Howard Jordán and the The Jordan Journal

“The Jordan Journal” is a radio show hosted by East Harlem-born educator, lawyer, journalist and Latino/Puerto Rican activist Howard Jordán. His show provides listeners with information about events and an understanding of the crucial issues confronting people of color and distressed communities in the United States and around the world. Often focusing on Caribbean and Afro-Latino concerns, Jordán offers insights into the variables that “shape the reality of the nation’s growing and increasingly diverse urban communities,” as well as “hard hitting commentary from a diverse, multicultural point of view” on news, politics, and global issues. “The Jordan Journal” is aired through WBAI-FM (Pacifica Radio, 99.5 FM in New York City) on Fridays from 5:00-6:00pm.

A graduate of Yale University and the New York Law School, Howard Jordán is professor of public administration, criminal justice, and legal studies in the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences at Hostos Community College. He has a distinguished record of public service. Mr. Jordán has also been a long-time contributor to the New York alternative media, writing for papers such as The Latino News, Hoy, and New York Newsday. In 1994 he co-founded along with political scientist Angelo Falcón Crítica: A Puerto Rican Journal on Politics and Policy and served as its first managing editor.

During his college years Jordán directed Despierta Boricua, the Puerto Rican student organization at Yale University and today continues this work as a key member of the Latino Yale Alumni Association (LYAA). Mr. Jordán is also active in the Afro-Latino movement in New York assisting pioneering groups like the Afro-Latino Forum and the Caribbean Cultural Center in promoting and recognizing the African heritage of Latino communities. Among the many projects that Jordán spearheaded in New York, is the first Puerto Rican-Dominican Dialogue in New York sponsored by the National Institute for Latino Policy and Alianza Dominicana (the largest Dominican social service agency in the United States).

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