Activist and Journalist
Thursday, October 21, 2004
From the late 1960s, when he was founder and chairman of the Young Lords Party, often described as a Puerto Rican equivalent of the Black Panthers, Felipe Luciano has been on the cutting edge of community empowerment and ethnic pride. Now Luciano frequently serves as an adviser to state and local government leaders as well as to corporations. He is the winner of two Emmys and an ACE award for his television work. He is also a successful print and radio journalist as well as a member of the Original Last Poets and a noted authority on Latin music.