The Slow Response to Hurricane Damage in Puerto Rico and Completely Neglected U.S. Virgin Islands Reflects Legacy of Racism and Colonialism 

Source: BlackCommentator.com June 21, 2018 – Issue 747: The Slow Response to Hurricane Damage in Puerto Rico and Completely Neglected U.S. Virgin Islands Reflects Legacy of Racism and Colonialism – Color of Law By David A. Love, JD, BC Executive Editor Advertisements

Puerto Rico: 120 Years of Imperialist Exploitation and Oppression

In 1898, U.S. military forces invaded and occupied Puerto Rico as part of the Spanish-American War. The victory over Spain established the U.S. as the unquestioned major power in the Caribbean and much of South America (and its seizure of the Philippines positioned it as a power in the Pacific and Asia). The U.S., the […]

¡Viva Puerto Rico!

  Digital Album Streaming + Download Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Buy Now  $25 USD  or more Send as Gift 1. Taina Asili – Sofrito (DJ Johnny Juice Remix) 05:17 2. Lila Downs – La Llorona 04:35 3. Ana Tijoux – Luchín 05:17 4. Nomadic Massive – Resurección 03:40 5. Chancha […]

To Be Black, Brown and In Between in 2017

by Jessica Floyd and Nina Vázquez Jessica Floyd is the daughter of Gregory Floyd. Jessica Floyd (2018; Politics and Government with minors in Africana Studies, Communications and Sociology) and Nina Vázquez (2019; Criminal Justice and Politics and Government with a focus in Race and Ethnic Inequalities) are students at the University of Hartford.   Many […]

The Puerto Rican Colony, Oscar Lopez Rivera and the Politics of Parades

Iris Morales, attorney, activist, educator, filmmaker and author recently of Through the Eyes of Rebel Women: The Young Lords 1969 – 1976 joined us once again to discuss Puerto Rican colonization, the freedom of Oscar Lopez Rivera and the politics of the Puerto Rican Day Parade. See our previous interview with Iris Morales here!

Oscar López Rivera speaks: In exclusive statement, man at center of Puerto Rican Parade controversy says ‘we must shift the focus’

Rivera in May (CARLOS GIUSTI/AP)  I am very proud to be Puerto Rican, and the National Puerto Rican Day Parade leadership and friends inspire in me even more pride in my community, as it gets ready to provide a space for Puerto Ricans to come together and celebrate our culture, heritage and contributions to society. This […]

Five Years Later: Remembering Puerto Rican Nationalist Leader Filiberto Ojeda Ríos

by Elma Beatriz Rosado, Juan A. Ocasio Rivera   Organized political movements advocating independence of Puerto Rico have existed since the mid-19th century. This month their eyes will be riveted on Washington as the U.S. Congress reviews legislation proposing a change in the island’s status. This year marks the anniversary of the assassination of Puerto […]

The Puerto Rican Revolution Will Not Have Corporate Sponsors

The only thing shocking about all the corporate sponsors pulling their support for the 60th annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade is that people are actually shocked. These Wall Street patrons — Goya, AT&T, JetBlue, Coca-Cola, Constellation Brands (makers of Corona, Modelo and an ocean of wine), the Yankees, the Daily News and their ilk — were […]

A Bicentennial Without a Puerto Rikan Kolony

by Piri Thomas (1975)   Published in The Crisis, December 1975. As the United States prepared to celebrate the Bicentennial of the American revolution of 1776, anti-imperialists sought to call the nation back to its anti-colonial routes. A focus of many activists was the continuing U.S. control of the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico, which […]

A Global Vision: Ana Livia Cordero And The Puerto Rican Liberation Struggle

BY SANDY PLACIDO *This is the final post in our blog series on Women, Gender and Pan-Africanism edited by Keisha N. Blain. Blog posts in this series examine how women and gender have shaped Pan-Africanist movements and discourses in the United States, Europe, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. In this post, Sandy Placido places Dr. Ana Livia Cordero at the […]