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W.H.E.E.L.S.’ Petition Against School Violence Pro Big Brother Big Sister

Students at Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School (WHEELS) need our help in reaching their goal of 600 signatures (only 73 to go) on their petition to help stop school violence and become eligible for the Big Brother, Big Sister program. It’s free and takes just a few seconds of your time. Let’s do it familia! Stop […]

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Women’s History Month: Activist Carmen Delgado Votaw

Puerto Rico native Carmen Delgado Votaw is a renowned activist moved and inspired to action by Dr. Martin Luther King’s 1963 March on Washington. She is a leading voice of women’s rights and betterment of children, Latinos, and other minorities throughout the world. http://www.vfa.us Ms. Delgado-Votaw, among other achievements, is recognized as being one of the […]

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Afro Influences by Celia Cruz + Bodega Bamz = “Don Francisco”

Bodega Bamz, born in Spanish Harlem to a Dominican and Puerto Rican family whose real name is Nathaniel De La Rosa, may not be well known at the moment. But, steadily, he is claiming his spot in the urban music genre. His latest hit “Don Francisco” is the perfect fusion of Celia Cruz’s Yemaya (1998), hip-hop/rap and, […]

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José Campeche: One of Our Best Known Rococo Artists

Born on December 23, 1751 in San Juan, Puerto Rico,  José Campeche was the son of Tomás Campeche,  a slave who bought his freedom. Tomás  was a restorer and painter of religious statues thus influencing José at a very young age.  Campeche was also influenced by the exiled Spanish court painter Luis Parets Alcázar. Among some of his most notable work […]

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The Artist: An Emilia Cruz Story

We are ecstatic to partner with international mystery author Carmen Amato to bring you The Artist: An Emilia Cruz Story about Acapulco’s first and only female detective. During the month of February you can register here to download a free copy. The book, one in a series of mystery novels, is also inspired by poet Javier […]

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Ron Rivera First Latino Named NFL Coach of the Year

Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera made history today when he was named 2013 NFL coach of the year by Associated Press, making him the first Latino to win the award. Rivera is only one of three Latinos in history to coach an NFL team. The Panthers also rewarded Rivera after leading his team to […]

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Paredes Family Meets with Legislative Sponsors: Commemoration Ceremony for “Angelie’s Law”

Six months to the day of losing their little girl, Jairo Paredes and Maylin Hago attended the Commemoration Ceremony with the legislative sponsors of Angelie’s Law bearing their daughter’s name. New Jersey Senators Nick Sacco, Sandra Cunningham, Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, Assemblywoman Angelica Jimenez, Assemblyman Charles Mainor as well as other local elected officials offered […]

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