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Fresh update on "puerto rican" discussed on Big Boy's Neighborhood
"And when I take you back to a time when a group of idealistic people feeling hopeful about the future about America Threw themselves into the fight for racial integration. It was 1963 and New York City was planning to build a new school right next to a housing project where the students would be almost entirely black and Puerto Rican. But these white parents came in and said No, no, no, don't build it there, put it closer to the white neighborhood. That way all our kids can go to school together. They were dog did these way parents lobbying the city at meetings, writing letters saying, Don't build it there. It will inevitably be a segregated school, and we want our kids to mix with black and Puerto Rican kids from the projects. It's a decade after Brown v. Board of Education, they said, schools should be integrated. There's an archive filled with letters where the parents wrote things like we don't want our white Children to be part of some quote, small white middle income click. The Board of Education, agreed change the entire plan and located the building where the way parents wanted it. A few years later, the school finally opened and then None of them send their kids there. Went through this box of letters called as many parents as I could. Not a single person actually sent their kids to the school. Not one. What happened? Remember thinking very clearly that okay, I believe in this,.
Bon Appétit: How the New York-based publication ended up in hot water
"And restaurants and a lot of cooking a lot of cooking stuff. And they had a huge online presence. They had a YouTube channel, where they were getting 3,000,004 million hits, People watching these videos and shows they had host of these shows and stuff. And then over the summer, they're their CEO, Their head guy at the magazine. A picture of him from 13 years ago came out him and his wife at a Halloween party dressed as I don't recall the inner city people people said he had black face on. He did not have any black face on, but he was dressed. Maybe a Zagat, Puerto Rican there in New York, and that's a thing there. And nobody had ever thought anything of it. But now in this day and age, somebody posted that picture online. He had never hidden and it was sitting on his desk and it started a whole discussion and then people of color at the at the magazine said they weren't being paid like other people, and you kind of listen to their story. You think well are you're not being paid because you're a person of color there. This is a liberal magazine in New York City. I mean, let's let's face who we are here. This This isn't Fox News. This is a liberal magazine Akani Nastya liberal liberal company and everybody there is a is a Democrat liberal, and and now they're saying that they're not paying people of color. The same is repaying white people. And my question was well. Are they not paying you because you're more junior or you were hired more recently or because you don't have as much responsibility or whatever it may be, or is because you're a person of color and I mean, they've hired you have all these people there and it created this whole backlash. The head guy had to quit. The other people resigned. They all the employees stop doing the videos until they got it worked out several more people. People of color resigned. And now the magazine has come out with a new editor in chief. A new Everybody's new Everybody is zah diverse. Everybody's a person of color who's now running things and The magazine is doing this intensive makeover. Where when you go through now, if they're gonna, they're gonna have AH, recipe for Mexican food or Latin food or something that has to come from a Latin author. If they They're going back through 55 years of recipes, and they're going through and finding ones that they think maybe just as a maybe might have had a wink and a smile and a Some other culture or had a white author to the recipe for a more diverse a type of food. In other words, you can't write a Mexican food recipe unless your message and you can't do a recipe for Jewish food unless you're Jewish. My goodness. What? And then they're putting disclaimers on as if people are becoming offended now to read a recipe about food from a particular culture that wasn't written by that culture. It's really pretty amazing when you think about it. It's amazing. All right, everybody, That's
Fresh "Puerto Rican" from Morning Edition
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"puerto rican" Discussed on Mojo In The Morning
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"puerto rican" Discussed on Mojo In The Morning
"Yesterday on this show. Mike guy into it a little bit with alli and it was all because of the podcast that they were taping. Mike's personal podcast. Which might plug your podcast again. It's called beyond the post beyond the post. It's mike in his lovely wife. Allie who hosted together and the the kind of I guess during the thing that got a little personal with a couple of shots being fired back and forth from you guys and then you brought it up on the air and you mentioned something yesterday that i never knew this about alley. We tell everybody about how she has two different personalities. Well i would say personalities. It's different tones. And i'm starting to learn that it's it's because she's I guess nervous. I guess or she's trying to. I don't know if it's entertained. But she she she at home. It's very very puerto rican very like there are two speeds with my wife. It's very calm and sweet. Or it's very fiery. Which is why. I love her more than anything in the world but on the air. She's always the same very sweet very even when she's frustrated with me and you could tell we actually have audio of what allie sounds like. Because you've heard around the air but you've probably never heard her at home. This is allie. At home. With mike.
A Mexican Belonging
"I get really excited when i have former contributors go and do great things and i wouldn't say this guesses a former contributor because i think we've had some of his writings within the last year. He's in dallas. Do you want to say hello to everyone. Say who you are. hello. I'm on scientists. I'm a professor of history. I was hoping you weren't saying former rebels. I'm still writing for you. Guys i totally was like former not. You still contribute. So you are a professor history. At mountain view college in dallas. You are the author of homeland which is an intellectual study of ethnic mexican belonging. Since one thousand nine hundred. How geeky is that it is. It is pretty geeky but i think it can be interesting. Sometimes i've i've made some revisions to try to get folks to read it all right now. Listen let's get a couple of things out of the way. You are a contributor to latino rebels. You have written for latino usa. I've known you at least online for like who five six years. You've written some great pieces. You have the best twitter handle ever first world chicano. And you really touched me. When i read the introduction of acknowledgments your family raises you right like you thanked everyone and then you thanked me so i wanna thank you for thanking me in your book. It was a nice little surprise. No i definitely wanted to shout you. Julio and hector out hector salamo. Who was a deputy editor for latino rebels. Yeah i heard. You're going to be on the latin ish podcast so i'm already plugging latin is for him. Yeah shamelessly fell promoted. Yup but i had gotten out of graduate school. You know it kind of is now. And i just didn't know what i wanted to do. Things are tough. I wasn't ready to go back to revision. And then i started writing. And you guys didn't care if i came out of harvard or northwesterners something. Oh hell no yeah you can write come right for us and i was like okay and yeah tell us over miami of how powerful writing can be and also helped me as a writer because i stripped a lot of the academic jargon stuff out of this book is an editor publisher before you talk about the book that makes me super happy because when you started pitching me and pitching hector and then. That was one of the things that i told you. It's like just don't be an academic. Bu and you wrote some fantastic pieces and you've also written an amazing book. It's really really accessible and it speaks to. I think a theme that i wouldn't say it's controversial but it is. How do you begin to frame your experiences for this book that drew you to documenting like ethnic mexican and chicano history in this way like what drove you when you write a book you kind of write about yourself even if it is a history and so a lot of became out of family history personal experiences and and one of my favorite stories that i heard growing up was my mom and her family. They've migrated from quiet and they moved help. Paso anna late sixty s in my grandfather used to pick up my mom when she was a little girl and he used to tell her. I heat the mood noblet glass near less by your picking her up and says oh my little girl. You know you're going to be. You're gonna be without a voice because you don't speak english or spanish and that's and to worry about his family gonna belong right. Did he make the right choice into. It was kind of rooted in a family story like that. My dad used to joke. Us from el paso's well used to joke. He didn't know he was mexican till they join the airforce right because they'll pass everyone's mexican mexican americans everyone's the same and then he goes off to the air force. Suddenly he's different. Wow yeah that's a really good way of looking at it. These family stories. You know you get the then growing up to right when i write about the us in the chest these mexicans who have lost their mexican answer. These wannabe americans right. That kind of touched home of folks as you know like you're a little bit of a virtual not there those feelings the wondering about belonging which again i don't think are isolated just to me. I think that's why i've gotten a few tweets folks like. Hey my family this. Yeah this is my story. This is my family. Yeah and so. That's where the idea about belonging came out of end. I thought a lot of different areas right Politics and poetry and so belonging with the concept with an idea but let me look at all the things that i actually want to look at right. 'cause i i like reading poetry like reading literature. I also like politics and policy. This concept helped me look at all those things. And i think kind of unique way yes so talking about belonging. It's probably not the same experience. But it kind of is from puerto rican perspective. Where i kind of say like you know people that live on the island versus people that live on i asked. There's always been that tension. And i was born and raised in puerto rico but now i live in the mainland. So i'm not seen as like purely puerto rican so when you talk about the divide in the early nineteen hundreds that emerged between ethnic mexicans in the us in us. Born mexicans like you mentioned the which was in the you know that type of idea. How has that evolved throughout the years. And what is your book touch upon in that case. That's really interesting with you. Be boring and then your kid. They're gonna i
Actress MJ Rodriguez on Breaking Down Historical Race Barriers
"One thing i wanted to ask you about is on this podcast. We often talk to such a different array of people but people want themselves represented in. The one thing that i think in the uk we fully get is the kind of african american also. Latino experiences like an intersection. And is that like in. its specificity. Well one out say this as person who is likely not and also african american and probably many other things but those are the main things. I know i'm due to just my parents. There's not a lot of representation so there's a lot of There's a lot of anger the way we can fix. That is obviously making sure that there's more representation and also for people to really look back in the history and see that we're all connected. I always that was my main goal. Was to make sure that people know that. Yeah you may be latin. Yeah you may be african or african american or asian or you know you may be them and again whether again but you still are one. We help from one place no matter what. And that's just fact it's proven it's not like something that's whimsical and came out of nowhere. It's fact it's also scientific and a lot of people don't want to believe in science which makes me go crazy but yes it's it's real. It's not something that's just drawn up. So people can digest and when i got hold of vet. That's when i was just like okay. We have to find a way to have people understand. That there's a trickle effect. Where human i. There's also been laws that were laid down to make us feel human and that's why we have to constantly fight for the lives of individuals who are considered marginalized. Because we don't do that then they were never going to get to a space of understanding that were actually human. People will constantly use the device at techniques of white and black. I've gotten i've gotten this whole thing about from radical young individuals who are saying. I hold strong semi whiteness. And i hold strong my blackness not understanding that those things were sectors created for divisiveness. There are white hispanics and white asian and caucasian individuals who feel like they're inferior and then there are people who fall under the umbrella just as well as white. The black umbrella which is dark skinned dominicans dark skinned puerto ricans dark-skinned europeans. Dark is just a so a lot of people. Don't understand that we're human and that once we break down these these laws. What the old old old like eighty year old generations of created. Then we can really move forward and start making this a lot about
Diplomats Return To State Department As Biden Administration Begins
"The new administration is also promising to rebuild the State Department. They've brought back some diplomats who were forced out in the early days of the Trump administration to help But there are big gaps to fill as NPR's Michele Kelemen reports and Morita tourist served for a decade in the foreign service until she quit just over a year ago. She says she was just too frustrated with the Trump administration, pulling out of international organizations and sidelining career diplomats. At the time I was serving at the U. S mission to the U. N So had a front row seat to this isolation. So you know from the Paris accords, so leaving the Human Rights Council and also just the day to day sort of instructions. We were getting really to treat. Many of our allies like anniversaries were engaging with them and dialogue. We were bullying our way through for Chris Richardson. His concern started when Trump ran for president talking about banning Muslims from coming to the U. S. Have been horrified by that, and then he got elected and you know we did this to send cable against it. But my issue was is that after the dissent cable came out, we all kind of just moved on to the next outrage. But I never got over that outrage. Richardson and immigration lawyer left the foreign service in 2018 and got involved in lawsuits against Trump's travel ban. He even wrote in affidavit that made its way to the Supreme Court. So for me I felt that I needed to get out there. I needed Teofilo and I needed to stand up for American principles because I thought that then President Trump had gone so dangerously astray. From what our values and what our character is. As a country that I needed to make a stand. Biden has reversed the ban and has talked about the need to rebuild the State Department. Richardson, who's black. Says the problems that state are deeper than trump. He's worried about the lack of diversity. Tourists whose Puerto Rican agrees. We're facing a huge diversity deficit and a brain drain at the State Department. So I do think it's important that we look back and see and try and recruit those who have left to come back to show that, you know. Actually, this is not how the State Department typically runs President Biden has brought back some divers, former foreign service officers tapping Linda Thomas Greenfield to be the next U. S ambassador to the U. S. And as Rose, a A to be an undersecretary of state. Those are political appointees. There are stricter rules about bringing career diplomats back into the foreign service and 35 year. Veteran diplomat Tom Countryman says the secretary of state has to be judicious in combining Promotions for those who have labored in the vineyard under very difficult circumstances the last four years. As well as bringing back those of exceptional quality. It's gotta be a mixture of both countrymen was among those forced to retire at the start of the Trump administration. He encouraged other career foreign service officers to stay saying a foreign policy without professionals is an amateur one. I'm happy that their hard work and their patriotism will again be respected. Rather than denigrated by the White House. At his confirmation hearing, senators question Tony Blinken on how he will overcome the partisanship of Mike Pompeo is 10 Year at the department. It's not simply a matter of bringing people back filling the slots there no empty Is making sure that the best of our ability we're building a workforce that has skill said To deal with the incredibly complex challenges we're facing that are very different. Then the challenges we faced in previous generations. That means experts and global health and climate and technology, he said. He also vowed to focus on the department's diversity deficit and get back to its non partisan tradition. Michele Kelemen NPR news, the State
Goya In Three Boycotts
"Goya is a giant in the united states. Food industry today. The company is worth over one billion dollars and employs over four thousand people in dozens of factories throughout the country and abroad. It's also a staple in latino homes across the us. Pino is a huge part of goya's consumer base after goya foods. Ceo robert hunan away spoke in the white house rose garden last summer. Producer governor elevator be realized. She had a lot of questions about the brand receiving. All of this attention gabardine started digging into goya itself. The family behind the brand and some of the past controversies that the company has weathered through governors reporting. She discovered a common theme repeating itself over the years. Something bigger than any single news. Headline goya is more than pantry. Staples and spices to its customers. Specifically it's latino customers for many that the united latina's goya is like a badge of identity. So that's a pretty tall order for a company a gabby and welcome to the show. Hi maria so tell us what happened that you were like I need to spend some more time thinking about goya food products and that this led you down a rabbit hole so yeah before the boycott i had no idea who the union-wide family was. I grew up with goya beans but didn't know or never really thought about how. This company became a symbol of latino identity in the us. Clearly it wasn't about how much people love their beans adobo. It was something much deeper than that. Goya evoke emotions for many latinos and in researching goya. I found three separate boycotts spanning decades. Were goya's carefully crafted. Image as a symbol of latino identity was thrown into question. One in miami. One in new york and puerto rico and the other one from the summer and together. They helped not so rosy story about this powerful company. But before i jump in. It's important to understand. The history of the brand in how the unanimous family used their immigrant background to craft their business image. Okay so we know that. Goya was founded in the nineteen thirties. By on prudence your own anway and his wife catalina and don't pull. The nco was actually a merchant from spain right. He arrived in puerto rico from spain and nineteen o two then moved to the united states and started a small business in new york city importing goods from spain. That business eventually became goya foods rubber yunan way goya's currency. Eeo often tells his grandfather's story he mistakes from home and he. He had an idea that other immigrants also mistake from home done. Prudencio started importing goods like olive oil and other hand fish products to his shop on the lower east side serving the spanish emigrant community but then ends up being really Latino brand for the entire population. I mean it grows and this is their primary. Customers are latinos and latinas. So tell us the story of how don't do the answer becomes so successful in expanding this business after world war two. Us factory owners took advantage of the depression in puerto rico to outsource cheap labor from the island and in the span of just one year the puerto rican population in new york city nearly quadrupled from thirteen thousand to over fifty thousand people. I spoke with puerto rican food historian professor crews miguel ortiz quadra. About how you non capitalized on this. Migration wave to grow his business. The political and economical racial love voting Rico in the nineteen forties. These open a huge door Success of goya foods huntington bank element with Habits was historic. Make no mistake immigrant himself or not. I know that this big i migrated would throw with. Its foot my maurice food memories. I mean that's a great concept right this notion of you know eating rice and beans as a kid or or you know making fresh tamales over the holidays with your family. I mean there is this thing memories and we all have them yeah. It's this idea. That food is personal. Professor ortiz quadra often refers to this term food or palate memories. I coined the term in his book eating puerto rico and he uses this concept to describe the intimate bond with food formed by cultural and historical practices. So this idea that the food we eat reflects our values choices and culture and its central and understanding. Goya's rise so more. Puerto ricans moved into new york city and there was the experience of racism and xenophobia. That a lot of outside communities experience puerto ricans are not immigrants right because they're just moving from one part of the united states to another part of the united states but as it was in new york city that wasn't welcoming to many puerto ricans that increases the need for food to be a place where you find solace and comfort right exactly for this. Oh so important. If can't trace you back to your homeland the To the homeland and to the foot try and so forth in the diaspora done prudencio. Continue to build goya. The city's growing emigrant community from latin america. He knew that capitalizing on food memories was a powerful business strategy.
An elegy for Arecibo
"So air cbo. We've been calling this a post mortem which is pretty depressing. What's the status of the observatory. Now the observatory is still open but its main reason for being which is this enormous radio telescope which three hundred and five meters across is no more. It had a instrument platform suspended above it on cables that collapsed on or december and effectively destroyed the telescope and this is the culmination of a number of structural failures that happened to the telescope in twenty twenty. Yeah that's right. The first bowl broke in august. This was own auxiliary cable which had been added in nineteen ninety-seven when they added new instruments to this platform above the dish. So it needed more support so they added extra cables and it was one of these new ones not one the ones from its original construction which was fifty seven years ago or fifty eight. Now i guess and that cable pulled out of its socket. The soccer is the structure of the end of the cable that allows it to be attached to something and they just pulled out. We surprised everyone. No one expects a cable to fail in that way you went into a suspension while they investigated and ordered new cables to replace. Does hilary cables of which are six and then a second cable broke and then it was already perilous situation and the national science foundation which owns the telescope decided. It was too dangerous. The structure was not safe for people to work on and so they decided to have to be m decommissioned but before that could happen only a couple of weeks off to the second cable broke. More cables broke the whole thing. Came crashing down yeah. There's some kind of striking video of that. They're on the internet taken from a drone. I asked you before the interview if you've ever visited this site and he said no very sad about that now. I'm not going to get a chance to see it you know. It was a very spectacular instrument which was very beloved of astronomers and puerto ricans in particular but also filmmakers. You know it was used in two feature films. And i think the x. files as well used it as a backdrop. I always think of contact. This is such a striking image The way they show it in that movie and this is obviously a platform for a lot of science. What are some of the big accomplishments some of the highlights from astronomy at no. It's an interesting co scoop. Because it was used by lots of different sorts of scientists it was originally designed to be used as a radar instruments to look at the upper atmosphere so would send out pulses of radio waves and then receive the signal that was bounced back off the sphere. Which is upon the upper atmosphere where the air molecules are ionized by the sun. This is the first instance of its use and it wasn't even really for it was more for defense than anything else. The pentagon was looking for ways to track incoming ballistic missiles which you know in the late fifties and sixties was very new issue for them and so they built this telescope to try and understand the ionosphere better to see whether warheads trails that they could track them by. And that didn't really work out. And so it transitioned into being a a scientific facilities so people have continued using it to look at the ionosphere to this day. But they've also used things. Nasa used the radar to track objects in space that are near the up and could be threatening such as asteroids and also to look at other planets. It's been used to map. The surface of venus be seen with a normal telescope because it's surrounded by clouds and it can look far as saturn and then astrophysicists could use it to look at much more distant objects such as pulsars. Which are little dead stars that out a very regular metronome signal in radio waves and gas in galaxies in between the planets and it has a hundred uses and some of which made it very famous. People have won nobel prizes with work that they did. Don't aris the
Portrait Of: Gabby Rivera
"On a monday afternoon. Writer gabby is visiting her local comic bookstore. It's a place in downtown oakland. that's called cape and cowl. Remember have come in for like adventure comics and stuff. What'd you got anything fun. Anything a little poking around this is where gabby looks for heroes who are not your basic white guy. I'm gonna grab that like you know girl kicking as basically right like i wanna grab. A miss marveled sues as gabby is flicking through at the comic bookstore. There's a young man who's wearing thick black glasses and camouflage jacket and he spots you. Miss america america is america chavez. That would be marvel's first. Latina queer superhero gabby began writing for her in two thousand seventeen. She wrote twelve comic books about america's adventures as a spangler speaking college student who can also punch through dimensions of time and space miss america. That's my girl. It was important to me. I appreciate that despite her happiness at chatting with a fan gabby hasn't always found community in the comic book world as sometimes on online space says it can be like or you're not telling the story writer. You shouldn't tell the story for gabby. The in-person experience has been a lot more positive. Whatever you're doing here. He's like whatever magic. You're actually a witch. Keep it up from media. It's let usa madonna wholesome and today a portrait of writer gabby playback before gabby libra got into writing comic books. She wrote juliet takes a breath. It's a twenty sixteen novel which is a coming of age story about a young queer latina. Who leaves the bronx which is where she grew up and that novel got her. Some attention from an unusual place marvel comics. They ask gabby if she would be interested. In writing specifically for their superhero america these after decades featuring mostly white male heroes. Marvel comics has recently been making an effort to introduce more women where people of color and lgbtq heroes in their comics. Some people were angry with these changes shortly. After gabby began writing for america chavez. She started getting threads and being harassed. This was a tough time for gabby. Suddenly she was swept up in an online backlash called comic escape which criticized. The comic book industry's attempts to be more inclusive. I sat down with gabby to learn more about her beginnings as writer and about her experience. Shaping queer latinas superhero during a really tense moment. Gabeira welcome to let the usa. Thank you maria. I'm so excited to be here with you. I'm excited to excited to so your favorite term for yourself is what quirky rican is what you are on instagram. But you love to call yourself a nerd. Right yeah I love nerd. Butch thea loverboy. I have a couple of terms for myself. Keep on going going. I think butch the is really the one that i'm embodying these days right because everybody has a bush the you know. She's got her fade. She's got her corona. She's sitting at the barbecue in the back as she loves you. So much me. You grew up in new york You are not only new yorker. you're from the bronx. So tell us little. Bit about little vera growing up in what part of the bronx and what life felt like. Oh my gosh. I was just a little baby in the eighties. Growing up my neighborhood. Was you know that kind of mix of like bronx lake hood ish but also some Suburban right at that intersection of westchester county in the bronx. I had my grandparents. My mother's side living in the house with us and we have my father's family like two blocks away so i was also always surrounded by like my puerto rican family and we went to church. I grew up. You know super religious pentecostal. Puerto rican evangelical speaking in tongues. All of that. You know it's also terrorists kind of like a traditional quote american sort of upbringing rate lake My parents my mom was a teacher. He knows so. She was taught kindergarten of thirty five years in new york city. My dad was a salesman for gov will stelle off from most like thirty years of his life so there was kind of this lake nuclear family. Whatever puerto rican middle-class looks like the bronx very strict but also very secure households and in the middle of that we were in the bronx and there was definitely struggle violence. It was wild to be in so many lake constrains morally good controlled environments right and then have all of this like beautiful neighborhood. Chaos real life. Real people happening all around me.
"puerto rican" Discussed on Los' Lounge
"I was looking at myself in the unlike. You'll look though hollick seriously. What the fuck. The first of. All i never been a personal sneakers and swept sweaters and hoodies. That was never my style on even blend in or that. You the assume. Like my go-to was tens and smith motherfucker but as me like on abortion projects britney soon like it always boozy puerto rican puerto rican for anyone. Who's listening thinking. What the fuck could you do or at least your opinion in your opinion. What is the boozy puerto rican ordering tennis very monte town with the ghetto newness of lake just got to share like i like night maintenance shit advice addressed. I ain't with that fish nut fuck in stockings..
Biden announces Connecticut commissioner Cardona as Education nominee
"Nominate Connecticut's education commissioner to be Education Secretary Miguel Cardona is a former public school teacher who became the state's top education official only months before the pandemic started. Cardona was born to Puerto Rican parents who raised him in a housing project in Meridian. He went through the city's public schools and taught fourth grade. They're beginning in 1998. When schools in Connecticut switched to remote learning. Cardona worked to get 100,000 laptops two kids across the state. Since then, however, Cardona has pressed schools to reopen California's governor makes a
"puerto rican" Discussed on Spanish Aquí Presents
"Yeah well it i. Didn't i think it just depends like family though too. Because i know a lot of cubans at the miami. You do both as well. You have joanna. Then you celebrate. Christmas day on the and then in january like certain like might be up. The ladder might be like they would. They would never give us anything on christmas but then what we knew. When the it was in the essays nato gail verde models. They would come over on purpose like that was like they would always like a lately. Our house was like a tree. Day-trip kind of like you know like an errand kind of thing for them visiting. yeah so they. It was like really nice because like you know when they got there like especially when you're younger like you're excited but then also like but they get no they will give us money. Just cash back law regardless in santa claus. Santa christo santan. Muggles are the ones 'cause that's based on the On weizman o- on on. What are you asking about that. Yeah weird because for us. It wasn't nina crease. To that we know we didn't have santa claus. Yeah well take the hanging. Puerto rico's santa claus Show up until The fifties so for a long time it was. Just where was he then. Well he showed up because I think by the time they started to bring The department stores the motoric. Oh i mean yeah listen you wanna call a spade a spade. The image that we know and adore of santa claus from the coca cola company and nine eleven so conception of the jolly old saint. Nick was not even conceptualized until the twentieth centuries. It's all relatively new. You know i love the marshalls like i do now. Do you love that commercial. Or the polar bear. I was gonna say i'm i'm a big fan of polar bears like random like in general like like if they're like a barely panel to. You're always approach that question every single person to person by the bear. It's true that you think i'm kidding. I'm serious. I hate new buzzfeed. I'm telling you right now. I stand panda bears. My dad used to call me panda bear because i i was one for a ballet recital. I know i talked about those talking about this. Yeah which polar no. Well the thing is why like the polar bears is. That's like the one stuffed animal that i have from the hard rock cafe game.
"puerto rican" Discussed on Spanish Aquí Presents
"Chewbacca and the wooden new born into wookey they. They are a secular elevator. That's wars there you go. Wow anyway how. Everyone celebrates pee. Wee's christmas day. No all right. That i wanted to. Actually i do want to know what puerto rican christmases i mean. We're as i've mentioned before at some point. We starter celebrations and thanksgiving. We don't finish until february but for a christmas specifically. I think there's a lot of rhonda in terms of the the things that are happening. Which be go to people's house. But that's throughout the whole thing. Like specifically with christmas my family would just get together Which i also mentioned this before. Like at least my family used to have like ham as opposed to benigno lebron directly for for that but But yeah. I don't think i had like i personally didn't have specific things that we would do. I think we probably went to church. The yeah like. I think there was a service and then we will go with our families at night but other than that. I didn't have like specific things. Like i think i have more stuff that did for fate is like the Like the ebola. The nama the grass on the shoebox january sitting okay. Yeah luckily we had that in miles a kid. In mexico i remember. We celebrated christmas entertain miles. We moved to the states like that. That isn't thing. Mike we got revved off..
How O Magazines Arianna Davis Made It, on Her Own Terms
"You're right anyone yearning for more creatively fulfilling life. Shouldn't strive to emulate or be. Frida the most impactful art is created when you tell your own story. What is the story. Then that you would want to tell me one of my goals in one of the stories. I want to tell through my career as a journalist and a writer is inspiring other women particularly women of color. And i think that. That's that's my point here in drawing from fritos life is not to say. Here's a blueprint of how to live your life. But it's more here's the story of a woman who lived her life boldly very far ahead of her time. And hopefully just by reading restoring gets no her. You'll be inspired to live your own life your own way but boldly treated a mascot a different way. Which is if you were telling your own story. Where would you want that story to begin with being a little girl. I grew up in outside of baltimore. Data's black my mom's puerto rican to grew up by racial. Ed grew up in the suburbs around the white kids and with the private school. So identity for me was always a very complicated thing especially as a kid. And i was also really shy kid and i was the kid who always heather nose in a book so i think my story would probably start with being a little girl and just finding such solace in such escape in the pages of a book. And that's really what i think kick started my love of writing and reading and storytelling and it would then kind of take me through. This journey of wanted to be a writer. Going to penn state in setting journalism thinking that i had to go down the newspaper track because that was what was accessible at the time versus magazines. What i really want always wanted to do. But the road of magazines so inaccessible. It was this glamorous world that only to be frank women who had access privilege and could pay to move to new york city in intern. Not make much money but it was. Thanks to I was a scholarship student at penn state in at a dinner that we had the publisher of seventeen magazine spokane. She gave this really inspirational speech. And afterwards you know this was either crazier genius. But i basically would follow her to the bathroom and told her i would love to break in journalism. I would love to be magazines. I asked her business card her name. Is jane jamieson. And once i moved to new york. I reached out. Should we had coffee. She was super helpful and she basically long story short helped me to get my foot in the door and get my resume to apply for postgraduate entertainment oprah magazine and that's really. What kind of kicked off my career
"puerto rican" Discussed on Deconstructed with Mehdi Hasan
"We've seen this rodeo before it happened in two thousand twelve. It happened in two thousand seventeen when regardless joe. Who who was the governor that resigned after the scandal chat gate in two thousand nineteen did the same thing. Nothing has happened. And so that's where i think. This is just absurd in a lot of ways. I have a question for you while. I have many questions for this. Let's imagine a utopian world new mitch. A self-determination actually passes the house in the senate and there's a real opportunity to make a binding troy and let's also imagine that this fighting choice would turn out to be independence. Are there conditions that you think. Puerto ricans should demand as part of getting independence. and what. i'm getting actually reparations. Right you've highlighted that. If puerto rico was admitted tomorrow it would be very than mississippi. I mean it seems like when you have a history like the island has it can't just be that we cut you off at the umbilical cord and wish you could look right. Yeah i mean i mean. There's a key if we really get into this utopia because i actually would love to see that. Utopia love to see a binding resolution that says statehood or independence. You choose and then the united states will grant it. That's the only solution to this. So i'm all for that. Utopia i support a binding resolution that says statehood or independence. Choose one done binding boom all right. So let's say let's say that happens. I love this. This is like fantasy land. But i love it. Let's say that happened dream. I'm dreaming. I'm like sitting here like was like. Oh let's see what happens. Okay let's see that happens. And let's say statehood wins because to be honest with you right now. Statehood has an edge in puerto rico. But it doesn't have political movement so that's a different thing. So let's say statehood wins. Puerto rican should demand reparations before becoming part of the union and independence wins. Puerto rican should demand reparations. Because because this is what's happened we all understand what a colony is. I mean if you start looking at the american psyche right. We all know what a is. It's like thirteen colonies and there's something majestic about it. It's like we fight against this but when you have a country that has literally been a colonial power and it's twenty twenty.
How does Puerto Rico become a state?
"It's common for people to lump puerto rican statehood and dc statehood in with each other and there are some parallels. Like part of rico. Dc is more populous than the states of vermont and wyoming yet. It enjoys no meaningful representation in congress and like puerto rico. This lack of independence has often put the district at the mercy of petty battles for political clout considered former congressman jason. Chafe it's who was elected to represent district in southeastern utah to the dismay of dc's liberal city council. This conservative politicians spent a significant chunk of two thousand fifteen. Nc thousand sixteen obstructing cities decision to legalise cannabis and to authorize euthanasia in certain circumstances. Schafer's threatened mayor bowser with jail. If she allowed legal marijuana she allowed it. I have a lot of things to do here. In the district of columbia me. Being in jail wouldn't be a good thing. Meanwhile puerto ricans reeling from hurricane. Maria could only watch as senate. Republicans held up the passage of a robust disaster. Eight bill for weeks on top of that. The economic fate of the island hinges on a bankruptcy like process established by congress called presa promise stands for puerto rico oversight management and economic stability act. You'll notice is not a perfect bill in the right direction. Those nielsen bus. Though john this it s mesa people born in puerto. Rico are us citizens receive a social security number at birth and are eligible for an american passport. They can relocate to the continental. Us and work freely the do not have to deal with the barriers that apply to most immigrants and yet their citizenship is conditional. Even if puerto ricans on the island wanted to vote for the president of the united states last november third the constitution forbids it and despite counting three point one million residents. So that's more than the dakotas en vermont combined. Puerto rico is not entitled to voting senators or to a commensurate number of house representatives. And as we get into later in this episode this is far from being the only tangible consequence of the island's status as a territory of the united states which brings us back to the big fundamental question that freeze puerto rico on november third should puerto rico be admitted immediately into the union as a state. Yes or no. On election day. Puerto ricans voted in favor of becoming the fifty first state. The vote was non-binding and would need the approval of congress to push statehood forward Directly voted in in an absolute majority more than fifty two percent to pursue stated that result sets the wheels in motion for the island's governor to appoint a commission which in turn will develop a transition plan for congress and the president's review that same day. These voters also handed a narrow victory to gubernatorial candidate. Pedro pierluisi from the new progressive party. While he's opponent. Carlos delgado favored the status quo. Pierre-louis is one of puerto rico's fiercest advocates for statehood here. He is in february. Two thousand fifteen introducing statehood bill before congress at the time. Pierluigi was puerto rico's resident commissioner. Which is a nonvoting seat in the house of representatives. Bipartisan bill introducing today flows from and builds upon the two thousand twelve referendum and the federal appropriation enacted in response to that referendum. In other words this bill is being filed now because the strategic foundation is firmly in place every action i take is designed to advance the statehood calls because it is beyond dispute that territory star status is the main source of wrinkles grave economic and social problems. There's no question that the united states treatment of puerto rico as a territory of second-class citizens has caused very tangible damage. But what must come next may not be as simple as deciding. Yes or no on statehood as both senator mitch. Mcconnell and governor elect purely suggest in fact november third marked puerto rico's six referendum on the question of statehood previous attempts have been mired in controversy and bigger opposed for example the two thousand seventeen referendum drew a ninety seven percent majority for statehood pretty clear-cut right but actually voter participation was abysmal that year. Thanks to a very effective very organized. Boycott participation was hired as time around but opponents of the referendum have argued that the question was stacked that it may not have been obvious to voters that a no steve hood was in fact a yes on independence or some alternative status opponents say the ladder deserves consideration that distinction between dc and rico matters a great deal. No one is seriously arguing that the nation's capital should become an independent nation. Instead the concerns over self rule truly boil down for dc statehood or no statehood. Not so with purdah rico. And it all comes down to the island's history joining me. Today is in is auto a civil rights lawyer at the center for constitutional rights and the author of. It's time to talk about cuba and puerto rico to an essay published in issue. Twenty seven of current affairs magazine angelo. Welcome to deconstructed high grabbing to understand. Why puerto rico faces a much more complicated question than statehood or no steve hood. I think it's important to grapple a bit with its relationship with the rest of the country in your recent essay. You argue that. Puerto rico gives us a sense of what cuba might look like today if it was still under american control. What is the context in which puerto rico becomes. Us territory rico. Became a territory. Much like cuba fell under united states. Monitor ship dominion through the eighteen. Ninety eight spanish-american war in which the united states took possession of guam had dominion over the philippines. And of course cuban puerto rico
Central America's Two Tragic Hurricanes
"Okay so i really wanted to talk about what's been going on in central america because when you follow the news of what's recently happened with two hurricanes that have hit the region. You don't really get a lot of information. And i mean like in terms of like the national conversation and i just felt you know talking to the team. Latino rebels because we have published some pieces and just falling. What's going on on twitter. You know hurricane iota and then hurricane at a displaced so many. There's so much happening that. I don't think a lot of people are seeing so just to give you a couple of both. Those hurricanes have affected more than five million people with the new york times reported earlier this month and at least one point five million of them are children so now we have this new class of refugees climate refugees and i don't really think that it's in the american consciousness because obviously there's a lot of focus on corona virus and everything that's going on and my first because we're gonna have two guests but my first guest is from the bronx we have fennell. Hey tsia welcome to latino roles radio you want to introduce yourself and to say what you do and why. This story matters to you so much absolutely. Yeah thank you so much for having me. Julio so you know. I i'm from the bronx ceriga. We have a huge latino population here. So i'm really excited to chat about what's going on in you know hunduras end central america. I am the founder of the bronx reading in the bronx book festival as well as honduran writers and i'm also a publicist in the book publishing industry also writer so i wear many hats so tell me what got you involved in what you've seen especially with the community which is a very. It's a very rich community in the bronx. And what got you involved in paying attention to this. What's going on in central america because me is a puerto rican you know. I feel like we have like the hurricane stamp ever since maria and right and it felt like everyone was talking about puerto rico and then almost kind of like why is nobody talking about central america in honduras and guatemalan and salvadoran. That just happened about a month ago. So what exactly are you doing specifically and share some of that. Because i think it's important absolutely so you know there. There's a lot of stuff happening here in the us right like we were right up against the election when all of this stuff was breaking about the category four storms in the hurricane and everything and so i stand that a lot of folks is attention was really pull towards that. I don't wanna like discount that because that was super important for us but at the same time to your point when all of these other countries were being hit with hurricanes. I feel like so. Many people rallied together. Talk about the puerto rican community like you know fantastic community right there in how everyone came together and obviously non latinos also wanted to like contribute and donate and so i'm sitting here grappling with everything happening with the election and then of course more terrible news coming. You know about honduras in central america with these hurricanes and i was just so upset in so i shut down and became silent and just sort of like what's watching. The media was watching what was happening on social media in house. Like no one is talking about this though. I got really upset right. And i have many Influencers in entrepreneurship. That i know and so i reached out to them and i was just like hey like. Have you seen anything like what is happening. Do you know of any organizations that are doing fundraising are we doing fundraising like what should we be doing. And of course we're starting the text chain in an email chain and we're all working together being like. Yeah what is happening and what we saw right away was a lot of go fund. Me pages went up just by individuals. It wasn't really by any credited organizations. And i don't know how much people know about hundred dollars in the government there but it's not the greatest and so of course you know we're like we want to give but it needs to be vetted right all of these political things that are happening in honduras in back home and we're like well we wanna make sure that the money gets the people that need it and so. In addition to just durance the indigenous population there is treated terribly in particularly gotti phone. People are treated terribly. Folks are the victims of gentrification anti blackness races exactly exactly and so this group of folks so we pulled together and we decided to found. Give back god you for now. Which was spearheaded by stadia alvarez. She's the founder of the phone market in partnership with founders of other brands. Like myself with the. Bronx is reading in the honduran from for writers genome. Martinez of isla dana. Yeah she's amazing. She's also from the wrongs bird sanchez of you know carson qatar nina martinez of god fauna entrepreneurs and talent. I mean there are just so many of us that pulled together and we were like we want to raise money and make sure that it gets into the hands of not just black endurance but specifically the Population in honduras. Talk to me about like what is it that people need. What are you doing to help them. Absolutely right now you know. The global pandemic still happening so they're in need of mask if folks want to donate they can get in touch with us. We're looking for mass Food money clothing medicine hygiene baby items and we're partnering with a hospital in honduras
Connecticut Becomes First State In Nation To Require High School Courses On African-American, Black, Puerto Rican, And Latino Studies, New York
"Other education. News connecticut has become the first state to require. High schools. Offer courses on african american black puerto rican and latin next studies starting in twenty twenty. Two connecticut governor ned lamont said quote increasing the diversity of what we teach is critical to providing students with a better understanding of who we are as a society and where we are going he said
A big year for Bad Bunny
"Welcome back here with me from her home in washington. Dc is npr. Music and latino contributor. Stephanie fernandez hi stephanie. Hey steven great to have you so as we mentioned in. The bad bunny has released three albums in two thousand twenty the first y h l q. Md l. g. That's yoga lo que. Mais della ghana. Or i do whatever i want came out in february not long after bad bunny performed with jennifer lopez shaquille and j galvin at the super bowl halftime show. You'll find your haga made lagana at number seven on. Npr music's list of the fifty best of twenty twenty then in may bad bunny put out an odds and ends compilation called los que. No iban asa lear or the ones that were not going to come out. And now he's released ultimo tour del mundo which translates as the last tour of the world. The new album was written and recorded in quarantine and bad bunny had said it would be his last album not surprisingly he has already walked. That back a stephanie. Near the beginning of this year you interview. Bad bunny for a pitchfork profile called day in the life of bad bunny introverted superstar. Let's start with your thoughts on the new record which feels more restrained and reflective than the album. He put out earlier this year. Absolutely well let me start by saying that. It's been a crazy year for bad bunny. Output has been insane and prolific. and he's proven more than once that he can put out a great record. I really liked this album But i'll confess that i i i. I felt some fatigue at the fact that this is the third bad album coming out. And i'm a big fan of bad bunnies. I've been following him for a long time now. But i also believe that there's time for an artist to slow down into you don't need to put out so much music that being said. I really liked this album. It's really grown on me. Since i first heard it definitely appeals to the mo and may clearly bad bunny has also been listening to a lot of new metal and pop punk in quarantine. Well let's talk about the differences between this record and the one that he put out at the beginning of this year. That was kind of a more hard charging album in this one. As you said is is a little bit more mo absolutely. I think you know there has been this temptation to compare the two albums because they've been his two biggest releases. This year i think at the end of the day. they're such different projects. He was really trying such different things with them. That album iago looking at it. I was really focused on going back to the heart of puerto rican thrown from the early two thousands in the late nineties. The kind of music that bad listen to growing up the latin pop landscape now sounds a lot different than the music. Bad bunny loved growing up. And you know john that has historically not been widely accepted in latin pop and latin mainstream until the last decade. And one thing that he acknowledged to me when i interviewed him as well as you know something that was really the main focus of this record. Was you know undeniably making this sound of the music that influenced him growing up the artists that really deserve the shine when it comes to the strides made in this genre and this album is more about honoring a different kind of music that he loved growing up which is rock and rock and program spaniel and pop punk and i think what you really can see across. His body of work is just the deep respect that he has different kinds of music that he loves as well as this nostalgia. I think both records really have a lot to do with nostalgia in this way. That's really interesting to me especially in a year. That's been so difficult for so many people. Some many of us are finding comfort in music. That's not new music. That reminds us of more comfortable more simple times as it were. Even though these two albums are really different they both have really special offerings. Well one thing. I wanted to talk about it about this new record wanting that immediately jumped out to me as somebody who did a certain amount of coming of age in the nineties there a couple of songs on his record like to deseo loma harder. And you'll vito c. That are very tinged with all rock. Sounds like really kind of nineties. Rock sounds taught me talk. Yeah you know. This album has a lot of guitars. Sad guitars brad guitar. He's kind of teasing out this kind of pop punk and nu metal side that he has actually alluded to in previous work on his debut album sandra he had a song called dynamo moscow allowed which was really a pop punk song and people were so surprised to hear that from bad bunny and on your looking like he had llamas mignano which is like one of my favorite songs this year and a that just absolutely bursts into this new metal rage moment that is just so so registered so good and i think you know i i. I didn't think anything could match with those two songs. Made me feel. But i couldn't stop listening to to the settled on my heart. I really think it's like that. Riff is just so heart. Sick and tortured and cathartic. It's a little bit of that success. Mada below gun mental burden sep putra dot com the company. I think you can kind of get a sense of the exact angst. That's at work here but can you walk us through what that's about. Yeah you know. That song is kind of a classic reflecting on a break-up ballot and it's kind of a self torturing acknowledges wasn't great to you and i hope that one day you can forget about me but it's also just really indulging in that feeling and i think that's something that somebody people can relate to maybe a lot of people who've spent a lot of time alone in this year of in thinking about so. It's got a lot of sad. Bob's for reflecting on on these sad moments but also got a lot of really happy moments. I wanted be just kind of give people a sense of place about where he kind of fits into the latin music world like he is a boundary pushing artist. He's pushed a lot of these of gender presentation He sings about gender relations in ways. That feel really fresh absolutely. I think you know for several years now. Bad bunnies kind of establish this reputation for himself as a political or outspoken artist. And it's a label that he wrestles with. I think he is breaking a lot of barriers in terms of challenging masculine in latin pop. And he's really kind of an outlier. In terms of how vocal he is about these issues in two thousand nine hundred and he was really involved in the protests import. The frigo demanding the resignation of prepared for ceo in the past. He's also really challenge these ideas of gender presentation as you mentioned. You know he'd paint his nails and he'd wear skirts and bad. Bunny received a lot of praise for that and it was a big statement to a lot of his fans as much as he's gaining so much praise especially this year he's also had a lot of moments of public learning you know he's resisted this idea of becoming like a spokesperson for any group of people or report the frigo and earlier this year. You know a lot of fans were disappointed that he took several weeks to respond in support to the black lives matter movement and eventually he released a letter expressing his feelings and kind of saying himself. The thing that so many of us had already come to the conclusion to which is that. You know you can't rely on celebrities at the end of the day to lead us forward and social movements to be the voice of progress. I think bad bunny has made a lot of big statements that challenge how latin pop's most visible stars approach politics but then again on and trap have always been political and bad bunny is not the first and i know he won't be the last. Yeah you mentioned. His relationship with puerto rico. I think that's one thing that really jumps out about him. Could you talk a little bit more about that. Absolutely i think what definitely sets bad bunny. Apart from all of his peers in the industry is just how committed he is doing right by his community and worked to recall. Specifically i think in all of his music you can tell that. He's striving to remain authentic. And there's so many little love letters to community on this album samples the legendary astrologer welton on the penultimate track. His famous sendoff muccio more. He shouts out puerto rican and latino legends in general like leveaux the ruben blah the song and then latinos like real manna. You can tell that. He's he's aware that he's operating within a lineage. He never leaves any doubt about who he's trying to uplift and who is trying to represent here and he closes the album on a classic puerto rican christmas song comparison performed by today obama hegna which is a group from his hometown of vega baja. Your old it's kind of odd. Because it's like he's not on the song. Obviously it's recording from the fifties. But it's a song about how some people have jubilant joyful christmases and others spend it in sadness or in poverty. It is a farewell to a year. That i think all of us are happy to see go and i think you know though. He sits at this place of enormous wealth and privilege and fame. I think he's really at the end of the day driven by this desire to remain
Puerto Rico seeks to arrest US tourist who refused face mask
"And relaxation. On the island of puerto rico could lead to the arrest of a tourist. A judge has ordered the arrest of a us mainland tourists. Who is accused of attacking a national guard trooper at puerto rico's airport after refusing to wear a face mask as required under pandemic restrictions thirty-one-year-old adrienne williams faces charges including assault in the november twenty eighth incidents caught on video that went viral. The incident angered many puerto ricans who have repeatedly complained about tourists refusing to wear face masks as the us territory faces a record number of corona virus infections and deaths on thursday governor. Wanda basquaise announced stricter measures to fight a rise in copa nineteen cases including the closure of marinas a lockdown on sundays and a ban on weekend alcohol
Bad Bunny tops Spotify's most-streamed list of 2020
"For bad bunny Spotify says. He's the music streaming. Services. Most listened to artist of 2020 more than 8.3 billion streams worldwide for the Puerto Rican rapper, But he didn't have the most stream song. That honor goes to the weekends. Blinding lights. The most streamed artist in the U. S. Can't Tapper juice world who died last December of an accidental drug overdose. Not your friend Billy Alice was the most streamed woman globally, though in the U. S. It was Taylor Swift, the
Bad Bunny tops Spotify's most-streamed list of 2020
"Most played artist on spotify globally. Speaking bad bunny the puerto rican superstars the music platforms most streamed artist of the year with eight point. Three billion streams globally the latin grammy winner and hitmaker. Who released a new album last week. Leads a top five list that also includes drake jay alvin juice world and the weekend with more than three point. Three billion streams bad bunny sophomore solo album. Y h l q md lg tops. Spotify's list of most streamed albums globally the weekends. after hours post malone hollywood's bleeding. Harry styles is fine line and depots at future nostalgia round off the top five. The weekends album is the only one of the top five to earn no grammy nominations. The album single blinding lights. Spotify is most streamed song of the year with more than one point six billion streams globally
The Long Legacy Of The Arecibo Telescope
"So let's step back for a minute edit and get a better sense of how the telescope has been used over the years. Tell me about what it does. What kind of projects it's worked on. So one of the really neat things about the The observatory that's very versatile. Scientific instrument most telescopes radio. Telescopes don't have the ability to send out light. They only capture late at the observatory. We can send and capture late when an asteroid coming by. We're pretty much a flashlight that we turn on we send out to. It comes back right. We can tell you how far these objects are down to a meters unbelievable add narrate and we care about where these asteroids are going to be because what if one day this thing comes around and gets too close to earth if we can let people know this is going to happen next year we can actually prepare for it like dinosaurs. They didn't have a space program so they can get to prepare for anything. That's true we do have that on the dinosaurs. We don't have much. But we have out of cbo and we have the direct understanding of asteroids because i also think just from an outsider's perspective like this telescope does really play a role in our cultural imagination. It contributes to our sense of off. You know about the universe. Like i think i remember in the seventies it was used to deliberately beam a message into space. You know like hey. We're here like i mean it really has like not only these scientific contributions but these cultural contributions it's like an it's an inspirational place. You know oh yeah. I love marvel. I'm love marvel comics. And things like that and i was watching. Although i'm a little old doesn't matter. I was watching a cartoon about the avengers and the avengers were flying off to the odyssey observatory to save it. Who was that still in the cartoon. Oh my gosh so yes it really is you know. It's not like one of those fields of science or scientific tools that really stays in academia right. It provides a broader context for understanding. The universe for non-academic says well which i think is is really special and important. It's like bench because of its versatility. It gets to be part of not only applied science but just part of typical day to day life. You may not see it. But it's there in cultural context. It's there you know saving your life making sure this asteroid is not coming towards you. It's really cool so it sounds like at this. Recent damage has big implications in terms of slowing down a lot of research. What kind of research are we going to be missing out on right now with it down well for personal perspective. I actually had some observing runs. We're gonna come up in late. September through october where we were going to be studying mars with radar this year mars was going to be the closest it was going to be and also observable from the osce observatory until the year twenty sixty seven so it. This year was literally a once in a lifetime. Opportunity to observe mars with other. See all twenty twenty twenty twenty worst year ever. Yeah okay so the damage that happened. This year isn't the first hurdle for the observatory right hurricane. Maria damaged the observatory twenty. Seventeen you you were working there right like. Tell me about that experience. Su twenty seven one hurricane. Maria came by not only was. I was still working at. The observatory actually stayed at the observatory. That's where i went for shelter so i got to see the winds combined and the damage For me one of the things that like hit me the most or make me realize the damage the most after the hurricane when we went outside. And when you look across the telescope and it's in the middle of a beautiful rain-forest greenery everywhere and that day after the hurricane when we went outside there's there is no green left it just nothing just brown. Everything was brown. The trees were dead. You see all the way down to the soil. It was impactful in the sense of. Wow this is the damage of the hurricane. Awesome packed full as a puerto rican. Who's used to seeing their island. Be beautiful and green selling costs high. Like that's gone all gone in day. That's tough that you know it starts being Quite a bit less about the science at that point. Oh very quickly. I mean after the hurricane when there was no utilities at all on the island we still had a couple of generators so people from of see what would drive up. We pump water for them and they leave with a bunch of water the to drink water. Well so okay. Let's let's let's talk a little bit about the funding struggles right because there have been ongoing funding struggles for the telescope. Break that down a little bit for me yes. The telescope which is owned by the national science foundation has had some funding struggles in that the budget that is used to operate. It has been going down. And it's gone down from anywhere from about fourteen mil per year with the expected current contract. They could go all the way down to two million gotcha into and so what will that mean for for the telescope and the people that work on it. So as there is diminishing funds going there They'll be less available time for people to go explore go observe pulsars and find the first evidence for gravitational waves which won the telescope a nobel prize in physics and nineteen seventy-three. It's
Why Dr. Julie Ramos Insists You Take Care of Your Heart
"That they're almost thank you so much for doing this. I would thank you. I am happy to be here. Your mom's Costa Rican. Puerto Rican growing up. What were the messages? You got about Healthy Living actually we did not talk about Healthy Living. I really the only thing I could really remember my dad saying was no too fast foods. So we always ate at home. He felt that fast foods were unhealthy. So the rice and beans and meat, you know, lots of plantains, you know, that's just how I grew up very traditional in culturally food-wise and nobody ever went to the gym. I mean that was unheard of growing up your parents, especially your dad like so many immigrants parents really big on the value of Education was the dream always to be a doctor. I always say my father brainwashed me ever since I was in first grade. He said look, the only way to progress in the United States is to get a diploma get a degree get some sort of recognition through education. He gave me three choices. He goes you either become a doctor a lawyer engineer pick one song. I just want to tell you every one's listening right now and raising their hand cuz it's like yeah. Those are those are the options. So I kept hearing that of course as a kid, you're like, oh God now, he's known knowing me and you know, I just want to be a kid, but I did realize probably around fourth or fifth grade that I was actually achieving significant goals and scores things came not easily but with studying and hard work, I think there was a positive impact. So that was a self reinforcement of I can actually do this. I'll be okay. If my mom had to work two jobs and my dad had to work two jobs. They did they included tutoring if it was needed just to be sure that I was able to keep up with the challenges. You go to Rutgers for undergrad then tops for your Ms. In nutritional Sciences. Why get the MS instead of going directly to medical school? So that was the argument I had with my dad for a few years when I told him I was going to probably not to a traditional biology undergraduate. I wanted to do nutrition and in my head I said well as if I was a nutritionist or dietician I could get a job. Okay, so I was a little pragmatic from the beginning. He was like, I don't know. I hope you can go to medical school, but then I decided I really thought having a bachelor's in nutrition was not enough that it needed to have a master's in order to get an acceptable sort of position. My dad was disappointed. He thought I let him down I think looking back he realizes that I took a little bit of a longer route, but he actually thinks it was probably a smart move on to UMDNJ now known as Rutgers School of biomedical and Health Sciences for your birth. Cardiology fellowship at Emory your residency at Cornell when I spoke to dr. Laura Scott. She's a dermatologist in Miami. We talked about how almost every medical student has a moment or a series of moments where they worry that they are on the wrong path. And this is particularly complicated and Medicine cuz you're normally pretty deep in at the point at which I realize that both deep into your schooling and deep into debt. What was that moment for you? Oh goodness from the beginning. I think that by the time I had applied for my life have been you know, pretty successful. I got a full scholarship for all four years at UMDNJ for my tuition. They had a very supportive system at the medical school down as Hispanic Center of Excellence. They had some infrastructure to help but I think in my mind I did not have the basic tools. Of really how to sit down how to study how to organize my thoughts. That was something I kind of haphazardly learned on my own but it wasn't taught by my parents. It was thought by anyone had no organizational skills. I was all over the map.
"puerto rican" Discussed on The Social Hustlaz Podcast
"Wasn't even known as well. Yeah no black. The yes i should know either padro our way we feel good about it though because they do the same bro. So does that make up. Does it make you just defined. Whoever went out when i originally seen in. Tell me i wanna hear ya emotions too. I was disgusted by when i seen him on. Our white win. A fucking. you're insane is a fake is time park where you let me ask you this discussing fake elvis. No because we'll go fuck about you discuss it all off only places you will see a fake elvis's on a strike fake michaels on street those. But you're going to see him on the street at a winning you wanna know why new one of our culture days literally a negative. They wanna put out is part of universal boy. He was really for us. You do what i'm saying. He was really us. We had to share michael lettuce. Your prates you do. What i'm saying is was really are negative. You know what i'm saying so the fuck. What are you get five. Jose's whatever i manage your own. Did we say this. Wants to niggers. I hate this. So that's why. I hey doubles to back to as we would we would. That's why we that's why we fucking big brother. The generation that's buying it up cop causing sheet nigga. She did you feel about this shit like how you saying. Fuck they said and negus embraced. He like like our cuza really on it. By basically was the coach of like chaos Like the prime soon rise but they lay rise wildly on wall to what's happening in these rise wants was there was no negatives the bloods in the fuck level. That was the there she started with. The fucking blake. Shelton's borough versus king. Go fuck the police coming straight from the police. Coming straight from underground act. So what do you around arguing about. the holidays. talking about the blues were nice. That's why they read. So you can see this shit. It was loud cribs for blue nigga. They worked in the daytime niggers basically was on the same sheet of the nineties. Nothing whatever way you look at the bank of canada was blood and crip six. And that's the same shit that we came upon. That's why claim sizes sheet of negus royal with certain seat because of the city was going on the tom. Bro- wrote a base. rapper biz blood replica. Of is a stupid. I gue- never balloon vis knows what this neil because whatever take dishes out choose. A new public knows. Snoops witnessed the coolest all moscow. There is this for you. I mean how this yeah. This is very new allies. You near my leg. Yeah we couldn't have for eighty point boy wealthy coup ending our next of the negative raw. Don't like this rousing. Hey on maybe will hold now. Let's blue fe shot you turn around and kicking with his dorm features. Shit oh i think about this point xactly i think about that new york you got all money time wings on it. How many ways on. But you don features ship with blue phase and is the one that gets the greg the movie shaming as i said it's like when p. diddy name name is snowball fucking foggy. I i really have a. He was praising biggie in the midst of the points. this is not something new. This is something that he does period. You he was already raising. Big nikki smoke. He's already kicking it with motherfucking blue phase and then go blue faces a whole another set of crib. That don't fuck with neighborhoods. They don't need it always nine. Oh then seeks out his roy smoking dumb move. Your new even said they're sitting said get him in for while and that's speak on you really. Did he cut your understand what he did for labor's period period off saying i always thought he would seek so. That's why i was live on against the grain. And they fucking goofy has naming famous crew goofy crew. Yeah yeah get nine nine needlework in and they started like.
"puerto rican" Discussed on The Social Hustlaz Podcast
"The. We need to close the mix. Hebrew so hollow is in any situation is in any situation is him shooting her justify slow at the same time she had first and foremost say hell no never okay for negative female because it affects your nigga. She's a female at the same time. Though the fact that her bullet wounds in her foot. I get the impression that this was on drugs. And you had a certain area or from certain What's the word. I'm looking for culture or maybe not not the words to be You didn't have to be from a certain shit. Young saying to understand the whole shunichi feet until in negative dance type c. That's that's where. I'm assuming in georgia was also for him to shoot in the foot. You probably wasn't really trying to shoot now definitely willing turn you probably use on us folk with her. 'cause she just got to fucking what you were making so confident in the whole she was bullying your little manners and was was on the fucking teasing your little message. 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"puerto rican" Discussed on The Social Hustlaz Podcast
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"puerto rican" Discussed on The Social Hustlaz Podcast
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"puerto rican" Discussed on Latino USA
"Have to learn more about the three cans in the USA. Sometimes, we forget about their needs, what are the living conditions of our population in the USA? From food media, it's Latino USA by Medina Jose, today Puerto Ricans and the spread of covid nineteen. Since the start of the coronavirus outbreak, it's been reported that low-income Black and brown communities have been hit hardest by the pandemic. On this show, we've covered how immigrants and Latinos are getting sick and dying at some of the highest rates in the country. As the crisis continues so does the necessary reporting? A large scale investigation released in June focused on the Puerto Rican diaspora here in the United States. The results are sobering. Detailed analysis found that Puerto Rican communities in the mainland live in parts of the country that also happened to be the most vulnerable for the spread of Covid. Nineteen. The Puerto. Rico based sent throat. More investigative or CPI mapped out the Puerto. Rican population in the US. And analyzed how that overlapped with the spread of covid across the country. The investigation determined that Puerto Ricans in the US live in counties that have the highest possibility of cove infection and death. This piece included reporting from New York New Jersey in Florida a four person team contributed to the story and two of those reporters join us today Manasseh Golan ominous worked on data analysis and crunch the numbers for this piece welcomed on Murphy. Interviewed Puerto Ricans in the states. Montagne corral. Thank you so much for your work and welcome to Latino USA. Thank you many know Hosa, thank you for having us and you so much. So look there have been a lot of stories that in particular Latino Latina journalists we've just been really obsessing over when this pandemic has been developing and I'm just wondering at what point did you just say? Hold on a second. There's a story about Puerto Ricans, right here. Do you remember when that happened for the both of you? Monday. Solid start with you. This investigation with started after we published our first Saudi last April, we identified that the passengers arriving in to the island not in Puerto Rico came from areas of greatest contagion by cut on how biters like New York floaty on. New Jersey does estates has the largest population in United States. Therefore, we decided to analysis if the pottery cans leaving in USA have been disproportionately affected by the coronavirus corral, you're based here in the United States you're based in New York. Based in Puerto Rico I'm wondering because you ended up being the one who is doing the interviews here on the mainland do you remember when you just went like Whoa I'm seeing this right in front of my eyes. This is a story about Puerto Ricans. I wasn't surprised because as a person living in New York I kinda got to see firsthand how most of the people that were outside where people who had to be because they were essential workers and the So when Manasseh told me people from Puerto Rico in the US are being mostly affected by cove. Nineteen It didn't. It didn't surprise me not at all. I'm not Puerto Rican but. I have. Been hearing this story many Puerto Rican girlfriends, professional women. Who just tell me? Oh. My God, this person died, and then this person died and then this person died, and in fact, in your reporting, you tell the story of a man, his name is William Sanchez by the guys he's fifty seven years old and he manages four apartment buildings for the elderly or the disabled in the Bronx how many people did he tell you have died from the four apartment buildings that he manages? In the buildings that he manages around sixteen people have died. He contracted the virus and he himself was extremely worried for himself and for his wife he told me he didn't see his wife for about two weeks while he quarantined. And I remember when I asked him about his experience. He started telling me how he was hallucinating that he felt extreme pain and that he thought he was going to. And he told me that at that moment. He started to write his will. And he said I didn't think it was my time to be doing this into start doing this but I felt it was going to be very real. It was going to be the outcome and I had to be prepared for the worst. So we is from the Bronx. The Bronx is a heavily Puerto Rican borough in New York City and I'm wondering what me Jude decide to zero in on counties in New York City, in New Jersey and in Florida in particular and what makes those areas especially dangerous for Puerto Ricans we decided to concentrate on the five hundred, ninety, four count is because they. Have a higher but the population, our investigation found the were dip Puerto Rican people are leaving. There is a high number. A high rate of conditons is very important to specify that it doesn't mean that the report dot Com people are more infected with a vital, but they're possibility of contagion increase because they leave were there is a high rate of contaminants and We also correlative eight deputy population with the Social Brunette Ability Index. And we found that Brunette ability factors are very present. Your poverty being considered a racer minority deem limitations with the English high unemployment. These factors increase the possibility of becoming infected from the US. You know there is a concept of just poverty, but then when you get more specific about different kinds of poverty. We're talking about here in terms of Urban Poverty Puerto, Ricans, and especially poverty in high density locations. And, you know in many ways, the story of the pandemic is all about geography. You know it can basically determine what your experience with this pandemic has been like. So I'm wondering, can you talk about this notion of urban poverty and geographic location? The spread of the virus and how this coincides with the Puerto Rican community specifically. You. ECORSE. Mainly, in spaces with more population were people have less access to basis services. That's it. Many people live in overcrowded in is so difficult to maintain the the social distance because they're leaving together. Then leaving insane houses they leave in maybe your on Call Your Grandmother, your, son, your sister, the song of your sister you can't avoid contact with the people so that increase the possibility of contagion. Could I'll I'm I'm wondering you began to see patterns of what was happening with these communities. Well, what was the patterns that you were seeing in terms of the failure of local governments and local institutions to really address this problem to be prepared to deal with the way the virus was attacking the Puerto Rican community in specific. The other people that I interviewed her name was August on sale and she is a mother of three children and he told me that it was just Hard for her to be in the area and it was also kind of saddening to her to see that there weren't enough efforts for people in the region to have p. p. e. face mass hand sanitizer. See that she didn't see that type of help in her. Milagros told you to. That she's been having to do everything from now from school to virtual medical treatments to making sure that her kids don't get depressed. And when they tell her that, they want to go back to their normal routines. Now she has to explain that it's just not going to happen right now our our. Our level replies are typing Indian the. Program, quiet. Okay Get any awkward. Calia Point K.. Normal. So, did you see any things that you began to hear over and over again particularly with Puerto Ricans confronting this virus? Yeah. This has to do with preexisting conditions before Kobe did this was something someone told me nonetheless being he's from the South Bronx he runs a community center there and he was just telling me that A lot of people in the South Bronx were already going through problems that I guess Kobe's exacerbated he mentioned, for example, the factor of unemployment he said in this community, a lot of people were already unemployed and Kobe hit those who did have office jobs just lost them and the ones left working right now in this community are essential workers. People who were also not very fluent in English. Would tell me that a lot of the resources that were being given out were in. English. And they might have to do a little extra effort to look for resources in Spanish and depending on where you live. They might not even exist. They were telling me how they were seeing difficulties in this in different sectors. For example, migos concern she was telling me that although she can speak English, she was talking with other moms and. They don't master English as well. So when classes went online, it was much harder for them to help their children with homework all the classes were in English and while they relied on the school and the teacher before now it's just it's just a little harder for them to actually help their children. You also spoke to someone named Mike Wreath Rivera, who lives in Newark new. Jersey. WHO's a plumber originally from Puerto Rico.
"puerto rican" Discussed on Spanish Aquí Presents
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"puerto rican" Discussed on Spanish Aquí Presents
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"puerto rican" Discussed on Spanish Aquí Presents
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"puerto rican" Discussed on Latino USA
"Sunny hostile view. So we've always been there but the sense that the mainstream media starting to catch up and understanding the need to include us in conversations about that had really inspired me to further attack. This question of why are we invisible to some power people exercising agency to change that? So let's talk about this piece that you publish the New York Times. In February the title of it was why some Black Puerto Ricans choose white on the senses. Well it actually came from previous headlines. I'd read some headlines in two thousand. That stated that eighty percent of Puerto Ricans racially identified as white. But I didn't see too much. Follow up on that story. It was just sort of a statement of fact rather than a question an inquisition into why that would be the case and so when you jump to two thousand ten ten years later there's a slight drop down to seventy six percent who identify as white and so the fact that you saw that slight change from eighty to seventy six said something and so the women who were responsible for this shift who played a part. They started a a media campaign dedicated to checking black on the census which again is a US terminology for race or riding in after this and the the name of this group is collectively. Eli and their story. I felt had never really been elevated. You know of course in local circles there people who know about this group. They've been around for awhile since the ninety s but it felt very important to center them in the conversation and to center their work and to just find out. How do you change people's minds about something that is so personal and we're going to get to the whole conversation about the census in a moment but you focused your reporting in the town of Louis? So why did you go to Louisa and set the scene for us? There from childhood Loaiza had been spoken about as almost magical place of you know the center of African tradition. The place where African heritage had been so well preserved in Puerto Rico and obviously an Africa is a continent with many countries. You know and that's the reality of the transatlantic slave trade is that we cannot always trace exactly where we came from an Africa. It's believed that Nigerians who were enslaved settled Loaiza and then there was the reality of reading about Loaiza as a place that was the hardest hit after Hurricane Maria one of the hardest hit and one of the slowest to recover a place where there's incredibly high amounts of unemployment and poverty and yet it's celebrated culturally as this place. That is the center of tradition. But what was interesting about lowy sal? Was that when I went there? It was very clear that just because you lived in lowy said did not mean that you identified as black and I thought that was the perfect place to censor this story because I wanted to complicate the narrative so I went to Gopi which is a community center in Louisa and actually attended a Bombay class and interviewed one of the Drummer's one of the teachers about identity. He was born and raised in Louisa. He was the first to tell me that he does not call himself. Afro Puerto Rican Afro Latino Afro Nothing. He's not black per se. He is Puerto Rican above all else. I found that belief in sense of Puerto Rican national identity trumping everything I found that in more than Louisa. So that's where the story starts. So what was your sense of? How the black residents in Louisa and in general on the island was your sense about how they talk about race. I mean this is a huge question that I'm asking you obviously. But what's the general sense of how Puerto Ricans interact with the issue of race so race is? I'll just say a taboo subject races and uncomfortable subject race is something that lifts the veil of Puerto Rican unity and just shakes it up completely right. Because there's a narrative that Puerto Ricans are a mix of Dino right in for people who don't know that they are the indigenous people of the Caribbean which includes the island of Puerto Rico. Yes so dino. Spaniard and African heritage. We've you know been told that again since we were born and so when you even inject race into the conversation. It's almost if why is that necessary right. We're all Puerto Rican. If you know anything about Puerto Rican history you can understand this real desire for nationalism. You know I am Puerto Rican before we get into the reasons why people might not identify as black on the senses. What are reasons why people are so kind of atom it with skinny metal on disk neither days Llamas Import? Thank you know what matters asking what Equa- ESCA Sway Puerto. Regain Your. I am proud and Puerto Rican. How do you understand that? Nationalism Cultural Pride within the context of Puerto Rico history while you have to understand that you know. Colonialism has given. What thought he go the short stick and so it's this sense of being treated as second-class citizens you know not getting the resources that they need. Even looking at the response to Hurricane Maria all of these years later there when I flew into someone they were still blue tarps on houses right so I I understand that that need to hold together and also it's a form of resistance to say that I'm Puerto Rican I to not necessarily jump at the thought of. I'm an American and I'm going to assimilate right there is there is resistance. There and pride Is Understandable so resistance through the struggle and to highlight the injustice. I think all of that reinforces that national.
"puerto rican" Discussed on Latino USA
"Its language. Its food religion and music but in the twenty ten senses over seventy five percent of Puerto Ricans identified as white. Of course there are many factors that have led to this like anti blackness and color ISM in Latin America like for example the notion of Mahad Lhasa which means to better the race which means to be more white but having an inaccurate count of racial demographics can hurt communities and even then you can't force population to change how they identify. That choice is very personal in order to understand the nuances of this issue. We reached out to journalists. Natasha S. Alford who's done a lot of reporting on the Afro Puerto Rican community. She's done stories at range from beauty. Police racially profiling black residents on the island. And most recently Natasha wrote about Afro Puerto Ricans being counted in the census for the New York. Times before we get to our story about Puerto Rico in the senses. I wanted to share something that Natasha told me about that. Regards this feeling of invincibility. It's a major theme that you're GonNa hear about today and this personal story came out as we our conversation in early March. Natasha attended a conference in New York City produced by the National Association of Black Journalists. She's an active member of the organization and attended the conference as a panelist. Here's Natasha so I go to this conference. I speak about wellness and mental health. And you know there are lots of thank you hugs and then I leave after I would say about an hour and a half I left with a feeling of that was time. Well spent but definitely ready to rest because I had been on the road for two weeks and there was starting to be a lot more news about corona virus. Then I got a notification saying that someone at that conference tested positive for corona virus. They asked everyone to take care of themselves. Which for me means something very different because I also live with Lupus that means that my immune system is already compromised. Take every day for it. I then was cast into the sea of confusion and anxiety because I didn't know if I had been exposed to the virus. Do we have any news we do? I've just got the news today that I am negative. Yes I know right WEAP- just a huge like thank you got you. Don't text the family and friends and everything but still a sense of sadness because there is someone who's still struggling right now but wow just this feeling of not being able to breathe just holding my breath for a week and that's the reason why we were not in the studio together of because add to be extra cautious and safe during this time. So while you've been in this self-isolation quarantine. Have you thought about any intersection that you see between your life experience right now and the reporting that you've just done from Puerto Rico and the Census and people fighting to be identified as Afro Puerto Rican? There is one hundred percent a sense of being seen in a way that I have never been seen before I think We call Lupus an invisible illness right because if you look at someone like me you know. I'm in my thirties Pretty active people may not believe that it's real and similarly this project of telling Afro Latin Stories actually started in college because I was looking for myself. I didn't see a representation of women who look like me the sense that you had to choose between black quote unquote and Latino as if they were completely separate always persisted. I remember you know going to a game sign yet hours. Eleven and I was one of few girls bear. My mother is Puerto Rican and she's a olive. She's actually or color money. And I thought that every image in the magazine made it seem as though that version of Latina. That was so much more beautiful and there was just nothing. I could do to change that but the older I got. I saw this shifts that we were being seen You know I was seeing Ahmadullah negative for example.
"puerto rican" Discussed on Code Switch
"By put he came kane's years ago this not to the right is the ugly these nero the peanut this mural that puerto rican five it's to left it's super along it used to be a puerto rican in us flag they put he can flag started him it blended into the us flag the then mayor at the time came down amid this a campaign political issue i mean huge think got the news to say that the puerto ricans were trying to dominate the us and so the kids were heartbroken they just painted over the us flag it's now a hundred percent the puerto rican flag but think about that narrative you know in the jones exit you come it to be us you think you're us edison you have kids or not in the neighborhoods work here trying to integrate trying to become part of the community in culture and you're being shut down thing you're trying to overtake the us or dominate like how are you as a kid growing up supposed to feel an american is the first where the comes to my mind domestic get for an from nighter here nor their the forced to choose side it's lemon sophia be better lars they found win over to pick up and currently a to mirror manly a college now julio college's in a tree lined severed right next to hold the a it's a women's college one of the seven sisters founded decades before puerto rican scott american citizenship and i'm here in a grand old room in a grand old building with cathedral ceiling was talking to sophia xito leafs it's the part of that east coast los university student with her fly winter boots clear hipster glasses and a sensible yet stylish pop i have to admit this seen is in stark contrast to my tore through holy up with nelson and nelson and sophia are different in so many ways sophia grew up in but though he caught and went to private school their nelson grew up in the states.