Friday, October 24, 2014

Join New York Solidarity with Vieques

In the mailbox:

Join New York Solidarity with Vieques (NYSV) for an evening of discussion, friendship, and solidarity with our special guests from Vieques:

Elda Guadalupe Carrasquillo, Member of the Vieques Legislature and a
Local science teacher

And

Carmen Valencia, founding member of the Alianza de Mujeres Viequenses (Vieques Women’s Alliance)

Proceeds from this reception will go to Radio Vieques, a community radio project that serves as the only voice for the residents of Vieques. We might be able to hear from representatives of Radio Vieques over Skype.

Saturday November 22nd, 2014 from 6:30pm-8:30pm
229 E. 115th St. Apt.# 1 El Barrio, New York
Between 2nd and 3rd Avenues. Take the 6 train to E. 116th St.

If you are going to attend please RSVP to:
NYSVieques@gmail.com

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Like NEW Puerto Rico Sun FB Page

Hi, Puerto Rico Sun Communications is back. I have decided to create a new Puerto Rico Sun FB page, which is an extension of this blog.

facebook.com/prsun



Thank you.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Young Lords Way in El Barrio


By Ismael Nunez

A highlight this summer is the naming of a street in East Harlem in honor of the Young Lords. It finally happened on July 26, a great day and victory for the community. That day the YOUNG LORDS were remembered and honored for their contributions. Former members of the YOUNG LORDS from chapters from New York City, Chicago, and Connecticut, were present as 111th Street was named Young Lords Way.

Here are some scenes from that joyous day in El Barrio. I am honored to live in a neighborhood with a street called Young Lords Way.


Ismael Nunez is a PRSUN contributor.

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Walgreens Puerto Rico Ofrece Pruebas Gratuitas de HIV


This post brought to you by Walgreens. All opinions are 100% mine.

 

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¿Sabía usted que uno de cada 4 puertorriqueños viven con el VIH y no tienen idea?

Puerto Rico tiene una de las estadísticas más preocupantes de los que viven con el VIH y el SIDA en los Estados Unidos. Puerto Rico está en la lista top 10 de la mayoría de los casos de SIDA en el año 2010 en los Estados Unidos y sus territorios.

Con motivo del 27 de junio el Día Nacional de la Prueba del VIH, Walgreens ha publicado una convocatoria especial para los puertorriqueños a hacerse la prueba. Walgreens está comprometido a promover una comunidad saludable y está ofreciendo pruebas gratuitas de VIH en cualquier momento durante todo el año en sus 22 tiendas en la isla.

Walgreens también está ayudando a combatir la propagación del SIDA a través de sus esfuerzos de prevención y educación en Puerto Rico.

El diagnóstico precoz y la atención temprana ayudará a mejorar la calidad de la salud de las personas que viven con el VIH o el SIDA y ayudar a evitar que otros se contagien.

Si usted vive con alguien que tiene el VIH o si tiene preguntas acerca de los métodos del estado de salud y de pruebas, no dude en hablar con la gente de Walgreens. El personal de las farmacias Walgreens se componen de miembros que pueden ayudar a proporcionar a los pacientes con consultas individuales, ofrecer planes médicos personalizados y proporcionar otra información pertinente.

Asegúrese de hacerse la prueba. Manténgase a salvo.

El CDC recomienda que las pruebas de VIH se hace de forma rutinaria como parte de un chequeo de salud.

Walgreens

 

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English version:

Walgreens Puerto Rico Offers Free HIV Testing

Did you know that one out of 4 Puerto Ricans live with HIV and have no idea?

Puerto Rico has some of the most worrisome statistics of those living with HIV and AIDS in the United States. Puerto Rico made the top 10 list of most AIDS cases in 2010 throughout the United States and its territories.

On the occasion of June 27 National Day of HIV Testing, Walgreens is issuing a special call for Puerto Ricans to get tested. Walgreens is committed to promoting a healthy community, offering FREE HIV testing at any time throughout the year at its 22 stores on the island.

Walgreens is also helping to combat the spread of AIDS through its prevention and education efforts in Puerto Rico.

An early diagnosis and early care will help improve the quality of health of those living with HIV or AIDS and help prevent others from getting it.

If you live with someone who has HIV or you have questions about the health condition and testing methods, feel free to speak to the folks at Walgreens. Personnel at the Walgreens pharmacies consist of members who can help provide patients with individual consultations, offer customized medical plans and provide other relevant information.

Make sure to get tested. Stay safe.

The CDC recommends that HIV testing be done routinely as part of a health check up.  

 


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Sunday, June 08, 2014

PRSUN Project: Puerto Rican Day Parade '14



PRSUN Project: Puerto Rican Day Parade by Ismael Nunez and Clarisel Gonzalez


(Photo of actress Rosie Perez at the parade by Nunez)


(Attendees at the National Puerto Rican Day Parade show off their pride. Photo by Clarisel Gonzalez)

To view more photos taken at the National Puerto Rican Day Parade, the Bronx Puerto Rican Day Parade and related events. Visit our online gallery.

https://www.flickr.com/groups/nprparade14/

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

@ the Bronx Puerto Rican Day Parade

On Sunday, June 1, the Bronx, the borough with the largest Puerto Rican population in NYC, celebrated its Puerto Rican Day Parade along the Grand Concourse. The Bronx parade kicks off Puerto Rican parade season in the city. Here are a few photos I shot that day. The Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. missed a good parade.


Sunday is the National Puerto Rican Day Parade in Manhattan. See you there.