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Puerto Rican pride brings heat to Civic Center Park

Puerto Rican pride brings heat to Civic Center Park

Between the weather, the music and the dancing the Taste of Puerto Rico festival brought the heat this year. June 11 marked the 12th anniversary of the celebration that draws more people every year. According to festival organizer, Alvin Velazquez, over 10,000 people came out to the Civic Center to celebrate Puerto Rican pride and […]

Paying it no mind: Honoring my ancestors

Paying it no mind: Honoring my ancestors

The deep purple and blue hues that once seemed to complete carefully painted eyelids, and angry red gashes that were carved just inches from neatly styled wigs, now cannot be found. Their protest signs, once dripping with fresh ink of political scrawlings, are now carefully fashioned safety pins and rainbow duct tape placed securely over […]

Finally

Finally

There was dancing, food, games, booths and many performers all packed into a few days. One performer in particular, CeCe Peniston, came out to not only entertain the audience, but to also show her love and support for the community as a whole. With a rainbow flag in hand, the R&B diva took the stage as […]