Post Tagged with: "Latinos"

Un joven muestra una camiseta con el listado de víctimas de la práctica policial. Foto: EDLP Humberto Arellano

Marchers Unite to ‘Stop the Cops’

African American, Bronx, Crime, Latino, LGBTQ February 26, 2013 at 4:00 pm

Hundreds came out last Saturday to protest police policies, reports Brooklyn Ink and El Diario-La Prensa. Demonstrating against stop-and-frisk and racial profiling, different communities marched from the Bronx to Harlem.

Mayor Koch at the Puerto Rican Day Parade. (File photo from El Diario-La Prensa)

Koch Through a Gay, Latino and Polish Perspective

Featured Posts, Latino, LGBTQ, Politics February 5, 2013 at 4:42 pm

A day after a Who’s Who of New York’s politicians from the last 40 years gathered at Temple Emanu-El on Fifth Avenue to bid farewell to Mayor Ed Koch, Gay City News, El Diario-La Prensa and Nowy Dziennik add to the coverage of his passing with insight into the other sides of Koch.

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Muted Hope After Obama’s Immigration Speech

Featured Posts, Immigration, Latino, Politics February 1, 2013 at 11:42 am

Reactions from Colorlines, Gay City News, Irish Central, The Epoch Times, Diario de México and Amsterdam News indicate that while immigrants and advocate groups are glad the issue is finally reaching the table, there remains a long way to go.

Joe Bataan at a recent reception of the Filipino American National Historic Society-Metro New York. (Photo via The FilAm)

King of Latin Soul Catching Up With Filipino Roots

Culture, Latino, Manhattan, Southeast Asian January 31, 2013 at 4:44 pm

East Harlem musician Joe Bataan, known as the King of Latin Soul, embraced his Filipino roots at a recent event of the Filipino American National Historic Society-Metro New York, the FilAm reports.

Justice Sonia Sotomayor when appointed by president Barack Obama in 2009 (Photo via El Diario/La Prensa).

Sotomayor on Puerto Rico, Not Speaking Spanish… and Poker

Bronx, In the News, Latino, Politics, Puerto Rican January 15, 2013 at 3:10 pm

In an an exclusive interview just before the publishing of her memoir “My Beloved World,” Justice Sonia Sotomayor talks with El Diario/La Prensa’s Erica Gonzalez about her relationship with Puerto Rico, her wish to improve her Spanish and even her poker skills.

The cast of MTV's new docu-drama 'Washington Heights' (Photo via The Manhattan Times).

Opinion: MTV’s ‘Washington Heights’ Delivers for Uptown

Culture, Dominican, Latino, Manhattan, Media January 11, 2013 at 3:14 pm

What does “Washington Heights” mean for Washington Heights? In the Manhattan Times, John Paul Infante, a writer and educator from the uptown neighborhood, weighs in on the first episode of the new MTV reality show, which premiered on Wednesday.

Woodhaven Pulses to a Latin Beat

Woodhaven Pulses to a Latin Beat

Demographics, Dominican, Featured Posts, Latino, Puerto Rican, Queens January 10, 2013 at 3:31 pm

Over the last two decades, Woodhaven, Queens, has been transformed with the influx of Latinos. Today, they make up 40 percent of the population but their political clout remains minimal, El Diario La Prensa reports.

The old and the new guard? Three time mayoral candidate Fernando Ferrer (left0 with State Senator Adriano Espaillat. (Photo by Azi Paybarah via Flickr, Creative Commons License)

Opinion: A Latino Mayor for NY on the Horizon?

Dominican, Latino, Mexican, Opinion, Politics December 21, 2012 at 2:34 pm

In an op-ed column for El Diario La Prensa, Ed Morales explores the chances of a Latino New Yorker becoming mayor of New York City someday, after a history of failed attempts.

CNN's Soledad O'Brien is the daughter of a Cuban mother and an Irish dad. (Photo by Adam Fagen via Flickr, Creative Commons License)

Opinion: Nobody’s Mulatto in America

African American, Culture, Demographics, In the News, Latino, Opinion December 13, 2012 at 3:28 pm

The children of biracial couples are too-often faced with the question “What are you?” A CNN documentary has provoked El Diario columnist Dolores Prida to muse about whether the word “mulatto” could make a comeback from its dismal past.

Immigrants have been struggling in the aftermath of Sandy, living in cold, damp homes with mold and other health challenges and unable to get FEMA help. (Photo by Saundi Wilson via Flickr, Creative Commons License)

Immigrants Face Bigger Hurdles in Sandy Recovery

Communities, Environment, Featured Posts, Health, Social Services December 10, 2012 at 2:34 pm

Language and cultural barriers in immigrant communities are complicating efforts by nonprofit and government relief workers to provide assistance, raising the prospect of serious health and financial consequences for this already-vulnerable population.

The boycott of La Comay is a worthy cause, says Prida. (Screenshot from WAPA TV website)

Opinion: Some Issues Offend, Others Not so Much

Culture, Latino, Opinion December 6, 2012 at 2:44 pm

With the increased popularity and power of social media, not a day goes by that Latinos don’t find something offensive to be riled about but given the prodigious amount of slights and slurs, maybe it’s time to pick our battles, says Dolores Prida in El Diario La Prensa.

Photo by Daniel Schwen via City Limits

Brighton Beach Basement Renters, Mostly Latinos, Devastated by Damages

Brooklyn, Environment, Housing, In the News, Latino December 4, 2012 at 1:21 pm

Hurricane Sandy has devastated the Latino community of Brighton Beach, many of whom lived in basement apartments that were flooded and destroyed by the raising waters, The Brooklyn Bureau reported.

From left, State Senator Jose Peralta, Assemblyman Francisco Moya and Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras during Queens Dominican Parade a rainy afternoon of September this year. (Photo by Javier Castano via Queens Latino)

Is There a Latino Leadership Void in Queens?

Latino, Politics, Queens November 12, 2012 at 1:40 pm

Despite having three Latino elected officials, Hispanics in Queens don’t have politicians or community leaders to turn to in difficult times or who can rally support for key Latino issues, reports Queens Latino.

Who’s the Next (Non) American Big Star?

Who’s the Next (Non) American Big Star?

Culture, Featured Posts, In the News November 9, 2012 at 9:38 am

We’ve all seen the video: dark shades, slick suit, and that trademark horsey dance. PSY and his “Gangnam Style” are sweeping the United States. Now, we’re looking for the next viral international music superstar. Help us find the next non-American Idol!

Something as simple as a dress can convey a sense of culture and make you feel at home. Show us an object that allows you to hold onto home.

What Feels Like Home? Tell Us

African American, Asian, Culture, Featured Posts, In the News, Latino November 8, 2012 at 4:56 pm

Something as simple as a musical instrument can convey a sense of culture and make you feel at home. Share with us an object that allows you to hold onto home.