July 2015

Tue
21
Jul
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To 787 or Not 787: Living Stateside with a PR area code

“Are you calling from Puerto Rico?” It’s hard not to roll my eyes at the question. I stifle a chuckle and silently praise the mute button on my cell phone. I’m on a conference call being run by my sister—the owner of the 787...

Tue
21
Jul
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El Barrio in the 1950’s: “La Marqueta” as a Microcosm of the World

El Barrio describes the upper East Side of Manhattan, from 96 th to 125 th Street—North to South—and from the East River to Fifth Avenue East to West. It’s also the place where I grew up during the 50s. During that time, most...

Tue
21
Jul
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Humboldt Park’s Summer of LGBTQ Solidarity

When sifting through June pictures of this Chicago summer, it takes a minute to place where they were taken. The evidence of rainbow flags tells a story too important not to share. Like when talking about being back working in...

Tue
21
Jul
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Homenaje: Jesús Papoleto Meléndez

Every Caribbean Latino neighborhood in New York—whether it be Puerto Rican, Dominican or Cuban—can boast that it has three specific things: a woman named María who may or may not have been good-looking back in the day depending...

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