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Happy Puerto Rican Heritage Month


Siempre, Luis (2020): Official Trailer on Pioneering Activist Luis Miranda Jr.

A story that embodies the tenacity and passion of the American Dream,  SIEMPRE, LUIS , debuting  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6 (9:00 p.m. ET/PT)  during National Hispanic Heritage Month, is a portrait of the pioneering activist Luis A. Miranda Jr. Luis is a decades-long fighter for Latino communities, a key player in the New York and national political arena, and a loving father of three – including the award-winning composer, lyricist and actor, Lin-Manuel Miranda.   The film will be available on HBO and to stream on HBO Max.    Directed by first-time filmmaker John James, the film had its World Premiere at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival.  The documentary centers on Luis A. Miranda Jr. who left Vega Alta, Puerto Rico for New York City in the 1970s. Filmed over the course of a year, Luis’ devotion to family and country propels him forward despite recent health issues. Always searching for ways to assist communities in need, particularly when his beloved Puerto Rico is suffering, Luis moves to

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@ The People's Puerto Rican March in support of Black Lives Matter

The People's Puerto Rican march yesterday in Harlem To view more photos, visit my album . (photos by Clarisel Gonzalez)

National PR Day Parade TV Special this Sunday

LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA, ROSIE PÉREZ, ESAÍ MORALES, GILBERTO SANTA ROSA, LA INDIA AND PEDRO CAPÓ AMONG THE STARS HEADLINING THE NATIONAL PUERTO RICAN DAY PARADE TV SPECIAL ON JUNE 14 Program to feature the traditional Afro-Puerto Rican dance, Bomba, historically used as an artistic and peaceful form of protest and cultural pride Commemorative TV special to air on June 14 on ABC7 in New York and streamed live on at noon EDT, and on ABC7/KGO-TV San Francisco at 2:00pm PDT The National Puerto Rican Day Parade announces an all-star lineup of Puerto Rican luminaries from television, film, music and theater to headline the commemorative TV special to air on WABC-TV channel 7 on June 14 at noon EDT, given the postponement of the 63rd Annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade that normally takes place on 5th Avenue, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Confirmed artists include Lin-Manuel Miranda, Rosie Pérez, Esaí Morales, Gilberto Santa Rosa, La India, Victor Manuelle, Ivonne Coll

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Three Kings Day Parade in El Barrio

El Museo del Barrio's 43rd Annual Three Kings Day Parade and Celebration titled "Nuestros Barrios Unidos: Celebrating our Collective Strength" was on January 6 in East Harlem. The parade theme honored the city's immigrant and migrant communities of past and present. Here are some parade photos by Ismael Nunez: