Thoughts for today, #288 .… “We Come in MANY Colors”!!


Boricua

~~November 17, 2015~~ 

PUERTO RICANS 

“Our skins are different.

We have many colors.

We are all Puerto Rican (Borinqueños).

(translated)

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Puerto Ricans (Spanish: Puertorriqueños; Taíno: boricua) are the inhabitants or citizens of Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico is a multi-ethnic nation, home to people of different ethnic and national backgrounds. As a result, some Puerto Ricans do not treat their nationality as an ethnicity but as a citizenship with various ethnicities and national origins comprising the “Puerto Rican people“.

Despite its multi-ethnic composition, the culture held in common by most Puerto Ricans is referred to as mainstream Puerto Rican culture, a Western culture largely derived from the traditions of Western European migrants, beginning with the early Spanish settlers, along with other Europeans arriving later such as the Corsicans, Irish, Germans and French, along with a strong West African culture which has been influential.

Puerto Ricans commonly refer to themselves as boricuas. “The majority of Puerto Ricans regard themselves as being of mixed Spanish-European descent. Recent DNA sample studies have concluded that the three largest components of the Puerto Rican genetic profile are in fact indigenous Taíno, European, and African”.

“As it appears in …. full read/full credit”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puerto_Ricans

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IOTD …. Image of the day, #372 …. “Puerto Rico …. always in my heart”!!


PRCoqui

~~October 20, 2015~~ 

PUERTO RICO

My flag, my coqui and my “Flamboyán”

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THE BORICUA IN ME

(PUERTO RICAN AND PROUD)

i’m proud of where i’m from
i represent the red, white, and blue
no, it’s not america – supposedly home of the free
that’s the place that all i pay is nothing but a fee
i represent the red, white and blue
only difference is that this flag has one star (the only star)
which means i am a superstar
where i’m from, everything that is true, we say “wepa”
when we get pissed, we say “coño”
when we laugh, we say “que estúpido”
when we see beauty, we say “que chula”
when we smell food, it “arroz con pollo” (don’t forget the “pernil”)
when we play, it’s a classic game of dominoes
when we love, it’s always a say of “te quiero”
how can anyone dismiss us like students being dropped off at the school yard without a goodbye
its call undeniable love
so genuinely surreal, we fly high above the clouds with grace like a dove
so always remember, when you see the red, white, and blue
think of the island of Puerto Rico, where we speak from the heart in which all we say are true

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

http://www.powerpoetry.org/poems/boricua-me-puerto-rican-and-proud

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A dear blogger friend taught me this concept.

You can find Michelle here: http://mchelsmusings.wordpress.com/

~IN HER OWN WORDS~

IOTD” is image of the day, a concept I came up with. I teach visual meditative therapy – or in easy terms – a mini mental holiday. For some people it is very difficult for them to get their image right. I post an image a day for people to use in their mini mental vacay. Some are serious, some are silly, and some are just beautiful!”

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To start the day …. “A Very Special Evening …. Meeting Nelson A. Denis”!!


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~~October 24, 2015~~ 

“WAR AGAINST ALL PUERTO RICANS”

Revolution and Terror in America’s Colony

Universidad Politécnica de Puerto Rico

Orlando Campus
Address: 550 N Econlockhatchee Trail, Orlando, FL 32825

Friday Oct. 23, 2015 – 6:30pm – 8:30pm

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“There will be war to the death against all Puerto Ricans.”

–Puerto Rico Chief of Police, E. Francis Riggs-

When it won the Spanish-American War in 1898, the U.S. acquired Puerto Rico as a new “possession.” The American who led the invasion, Gen. Nelson A. Miles, promised “liberty” to Puerto Ricans. He also promised “prosperity” and “the advantages and blessings of enlightened civilization.”

This never occurred.

Puerto Rico was stripped of her land and natural resources by U.S. banking syndicates. By 1934, the theft was so extreme that Puerto Ricans organized an island-wide agricultural strike. In response to this strike the Yale-educated Chief of Police, whose father owned the Riggs National Bank, promised that “there will be war to the death against all Puerto Ricans.”

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

http://waragainstallpuertoricans.com/

~~ANOTHER SOURCE~~ 

https://www.facebook.com/WarAgainstAllPuertoRicans?fref=ts

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…. a dream come true!

I was born and raised in Puerto Rico.

I lived all my childhood, teenage and early adult years in the Island.

It wasn’t until 1999 that I moved to the United States.

I went to a Catholic private school for all of my schooling. Needless to say, I grew up totally Americanized.

We learned about the history of the Island but nothing like I learned when I first read this book.

It took me 60 years to become fully aware of what has been done to Puerto Rico by “the master”.

Puerto Rico has never been independent .. only for a few days after freeing itself from the claws of the Spanish empire.

After the Spanish-American War, Puerto Rico, along with several other nations under Spanish rule, became bounties of war and were handed over to the United States.

But I digress ….

I read the “War” book in total disbelief ….

How could the “greatest country in the world” do these things to another country under their “protection”?

I completed my reading withing three days.

I couldn’t fathom that these things occurred in my country. I was born in 1950 … the year that the “revolution” was squashed by the might of the super-power and the corruption of the local government.

Last night, I had the opportunity to meet the author and thank him personally for taking the band off my eyes and for educating me about the true story of Puerto Rico, my country.

The battled raged back in the 50’s and it’s still raging to this day.

HortyRex©

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FROM THE BOOK’S JACKET

In 1950, after over 50 years of military and colonial rule, the Nationalist Party of Puerto Rico staged an unsuccessful armed insurrection against the United States. Violence swept through the Island: assassins were sent to kill President Truman, gunfights roared in eight towns, police stations and post offices were burnt down. In order to suppress this uprising, the US Army deployed thousands of troops and bombarded two towns, marking the first time in history that the US government bombed its own citizens.

Nelson A. Denis tells this powerful story through the eyes of the controversial life of Don Pedro Albizu Campos, the president of the Nationalist Party.

… and the rest is history!! 

PAC

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~~La Borinqueña~~

Himno de Puerto Rico

~Published on Mar 30, 2012~

Esta versión de La Borinqueña fue interpretada por Ednita Nazario, Ruth Fernández
y Cesar Hernández en un especial de Navidad del Banco Popular de Puerto Rico.

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~Himno Verdadero de Puerto Rico~

~Uploaded on Apr 15, 2008~

Himno revolucionario de Puerto Rico

This video was complied to honor the death of another great Puerto Rican Hero .. Filiberto Ojeda. The lyrics are those written to express the feelings behind the colonization of Puerto Rico at the hands of “the master”.

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Why I do what I do …. “It’s not about the LIKES”!!


Likes

~~October 11, 2015~~ 

WHY I BLOG … SPREADING KNOWLEDGE

I haven’t done this for a while.

I would like to re-introduce myself to anyone out there who stops by and takes a look at what I post, be it a reblog or a regular post.

This statement can be found in the side bar of the original

It Is What It Is

home page.

~HORTY REXACH~

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“Dr. Rex”

I’m originally from Puerto Rico.

I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras.

I currently live in Florida.

I moved from the Island in 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 28 years.

I also worked for the government of Puerto Rico from 1979 through 1985 …. for a total of almost 40 years as a physician.

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.

I want to be a voice for the voiceless.

 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!!!

HortyRex©

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My most sincere, heartfelt thanks go to each and every one of you who take the time to stop by, read, comment and interact in this page.

I’m very grateful and appreciative of every interaction with all of you.

I want to make sure that you are all aware of this.

THANK YOU.

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~Uploaded on Mar 13, 2009~

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RIP ESTELLE GETTY, BEA ARTHUR AND RUE MCCLANAHAN!

BETTY WHITE IS THE LAST ONE LEFT.

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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Thursdays …. #ThrowBackThursday … “My young Dad”!!


TBTDad

~~September 17, 2015~~ 

MY YOUNG, DAPPER DAD

This is my father, Jose F. Rexach-Cátala

He was born in the small town of Juncos, on the East coast of Puerto Rico in 1911.

He was the oldest of 11 siblings.

His origins were humble yet he made it and became a productive member of his family of origin and community.

As you can see, he was a dapper, dashing Puerto Rican fellow.

In the early 1930’s, he moved to New York City, like many others like him, in search of a better world and the so famous “American dream”.

He worked at anything that came his way and send funds to his family back home.

His younger brothers became engineers and created The Rexach Construction Company that was well known during the early years of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

Most importantly, he married my Mother and started a family of his own.

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To start the day …. “Lissette Alvarez: Un Sábado Más”!!


PRGart

~~September 2, 2015~~ 

ON A PUERTO RICO STATE OF MIND

I saw this video yesterday. It brought many memories back. The scenery surely shows many important and very well known places in Puerto Rico.

The singer is Cuban-born Lissette Alvarez who left Cuba with her parents.

They were very well known in the musical industry.

Lissette followed her parents footsteps and is a very well known singer in the Latino community.

She’s still very active in the music scene.

The video is very well done.

The images show the beauty of Puerto Rico, its progress through time, some of the culture and natural resources.

Puerto Rico isn’t what it’s been made to be … a country in the throes of a bad reputation because it doesn’t pay its bills, because it doesn’t know what it wants to be “when it grows up”, because of rampart crime.

No!

Puerto Rico is a beautiful place which has fought,and continues to fight, to keep its identity, culture, customs, governance.

In spite of all the efforts to strip HER of all of this, the Puerto Rican spirit remains.

It will never be squashed!

VIVA PUERTO RICO LIBRE! 

HortyRex©

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~~GALLERY~~

Un sábado más, un sábado más

sobre Puerto Rico, un sábado más …..

ANOTHER SATURDAY OVER PUERTO RICO

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Puerto Rico, officially the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (Spanish: Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico, literally the “Free Associated State of Puerto Rico”), is a United States territory located in the northeastern Caribbean.

Puerto Rico is an archipelago that includes the main island of Puerto Rico and a number of smaller islands. The capital and largest city isSan Juan. The territory does not observe daylight saving time, and its official languages are Spanish, which is predominant, and English.

Puerto Rico’s rich history, warm tropical climate, diverse natural scenery, renowned traditional cuisine and attractive tax incentives make it a popular destination for tourists, academics, and business visitors. Because of its location in the Caribbean and history of colonization, Puerto Rico’s culture is a melting pot of Taíno, Spanish, African and North American influences.

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puerto_Rico

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~Un Sabado Más by Lissette~

~Published on May 12, 2012~

“Un Sabado Más” song by Lissette Alvarez, her tribute to Puerto Rico, 1969 Song

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Mayagüez, Puerto Rico ….. “American Capital of Culture 2015”!!


PRC9

~~September 1, 2015~~

Mayagüez will be the American Capital of Culture 2015

*IT’S OFFICIAL*

This is very important to me.

Even though I was born in the San Juan are, I spent the last twenty years of my life and worked in Mayagüez before moving to the mainland.

This is an incredible honor and an awesome opportunity to expose the goodness, environmental treasures, cultural riches and incredible qualities of Puerto Rico.

HortyRex©

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La Sultana del Oeste is also American Capital of Culture, a recognition that all shared with Puerto Rico.

“With so many negative news, the country stands with the great news that the world recognizes us as Cultural Capital of the Americas,” said the mayor of Mayaguez, José Guillermo Rodriguez to be informed of the appointment.

The selection was announced by Rodriguez and Secretary of State David Bernier, once the president of the International Bureau of Cultural Capitals (IBOCC), Xavier Tudela, inform them of the decision from Barcelona (Spain). A week ago in Mayagüez Tudela met to evaluate in situ the candidacy of the city.

The IBOCC is an organization based in Barcelona for the first time has decided that this designation is shared by a city and its “country” in this case Puerto Rico.

“With this appointment it is proposed that not only celebrates the cultural capital Mayagüez, but the remaining 77 municipalities of Puerto Rico to adopt the project and integrate the management of disclosure and promotion of cultural and historical heritage of this Caribbean island” IBOCC explained in a statement.

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According Tudela, from now Mayagüez and Puerto Rico will receive an outstanding international promotion during 2015, which will hold the title of American Capital of Culture through media such as Antena channel 3 International of Spain and Discovery Networks Latin America/US Hispanic, both official television project.

The American Capital of Culture, created in 1998, aims to promote inter-American integration from the cultural field and contribute to a better understanding between the peoples of the Americas, respecting their national and regional diversity and highlighting heritage while common cultural similarities.

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=es&u=http://www.mayaguezsabeamango.com/archivos/historias-final/818-mayagueez-sera-la-capital-americana-de-la-cultura-2015&prev=search

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~Puerto Rico Capital Americana de la Cultura 2015~

~Published on Feb 21, 2015~

A partir de febrero, Puerto Rico es la Capital Americana de la Cultura 2015. Este spot publicitario integra la campaña de promoción internacional.

http://www.mayagüezsabeamango.com

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