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New York City, Birthplace of the Puerto Rican Flag

By Efrain Nieves Today, as Puerto Rican flags are waved along Fifth Avenue in New York City,  one thing must be noted: it was in this very city that the first Puerto Rican flag, not to be confused with the Lares flag, was first conceived and sewn. The year was 1892, according to some historical […]

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The Influence of Arabic Words in the Spanish language

by Efrain Nieves Last week on my way to work, a man stopped me to ask for the time. Upon answering him in Spanish, and as we got on the bus and started on our way to our destination, he respectfully remarked about my broken Spanish. A few minutes into our conversation regarding the Spanish […]

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Afro Latinos Who Broke Color Barriers in Major League Baseball by Team

This past April 15th, baseball celebrated 66 years since the debut of the first African American to play in Major League Baseball  in the modern era, Jackie Robinson. While we honored the importance of this historical event, we began to think of the many Afro Latinos who played in the league, and that is when we stumbled […]

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