Author: Rhonda 2.0

Casa Amadeo, antigua Casa Hernández

from NPS.gov The music store now known as Casa Amadeo opened as Casa Hernán­dez in the Bronx, New York, just pri­or to the large post-World War II Puer­to Rican migra­tion to New York City. When the Unit­ed States direct­ed all its invest­ment in Puer­to Rico’s sug­ar sec­tor, the divest­ment in Puer­to Rico’s labor-inten­sive cof­fee and tobac­co sec­tors left many work­ers unem­ployed. Between 1950 and 1960, 500,000 indi­vid­u­als (about 20% of Puer­to Rico’s pop­u­la­tion) migrat­ed off the island. The pri­ma­ry des­ti­na­tion was New York due to exist­ing ship­ping routes, and lat­er, the fre­quent air trav­el that oper­at­ed between San Juan...

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Geraldo Rivera

From Wikipedia, the free ency­clo­pe­dia Ger­al­do Rivera ( born Ger­ald Michael Riv­iera;  July 4, 1943) is an Amer­i­can attor­ney, jour­nal­ist, author, reporter, and talk show host. Rivera hosts the news­magazine pro­gram Ger­al­do at Large and appears reg­u­lar­ly on Fox News Chan­nel. He is also well known from his his­to­ry as a reporter and TV per­son­al­i­ty, and as the host of the talk show Ger­al­do from 1987 to 1998. Ear­ly life Rivera was born at Beth Israel Med­ical Cen­ter in New York City, New York, the son of Lil­lian (née Fried­man), a wait­ress, and Cruz “Allen” Rivera (Octo­ber 1, 1915...

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Denise Quiñones

From Wikipedia, the free ency­clo­pe­dia Denise Marie Quiñones August (born Sep­tem­ber 9, 1980 in Ponce, Puer­to Rico) is a Puer­to Rican actress and beau­ty pageant title­hold­er who was the fourth woman from her coun­try to win the Miss Uni­verse con­test. Pri­or to win­ning the Miss Uni­verse pageant, she rep­re­sent­ed her home­town of Lares in the Miss Puer­to Rico Uni­verse 2001 pageant. Career Quiñones,won the Miss Uni­verse 2001 pageant in Baya­mon, Puer­to Rico in 2001. She was crowned by Lara Dut­ta, Miss Uni­verse 2000 of India. Her win, over Greek con­tes­tant Eveli­na Papan­to­niou, came on the Miss Uni­verse pageant’s 50th anniver­sary....

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Adamari López

From Wikipedia, the free ency­clo­pe­dia Adamari López Tor­res (born May 18, 1971 in Humacao, Puer­to Rico) is a Puer­to Rican actress famous for par­tic­i­pat­ing in sev­er­al Puer­to Rican and Mex­i­can soap operas. She is cur­rent­ly a host on the Tele­mu­n­do morn­ing show Un Nue­vo Día. Ear­ly career The daugh­ter of an under­tak­er, Luis López, Adamari start­ed her career at the age of six in the Tele­mu­n­do Canal 2 pro­duc­tion of the Cristi­na Bazán soap opera, along­side leg­endary Puer­to Rican actress Johan­na Ros­aly and Venezue­lan singer José Luis Rodríguez, El Puma.  Her tal­ent indi­cat­ed a future super­star. WAPA-TV next chose her...

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Rosario Dawson

From Wikipedia, the free ency­clo­pe­dia Rosario Daw­son  (born May 9, 1979) is an Amer­i­can actress, singer, and writer. She has appeared in films such as Kids, Men in Black II, 25th Hour, Sin City, Clerks II, Rent, Death Proof, The Run­down, Eagle Eye, Alexan­der, Sev­en Pounds, Per­cy Jack­son and the Olympians: The Light­ning Thief, Unstop­pable, and Trance. Ear­ly life Daw­son was born in New York City, New York. Her moth­er, Isabel Celeste, is a writer and singer who is of Puer­to Rican and Afro-Cuban descent. Isabel was six­teen years old when Rosario was born; she nev­er mar­ried Rosario’s bio­log­i­cal...

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