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  Puerto Rican - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It should be noted that even though "Puerto Rico" is a territory and not an incorporated State of the U.S., all constitutional rights, privileges and immunities provided by the Constitution of the United States of America were extended to the island and its residents by the Jones Act of 1917.
Since 1917, Puerto Rican citizens born prior to 1899 were naturalized citizens and anyone born after 1898 were declared natural born citizens of the United States; unless the Puerto Rican by sworn statement wished to remain subject of Spain within 6 months of the effective date of the 1917 Jones Act.
Asked about whether she felt Puerto Rican or not by a popular men's magazine, New York native model and rap singer Gloria Velez declared that although "(she) and her parents" were born in New York City and Long Island and her grandparents were from Puerto Rico, she is still 100 percent "Puerto Rican".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Puerto_Rican   (2133 words)

  
 PUERTO RICO HERALD: Commonwealth Drove The Modernization Of A Caribbean Backwater   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Puerto Rico went from a sleepy, backward agricultural based society in the early 1950s to a modern, dynamic society that now has a gross domestic product of more than $40 billion, according to the CIA Factbook.
Puerto Rican artists, performers and athletes are known world-wide, and their flowering coincides with the development of the commonwealth.
Puerto Rican governors now take their place among the governors of the 50 states, and wield comparable influence in Washington, D.C. Puerto Rico sends a resident commissioner to Washington, and has a voice, if not a vote, in the U.S. Congress.
www.puertorico-herald.org /issues/2002/vol6n29/PRPerspect0629-en.shtml   (819 words)

  
 Politics of the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Note that in many states the term "town" does not have any specific meaning--it is simply an informal term applied to populated places (both incorporated and unincorporated municipalities).
More often than not, party members will "toe the line" and support their party's policies, but it is important to note that they are free to vote against their own party and vote with the opposition ("cross the aisle") if a particular policy is counter to the priorities and interests of their constituents.
The main ones are the New Progressive Party of Puerto Rico, Popular Democratic Party of Puerto Rico, and the Puerto Rican Independence Party.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Politics_of_the_United_States   (5421 words)

  
 United States Capitol - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The current building is the fourth to serve as the U.S. capitol, after the Maryland State House in Annapolis, Maryland (1783–1784), Federal Hall in New York (1789–1790) and Congress Hall in Philadelphia (1790–1800).
The Capitol building is believed to have been the intended target of the hijacked United Airlines Flight 93 on September 11, 2001 before it crashed in Somerset County, Pennsylvania after passengers tried to take over control of the plane from hijackers.
In the basement of the Capitol building in a utility room is a single marble bathtub, which is all that remains of the once elaborate Senate baths.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_States_Capitol   (2444 words)

  
 G&ES 363F Reading: Space of Resistance Cultural Critique 50   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The largely Puerto Rican, but also Mexican and white, activists of the PRCC frame their activities as cultural resistance, and their stated goal is to forge a self-sustaining Puerto Rican community in Humboldt Park as well as build the movement against U.S. colonialism in Puerto Rico.
Puerto Ricans are also a diaspora people in Paul Gilroy's cultural sense of the concept, which defines culture not confined in "racial, ethnic or national essences" (155), but involving ties and cultural syncretism between people scattered across the globe.
Puerto Ricans do not want to become Americanized, he says, and their culture is defined by Puerto Rico as a symbolic focal point, regardless of its political status.
www.neiu.edu /~dgrammen/ges363Frinaldo.htm   (13384 words)

  
 Acculturation Under Duress : The Puerto Rican Experience at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School 1898-1918
The selection of Puerto Rican students was based not on any possible Taíno origin, but on other factors such as other factors such as the connections between their families and the regime implanted in Puerto Rico.
The first Puerto Ricans to study at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School were brought to the mainland by U. soldiers returning to their country after serving in its colonialist war of 1898.
Although in his article in The Puerto Rico Herald Muñoz Rivera minimizes the complaints of the students and their relatives on the island, the article describes a situation that is not made explicit in the documentary sources that have been examined.
home.epix.net /~landis/navarro.html   (15901 words)

  
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When matched against regions of comparable size, Puerto Rican manufacturing is already considered one of the most “proficient, high-tech industrial bases in the hemisphere.” According to industry reports, profitability of manufacturing facilities in Puerto Rico averages four to six times that of comparable operations on the U.S. mainland.
It must be noted that although Puerto Ricans consider themselves American they are fiercely proud of their island and their culture.
Puerto Ricans are very proud of their nation and its achievements.
www.gsu.edu /~mgtpbb/crpablo.doc   (3728 words)

  
 The New York Times: A Chronology 1851-2001
NOTE: The Times had knowledge of the tests even before they took place but withheld reporting on it after leading scientists cautioned them that if word of this experiment were made public--protests in all likelihood would follow--which would have forced them to scrap the project.
NOTE: Joseph C. Goulden, in his book``Fit To Print: A.M. Rosenthal And His Times'' wrote that when Gloria Steinem was alerted to The Times policy change, she immediately sent Rosenthal flowers along with a thank-you note compliments of the Ms Magazine staff.
NOTE: Newspaper publishers expressed disappointed with the decision, labeling it a ``blow to the public interest in easy access to information'' while representatives from an assortment of library groups praised the historic ruling, reminding everyone that unlike Lexis-Nexis, historical records of newspapers and magazines are still available in public libraries at no cost.
www.nysl.nysed.gov /nysnp/nytlucey.htm   (9201 words)

  
 OpinionJournal - Best of the Web Today
Note: Links were good at the time we posted this column, but they often go bad after a while.
Among the subcategories Yahoo lists under "Culture and Community Groups" in Yahoo's member directory are "Skinheads" and "White Pride and Racialism." There's also an "Anti-Zionism" subcategory, which is listed under "Judaism," even though most of its members, bearing screen names like "arabic_fighter" and "aryan_queen88," do not sound like anti-Zionist Jews.
NSM_Comrades, "a restricted list for members of the NSM and fellow NS Comrades," which "promotes Aryan Unity within the movement." The group's page links to nsm88.com, a swastika-laden site where we learn that NSM stands for National Socialist Movement.
opinionjournal.com /best/?id=105001971   (2420 words)

  
 InfoHub - Puerto Rico En Route
For most Americans who travel to the Caribbean, Puerto Rico is one of the two places--Miami is the other--where one changes planes for a flight to the West Indies.
Interesting for itself, the building now houses a museum of 16th- and 17th-century Puerto Rican family life and displays of Taino Indian culture.
San Juan Cathedral, begun in 1540, is noted for its Gothic ceilings and late medieval architectural styles.
www.infohub.com /forums/showthread.php?p=10360#post10360   (1330 words)

  
 Americans.net - Immigration Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
It focuses on three groups of Hispanic immigrants/migrants: Cubans, Dominicans, and Puerto Ricans; it examines the similarities and differences between these ethnic groups in terms of their migration experiences.
Puerto Rico at the Dawn of the Modern Age: Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century Perspectives
Puerto Rico at the Dawn of the Modern Age: Nineteenth- and Early-Twentieth-Century Perspectives portrays the early history of the commonwealth of Puerto Rico through first-person accounts, political writings, and histories drawn from the Library of Congress's General Collections.
www.americans.net /Immigration.htm   (4704 words)

  
 John Jay College - Undergraduate Programs / Undergraduate Studies
The multi-interdisciplinary Puerto Rican/Latin American (PL) Studies Department offers a minor and program that includes courses in the areas of history, culture, law, psychology, sociology, politics and literature relating to the experience of Puerto Rican/Latinas/os in the United States and of Latin Americans in the Carribean and Latin America.
Puerto Rican Narrative from the 1940's to the Present
Puerto Rican / Latin American Studies Sociology 241.
www.jjay.cuny.edu /programsUndergraduate/progUndeGradProg.asp   (2877 words)

  
 BIRDTRIP Archives -- August 1997, week 2 (#3)
PART 2 PUERTO RICO JULY 10 to JULY 20, 1997 Compared to the last ten days in Jamaica, Puerto Rico was a breeze.
The two best birding spots for us were at km 16.2 (not 16.3, as it is sometimes noted), where the road to the Maricao State Forest headquarters branches off to the west, and km 14.1 where there is a graffiti laden observation tower.
The list: 2 Scaly-naped Pigeon Zenaida Dove 3 Puerto Rican Tody 2 Puerto Rican Vireo 1 Red-legged Thrush 2 Puerto Rican Tanager 2 Puerto Rican Bullfinch 2 Black-cowled Oriole No sign of the Elfin Woods Warbler, and although we're quite sure we heard the Lesser Antillean Pewee twice, we were unable to find it.
listserv.arizona.edu /cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind9708B&L=birdtrip&P=R450   (3727 words)

  
 Significant Terrorist Incidents 1961-2003: A Brief Chronology
Domestic Terrorism, January 27-29, 1975: Puerto Rican nationalists bombed a Wall Street bar, killing four and injuring 60; two days later, the Weather Underground claims responsibility for an explosion in a bathroom at the U.S. Department of State in Washington.
Bombing of the Federal Building in Oklahoma City, April 19, 1995: Right-wing extremists Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols destroyed the Federal Building in Oklahoma City with a massive truck bomb that killed 166 and injured hundreds more in what was up to then the largest terrorist attack on American soil.
Empire State Building Sniper Attack, February 23, 1997: A Palestinian gunman opened fire on tourists at an observation deck atop the Empire State Building in New York City, killing a Danish national and wounding visitors from the United States, Argentina, Switzerland, and France before turning the gun on himself.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ho/pubs/fs/5902.htm   (10869 words)

  
 Everything about Hawaii   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The building is the site of the federal courts and the offices of the United States Attorney for the District of Hawaii, principal law enforcement officer of the United States Department of Justice in the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii.
It should be noted that independent and charter schools can select their students, while the regular public schools must take all students in their district.
The list of famous people from Hawaii is a comprehensive, alphabetized list of persons who have achieved fame that presently or at one time claimed Hawaii as their home.
wikimiki.org /en/Hawaii   (9641 words)

  
 Art & Architecture
Cultures influenced variously by the Spanish (Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic), English-speaking societies (Jamaica, the Bahamas, Barbados), African and French cultures (Haiti, Guadeloupe, Martinique),and the the Dutch (Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao) are all precisely highlighted.
It is admirable to note that more artists from the diverse and beautiful Caribbean and their artform are becoming more and more recognised throughout the world.
Also included are brief biographical information, stylistic notes, a record of each artist’s exhibitions, and a list of collections where his or her works can be seen.
www.caribbeaninspired.com /caribbean/books/art-architecture.htm   (3169 words)

  
 Celebrity Research Lists - Famous Who Were Once Homeless
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Note: This is a list of celebrities and other prominent and famous individuals who have experienced being homeless for a brief or extended period at one time in their lives, either as children or adults.
Swedish author (abandoned by his mother at an early age along with his sisters when his father died; later as an adult, he traveled for a time on a "homeless tramp" as a vagrant and vagabond, experiences that provided the basis for some of his writings).
www.angelfire.com /stars4/lists/homeless.html   (2927 words)

  
 Eamonn Fitzgerald's Rainy Day: March 2005 Archives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
I note the sheer joy of James Carville and the cretinous Atrios (via Professor Bainbridge, who apparently has a stronger stomach for Atrios stench than I do), and even from the normally decent Mark Kleiman, who confuses Terri Schiavo with his Tom DeLay obsession.
Note: If you would like to get an idea of the Le Monde line in hatred, le monde watch has some shocking stuff.
On a curious historical note, the film is something of a rarity because, months after its initial US release in June 2003, it was re-released with an alternate ending attached to the last reel.
www.eamonn.com /2005/03   (12355 words)

  
 humanities::retooled::org
Monica Brown's Gang Nation powerfully explores novels, autobiography, and drama by and about Chicano and Puerto Rican gangs to expand the range of U.S. ethnic scholarly criticism and to complicate the mainstream's misconceptions of the young and disenfranchised urban dweller.
This brings me to note another significant advantage for the concept of implied author with regard to the film medium: films are collaborative.
As the building inhabited by their ancestors, it is constructed and carved to represent the body of the legendary ancestor “from whom the group that owns the house acknowledges its descent” (Allen 48).
www.humanitiesretooled.org /index.php?sm=hrt_review.php   (7216 words)

  
 This is the Statement of SEN. ORRIN HATCH before the Senate Judiciary Committee
Their own statements, and notes produced from meetings with their representatives, suggest otherwise.
Notes of some of those meetings suggest the Department provided advice to the supporters on how to create a record to justify clemency.
In closing, the New York Times noted in a editorial last month, “President Clinton has not adequately explained how he concluded that the release posed no danger to the public.” [N.Y. Times, Sept. 23, 1999] My hope is that our witnesses can provide us with an answer to this and other important questions.
www.senate.gov /comm/judiciary/general/oldsite/102099oh.htm   (2162 words)

  
 California Transportation Security Summits   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Noting that most previous attacks on public transportation had occurred on foreign soil, Heminger expressed particular surprise with MTI's finding that there had been as many as 850 such attacks on transportation facilities since 1970.
List of MTI research projects already completed or underway; Diridon stressed that many MTI projects were related to transportation security and that all are available in HTML and PDF formats at MTI's website.
Edwards-Winslow also emphasized the importance of an emergency plan for restoring the public trust, noting that the average citizen watching television on 9/11 was heartened by the obvious competence and courage of front-line service personnel (police, fire, rescue workers, environmental protection workers).
www.transweb.sjsu.edu /publications/Terrorism1.htm   (16804 words)

  
 BAM : Brooklyn Academy of Music
This documentary investigates the trauma of the past through genetic memory, as cultural artists create paths through rituals, music, dance, and visual art in an effort to heal the spirit and community.
In the late ’60s, conditions for Puerto Ricans in the US reached a boiling point.
This film focuses on the community of East Harlem, capturing the compassion and militancy of the Young Lords as they implemented their own health, education, and public assistance programs and fought back against social injustice.
www.bam.org /film/series.aspx?id=39   (570 words)

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