Posts Tagged ‘Roberto Clemente’

21 Days of Clemente: A Tribute to Willie Soto

Saturday, November 27th, 2010



Friday, December 10, 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Wifredo Lam Gallery
182 East 111th Street
(Between Lexington and Third Avenues)
El Barrio, New York, NY

A documentary on Roberto Clemente

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

LEGACY of #21
(The life of Roberto Clemente)

Thursday Feb. 15, 7 PM

Hostos Community College
149th Street and the Grand Concourse
The Bronx

Tickets $15
Students and Seniors $12

For ticket information: 718-402-9310

PBS’s American Experience – Roberto Clemente

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

Monday, April 21 at 9pm on PBS (check local listings)

On December 31, 1972, Roberto Clemente, a thirty-seven-year-old baseball player for
the Pittsburgh Pirates, boarded a DC-7 aircraft loaded with relief supplies for survivors of a catastrophic earthquake in Managua, Nicaragua. Concerned over reports that the Nicaraguan dictatorship was misusing shipments of aid, Clemente, a native of neighboring Puerto Rico, hoped his involvement would persuade the government to distribute relief packages to the more than 300,000 people affected by the disaster. Shortly after take off, the overloaded aircraft plunged into the Atlantic Ocean, just one mile from the Puerto Rican coast. Roberto Clemente’s body was never recovered.

On Monday, April 21, PBS’s AMERICAN EXPERIENCE premieres Roberto Clemente, a one-hour documentary about an exceptional baseball player and committed humanitarian, who challenged racial discrimination to become baseball’s first Latino superstar. From independent filmmaker Bernardo Ruiz, Clemente features interviews with Pulitzer Prizewinning authors David Maraniss (Clemente) and George F. Will (Men at Work: The Craft of Baseball), Clemente’s wife Vera, Baseball Hall of Famer Orlando Cepeda, and former teammates, to present an intimate and revealing portrait of a man whose passion and grace made him a legend. Go to for more info. Also, check out


Commemorate Roberto Clemente’s Birthday

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

When: Tuesday August 18th, 2009
Where: CAMARADAS (1st Ave Bet 115th & 116th. St,)
Time: 7 PM

Despierta America TV Show Deserves Deportation

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

I Just saw one of the biggest insults to the Puertorrican community in this garbage show. They had a scene in today’s 02/25/09 show at approximately 08:45 AM that by the means of using a man they made sure that who ever saw it saw the Puertorrican Community as a very disrespectful, uneducated and lying community. I’m a born and raised Puertorrican man residing in NYC for 30 years. I am a professional educated man that has helped the Hispanic community constantly. I have helped Fundacion Manos a la Ayuda, Hands Help Hands Foundation created by my sister bring trailers full of medical equipment for needed children to the Dominican Republic and Honduras. Roberto Clemente died in 1972 in an airplane accident bringing help to Nicaragua. I can go on an on giving examples of what the Puertorican Community has done for our culture and rights not only here in the USA but the entire world. I believe that the production of Despieta America as well as Univision owe the Puertorrican community an apology for this injustice. Call Univision and Demand such

Roberto Clemente is one of the best baseball players who has ever lived. Why has he been denied his proper recognition in the team of the century and what should we do about it?

Thursday, October 28th, 1999

Roberto Clemente