Showing posts from November, 2007


Migration Originally uploaded by clarisel . BRONXNET DOCUMENTARY FOCUSES ON PUERTO RICAN HISTORY IN THE BRONX BronxNet premieres a groundbreaking documentary: "Migration: The Puerto Rican Experience" for Puerto Rican Heritage Month . The documentary will also be telecast throughout New York City for the first time, on Friday, November 30 as follows: BronxNet , Channel 67 ( 6:00 p.m.) Brooklyn Cable Access TV, Channel 69 ( 6:00 p.m.) Staten Island Community TV, Channel 57 ( 6:00 p.m.) Manhattan Neighborhood Network, Channel 34 ( 6:00 p.m.) Queens Public TV, Channel 34 ( 7:00 p.m.) The BronxNet produced documentary "Migration: The Puerto Rican Experience " is the first feature of a four-part series to take a closer look into the origins and success stories of the Puerto Rican community in the Bronx. From the first arrival of the Pioneros through present-day elected public office holders, Puerto Ricans have played a prominent role in the development of

Plaza del Quinto Centenario

Plaza del Quinto Centenario Originally uploaded by Jose Kevo .

Fontana de las Raíces

Fontana de las Raíces Originally uploaded by Jose Kevo .
In the Mailbox Hola! Just would like to inform everyone that our founder Jose Medina will be on WBAI 99.5FM radio in New York City. He will be interviewed on the biweekly show Despierta Boricua hosted by Benjamin Ramos of The ProLibertad Campaign. Jose speaks about how Boricuation came about and the recent popularity of the website and upcoming events. He also touches on Boricuation artists G Positive, Adele Ramos, Poeta Guerrera and Taina. It airs this Friday November 30th anytime between 6:30 - 7 a.m. You can listen to it on the radio or online by going to . Thank you for your continued support of Boricuation! -- Educate your Thinking! ______________________________
FILM A Media Justice Film & Video Screening Thursday, Nov. 29 6:30-8:30pm @ Manhattan Neighborhood Network - Open Studio, 1st Floor 537 West 59th Street (between 10th & 11th Avenues) (light refreshments included) THIS IS A FREE EVENT! Join Media Action Grassroots Network (MAGNet) and Global Action Project (G.A.P.) for a night of social justice and media justice films, and poetry featuring local political poet Roopa Singh aka Naxal. Here's the Line-up for of media justice and social change films: "Silenced by the Media" (11 minutes) by Papertiger Television In support of Arab Women Active in the Arts and Media (AWAAM) youth media program, Paper Tiger contributed a video mentor to assist the youth at AWAAM in producing this 11-minute piece debunking the myths of the corporate media around the Khalil Gibran International Academy controversy. The video includes interview with young Muslim women who talk about the impact of negative media stereotypes of the M

Arte -- dos-ceres-02

dos-ceres-02 Originally uploaded by prsuncom LA 15, un nuevo espacio para las artes contemporáneas inaugura este miércoles 28 de noviembre con una muestra colectiva. Aaron Salabarrias Valle Fernando Colón González Carlos E. Rivera Villafañe José Jorge Román __________ 6 PM en adelante calle Ernesto Cerra # 703, Santurce Puerto Rico
In the Mailbox Dear Friends, I will be presenting a paper entitled " Reconfigured Perspective: History of a Memory " at the Contemporary Museum of Art of Puerto Rico in San Juan on Friday, December 7, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. If you can make it, I would love to have you there. I look forward to a dynamic and thought provoking discourse of ideas. Estimados Amigos, Estaré presentando una ponencia titulada "Perspectiva Reconfigurada: Historia de una Memoria" en el Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico en San Juan el Viernes, 7 de diciembre de 2007 a las 7:00 p.m. Si pueden asistir, me encantaría verlos esa noche. Espero que tengamos una dinámico y provocante discurso de ideas. Diógenes Balllester


Sunset Originally uploaded by Jose J Gonzalez .
Activism Campaign in Chicago against gentrification in Humboldt Park and to Save the Puerto Rican flags Note: Next year, I am hoping to visit Chicago and one of my stops will definitely be Paseo Boricua.
Community Calendar la suprema definición: O Yanquis ó Puertorriqueños? -Don Pedro Albizu Campos Today Rebelarte visual arts charla with artist Yasmin Hernandez at Cemi Underground, El Barrio If you are in NYC for the long weekend, please join me at the second presentation of my Rebelarte series which take place the last Saturday of each month at Cemi Underground in East Harlem. These are not exhibits, but slide presentations and discussions on different topics inspired by themes of resistance, struggle and liberation. November is usually known as "Puerto Rican Heritage Month". Though I believe everyday should be about Puerto Rican heritage and all our ancestry, this presentation will look at the things that make us uniquely who we are and why, in spite of our nebulous political state, we are clearly our own nation. We will also highlight those who over the centuries have battled to defend Puerto Ricanness and why we have not and won't accept a "yanqui" ide
Film HISPANIC NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL – 2nd EDITION Presented by Columbia University and Instituto Cervantes in collaboration with the Film Society of Lincoln Center Curated by Marcela Goglio and Claudio Iván Remeseira Also visit our website, Programming Tuesday, Nov. 27, Instituto Cervantes, 211 East 49th Street. 6-8 p.m.: EL CANTANTE, Dir. Leon Ichaso, 2007, 116m. Q&A with filmmaker Leon Ichaso will follow. The rest of the screenings will take place at Davis Auditorium, Columbia University, 530/533 West 120th Street (between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue). Wednesday, Nov. 28, 8-10 p.m.: THE KRUTCH, Dir. Judith Escalona, 2004, 29m. Preceded by TWO DOLLAR DANCE, Dir. Yolanda Pividal, 2006,17m. and LA BRUJA: A WITCH FROM THE BRONX, Dir. Felix Rodriguez, 2005, 50m. Q&A with the filmmakers Judith Escalona, Yolanda Pividal and Felix Rodriguez will follow.*** Thursday, Nov. 29, 8-10 p.m.: SOY ANDINA, Dir. Mitch Teplitsky, 2007, 67m. Q&A

Isla Verde

Isla Verde Originally uploaded by Gypsy Crackr (summertime all the time) .

Happy Day

IMG_4652 Originally uploaded by clarisel . Happy Thanksgiving. Thank you for your ongoing support of the Puerto Rico Sun project. God bless. Feliz Dia de Accion de Gracias Gracias por su apoyo del proyecto Puerto Rico Sun. Dios los bendiga. With love, Clarisel
EHBCCflyer Originally uploaded by TatoBrujo . Community Calendar Click on flyer for more info. and visit TatoBrujo's page on flickr.


IMG_0196.jpg Originally uploaded by jbratteson .
Pensamientos On public radio public radio covers hispanics better than even spanish media public radio is very culturally sensitive -- samaris Samaris Ayala lives in the Lower East Side and contributes her pensamientos to Puerto Rico Sun. She may be reached at
Community Calendar Part of Borimix Discussion: The Puerto Rican Woman in Theater 6 p.m. Nov. 20 Teatro Pregones 575 Walton Avenue, the Bronx @ 6 PM - Train 2, 4, 5 to 149 Street/Grand Concourse Four acclaimed theater artists (Tere Martinez, Carmen Rivera, Rosalba Rolon and Eva C. Vasquez) gather for a discussion on the self-representation and portrayal of Puerto Rican women on stage, as characters, as playwrights, and beyond. Cuatro reconocidos talentos del teatro se reúnen para hablar sobre la imagen y representación de la mujer puertorriqueña en sus roles de actriz, personaje, escritora y más. For more info., or .

Comite Noviembre Artisan Photos

IMG_4593 Originally uploaded by clarisel . Images taken at the 2nd Annual Puerto Rican Artisans Exhibition and Fair posted at my photo site at Or, just click on photo.

Todus mexicanus

Todus mexicanus Originally uploaded by yasmapaz .
Art CSV Gets $250,000 for Building Improvements The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural Center in Manhatttan's Lower East Side was rewarded with a $250,000 grant to make improvements to its building. The grant will also allow CSV to do more community outreach through surveys, town hall meetings and interviews to identify and define what needs Lower East Side residents would like to see integrated into the programs and renovation plan of the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural Center; hire a staff member to focus on the center's newsletter and web presence and retain the services of an architect. Council Member Alan J. Gerson made the announcement recently to a packed audience attending the opening of two exhibitions at the center: Portrait of Loisaida and PSA: Public Service Announcements. The Lower Manhattan Development Corporation rewarded the grant. Founded in 1993, the CSV Cultural Center is the largest arts incubator in New York City and houses 53 visual artists in working studios, 16

Latino Health

ShowLetter Originally uploaded by prsuncom The State of Latino Health and Mental Health go to for more info.
No where else By Samaris Ayala fiction is the photograph of our soul it tells a truth found no where else Samaris Ayala is based in the Lower East Side and she contributes her poetry to Puerto Rico Sun. She may be reached at
Sports Cotto Magic at MSG By Ismael Nunez There seems to be magic when Boxer Miguel Cotto comes to New York City. He’s never lost a fight at the “Mecca of Boxing” Madison Square Garden and he faced his biggest challenge Nov. 10 when he met Sugar Shane Mosley. The fight started slow for Cotto. Then in the mid-rounds he stood toe to toe with Mosley throughout the fight. Cotto won a unanimous 12-round decision. For Cotto, it was a real test too. Mosley did hurt him in the earlier and middle rounds, but eventually did not have enough firepower to KO Cotto. Cotto never lay low. When Mosley moved in for a KO, Cotto kept his guard up and fought back like a fighting rooster. After the fight, boxing announcer Max Kellerman asked, “Are you ready to fight bigger name opponents?" Cotto replied, “I'm ready to fight." The real challenge for Cotto: moving up in the weight class and winning. Let’s see what happens. Other Puerto Rican athletes making headlines: Ivan Rodriguez, cat

Tito Kayak

Tito Kayak Originally uploaded by yasmapaz .
Community Calendar Second Annual Comite Noviembre Puerto Rican Artisans Exhibition and Fair Saturday, Nov. 17 Hunter College of The City University of New York West Building 695 Lexington Ave., Manhattan 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Free For more info,
From the Mailbox Earlier this year, I went to Nashville, Tennessee for a journalism seminar. I took my camera to photoblog, of course. I shot a series of photos of Nashville, and I'm happy to report that one of my photos has been selected to be part of a guide. -- Clarisel Here's an excerpt of a letter I received from Emma Williams, managing editor, Schmap Guides: I am delighted to let you know that your submitted photo has been selected for inclusion in the newly released fourth edition of our Schmap Nashville Guide: Music Row Thanks so much for letting us include your photo - please enjoy the guide! Best regards, Emma Williams, Managing Editor, Schmap Guides

at the beach -paper sculpture

at the beach -paper sculpture Originally uploaded by paper art . More pictures of paper art's paper sculpture show. Go to the Oct. 27 entry in this blog for more info. on his current exhibit in NYC or visit his site at flickr.
Arts Featured article "Rotund" and "review" seem to go together. This episode brings you new paintings by Diógenes Ballester, plus a couple of leisurely days in Ballester's hometown of Ponce.
REMINDER CINE_REAL: Two exhibitions about film. * Judith Escalona's "Bx3M: A work in process" * Hector Canonge's "IDOLatries/IDOLatrías" Opening Reception: TONIGHT, Thursday, November 8, 6PM - 8PM Exhibition: November 8 - December 20 Gallery hours: Wed - Sat, 3pm - 7pm MediaNoche 1355 Park Avenue, entrance on East 102nd Street, Storefront (the Northeast corner of East 102nd Street and Park Avenue, El Barrio) For more info, go to the Nov. 3 entry in this blog.
In the Mailbox PR Freedom Album The Welfare Poets, The ProLibertad Freedom Campaign, Boricuation, Raza NYC and other concerned organizations and individuals have come together to collaborate on a fund raising project to directly aid the current Puerto Rican Political Prisoners, incarcerated for fighting for the independence and self-determination of Puerto Rico. Additionally, we also want to assist past political prisoners who have been freed and are now attempting to survive in a system where many channels are closed to them, and even possibly future political prisoners. The Freedom Album with be a musical cd/compilation dedicated to the welfare of our political prisoners. We have united under the name The Puerto Rican Freedom Project. The Puerto Rican Freedom Project has begun to contact Puerto Rican artists of all genres across the US, on the island and elsewhere to let them know about the project and to initiate the process of song submission. Our desire to get a wide range of P
PRSUN TV in the BETA's PRSUN TV has been nominated for a BETA (Bronx Excellence in Television Access) award at Bronxnet, which is this community station's version of the Emmys. The awards show will be tonight at Lehman College, the Bronx. Bronxnet usually airs the show on Channel 67, its signature channel. Wish me luck. PRSUN TV was nominated last year for a BETA in the talk show category. PRSUN TV is a cultural arts show that airs on Bronxnet's Channel 69, the culture channel for independent producers.
Community Calendar Portrait of Loisaida The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural Center invites you to join us for the opening reception of two exhibitions: Opening reception 6:00 - 9:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 8 Portrait of Loisaida CSV Cultural Center invited two accomplished photographers, Clayton Patterson and Marisol Díaz, to capture a community in transition. The Lower East Side of Manhattan, long referred to by its Hispanic residents as "Loisaida", is presently experiencing the shearing forces of gentrification -- multi-million dollar condominium projects sprouting in the midst of neighborhoods that have housed the city's immigrant poor for generations. This exhibition is an opportunity to discuss the tensions that these economic and social changes introduce in the community, and the photos of Patterson and Díaz, two photographers with impressive histories of documenting this community, share their images of the people, institutions, and architecture of a neighborhood in

Justice for Jayson

Justice for Jayson Originally uploaded by prsuncom Commentary Senseless Killing of an Unarmed Man in El Barrio Text and Photo by Ismael Nunez Friends and family of an unarmed man killed in late October in a road rage incident involving an off-duty police officer are demanding justice. Even the Reverend Al Sharpton has come out in support of Jayson Tirado's family. Tirado's relatives and friends have questioned why Officer Sean Sawyer was not immediately arrested when he turned himself in after the shooting on Oct. 22. Sawyer has been suspended without pay and is out free, while a grand jury investigates possible charges. Tirado apparently refused to let the officer's SUV merge with traffic onto an exit ramp in East Harlem. He also apparently gestured at the off-duty officer as if he had a gun. But Tirado of the Lower East Side didn't have a gun. And, he was killed anyway. He was only 25. Elected officials and Tirado's friends and family have voiced their a

Behind the Scenes -- Bx3M

Behind the Scenes -- Bx3M Originally uploaded by clarisel . Our DP Ted


Community Calendar CINE_REAL: Two exhibitions about film. * Judith Escalona's "Bx3M: A work in process" * Hector Canonge's "IDOLatries/IDOLatrías" Opening Reception: Thursday, November 8, 6PM - 8PM Exhibition: November 8 - December 20 Gallery hours: Wed - Sat, 3pm - 7pm MediaNoche 1355 Park Avenue, entrance on East 102nd Street, Storefront (the Northeast corner of East 102nd Street and Park Avenue, El Barrio) For info: or 212-828-0401 ADMISSION: Free Project Descriptions: Judith Escalona's "Bx3M: A work in process" Witness firsthand the ongoing editing of this New York City epic. The director and invited guests (Director of Photography Ted Ciesielski and Actor Jaime Sanchez for starters) go through a performative process of editing. Visitors watch and interact with them. Behind the scenes footage also on display. Hector Canonge's "IDOLatries/IDOLatrías"" An interactive new media work util
071031img_4080s Originally uploaded by Ola Lola .

Arte Ríopedrence

Arte Ríopedrence Originally uploaded by Moliniano .