CHICAGO (May 28, 2013; updated June 21, 2013) -- La Respuesta, a groundbreaking new online publication dedicated to honoring and showcasing the distinctiveness of the U.S. Puerto Rican community, debuted to the public on June 11. Directly translating as “the response,” La Respuesta (larespuestamedia.com) is an English-language multimedia platform that is the sole outlet devoted to reporting on the experiences of Puerto Ricans that have settled in the U.S. for over a century - the “Boricua Diaspora.”
The magazine includes the voices of accomplished artists, political figures, activists and "everyday" people representing diverse Puerto Rican communities nationally. The magazine has assembled a staff of contributors in Chicago, New York, Miami, Boston and Providence, RI.
With riveting news articles, thoughtful opinion editorials, dynamic video and profound photography, the magazine aims to be the central media location for the contemporary Puerto Rican demographic. Through the power of the Internet and social media, the magazine will spark far-reaching conversation and present a relevant platform for a group that has been virtually invisible in mainstream media.
The magazine serves as a forum of communication and encourages readers to participate and give feedback. The recent soft launch will be followed by an official launch in August 2013 with simultaneous celebratory events in Chicago, New York, and Florida.
Additionally, La Respuesta works to document history and encourage a critical dialogue on issues affecting Puerto Rican communities, as well as highlight their struggles, advances and dreams. Contributors to the magazine coined the phrase, “Producing a mosaic of the Puerto Rican Diaspora,” and that is their intent.
La Respuesta strives to produce a mosaic of the cultural, artistic, intellectual, spiritual and political realities within the diverse Puerto Rican Diaspora. It moves towards building inclusive identities and perspectives that recognize the Diaspora as central to understanding the Puerto Rican people. The magazine aspires to be a significant resource for Puerto Ricans in the United States, offering a multitude of creative and provocative media.
About La Respuesta
La Respuesta magazine documents the Puerto Rican Diaspora through the exploration of the social, political and cultural realms of the community. Visit La Respuesta at: larespuestamedia.com. The magazine also can be followed on Twitter (@respuestamedia) and Facebook.