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Jayuya Barbershop GIVES WARM WELCOME TO Jayuya Delegation

On Wednesday, August 28th, 70 people from Jayuya, Puerto Rico arrived as representatives of their city for Fiesta Boricua, the Puerto Rican Cultural Center’s annual festival. Their first stop after arriving at Midway Airport was the Jayuya Barbershop where they were welcomed by the Oquendo Family, Judge Gloria Chévere,...

Panelists speak about Cuban 5 and Oscar López Rivera Freedom Now!

Over 30 people said ¡Presente! to one of the closing events of the art exhibit featuring Antonio Hernández, one of the Cuban 5, and Oscar López Rivera, Puerto Rican political prisoner’s artwork. The panel, composed of José E. López (Director, Puerto Rican Cultural Center, brother of Oscar López Rivera), Felix...

A Historical Reflection and Critique on the Puerto Rican Parade

In 1969 a group of young Puerto Ricans approached the Puerto Rican Parade Committee and tried to suggest some changes regarding the content of the Parade and its governing structure.  Among the changes suggested were the following: 1) Celebrating the Parade in the Humboldt Park community, 2) Changing it...

Exclusive La Voz Interview Humboldt Park’s “Choco” featured in TIME magazine

The following interview was conducted by Militza M. Pagán for La Voz del Paseo Boricua with Pastor Wilfredo “Choco” DeJesús. Pastor DeJesús, who was born and raised in Humboldt Park and whose life has been dedicated to building a church for the hurting, was featured in the cover story...

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