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I’m, what is considered a New Yorican, which means a person of Puerto Rican descent born in New York. Actually, I am the first one born on the mainland of the United States. Before me, every member of my parent’s families were born and raised on the island of Puerto Rico. With the recent hurricane in September of 2017, I saw the images of the island, the place where all my family came from, looking beat up as if pummelled by the worst mother nature had to offer.
The trees and vegetation may have been thoroughly abused, but the people were resilient. They came together to feed each other, to look out for each other. The hurricane may have weakened the infrastructure but it strengthened the resolve of the people.
Early on it was obvious the current racist administration was not going to help. Clearly demonstrated when baby trump began tossing rolls of paper towels like they were candy to the natives. Whatever, the people knew then it was up to them to make their situation better. Months later they are still rebuilding and it will take many more months but it will get done.
Education will affect many of the youth of the island, my hope is we can all come together and build a community of Boricuas where we use our power and resources to help elevate our youth, the future of our community. This would include everything about being Boricua, the food, the music, the dance, the passion for life and effectively teaching our youth how to become financially independent. We’ll get back to that later.
The goal is simple, “Boricuas Rise Up”. We are a small number of people on this planet of 7 billion people. There are less than 10 million of us all together, actually, it’s 8.6 million according to the 2011 census. You should really take a look at what it has to say about us, some of it it is quite surprising.
For our heritage to last and continue far into the future it will take a concerted effort by all of us to make it happen. Right here, we begin building that foundation on which a stronger generation of Boricuas will carry forward our pride, our passion and our intellect. Together, we can make it happen.
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