Education Resource

Meet the Journalist: Natasha S. Alford

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.