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Historia de Afro Puertorriqueños

While Puerto Ricans are unapologetic in their pride, some tend to downplay their African ancestry. The truth is, Puerto Rico as we know it wouldn’t exist without the cultural influences of African tribes. The racialization of Puerto Rico as a Latin American/Caribbean archipelago and of Puerto Ricans as non-white should not deny the specificity of Afro-Puerto Rican difference.   The Africans that came to Puerto Rico overcame many obstacles and particularly after the Spanish-American War, their descendents helped shape the political institutions of the island. Their contributions to the music, art, language, and heritage became the foundation of Puerto Rican culture. Afrodescendientes boricuas is one such community, who are, at best – forgotten or ignored – and at worst – exoticized, feared, or even hated.   “Afro-Puerto Ricans have to look at themselves through the context of being Puerto Rican, because we are not straight up African.” Some African slaves spoke “Bozal” Spanish, a mixture of Portuguese, Spanish, and the language spoken in the Congo. The African influence in the Spanish spoken in the island can …

Bobbito Ross Pa’lante, Siempre Pa’lante!!

Buen Dia Mi Gente!! “Pa’lante, Siempre Pa’lante” which means “Forward, Always Forward!” – Bobbito Ross Bienvenido, today I will be talking about what has inspired me as an artist and where I will interview other artists, art students, and people involved in the art & entertainment  world and who are community activist in the coming months. I am always touched and empowered by the stories of artists and powerful people in the art world and I wanted to use this opportunity to get to know what inspires others. I wanted to give credit to a few of the artists that have really impacted and inspired me. I started my interviews with my dearest friends and fellow Boricuas, Ponce Solo, Jessica Flores & Iris Toro. Today, I want to introduce you to mi hermano y amigo, Bobbito Ross. Bobbito Ross, also known as, Layzor Ghunnzz is an artist from Jamaica Queens, New York that brings an unique blend of culture, creativity, and spontaneity to his work. Ross, who goes by an English surname, actually is of …

“We Are Still Here!” Indigenous Peoples March Is Heading to D.C. this Friday

INDIGENOUS PEOPLES MARCH IN WASHINGTON, DC WILL OCCUR ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 2019 (DAY BEFORE THE WOMEN’S’ MARCH ON WASHINGTON) 8AM GATHERING LOCATION: BUILDING OF INTERIOR AFFAIRS 1849 C STREET NW, WASHINGTON, DC 9 AM PRAYER 10AM MARCH ROUTE: EAST ON C STREET NW , SOUTH ON 18TH ST NW CROSSING OVER ON CONSTITUTION AVE NW TO JFK HOCKEY FIELD (NATIONAL MALL) 11AM – 5PM RALLY LOCATION: 1964 INDEPENDENCE AVE SW, WASHINGTON, DC 20227 WEAR COMFORTABLE AND WARM CLOTHING BRING BLANKETS/CHAIRS FOR RALLY PORTION AND COMFORTABILITY REUSABLE WATER BOTTLE RAIN/SNOW OR SHINE NO CANCELLATIONS THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLES MARCH IN WASHINGTON DC IS A GRASSROOT EFFORT COMPRISED OF DOZENS OF INDEPENDENT COORDINATORS AT THE STATE AND TRIBAL LEVEL. THE EFFORT IS HELMED BY A COALITION OF ORGANIZATIONS, TRIBAL COUNCILS, ACTIVISTS, INFLUENCERS, MEDIA AND YOUTH LEADERS COMMITTEE TO MAKE SURE THIS MARCH IS A SUCCESS. THE PROGRAM ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 2019 WILL FEATURE VOICES FROM ALL INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES AND NATIONS THAT ARE INVOLVED IN THE INJUSTICES AFFECTING INDIGENOUS PEOPLES. ALSO TO BE FEATURING CULTURAL PRESENTATIONS OF …

Leti’s Carrot 🥕 Cake Recipe

Bienvenidos Mí Genté!! Today I want to share my Carrot 🥕 Cake 🧁 recipe with y’all. Haven’t post anything about baking in awhile so I figured since I was in a baking mood I’d share this with you. Baking gives me a kind of relaxing feeling, I just turn my music 🎶 up and start doing my thing in the kitchen. Food is made different ways but I prefer to make mine with love ❤️. When you cook or bake with love the food just tastes better than if you just cook because you’re hungry or you have to. So, I started with the cake 🍰 mix and mixed everything together as directed but with my own added twist to it. It’s good to follow the directions 🧭 but you can always add your own spin on it. Recipe Calls For: 3 Eggs 🥚 1 1/4 Water 💦 HOT 1/4 Vegetable 🌽 Oil My Spin: 2 TBS Cinnamon or Cinnamon Sugar 1/3 Cup Vanilla Extract Icing: Whipped Butter Créame Cake 🍰 Or Cupcakes: Whether you’re …

Anuel – Dallas TX – Nov.9th

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Puerto Rican Mofongo Turkey Stuffing

Prep15min Total35min Ingredients8 Servings 8 8 Ingredients 12 ozs of bacon cut into fine pieces Save $ Frying oil 1 medium onion, chopped 4 green plantains 4 mashed garlic cloves 1/4 cup green pepper 1/4 cup red pepper Salt and pepper to taste In a pan, stirfry the bacon in oil until crunchy, stirring it constantly to prevent over burning. Remove from heat and cook the onions in the same oil. 2 Peel the plantains and them into one-inch pieces. Fry until soft on all sides. Mash them with the garlic and place them in a bowl. Season and mix with the onions and bacon until unifom, add peppers and stuff turkey. 3 If you choose to serve as a side, keep warm until ready to serve. The onions and oil will keep it moist and prevent it from over drying.