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Paola Zuniga-Tellez (Photo via Riverhead News-Review)

First Latina Named to LI Community Board

Latino, Long Island, Women April 24, 2017 at 4:42 pm

On the East End of Long Island, Paola Zuniga-Tellez has become the first Latina named to a local community board, Riverhead News-Review reports.

Park ranger Ernie Hernandez at Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Great Falls Become Symbol of Paterson’s Diversity

Environment, Latino April 21, 2017 at 4:52 pm

The waterfalls in Paterson, New Jersey, which have experienced a boom in visitors since President Obama declared them a national historical park, has become a source of pride for the town’s growing Hispanic community, Reporte Hispano reports.

Irvin Morazan's "Border Crossing Headdress" is an artistic interpretation of a "coyote," who smuggle people across the border for a fee. (Photo by Julius Constantine Motal for The Riverdale Press)

Borders and Neighbors – Perceived Through Art

Bronx, Culture, Latino April 21, 2017 at 3:21 pm

A new exhibit in the Bronx offers conceptual views on borders and neighbors, The Riverdale Press reports.

Rev. José Félix Ortega, at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne, NY, where cremation services are performed. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Archdiocese to Help Hispanic Families Bury Their Dead

Latino, New York, Religion April 20, 2017 at 1:17 pm

In a bid to help Hispanic families worried about costs, the Archdiocese of New York promotes low rates at Catholic cemeteries to allow believers to bury the bodies and ashes of their loved ones, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Photo by Zaira Cortes via Diario de México)

Workers Laid Off for Joining ‘Day without Immigrants’ Announce Lawsuit

Immigration, Labor, Latino, Long Island April 19, 2017 at 10:07 pm

While 10 Long Island workers fired for participating in the Day Without Immigrants protest are suing their former employers, labor activists help workers avoid being fired if they participate in the next strike, El Diario/La Prensa and Diario de México report.

Marjorie Velázquez has a long trajectory as an activist in her district. (Photo via El Diario)

Marjorie Velázquez Seeks to Be First Latina to Represent 13th District

Bronx, Elections 2017, Puerto Rican April 18, 2017 at 4:17 pm

El Diario/La Prensa interviews Bronx activist and City Council candidate Marjorie Velázquez, who aspires to be the first Latina elected to the 13th District seat.

Suffolk County Police Commissioner Timothy Sini announced a $25,000 reward for information related to the death of four youths in Central Islip. (Photo via Twitter video)

On LI, Asking for Measures to Stop Gang Violence

Crime, Latino, Long Island April 17, 2017 at 9:46 pm

The Latino community on Long Island, horrified at the death of four youths allegedly because of gang violence, is asking the authorities for help, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Rogelio Pérez wants to join the march. (Photo via El Diario)

Upper Manhattan Residents Plan Pro-Immigrant March

Immigration, Latino, Manhattan April 14, 2017 at 5:17 pm

Washington Heights volunteers distributed flyers urging people to join a March for Immigrants’ Rights on April 23, ahead of the nationwide protest to be held on May 1, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Empowering Sanctuary Cities

Empowering Sanctuary Cities

Immigration, New York, Puerto Rican, Video April 14, 2017 at 1:06 pm

CUNY TV’s “Independent Sources” looks at efforts to bolster sanctuary cities as the federal government moves to cut funding. Meanwhile, as many immigrants stop going to hospitals, officials seek to dispel their fears.

Naira Berríos and her friend Gabriela Andrade were attacked at a Queens McDonald's for being transsexual. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Violence against LGBT Community on the Rise in NYC

Crime, Latino, LGBTQ, Queens April 12, 2017 at 10:20 am

An attack on two transgender Latinas in Jackson Heights highlights an increase in hate crimes against the LGBT community after Trump got elected, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

‘Gazoline’ Explores the Dreams of Five Latino Youths

Immigration, Latino, Youth April 11, 2017 at 1:20 pm

Latino performing arts organization IATI Theater presents the play “Gazoline,” inspired by the 2005 Paris riots but set in a New York Hispanic neighborhood, Reporte Hispano reports.

Some churches have seen a decline in attendance over fears of Donald Trump's immigration policies. (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario)

ICE Raids Spur Fear, Activism in NYC Churches

Brooklyn, Immigration, Latino, New York, Queens, Religion, Staten Island April 10, 2017 at 6:49 pm

Some Hispanic churches have seen a decrease in parishioners fearful of ICE, while others are thriving because of pro-immigrant activism, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Juan Vivares, with his wife Yahaira Burgos and their son Christopher Vivares. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

‘…The Worst Thing Anyone Can Do to a Family’

Immigration, Latino, Manhattan, New York April 7, 2017 at 4:51 pm

Juan Vivares, the Colombian father whose detention by ICE for 20 days mobilized the pro-immigrant community in New York, talks to El Diario/La Prensa after returning home.

(Photo via El Diario)

ICE Arrests Dozens in NY

Immigration, Latino April 6, 2017 at 5:30 pm

The latest ICE operation in the New York area ended with 31 immigrants detained – mostly in Queens and on Long Island, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

The NYC premiere of The War Boys. From left to right, actor Sea McHale playing George, Gabriel Sloyer playing Greg and Wyatt Joseph Fenner playing David. (Photo by Christopher Thompson)

‘The War Boys’: A Timely Tale of the Border

Culture, Featured Posts, Immigration, Mexican April 4, 2017 at 5:06 pm

In its NYC premiere, the gripping play The War Boys explores the emotions and violence that mark the lives of three characters, one of them Mexican-American, who freelance as spotters helping the border patrol along the U.S.-Mexico border.