Ready to Ship – ‘Tossed to the Wind: Stories of Hurricane Maria Survivors” 1 comment

Tossed to the Wind: Stories of Hurricane Maria SurvivorsBy María T. Padilla and Nancy RosadoPrice: $24.95 Available: and BarnesandNoble.comTable of ContentsExcerptFramed by the stories of Hurricane Maria evacuees, Tossed to the Wind is the gripping account of the wreckage, despair, and displacement left in the wake of one of the deadliest natural […]

COVID-19 Federal Response Proves Puerto Ricans Were Right

Puerto Ricans were not crazy after Hurricane María. It’s the federal government that’s crazy. The crisis over COVID-19, otherwise known as the coronavirus, has proven it beyond a doubt. The thread tying the two disasters together is the horrendous response of the federal government in the face of a catastrophe. […]

Bernie Sanders Waves Goodbye to Florida

In Spanish we would say that Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders metió la pata or put his foot in it. There he was on 60 Minutes praising Fidel Castro for his literacy program. Next thing you know he’ll be wearing a Ché Guevara tee shirt. But it would be best […]

Exploring What it Means to Be Afro-Puerto Rican

For Gloriann Sacha Antonetty Lebrón, race consciousness began at 4 years old. That’s when her mother began treating her hair with a chemical relaxer to straighten it. Not until she was 12 years old did Antonetty Lebrón stop the straightening, opting instead to braid her hair. “Hair is the strongest […]

Bloomberg Comes for Puerto Ricans

Driving to an event in Orlando, Michael Bloomberg, former mayor of New York and current Democrat presidential candidate, kept me company. No, not Bloomberg in person but Bloomberg appealing to Orlando’s Latino voter community in a radio ad. “Juntos vamos a reconstruir la nación,” he said. Together we will rebuild […]

Let’s Get Loud!

Shakira and Jennifer López Steal NFL Super Bowl Half-Time Show. Never read so much ‘splainin about a Super Bowl Half-Time Show. The show, starring Jennifer López and Shakira, was a super hit, but one that somehow requires lots of explanation for non-Latinos. Really, people? It was entertainment. It was a […]

Talleres de Bienvenida Go Digital

The Talleres de Bienvenida welcome workshops are now available on a digital platform to Spanish speakers. SOS by Urbander, which launched the workshops in 2014 to help provide orientation to Latino newcomers to the Orlando area, has recorded 24 videos on workshop themes – from how to enroll your children […]