WBEZ | Race Out http://www.wbez.org/tags/race-out Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Louder Than a Bomb: Neighborhood http://www.wbez.org/series/race-out-loud/louder-bomb-neighborhood-101391 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/Flickr-image_Nino.Modugno_neighborhood.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Poet Janeida Rivera represented Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos High School when she competed in the Louder Than a Bomb Youth Poetry Festival in the Spring of 2005.<br /><br />As we focus this week on the cost of segregation, this critique of Humboldt Park&#39;s gentrification exposes how a neighborhood&#39;s once dominant cultural identity can be vulnerable the more diverse that neighborhood becomes.<br /><br /><br /><em>How is it that,<br />with all these abuelas and tias around here<br />there isn&#39;t one place inside<br />I can get a decent mixta or sazon seasoned chicken thigh?<br /><br />Can I at least get a large Bustelo<br />Please hold the yeahhoo, anyhoo.<br />...&quot;Bustelo&quot; man, that sounds hip man,<br />where can I get some of that, is it French, man?<br />You can&#39;t poser - it&#39;s mine!<br />Leave it alone!</em><br /><br /><span style="font-size:11px;">*mixta - mixture, a Puerto Rican meal consisting of rice, beans, and meat<br />*Bustelo - a Puerto Rican coffee brand</span><br /><br />***<br /><br />Each week, WBEZ features a poem from the <a href="http://www.wbez.org/ltab">Louder Than a Bomb</a> collection that explores the issue of race. We offer the poems as part of <a href="http://www.wbez.org/raceoutloud"><em>Race: Out Loud</em></a>, a collaborative production of WBEZ and vocalo, which aims to get us talking to each other about race. Louder Than A Bomb is Chicago&rsquo;s teen poetry festival. It brings teens together across racial, gang, and socio-economic lines in a friendly competition that emphasizes self-expression and community via poetry, oral story-telling and hip-hop spoken word.&nbsp; Each year, Chicago Public Media invites festival finalists to record their work.<br /><br /><a href="http://www.wbez.org/ltab">Click here</a> to hear nearly 200 Louder Than a Bomb finalist pieces recorded over the past eight years.</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Wed, 01 Aug 2012 15:12:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/series/race-out-loud/louder-bomb-neighborhood-101391