COLORS OF RHINA PROMO on Manhattan Neighborhood Network Click image above to view video We debuted last Thursday Jan. 26th Bi-weekly Thursdays at 9 pm on both MNN1 and MNN5 HD  Next air-date Thursday, February 9th, 2017 9:00 PM  MNN1 FiOS 33 – RNC 82 TWC/Spectrum 34 & 1995 MNN 5 HD TWC/Spectrum 1993 MNN EL BARRIO FIREHOUSE COMMUNITY MEDIA CENTER 175 EAST 104TH STREET NY, NY 10029 MNN is responsible for administering public access cable TV services in Manhattan. Their purpose is to ensure the ability of Manhattan residents to exercise their First Amendment rights through moving image media to […]

LRDB | Author of the Month | Magdalena Gómez

Shameless Woman is the long-awaited collection of Bronx born, legendary poet, Magdalena Gómez. As an early and influential member of the Nuyorican Literary Movement, she is cited in the recent book by poet and scholar, Urayoán Noel, In Visible Movement: Nuyorican Poetry from the Sixties to Slam. “Magdalena Gómez, a poet, performer and playwright whose work has served as a bridge between the founding Nuyorican poets and a new generation informed by slam and def poetry.” From the back cover: “A provocative, challenging and ultimately uplifting memoir in poems to be read aloud or in silence, performed on stage or […]


MARIA COTTO María Cotto was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Her mother and dad are both from Santurce (just outside San Juan) where she spent his first eight years, so she considers that her hometown. She entered the University of Puerto Rico (UPR), where she completed a Bachelor of Education in Theatre. There she was trained by great masters such as Teófilo Torres, Victoria Espinosa, Dean Zayas and Cuca Mercado. She was also choreographed by dancer and teacher Petra Bravo and even belonged, for a short period, to the dance troupe Hincapié at the UPR. A few years later, […]


Alberto Bonilla is originally from Mesa, Arizona, but was born in Mexico City, and his family is from Honduras.  His parents immigrated to the U.S. in 1973 to have a better life and more opportunities.  Although being raised in the U.S. his whole life, Alberto became an official U.S. citizen in 1999, while attending Rutgers University. He received a BA in Theatre at Arizona State University. He also studied at The British American Dramatic Academy in Oxford, England. He continued his studies at Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts receiving an MFA in Acting under Maggie Flanagan and […]

HOLA ACTOR SPOT LIGHT | Héctor Luis Rivera

Héctor Luis Rivera   Héctor Luis Rivera is a Puerto Rican actor, writer, director, producer and educator. Rivera started his career at the age of 15 as an actor, writer, director and producer at the Ateneo Puertorriqueño, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He has been involved in the theater business for 38 years, 26 of those years with Teatro Experimental Blue Amigos (TEBA), the only Latino, bilingual and experimental theater company in Kings County, co-founded by him. With this company he has received numerous awards as an actor, director, writer, and producer. Among these awards are the OBIE Award, several ACE Awards, […]

TRANSFORMATIONAL VIBES | Reflections on Transformation

I Am a Domestic Violence Survivor. Rhina’s Evolution Revolution… Reflections on Transformation It is said we are the sum of our choices. I am a Domestic Violence Survivor. I did not choose to be a victim but by default of the experience I survived. My message is not targeted solely towards those who are currently in the midst of a domestic violence situation, nor is it aimed at those who have survived. Domestic violence affects everyone. When it comes to domestic violence, sadly many are misinformed. Sure, many are aware of the overt forms of abuse such as the physical […]