Songs We Love: ¡ESSO! Afrojam Funkbeat, ‘Mi Gente’

Songs We Love: ¡ESSO! Afrojam Funkbeat, ‘Mi Gente’

By Nancy Flores – npr.org – Photo Courtesy of the Artist. ESSO, which got its start as a house band in downtown Chicago, is made up of musicians with Mexican, Puerto Rican, Irish, Italian, Jewish, Colombian and African American roots. Read...
Literal Whitewashing of Chicago’s Latino Murals

Literal Whitewashing of Chicago’s Latino Murals

By Andrea Penman-Lomeli – CityLab.com – Photo Pilsen Alliance Iconic images—of Frida Kahlo, Emiliano Zapata, Subcomandante Marcos, and César Chávez—once adorned a historic building in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood, alongside portraits of neighborhood...