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
Behind every popular Urbano track is a mastermind producer. And some of this year’s biggest hits rose to the top of the charts thanks to Puerto Rican producer DJ Luian.Continue Reading
Four promotions show that the Puerto Rican wrestling scene is healthy for 2020.
The Puerto Rican wrestling scene started in 2019 with its usual uncertainty. At the start of the year, WWC was still doing poorly and the Colons were still under WWE. Meanwhile, the best promotion of the previous year, World Wrestling League, had an exodus of stars that included Mecha Wolf 450.Continue Reading
In less than 24 hours, the Washington Redskins completed a massive overhaul of the organization’s structure with the hiring of Ron Rivera as its new head coach. Rivera, who is of Mexican and Puerto Rican descent, is the first minority head coach in franchise history.Continue Reading