Andrew J. Padilla

I Believe in Puerto Rico

Not the political class, but the Puerto Rican people.

  • Feb 6, 2020
  • 8:44 AM

Michael ‘El Bloombito’ Bloomberg’s First Interview as Candidate for President

“No tengo trouble connectingo. Los 99 percentadors y yo tenemos mucho in common. Todos los everyone enjoys beachcasas, y vacaciones.,” El Bloombito tells Latino Rebels.

  • Nov 11, 2019
  • 11:37 AM

One Policy Angering Puerto Rico Protesters Impacts Black and Brown People Across the US

In the wake of Governor Ricardo Rosselló’s historic resignation, all of Puerto Rico is primed as “opportunity zones” for our nation’s wealthiest.

  • Aug 3, 2019
  • 1:52 PM

A Rejected Artist in NYC: Who Really Wins Affordable Housing Lotteries?

I am one of hundreds of East Harlem artists denied housing at Artspace PS109. The Promise In the summer of 2014, 53,000+ people applied to live in 89 affordable apartments at Artspace PS109. This has become an all too common scene in New York City’s housing market. Decades of public subsidies and assistance for luxury development in NYC […]

  • Feb 5, 2015
  • 9:54 AM

NYPD ‘Restraint’ and the Mass Detention of Peaceful #EricGarner Protesters

After getting thrown into the back of the police van, the cops begin laughing, mocking protesters, as they drive through the streets of NYC, looking for more bodies to fill our paddy wagon.

  • Dec 11, 2014
  • 4:07 PM

East Harlem Explosion: Support Affected Businesses (VIDEO)

The East Harlem Explosion devastated El barrio 8 Dead over 70 injured Over 100 displaced The tragedy also impacted Spanish Harlem’s small businesses Small businesses on 116th between Madison and Lexington lost tens of thousands of dollars Some, lost it all Many have reopened for business But they are a long way from recovery Shop […]

  • Dec 2, 2014
  • 9:45 PM

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