The superhero ‘La Borinqueña’ is at the Smithsonian. We speak to her proud creator.

A female Puerto Rican comic book superhero has landed at the Smithsonian alongside legendary caped crusaders such as Superman, Captain America and Wonder Woman.

“It’s overwhelming. It’s really surreal. When I walked up to the display, I was brought to tears of joy,” said Edgardo Miranda-Rodríguez of his 2016 comic book creation, La Borinqueña.

The costume of the young female superhero, who gets her powers from the Taíno gods of her Puerto Rican ancestors, was added this month to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History’s Superheroes exhibition, which has a comic books section.

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One of Fashion’s Most Iconic Illustrators was a Puerto Rican Named Antonio Lopez

If the disco era were to be signed by one name in fashion it would read: Antonio. Hailing from a farm town in Puerto Rico, Antonio Lopez skyrocketed to international fame as one of the U.S.’s foremost fashion illustrators throughout the sixties, seventies and eighties.

Until Antonio came along, a fashion drawing in a magazine was nothing more than an image of a stiff couture white model. Competing with the rising art of fashion photography, he single-handedly transformed fashion illustration, found in the pages of trade magazines like Women’s Wear Daily, and converted it into a fusion of fine art and psychedelia worthy of the cutting edge fashion pages of VogueInterviewHarper’s Bazaar and The New York Times. He also broke convention when it came to fashion illustrations by adding backgrounds into his drawings. Now there were models on motorcycles, catching cabs, hanging out at cafés, or lounging on the beach. They were living and breathing the fashion they wore — not bound by it.

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PR4PR Welcomes First Delegation of Israelis to Help Communities in Puerto Rico

A group of young Israeli women who have completed their Army or National Service recently arrived in San Juan, Puerto Rico to begin a three-month volunteer program with youth from local summer camps to rebuild their community center.

This trip is a joint venture between The Jewish Agency for Israel’s Project TEN program and humanitarian non-profit PR4PR. Following the completion of the program, the group of women, ages 20-24, will return to Israel to attend University. The women come from various areas of Israel including Gan Yavneh, Gadera, Kfar Saba, Givat Shmuel and Kibbutz Maffalsim.

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Actress Laneya Wiles on How ‘She’s Gotta Have it’ Season 2 Highlights Afro-Puerto Ricans

Even in 2019, it’s not often we see Afro-Latinxs highlighted in film, TV, or mainstream media. What’s even rarer is to see a film or series set in a part of Latin America that consists of predominately Afro-Latinxs, despite the fact that there’s a large percentage of Afro-Latinxs throughout Latin America. But Spike Lee is about to change that in season two of his Netflix series, She’s Gotta Have It, inspired by the 1986 comedy-drama.

The lead character Nola Darling, played by DeWanda Wise, goes through a period where she has to decide if she’s going to “remain true to her creative ideals or give in to the corporate world.” Through that journey, she finds herself in Loiza, Puerto Rico, the heart of Puerto Rico’s Black culture. It remains to be one of the largest Black populations on the island and Spike wanted to showcase that. He also made a point to include Afro-Latinxs actors in the series including, Afro-Puerto Rican actress Laneya Wiles.

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Puerto Rican Slang and Culture Through Bad Bunny Lyrics in Photos

Puerto Rican reggaetonero and trap artist El Conejo Malo has gone from bagging groceries in his home town of Vega Baja, Puerto Rico to a full-fledged award-winning artist in the span of just a couple years. While the 25-year-old has become an international success, he’s committed to his roots and it shows.

His album X100pre Nochebuena is the gift that keeps on giving to the world. For any Boricua that has his album on loop, you might keep picking up on new gems along the way.

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Trinidad, Cotto React To Lack of Superstars in Puerto Rico 🥊

For the last few years, there has been a lack of boxing superstars in Puerto Rico.

Felix ‘Tito’ Trinidad was a mega-star with world titles at welterweight, junior middleweight and middleweight.

After Trinidad retired in 2008, the superstar mantle was passed to Miguel Cotto, who captured world titles at 140, 147, 154 and 160 pounds.

And then when Cotto finally retired in 2017, there was a deep gap in the boxing landscape of Puerto Rico.

Several possibilities to take the throne from Cotto have fizzled out.

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Dávila 666 Are Back and Rowdier Than Ever

Puerto Rican garage-punks Dávila 666 are finally back after a 7-year hiatus. The sextet (comprised of Sir Charles, Panda, AJ, Johnny, Gigi and The Latin Snake) played their first live show in January at La Respuesta in San Juan, Puerto Rico. “It was just time to bring the beast back,” vocalist and guitarist Johnny Otis Davila tells Remezcla. And with a recently announced U.S. tour, and an upcoming release on In The Red Records, titled Que Viva El Veneno, Dávila 666 sounds and feel as if no time has passed since their unofficial disbandment.

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