Post Tagged with: "Latinos"

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Latino Ministers Leave Zimmerman’s Fate to God

Latino, Religion July 22, 2013 at 5:25 pm

Unlike the activism of African-American congregations, organizations that group Protestant Latino churches prefer to leave the case of George Zimmerman “in the hands of God,” reports El Diario-La Prensa.

Mexican immigrant Leticia Matos carries three garlic cloves in her purse to keep away the bad energy. (Photo by Víctor Matos, via El Diario-La Prensa)

Superstitions that Transcend Borders

Culture, Latino, Mexican, Traditions July 17, 2013 at 4:08 pm

Superstitions like carrying cloves of garlic to keep away bad energy have crossed borders throughout time. To this day, Latino immigrants bring them from their homelands and incorporate them into their New York lives, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

In N.Y., Trayvon’s Verdict Hits Close to Home

In N.Y., Trayvon’s Verdict Hits Close to Home

African American, Crime, Featured Posts, Latino July 16, 2013 at 6:41 pm

When jurors found George Zimmerman not guilty in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, a barrage of protests erupted from the streets of New York and across the nation in the form of protests, chants, signs, and writings. New York’s ethnic media documents and reports on reactions from streets rallies to reaction essays.

Erick Salgado (right) answers a questions during the mayoral forum on Latino issues at Hostos Community College. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario-La Prensa)

Mayoral Candidates Talk Latino Issues at Lively Forum

Elections 2013, In the News, Latino, Politics June 13, 2013 at 11:00 pm

Issues of concern for the Latino community took center stage at a mayoral forum, organized with the help of El Diario-La Prensa. The forum touched on topics like the future of Alianza Dominicana and Bloomberg policies that cut funding to nonprofits and social services.

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Keeping Latino Past Alive in Gentrified Williamsburg

Brooklyn, Culture, History, Housing, In the News, Latino June 12, 2013 at 10:32 pm

Feet in 2 Worlds goes on a tour of the south side of Williamsburg with Ramon Peguero, head of Los Sures. The 41-year-old non-profit helps longtime Latino locals with affordable housing and also strives to keep the community’s history and culture intact amidst heavy gentrification.

The mission of the cooperatives is to create sources of employment for the many affected by Hurricane Sandy. (Photo by Cristina Loboguerrero via El Diario-La Prensa)

Occupy Sandy Launches Job Co-ops

Brooklyn, Business, Environment, In the News, Latino, Queens May 17, 2013 at 1:24 pm

Members of Occupy Sandy have launched a cooperative program in Far Rockaway, Queens, intended to train residents with building their own business, in hopes of creating jobs for an area hit hard by Hurricane Sandy, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

Players play a game in a makeshift soccer field at Flushing Meadows Park. (Photo by larryrrr, Flickr Creative Commons License)

Opinion: Plans for Flushing Meadows Park Kick Off without Latino Players

Latino, Opinion, Queens, Sports April 29, 2013 at 4:29 pm

Latino soccer fans and players are being excluded from the ongoing debate on the proposed construction of a soccer stadium and tennis courts in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens. A Queens Latino editorial says the debate should include those who use the park the most.

Bernardo Palombo will add a touch of Latino culture to BilingualFest. (Photo via New York Press)

Chinese and Latin Culture Collide in Rare Joint Event for Charity

Culture, East Asian, Latino April 18, 2013 at 2:30 pm

This Saturday’s BilingualFest will celebrate songs and dances in not just Spanish and Chinese, but also performances that mesh both languages, reports New York Press.

Saint Cecilia Church on East 106th Street has been serving the East Harlem community for 140 years but water leakage inside has been threatening its treasured art pieces. (Photo via Saint Cecilia's official website)

Iconic 140-yr-o East Harlem Church Threatened by Water Damage

History, Latino, Manhattan, Religion April 12, 2013 at 12:55 pm

Saint Cecilia’s mostly Latino parishioners have raised under half of the $1.7 million needed for repairs but more financial help is needed to save the landmark building and its historic murals from further harm, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

Black FDNY applicants train at Prospect Park in January. The Vulcan Society is offering free training sessions on weekends to help people on the list pass the physical. (Photo by Marc Fader via City Limits)

Mandate to Diversify FDNY Slow, Difficult

African American, Asian, Demographics, Latino, New York April 8, 2013 at 5:33 pm

The racial composition of the New York Fire Department may be finally changing to comply with the orders of a federal judge, but many minority firefighters fear the transition will be slow and difficult, reports City Limits in an investigative report.

Day laborers wait for work in the Jewish section of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario-La Prensa)

Latinos Learn Hasidic Customs at Work

Culture, In the News, Labor, Latino, Religion, Traditions April 3, 2013 at 12:44 pm

El Diario-La Prensa looks at the relationship between Latino workers and their Orthodox Jewish employers, from the workers who adjust to religious customs, to the community organizers who work to bridge the gap between the two groups.

Opinion: On Stop-and-Frisk, Change ‘Needs to Happen Now’

Opinion: On Stop-and-Frisk, Change ‘Needs to Happen Now’

African American, Crime, Latino, Opinion March 22, 2013 at 9:04 pm

The controversial stop-and-frisk policy that has led to more than five million people stopped in the streets of New York over the last 11 years “must stop,” the Amsterdam News says in a scathing editorial.

Elvira y Hortensia Colorado fueron pioneras en el campo teatral indígena en NY.

City’s 40,000 Indigenous People Find Voice

Culture, Demographics, In the News, Latino March 13, 2013 at 7:10 pm

With over 40,000 indigenous Latin Americans in the city, initiatives such as organizations, publications, craft and theater groups support a community that distinguishes themselves from Latinos, and the Spanish language, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

The piragua cart, like this one in Washington Heights, is among the attractions tourist will find Uptown and in other Latino neighborhoods. (Photo by Howard Brier, Flickr Creative Commons License)

Latino Nabes Ready for More Tourists

Culture, Economy, Food March 1, 2013 at 6:16 pm

The city’s tourism agency is about to unveil a new campaign to attract tourists to the jewels hidden in New York neighborhoods, many of them Latino, from Jackson Heights to Washington Heights to Arthur Avenue, El Diario-La Prensa reports.

More than 18,000 residents have moved out of Washington Heights, Inwood, and Marble Hill due to the lack of affordable housing. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Thousands Forced to Leave Upper Manhattan

Economy, Housing, Latino February 28, 2013 at 5:18 pm

Over the past decade, more than 18,000 residents have left Washington Heights, Inwood and Marble Hill, partly due to the thousands of rent-controlled apartments these communities have lost in recent years, El Diario-La Prensa reports.