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Op-Ed: NYC Puerto Rican Parade Honors Terrorist Who Killed My Dad

Joseph Connor/New York Post

Melisssa Mark-Viverito (center) leads a
demonstration for freeing Oscar Lopez Rivera. 
Photo by Robert Miller

Officials last week announced plans to honor unrepentant terrorist leader Oscar Lopez Rivera as their first ever “National Freedom Hero” at this year’s National Puerto Rican Day Parade on June 11.

The words “disgrace” and “outrage” do not come close to describing the insanity, insult and pain that honoring this terrorist thug brings to our family, the families of all FALN victims and all Americans. The idea is truly sickening.
New York City was the epicenter for the most horrific of the 120-plus bombings by Lopez’s Puerto Rican terrorist group, the ...

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Op-Ed: Am I Latino Enough?

Photo credit: ourtiempo.com

Photo credit: ourtiempo.com

Alex Centeno for Al Dìa

My words sound choppy and unnatural. My grandmother nods her head in understanding because for over the two decades of my life she has learned to understand my Spanish. It is forced, unappealing, and sometimes ugly. She responds in complete Spanish; hers is nothing short of beautiful. Dripping from a voice crafted in Carolina, Puerto Rico with vocal cords stretched and bathed in Puerto Rican rum and Coquito, “the good stuff”. Her Spanish is native and natural. I’ve learned to let go of the resentment, but when first generation Latinos hear the gringo or blanquito in my voice, they ask me


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OP-Ed: DEATH TO SHEFF – Fallacious School Integration Plan Is Running Out Of White People        

sheff vs. oneil


 David-Medina-2David Medina/CTLatinoNews.com      


The Earth shook on March 12.

The Hartford Courant, armed with mountains of statistical and anecdotal evidence, published the first in a series of articles that confirmed what most Hartford parents have known for 20 years: that the Sheff v. ONeill plan for desegregating Hartford Public Schools is racist to the core.

Yes, folks, Sheff is the embodiment of the very sickness it was intended to cure and its all laid out right there in the Courant.

The articles, perhaps the Courants best reporting in well more than a decade, dont come right out and say, Sheff is ...

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