For the black revolutionary Dominga Cruz Becerril the defining historical moment was the Ponce Massacre of 1937. “To ask me about the massacre is to ask me more or less about what is my life, because my whole life began again through it…”
Afro-Boricuas, are, at best – forgotten or ignored – and at worst – exoticized, feared, or even hated. Here is La Respuesta’s list of 10 Black Boricuas who’ve impacted Puerto Rican history and identities.
A Legislator in Puerto Rico comments that “Puerto Ricans have yet to coin a term or local equivalent for the English gentrification’” and discusses the eminent domain powers exercised by Puerto Rican mayors.