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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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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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Recognizing Latina Activists and Artists: Manzano, Gómez & Anzaldúa

Sonia Manzano Award winning actress, born in 1950 in Linwood, NJ and raised in South Bronx, NY. She is better  known as Maria the first Latino character cast for Sesame Street.  A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, Ms. Manzano has also written several scripts for the show and won fifteen Emmy’s for doing so. Among her other […]

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