There are more than 800,000 Latinos who call Massachusettstheir home. Some reports estimate the number is much higher.

This week on Basic Black, we celebrate the historic and cultural contributions from the Hispanic and Latinx communities thriving in Boston's Latin Quarter and across the commonwealth. However, these cultural spaces are threatened today by anti-immigrant sentiment and gentrification, in which the long-time residents and small business owners are being pushed out and away from their ethnic enclaves.

On our panel with host Kristen L. Pope to discuss the issues, concerns and opportunities in the Hispanic and Latino community: Dr. Celina Miranda, executive director of the Hyde Square Task Force; Dr. Lorna Rivera, director of the Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development & Public Policy at UMass Boston; Beyazmin Jimenez, director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Culture at Northeastern University; and Betty Francisco, CEO of Boston Impact Initiative, and co-founder of Amplify Latinx.

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