A lion is gone: Gilberto Gerena Valentín dies at age 98

Over fifty years ago, Gilberto Gerena Valentín was our Latino Al Sharpton. In 1964 he led demonstrations against the police killings of three Puerto Rican men. He was a New York City Councilman (just like Bernie Sanders, he… Read More

Historic Photo of the Day: Vito Marcantonio, the Champion of El Barrio

  Vito Marcantonio only lived 52 years. But he spent eight of those years in the US Congress, representing the people of El Barrio, NYC. He was a great friend to Pedro Albizu Campos, and a supporter of… Read More

Operation Booby Trap: The Caribe Hilton

  Congressman Vito Marcantonio thought that Gov. Muñoz Marín’s “Operation Bootstrap” was a corrupt political scam. He called it “Operation Booby Trap.” The Caribe Hilton Hotel was a perfect example of this booby trap. Under the guise of… Read More