Carlos Martinez

#FreeOscarLopez: Puerto Rico Deserves It

Oscar López Rivera was born in the U.S. colony of Puerto Rico in 1943. Roughly six years after the Ponce Massacre and about five years prior to the infamous Law 53—also know as the Ley de Mordaza. Five-year-old Oscar began coming into awareness of the society around him in a world where it was illegal to […]

  • Jan 6, 2015
  • 8:27 AM

Solidarity: Brief Accounts of Black and Latino Unity from the Late 1800s to the Present

The Late 1800s Arturo Alfonso Schomburg —born in Santurce, Puerto Rico— was a prominent figure during the Harlem Renaissance. He moved to Harlem in 1891 at the young age of 17. Schomburg was a self-proclaimed Afroborinqueño who later helped found the Negro Society for Historical Research. Known today as one of the fathers of what […]

  • Dec 26, 2014
  • 2:24 PM

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