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This story in 2011 put us on the digital map pretty early.
“This is my culture, this is who we are. I’m proud.”
“The divisions have never been so harmful.”
On Monday, the National Puerto Rican Day Parade’s board of directors issued a statement in response to the news that Goya Foods and other organizations were not participating in the 2017 parade on June 11. After that statement was published, news broke on Tuesday that JetBlue, the New York Yankees, AT&T and Coca-Cola had also all agreed to […]
“The Parade will continue to serve as educational platform, as it works alongside the community in a productive and positive manner.”
Latino Rebels Radio: May 21, 2017
“This year’s views and values of the National Puerto Rican Day Parade committee do not conform with the society’s mission of promoting peace and unity.”
“Goya Foods has decided to end its contribution and participation in the National Puerto Rican Day Parade.”
We, the undersigned, call on the Board of the National Puerto Rican Day Parade to convert this year’s parade into a march for justice in solidarity with the Puerto Rican people.
This afternoon an editorial by The New York Daily News has addressed the recent controversy surrounding a photo published last Monday that inaccurately depicted paradegoers at last Sunday’s Puerto Rican Day Parade. The photo had sparked protests and rebukes from supporters of the parade. Here is an excerpt of what the Daily News editorial said: […]
UPDATE, June 20, 2015: The Daily News apologized via an editorial. Last night, the Facebook page of the National Puerto Rican Day Parade (NPRDP) posted the following update about a photo the New York Daily News published on June 15: This evening, we informed the NY Daily News that we have terminated our relationship, effective […]
UPDATE, June 20, 2015: The Daily News apologized via an editorial. [View the story “Puerto Rican Day Parade Supporters Protest at NY Daily News” on Storify]
UPDATE, June 20, 2015: The Daily News apologized via an editorial. UPDATE, June 19, 2015: The NPRPD sent a letter to the Daily News, terminating its relationship with the newspaper. Yesterday the chair of the National Puerto Rican Day Parade (NPRDP) wrote a letter to the CEO of the New York Daily News demanding that […]
Here is the “ASSURANCE OF DISCONTINUANCE” issued today by Eric T. Schneiderman, Attorney General of the State of New York in regards to the investigation surrounding G.A.L.O.S. Corporation, Carlos Velasquez, National Puerto Rican Day Parade, Inc., and Diversity Foundation, Inc. For more about today’s report, see what our friends at NiLP are saying. NY State […]
Here is what Madelyn Lugo, the head of National Puerto Rican Day Parade (NPRDP), shared today in response to reports that the office of the New York Attorney General will disband the board based on a investigation surrounding the board’s dealings. A detailed summary of what was reported previously can be seen here. Last summer, […]
Ten months after sponsorship decisions by the board of the National Puerto Rican Day Parade (NPRDP) led to a major backlash by New York City’s Puerto Rican community as well as calls for an investigation by New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, the New York Post is reporting today that Schneiderman is ready to […]
State Attorney General Extends Deadline for Puerto Rican Day Parade to Submit Investigation Documents
Although the office of New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman had initially asked the leadership of the National Puerto Rican Day Parade (NPRDP) to submit documentation this week surrounding an investigation about the relationships the non-profit NPRDP has with corporate sponsors, the deadline for the submission was extended until after the parade concludes on June […]
This morning, I spent 30 minutes with Madelyn Lugo, chairperson of the National Puerto Rican Day Parade (NPRDP) organization. We covered several issues surrounding the latest developments with the official Coors parade can that has led to controversy in New York City’s Puerto Rican community. We also discussed the request by the state attorney general […]
UPDATE: Carlos Velasquez is of Colombian and Puerto Rico descent. Last Friday night on CNN Latino, Madelyn Lugo, Chairperson of the non-profit National Puerto Rican Day Parade, Inc. (NPRDP), gave a nine-minute interview defending her organization surrounding the recent developments of an official Coors Light parade beer can that has generated controversy in the Puerto […]
Last night on CNN Latino’s Panorama news shows with host Fernando Del Rincón, Madelyn Lugo, chairperson of the non-profit National Puerto Rican Day Parade (NPRDP) organization, defended NPPRD’s actions in response to an official Coors Light parade beer can that depicted images of the Puerto Rican flag and the parade’s official logo. On May 23, […]
After a campaign by Boricuas for a Positive Image calling for MilerCoors and the Puerto Rican Day Parade to stop the distribution and production of an official parade Coors Light beer can displaying the colors and images of the Puerto Rican flag went viral via social media, both MillerCoors and the Puerto Rican Day Parade […]