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
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
Amanda Serrano wrapped up the decade with arguably the biggest year of her career, and with a collection of awards to accompany the ride.Continue Reading
In the summer of 2010, at a block party in downtown Manhattan, a sixteen-year-old named Patrick Morales did something that had become a habit for him: he charged his way to the front of the crowd and began to rap. Given his talent and charisma, the intrusion was welcome. In the audience was a Harlem producer named Eric Adiele, who later said that Morales struck him as “this kind of rapping . . . New York Bart Simpson.”Continue Reading
Javier Báez joins an elite group of Chicago sports athletes that have graced the cover of flagship sports video games. Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane of the Blackhawks appeared on the cover of EA Sports NHL series. Hall of famers Michael Jordan and Brian Urlacher were on the cover for the NBA and NFL games. Báez is also the first Cubs player since Anthony Rizzo to be the cover athlete for a baseball video game. Rizzo was the cover athlete for “RBI Baseball” in 2015.Continue Reading
Orlando Bravo discovered his edge early. In 1985, at age 15, he traveled from his home in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, a small town on the island’s western coast, to Bradenton, Florida, to enroll in the legendary tennis guru Nick Bollettieri’s grueling academy.Continue Reading
Eighteen months ago, Noah Assad, who manages the Puerto Rican superstar Bad Bunny, was driving in L.A. when he heard his client’s music blasting from a car in the next lane. “I look to the right, and it’s a lady not understanding what Bunny’s saying, but she’s rapping, murmuring the words,” Assad recalls. “That’s when I found out: People who don’t even know Spanish are very interested in what we’re doing.”Continue Reading
Brytiago closed out Artistix’s New York Fashion Week show on Thursday night, becoming the first male reggaeton artist to do so. Sporting the brightest neon green ensemble of the group, the Puerto Rican singer stood out with ease, as he walked the strip accessorized by his abs and a stacked array of diamond chains.Continue Reading
Nearly two years ago, Hurricane María exposed the raw dysfunction of Puerto Rico, collapsing long-neglected infrastructure and leaving several thousand dead on Gov. Ricardo Rosselló’s watch.
Last week, two of his top former officials were arrested by the FBI on corruption charges.
But the scandal that is threatening to buckle the boyish 40-year-old governor centers on a profanity-laced and, at times, misogynistic online chat with nine other male members of his administration in which some of the U.S. territory’s most powerful men act like a bunch of teenagers. The leak of at least 889 pages of the private chat has sunk Rosselló into the deepest crisis of his career.Continue Reading
Héctor Figueroa, one of the nation’s most prominent Latino labor leaders and a “champion for working people, minorities, the poor, the voiceless,” died of a heart attack Thursday night in New York, according to the union 32BJ.
He was 57.
Figueroa, a Puerto Rican, has been credited with reinvigorating the union — the nation’s largest property service workers union — and working to boost its relevance amid current trends that have seen an erosion in the numbers and clout of organized labor.Continue Reading