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Residente’s self-titled album released with introductory track featuring Lin-Manuel Miranda

Residente, the first time we met was in Puerto Rico. Your mother was in the room. She took one look at me and said: “Tú tienes que ser nieto de Wisin Miranda”. 

I said: “That’s right. How did you know that?" 

She said: "¡Pero nene, tienes la misma cara! Mira, tu abuelo Wisin y mi mamá eran primo hermamo. You two are cousins.”

Primo, tú y yo descendimos de Gilberto Concepción de Gracia, fundador del partido independentista de Puerto Rico. Abogado de Pedro Albizu Campos en Nueva York. Nacimos con revolución en las venas. Entre ritmo de bomba y milena. Y estamos conectados en las malas y en las buenas.  

“We were born with revolution in our veins.”

Read more about Residente’s album and the accompanying documentary, also featuring Lin, here.

Also, this album is amazing and you should give it a try.

“Aquel que no está orgulloso de su origen no valdrá nunca nada porque comienza por despreciarse a sí mismo.” ~ Don Pedro Albizu Campos 

(Earth hands, Eternal Flame, Island of Puerto Rico Flag) by AquarielCharms

🇵🇷 ❤️  Prayers for Puerto Rico  ❤️ 🇵🇷

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On the Puerto Rican Day Parade & Festivities in NYC

Puerto Rican flags everywhere. But no independence. Puerto Ricans are culturally and spiritually alive, but politically and economically dying. To this day, Puerto Rico, excuse me Boriken, is still a colony.

Don’t let “commonwealth” fool you. The only thing common between the U.S. and P.R. are the millions of oppressed and colonized Puerto Ricans living on both lands still floating in political limbo. Puerto Ricans need just as much freedom and justice as the rest of us.

¡Viva Pedro Albizu Campos! ¡Viva Guillermo Morales! ¡Viva Ramon Betances! ¡Viva Lolita Lebron! Viva los Young Lords! Free Oscar Lopez Rivera! ¡Y Que Viva Puerto Rico Libre!

When tyranny is law, revolution is order!

Father of the Puerto Rican Independence movement, Pedro Albizu Campos was the leader of the Puerto Rican nationalist party that fought to free the island of its colonial status. Facing prejudice through out his life from segregation in the Army in World War I to delays for receiving his degree in law from Harvard, Campos -for his so-called radical beliefs-was imprisoned for a long portion of his life as well a tortured with radiation while imprisoned. His legacy lives on! His sacrifices as leader and nationalist fervor as pertinent historical leader still inspires Puerto Ricans today to fight for the Independence movement.

Almost half a year ago, I was commissioned to do an illustration for a collective exhibition dedicated to Pedro Albizu Campo (1891-1965), who was a revolutionary figure and a leader for the independence party in Puerto Rico. This is a man who graduated from law school and fought for the rights of independence of his people anyway he could.