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Panelists spoke about the obstacles faced by gay and bisexual Latinos and transgender Latinas to get tested for HIV and have access to treatment. (Photo by Pedro F. Frisneda via El Diario)

Gay and Transgender Latinos Most Affected by HIV/AIDS

Health, Latino, LGBTQ February 23, 2017 at 2:34 pm

While setting a goal to defeat AIDS in New York by 2020, the Latino Commission on AIDS warned that the Latino gay/transgender community is disproportionally affected by this disease, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

One of the neighborhoods most affected by gentrification is Washington Heights, where most residents are Dominican immigrants. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Expert: Gentrification Harmful for New Yorkers’ Health

Dominican, Health, Latino, New York February 22, 2017 at 10:31 am

Experts say that gentrification is harming the health of residents of immigrant and minority neighborhoods such as Washington Heights, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

The Sureños identify themselves with the color blue. (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario)

Mexican Gangs Increase Their Presence in Corona

Crime, Mexican, Queens February 21, 2017 at 5:09 pm

The predominance of graffiti tags of Mexican gang Sur 13 in the streets of Corona, Queens, points to an increase in gang violence and criminal activity, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Venezuelan restaurant El Cocotero closed and posed a sign that read: “We love America but Government doesn’t not love us.” (Photo: Mariela Lombard via El Diario NY)

Immigrant Strike is Felt Throughout NYC

Business, Immigration, Latino, New York February 17, 2017 at 5:07 pm

El Diario reports on the immigrants who took part in the “Day Without Immigrants” protest, and the employers who supported them. Queens Latino, meanwhile, takes a look at how the demonstration shuttered parts of Roosevelt Avenue.

(Photo by Ted Eytan, Creative Commons license)

How a ‘Day Without Immigrants’ Affected Korean Businesses

Business, East Asian, Latino, New York February 17, 2017 at 4:36 pm

Korean small business owners who rely on Hispanic employees speak to Korea Daily about the impact of the “day without immigrants” and their thoughts on the protest.

Lawsuits charging police abuse have increased. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Free Workshops for Immigrants to Self-Protect Against ICE, NYPD

Brooklyn, Immigration, Latino, Police February 17, 2017 at 8:57 am

Community groups are organizing biweekly free workshops in Sunset Park to inform immigrants about their rights and about how to deal with NYPD and ICE agents, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Amada Sahar Quezada, in Astoria, Queens, near the East River. (Photo by Javier Castaño)

Latina Muslim Speaks Out Against Prejudice

Dominican, Muslim, Queens February 16, 2017 at 3:23 pm

Amada Sahar Quezada, a Dominican woman who converted to Islam after 9/11, speaks out against prejudice and misinformation, in Queens Latino.

Latinos send money to their countries at the Roosevelt Avenue and 76th Street Western Union branch (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

In Queens, Immigrants Are Fearful

Latino, Queens February 15, 2017 at 5:30 pm

Call it the Trump effect: More remittances and fewer people dining out or shopping are some of the consequences of rumors of massive ICE raids in Queens, Queens Latino reports.

Antonio Alarcón, a coordinator at Make the Road in Queens. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

NYC Youth Stressed About the Future of DACA

Latino, Youth February 15, 2017 at 4:53 pm

Sleep and eating disorders are part of what a DACA beneficiary goes through as anxiety mounts about the decisions the Trump administration may make, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

B&H warehouse employees protest outside the store's Ninth Avenue location in Manhattan. (Photo by Nomin Ujiyediin for Voices of NY)

B&H Workers Protest Electronics Store’s Move to New Jersey

Labor, Latino, Manhattan February 13, 2017 at 1:56 pm

B&H Photo Video warehouse workers and their supporters rallied on Feb. 12 to protest the company’s plans to relocate the warehouse to New Jersey.

(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

NJ Clergy Support Immigrants

Immigration, Latino, New York February 10, 2017 at 5:48 pm

Around 100 priests from different NJ churches showed up at the deportation proceedings of two immigrants to express their support, Reporte Hispano reports.

Nicolás Aguilar, owner of Nicomex, says that local merchants are in waiting mode. (Photo via Diario de México USA)

Mexican Importers Fear Trump’s Tariffs Will Bring Inflation

Business, Metro Area, Mexican February 8, 2017 at 12:38 pm

Import entrepreneurs of Mexican products in New Jersey brace for Trump’s promised tariff increases, and say that “everybody will pay more” if they are implemented, Diario de México USA reports.

Most Latino Muslims are women who have converted. (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario)

Hispanic Muslims Twice-Vulnerable Under Trump

Latino, Metro Area, Muslim February 7, 2017 at 6:10 pm

Many immigrants fear that their being Hispanic and Muslim makes them an easier target for discrimination and even hate crimes, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Brandi Concepción talks about her gender-affirming surgery at the Metropolitan Hospital’s LGBTQ Health Center in Manhattan. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Latina Transgender Talks About Her Transformation

Latino, LGBTQ, Manhattan February 7, 2017 at 3:40 pm

Brandi Concepción, from Puerto Rico, will be the first person to undergo a gender-affirming surgery at a public hospital in New York, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Councilmember Ydanis Rodríguez, center, announcing the bill. To his immediate left is state senator Marisol Alcántara, and to her left is Assembly member Carmen de la Rosa. (Photo by Gregg McQueen via Manhattan Times)

Rodriguez Urges Curbs on Hookah Sales

Government, Health, Latino, Manhattan, Youth February 7, 2017 at 1:24 pm

Legislators from Northern Manhattan are supporting a new NYC bill to curb hookah use and sales, Manhattan Times reports.