WBEZ has been receiving calls this week from Bentonville, Arkansas. They started Monday, when we reported some comments by a Wal-Mart executive invited to speak about health-care reform at a Latino civil-rights convention in Chicago. That executive, Dr.
The Chicago area's first Puerto Rican LGBTQ group is holding its first public event tonight. Boricua PRIDE is gathering supporters in the city's Humboldt Park neighborhood to raise funds for a new arts center.
Saturday Night Live years ago spoofed some white broadcast journalists eager to impress a new colleague, a Latino, played by Jimmy Smits. The white journalists switched to a Spanish accent for words with standard Anglicizations, such as "Nicaragua," "Honduras" and "Ortega."
Debates this election season have given many Americans perfect excuses to throw a house party. West Side bureau contributor Ian Fullerton reports that about 75 hipsters in Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood took the house-party ritual to a new level during last night's vice-presidential skirmish.
Few Puerto Ricans can afford to live in Lincoln Park these days, but former members of a 1960s street gang there insist their fight for Puerto Rican self-determination remains vital in other parts of Chicago.