For Juan Manuel ‘Juanma’ López, the time to hang up the gloves has arrived. After 15 years in the paid ranks of boxing, the Puerto Rican boxer who won world championships at 122 and 126 pounds, has reiterated that he will not go back into a ring to fight again.Continue Reading
John Orozco, a 2012 U.S. Olympic gymnast who left the sport after tearing an ACL three weeks before the Rio Games, is returning as a Puerto Rican.Continue Reading
The GRAMMY-winning reggaetón duo has landed many hits over the past two decades and collaborated with T- Pain, Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin, Enrique Iglesias and more.Continue Reading
Myke Towers returns with Easy Baby Money, the long-awaited follow-up to his 2016 debut studio album El Final del Principio.Continue Reading
The Cauliflower Alley Club confirmed this morning that Puerto Rican wrestler Hercules Ayala passed away.Continue Reading
FORMER four-time cruiserweight boxing world champion Carlos De Leon has died aged 60.
The Puerto Rican legend passed away just hours into 2020 at his home in Buffalo, New York.Continue Reading
Patricia Velázquez once tried to search any records of the word “reggaetón” on the Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueño’s official website. She came up emptyhanded, so she plotted a way to change this.
“What we want is to expose and study reggaeton as part of our culture,” says Velázquez, who’s a student of Cultural Management at the University of Puerto Rico. “What really matters is that the people who lived the genre and were raised with it are able to study and analyze it.”Continue Reading
I was first introduced to Afro–Puerto Rican actor Juano Hernández in the uneven, treacly 1950 drama Young Man With a Horn. It may have been top-lined by icons like Kirk Douglas, Lauren Bacall, and Doris Day, but it is Hernández’s eyes — luminous, soulful, warm — that have singed themselves into my memory.Continue Reading
What united Black Panthers, Puerto Ricans, white Southerners? New doc details ‘First Rainbow Coalition’
In Chicago, a Black Panther member enlisted Latinos and white Southerners to fight police misconduct and poverty in Chicago in the late 60s.Continue Reading