Resource June 1, 2020

Meet the Journalist: Natasha S. Alford

Author:
Natasha Alford
English

In the wake of devastating hurricanes and political disasters storming the island of Puerto Rico...

Image courtesy of Natasha S. Alford. Puerto Rico, 2019.
Image courtesy of Natasha S. Alford. Puerto Rico, 2019.

This project documents the impact of the hurricanes and political unrest on Afro-Latino communities through the lenses of policing, education, and economic displacement. Natasha S. Alford interviewed more than 20 Puerto Rican and Afro-LatinX residents, scholars, and community activists, with a special focus on Loiza, a predominantly black town in Puerto Rico, to report on their experiences with racism, police abuse, gentrification, and substandard schools. She also uncovers how a resurgence of black pride and identification in Puerto Rico is fueling a revolution of political consciousness for a new generation of Afro-Puerto Ricans.

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