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 →

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 →

Senator And Assemblyman Surprise Ex-Harlem Resident On Her 99th Birthday

New York State Senator Tony Avella (D) and Assemblyman Ed Braunstein (D-Bayside) made a surprise appearance and presentation of honorary proclamations to Luz Olmo Hernandez as she celebrated her 99th birthday alongside family and friends Saturday, August 5th 2017. Continue Reading →