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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...

DSBDA Celebrates 3rd Annual Paseo Boricua Awards Ceremony

Ketty Burgos The Division Street Business Development Association (DSBDA) hosted its 3rd Annual Paseo Boricua Awards Ceremony. The event honors those businesses and individuals that have exemplified commitment and dedication towards the Paseo Boricua community. DSBDA’s Award Ceremony typically takes place in November of every year. ...

Upcoming Election: Will the Puerto Rican/Latino community lose its voice?

With Election Day approaching, leaders of Chicago’s Puerto Rican community convened a press conference to express Puerto Rican unity and show support for North Side Puerto Rican/Latino elected officials. Eighty well-known educators, lawyers, executive directors, activists, business people, artists and residents in positions of leadership, who have dedicated themselves...

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