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Featured story: From NY to PR

By Harry Marquez   In 1958, I recall the very first steps Puerto Ricans took to create the first Puerto Rican Parade. It united people across restricted boundaries set by street gangs. Puerto Ricans  always loved their culture, but now we wanted to express our pride to the rest of the world.  Everyone in El Barrio was involved in doing something to make this first parade a success. The Barrio found common ground in its efforts to show cultural pride.  For more, go to