This isn't a trick question or one to make you think I am better than you: someone who's Boricua. But it's a real one: How knowledgeable are you about Puerto Rico's relationship with the United States? I am often told by Puerto Ricans I know more about Puerto Rico's history than many Puerto Ricans / Puertoriqueños....Read more
What is Boricua Empowerment?Boricua Empowerment is a movement designed to get the people of Puerto Rico believing we can empower ourselves toward independence. Boricua Empowerment is a speaker series taking place all over the island of Puerto Rico. Each event can be attended on its own and yet to get the full benefit,...
Something I have rarely admitted to people is that I failed Algebra not once but three times. Since graduating from high school and becoming an adult, in my day-to-day life failing Algebra hasn't been an issue but I can't say it hasn't nagged at me. You may hear me say sometimes that I see no practical...Read more
Full disclosure: I am an American living in Puerto Rico. I am not of Puerto Rican descent, which is why I feel my views on this topic are especially poignant. Depending on one's political leaning and their understanding of events—both historical and current—Oscar López Rivera is either a hero or a terrorist. Outside of Puerto Rico and...Read more
Neither profound nor eloquent, this is a stream of consciousness about Caitlyn Jenner and her misguided faith in Donald Trump and her insulting and flippant manner in which she expresses it. Donald Trump ran his campaign on hate ... and he won: not only the office of the president of the United States but also the...Read more