After 36 years, Puerto Rican political prisoner Oscar López Rivera is finally a free man. López Rivera was freed from custody this morning in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where he had been under house arrest since his release from prison in February. Celebrations are planned in Puerto Rico today and in Chicago’s Humboldt Park community […]
By Guest Author on May 15, 2017
“On virtually every indicator of inequality available, black people in Chicago are doing worse than everyone else, with Latinos not far behind.”
By Sandra A. Trevino on May 14, 2017
Today we choose to honor all of you through the ingenious #MomsOfInstagram illustrations created by Vicko Alvarez. Check out her work and learn more about her decision to highlight the “very public love we show our mommas” on social media.
It was the Golden Era of photography when the Cuban Revolution broke out, that’s what Roberto Salas told a room of diners in Chicago’s West Loop. He and his father, Osvaldo, were two of the four renowned photographers in La Habana who trekked next to Fidel Castro up the mountains of the Sierra Maestra. The […]
By Ondas Chicago on May 4, 2017
Global sports superstar and soccer icon Cristiano Ronaldo just became both the first male and the first athlete to reach 100M followers on Instagram! You can follow him @cristiano
This weekend the Pilsen neighborhood will once again welcome the Cantina Crawl a celebration of local establishments and their specialty drinks, produced by the folks behind Pilsen Fest. It’s expected that more than 1,500 crawlers will participate in the six-hour celebration which features 10 bars beginning with Simone’s on 18th Street and ending at Martin’s in […]
At this year’s May Day rally and march, members of Organized Communities Against Deportations and Mijente announced a federal lawsuit against CPD and ICE agents, McHenry County, ICE’s Chicago Field Director, and the city of Chicago. Celene Adame, wife of the man filing the suit, said that CPD’s sharing of its “Gang Database” with ICE […]
By Ondas Chicago on April 24, 2017
Forefront is thrilled to announce Luis A. Miranda, Jr. and cast members from the Chicago company of HAMILTON as keynote speakers at the 43rd annual Forefront Luncheon.
By Guest Author on April 11, 2017
At a time when vulnerable communities are under attack, residents of Berwyn and suburban advocates will urge the City Council to make Berwyn a Welcoming City.
By Sandra A. Trevino on April 3, 2017
OPENING – Gestalt Series: The Inner Workings of Secrets, A Solo Exhibit by Sandra Antongiorgi
By Guest Author on March 29, 2017
Joint statement by Organized Communities Against Deportations (OCAD), The People’s Response Team and Mijente, in response to the shooting of Felix Torres by an Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent, which shows that immigration raids make our communities unsafe and expose the heightened militarized tactics.
By Luz Chavez on March 25, 2017
On the heels of finishing its first workshop series on immigrant rights, Organized Communities Against Deportations (OCAD) is teaming up with several organizations on a new round of workshops on undocumented immigrants’ rights in the workplace, rental properties, and the health care system. The new series launched last Saturday with events on opposite sides of the city: a “Know Your Rights” workshop […]