NYC Deploys 24 Additional Personnel To Puerto Rico To Assist In The Response To Earthquakes

Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced that New York City will deploy 24 additional City personnel to Puerto Rico to support the City of San Juan. Continue Reading →

Signature Petition Drive Asking President Trump & HUD To End Aid Blockage To PR

Power4PuertoRico, a national coalition of organizations and leaders who advocate for the rebuilding of Puerto Rico and support for displaced families following the aftermath of hurricanes Irma and Maria. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio Increases Target For Awards For M/WBES To $25B By 2025 During SOMOS Tour

Mayor Bill de Blasio, First Lady Chirlane McCray, Director of the Mayor’s Office of Minority & Women-owned Business Enterprises (M/WBE) Jonnel Doris, and Commissioner of the Department of Small Business Services Gregg Bishop Continue Reading →

Meet The Fabulous Food And The Chefs Behind Puerto Rico’s Buzzing New Dining Scene

With deep roots in Harlem, as Puerto Rico emerges from the shadows of tragedy, a small but mighty generation of expat chefs is returning to the island to give its long-lagging culinary scene a dash of new hope. Continue Reading →

Attending The 2018 SOMOS Conference In Puerto Rico Gave Me A New Affinity For My Culture

By Juan Rosado

This year I got the wonderful chance of being chosen to go to Puerto Rico for the 2018 SOMOS conference with fellow students and through it, to represent Berkeley College as a student leader. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio Announces Dr. Oxiris Barbot As Commissioner Of Health And Mental Hygiene

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced today the appointment of Dr. Oxiris Barbot as Commissioner of the City’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Continue Reading →

Harlem Rep. Espaillat Elected To Serve As Whip Of The Congressional Hispanic Caucus

Today, Representative Adriano Espaillat released the following statement upon his unanimous election to serve as Whip of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. 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 →

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