A Puerto Rican Moment …. “It Happens …. Captivating Puerto Rican Minds …. “!!


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~~September 24, 2016~~ 

COMIC BOOK COVERS

La Borinqueña is a fictional character created by writer/artist Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez officially endorsed by the National Puerto Rican Day Parade.

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La Borinqueña is an original character created by graphic novelist Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez which debuted at the 59th Annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade.

The first full-length issue is in production under Somos Arte.

La Borinqueña is a patriotic symbol presented in a classic superhero story.

Her powers are drawn from elements and mysticism found on the island of Puerto Rico. The fictional character, Marisol Rios De La Luz, is a Columbia University Earth and Environmental Sciences Undergraduate student living with her parents Flor De La Luz Rojas and Oscar ‘Chango’ Rios Velez in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

She takes a semester of study abroad in collaboration with the University of Puerto Rico.

There she explores the caves of Puerto Rico: Ventana, La Cueva del Indio, Las Cuevas de Camuy, La Cueva del Viento and the caves at the Julio Enrique Monagas National Park.

At each of these caves she finds five similar sized crystals.

Atabex, the Taino mother goddess, appears before Marisol once the crystals are united and summons her sons Yúcahu and Juracan.

Yúcahu, God of the seas and the mountains gives Marisol her superhuman strength.

Juracan, god of the hurricanes gives her the power of flight and control of the wind.

La Borinqueña #1 will debut December 17 and 18, 2016 at the Comic Fest (Aguada Con) 2016 in Puerto Rico.

OFFICIAL WESBITE

http://laborinquena.somosarte.com/

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La Borinqueña created by Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez

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redlineb~~La Borinqueña, Afro-Puerto Rican Superhero~~

~~Published on Jun 24, 2016~~

Meet the latest Puerto Rican superhero.

Her ultimate goal: Defeat U.S. colonialism.

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A Puerto Rican Moment …. “It Happens …. “Grito de Lares ” …. 148 years ago today …. “!!


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~~September 23, 2016~~ 

GRITO DE LARES

(The Lares Cry)

148 years ago today was El Grito de Lares

The smaller star on La Borinqueña’s costume is inspired by the Lares flag .

The Grito de Lares (English: Cry of Lares) – also referred to as the Lares uprising, the Lares revolt, the Lares rebellion, or as the Lares revolution – was the first major revolt against Spanish rule in Puerto Rico.

The short-lived revolt was planned by Ramón Emeterio Betances and Segundo Ruiz Belvis.

It began on September 23, 1868 in the town of Lares, for which it is named, and spread rapidly to various revolutionary cells throughout the island.

La Borinqueña

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To start the day …. “DWTS …. Laurie and Val …. already my favorite”!!


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~~September 14, 2016~~ 

DANCING WITH THE STARS SEASON 23

I really wasn’t going to watch this time.

There are several reasons.

However, when I found out Laurie Hernandez was one of the competitors, I had to give in.

I don’t want to jinx her chances but when I saw her first time out,

I think we have a winner.

Here’s hoping.

Enjoy!

HortyRex©

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Laurie Hernandez and Valentin Chmerkovskiy did the Cha Cha to “American Girl” by Bonnie McKee. Streamers fell and the crowd went wild at the end of this energetic routine. Carrie Ann says she never saw Val so happy after an awesome dance. 8-8-7-8 from the judges.

“As it appears in … full/full credit”

www.http://abc.go.com/

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I do not own these images.

No intention of taking credit.

If anyone knows the owner of any, please advise and it will be corrected immediately.

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La Borinqueña created by Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez

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~~Laurie & Val’s Cha Cha~~

Dancing with the Stars

~~Published on Sep 12, 2016~~

Laurie Hernandez and Val Chmerkovskiy dance the Cha Cha to “American Girl” by Bonnie Mckee on the Dancing with the Stars’ Season 23 Premiere!

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~Laurie Hernandez & Val Chmerkovskiy’s Promo Shoot Soundbyte~

~~Published on Sep 1, 2016~~

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A Puerto Rican Moment …. “It Happens …. “The Young Lords …. Chicago …. “!!


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~~September 9, 2016~~ 

THE YOUNG LORDS

Many real life Puerto Rican heroes like the Young Lords Party fought for social justice and inspired Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez to create La Borinqueña.

(http://palante.org/Documentary.htm)

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The Young Lords began as a Puerto Rican turf gang in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago in the fall of 1960 and as a civil and human rights movement on Grito de Lares, September 23, 1868.

During Mayor Daley’s tenure, Puerto Ricans in Lincoln Park (the first hub of Puerto Ricans in Chicago) and several Mexican communities were completely evicted from areas near the Loop, lakefront, Old Town, Lakeview and Lincoln Park, in order to increase property tax revenues.

When they realized that urban renewal was evicting their families from their barrios and witnessed police abuses, some Puerto Ricans became involved in the June 1966 Division Street Riots in Wicker Park and Humboldt Park.

They were officially reorganized from the gang into a civil and human rights movement by Jose Cha Cha Jimenez, who was the last president of the former gang and became the founder of the new Young Lords Movement.

Puerto Rican self-determination and the displacement of Puerto Ricans and poor residents from prime real estate areas for profit became the primary focus of the original movement. Since there were few Latino students and no outspoken leadership at the time, the former street-gang transformed themselves, training leadership and organizing the broad community.

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

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

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A Puerto Rican Moment …. “It Happens …. “Puerto Rican flag …. Statue of Liberty …. “!!


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~~September 8, 2016~~ 

PUERTO RICAN FLAG ON THE STATUE OF LIBERTY

Remembering.

No matter where my flag is placed, no other looks like her.

Her beauty, her colors, her meaning,

Like no other.

HortyRex©

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While many may think this image has been altered, it was not.

This is an actual photo taken on October 25, 1977 when a group of unarmed Puerto Rican activists gathered to protest demanding the release of Puerto Rican Nationalist prisoners.

This was an act of symbolism illustrating their hopes of freedom and independence in putting an end to the discrimination that Puerto Ricans were enduring.

On November 5, 2000, Puerto Rican activist, Alberto de Jesús Mercado, better known as Tito Kayak, along with five other protesters went to the top of the Statue of Liberty in New York City where he bravely placed the Puerto Rican flag on the statue’s crown.

On June 13, 2005, Kayak was arrested at the United Nations headquarters in New York City for attempting to switch the United Nations banner with the Puerto Rican flag, while the United Nations Special Committee met to discuss the political state of the island.

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

Things Latinos love or hate!

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

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A Puerto Rican Moment …. “It Happens …. “Don Pedro Albizu Campos …. el Maestro …. “!!


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~~September 7, 2016~~

DON PEDRO ALBIZU CAMPOS

Pedro Albizu Campos (September 12, 1891[4] – April 21, 1965) was a Puerto Rican attorney and politician, and the leading figure in the Puerto Rican independence movement. Gifted in languages, he spoke six; graduating from Harvard Law School with the highest grade point average in his law class, an achievement that earned him the right to give the valedictorian speech at his graduation ceremony.

However, animus towards his mixed racial heritage would lead to his professors delaying two of his final exams in order to keep Albizu Campos from graduating on time. During his time at Harvard University he became involved in the Irish struggle for independence.

Albizu Campos was the president and spokesperson of the Puerto Rican Nationalist Party from 1930 until his death in 1965. Because of his oratorical skill, he was hailed as El Maestro (The Teacher). He was imprisoned twenty-six years for attempting to overthrow the United States government in Puerto Rico.

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

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

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La Borinqueña created by Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez

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A Puerto Rican Moment …. “It Happens …. “Julia de Burgos …. Poetic Icon …. “!!


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~~August 18, 2016~~ 

JULIA DE BURGOS

Another one of our many icons.

Puerto Rico is a country with many “talents”.

Julia de Burgos is a “Borinqueña”.

HortyRex©

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Julia de Burgos (February 17, 1914 – July 6, 1953) was a poet from Puerto Rico.

As an advocate of Puerto Rican independence, she served as Secretary General of the Daughters of Freedom, the women’s branch of the Puerto Rican Nationalist Party.

She was also a civil rights activist for women and African/Afro-Caribbean writers.

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

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

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To start the day …. “Still on Monica …. #Puigñeta …. #PicaPower … “!!


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~~August 16, 2016~~ 

MONICA’S FREESTYLE

 

Monica’s influence in Puerto Rican reality is spreading to all types of expression.

I found this short video in a Facebook page.

It’s a short musical video, in Spanish, dedicated to Monica for her Olympic Gold win.

Enjoy!

HortyRex©

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La Borinqueña

created by Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez

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~~MONICA’S FREESTYLE~~

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LGBT Puerto Rico

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A Puerto Rican Moment …. “It Happens …. “Our National Anthem …. “!!


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~~August 15, 2016~~ 

THE NATIONAL ANTHEM

Whenever a Boricua hears this song, memories come flashing back of Puerto Rico.

It’s a beautiful song.

The lyrics are romantic, meaningful, magical.

For the first time ever the anthem was played at an Olympic Games.

By now we all know it’s because of Mónica Puig’s gold medal win.

My feelings are awaken by this win and by listening to “La Borinqueña” in the Río Arena.

HortyRex©

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TRANSLATED LYRICS

La tierra de Borinquien
donde he nacido yo,
es un jardín florido
de mágico fulgor.

Un cielo siempre nítido
le sirve de dosel
y dan arrullos plácidos
las olas a sus pies.

Cuando a sus playas llego Colón;
Exclamo lleno de admiración;
“Oh!, oh!, oh!, esta es la linda
tierra que busco yo”.

Es Borinquén la hija,
la hija del mar y el sol,
del mar y el sol,
del mar y el sol,
del mar y el sol,
del mar y el sol.

National Anthem – La Boriqueña Lyrics

MetroLyrics

Provided by my good friend Martin

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~For the first time the Puerto Rican national anthem in the Olympics~

~Published on Aug 13, 2016~

La Hija del Mar y el Sol

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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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IOTD …. Image of the day, #544 …. “Laurie Hernandez …. US Olympic Gymnastic Team …. “!!


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~~August 11, 2016~~ 

LAURIE HERNANDEZ

‘Final Five’ win gymnastics team gold in Rio

Congratulations to ‪#‎Boricua‬ Laurie Hernandez a true representation of ‪#‎LaBorinqueña‬, who just turned 16, and is the first U.S.-born Latina since 1984 to go to the Olympics with the U.S. gymnastic team, and she is also one of the youngest U.S. athlete to go to Rio.

Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez

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La Borinqueña

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