Post Tagged with: "Long Island"

Latinos Support Embattled Long Island Official Mark Bonilla

Latinos Support Embattled Long Island Official Mark Bonilla

Latino, Long Island, Politics October 15, 2012 at 12:40 pm

Carrying posters with slogans like “Don’t resign” and “No justice, no peace,” more than 50 Latinos gathered to show their support for Hempstead Town Clerk Mark Bonilla, who was arrested last month on charges of official misconduct, harassment and attempted robbery, Noticia reported.

A delegation of the New York Firefighters Department present Salvador Sanchez Cerén, vice president of El Savador, with flag with the names of deceased fire fighters.(Vicepresidencia de El Salvador via Tribuna Hispana)

Digesting the Salvadoran VP’s Controversial Visit to Long Island

History, Politics August 21, 2012 at 5:11 pm

After word got out of Salvadoran Vice President Salvador Sanchez Cerén’s reported participation in demonstrations after 9/11 that involved burning the American flag, protesters greeted the visiting politician in Freeport, Long Island. La Tribuna Hispana ran a series of pieces examining the furor, including an interview with Cerén himself.

Alex Martínez, 43, the owner of the Tres Sabores restaurant in Hempstead, recalled that when he arrived on Long Island 26 years ago, the town was stagnant and lifeless. (Photo by Zaira Cortes / EDLP)

On Long Island, Salvadoran Cultural Roots Run Deep

Central American, Long Island, Politics August 20, 2012 at 3:41 pm

Later this week, we’ll have some coverage of Salvadoran Vice President Salvador Sanchez Cerén’s visit to Long Island, where he was met with protestors calling him anti-American. The possible presidential contender was reaching out to a community of almost 100,000 Long Island Salvadorans, whose culture has deeply penetrated the community, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Ana Maria Caraballo, program director at La Fiesta 98.5FM. (Credit: María del Mar Piedrabuena)

Long Island Radio Station Unites Growing Latino Population

Latino, Media, Video August 10, 2012 at 4:50 pm

Radio station La Fiesta provides a medium for Long Island’s growing Latino population to hear familiar music and engage in discussions, reports Long Island Wins. For program director Ana María Caraballo, Latinos are a “melting pot” of distinct nationalities with shared experiences.

(Photo from La Tribuna Hispana)

Celebrating Salvadoran-American Day With Personal Stories

Immigration, Latino August 6, 2012 at 4:51 pm

In honor of the 6th annual Salvadoran-American Day, La Tribuna Hispana shares stories from Salvadoran-Americans whose pursuit of a better life in a new country resulted in very different outcomes.

Livio “Tony” Rosario, member of the Hempstead Board of Trustees (Via La Tribuna Hispana)

Opinion: Financial Improprieties at Summer Cultural Festivals?

Culture, Opinion July 26, 2012 at 2:32 pm

On Long Island, a local official and La Tribuna Hispana suggest that the finances and organization of the 6th Salvadoran American Day Festival are suspect. Beyond this festival, the editorial raises questions about the oversight and benefits of cultural festivals, which often cost taxpayers tens of thousands in public safety and overtime costs.

Photo by Peter Moskowitz

Studying and Struggling, 7,000 Miles From Home

Education, Featured Posts, Parachute Children July 11, 2012 at 12:50 pm

Thousands of Korean children and teens travel to North America to study without their parents, a practice known as “chogi yuhak.” They hope to learn English, and to get a leg up in college admissions.

Hyuk ‘Jim’ Jee: ‘People Tell Me I’m Crazily Friendly’

Hyuk ‘Jim’ Jee: ‘People Tell Me I’m Crazily Friendly’

Parachute Children July 11, 2012 at 12:50 pm

Hyuk “Jim” Jee, 17, struggled to communicate and make friends when he first arrived as an 10th grader to North Babylon, on Long Island. In Korea, he said, “I didn’t really know how to socialize outside of academics,” but after a year here, he has become a “social person.”

Voices in Focus: A Vote of Confidence in the Ethnic Press

Media June 29, 2012 at 11:28 am

This morning we have news from two of our fellow New York news organizations that focus on covering immigrant communities: Long Island Wins has an opening for a community organizer, and Feet in 2 Worlds founder John Rudolph was interviewed recently about his organization’s origins and goals.


Immigrants Own Businesses in NYC at Twice the National Rate

Business, Demographics June 26, 2012 at 6:29 pm

A recent report by the Fiscal Policy Institute found that immigrants own 36 percent of the small businesses in New York’s metro area. Nationwide, 18 percent of small business owners are foreign-born. Ethnic papers looked at the news from a Korean, Polish and Latino perspective.

Monsignor J. Nelson Perez (Photo via La Tribuna Hispana)

A Latino Bishop For Long Island

In the News, Latino, Religion June 21, 2012 at 5:56 pm

On Long Island, a place with a growing Latino population that is known for its racial strife, the area’s first Latino auxiliary bishop has been designated, La Tribuna Hispana reported.

Former professional players from El Salvador play a key role in the development of Long Island's soccer leagues. These include Oscar Ajuria, Sergio Valencia and Wilman Gonzalez. (Photo courtesy of Daniel Menjivar via EDLP)

Voices in Focus: Public Art, Soccer and Interfaith Harmony

Culture, Sports June 6, 2012 at 12:51 pm

A synagogue within an Episcopal church in downtown Manhattan; soccer teams that bind together Latino communities on Long Island; and the Latinos who have brought color and art to the morning subway commute in New York City.

Chen’s mother, Su Zhen Chen, speaks at a recent press conference in Chinatown. (Photo by Aline Reynolds / Downtown Express)

Voices in Focus: Anti-Hazing Bill Inspired by Danny Chen’s Suicide

Crime, Politics May 21, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Today we have news of proposed legislation to curb military hazing, inspired by the suicide of Pvt. Danny Chen; a lawsuit alleging anti-Semitic bullying; a report that denies allegations of anti-Semitism at Brooklyn College; a reaction to the NYPD’s plans to combat racial profiling; and a South-Asian fundraiser for President Barack Obama.

A group shot of Workplace Project members in happier days (Photo via La Tribuna Hispana)

Workplace Project Board Fights Back

In the News, Labor May 15, 2012 at 12:48 pm

There’s a new twist in the ongoing leadership crisis at the Workplace Project, a group that advocates for Long Island day laborers. The deposed board members — who were ousted late last month — have asked the director to resign and declared themselves reinstated.

A juice vendor in the Bronx says that May is good for sales. (Photo by Zaira Cortés/EDLP)

Immigrant Workers Look Forward to Long Summer Days — of Labor

Economy, Labor May 10, 2012 at 4:02 pm

For immigrants who rely on hands-on work, summer is no time to sit back and relax. For many, this year’s early warm weather meant more opportunities for outdoor jobs — bringing welcome income in a still-depressed economy. El Diario/La Prensa talked to a painter, a day laborer and several street vendors.