Posted by: gmontealegre | January 20, 2013

My friend left us last night…but not before inspiring and uplifiting her Latina sisters at LIPS

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My dear friend Dolores Prida made her transition last night a few hours after we celebrated 20 years of sisterhood with a group of friends called “LIPS” Latinas in Power (s).  She was like our mother and wise latina who kept us all real and with our feet planted on earth and with appreciation for our culture.  She was well read, well spoken, funny, articulate and not afraid to speak her mind.  She was fantastic and I will miss her.  Here’s a story that appears today in El Diario la Prensa, the oldest Latino newspaper which she wrote for.

El Diario Columnist, 

Dolores Prida, dies

The Cuban-born writer had a weekly column

in the oldest Spanish language newspaper in New York

El Diario-La Prensa (January 20, 2013)

translated from Spanish by NiLP

 

Dolores Prida Toon New York – Dolores Prida, writer and columnist for El Diario / La Prensa, died this morning, as reported by her relatives.

 

Her death came just hours after being in the celebration of the 20th anniversary of a group of Latinas, LIPS, which aims to help Hispanics succeed and meet their goals.

 

Prida, who published a weekly column in El Diario, the oldest Spanish language newspaper in New York, was a well-known playwright of over a dozen plays and musicals.

 

The writer, who left Cuba as a teenager, addressed in many of her columns on the reality of immigrants living in the United States.

 

Prida was born in 1943 in the village of Cabairién and left the island after the triumph of the Revolution in 1959. In New York, she studied at Hunter College and became a leading voice of the Hispanic community in the Big Apple.

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