Hispanic Community

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Area businesses respond to pandemic in a variety of ways

Area businesses respond to pandemic in a variety of ways by Bruce Checefsky (Plain Press, June 2020)   Several days after Governor Mike DeWine announced that restaurants and bars in Ohio could reopen, the West Side Market parking lot was fuller than it had been in weeks. Missing were the Cleveland Street Chronicle vendors selling … Continue reading

Día de Muertos Parade of Skulls & Skeletons

    PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Saturday, November 2, 2019; Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) Parade of Skulls & Skeletons, W. 65th & Detroit Avenue: The Día de Muertos celebration was presented by Cleveland Public Theatre / Teatro Público de Cleveland in partnership with Héctor Castellanos Lara and Día de Muertos Ohio.PHOTO BY … Continue reading

Convención Hispana 2019

  PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Saturday, October 5, 2019; Convención Hispana 2019 presented by the Hispanic Roundtable, Max Hayes High School, 2011 W. 65thStreet: legendary Puerto Rican singer, musician and composer José Feliciano is welcomed to Cleveland by Cleveland attorney and Hispanic Roundtable Chairman José Feliciano. The two José Felicianos dialogued on stage before a … Continue reading

United Latino Film Festival

    PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Friday, August 9, 2019; United Latino Film Festival, Holiday Inn, Mentor, Ohio: Tony Mata, executive producer and director of the documentary film Theatre of Rice and Beans, a retrospective look at New York Latino Theatre which features the founders of three Latino Theaters — Miriam Colon, Rene Buch and Max … Continue reading

Puerto Rican Festival at Roberto Clemente Park

  PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Sunday, August 4, 2019; Puerto Rican Festival, Roberto Clemente Park, Seymour Avenue & W. 38th, Home Depot Booth: Aleyshka Feliciano, age 6, builds a picture frame with the help of her Grandmother Maria Roman, her mom Keyshla Perez, and Home Depot staff member Samone Starling.  

Puerto Rican Parade

PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Sunday, August 4, 2019; Puerto Rican Parade, 2955 W. 38thStreet: The Arroyo Family celebrates while watching the parade go past their house.

La Placita – June 15, 2019

“It’s Up to Us” Mural

Hispanic Alliance and NOAHH team up for Community Walk Against Cancer

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, October 2018)           Seventy people gathered at the Hispanic Alliance office on W. 25thand Clark for a Community Walk Against Cancer on September 8th. Walkers were greeted in the parking lot by Lakeland Community College Sophomore volunteers Laura Bertran, Juan Gutierrez and Eva Tevvones.    The Community Walk Against Cancer, a project of … Continue reading

Veteran tenant organizer, Spencer Wells, offers to help train a new generation of tenant organizers

by Chuck Hoven   The closing of the Cleveland Tenants Organization has left a gap in services to help tenants deal with problems with their landlords. The Legal Aid Society has stepped up to fi ll some of the services once provided by Cleveland Tenants Organizations, but not all. Spencer Wells, a veteran tenant organizer … Continue reading