Posts Tagged ‘Puerto Rican’

Spike Lee Presents County of Kings by Lemon Andersen

Icon Written by Cumba on October 18, 2009 – 2:33 pm

countyofkings Last year, I had the pleasure to attend the Under the Radar Festival at the Public Theater to witness Lemon Andersen take the stage in County of Kings: The Beautiful Struggle. At that time, I told everyone I could to go see this amazing piece of work where Lemon bared his life in a raw and compelling performance. The piece stayed with me and I was very happy to see that more people would be able to see this one man play in a limited run, again at the Public Theater.

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A Photographic Trip Through Puerto Rico in 1921

Icon Written by Cumba on January 28, 2009 – 8:27 pm

In my search for materials regarding Puerto Ricans, I sometimes come across old magazines with articles that give a glimpse into how the island and its people were perceived by outsiders. One of my purchases was a magazine from 1921 called “The Mentor,” a magazine of ‘intellectual appeal.’ They covered different topics and one of [...]

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Puerto Rican Laborers During WWI

Icon Written by Cumba on January 24, 2009 – 2:22 pm

The popular notion is that Puerto Ricans arrived in the mainland United States after WWII, and it is true that the majority did come at that time. However, Puerto Ricans have been migrating to the U.S. since the late 1800′s. After the Spanish-American War, when the United States took Puerto Rico from Spain, this migration [...]

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The Puerto Ricans at Carlisle Indian School

Icon Written by Cumba on January 18, 2009 – 12:53 pm

In creating this blog, my main interest is exploring history that has been overlooked or lost. While looking for material I came across this article by Sonia M. Rosa in Kacike (Journal of Caribbean Amerindian History and Anthropology). The very well-researched and written article relates the story of “Porto Rican” children sent to be Americanized [...]

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Today’s Birthday January 17 – Freddy Rodriguez

Icon Written by Cumba on January 17, 2009 – 6:28 pm

Freddy Rodriguez was born on January 17, 1975 in Chicago, IL to Puerto Rican parents. Freddy has been acting since he was 13 years old with a small role in a movie called “The Undertaker” but he came to fame playing Federico ‘Rico’ Diaz in the HBO series, “Six Feet Under.” Since the series, he [...]

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Plagiarism on the Web

Icon Written by Cumba on January 10, 2009 – 8:04 pm

There is nothing wrong with gathering information from different sources and creating your own content. What is wrong is outright stealing the content from someone’s site and then putting your own copyright warning on that content. The purpose of this site is to share information and make people aware of people, places and historical events [...]

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Olga San Juan: Actress, Dancer from the 1940′s dies.

Icon Written by Cumba on January 10, 2009 – 6:58 pm

Olga San Juan, 81, the actress dubbed the “Puerto Rican Pepperpot” who sang and danced in Hollywood films alongside Fred Astaire, Bing Crosby and other top entertainers, died Jan. 3at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, Calif. Ms. San Juan, who was of Puerto Rican descent, was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. She started dancing [...]

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About this site

Icon Written by Cumba on January 5, 2009 – 3:26 pm

This website is a consolidation of my two blogs, Lamento Borincano and Diverse Reality, that were previously hosted on Blogger. I decided to combine them because some of the content was cross-indexed. There was also content that I felt readers may not be aware of that interested them. The Lamento Borincano Project came about because [...]

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Isabel Gonzalez and Puerto Rican Citizenship

Icon Written by Cumba on January 4, 2009 – 2:14 pm

On January 4, 1904, the Supreme Court ruled that Puerto Ricans were not illegal immigrants through the case of Gonzalez v. Williams. The Gonzalez in the case is Isabel Gonzales. I am always amazed at the bits of history that have gone overlooked and the contributions of regular every day people who changed the way [...]

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Playwright Diaz wins ATC’s 2008 Latino Award – Latino Perspectives Magazine – January 2009 – Phoenix, Arizona

Icon Written by Cumba on December 30, 2008 – 9:58 pm

Playwright Diaz wins ATC’s 2008 Latino Award – Latino Perspectives Magazine – January 2009 – Phoenix, Arizona: “Arizona Theatre Company has selected a Puerto Rican playwright with a “hip-hop flair” as the winner of its 2008 National Latino Playwriting Award. Kristoffer Diaz’s winning entry was The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, a work with a [...]

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