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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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 →

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Statements From Eecteds Officials On FEMA’s Temporary Assistance Extension For Puerto Ricans In NYC

“For far too many of our fellow Americans in Puerto Rico, the Temporary Shelter Assistance Program means the difference between a roof over their heads or homelessness,” said Congressman Joe Crowley, Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus. Continue Reading →

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Harlem Rep Espaillat On FEMA Decision To Vacate Puerto Rican Families From Temporary NYC Housing

Today, Representative Adriano Espaillat, issued the following statement in reaction to news that FEMA will immediately cutoff temporary relocation services for nearly 90 families who sought refuge in communities throughout the United States, including in New York City. Continue Reading →

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FCNY & Western Union Foundation Give Grant To Red Cross For PR Hurricane Relief

The Financial Service Centers of New York (FSCNY), the trade organization that represents the check-cashing industry in the State of New York, has joined forces with the Western Union Foundation Continue Reading →

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Harlem Rep. Espaillat Announces Guest For State Of The Union And Continues Relief Work

Congressman Adriano Espaillat has been among the most vocal congressional leaders in his calls for emergency federal relief and resources to Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria’s landfall in September. Continue Reading →

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Uptown Flavor All Over Miranda, Nas, Dave East And Aloe Blacc’s ‘Wrote My Way Out’ Video

Rolling Stones reports that Lin-Manuel Miranda teams with New York rappers Nas and Dave East and singer Aloe Blacc for the new video “Wrote My Way Out,” the January offering from the Hamilton star’s “Hamildrops” series. Continue Reading →

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