East Harlem’s African/Afro-Caribbean Legendary Poet Julia de Burgos 1914 – 1953

Julia de Burgos, February 17, 1914 – July 6, 1953, was a poet from Puerto Rico. As an advocate of Puerto Rican independence, she served as Secretary General of the Daughters of Freedom, the women’s branch of the Puerto Rican Nationalist Party. Continue Reading →

Harlem Rep. Espaillat Holds Roundtable On Impact On The Dominican Republic (Spanish)

Today, Congressman Adriano Espaillat, hosted a Member roundtable to discuss the impact of Section 232 tariffs on the Dominican Republic and continued efforts to rebuild Puerto Rico. Continue Reading →

Statements From Eecteds Officials On FEMA’s Temporary Assistance Extension For Puerto Ricans In NYC

“For far too many of our fellow Americans in Puerto Rico, the Temporary Shelter Assistance Program means the difference between a roof over their heads or homelessness,” said Congressman Joe Crowley, Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus. Continue Reading →

Harlem Rep Espaillat On FEMA Decision To Vacate Puerto Rican Families From Temporary NYC Housing

Today, Representative Adriano Espaillat, issued the following statement in reaction to news that FEMA will immediately cutoff temporary relocation services for nearly 90 families who sought refuge in communities throughout the United States, including in New York City. Continue Reading →

Harlem Rep. Espaillat Announces Guest For State Of The Union And Continues Relief Work

Congressman Adriano Espaillat has been among the most vocal congressional leaders in his calls for emergency federal relief and resources to Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria’s landfall in September. Continue Reading →

Uptown Flavor All Over Miranda, Nas, Dave East And Aloe Blacc’s ‘Wrote My Way Out’ Video

Rolling Stones reports that Lin-Manuel Miranda teams with New York rappers Nas and Dave East and singer Aloe Blacc for the new video “Wrote My Way Out,” the January offering from the Hamilton star’s “Hamildrops” series. Continue Reading →

Health Department Deploys A Team To Puerto Rico As Part Of City’ Ongoing Relief Efforts

As part of the City’s ongoing Hurricane Maria relief efforts, the Health Department today deployed First Deputy Commissioner Dr. Oxiris Barbot and three public health experts to Puerto Rico. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio Announces Support To Individuals & Families From The Hurricanes

Mayor de Blasio announced today that a service center will open next week to support displaced individuals and families from Puerto Rico, Texas, Florida, the U.S. Virgin Islands and other Caribbean islands following recent hurricanes. Continue Reading →

Hundreds Raise Money For Puerto Rico In Harlem

PX11 reports that the night was called Boricuas United. Hundreds gathered in East Harlem for a Puerto Rican relief fund raiser with lots of style, Salsa and substance. Continue Reading →

Harlem Doctor And Others Respond To FEMA’s Absence Deep In Puerto Rico’s Countryside

NY Daily News reports on a great story of New York-based physicians are answering desperate calls to bring aid to Puerto Rico, sending teams of medical professionals to hard-to-access parts of the hurricane-battered island that have been largely neglected by the federal government’s relief effort. Continue Reading →

Dining With Miss Lil: Chef José Andrés Is Helping Puerto Rico Hurricane Survivors

By Lil Nickelson

Washington, DC’s only true hero, Chef José Andrés, has once again jumped into action in response to a natural disaster.   Continue Reading →

Harlem Rep. Adriano Espaillat Joined MSNBC’s Chris Matthews To Discuss Puerto Rico Relief

Harlem Rep. Adriano Espaillat, joined MSNBC’s “Hardball with Chris Matthews” on Tuesday to discuss relief efforts for Puerto Rico, his 10-point plan for recovery.
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Hurricane Maria Relief: How Harlemites Can Help Puerto Rico And Other Disaster Victims

NY Curbed reports that Puerto Rico is facing a humanitarian crisis after Hurricane Maria ripped through the island last week. Continue Reading →

Gavin Brown’s Enterprise In Harlem Host Fundraiser For Puerto Rico

Artnews reports that the Gavin Brown’s Enterprise in New York will host a fundraiser organized by Rirkrit Tiravanija to benefit Puerto Rico, which has recently faced mass destruction after two Category Five hurricanes. Continue Reading →

Harlem Rep. Adriano Espaillat Statement On Federal Hurricane Maria Relief Efforts

Today, Rep. Adriano Espaillat, released the following statement today on federal efforts to provide relief to affected areas throughout the Caribbean in aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Continue Reading →

Joint Press Conference With Harlem Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito And Other Electeds ON Hurricane Maria

Joint press conference with Harlem city council speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Mayor Bill de Blasio, and many other electeds on Hurricane Maria:

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Mayor de Blasio, Harlem Speaker Mark-Viverito And Commish Eposito Announce Hurricane Maria Relief

As Hurricane Maria barrels through Puerto Rico, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Harlem City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, and NYC Emergency Management Commissioner Joseph Esposito announced efforts the City is making to help with the recovery. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Princess Nokia “Rescheduled” Shows For Urban Outfitters?

Vibe reports that Harlem‘s Princess Nokia, whose very identity and body politic stands against all that is heteropatriarchal and elitist, is being accused of canceling tour dates in her home country of Puerto Rico to campaign for Urban Outfitters, an opportunity that is “hard to miss and will raise her profile globally.” Continue Reading →

Harlem Fave Brandy Honored At Xscape Puerto Rico Memorial Day Event 2017 (Photos)

On May 31, 2017 celebrity ambassadors turned up the heat in Puerto Rico during Xscape Puerto Rico Arts & Cultural Music Festival at the official hotel partner, Wyndam Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa. Continue Reading →