Historical Photo of the day: Herman Badillo

“Herman Badillo was the first Puerto Rican US congressman (1970-78).” ….. honor were honor is due!!


War Against All Puerto Ricans: Revolution and Terror in America’s Colony

Herman Badillo was the first Puerto Rican US congressman (1970-78).

A fixture in New York politics for over forty years, he was also the first Puerto Rican Borough President, Deputy Mayor, City Commissioner, and CUNY Board Chair. At one point Badillo jokingly stated, “I was the first Puerto Rican everything.”

Badillo was always a fighter. He arrived as an orphan from Caguas at age 11, and was raised by his aunt. He worked full-time as a dishwasher, bowling pinsetter and accountant, and attended Brooklyn Law School at night…where he graduated first in his class, at age 24.

Badillo was also a fierce campaigner. He ran city marathons to stay in fighting trim, and he had a homespun secret. Whenever he campaigned in Puerto Rican neighborhoods, he introduced himself as “Herman Badillo,” using the castilian form of his last name (Ba-DEE-yoh). In Italian neighborhoods, his name became Herman Badilio (Ba-DIH-li-oh).


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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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