Festival Brings Crowd Before Puerto Rican Day Parade To East Harlem

It’s the largest Latin street festival in New York City — a celebration of the Puerto Rican community of East Harlem and beyond. Continue Reading →

East Harlem’s African/Afro-Caribbean Legendary Poet Julia de Burgos 1914 – 1953

Julia de Burgos, February 17, 1914 – July 6, 1953, was a poet from Puerto Rico. As an advocate of Puerto Rican independence, she served as Secretary General of the Daughters of Freedom, the women’s branch of the Puerto Rican Nationalist Party. Continue Reading →

Harlem Rep. Espaillat Holds Roundtable On Impact On The Dominican Republic (Spanish)

Today, Congressman Adriano Espaillat, hosted a Member roundtable to discuss the impact of Section 232 tariffs on the Dominican Republic and continued efforts to rebuild Puerto Rico. Continue Reading →

National PR Day Parade Launches 2018 Scholarship Program

This year the program will award 100 scholarships valued at $2,000 each, for a total $200,000, to exceptional students of Puerto Rican descent that are making a difference in their communities. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio, Speaker Mark-Viverito Announce Aid For Hurricane Maria Residents

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Harlem Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito today announced a public-private partnership to provide over $1.5 million worth of supplies… Continue Reading →

Puerto Ricans Who Moved To Harlem After Hurricane Maria Are Living In Uncertainity

Buzzfeed reports that Puerto Ricans who fled the storm-ravaged island for New York City in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria are living in a state of uncertainty. Continue Reading →

Public Testimony From Puerto Ricans Impacted By Hurricanes Irma And Maria In Harlem

A Town Hall meeting featuring first-hand eyewitness accounts of the devastation and reports in the aftermath of hurricanes Irma and Maria in Puerto Rico will be held Monday, December 11, 2017 at 6pm at the MNN El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center, co hosted by Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN). Continue Reading →

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