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Hurricane Maria Means More Media

The aftermath of Hurricane Maria has created an unprecedented focus on Puerto Rico by the mainstream and alternative media in the last month or so. It’s been rather bewildering how much energy has been devoted to covering Puerto Rico after what has been essentially a media blackout for most of the island’s tenure as a colony of the United States. 328 more words

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Puerto Rico: Belonging to, But Not Part of

The Trump administration’s delay in sending real aid to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria is a distasteful display of colonialist racism. But it’s par for the course: our citizenship has always been second-class. 1,355 more words

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Residente vs. Tempo: Reggaetón Battle Of The Century

What’s revealed when two Puerto Rican MCs face off

Beefs and clap-back answer songs are a tradition in hip-hop, from Biggie versus Tupac and Jay Z versus Nas all the way back to Roxanne Shanté versus… 1,104 more words

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How Do We Build the Future of Latinos in the Age of Trump?

May 15 2017, 11:09 am ET

In April I was invited to Yale Law School to attend a conference put together by the American Bar Foundation for their research initiative “ 1,692 more words

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Oscar López Rivera and the Colonial Truth of Puerto Rico

The campaign to free Puerto Rican nationalist Oscar López Rivera, a political prisoner confined in a US federal penitentiary since 1981, has dominated various sectors of Puerto Rican activism for the last decade. 1,161 more words

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