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Reflections of a Puerto Rican Teaching US Latina/o Literature in the Midwest

In a time when students, especially at high school level, hardly ever learn about literature or history other than the predominantly Anglo-Saxon curriculum school boards approve, we owe educators like Professor Marisel Moreno much more than words can say for promoting Latino studies. The end result may vary from stripping young minds off of unconscious bias to […]

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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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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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