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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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Ron Rivera

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

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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