RED SUGARCANE PRESS, INC. is an independent press dedicated to presenting works about the Puerto Rican and Latinx Diasporas in the Americas.  We publish authors whose works educate, entertain, and inspire, who are rooted in the journey of indigenous and African peoples who from enslavement to the present have triumphed through the courage and tenacity of many generations.


Red Sugarcane Press Books



is proud to announce the publication of
Post-Hurricane Maria/ pos-huracán Maria
Edited by Iris Morales
Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico on September 20, 2017, the most devastating cyclone to hit the island in almost a century. This anthology brings together writings from twenty-two island activists and artist who describe the storm's massive destruction and the conditions it exposed—widespread poverty, lack of infrastructure, and severe austerity—resulting from more than 120 years of United States colonial domination and a complicit local government. First-person accounts, poetic narratives, and essays detail how Puerto Ricans mobilized and the grassroots activism that opened another chapter in the struggle for national self-determination, human rights, and climate justice.

Available on Amazon, and IngramSpark.

2019 celebrates the 50th anniversary of the founding of
the Young Lords Organization in New York.
Read its history and legacy.
Through the Eyes of Rebel Women: The Young Lords, 1969 -1976
by Iris Morales
The Young Lords emerged in the late sixties to fight poverty, racial and gender inequality, and the colonial status of Puerto Rico. Women joined to build a people's justice movement and fought the “revolution within the revolution” believing that women’s equality was inseparable from the society’s progress as a whole. This is the first account about the experiences of women members — a "story within a story" told from the inside out. Morales chronicles the revolutionary rise of the Young Lords, the role and contributions of women, the opening of branches in Puerto Rico, and the group's demise.
Available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble in both print and ebook versions.

LATINAS: Struggles & Protests in 21st Century USA
This anthology is a timely collection of poetry and prose reflecting on women’s lived experiences and the ways that Latinas address the relationship between gender and social change. The writers are poets and activists, educators, artists, and journalists from across the US. The selections illustrate how Latinas understand and resist the gendered conditions of their lives. They expose inequities that Latinas face as women but also by class; race, ethnicity, and national origin; immigration status; social location; and the legacy of history.
LATINAS: Struggles & Protests in 21st Century USA. Available on Amazon in print and ebook versions.

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International Decade for People of African Descent (2015-2024)

The United Nation proclaims the International Decade for People of African Descent, January 1, 2015 - December 31 2024, with the theme “People of African descent: recognition, justice and development”.

In proclaiming this Decade, the international community is recognizing that people of African descent

represent a distinct group whose human rights must be promoted and protected. Around 200 million

people identifying themselves as being of African descent live in the Americas. Many millions more

live in other parts of the world, outside of the African continent.


"We must remember that people of African descent are among those most affected by racism. Too often, they face denial of basic rights such as access to quality health services and education."

— United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon