Barrios

Wed
25
Feb
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Honoring Villa Victoria

There I was, walking through the South End of Boston. It was a sunny summer day and my spirit was filled with a triumphant joy. It was the joy of a homecoming. As I neared my destination, the street sign announced the entrance...

Wed
14
Jan
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Puerto Rican Renaissance in New York City

Growing up, I remember dearly my parents' stories about the barrio de Nueva York where they used to live and where they raised my older siblings. Everybody knew each other. Almost everyone was Boricua. My mother still...

Wed
17
Dec
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Reyando Across the Nation

The holiday season lasts a little longer for Boricuas. After the New Year’s celebration and before the octavitas is Día de Reyes or Three Kings Day, which traditionally falls on January 6 th . Back on the island, it is an...

Tue
02
Dec
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Caras en Moore

On a hot New York City summer afternoon, I decided to hunt for my favorite Puerto Rican coffee, Yaucono. For months it had been on my wish list, but I had found it impossible to buy it in New York. I had searched all over but...

Wed
19
Nov
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The New Barrio: Puerto Ricans in the Virtual Territory

Since 2003 there are more Puerto Ricans on the mainland than on the island. They are also more geographically dispersed than ever before within the United States. What used to be predominantly Puerto Rican communities 20 years...

Wed
19
Nov
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Wynwood's Presente Boricua

When I arrived in Miami, I found nothing like the banderas that bookended Chicago’s Paseo Boricua . Humboldt Park and Miami's Wynwood neighborhood have experienced...

Wed
17
Sep
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Reflections from the Field: A Photo Essay of Buenaventura Lakes, FL

In June of 2010, I relocated from East Harlem, New York to Kissimmee, Florida to begin my ethnographic fieldwork in the Buenaventura Lakes (BVL) Subdivision. BVL is situated in the Orlando-Kissimmee Metropolitan Area, located...

Wed
03
Sep

“We Were/Are Here”: Wynwood, Miami

The faded green and white sign marking the Eugenio Maria de Hostos neighborhood (Wynwood) in the City of Miami resembles the forgotten history of Miami’s historic Puerto Rican Barrio (...

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Centro Voices (ISSN: 2379-3864).
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