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Honoring a History of Struggle: Puerto Rican Cultural Center Unveils New Cultural Expressions

Days before the 15th Annual Fiesta Boricua, the Puerto Rican Cultural Center (PRCC) unveiled two news additions to the cultural landscape of Paseo Boricua. These cultural expressions, a mural and sculpture, add to the uniqueness of Paseo Boricua, nuestro “pedacito de patria.” Renowned Puerto Rican artists Pablo Marcano and Rosana...

Documenting “Chicago’s Puerto Rican Story” An Interview with New Films Production’s Gloricelly Franceschi Marisol Rodríguez

Marisol Rodríguez Last month WTTW11 premiered “Chicago’s Puerto Rican Story,” a documentary about the struggles Puerto Ricans faced during their settlement in Chicago. Produced by married couple Antonio and Gloricelly Franceschi, “Chicago’s Puerto Rican Story,” uses interviews and news footage to present a first-of-its-kind chronological story of Chicago Boricuas. The documentary...

Banco Popular’s Richard Carrion Awarded 2008 Paseo Boricua “Walk of Fame”

Each year, Alderman Ocasio and the organizers of Fiesta Boricua (Bandera a Bandera) recognize the contributions of an important figure of the Puerto Rican community. This public recognition comes in the form of a bronze Paseo Boricua “Walk of Fame” medallion. Past honorees include musical icons Lucecita Benítez, Eddie...

Entonce Magazine: Keeping the Story Going in the Barrio

A few years ago, a young Puerto Rican entrepreneur began the popular urban magazine, Entonce. If you are already familiar with the magazine, you know that its pages have featured interviews with some of the most popular music figures in the Puerto Rican/Latina/o community. If you are still in...

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