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Centro Voices

Covering the current affairs, history, arts and culture of Puerto Ricans in the United States.


This week on Centro Voices, we take you back to the late 1970s, to a time when several promising basketball players from El Barrio became invaluable members of the Puerto Rican national team and a 1977 blackout exposed the urban blight that plagued Puerto Ricans both before and after. Be sure to also check out the digital collection of the Jesús Colón papers, data briefs on Puerto Ricans in New York, events, and more.


¡El Apagón! Puerto Ricans in the Wake of the 1977 New York City Blackout

Last month marked the 40th anniversary of the infamous 1977 blackout in New York City, a seminal moment in the struggle against poverty and neglect that disproportionately affected Puerto Ricans...

Nuyorican Basketball in Puerto Rico: A Game-Changing Documentary

A new film explores the experience of the Nuyorican basketball players recruited to play for the national team at the 1979 Pan-Am Games in San Juan...


Informing and promoting the discussion among stateside Puerto Ricans about the current events related to Puerto Rico’s economic crisis.




Jesús Colón Papers (1901-1971)

Considered by many to be the 'Father of the Nuyorican Movement,' Jesús Colón was a writer, labor activist, community organizer, and much more...




Advanced Assistant / Associate Professor, Latin American and Latino/a Studies @ Smith College

Click link for full job description. Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2017...




Puerto Ricans in New York, the United States, and Puerto Rico, 2014

Check out this data brief on Puerto Ricans in New York...

Health Insurance Coverage among Puerto Ricans in the U.S., 2010 – 2015

As the healthcare debate rages on, stay informed about medical coverage among Puerto Ricans in the US...


Centro Voices e-Magazine

Centro Voices is an online magazine covering the current affairs, history, arts and culture of Puerto Ricans in the United States. It is directed to and written by members of our nationwide communities, functioning as the vehicle connecting the multiple manifestations of Puerto Rican identity and culture.

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