Richie Pérez ¡PRESENTE!

PHOTO: After a cord malfunction, an attendee climbs up the 172nd Street light-post to remove the new sign’s cover.

(December 3, 2017) One of the icons of the Nuyorican Movement within political and social activism, Richard ‘Richie’ Pérez, was remembered through powerful words and reflections. They all came together at East 172nd St. & Ward Avenue in The Bronx to officially declare it ‘Richie Perez Way.’

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‘Tato’ Laviera Honored

Nancy Mercado @ Jesus 'Tato' Laviera Way ceremonyPHOTO: Poet Nancy Mercado celebrates the works of Nuyorican poet, playwright, author and activist Tato Laviera

(October 28, 2017)
In celebration of iconic Nuyorican poet, playwright, author and activist Tato Laviera, 123rd Street & 2nd Avenue was renamed Jesus ‘Tato’ Laviera Way. The Santurce transplant, who grew up in the area of New York City known as Loisaida, became a pioneering voice in the Nuyorican Movement. Laviera died from diabetes complications on November 1, 2013.

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‘WE STAY/Nos Quedamos’ Honors Mother & Daughter

WE STAY/Nos Quedamos "We Are Melrose" Block Party

PHOTO: Que bonita bandera… face-painting always a favorite with the kids!

(June 3, 2017)
The community development organization We Stay/Nos Quedamos honored the late Dra. Evelina Lopez-Antonetty (founder of United Bronx Parents, Inc.), and the daughter who carried on her legacy, Lorraine Montenegro. The awards presentation took place during their “We Are Melrose” Block Party, held on East 160th Street between Elton and Melrose Aves.

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