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Deep Loss at Heart of Artistic Expression: Humboldt Park Mural is Memorial to Mother and Two Sons

Alicia Coria and two of her sons, Ivan Castro, 8, and Diego Castro, 10, never had a chance. As they crossed North Avenue at Kimball on an afternoon last October, an 87-year-old driver lost control of his car, ran a red light and slammed into the mother and her...

Puerto Rican People’s Parade celebrates its 30th anniversary

At two o’clock, on Saturday, June 14, Humboldt Park’s Puerto Rican community will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the People’s Parade along “La Division.” Before 1978, when the Humboldt Park Puerto Rican community first gathered to celebrate the People’s Parade, Chicago Boricuas traveled downtown to attend the city’s Puerto Rican...

Ambiente del Paseo Launches “Más Color, Más Poder” Campaign

On Saturday, May 24, Ambiente del Paseo held a BBQ fundraiser to launch its new campaign, “Más Color, Más Poder.” Ambiente is a newly formed collective recently launched by the Puerto Rican Cultural Center as one of Humboldt Park’s first LGBTQ organizations. The “Más Color, Más Poder” campaign seeks to raise awareness about and combat homophobia and transphobia in the Humboldt Park community.

Flags of Steel: A Symbol of the Barrio’s Strength – Community members reflect on new documentary

“Flags of Steel,” a documentary film by Mildred Amador, recently premiered before a packed audience of community leaders, elected officials, Humboldt Park residents, and high school students. For example, Pastor Pedro Windsor of the Capilla del Barrio brought his whole family. In the film, important Puerto Rican community history is...




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