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Manny Tavárez llegó a pitcher semiprofesional, pero una lesión en un hombro, acabó con sus sueños. (Photo via El Diario/La Prensa)

Dominican-American Pitcher Aiming for State Senate

Dominican, Elections 2012, Politics, Sports August 23, 2012 at 1:39 pm

El Diario La Prensa’s José Acosta profiles the Dominican-American Manny Tavárez, a semi-professional baseball pitcher turned candidate for the New York State Senate. With his athletic background, Tavárez is pushing for sports and education to get young people off the streets.

Novelist Avelino Stanley (l.) accompanied by authors Kianny Antigua and Alexis Gómez Rosa, during the XI Dominican Book Fair in New York. (Photo via El Diario)

‘Washington Heights Manifesto’ Urges DOE to Diversify School Books

Dominican, Education, New York October 25, 2018 at 3:01 pm

A group of Dominican authors, educators and activists signed a “Washington Heights manifesto” urging the Department of Education to include more books written by, and about, people of color, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Hundreds of people waving flags at the Bronx Dominican parade. (Photo by Jose Acosta via El Diario)

Dominicans Take the Lead in Naturalization Program

Dominican, Immigration, New York October 4, 2016 at 12:09 pm

More than 30 percent of immigrants who applied for citizenship under the statewide campaign NaturalizeNY are Dominican, followed by Chinese and Mexicans, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

At the Colombian Day Parade in Queens (Photo by Andrea González-Ramírez via El Diario)

A Weekend of Parades

Bronx, Culture, Dominican, Queens, South American July 27, 2015 at 7:39 pm

Three national parades – of the Dominican, Peruvian and Colombian communities – took place last weekend in the tri-state area, El Diario reports.

The East Harlem festival celebrated Cinco de Mayo on 115th Street (Photo by Humberto Arellano via El Diario).

NY’s Cinco de Mayo Celebrations Back on Track

Culture, Latino, Metro Area, Mexican, New York May 5, 2014 at 3:06 pm

The city’s Mexican community celebrated Cinco de Mayo with two very different events: The return of the East Harlem festival, slimmed down after last year’s cancellation, and a massive concert at Flushing Meadows Park, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

El Barrio Mourns Former Neighbor Cheo Feliciano

El Barrio Mourns Former Neighbor Cheo Feliciano

Culture, In the News, Manhattan, Puerto Rican April 22, 2014 at 12:32 pm

Residents of East Harlem, where singer Cheo Feliciano lived decades ago, were saddened by the news of the Puerto Rican salsero’s sudden death last Thursday, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Jorge Guillén (left) and Alex Inoa, coordinators of the online supermarket, TheEasymarket.com (Photo by José Acosta via El Diario/La Prensa)

Latino Merchants Offer Online Supermarket

Business, In the News, Latino March 3, 2014 at 2:16 pm

Latino supermarkets are offering customers the option of ordering online through a new service, Easymarket, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Casals to New York came 12 years ago and is dedicated to cultural education for Latino families. (Photo by Jose Acosta, via El Diario La Prensa)

From El Museo del Barrio to the High Line: Educating Communities

Culture, Latino, Manhattan January 8, 2014 at 2:20 pm

Gonzalo Casals, formerly with El Museo del Barrio, oversees cultural and educational programs, including Latino music concerts, for High Line Park in Chelsea, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

Cindy Frías dreams of mofongo in the U.S. Air Force (Photo via El Diario-La Prensa.)

Pride, Struggle for Hispanics on Veteran’s Day

Government, Latino November 11, 2013 at 5:50 pm

To commemorate Veteran’s Day, El Diario-La Prensa published a series of articles and profiles that offer a vivid portrait of Hispanic men and women in the U.S. Army: From the struggles of veterans to the sense of homesickness and patriotism of the ones deployed.

Ramón Eduardo (right) is the factory owner of the Italian bakery Il Forno in Hunts Point in the Bronx. (Photo by José Acosta via El Diario-La Prensa)

Market Workers Feel Harassed by Anti-Mafia Agency

Bronx, Labor September 24, 2013 at 3:11 pm

Food market workers in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx say the city has gone too far in its effort to keep organized crime out of the area by requiring them to fill an 11-page questionnaire which they say is too personal and invades their privacy, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

(Photo by Jose Acosta via El Diario-La Prensa)

City’s Tourism Co. Punishes Bronx Guide Who Complained

Bronx, Culture, Featured Posts, Voices' Picks September 23, 2013 at 4:58 pm

A tour director who complained about the lack of publicity for the Bronx has allegedly been punished.

City Neglects Bronx as Tourist Destination

City Neglects Bronx as Tourist Destination

Bronx, Culture, Featured Posts September 18, 2013 at 4:20 pm

Little exists on the Bronx in NYC’s official tourist guides, but some Bronxites want to change that.

Sun Festival Seeks Harmony in the Americas

Sun Festival Seeks Harmony in the Americas

Culture, Featured Posts, Latino, Traditions August 28, 2013 at 5:25 pm

The Inti Raymi festival in Union Square united the various peoples of the Americas, reports El Diario.

Aileen Torres and her husband Edwing Toro, were born in New York to Puerto Rican parents but now they're seeking a better quality of life and new horizons in the Sunshine State of Florida. When it comes to Puerto Ricans, they're not alone. (Photo by Jose Acosta via El Diario-La Prensa)

Boricuas Seek Better Life, ‘Sunshine’ Outside of NYC

Demographics, In the News, Latino, Puerto Rican June 7, 2013 at 4:37 pm

El Diario-La Prensa speaks to Puerto Rican New Yorkers who are seeking a better quality of life in other states. Over 90,000 have left the city over the past decade for calmer, less expensive destinations like Florida.

Fidel Feliciano dances with his caregiver Vernetta Darby of Throgs Neck Extended Care Facility. (Photo by José Acosta via El Diario-La Prensa)

Dancing ‘Like a Spinning Top’ at 105

Bronx, Demographics, In the News, Puerto Rican May 14, 2013 at 4:53 pm

El Diario-La Prensa is celebrating it’s 100th anniversary but at the annual Centenarian Celebration in the Bronx, the publication found someone older, Fidel Feliciano. The paper had a Q-and-A with the 105-year-old Puerto Rican.