New York


The Slut-Shaming of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

I had to look it up. What is slut-shaming and does it apply to attitudes or remarks regarding the youngest member of Congress, 29-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez? The resounding answer is, Yes. Slut-shaming refers to criticizing a woman for allegedly violating gender expectations, for behaving in ways that someone, often males, thinks […]


National Puerto Rican Day Parade Rolls On Despite Oscar López Rivera

Oscar López Rivera waved a Puerto Rican flag and gestured thumbs-up as he participated in Sunday’s 60th Annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade down New York’s Fifth Avenue in what seemed an anticlimactic appearance of the ex-felon and alleged terrorist. Surrounded by a small army of protectors, López did not […]


Potboiler: Goya Foods Quits NY Puerto Rican Parade 1 comment

The giant Latino company Goya Foods has left some in the Puerto Rican community stewing after it pulled its 59-year sponsorship of New York City’s National Puerto Rican Day Parade, apparently over the parade’s honoring of Oscar López Rivera, officially freed today after serving 35 yeas in federal prison for alleged ties […]