Tag Archives: Puerto Rican History
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U.S. Invasion of Puerto Rico: Misconceptions vs. Facts

Written and Edited by Efrain Nieves & Victoria Cepeda For Puerto Ricans, July 25th 1898 represents the fateful day when the United States invaded the island.  At the time, the goal was to become independent from Spain. However, the island’s political and economic infrastructure was broken and drained of  resources. Country folks had no idea who the newcomers […]

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Actual photo of the Ponce Massacre by El Imparcial journalist Carlos Torres Morales.

75th Anniversary of La Masacre de Ponce

By Efrain Nieves On Palm Sunday, March 21st 1937, The Puerto Rican Nationalist Party peacefully marched to recognize the ending of slavery by the governing Spanish National Assembly in 1873 and in protest of the imprisonment of Nationalist leader Pedro Albizu Campos by the U.S. government  in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Days before the massacre, organizers of the march received legal permits […]

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First Puerto Rican To Play In The Negro Leagues: Emilio “Millito” Navarro

By Efrain Nieves In the early 1900s Blacks were not allowed to play baseball with Whites due to Jim Crow laws.  Hence, Blacks formed there  own groups of teams and played across the country. In 1920 Andrew “Rube” Foster,  then a former player, helped organize the Negro league with White and Black business owners.  Emilio “Millito […]

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