Soto to Push for Presidential Vote for Puerto Rico






Newly sworn Central Florida Congressman Darren Soto (D) plans to push for the presidential vote for Puerto Rico. It’s the second Puerto Rico-related measure in as many days, as newly elected Puerto Rico Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González today filed a fill to admit Puerto Rico as the 51st state. There is no doubt […]


Status: The Elixir of Puerto Ricans






Political status is the elixir of the Puerto Rican people – to paraphrase Karl Marx. I’ve said this before and it bears repeating, because the newly installed island Gov. Ricky Rosselló and newly sworn Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González expect to file a bill in Congress on Wednesday for Puerto Rico to be […]


2016 Comes to an End with a Bang






The year 2016 is coming to an end with a bang on many fronts. Let’s turn to a few less obvious but newsy items that merit attention for their importance. Pulse From the first news of the Pulse nightclub shooting on June 12, a tug of war erupted between the LGBTQ […]


Will Oscar López Rivera Go Home?






Will President Barack Obama grant clemency to Oscar López Rivera? That is the question on the minds of many Puerto Ricans as the clock runs out on the Obama presidency. López Rivera, soon to turn 74, has spent 35 years in jail after a conviction on charges of seditious conspiracy in […]


Bad Economic Tidings from Puerto Rico






Puerto Rico is back in the spotlight again with bad economic tidings and little holiday cheer. The island is expected to run out of money for its government payroll possibly in February, meaning Puerto Rico is broke for all intents and purposes. The annual budget deficit is expected to be more than $67 […]


Puerto Rico Wins Miss World 2016 Pageant






Puerto Rico won the Miss World 2016 beauty title. Stephanie Del Valle, 19, was crowned Miss World 2016 at the show pageant held this week in Washington, D.C. Del Valle is a student at Pace University in New York City, pursuing a degree in communications and law. For an island that […]


Worshipping the White Working Class






  I will not genuflect at the altar of the white working class. I will not pray to this new god. For I am the daughter of a woman who at age 14 strapped on high heels and slapped on lipstick so she could appear older and find work in New York […]


Remembering Pulse Six Months Later






Central Florida paused this week to remember the Pulse shooting six months later. Florida is known the world over for retirees, beaches and theme parks. To that list is now added Pulse, the gay nightclub in which 49 people were senselessly gunned down six months ago in the wee hours […]