Tag Archives: New York City

New York City, Birthplace of the Puerto Rican Flag

By Efrain Nieves Today, as Puerto Rican flags are waved along Fifth Avenue in New York City,  one thing must be noted: it was in this very city that the first Puerto Rican flag, not to be confused with the Lares flag, was first conceived and sewn. The year was 1892, according to some historical […]

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The Nuyorican Youth: It’s Time We Help

By Efrain Nieves The million dollar question is, who is helping our Puerto Rican youth?  I have read 3 articles stating a high percentage of  Puerto Ricans between the ages of 16-24 living in New York are dropping out of school, not registering for college and are unemployed. In fact, Puerto Ricans rate lower than any […]

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