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In this episode, we celebrate the season finale of Puerto Rican Voices with three more segments which include a profile of the Serrano sisters, two world class boxing champions in Brooklyn; a look into the Green Light District initiative led by El Puente which aims to help the community of Los...
To be Puerto Rican is to be proud. In this episode of Puerto Rican Voices (the penultimate of season three!), we bring you three examples of what it means to represent our people. Visual artist María Domínguez does this by working with the community to create large scale murals that represent...
The Puerto Rican community is blessed to have many heroes and icons to look up to, in various fields no less. In this week's episode of Puerto Rican Voices, we spend time with the legendary with author and Sesame Street alum Sonia Manzano. Then we take the hero label quite literally: an interview...
In this episode, Puerto Rican Voices brings you three examples of what it means to build community, whether it be through ethical business practices, creative entrepreneurship, representation in TV, film, and media, or a regional diaspora summit. The first segment features trailblazing designer...
PR Voices S3E4 Puerto Rican Voices: Season 3 Episode 4 (Semilla Cultural) from Center for Puerto Rican Studies on Vimeo . Puerto Rican Voices: Season 3 Episode 4 (El Encuentro) from Center for Puerto Rican Studies on Vimeo . Puerto Rican Voices: Season 3 Episode 4 (RoCa: Rodríguez Calero) from...
This week on Puerto Rican Voices, we stay connected to the island with three segments on the ways in which art, food, and heritage bring together Puerto Ricans across the United States. In the first segment, multimedia storyteller and filmmaker William Caballero talks about his work, including the...
In the following three segments, Puerto Rican Voices visits tennis legend and Olympic gold medalist Gigi Fernández for a candid interview on her life and career; we also learn about the Norris Square Neighborhood Project, a bilingual community center in Philadelphia; and then we take a look at our...
Building community often begins with the individual. In the premiere of the third season of Puerto Rican Voices, we meet three individuals whose accomplishments have inspired a sense of community among the Puerto Rican community as well as the Latino community at large. Carla Cortijo, for example,...
Welcome back to another episode of Puerto Rican Voices! This week we explore the national representation of Puerto Ricans in New York, Connecticut, and Florida. First we speak with Connecticut’s Nelson Gonzalez, founder Sofrito Magazine, an online culinary website. In our next segment, we speak...
This week on Puerto Rican Voices, we explore the musical landscape of puertorriqueñidad between New York City and Orlando, Florida. In our first segment, we speak with Miguel Angel “Mike” Amadeo, owner of the famous Casa Amadeo music store of the Bronx. Next, we head to Orlando to interview the...
Welcome back to another episode of Puerto Rican Voices. This week, we’re splitting time between New York and Chicago. In the first segment, we spend some time with Dr. Marta Moreno Vega, founder of the Caribbean Cultural Center and African Diaspora Institute. Next, we profile artist Jorge Luis...
Puerto Rican communities across the nation have been working hard to cultivate our heritage. This is best showcased by the presence of cultural institutions and individuals who are dedicated to elevating our history and culture. Tune into this week’s episode of Puerto Rican voices to learn more...
Across the nation Puerto Rican cultural institutions express themselves differently. From museums to dance crews people come come together with the common goal of advancing and preserving the Boricua roots that we hold dear. In this week’s episode of Puerto Rican voices, we introduce you to three...
For a community like ours there will always be a utilitarian aspect to the arts, especially when it comes to documenting our experiences. From street murals to music to really any form of artistic expression, art helps us to honor the past while sharing something with future generations. In this...
New York. Philadelphia. Chicago. Three major cities where stateside Puerto Ricans have installed themselves, over the course of decades, as part of the historical and cultural landscape. Moreover, these three cities also represent the diaspora in a classical sense, and represent the largest Puerto...