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Little Puerto Rico—Threatened?

“No, I hate it. The white people are coming in and it’s getting too expensive to live here.” That is a common response amongst the Humboldt Park community when asked about gentrification, and how it is affecting the community. The reason many long-time Puerto Rican residents feel resentment toward the...

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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