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Crowdfunding effort to audit Puerto Rico debt | Manhattan Times

By Gregg McQueen The clarity will come from the citizens. So explain organizers of a new crowdfunding campaign launched to conduct an independent, citizen-led audit of Puerto Rico’s $72 billion public debt. Citizen Front for a Debt Audit (Frente…

Mosaic Preparatory Academy, which shares a building with the upper grades of Success Academy Harlem 3. Last year, 42 percent of Mosaic students were in temporary housing, compared with 10 percent at Success. (Photo: Alex Wroblewski | NY Times)

Uptown Video: El Regalo Mágico

Check out this super cool video of the making of this epic masterpiece by El Mac and Celso Gonzalez in East Harlem. The mural depicts well-respected Nuyorican author Nicholasa Mohr. The mural was created as part of a public…

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All are welcome | Manhattan Times

By Oscar López Rivera 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…

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¡Presente! | Manhattan Times

By Roberto Ramírez I am marching in the Puerto Rican Day Parade because I am proud to be Puerto Rican. I am marching because my life, and that of my family in New York State, has been made possible…

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The Parade Polemic | Manhattan Times

Story and photos by Gregg McQueen Some are opting out; others are doubling down. As sponsors and participants continue to pull out of this year’s Puerto Rican Day Parade, dozens of supporters staged a rally in Manhattan to support…

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3/15/14: The 27th Annual Women of Power Conference

Join the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute in honoring and examining the experiences of a wide range of established women in the cultural arts, politics, and public service work this Saturday, March 15th, from 10AM to 7 PM…