Branch of Community History

Community Resource Library

About this Project

For the Raíces team, community history is a verb, not a noun. Participants of our Branch of Community History projects and programs actively engage in “doing history” by resource sharing as well as creating original material and content. This Community Resource Library page serves as a directory and portal for the resources created and shared. Check back often for updates or join our email list for announcements directly to your inbox.

Caribbean Culture & History Discussion Group

TOPIC: Art & Resistance, Art & Social Change

Group members attending the March 2022 meetings on the topic of socially & politically engaged art were asked to participate in an art share, bringing one example of a work of art, art project, artist, or arts organization that is politically engaged or works to share a social message. This sample can be related to Hurricane María, Puerto Rico, the Caribbean or any political or social movement that participants have a close connection to.

El jíbaro after Maria, sculpture by Julio Pagán, on exhibit at Casa Puerto Rico in San Diego, California.

TOPIC: Investigative & Independent Journalism

Group members attending the 12/7/2021 meeting on the topic of independent and investigative journalism were asked to share one resource- a website, podcast or radio show,  journal, etc- that they consider to be a source of, or a resource or tool for, independent or investigative journalism.


Center for Puerto Rican Studies

Shared by Miriam Padilla Vargas

Centro is a research institute that is dedicated to the study and interpretation of the Puerto Rican experience in the United States and that produces and disseminates relevant interdisciplinary research. Centro also collects, preserves, and provides access to library resources documenting Puerto Rican history and culture.

CENTRO Website


Files logged by Abby Martin

Shared by Layla Ahmed

The Empire Files is an independent documentary & interview series hosted by Abby Martin - reporting on war & inequality from the heart of Empire

View Series

The Fund for Investigative Journalism​

Shared by Mellie Torres

The Fund for Investigative Journalism provides grants and other support to independent journalists and news organizations to produce high-quality, unbiased, nonpartisan investigative stories that have an impact.

FIJ Website

In Cultured Company

Shared by Katarina Karis

In Cultured Company is a leadership development organization committed to racial equity and transforming legacies of conflict between Black and/or Latinx leaders and communities with a particular focus on Haitians and Dominicans. We aim to reclaim our history and healing by providing thought leadership that drives people-centered movements for our collective liberation.

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Third World Newsreel​

Shared by Francisco G. Gómez

Third World Newsreel (TWN) is an alternative media arts organization that fosters the creation, appreciation and dissemination of independent film and video by and about people of color and social justice issues.

TWN Website


Shared by Nicole Wines

ProPublica is an independent, nonprofit newsroom that produces investigative journalism with moral force. We dig deep into important issues, shining a light on abuses of power and betrayals of public trust — and we stick with those issues as long as it takes to hold power to account.

ProPublica Website