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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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Luis J. Rodriguez to Become First Latino to Head State Bar of California

Luis J. Rodriguez will become part of history when he is sworn in as the 89th president of the California State Bar in October “which regulates more than 237,000 attorneys in the state” according to  “I’m the first Latino and that’s something to celebrate, especially in the state of California but at the same time, it’s […]

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At LEAP Academy in Camden, NJ, a press conference to announce the three students from Camden who will be participating in the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute's Ready to Lead NextGen program.   Here, US Senator Robert Menendez shakes the hand of Michelle Panchana, who will be participating in the R2L program. ( APRIL SAUL / Staff )

Camden Students to Participate in Latino Youth Leadership Program

By Efrain Nieves Three Camden, NJ students will be attending the 2013 Ready To Lead Next Generation, or R2L NextGen. “During the the week-long program, the students will learn the importance of their role as engaged citizens and how they can affect positive change in their communities and their nation, according to a news release from […]

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