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Dr. Juan Robles (right) is dedicated to helping and motivating Hispanic and African-American youths to pursue a career in medicine. (Photo provided to El Diario)

Fostering a New Generation of Latino Physicians in the Bronx

Bronx, Education, Health, Latino, Youth November 17, 2017 at 4:12 pm

A prominent Honduran doctor leads a Bronx initiative to motivate and train more minority and low-income students to help them pursue a career in health care, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Honorees of the 2017 Ambassador Awards, presented by TimesLedger newspapers to Queens immigrants who have made a difference in our community in the fields of medicine, art, business, law and philanthropy. (Photo by Michael Shain via Times Ledger)

‘Queens Heroes’ Celebrated

Twenty-five immigrants from different fields were honored by Times Ledger.

Dominican-born Clara Santana, who has spent 20 years cleaning offices, said that the products she uses to do her job have affected her health. (Photo by Pedro F. Frisneda via El Diario)

Latino Workers at Risk of Intoxication

Bronx, Health, Labor, Latino November 14, 2017 at 4:41 pm

A new national study on the health of Latinos found that thousands of Hispanics working in construction, maintenance, repair and cleaning in the city are exposed to harmful chemicals, El Diario/La Prensa reports.  

All Americans: Members of the New York Police Department’s Muslim Officers Society and the Islamic Circle of North America on Friday announced the results of their donation drive to aid Puerto Rican hurricane victims. (Photo by Caleb Caldwell)

NYC Muslim Groups Help Puerto Ricans

New York, Police, Puerto Rican November 14, 2017 at 1:24 pm

The NYPD’s Muslim Officers Society, together with the Islamic Circle of North America, organized a relief effort for hurricane victims in Puerto Rico, reports Brooklyn Paper.

Governor-elect Phil Murphy with members of Make the Road New Jersey during his campaign. (Photo via Facebook)

Murphy’s Victory Lifts Hopes of NJ Hispanic Community

Government, Immigration, Latino, Metro Area November 13, 2017 at 5:01 pm

As advocates are hopeful that the victory of Gov. Phil Murphy in New Jersey will bring positive changes for Hispanics, the elected governor has named a Latino to run the transition team, Reporte Hispano reports.  

Our Lady of Perpetual Church celebrates 125 years. (Photo by Jaime DeJesus via Brooklyn Reporter)

Sunset Park Parish Marks 125 Years

Asian, Brooklyn, Latino, Religion November 13, 2017 at 1:48 pm

Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Sunset Park is celebrating its 125th anniversary by holding masses and events that reflect its immigrant communities, writes Brooklyn Reporter.

Laura Curran and Laura Gillen (From https://twitter.com/johnasbury/status/928124638831562752)

Two Women Will Be Decisive in LI Fight Against MS-13

Elections 2017, Latino, Long Island November 9, 2017 at 5:25 pm

Hispanic activists believe the victory of legislators Laura Curran and Laura Gillen on Long Island will be key to fighting gang violence without criminalizing the Latino population, El Diario/La Prensa reports.  

(Photo via El Diario)

Hope, and Battles Ahead, for Hispanics after Tuesday’s Election

Elections 2017, Latino, Metro Area, New York November 8, 2017 at 5:02 pm

While Tuesday’s election was greeted in the Hispanic media as a good night for immigrants in the tri-state area and a repudiation of Trump, the battle to keep a Latino speaker in the City Council has only started, El Diario/La Prensa and Queens Latino report.  

(Photo via Long Island Wins)

Remembering Marcelo Lucero

Immigration, Latino, Long Island November 8, 2017 at 3:55 pm

Long Island Wins notes the 9th anniversary of the killing of Ecuadorean Marcelo Lucero.

The blushing bride, Mariposa Fernández, will take a working honeymoon to Puerto Rico this winter to deliver aid. (Photo by Sarah Matusek via The Hunts Point Express)

Bronx Artist Marries Her Ancestral Homeland

Bronx, Puerto Rican November 8, 2017 at 3:03 pm

At a ceremony in Hunts Point, Maria Teresa “Mariposa” Fernández married the love of her life – Puerto Rico, writes The Hunts Point Express.

Rufino Ortiz (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Paterson Guitarist Starts Peruvian Cultural Project

Culture, Latino, Metro Area November 7, 2017 at 3:23 pm

A Peruvian guitarist who has lived in Paterson, New Jersey, for 40 years founded an organization to preserve his country’s cultural heritage in the U.S., Reporte Hispano reports.  

Three Latinas Seek to Lead Belleville Board of Education

Three Latinas Seek to Lead Belleville Board of Education

Education, Elections 2017, Latino, Women November 6, 2017 at 5:35 pm

Three New Jersey Latinas are joining forces seeking to increase the number of Latino officials on the Belleville Board of Education, Reporte Hispano reports.  

Mariel Fiori (Photo via La Voz)

Opinion: ‘Why Are We Marginalized?’

Demographics, Latino, Media, Opinion November 6, 2017 at 4:59 pm

La Voz managing editor Mariel Fiori discusses how Latinos are marginalized “in the news and media in general, not to mention other spaces.”

Ritchie Torres (William Alatriste for New York City Council, via City Limits)

The Speaker Race: Torres and NextGen

Bronx, Housing, Latino, Politics November 1, 2017 at 5:05 pm

City Limits writes about Council member Ritchie Torres and his views on the NYCHA NextGen plan.

Berenice Medel now counsels former female gang members. (Photo via El Diario)

Growing Influence of Women in New York Latino Gangs

Bronx, Latino, Women October 31, 2017 at 4:55 pm

Female gang members have earned power within the most well-known groups in the city but are still abused by their male peers, according to activists and academics, El Diario/La Prensa reports.