🇵🇷 … The Deep Secret, of the Puerto Rican Day Parade … 🇵🇷


Back in 1948, it was unlawful to have a Puerto Rican flag in your possession!! Did you know that?
It was called Public Law 53, and also known as La Ley de la Mordaza … the Gag Law. Law 53 made it a felony to sing a song, whistle a tune, or utter one word against the US government, or in favor of Puerto Rican independence. This included singing La Borinqueña, or owning a Puerto Rican flag. Own a flag … ten years in jail. We all know what is in our hearts, and in our memory … We will never give up our island!! … And that is why we will win.’
NEVER, EVER AGAIN!!

WAR AGAINST ALL PUERTO RICANS

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The Puerto Rican Day Parade has a dark secret.

It has nothing to do with celebrities, rich corporations, or slick politicians.

It is a deep mystery, from the heart and history of Puerto Rico, which explains the whole parade…

Seventy years ago, Boricuas were given the worst jobs and housing in New York City. They were also beaten by their neighbors and the NYPD.

And yet in 1957, some brave Boricuas dared to hold a humble parade where they could march with pride, arm-in-arm, through the heart of Manhattan.

Mothers clapped their hands…to the bombas and plenas of their childhood.

Fathers schooled their children…explaining the floats dedicated to Puerto Rican towns known for sugar cane, tobacco, coffee, pineapples and plantains. 

The Puerto Rican pride spread rapidly.

By 1966, the parade was already a “must do” event for politicians and celebrities.

Today, the parade is a celebrity spectacle with 2 million…

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Perspective


Dana Milbank, this morning … ‘The real danger is not from Trump, but from the forces that gave rise to him and could continue to erode democracy over time: broad and persistent wealth inequality, the backlash against America’s shift from a white-majority nation toward a minority-majority one, the accompanying realignment of parties along racial lines and the related radicalization of the Republican Party.’
While I agree with this statement … I still feel a sense of doom! I see what I knew disintegrating right before my eyes …. Even though there’s ‘resistance’, HE continues unabated!!
I’m exhausted!!

Filosofa's Word

Whew!  It certainly has been a week, hasn’t it folks?  This morning I stumbled on something that put our present situation into perspective just a bit.  It is hard to see a light at the end of the tunnel in these dark times, and easy to believe that the destruction of our nation is at hand.  Our friend Roger of Woebegone frequently reminds me that this, too, shall pass and become naught but a blip in history.  An OpEd by Washington Post writer Dana Milbank this morning confirms this and since I found his words encouraging, I wanted to share them with you, my friends.

We interrupt this apocalypse vigil to say that America has conquered worse

dana-milbank.pngIt was another one of those weeks in which the wheels seemed to come off the axle of the American motor coach.

President Trump speculated about his power to pardon himself for crimes…

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America’s Got Talent 2018 …. “💕🎼 We Three: Family Band Performs Song Tribute for Mother with Cancer 🎼💕 …. “!!


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~~June 9, 2018~~ 

HEAVEN’S NOT TOO FAR AWAY

~Season 2018 of  America’s Got Talent has begun~

I finally started catching up with the recorded episodes.

This one caught my heart!

Listen to their intro and catch the lyrics.

As an interesting note, Mel B was emotional about it. 

She mentioned that she had lost her father to cancer some time before and explained that the song felt as it her father was speaking to her.

Hope you enjoy it!

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~~We Three: Family Band Performs Song Tribute For Mother With Cancer~~

America’s Got Talent 2018

~~Published on May 29, 2018~~

The brother sister singing trio from Oregon perform their moving original song, “Heaven’s Not Too Far Away.”

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#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexach

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In season 13, NBC’s America’s Got Talent follows Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Mel B, Howie Mandel, and host Tyra Banks in their talent search, showcasing unique performers from across the country.

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Randy Rainbow Song Parody …. “🧀 COMMANDER-OF-CHEESE …. she did say it 🧀 …. “!!


~~June 9, 2018~~ 

COMMANDER of CHEESE 

There! She did say it!

When I first heard this, I thought it was a joke!

Kellyanne DID say it.

Here’s the proof!

Enjoy the parody!

YOU MAKE MY LIFE SO MUCH BRIGHTER!!

HortyRex©

Fresh off the presses!

Randy has a new video out.

Thanks for keeping us kinda sane with these videos during this endless fuckery that Drumpf’s presidency is.

This video says it all.

RANDY RANDY RANDY!!

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#JustForFun #Parody #RandyRainbow #Exclusive #RandyRainbowOfficialPage #Trump #Drumpf #Laughter #TheBestMedicine #USA #ComedianRandyRainbow #CommanderOfCheese #KellyanneConway #DisdainScorn #Mockery

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexach

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~~COMMANDER OF CHEESE!~~

A Randy Rainbow Song Parody

~~Published on Jun 8, 2018~~

‘This is amazing! I usually have some inkling of what song it’s going to be, but I was entirely in the dark until the opening notes. The cheese puns are masterful!’

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CENTRO Diaspora Summit in Puerto Rico: Resilience and Solidarity


My country is still hurting … and I ache with it!!
‘The start of hurricane season was a sobering reminder that much of Puerto Rico is not ready for another hurricane. Nine and a half months after Hurricane María struck the island as a Category 4 storm, thousands still do not have electricity, with rolling blackouts common. Meanwhile, the monumental task of reconstruction has been overshadowed as of late by the findings of a new Harvard report on the estimated number of deaths caused by Hurricane María.’ … #Fueron4645 … #4645Boricuas …

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flag_oOn the heels of last month’s Diaspora Summit, organized by the Center for Puerto Rican Studies (CENTRO), on the Rebuild Puerto Rico initiative, CENTRO is collaborating with the University of Puerto Rico’s (UPR) School of Planning for another summit, Resiliencia y Solidaridad: Encuentro con la Diáspora [Resilience and Solidarity: Meeting with the Diaspora]. The event will take place on June 15, 2018, at the UPR School of Planning. On June 16, there will be a Data Mapping Workshop at the same venue. See more info at CENTRO and below:

Description: The start of hurricane season was a sobering reminder that much of Puerto Rico is not ready for another hurricane. Nine and a half months after Hurricane Maria struck the island as a Category 4 storm, thousands still do not have electricity, with rolling blackouts common. Meanwhile, the monumental task of reconstruction has been overshadowed as of late by the…

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