La Borinqueña is an original character and patriotic symbol presented in a classic superhero story created and written by graphic novelist Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez.
The latest episode of United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell explored Puerto Rican culture and politics. On the episode, activist Rosa Clemente explained her belief that the commonwealth’s tie to the United States was never a choice and if you look closely, she’s rocking a La Borinqueña t-shirt. It’s a subtle use of comics to raise awareness/protest.
During the episode, Bell interviews Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez about the comic series and dives a little bit into diversity in comics.