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.”
Hip hop in Mexico is on the rise and Mujeres Trabajando is just a sample of the artistry happening there… and a good one at that.
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 […]
EL CHORO: Kind Güero Supervisor Gives Migrant Farmworkers Extra Water Break to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo
By Jaime de Leon on May 5, 2017
“I figure these poor sons-a-bitches won’t be able to celebrate their independence day ‘cause they’ll be workin’ here all day,” said the 28 year-old farm owner’s son. “I really love the 4th a’ July, so they must love Cinco De Mayo just as much, ya know?”
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
By Sandra A. Trevino on May 3, 2017
Hundreds massacred. A government cover-up. Against all odds, a child survived in secret. FINDING OSCAR follows the search for the little boy who can unlock a nation’s healing.
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 Sandra A. Trevino on April 28, 2017
DJ Marcos Boricua performs in Chicago on Saturday, April 29 at Barra Ñ along with Chicago artist/producer, Bumbac Joe.
Contratiempo’s monthlong poetry festival, the 9th Annual Poesía en Abril, continues with its grand finale week! All events are free and open to the public! 26 DE ABRIL | APRIL 26 Wednesday, April 26, 6 pm Instituto Cervantes 31 W Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60654 Poesía en Abril Grand Weekend Kick Off Event: The School of Solitude […]