Notes on the CONTRIBUTORS...
From its inception, the REV Project has been fortunate to have at its core a special team of talented professionals whose generosity and concern has shown no limit in carrying forth the goal of promoting and advancing our culture. It has been difficult at times to keep the REV flame burning because of unforeseen or prior individual commitments but we have been able to pull together and put forth another issue through each other's support. We welcome our new contributors into our family of friends and extend an open invitation to all those who would like to join us in accomplishing our mission.
Again, we hope this modest effort will help illuminate the path for others and promote a sense of pride in our dual culture as well as our old stomping grounds, Loisaida.
Raymond A. Acevedo is a contributing editor for the Manhattan based Tompkins-Times.
Angel Luis Benítez is New York City public school teacher. is New York City public school teacher.
Angel Lao is a counselor working out of San Diego (California).
Frank M. Figueroa is a professor of Spanish in the state of Florida with an extensive background in radio broadcasting and has published a number of popular books on Latin Music. is a professor of Spanish in the state of Florida with an extensive background in radio broadcasting and has published a number of popular books on Latin Music.
Ivonne Figueroa is the founder and publisher of the Puerto Rican cultural e-zine El Boricua (based in Texas).
José O. González is an Assistant Vice President with a New York based foreign bank in addition to being a part-time photo journalist.
Carmen Martínez de Millán (Project Facilitator) is an Assistant Vice President with a New York lending institution.
William Malpica is a New York City based lawyer.
William Millán (Project Coordinator) is a Social Work Supervisor in the city of New York and part time music instructor.
Luis Pérez is a guidance counselor with the New York City Board of Education.
Editor and Web Design:
a) Dominoes...José O. González
b) El Jíbaro sculpture, San Juan-Puerto Rico, El Morro, Fort observation tower, New York City skyline...Carmen Martínez
c) Flags of El Morro, Calendar of Events, St. Brigid's Church, Twelfth Street garden, Taíno instruments and utensils, Tenth Street circle, Guanín, el Pilón, Máscara de Coco, Loisaida street sign, The International Salsa Museum...William Millán
REV Music Theme Composition, Arrangement, Sequencing and Manuscript Prep:
[A special thanks goes out to Efrain Suarez for granting us permission to photograph at The International Salsa Museum]
Special thanks go out to all of the REV Project participants. Your generosity, concern and contributions have magically touched many of our extended family members throughout the globe.
Again, we thank the families of the REV team members for providing us with the daily support and encouragement that keeps us moving forward - sharing and learning.
And last, but definitely not least, a sincere and humble thank you to all of you REV readers and supporters for sharing your memories and reaching our souls through your heartfelt e-mails.
You can view our previous issues at The Richport East Villager main page.
We appreciate and welcome your feedback/comments. If you wish to contact our team, please E-mail REV at the following addresses
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