and contribute to Fundación Cortés!
The time has come to support the arts! After a whole year without any craft fairs, theater events, and other platforms where the creativity of our artists is put on display, we are committed to strengthening our people’s values through the arts and humanities. Cortés Chocolate joins forces with La Borinqueña so we can keep expanding our cultural and educational programs.
Every time you purchase a bar of Cortés Chocolate, part of that income goes to Fundación Cortés, and you will get one of four limited edition La Borinqueña comic books.
La Borinqueña is an original character and comic book featuring a Puerto Rican Afro-descendant female superhero, created by award-winning graphic novelist and philanthropist Edgardo Miranda-Rodríguez and published independently through his studio, Somos Arte. In 2017, as a response to Hurricane María, he published the critically acclaimed anthology Ricanstruction: Reminiscing and Rebuilding Puerto Rico, and its sales helped establish the scholarship program El Programa de Becas La Borinqueña, helmed by his partner Kyung Jeon-Miranda. Every year, scholarships are awarded to nonprofit organizations in Puerto Rico that are committed to rebuilding and revitalizing the island. These scholarships have financed development areas for underage children, the arts, women’s health, environmental justice, and sustainable agriculture.
The philanthropic character of La Borinqueña shines a light on solutions developed by the community through a series of fundraising initiatives and collaborations with international artists, brands, and exhibitions. Inspired by the superhero of the original graphic novel, the scholarship program also celebrates and vies to preserve our Afro-Puerto Rican legacy, envisioning an island that is self-sufficient and successful. www.la-borinquena.com
Cortés Bar Limited Edition with La Borinqueña$3.10 Select options
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Vintage Back Pack with La Borinqueña key chain$50.00 Read more
We all have the ability to become heroes, even if we don’t wear capes.
For our children, for Puerto Rico …
Meet the artist
Edgardo Miranda-Rodríguez is a graphic novel writer who is better known for being the writer and creator of the critically acclaimed and successful superhero series, La Borinqueña. Thanks to his philanthropic efforts through the charity anthology Ricanstruction: Reminiscing & Rebuilding Puerto Rico con La Borinqueña, where he teamed up with Wonder Woman, Superman, Batman, and other DC Comics characters, Edgardo won the San Diego Comic-Con 2019 Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award.
He published this anthology through his own studio, Somos Arte, and so far, Edgardo has raised nearly four million dollars for Puerto Rico-based organizations through the Programa de Becas La Borinqueña. As creative director and owner of Somos Arte, a Brooklyn-based creative services studio, he has worked with renowned clients like Atlantic Records, Columbia University, Sony Pictures, and Marvel. Edgardo is also an art exhibition curator and has already produced three art exhibitions featuring original Marvel comics and his own La Borinqueña for the Smithsonian Museum.
Fundación Cortés has impacted more than 13,000 low-income students in Puerto Rico. By purchasing the limited edition Cortés bar, you will be helping us continue offering cultural and educational programs. Help us reach more classrooms! Search, have fun, and collect the comic strips on the inside of the label. To learn more about Fundación Cortés, access www.fundacioncortes.org.