Puerto Rican Artists Show Jones Act’s ‘Complicated Identity Struggle’


One hundred years of the Jones Act … the case for a Puerto Rican citizenship as USA citizens!

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Curated by Puerto Rican artist Adrián Viajero Román, DEFEND PUERTO RICO’s CITICIEN traveling exhibition is on view at The Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center (located at 107 Suffolk Street, New York, New York). The exhibition features 100 artworks highlighting the historical and present-day impact of the Jones Act. See excerpts of an article by Nicole Acevedo (Latino USA) below:

This month, Puerto Ricans commemorated the centennial of the Jones Act, the first piece of legislation that gave Puerto Ricans a pathway to U.S. citizenship. Starting in 1917, people born in Puerto Rico, a territory of the U.S, were able to become American citizens through naturalization, and they did so for about 20 years.

“It’s a complicated identity struggle with our people,” said Adrián Viajero Roman, co-founder of Defend Puerto Rico. Viajero Roman curated a show called “CitiCien: 100 Artists 100 Years of the Jones Act,” an…

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Destruction of HUD, ACA, and EPA … All In A Week’s Work!!! – Part I


This madness & lunacy must stop! Is there no end to it? Where’s the superhero who will come to the rescue??

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It is time to stop this madness.  This entire week has been lunacy the likes of which we have never before seen in this country.  First, there is the absolutely horrible healthcare bill I wrote about yesterday that seems to be flying through Congress to ensure that none of us below a certain income level will qualify for affordable healthcare.  Then came the news that Mike Flynn, the man who served for 24 days as National Security Advisor was serving as a foreign agent, lobbying on behalf of the Turkish government, for which he was paid over a half-million dollars, while at the same time working as Trump’s campaign advisor.  Then came the news that Republican Representative from Illinois, John Shimkus objects to the inclusion of prenatal care in the health plan because after all, why should men have to pay for prenatal care when they don’t get pregnant???  And…

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