Five years have gone by, some 1,825 days, since the people of Flint, Mich., were doomed to a life with no clean water, with no clear end in sight. (Nestle just pledged to continue providing bottled water for the town at least through August of this year.) And it’s been more than 18 months since Hurricane […]

Leave it up to a Black woman! Media mogul Oprah Winfrey has decided to donate $2 million to Puerto Rico disaster relief efforts, HuffPo reports. The island of Puerto Rico is reeling from devastation caused by two back-to-back hurricanes in 2017. Oprah made the decision to contribute to their restoration efforts after attending a “Hamilton” show in San Juan this […]

CLEVELAND — A new beginning in Cleveland for hundreds of people is off to a very rocky start. They may have survived a natural disaster, but a man-made one is starting to take its toll. That’s the message from the Hispanic social service agency trying to help Hurricane Maria victims. Large numbers of Puerto Ricans […]

As the nation prepares for another potentially devastating storm with Hurricane Florence barreling towards the east coast, Puerto Rico has still not recovered from 2017’s Hurricane Maria. And to make matters worse, this week CBS News correspondent David Begnaud reported that what appears to be millions of water bottles meant for hurricane victim relief remain sitting on a runway at an […]

The study in which 4,645 deaths have been counted is noted as a possible “underestimate.”   Nearly 5,000 people died in Hurricane Maria’s aftermath in Puerto Rico, far greater than the 64 deaths counted as the storms’ official toll, according to a new study from Harvard. The findings, published Tuesday in the New England Journal of Medicine, […]

(RNN) – Seven months after Hurricane Maria destroyed most of the island’s power grid, Puerto Rico has suffered an island-wide power outage, CNN reported. “The entire electrical system in Puerto Rico collapses AGAIN!” San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz tweeted. The latest outage comes less than a week after a tree knocked out power to 870,000 customers. […]

The memories are still fresh. “The noise is still in my mind, the way the winds attacked the island is something incredible,” said Angel Rivera. Rivera says he lost everything when Hurricane Maria roared across Puerto Rico. “We lost our house, our house got flooded,” he said. But he ultimately decided to leave Puerto Rico because […]

Jennifer Lopez is joining her current man Alex Rodriguez and her ex-husband Marc Anthony for an NBC benefit concert to raise money for disaster relief in the United States, Mexico and Puerto Rico. The three-hour concert, titled “One Voice: Somos Live,” will be simulcast on Telemundo and Univision beginning Saturday (Oct. 14) at 8 p.m. ET, with NBC joining in […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – In this two-part series, Cleveland 19’s Lydia Esparra describes her journey that involved moving 39 boxes of aid from Cleveland to Puerto Rico. In part one, Esparra describes the logistical challenges she encountered when trying to leave Cleveland with the relief, and who helped along the way. An airline I booked […]

President Trump made callous remarks during his visit to the island in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.   President Donald Trump displayed his lack of compassion for the residents of Puerto Rico on Tuesday when he visited the hurricane ravished island. He went to observe the damage and to meet local and federal officials engaged in relief […]

The president posted a series of angry morning tweets from his New Jersey golf resort.   Donald Trump lashed out at the mayor of Puerto Rico’s capital city Saturday morning and accused her of having  “poor leadership ability.” The president’s Twitter rant aimed at San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz came as Puerto Rico was in the midst […]

Pitbull, real name Armando Christian Perez, sent his private jet to the hurricane-battered island of Puerto Rico so that he could fly cancer patients to the mainland of the United States for their chemo treatments. Puerto Rico congresswoman Jenniffer Gonzalez recognized the move with a message on Twitter, writing, “Thank you @pitbull for lending your private plane to move cancer […]