This week, Centro Voices brings you more stories of the diaspora, including a list of Puerto Ricans representing a new generation in media and journalism, the history of Puerto Ricans in American music throughout the 20th century, and the season finale of Puerto Rican Voices! We'd also like to let you know that the magazine is currently open for submissions. Scroll down for more information below. As always, we've also provided links to scholarship information and a special fellowship available through the Center for Puerto Rican Studies. Enjoy this week's issue and thank you for checking in!
A New Generation of Puerto Ricans in Media & Journalism
There's a new generation of Puerto Ricans working in media and journalism. And as the industry continues to incorporate new technologies, these young storytellers, filmmakers, journalists, editors, producers, writers, etc. are adapting to the changes and representing the Puerto Rican community in new and exciting ways. So check out this list of 13 Puerto Ricans who are currently making a difference in media and journalism!
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Centro Voices Is Open For Submissions!
Centro Voices is open for rolling submissions! Send your work (700-1000 words) along with any additional queries to firstname.lastname@example.org
We're looking to publish work related to the Puerto Rican experience here in the United States, including:
*Cultural or Historical Essays
Centro Reading List: 100 Years of Puerto Ricans in American Music, An Introduction
Throughout the 20th century, from the birth of jazz to hip-hop, Puerto Ricans played a significant role in shaping the musical landscape of the United States, and to an extent, the rest of the world. Though they have not always received the credit. For example, eighteen of the musicians of the 369th Infantry Marching Band, nicknamed the Harlem Hellfighters, were Puerto Rican. These young men were recruited by bandleader Lt. James Reese Europe into one of the most famous military bands in Europe during World War I. It was in France that the band first introduced jazz to European audiences...
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PR Voices S3E8: The Finale
In this episode, we celebrate the season finale of Puerto Rican Voices with three more segments which include a profile of the Serrano sisters, two world class boxing champions in Brooklyn; a look into the Green Light District initiative led by El Puente which aims to help the community of Los Sures; and the spotlight on the work being done by ASPIRA within the Puerto Rican and Latino community in Philadelphia...
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2017-2018 Call for Applications: Inter-University Program for Latino Research
DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TIL FEBRUARY 15!
The Inter-University Program for Latino Research is now accepting applications for the IUPLR/Mellon Fellowship Program (academic year 2017-18). The program supports ABD doctoral students in the humanities who are writing dissertations in Latina/o studies. Doctoral students in the social sciences whose research uses humanities methods may also be considered. The fellowship facilitates completion of the dissertation and provides professional development, job market support, and mentoring for students who will graduate in Spring 2018. The fellowship includes a $25,000 stipend and travel support to attend IUPLR conferences and a required two-week summer institute in Chicago. With support from the Andrew G. Mellon Foundation, IUPLR will select fellows through five designated research centers, including The Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College.
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National Puerto Rican Day Parade accepting Scholarship applications for 2017!
The NPRDP will award one hundred (100), $2,000 scholarships to exceptional high school seniors and college/university students who are of Puerto Rican descent and giving back to their communities. Winners will also have the opportunity to participate in the Rising Stars Challenge, where the NPRDP will select the 2017 Princess, Prince, Duke and Duchess of the Parade. All applications are due by Monday, February 20, 2017. Letters of recommendations and sealed transcripts must be submitted by February 27, 2017 to be considered.
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That’s it for this week. Stay tuned for more articles, more news, and more updates on all things related to the Puerto Rican diaspora!