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Marchers wanted for Three Kings Parade in El Barrio

Featured Three Kings Day events From El Museo del Barrio: 35th Annual Three Kings Day Parade Friday, January 6, 2012 10:30am - 12:00pm El Barrio Our favorite time of year is upon us! Join us as we celebrate the 35th Anniversary of our time-honored procession through the streets of El Barrio. Spirit and joy abound as we parade with camels, music, colorful puppets, dancing, and parrandas on this magical day. The parade route begins at 106th St. and Madison Ave. and ends at 115th St and Park Ave. All are welcome to attend! Teachers and Talent, please note that registration is still open to march with us in the parade. School Groups, Community Organizations, and families are also encouraged to participate. To register: go here or email Here's another Three Kings event: THE THREE KINGS/ I LOS TRES REYES MAGOS  arrive at TEATRO SEA  On January 6,   2012, the light from a star will lead the Three Kings to Teatro SEA, New York’s Only L

Holiday Coat/Book Drive Networking Event in the Bronx | PRLog

Holiday Coat/Book Drive Networking Event in the Bronx | PRLog

Please vote PRSUN for chance to win $10K

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Cotto gets his revenge at the right place

Sports By Ismael Nuñez In their first bout in Las Vegas, boxer Antonio Margarito had his hands padded enough to do serious harm to Miguel Cotto. It was not a clean fight. That's for sure. In their second fight last weekend at Madison Square Garden, Cotto got his revenge, winning almost every round and scoring a Technical Knockout. Two reasons why Cotto won: 1. He fought toe to toe with his opponent hardly staying away from the ropes. 2. Margarito was in the wrong place. Cotto was in the right place he’s fought at the garden in the past and has not lost a fight at the garden. While Margarito claimed that Cotto "hits like a girl," Margarito's face was red and his eye was completely shut. He was hurt so badly that ringside physician had no choice but to stop the fight in the beginning of the tenth round with Cotto retaining his WBA Super Welterweight and proving he was the real champion. Ismael Nuñez is a freelance writer based in East Harlem. (photo by Cla

Puerto Ricans in New York Face Persistent Struggles - WNYC

Puerto Ricans in New York Face Persistent Struggles - WNYC It's not a pretty picture for Puerto Ricans in New York. This is not a new story, but many of the same problems persist. That's for sure. Something must be done, but what?

'I Am...We Are Muevete'

By Ismael Nuñez After several years on hiatus, Muevete is back. Earlier this month, the Muevete youth conference was held in the South Bronx. Activists, student organizations, and community based organizations bonded at the BronxWorks Cornerstone Betances Community Center on St. Ann’s Avenue for the 13th annual Muevete conference. Muevete is the Spanish word for “move yourself,” and the young and older people in the conference were definitely doing moving. They were moving in the memory of one of their own who died too soon. They were moving to help make the quality of lives of today's young people better. The previous Muevete conferences were hosted at bigger named venues such as Columbia University, Hunter College, and City College. But they stopped. Lissette Nieves said she believed it was important to reactivate the youth conference. She spoke about her old Muevete friend Daniel Mejia who died earlier this year at the age of 32 from complications of pancreatitis. She me

El musical sobre el pelotero Roberto Clemente obtiene un jonrón

Teatro Por Antonio Bones En su empeño por llevar al público lo más selecto de su repertorio, la Sociedad Educativa de las Artes (SEA por sus siglas en inglés), continúa presentando el éxitoso musical “DC-7: La historia de Roberto Clemente” en su sala teatral, ubicada en el centro cultural Clemente Soto Vélez del bajo Manhattan, Nueva York. Adicionando el Festival Puertorriqueño Borimix a su temporada 2011-2012, la compañía de histriones emprende una nueva jornada teatral que conforma a un equipo, por igual, selecto de artistas y técnicos. Todos comprometidos a encumbrar la escena local con una historia cargada de valijas, ritmos trepidantes, memorias, y sucesos que plantaron huellas en la historia del continente americano, El Caribe y otras latitudes. Concebida por el ingenio del teatrero, educador y cineasta puertorriqueño, Luis Caballero, la pieza teatral exalta la unificación familiar, la disciplina atlética, el choque cultural de los inmigrantes, la barrera idiomática, el

'The Roberto Clemente Story' musical to premiere in NYC

Featured Puerto Rican Heritage Month event Looking forward to seeing The Roberto Clemente Story musical this Saturday. Here is the press release: The Society of the Educational Arts, Inc. (SEA), during its 6th Annual BORIMIX: Puerto Rico Fest, is proud to present the World Premiere of DC-7 , The Roberto Clemente Story , a musical about the life and legacy of the Baseball Hall of Famer and humanitarian. This limited run of 12 performances at Teatro SEA (107 Suffolk Street, between Rivington and Delancey Streets) begins November 11 (Opening Gala Performance) and ends December 4. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, and Sundays at 6pm. Clemente, right-fielder for the Pittsburg Pirates (1955-1972), was one of the most beloved figures in the history of the MLB. He was the first Latino to win a World Series as a rookie (1960.) He also won the MVP Award (1966) and the World Series MVP Award (1971.) He finished his career with over 3,000 hits and 12 Golden Glove Award

POEMobile: Nuyorican Poets/Founding Voices

Featured community event A White Wing Brushing the Building POEMobile: Nuyorican Poets/Founding Voices TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8th, 2011, 7-8:30 p.m. Nuyorican Poets Café, 236 East 3rd St. btw Aves B & C in Manhattan. Featured poets: Tato Laviera , Jesús Papoleto Meléndez , Lois Elaine Griffith , Louis Reyes Rivera , Sandra María Esteves and special tribute to Jorge Brandon & Piri Thomas . A free-to-the-public event.

Understanding Afro-Puerto Rican and Other Afro-Latin@ Cultures

Community calendar Understanding Afro-Puerto Rican and Other Afro-Latin@ Cultures Winner of the 2011 American Book Award Presenters: Miriam Jiménez Román and Juan Flores Book signing by Editors of The Afro-Latin@ Reader Discussants: Karen-Juanita Carillo and Natasha Gordon-Chipembere Wednesday, Oct. 26, 6-8 p.m. Faculty Dining Room West Building, 8th Floor Hunter College, NYC Events are subject to change. For update information visit us at or call (212) 396-6545. Centro Events are free of charge.

Tiny Puerto Rican Tree Frog, Recently Discovered, Proposed for Endangered Species Act Protection

Tiny Puerto Rican Tree Frog, Recently Discovered, Proposed for Endangered Species Act Protection Yes!! Protect el coqui llanero.

Serrano Urges Inclusion of All Puerto Ricans in Status Plebiscite

Politics Says the Serrano Amendment Must Be Included as in the Past Washington, DC – Congressman José E. Serrano has urged the inclusion of all Puerto Rican-born people in a status plebiscite, regardless of where they now reside. This plebiscite condition, known as the Serrano Amendment, has been attached to virtually every consensus status bill since the 1990s. Serrano said “excluding people who left the island for economic or social reasons in the past silences a segment of the Puerto Rican family which deserves to weigh in on a final status arrangement.” “From the time I came to Congress and began to work on the status issue, I have always said that those Puerto Ricans who are now living off the island must be included in any decision on the final permanent status,” said Serrano. “I reached out to the political leaders in Puerto Rico today to remind them that this provision has been part of every consensus bill over the past decade, and has been agreed to by all political par


Community calendar “Re-Imaginings” Photographic Art Exhibit in conjunction with the HOLAfestival Series of Staged Play Readings as official event of the NYC Latin Media & Entertainment Week The Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors (HOLA), the nation’s longest running active arts advocacy organization for Latino actors, is proud to present "Re-imaginings," a photographic art exhibit, in conjunction with the HOLAfestival series of staged play readings. Both the photographic exhibit and the staged play readings feature and showcase the talent of HOLA members and both will take place at the Abrazo Interno Gallery located at the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center (CSV), 107 Suffolk Street (between Rivington and Delancey streets) in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center Inc. is a Puerto Rican/Latino cultural institution whose mission is focused on the cultivation, presentation, and preservation of Puerto Ric

Enter book giveaway: 'The Rising Moon' by Nilsa Rodriguez

The Reading Corner Nilsa Rodriguez is a member of the PRSUN online network. She is also the author of "The Rising Moon," a young adult paranormal romance novel, published by Black Dove Publishing. Her debut novel was released on Sept 12th. Enter new giveaway to get an autographed copy of Nilsa's book and more. To get a taste, view the book trailer: Book summary: How many lives must you live to realize that love is stronger than time and death? Orphaned at the age of five, Angelia (Lia) Lafosse was left with questions about whom and what she truly was. One thing was clear. Lia was different…some might even say cursed. With the help of her best friend, Ryan Woodruff, she begins to unlock the secrets of her family's past and discover answers that prove more startling than she ever imagined. Not only was she a werewolf, but a reincarnation of the immortal werewolf, a werewolf with immense powers beyond any of her kind. A werewolf that if discovered by the Lobison

Editor's Picks: PRSUN Photo Project/PR Parade '11

For the National Puerto Rican Day Parade, PRSUN organized a team of contributing photographers to take photos at the parade from their perspective. The images are part of a permanent online gallery titled "PRSUN Photo Project: The 2011 National Puerto Rican Day Parade." Participating photographers included Catherine Fonseca, Eileen McNamee, Kevin Tyson, Oscar Rivera, and Ismael Nunez. This gallery is the Editor's Picks from the online exhibit. While I also participated in the online exhibit as a photographer, this gallery does not include any of my images. Here is a selection of some of my favorite images that my photo colleagues took at the NYC parade on June 12. Editor's Picks: To view the full online PRSUN Photo Project exhibit, which includes images I took at the Puerto Rican parade, visit -- Clarisel Gonzalez/curator

'Fiesta del coqui' at Florida zoo

Featured event If you are in Florida this weekend, go show the Puerto Rican coqui some love. September 24 & 25 Fiesta del Coquí 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Visit the Central Florida Zoo for its annual “Fiesta del Coquí” and party with the coqui with live music, crafts and activities, demonstrations and much more celebrating the Hispanic culture. Enjoy regional cuisines, dance to the sounds of local bands, and be entertained by local dance groups, all celebrating our beloved coqui. Call 407.323.4450 ext. 136 for information.

'Finding Our Latino Ancestors' family history fair in the Bronx

Featured community event The Hispanic Genealogical Society of New York Presents its 6th Annual Hispanic Family History Fair: Finding Our Latino Ancestors Saturday, September 24, 2011 10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. Join your neighbors in this ONE OF A KIND event developed for everyone interested in finding their roots in Puerto Rico and other Latin American countries. The Hispanic Genealogical Society of New York, celebrating its 15th Anniversary, will be at The Bronx Library Center, presenting FREE workshops, where you can: - Learn how to research your family’s roots, without ever leaving New York; - Discover how easy it is to find your family’s history, no matter what Hispanic country your family originated from; - Explore some of the resources that are available with information about your family’s past. This event will feature workshops for anyone who has thought about undertaking this rewarding hobby. Classes offered include Puerto Rican, and general Hispanic genealogy for begin

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@ the NY International Latino Film Fest 'America' red carpet

Scenes from the "America" red carpet event at the NY International Latino Film Festival. Related photos are part of my NYC '11 photo set:

Julia de Burgos stamp dismissed?

Commentary By Steven Maginnis There are few people more deserving of commemoration on a United States postage stamp than Puerto Rican poet Julia de Burgos.  De Burgos, who lived from 1914 to 1953, grew up in poverty in Puerto Rico but managed to go to college through a scholarship and become a teacher - effectively pulling herself up by her own bootstraps.  Later, through involvement with the Puerto Rican Nationalist party, she became a full-time writer and wrote about her love of Puerto Rico, the social struggles of the poor and oppressed, and her own feelings of entrapment and confinement. "Writing in the 1930s through the 1950s," one reviewer for  Publishers Weekly,  commented, "de Burgos was ahead of her time in grasping connections between history, the body, politics, love, self-negation and feminism that would later prove to be the foundations for writers like [Adrienne] Rich and [Sylvia] Plath."      In September 2010, Julia de Burgos - who died

Happy blogosversary PRSUN

PRSUN today celebrates its blogosversary. While PRSUN was born in the summer of 2002 as an e-magazine, I started blogging right here at in the summer of 2004. Here I am at the 116th street festival in East Harlem last month with two interesting characters I met. It has been a pleasure documenting stories and events related to the Puerto Rican community. Thank you for your ongoing support of this multimedia project. PRSUN is currently in transition, but I wanted to take a moment to celebrate this PRSUN blogosversary with my readers, visitors, advertisers and sponsors. Informing, empowering and building community continues to be PRSUN's business and social mission. Happy blogosversary PRSUN. I do love this independent media and art business.

NEW: PRSUN Pic Badge

PRSUN always seeks ways to make our readers and visitors feel as though they are an important part of our business and social mission to inform, empower and build community. This is our newest project: the PRSUN Pic Badge. Show your support of our mission. PRSUN is a social entrepreneurship.

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Salsa and bomba in the Bronx

Free music events in the Bronx to highlight salsa and bomba. Click on images for more information. Visit Visit

The National PR Day Parade in Photos

I attended the Puerto Rican Day Parade and tried to capture a good mix of the parade. My main focus was to document the culture and the people. Enjoy. There are more than 600 photos in my photo set. Also make sure to visit a group photo exhibit on the parade that PRSUN is curating at . Support independent media and art. Photos by Clarisel Gonzalez/PRSUN

One sato at a time...Un sato a la vez: Sterilizing your Dog = Saving a Sato?

One sato at a time...Un sato a la vez: Sterilizing your Dog = Saving a Sato?

Puerto Rico promotes itself as a top travel destination

With President Obama's historic and brief visit to Puerto Rico next week, the island is getting worldwide attention. Puerto Rico Tourism Company officials welcome the spotlight to show off the Caribbean island as a "tropical paradise" worth exploring for its rich history, culture, natural wonders, cuisine, sports and more. Despite headlines of the high unemployment and high crime rate on the island, it is impressive that Puerto Rico has actually seen an increase in tourism this year. Tourism reports that hotel occupancy rates this year increased four percent over the same period last year; the island saw a 34 percent increase in visitors from cruise ships last year an expect an increase this year; and the number of airlines flying to Puerto Rico is up, with nine U.S. airlines now servicing the island and another expected later this year. PRSUN met earlier this week with Ciso Moreno of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company, which has been spent the last few days at the Caribb

Boricua Pride Postage from

Boricua Pride Postage from It's Puerto Rican Parade week in NYC. Stop by the PRSUN shop. Show your support for independent online media and art. Shop features a variety of merchandise featuring original photography by Clarisel Gonzalez. Today's featured product is "Boricua Pride Postage."

Andres Jimenez in the Bronx

Andres Jimenez performs at Hostos in the Bronx Friday night. To view more photos, visit my South Bronx events '11 photo set .

National Puerto Rican Day Parade festival and Mass

Things to do TODAY 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM WHAT: The National Puerto Rican Day Parade, Inc. hosts the 152nd Street Annual Cultural Festival, a street fair celebrating Puerto Rican live music, ethnic food, arts & crafts, and family-fun activities. WHERE: East 152nd Street at Jackson, Concord, Wales, and Tinton Avenues Bronx, NY SUNDAY, JUNE 5TH, 4:00 PM WHAT: Edward Cardinal Egan, Archbishop Emeritus of New York, officiates the 20th Annual Mass marking the start of Puerto Rican Day Parade Week in New York, honoring the memory of the lives lost on September 11th, legendary baseball player Emilio "Millito" Navarro, and Singer Johnny Albino, among others. WHERE: St. Patrick's Cathedral Fifth Avenue at East 50th Street Manhattan ### source: National Puerto Rican Day Parade

Featured photo: Francis Marie Cruz is the new Miss Puerto Rico for the 2011 National PR Day Parade

From left, Juan J. Gonzlez and Rhina Valentín (pageant judges), Francis Marie Cruz (Miss Puerto Rico NPRDP 2011), Helen Troncoso (Miss Belleza Latina 2011) and Madelyn Lugo (presidenta del Desfile Nacional Puertorriqueño, Inc.) (photo by Aracelis Santiago) El Desfile Nacional Puertorriqueño Inc. anunció la elección de Francis Marie Cruz, de 25 años de edad, como ganadora del certamen cultural Miss Puerto Rico NPRDP 2011. La joven residente de Yonkers labora como maestra de educación especial enfocada en niños con autismo. Posee una maestría en educación especial de la Universidad de Pace y un bachillerato en periodismo de la Universidad Estatal de Nueva York (SUNY), recinto de New Paltz. El certamen cultural Miss Puerto Rico NPRDP promueve el orgullo, la autoestima y la educación entre las jóvenes de desendencia puertorriqueña. El evento se realizó el sábado 28 de mayo en la Escuela Intermedia 172, Floral Park, condado de Queens. El certamen en uno de los muchos eventos comunita

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PRSUN Radio chats on the National Puerto Rican Day Parade

PRSUN Radio to chat with parade chairwoman Madelyn Lugo today at 4 p.m. Listen live at . If you miss, catch the archived interview. (photo by Clarisel Gonzalez) UPDATE: To listen to interview with parade chairwoman Madelyn Lugo and press guy Javier Gomez: Listen to internet radio with PRSUN RADIO on Blog Talk Radio

Three boricua Miss Universe winners to march in PR Parade to raise awareness of child homelessness

The National Puerto Rican Day Parade, Inc. (NPRDP), the not-for-profit cultural organization that produces the annual Parade along Fifth Avenue, and American Airlines, the major carrier celebrating 40 years of service to Puerto Rico, joined forces to support Covenant House, the leading Homeless Youth Shelter and Charitable Organization in the United States. In celebration of the 16th Annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade (54th Annual Puerto Rican Day Parade since its inception as a local organization), NPRDP and American Airlines, have recruited three Puerto Rican women who have held the Miss Universe title to march in this year's celebration, scheduled for Sunday, June 12th. Marisol Malaret (Miss Universe 1970), Dayanara Torres (1993) and Zuleyka Rivera (2006) will appear on the American Airlines float and serve as spokespersons for homeless youth issues. American Airlines, Official Airline of the National Puerto Rican Day Parade, has committed to raising awareness of the Cove

Dancing in Manhattan

@ the Dance Parade (Photo by Clarisel Gonzalez) I took more than 350 photos at the Dance Parade. Many dance cultures were represented at the parade including Japan, the Native Americans, Bolivia, and Puerto Rico of course. To view more photos, .

PRSUN Radio chats with Emmy winning standup comedian Mike Robles

PRSUN Radio chats with standup comedian Mike Robles on Monday from 6:30-7 p.m. Listen live or later at . For more information about Mike, visit his website at . He is currently promoting his new CD "WEPA!" LIVE! from the Nuyorican Poets Cafe in New York City, a comedic journey on his life in the Bronx, on being Puerto Rican/Latino, his relationships and the church. NY lives in Mike. ) UPDATE: TO LISTEN TO THE ARCHIVED INTERVIEW: Listen to internet radio with PRSUN RADIO on Blog Talk Radio

Featured Photo: Bronx Puerto Rican Day Parade Queen Krysti Ogando

The Bronx Puerto Rican Day Parade is Sunday along the Grand Concourse. PRSUN is a sponsor. (UPDATE: The May 15th Bronx Puerto Rican Day Parade has been cancelled due to rain, president Francisco Gonzalez confirmed. New date to be determined.) (photo of parade queen Krysti Ogando by Fonseca Fotography)

Applications wanted: 2011 College Awards for undergraduate Puerto Rican women

In the mailbox Dear Friend: We are currently accepting applications for our 2011 College Awards to be presented at our College Awards Gala Dinner Dance at the Marina Del Rey in The Bronx, on Thursday, August 18, 2011. These awards are granted annually to undergraduate Puerto Rican women selected for their academic excellence and service to the community. To be eligible, applicants must send a completed 2011 College Award Application Form to our post office box, listed above, by the deadline date of June 5, 2011 and meet all of the following criteria: 1. Currently matriculated as an undergraduate student in an accredited institution of higher education, having earned a minimum of 12 accumulated credits. 2. Maintained a minimum GPA of 3.0 with no failing grades. 3. Demonstrate service to the community. 4. Provide an official college transcript. 5. Provide two (2) letters of recommendation from a professor, college advisor, employer or supervisor. 6. Submit a suit

BRONX LATINO: Nicole Rodriguez fights to name Bx street in honor of her bro Big Pun

BRONX LATINO: Nicole Rodriguez fights to name Bx street in honor of her bro Big Pun

Latinos Account for More Than Half of Nation's Growth in Past Decade

Census 2010: 50.5 Million Hispanics The 2010 Census counted 50.5 million Hispanics in the United States, making up 16.3% of the total population. The nation's Latino population, which was 35.3 million in 2000, grew 43% over the decade. The Hispanic population also accounted for most of the nation's growth----56%----from 2000 to 2010. Among children ages 17 and younger, there were 17.1 million Latinos, or 23.1% of this age group, according to an analysis by the Pew Hispanic Center, a project of the Pew Research Center. The number of Latino children grew 39% over the decade. In 2000, there were 12.3 million Hispanic children, who were 17.1% of the population under age 18. Although the numerical growth of the Hispanic population since 2000----more than 15 million----surpassed the totals for the previous two decades, the growth rate of 43% was somewhat slower than previous decades. Growth rates topped 50% in the 1980s (53%) and 1990s (58%). Geographically, most Hispanics still

On St. Patrick's Day

(photo by Clarisel Gonzalez) I have always been drawn to St. Patrick's Day. I love all the green and the spirit of the Irish on this day. To view more photos of the parade, go to

Fundraising Dinner With Roberto Alomar

In the mailbox An appeal for help: On April 3rd, 2011 Latino Sports will award our newest Hall Of Fame baseball player, Roberto Alomar with the "Boricua Pride Award" for becoming the 3rd Puerto Rican & 10th Latino to be inducted into the most prestigious baseball museum, The Hall of Fame (HOF). The event is also a fundraiser to rent buses to take kids from the South Bronx to a once in a lifetime experience to Cooperstown, NY on July 24th, 2011 to watch Roberto Alomar get inducted into this prestigious hall and to tour the HOF something that none of these children would ever get a chance to do. If you know of anyone that might be interested in sponsoring, purchasing a table, or tickets, Please let me know ASAP, or pass this information on to them. The 2010 statistics on the Latino youth, particularly the Puerto Rican youth in the South Bronx is enough to make everyone with a conscious do anything to try and help rescue our youth from this desperate situation. Un f

Puerto Rico Governor Signs New Film Tax Incentive Bill

Good to know that Puerto Rico is becoming a more significant player in the world of film and production. I hope more Puerto Rican filmmakers, actors and production crew members will be able to benefit. Here's the press release: Program Provides Additional Tax Credits, Expands List of Eligible Projects and Creates Infrastructure Incentives The Governor of Puerto Rico, Luis G. Fortuño, today signed into law the Economic Incentives for the Development of the Puerto Rico Film Industry Act, a bill that is designed to make Puerto Rico’s current production incentives among the most attractive in the industry, as well as promote the development of state-of-the-art media infrastructure, including high-capacity studios. It also designates the media industry as one of the core sectors of the Governor’s ambitious economic development platform. Under the new law, the government of Puerto Rico has created a series of new incentives and expanded current ones. They include expanded lists


Calendar - DIGITAL DIASPORA FAMILY REUNION - Harlem Stage Boricuas, check your photo archives to be part of this digital diaspora photo and history project in Harlem. Harlem Stage will host Harris' latest creation, Digital Diaspora Family Reunion - a new participatory multimedia initiative where audiences bring history to life through their photographic images and stories. Bring your photo albums, pictures and mementos to Harlem Stage on February 23nd through 25th and share your family stories as part of the DDFR ROADSHOW.

My Journey to Love~

Puerto Rico Sun welcomes guest bloggers. Here's a journal entry by Alicia Anabel Santos about her journey, writer life and love. My Journey to Love~ Alicia Anabel Santos Good morning its 8am in Argentina, 6am in New York…. and my body has not adjusted to the time yet. The journey has been incredible so far. Today, I am thinking about what Paulo Coelho calls, “ones personal legend.” When one goes in search of his personal legend the universe conspires in helping him attain it… The idea that we all must go in search of our personal legends… For me... My personal legend is my writer’s life… from the moment I claimed the title “I AM A WRITER,” to where I am today…. Quitting my very secure job at McGraw-Hill and traveling all across Latin America studying and filming the African Diaspora in Spanish speaking nations. I have put my personal writer’s journey to the side to work on this project… dedicating my life to this amazing project… AFROLATINOS: The Untaught Story www.afrola

To my PRSUN readers

PRSUN blog readers, I haven't forgotten you. This year PRSUN has decided to become more involved in offline community events. Since October, I have been leading and organizing networking events as part of a group I started called The Bronx Entrepreneurs and Business Network. BEBN is an independent grassroots networking group for, by and about Bronx entrepreneurs. To find out more about our networking group, look for BEBN on Facebook or LinkedIn or follow @bxbiz on Twitter. Here is PRSUN's upcoming event. This is a free event. If you are in the NYC area on Feb. 23rd, you are welcome to join us at this networking event for Bronx business professionals. To RSVP, go to . As for PRSUN, join our business page on Facebook, our group on LinkedIn or follow @prsun at Twitter. For now, I am posting PRSUN updates there. Thank you for your ongoing support.

Happy Year of the Rabbit

(photo by Clarisel Gonzalez) PRSUN was at the Chinese New Year celebrations this year in Chinatown. Happy Year of the Rabbit. To view more photos, go to

Three Kings Parade

Three Kings Parade in East Harlem (photo by Clarisel Gonzalez) For more photos, go to