocada en Adobe Photoshop.


GoldenSunshine Originally uploaded by qUiMeRa .
Activism Save Public Access TV/Open Internet Campaign NATIONAL DAY OF OUT(R)AGE, a national coalition of community media organizations and individuals, is coordinating a nationwide day of protests with actions taking place in New York City, Chicago, Boston, San Francisco on Wednesday, May 24th FAIR is helping to organize the New York City protest. Join us. Make your voice heard. Wednesday, May 24th at the Verizon World Headquarters 140 West Street (at Vesey Street). 12:30-1:30pm (Pre-assemble at 12:15pm) A/C/E/2/3 trains to Chambers St. We are protesting: 1) Telco-driven congressional legislation (HR 5252 and S.2686) that endangers public access centers and channels, threatens to red-line communities, and undermines an open internet by not protecting net neutrality. We need to stop these bills in their current form -- we need more protections. 2) Telco collusion with the NSA to illegally violate the privacy of tens of milli


IMG_5151 Originally uploaded by clarisel . Sunday's Bronx Puerto Rican Day Parade
Featured story South Bend Tribune The call of the frogs (the coqui) goes on
Featured story English Language Debate Renews Questions - Yahoo! News


Steven7 Originally uploaded by clarisel . Crime novelist Steven Torres is author of the Precinct Puerto Rico series. He speaks to PRSUN TV. For more info.,
Support PRSUN TV If you want to support PRSUN TV, an independently produced monthly cultural arts show that airs on public access TV in the Bronx, there are several things you can do: 1. Tune in/watch the show (It now airs at 3:30 p.m. Mondays, 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays and 12:30 p.m. Thursdays, Channel 69, Bronxnet. It sometimes also airs in Manhattan.) 2. Contribute ideas of shows that you would like to see on the air/send feedback 3. Underwrite -- to help support miscellaneous costs to produce the show (i.e. tapes to record, edit and dub shows, and other expenses related to the production of the TV show). To contribute, just click on the PayPal yellow icon here (at the bottom of this blog). Underwriters (business or individual) donating a product, service or funding to assist this show will be given noncommercial acknowledgement at the end of the show. PRSUN TV as well as this blog are grassroots efforts. (Continue reading this blog to learn more about the work PRSUN TV has done so far.)
U.S. Politics Senate says English is national, unifying tongue - Yahoo! News
Culture and Identity New York Daily News - Boroughs - Puerto Rico pride on display
Community Calendar This Sunday, May 21, the Bronx will celebrate Puerto Rican Pride at the 18th Annual Bronx Puerto Rican Parade along the Grand Concourse. WHEN: Sunday, May 21, 2006 TIME: 12:15 PM LOCATION: Grand Concourse @ East Tremont Avenue
FILM POLITICS CON SABOR Documentary Film Premiere NYC Terramax Entertainment, an independent film and television production company, in association with the Center for Puerto Rican Studies (CENTRO) at Hunter College/CUNY are presenting the Premiere of the documentary film Politics Con Sabor, the film chronicles the history of the political empowerment of Hispanic in New York State from the early 1900’s to the present. Writer/Producer/Director, Rafael J. Rivera-Viruet says…“the film is told in vignettes by over sixty former and present elected officials, community and business leaders; and contains candid interviews and footage that will surprise the audience.” CENTRO sees the potential of the Hispanic voting block on a national level and wants to be part of a National Hispanic Agenda to establish a college level course to teach the importance of political empowerment in the United States. The film will be shown in two parts: Part I, takes place from 1898 through 1969 mostly in Br
Photography Boricua of One - NY Latino Journal A photo essay collection -- currently on exhibit in El Barrio -- that captures the culture and politics of the Puerto Rican community from 1998 to 2006.

Crasboat Sunset 3

Crasboat Sunset 3 Originally uploaded by boricua491000 .

Corcega Beach, Rincón (Wallpaper)

Corcega Beach, Rincón (Wallpaper) Originally uploaded by boricua491000 .
Culture and Identity Haverstraw Puerto Rican Day Committee seeks queen
Community Calendar: An invite PS109 @ MEDIANOCHE! SATURDAY MAY 20TH 2PM - 9PM 161 EAST 106th STREET (btw Lexington & 3rd ave.) PLEASE JOIN US FOR THIS OPENING EVENT OF THE PS109 ARTIST NEEDS ASSESSMENT PS109 (99th st btw 2nd / 3rd ave) Artists, we need your help! More specifically, we need your thoughts and opinions for a survey of the space needs of artists of all disciplines. Artspace Projects (, a national nonprofit organization, is working with El Barrio’s Operation Fightback in East Harlem to transform former Public School 109 (PS109) into a live+work arts/community facility. This survey will help us do so. Please join us on May 20th to launch the survey! Starting at 3pm, and each hour thereafter, we will provide a presentation about the project and the survey. From Saturday May 20 - Saturday July 15, artists of all disciplines are invited to complete a confidential online version of the survey at: This project will serve
source: The National Puerto Rican Day Parade The National Puerto Rican Day Parade will be held on 5th Avenue in New York City on Sunday June 11, 2006 starting at 11:00 AM The Board of Directors of the National Puerto Rican Day Parade, Inc. has made the following designations for this magnum event: National Grand Marshall - Marc Anthony States Marshall - Hon. Eddie Perez, Mayor of Hartford, CT National Godmother - Jackie Guerrido International Godmother - Pilar Montenegro New York Godfather - Fat Joe New York Godmother - Hon. Carmen Arroyo Puerto Rico Godfather - Don Omar NY - Youth Godmother - Nilda Rosario NY - Youth Godfather - D.J. Casanova Youth Godfather Puerto Rico - Michael Stuart Children's Godfather - Pedro Santos - Payaso Piruli Artists Godfather - Tommy Torres Ambassadors of Youth - The Angels Life-Time Achievements Awards - Hon. Jose Rivera Parade Dedication - Hector Lavoe Music Hometown Dedication - Florida, Puerto Rico Centenary Dedication - Com


Steven4 Originally uploaded by clarisel . Journalist Vivian Lake interviews crime novelist Steven Torres, author of the Precinct Puerto Rico series, for PRSUN TV. The show featuring Steven Torres will start airing at 3:30 p.m. Monday, May 15, Channel 69, Bronxnet. Torres, the son of Puerto Rican parents, is a Bronx native. The show usually repeats at 3:30 p.m. Mondays, 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays and 12:30 p.m. Thursdays, Channel 69. PRSUN TV is a monthly cultural arts show. The interview is expected to also air in Manhattan during the time slot of PRDream on MNN, the public access station in Manhattan. For more information about the writer, his site is
Featured story: Puerto Rican crisis sparks exodus - Orlando Sentinel : Nation/World


Fisherman Originally uploaded by skullberry .
Community Calendar EL MUSEO DEL BARRIO PRESENTS PUERTO RICAN CINEMA – TWO FILM SCREENINGS SATURDAY, JUNE 10, 6:00 PM: TAÍNOS, LA ULTIMA TRIBU (TAÍNOS, THE LAST TRIBE) In time for El Barrio Week and Puerto Rican Day Parade celebrations, El Museo presents this film about an expedition headed by a young archeologist who accidentally discovers the last tribe of Taíno Indians, who have been living hidden away from civilization for more than 500 years. The movie, released in 2005, was filmed on location in the Puerto Rican towns of Comerio, Arecibo, Juana Diaz, Jayuya, Gurabo, Ponce, Manati and Naranjito. Written and directed by Benjamin Lopez. In Spanish with English Subtitles. Director will be present. Admission: Free. Wednesday, May 31, 8:00 pm: Cayo Join us for a special presentation of this new Puerto Rican film starring soap-opera star Kamar de los Reyes and Roselyn Sanchez. In this film, three friends with big dreams try to deal with the challenges life th
Reggaeton Plenty of 'Gasolina' Daddy Yankee says rumors of reggaeton's demise are entirely exaggerated. Read on...
PR in Crisis New York Daily News - World & National Report - Budget fight ends in P.R.
TV Featured story on the public access issue: NYC Pols Oppose Franchise Bill - 5/10/2006 5:52:00 PM - Multichannel News - CA6333713
Looking for Actors -- Cast Call This Week Casting a new film “Bronx 3M” (working title), the story of three Latino youths (Maria, Michael and Mona) coming of age in a city going up in flames. The "Bronx 3M" is a trilogy. We are currently casting for "Mona's Move," the story of a Latina teenager struggling with her sexual identity and those of others. Looking for all types and ages — especially teenagers and young adults. Bilingual (English-Spanish) a plus. Deferred payment. Open cast call for male roles on Wednesday, May 10, from 2 to 6 p.m. at PRDream/MediaNoche in East Harlem/El Barrio; and casting for female roles on Thursday, May 11, from 2 to 6 p.m., same place. Actors are asked to come prepared with a short monologue for the cast call as well as an updated photo and resume. Or, please send an updated photo and resume to: PRDream/MediaNoche Attn: Clarisel Gonzalez 161 East 106th Street, First Floor New York, NY 10029 “Bronx 3M” is produced under
Featured story Puerto Rican Leaders OK Fiscal Deal - Yahoo! News
P.R. Crisis New York Daily News - World & National Report - Puerto Rican wreck
Environment U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service -- Press Releases Federal and Private Partnership Funds New Aviary to Help Recover the Endangered Puerto Rican Parrot
P.R. in Crisis CBS-TV-3 WSHM - Local News - Springfield Prepares to Serve Puerto Rican Students
P.R. in Crisis | 05/03/2006 | Puerto Rico's governor walks out of talks
P.R. in Crisis Democracy Now! | Puerto Rico Imposes Partial Government Shutdown Amid Financial Crisis Transcript of a conversation between journalists Juan Gonzalez and Amy Goodman and political commentator and analyst Luis Davila Colon


IMG_4890 Originally uploaded by clarisel . Day Without an Immigrant Bronx, NY
Immigration 1M Immigrants Skip Work for Demonstration - Yahoo! News
TV The NYC City Council to Hold Hearing on Public Access TV WHAT: The NYC City Council will hold a hearing the morning of Thursday, May 4th in support of Public Access and against the COPE bill, currently being considered by the U.S. House of Representatives (see attached Resolution). The City Council has been supportive of Public Access in the past, so this is a friendly hearing. This is an opportunity for MNN to forge stronger relationships with our friends and allies of Community Access TV. We need to demonstrate our unity as producers, friends and supports of Public Access. This will help build relationships and support for MNN's upcoming franchise negotiations in 2008. WHO: It is critical for MNN producers, community and faith-based groups, to attend the hearing to show the Council how important Public Access is for the residents and organizations of Manhattan. MNN will be joined by staff, producers and community organizations from the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and State
PR in Crisis ABC News: Puerto Rico Imposes Partial Shutdown


cemetary4972 Originally uploaded by KAP'n Craig .