Marshalla Ramos

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I am the author of an Afro-Boricua children’s storybook: Isabella’s Hair and How She Learned to Love It. I wrote the story to contribute and pay a debt of gratitude to all children who have questioned or have been forced to …

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I wrote a book, They Were Legal: Balzac y Lopez, the History of an Hispanic Family, New York 1901-1960, in honor of my Puerto Rican grandfather, who came to New York at the age of 19 with $30 in his …

Joy Tirado

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I am a NY rican with Taino heritage on my mother’s side. I have been operating a horse stable that is over 108 years old here in Queens, NY…last of its kind on private property. I mentor the community children …

Ernesto Camacho

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Josephina left Vega Baja and landed en Nueva York when she was only 14 years of age. Those of us who know her best can only imagine how she must have adorned her new surroundings like a Flamboyant that was …

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Amy Ramirez Rodriguez

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I was born and bred in Washington Heights, a stone’s throw from the George Washington Bridge. My family migrated to NYC on Christmas Eve in 1965. Since then, my family has gone to great lengths to re-enforce the bonds between …

Ginette Claudette

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For 21-year-old Ginette Claudette, relying on fond memories like singing with her older sister in the hospital before she passed away or performing at the Apollo Theater, fulfilling the dream of her father, who is also gone, help to keep …

Lizette Romulus

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My parents, Leonel and Angelica, came here in the early to mid 1970′s from Guatemala and El Salvador. They each had a long and ardous journey to the US. Both of my parents came “por tierra”, by bus and by …

Victoria Hasbun

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I am a second generation, Puerto Rican/Dominican. Born in 1993. My family was sewed into my upbringing. Knowing that I had aunts and uncles and godfathers and godmothers, cousins and nieces. It only makes me believe that the tradition of …

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Justice Frank Torres

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My name is Alma Torres-Warner. This is about my oldest brother, Retired Justice Frank Torres, born in New York City of Puerto Rican parents. Frank became a Boy Scout, Troop 680; attorney, 1957; Assistant District Attorney, Bronx County 1958-1962; Administrator …

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Maria Jose Penaherrera

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We meet at a museum in Quito, Ecuador. Jorge is a long time NY resident, he has lived here longer than in his native Guayaquil. I was a city girl from Quito who never consider to live anywhere else but surrounded …

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