Dominican candidates Marisol Alcantara (r.) and Carmen de la Rosa (m.) are presented by Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez and State Assemblyman Adriano Espaillat in Manhattan. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

What the Race to Replace Espaillat Could Mean for the Senate

Dominican, Manhattan, New York, Politics August 24, 2016 at 6:12 pm

Marisol Alcantara has the support of Adriano Espaillat, the state senator – and likely soon-to-be member of Congress – whose seat she is looking to take over. However, her affiliation with the Senate Independent Democratic Conference has some concerned, including two of her opponents, reports Gotham Gazette.

Luciano Manzueta, who lives at 1225 Sherman Avenue, is at risk of eviction from his apartment. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Anxious Tenants Wait For Bill Providing Free Legal Help

Bronx, Government, Housing, Latino August 23, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Hundreds of tenants, especially Hispanics, are hoping for the passage of a bill guaranteeing attorneys to low-income tenants facing eviction, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Tabatha Lozano started her baking business as a hobby. As it took up more of her time, she decided to open a shop in La Marqueta in East Harlem. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Latinos and Immigrants Lead Entrepreneurship

Business, Immigration, Latino August 19, 2016 at 2:31 pm

The Kauffman Foundation’s current Index of Entrepreneurs points to a noteworthy vitality in these communities when it comes to starting businesses, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

The Areíto Político Cultural group meeting held on Friday, August 5, 2016, which was attended by members of the Dominican community. (Photo courtesy of Jacqueline Lizardo via El Diario)

Political Cultural Areíto Is Born

Culture, Dominican, New York August 19, 2016 at 11:52 am

The festive cultural manifestation of the Taíno Indians known as areíto has inspired the creation of a cultural, nonpartisan organization formed by New York Dominicans, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Street vendor Aurora Díaz attends a hearing regarding the $1,000 fine she received for selling tacos and hot food at 110th Street and Third Avenue in El Barrio. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Latina Street Vendors are the Target of Fines

Labor, Latino, Women August 17, 2016 at 11:31 am

Activists say that Hispanic female street vendors, often mothers, receive the most fines for working without a license, and are asking City Council to change the laws, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

In this year’s parade, emphasis was placed on the topic of the empowerment of Dominican women. (Photo via El Diario)

Celebrating the Empowerment of Dominican Women

Dominican, New York, Women August 16, 2016 at 1:22 pm

As the Dominican Day Parade honored Dominican women, El Diario/La Prensa takes a look at their role as founders of leading social and political organizations in the diaspora.

“Diablo cojuelo” – “limping devil” – at the Dominican Day Parade. (Photo by Ramón Vera via El Diario)

Dominican Parade Takes Over Sixth Avenue

Culture, Dominican, Manhattan August 15, 2016 at 2:13 pm

Dominicans in New York celebrated the 35th Dominican Day Parade with music, traditional costumes and dancing, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Dominican flags in Williamsburg's South Side (Photo by Bonnie Natko, Creative Commons license)

Opinion: The Challenge for Dominicans, Beyond Adriano Espaillat

Demographics, Dominican, New York, Opinion August 15, 2016 at 10:39 am

This Impacto New York op-ed lists the accomplishments and challenges of the Dominican community in New York, from political and educational successes to a coming demographic downturn.

Peralta, next to some of his creations, which pay homage the Latino culture. (Photo provided to El Diario)

Dominicans According to the Pop-Art Eye of Tony Peralta

Bronx, Culture, Dominican, Latino August 12, 2016 at 4:07 pm

Artist Tony Peralta depicts his people and his own experiences growing up as a Dominican in New York through a “Latino pop art” lens, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

María Luisa Pineda and Martín Akerman, co-founders of Envisagenics. (Photo via El Diario)

They Have the Tools to Make Cutting-Edge Medicine

Business, Latino, New York, Technology August 12, 2016 at 10:58 am

Two Latino entrepreneurs, the co-founders of Envisagenics, are proposing scientific solutions to create more effective and affordable medication, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Female day laborers, mostly Hispanic, wait for housecleaning work at the corner of Marcy Avenue and Division Street in Brooklyn. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Brooklyn Female Day Laborers Ask for a Place to Gather

Brooklyn, Labor, Latino, Women August 11, 2016 at 12:01 pm

Latinas offering their cleaning services in Williamsburg request a job center in their area to dignify and improve their working conditions, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

"Champion" by Cannupa Hanska Luger. (Photo courtesy of Katie Fuller)

Race and Revolution: Artists Respond

“Race and Revolution,” an exhibit exploring “human injustices through art,” offers the work of several artists in many media on Governors Island through Sept. 25.

Professor Irma Peguero at her Washington Heights store. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

‘Healers’: Divine Agents or Charlatans?

Health, Latino August 10, 2016 at 5:23 pm

The death of a 5-month-old baby after a “cleansing” ritual has prompted calls to regulate the city’s dozens of unlicensed “healers” in Hispanic neighborhoods, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Photo by Pablo Quiñónez via Diario de México)

Mexicans Celebrate Guelaguetza in Poughkeepsie

Culture, Metro Area, Mexican, Video August 9, 2016 at 2:07 pm

Diario de México offers a video of the traditional Mexican celebration of Guelaguetza in Poughkeepsie, New York.

Day laborers in Queens. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Day Laborers Coping with Lean Times

Labor, Latino, New York August 3, 2016 at 1:08 pm

While some of the estimated 10,000 immigrant day laborers in New York have better working conditions thanks to job centers, most are facing an unemployment crisis, El Diario/La Prensa reports.