The Young Lords Party

I remember …. The Young Lords!


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

The Young Lords were born in Chicago in the early 1960s.

Radicalized through early contact with the Black Panthers, they opened chapters in other cities with large concentrations of Puerto Ricans.

In New York, the Young Lords forced the Dept. of Sanitation to pick up the trash in East Harlem. They also created free breakfast and drug rehab programs.

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the Young Lords also demanded reforms in health care, education, housing, employment and community policing.

Felipe Luciano and Juan Gonzalez meet the press

A number of their more visible members – Geraldo Rivera, Juan Gonzalez, Felipe Luciano – progressed into media careers on Fox TV, the Daily News, and NBC TV.

Others, such as Pedro Pietri, writer of the unforgettable Puerto Rican Obituary, became life-long poets, writers and artists.

Others, such as Iris Morales, became true community activists and educators.

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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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