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Free ride! Puerto Rican Day Parade board extends scholarship awards deadline

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

The time is ticking for college-bound Boricuas to submit their application for the National Puerto Rican Day Parade Scholarship Awards Program.

In an effort to allow more students the opportunity to apply for the award, the board of directors of the National Puerto Rican Day Parade (NPRDP) decided to extend the deadline until Feb. 15.

“We really want to encourage the kids, but parents have to also take a pretty active role in getting their kids or grandkids to participate,” says Louis Maldonado, executive board member of NPRDP.

Since new leadership was established in 2014, the parade board has placed an increased emphasis on the importance of the academic scholarships that are provided by the organization, along with the annual cultural celebration in June.

“In addition to celebrating culture and passing it on to the youth – we do this to promote education and leadership development,” Maldonado says.

In January, the NPRDP announced it would triple both the dollar amount and number of overall scholarships awarded since the new board took the reins in 2014.

This year, the NPRDP will award 60 scholarships totaling an impressive $120,000, compared to the 15 awards totaling $30,000 when they first began their journey to improve the parade’s community impact and influence.

Students interested in applying for the scholarship must be of Puerto Rican descent, have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and be either a senior in high school or enrolled in a four-year institution.

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Jennifer Lopez kicks off ‘All I Have’ in Las Vegas

JENuary came and went but we have a feeling it’s going be a JLo-year! So many exciting things happening with Jennifer Lopez right now that she even has us following her every move and shake. On January 20, 2016 J. Lo kicked off her Las Vegas residency Jennifer Lopez: All I Have at The Axis at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Nevada. The show was packed with high energy dancing and amazing costume changes.

Many stars showed up for the opening night and there was guest performances by Pitbull, Ja Rule and Ne-Yo. Among the audience members were big stars like Justin Bieber, Leah Remini, Gina Rodriguez, Nicole Scherzinger, and Wilmer Valderrama, to name a few.

It’s a super busy time for J. Lo, aside from her Vegas show she also has the last season of American Idol, and her No. 1 show Shades of Blue, which she produced, airing on primetime TV. Boyfriend Casper Smart told E! Online: “It’s crazy. Between Shades and Idol and this, it’s bananas,” “She’s not human,” he joked. “She’s like supernatural Wonder Woman. She’s not from this planet.”

We agree!

If you have seen Jennifer perform in the past you know All I Have is a must see.  So, go get your tickets!

Here is Jennifer shaking it in Las Vegas:


Our very own Nikki also tried to shake her booty for a chance to see J. Lo in Vegas:

 

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“Jennifer Lopez was made to be a showgirl! The singer put on a spectacular show during the opening night of her “All I Have” Las Vegas residency at Planet Hollywood, complete with see-through outfits and of course, plenty of booty-shaking. The 46-year-old proved she’s still Jenny from the Block, taking us back in time with her hit 1999 song “If You Had My Love.”

Launch the “All I Have” gallery: NYDAILYNEWS.COM

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Fight the frost with this seductive black & red look

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Some fashion experts say that black and red are the opposite and should not go together. Well, here I am again breaking the rules and loving my outfit. Black and red looks flat-footed and obvious during winter time, especially with all this snow.

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The combination of these 2 colors mean a lot in a look, red always evokes a physical reaction,  representing stamina, lust, power.  The positive qualities of black are sophistication, glamour, and authority.

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Combine those two colors together and you get seduction, you get the “look at me” outfit. I am wearing my favorite pair of leggings, (plain black) with a regular and simple top, my high knee boots and my handmade red scarf with a bright red hat.

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