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¿Sabías que? Did You Know Poetess Gertrudis de Avellaneda?

Gertrudis Gomez de Avellaneda, better known as “La Pelegrina (pilgrim),” was a prominent Cuban poetess of Spanish origin. Her poems dominated the romance genre of the 19th century. She was born March 23, 1814 , Puerto Príncipe, Cuba and died Feb. 1, 1873 , in Madrid, Spain. depositphotos.com Gomez de Avellaneda voiced her discontent over slavery in Cuba in her book “Sab“. She […]

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Paredes Family

Angelie’s Law Grants Family Comfort After Tragic Loss

A couple of months ago we wrote about how a community in Hudson County, N.J. rallied behind a young couple who lost their eight-month old baby, Angelie Paredes, to the hands of a distracted jitney bus driver yakking away on his cell. A jitney, or small commuter bus, can circulate in our area unregulated, in […]

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Puerto Ricans in the fields on Maui, circa 1920. In the plantation camps where laborers lived, managers segregated them by nationality.

Manuel O. Sanchez: Puerto Rican Civil Rights Activist

On March 2, 1917 the United States enacted the The Jones–Shafroth Act granting U.S. citizenship to Puerto Ricans. However, Puerto Ricans that had migrated to Hawaii, by then an already U.S. territory, were not recognized as U.S. Citizens until later that year. In 1899 Puerto Rico was hit by a  devastating hurricane by the name of San […]

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