NHMC Mourns the Loss of Board Member Angelo Falcón


CONTACT: Clarissa Corona 213.718.0732 communications@nhmc.org

NHMC Mourns the Loss of Board Member Angelo Falcón

National Institute for Latino Policy President & Founder, National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) board member, and friend Angelo Falcón passed away today at the age of 66. Falcón was a nationally recognized expert on Latino politics and policy issues and the author of the Atlas of Stateside Puerto Ricans. As President and Founder of the New York City-based nonprofit and nonpartisan National Institute for Latino Policy (NiLP) (formerly the Institute for Puerto Rican Policy), he was the editor of the Latino Policy eNewsletter and the Chair of the Latino Census Network.

He was also the co-editor of Latino Voices: Mexican, Puerto Rican and Cuban Perspectives on American Politics, Boricuas in Gotham: Puerto Ricans in the Making of Modern New York City, Data Disseminating to Communities Color: The Role of the Census Information Centers, Opening the Courthouse Doors: The Need for More Hispanic Judges, and Still on the Outside Looking In: Latino Employment in New York Broadcast Television. He wrote and appeared in various publications, including The Nation, New York Post, National Civic Review, El Diario-La Prensa, New American Media, and the Hispanic Link News Service. Falcón has been featured on CNN, CNN en Español, WCBS, WNBC, WABC, National Public Radio, Univision, Telemundo, and Comedy Central's The Colbert Report. Falcón served on the boards of numerous civic organizations, including the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda, NHMC, and the National Latino Council on Alcohol and Tobacco Prevention. He was also a founding member of the Defend the Honor Campaign, a national coalition of Latino organizations and activists that pressured PBS and Ken Burns to include the Latino experience in their World War II documentary series, The War, in 2007.

Falcón graduated from Columbia College of Columbia University in New York, and did his graduate studies at the State University of New York at Albany. He was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico and raised in New York City.

The following statement can be attributed to Alex Nogales, President & CEO of the National Hispanic Media Coalition: "Angelo Falcón, our very dear friend, informed us, educated us, and made us laugh. Angelo, oh Angelo. You will be sorely missed."


The National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) is the media watchdog for the Latino community, ensuring that we are fairly and consistently represented in news and entertainment and that our voices are heard over the airwaves and on the internet.

We exist to challenge executives and influencers throughout the entertainment and news industry to eliminate barriers for Latinos to express themselves and be heard through every type of medium. NHMC works to bring decision-makers to the table to open new opportunities for Latinos to create, contribute and consume programming that is inclusive, free from bias and hate rhetoric, affordable and culturally relevant.

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