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Song Keeps Náhuatl Alive

Náhuatl, which was once the most widely-spoken language in Mexico, is slowly disappearing as new generations don’t learn and practice it. To combat this erasure of indigenous culture, activists in … Continue reading

November 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

Dan Guerrero Returns to His Eastside Roots in ‘Gaytino!’”

Performer, educator, and activist Dan Guerrero returns to East Los Angeles this November to perform his critically-acclaimed show “Gaytino! Made in America.” The show addresses Guerrero’s identity as both a … Continue reading

November 15, 2018 · Leave a comment

Boyle Heights Youth Focus on Voting

In October, Boyle Heights Beat hosted a community meeting centered around the importance of youth and Latino voting in the midterm elections. Los Angeles’ Marlén Gamas covered the event and … Continue reading

November 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

Josefina López: ‘I Became the Protagonist of My Story’

Boyle Heights activist, producer, and author Josefina López is deeply involved in the community, ranging from her nourishment of arts programs to her culinary mastery at her restaurant. In this … Continue reading

October 31, 2018 · Leave a comment

Candelas: Much More Than a Guitar Shop

Boyle Heights is home to tons of unique shops, including Candelas Guitar Shop. Owned by Tomás Delgado, Candelas has blossomed into a community space of learning and growth, not just … Continue reading

October 19, 2018 · Leave a comment

Endangered TPS Kept Families Afloat In US And El Salvador

Temporary Protected Status (TPS) was key to many immigrant families. The Trump Administration aims to take it away. Read more at Boyle Heights Beat

October 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

Hate Parking In Boyle Heights? Try The Projects

“I have lived here for nine years, and it keeps getting worse.” Read more at Boyle Heights Beat

October 8, 2018 · Leave a comment

Will LA Bioscience Corridor Remake BH For Good?

Bioscience companies make remake the eastside of LA, but will it be any good for the residents there now? Read more at Boyle Heights Beat

September 17, 2018 · Leave a comment

Illegal Pot Shops Still Flourish In Boyle Heights

Recreational marijuana is legal in California, but that doesn’t mean that everyone is playing by the rules. Read more at Boyle Heights Beat

August 28, 2018 · Leave a comment

Carlos Jiménez Taught and Made History at Bravo High

After almost half a century as a teacher, Carlos Jiménez is retiring, leaving behind a legacy of inspiring students with his teachings on Mexican American history. Boyle Heights Beat sat … Continue reading

July 17, 2018 · Leave a comment

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