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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...

Humboldt Park artist breathes Puerto Rican life into papier-mâché

In a one- bedroom apartment on Division Street, salsa music stimulates the ears while art pulsing with bold colors excite the eyes. Welcome to Galeria Cuca. Nereida Cartagena, better known by her nickname, Cuca, sits barefoot on the gallery’s hard wood floor in a modest space that also functions as her...

Puerto Rican Filmmaker Jacobo Morales Honored: Ángel Premieres to a Packed Audience at the Chicago Latino Film Festival

Without a doubt, Puerto Rican Cinema is experiencing a Renaissance, and Boricuas outside of the island have a role to play. In the last few years, films such as “El Clown,” “Cimarrón,” and “Ladrones y Mentirosos” have expressed the beauty, horror, and contradictions of a contemporary and historical Borinquen....

Boricua en la Luna por Juan Antonio Corretjer

Desde las ondas del mar que son besos a su orilla, una mujer de Aguadilla vino a New York a cantar pero no sólo a llorar un largo llanto y morir. De ese llanto yo nací como en la lluvia una fiera. Y vivo en la larga espera de cobrar lo que perdí. Por un cielo que se hacia más...

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