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Featured commentary 'Certified Boricua': My Official Puerto Rican Citizenship... By Tato Torres Here's an excerpt from Tato's blog on his MySpace site: "A few months ago, I first read an article which mentioned that there was such a document as a 'Puerto Rican Citizenship certificate', and being the proud hardcore Boricua that I am, I immediately decided to get mine. Until now, the only citizenship, which Puerto Ricans could officially be issued, was that of the United States of America, but that is 'sort'a'' changing…" For more, go to www.myspace.com/tatobrujo

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silhouette Originally uploaded by silversldr .
Boricuas Making a Difference COMITÉ NOVIEMBRE Seeks Community Award Nominations for Puerto Rican Heritage Month in NYC Each year, Comité Noviembre recognizes outstanding individuals who are making a difference in the Puerto Rican community – men and women, who through the conviction of their character devote their talents to empowering others and making a positive impact. The purpose of this award is to acknowledge and pay tribute to exceptional Puerto Ricans who are usually our unsung heroes. ELIGIBILITY Candidate must be Puerto Rican or of Puerto Rican descent. The accomplishments and contributions of the candidate must directly affect the Puerto Rican community. Candidates must be agents of change, advocates, or risk takers, individuals who empower others by action and/or help to build organizational capacity. There is no age limit on candidate. GUIDELINES The Puerto Rican Heritage Month Lo Mejor de Nuestra Comunidad Award is given to an individual, based on that indivi
Community Calendar 'An International Migrant Crossroads: The Circulation of People and Money in Puerto Rico' Jorge Duany, Ph.D. Chair & Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Puerto Rico Tuesday, Sept. 11 6 - 8 p.m. Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund 99 Hudson Street 14th Floor, Manhattan This is a presentation of the Center for the New Economy latest research report. Cocktail reception to follow Please RSVP to: salome_galib@prldef.org or 212.739.7511 This report, funded by the Ford Foundation, presents the results of the first field study of remittance activity in Puerto Rico and the flow of people and money between the island, the Dominican Republic and the United States. About the author Dr. Jorge Duany is Chair and Professor of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Puerto Rico in Río Piedras. He earned his Ph.D. in Latin American Studies, with a concentration in anthropology, at the University of Califor
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Vegigante mask at the "Centro cermonial indigena Tibes" Art Gallery Originally uploaded by Fernando Cuevas .

Paisaje con Flamboyán

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Paisaje con Flamboyán Originally uploaded by Jorge Rodriguez .

Mystery writer and crime novelist Steven Torres

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Steven7 Originally uploaded by clarisel . Behind the scenes photo of Steven Torres during an interview with PRSUN TV

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concretemaze Originally uploaded by prsuncom The Concrete Maze. This is the latest book of my friend mystery writer Steven Torres, a boricua. He is author of the Puerto Rico Precinct series and is now promoting his newest book. PRSUN TV will rebroadcast an interview with Torres, starting at 3:30 p.m. Mondays on Channel 69, Bronxnet, the Bronx. There will be plenty of opportunity to see the show since PRSUN TV repeats on Tuesdays and Thursdays too. Torres, who grew up in the Bronx and now lives in Connecticut, will come to Cemi Underground in East Harlem in early September to promote his latest book, which features the Bronx as the setting. Go to www.myspace.com/prsun for more information or go directly to www.cemiunderground.com. Here's the description as listed in the back of the book: "The Bronx can be a tough place. And Luis Ramos can tell you it's even tougher to raise a daughter there. How can he keep her safe when every street leads to a new threat, an unse
Community Calendar La Bodega De La Familia Annual Block Party! Wednesday, August 29 12 - 4 p.m. East 3rd Street between Avenue C and Avenue D on the Lower East Side. Enjoy a day of art, poetry, music and dance presented by La Bodega De La Familia Visit The People's garden for an afternoon of poetry hosted by Poet/Author/Community activist Bobby Gonzalez. Scheduled to perform: Boricuation.com Artist G Positive Adele Ramos Melinda "Poeta Guerrera" Gonzalez Taina and Jaime "El Maestro" Emeric The mic will be open to the public after the performers. Sign up at entrance of The People's garden for the Open Mic. This event is sponsored by Poets & Writers and Boricuation.com

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Flamenco Beach Originally uploaded by gambinno .

El Cantante

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El Cantante Originally uploaded by prsuncom
Review: El Cantante By Robert Waddell In Marc Anthony’s and Jennifer Lopez’s star vehicle “El Cantante,” Marc Anthony sings and looks like legendary salsero Hector Lavoe; Lopez embodies a 1970s sensibility in portraying the singer’s wife. However, as with the 1970s, Marc Anthony, Lopez and director Leon Ichaso have successfully revived the drug crazed morally deficient characters that demoralized Latinos in films like “Fort Apache, the Bronx” and Ichaso’s “Pinero.” Marc Anthony’s Hector Lavoe is a great artist who falls victim to drugs and temptation right from the start of the film. As with many musicians’ biographies –“Bird,” “Ray” and “I Walk the Line” – a great artist is thrown into a pit of despair and drugs. The more famous he becomes the worse his vice. In “El Cantante,” Lopez’s character Puchi, Lavoe’s wife, said that the bigger Lavoe became an artist, the less human he became. To many Puerto Ricans, Lavoe has iconic status. Marc Anthony reproduces all of the familiar Lavo
Community Calendar "CLASE APARTE BAND" SOUND OF YESTERDAY / IN STYLE TODAY AND THE TAINA'S TOUCH ARTS CONNECTION'S OUTDOOR SHOWCASE EXTRAVAGANZA @ LA PLACITA DE LA MARQUETA 115th & 116th Streets/Park Avenue August 25 (SAT.) 12 - 6 p.m. ART EXHIBIT ARTISTS: VITA GIORGIO, FERNANDO SALICRUP, ALEXANDER PERCY, BOB DANIELS, TAFA, RICARDO HERNANDEZ ARTISAN: TAINO JEWELRY AND OTHER EXQUISITE PIECES: OLGA AYALA MUSEUM: THE HISPANIC HERITAGE STICKBALL & BASEBALL MUSEUM HALL OF FAME (IT WILL HAVE MEMORABILIA). MINI BOOK FAIR AUTHORS: DR. LOUIS REYES RIVERA, LONNIE HARRINGTON, FABIAN ARENAS, PRISONERA, CARMEN DE LUCCA, ELENA MARRERO, LINDA ADDISON, CEMI UNDERGROUND, BOBBY GONZALEZ AND ELVIRA & HORTENSIA COLORADO ENTERTAINMENT 3 - 3:30 p.m. "FENIQUE" LONGEVITY RECORDS RECORDING ARTISTS THERE WILL BE OTHER GUEST PERFORMERS 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. SALSA AND SWING "CASH PRIZES" DANCE CONTESTS: WINNE
Community Media Manhattan Neighborhood Network 2008 Community Media Grants are available to 501c3 nonprofits and community organizations based in Manhattan. The grants fund the innovative production and use of community media and television. For more information, http://www.mnn.org/en/com/grants

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el yuenke Originally uploaded by avpjack .

Paisaje con casita

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Paisaje con casita Originally uploaded by Jorge Rodriguez .

Fishing Pier, Sunset, Aguadilla, Puerto Rico

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Fishing Pier, Sunset, Aguadilla, Puerto Rico Originally uploaded by Oquendo .

Bomba y Plena

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Bomba y Plena Originally uploaded by Elaine Puerto Rico . Check out Elaine Puerto Rico's photos on flickr. She has a nice array of photos from Puerto Rico.

Bomba y Plena

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Bomba y Plena Originally uploaded by rude bwoy .
Artist Opportunity Press release Heineken Competition Seeks Talented Hispanic Artist to Spotlight and Design Music-inspired Murals Exhibit Hispanic Artist Community in New York Invited to Submit Artwork for Finalist Exhibit and Ultimate Prize: $20,000 for Creation of Murals in NY, Miami and LA White Plains, NY – Heineken taps into the wealth of talented Hispanic artists in the New York tri-state area with a local search to identify one skilled artist for its national murals project themed, “Inspirado por la Música Latina.” Part contest and part exhibit, this search consists of a call for entries which will culminate in a private event and exhibition on September 19th at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center in Long Island City. The winning artist will be announced at this event and awarded $20,000 to design four large-scale murals for Heineken in New York, Miami and Los Angeles which will be unveiled in the fall. With this effort, Heineken is celebrating the great contribution Hispanic
Community Calendar Art and Dance Fest in the Streets of NYC's El Barrio Community Board 11 and State Senator José M. Serrano will host the fourth annual East Harlem Arts Festival on Saturday, August 18, from noon to 5 p.m. at 106th Street from Third to Park avenues. Free music, dance and theatrical performances will take place on the Third Avenue stage. This year's headliners include Aurora & Zon Del Barrio who will perform at 4 p.m.; The Jazz Museum in Harlem All-Star Quartet, and the Mexican music and dance troupe Semilla. This year, local designer Nicole Romano will present a special fashion show on the Third Avenue stage. Romano's work has appeared in "Sex in the City" and a variety of fashion magazines. Celebrities, including Alicia Keys and Eva Mendes, have worn her creations. The Puerto Rican Intercultural Drama Ensemble (PRIDE) will perform excerpts from playwright Eugene Rodriguez's "Our Times," a mix of Nuyorican poetry and salsa.
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University of Puerto Rico Clock Tower

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University of Puerto Rico Clock Tower Originally uploaded by Fernando Cuevas .
Community Calendar LA CARAVANA/THE CARAVAN Carnival Masquerade with Live Music Pregones Theater's 9th Summer Stage Tour is now underway with FREE outdoors performances of LA CARAVANA/THE CARAVAN in metropolitan NY, NJ, and CT, as part of the 2007 JPMorgan Chase Summer Arts Series. Dressed in colorful banners and traditional Puerto Rican "vejigante" (carnival masquerader) costumes, the play is based on the poem "The Saltimbanco's Elegy" by great Puerto Rican poet Luis Pales Matos and on the folk legend of Maria Sabida as told by award-winning author Judith Ortiz Cofer. PERFECT FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES! Go to www.pregones.org for more information on show times.

The Old Lighthouse Ruins

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The Old Lighthouse Ruins Originally uploaded by silversldr .

live Mariposa in PR

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live Mariposa in PR Originally uploaded by zulma . Click on photo for more info.

Alcaldia San Juan

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Alcaldia San Juan Originally uploaded by Elaine Puerto Rico . photo by Elaine Puerto Rico

Guilty of Crime

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Guilty of Crime Originally uploaded by carlosacabrera .

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El Oceano Atlantico from La Bateria del Escambron

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El Oceano Atlantico from La Bateria del Escambron Originally uploaded by <harris-talley> .

Hombres de Adjuntas

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Hombres de Adjuntas Originally uploaded by Elaine Puerto Rico . photo by Elaine Puerto Rico