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Thanks comunidad

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Image by clarisel via Flickr Tonight I will be honored with a 2009 Comite Noviembre "Lo Mejor de Nuestra Comunidad" award at a reception at El Museo del Barrio in NYC's East Harlem. Comite Noviembre is dedicated to preserving Puerto Rican heritage and culture and organizes several cultural and community events in November for Puerto Rican Heritage Month in New York City. Tonight is the kick-off event of the wonderful lineup of activities coming up in the city, which includes the annual Puerto Rican artisans fair. I am honored to receive this "Lo Mejor" award with a wonderful lineup of fellow boricua movers and shakers. Several of them belong to the Puerto Rico Sun online community and are supportive of our mission. The other recipients are Nydia Edgecombe, Director, Alumni Relations, Eugenio María de Hostos Community College, Ibrahim González, host of WBAI -99.5, Melinda González, folk lyric historian and Bombera for Bomba Yo!, Rev. Carmen Hernandez, Pas

History of Puerto Rican Art Movement in New York City seminar

Community calendar Research Seminar "An illustrated History of the Puerto Rican Art Movement in New York City" Presenter: Yasmin Ramirez, Centro Researcher 6 p.m. Tonight Centro Conference Room, Hunter College, 1437 East Bldg., Manhattan Refreshments will be served http://www.centropr.org/events.html?event=58

Celebrate Puerto Rican Heritage Month in NYC

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Community calendar COMITÉ NOVIEMBRE mes de la herencia puertorriqueña SAVE THE DATES THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2009 CN’S 23RD ANNUAL KICK-OFF CELEBRATION EL MUSEO DEL BARRIO , NEW YORK CITY FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2009 CN’S 14TH ANNUAL GALA CELEBRATING 23 YEARS OF PUERTO RICAN HERITAGE MONTH THE NY HILTON, NEW YORK CITY SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2009 COMITÉ NOVIEMBRE AND HOSTOS PRESENT JESÚS OMAR RIVERA EL BORICUAZO Puertorriqueñidad…Defendiendo nuestra imagen HOSTOS CENTER FOR THE ARTS & CULTURE THEATRE, BRONX, NY SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2009 CN’S FOURTH ANNUAL ARTISANS FAIR & EXHIBIT CN’S FIRST ANNUAL HEALTH FAIR EUGENIO MARÍA DE HOSTOS COMMUNITY COLLEGE, BRONX, NEW YORK SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2009 CN’S 15TH ANNUAL DAY OF COMMUNITY SERVICE & SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IPRHE’S UPACA SENIOR CENTER, NEW YORK CITY COMITÉ NOVIEMBRE C/O IPRHE, 105 EAST 22ND STREET – 6TH FLOOR NEW YORK, NY 10010 FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL: (212) 677-4181 OR (914) 263

PRSUN Radio chats with County of Kings' Lemon Andersen

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Lemon Andersen is my guest Wednesday at 11 a.m. on PRSUN Radio at www.blogtalkradio.com/prsunradio . County of Kings is playing now in NYC. About Lemon and his County of Kings: Half Puerto Rican. Half Norwegian. Two-time felon. One hell of a show. Featured earlier this year as part of The Public Theater's Under The Radar Festival,Lemon Andersen's County of Kings gives a tough, yet poignant biographical account of a good kid growing up in an unforgiving environment. Lemon, whose parents met at a methadone clinic and passed away from AIDS, served two prison sentences before he was 21 and won a Tony before he turned 30. His on-stage memoir touches on young love, the birth of hip hop, slinging crack, ballet, stealing car parts, prison, and poetry as he takes the audience on an astonishing and surprising one-man journey toward self-discovery. Weaving hard-edged drama with urban poetry, the Brooklyn born and bred performer tells his coming-of-age story with profound honesty, c

NYC to show its solidarity with Puerto Rico's National Strike

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There will be a rally tomorrow at 5 p.m. in New York City in support of the national strike in Puerto Rico . This comes after Puerto Rico Gov. Luis Fortuño laid off thousands of government workers earlier this month, citing the island's poor economy as the culprit that has led him to make some tough decisions in this difficult financial time. But the layoffs have led different sectors on the island to engage in civil disobedience . The national strike on the island is also tomorrow. To participate in NYC's rally: 5 p.m. Thursday, October 15th PRFAA, 135 West 50th street (between 6th & 7th Avenues), Manhattan The NYC Chapter of National Congress of Puerto Rican Rights is a sponsor. Puerto Rico Sun is in solidarity. While it is true that the governor did need to cut workers from the government payroll because it is too big, the sudden number of layoffs are just too drastic and negatively impact too many poor and working class families on the island. These

Luis Muñoz Marín: The New York Years

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Community calendar Research Seminar & Exhibit Luis Muñoz Marín : The New York Years Presenter: Mario Pérez Miranda, Centro Dissertation Fellow Exhibition launch, reception to follow Thursday, October 15, 6:00 pm Centro Library (at Hunter College) East Bldg. 3rd Floor, Main Library Entrance, Manhattan http://www.centropr.org/events.html?event=56

PRSUN Radio chats with Pepper Negron

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My upcoming guest is Pepper Negron, director , screenwriter , filmmaker, photographer , dreamer... Go to my entry at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/prsunradio . The show will air at 9 p.m. Wednesday. UPDATE: To listen to my interview with Pepper Negron, go to my archives at http://blogtalkradio.com/prsunradio .

NYC cultural act to protest book ban in Puerto Rico

In the mailbox Hola Familia As many of you know several literary works - including "El Entierro de Cortijo/Cortijo's Wake" by Edgardo Rodríguez Juliá and Aura by Carlos Fuentes - have been banned in Puerto Rico by the conservative right party currently in power. This is an act of devolution that sets our society back by hundreds of years and its an action usually associated with intolerant and totalitarian governments. This is why El Puerto Rican Embassy is calling for all Puerto Rican/Nuyorican artists, writers and educators to join us on Sunday, October 11, 2009 at 2 p.m. in front of Rev. Pedro Pietri's mural on 104th Street for a Cultural Act that will be photographed and videotaped in order to support writers and artists in Puerto Rico and show solidarity with this new struggle they are now facing. Below I have included an Embassy press release and I have also attached a more creative version I've designed to reference official documents that have been

One sato at a time...Un sato a la vez: New York, New York

One sato at a time...Un sato a la vez: New York, New York I am hoping to interview the folks of Save a Sato for a future PRSUN Radio show. For more information on the good work of Save a Sato, visit http://saveasato.org

PRSUN Wiki

NEW: Puerto Rico Sun Communications Wiki at http://puertoricosun.wikia.com This is a work in progress.