Posts Tagged ‘Puerto Rico’
Happy 100th Birthday, Lolita Lebrón
Today would have been Puerto Rican independence activist Lolita Lebrón’s 100th birthday. She died on August 1, 2010 at the age of 90. During her life, Lebrón became a figure of Puerto Rican independence movement. Lebrón is widely known for leading a group of independence activists in a violent protest of the United States Congress…Read More
¡Bienvenidxs a Project Puerto Rico!
¡Bienvenidxs a Project Puerto Rico! Un día como hoy, hace un año atrás, un devastador huracán azotó la patria de mi padre. El huracán María no solo trajo consigo fuertes vientos y extensos daños en el país, sino que en los días, meses, y ahora un año, siguientes, el huracán María ha dejado al descubierto…Read More
Welcome to Project Puerto Rico!
Welcome to Project Puerto Rico! A year ago today a devastating hurricane hit my father’s homeland. Hurricane Maria brought not only high winds, rain and extensive damage, but in the days, months and now year that have followed, this natural disaster exposed an unnatural one: the long-term and on-going effects of Puerto Rico’s political…Read More
Querido Papi, Daddy, ‘Apa,
It’s hard to imagine that five weeks ago today you left this earth. It’s hard to capture in words the void your playful, loving, and ever-hopeful spirit has left in my life and in the lives of so many—even people you didn’t know. I suspect you would find that hard to believe. You were a simple…Read More