¡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 […]

Puerto Rican politikal prisoner Oscar López urgently needz to be released from prison

Editorial, El Nuevo Día   http://www.elnuevodia.com/opinion/editoriales/urgeexcarcelaralpresoboricuaoscarlopez-editorial-2261726/   Wise leaders are guided by justice, and a just act is precisely what president Barack Obama should do, granting freedom to U.S. prisoner Oscar López Rivera, whose prolonged imprisonment defies respect for human rights.   What we are asking of the U.S. leader is a humanitarian act that […]

Support Puerto Rico! NYC July 25th Demo!

  Brothers and Sisters, With the recent adoption of the PROMESA legislation, Puerto Rico’s colonial reality has become far more blatant than ever.  The need for popular dissent and solidarity is now; ProLibertad is organizing a rally/picket to denounce the 118th anniversary of the invasion of the island, on Monday July 25th at 26 Federal […]