Frank Rosaly is best known for playing and composing improvised or avant garde jazz music. But in his most recent musical research he's venturing into entirely new terrain – his own Puerto Rican roots.
In 2008, teachers in Puerto Rico joined with students and parents in an island-wide, 10-day strike decrying the state of education. The shutdown was a historic one, as it's against the law in Puerto Rico for teachers to strike.
Despite billions of dollars in private donations and government money, a staggering number of Haitians remain in tent camps. And a recent cholera epidemic – which has claimed 5,000 lives – has only made life worse.
One of the country’s oldest outdoor murals covers a storefront on Chicago’s Northwest Side. People who care about the 40-year-old painting are finishing a facelift. The mural restoration is doing more than brightening up a gritty stretch of North Avenue.
Barack Obama will become the first sitting president in 50 years to visit Puerto Rico when he arrives Tuesday in San Juan. But the trip also has a political component, including the message it sends to Latino voters on the mainland.John F.