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Juan Carlos Polanco (Photo via Impacto Latino)

Juan Carlos Polanco, the Hispanic Voice of New York Republicans

Bronx, Latino, New York, Politics May 22, 2019 at 2:32 pm

Bronx-raised former candidate for public advocate Juan Carlos Polanco, a prominent Hispanic voice of Republicans in New York, urged Latinos to ‘valorize’ their vote in this interview with Impacto Latino.

Armando Sánchez, from Mexico and Angelina Rivera, from Honduras, reject Trump’s immigration plan. (Photo via El Diario)

‘Another Slap in the Face:’ Latinos Blast Trump’s Immigration Plan

Government, Immigration, Latino, New York May 20, 2019 at 5:53 pm

New York Hispanic residents, activists and elected leaders blasted the Trump administration’s proposal to move to a “merit-based” immigration system, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Gerardo Cruz, from Puerto Rico, does not think Bill de Blasio can beat Trump. (Photo by Ramón Frisneda via El Diario)

Hispanics Like de Blasio, But Do They Think He Can Beat Trump?

Latino, New York, Politics May 17, 2019 at 6:03 pm

While Hispanics widely respect Bill de Blasio’s work as mayor, some doubt he can run for president while managing the city, or that he can beat Trump in 2020, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Claudia Corcino and Flor Jimenez (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Delivery Workers Fed Up With Police Harassment and ‘Illegal’ Bike Seizures

Labor, Latino, New York May 14, 2019 at 5:56 pm

Delivery workers – estimated to be between 25,000 and 50,000 in New York, mostly immigrants – are denouncing police harassment and bike seizures while the restaurants that hire them avoid accountability, El Diario La Prensa reports.

(Photo by Jorge Quinteros, Creative Commons License)

Puerto Rican Parade Slated for Bushwick

Brooklyn, Culture, Puerto Rican May 14, 2019 at 5:35 pm

The Knickerbocker Avenue Puerto Rican Day Parade returns to Bushwick after 15 years, reports Bushwick Daily.

Compañía de Danza Mexicana Calpulli’s mission is to showcase and expand Mexican culture. (Photo provided to El Diario)

Calpulli: Bringing Mexican Dance and Traditions to the Community

Culture, Mexican, New York May 13, 2019 at 3:39 pm

The Calpulli Mexican Dance Company offers Mexican dance classes around the city for people of all ages, El Diario La Prensa reports.

‘Flavorful Fiesta’ to Benefit Venezuelan Kids

‘Flavorful Fiesta’ to Benefit Venezuelan Kids

Brooklyn, Culture, Latino May 9, 2019 at 5:46 pm

Artists will gather for a festival in Brooklyn to benefit Venezuelan children, deeply affected by the humanitarian crisis in their country, reports Bushwick Daily.

Delivery workers, such as Jinhua Li, coalesced in Corona Plaza to support a new state bill on e-bikes and scooters which they claim will counteract city policies viewed as discriminatory. (Photo: Mark Hallum via QNS)

Urging Legalization of E-Bikes

Asian, Food, Labor, Latino, New York May 6, 2019 at 5:22 pm

Delivery workers described being targeted by law enforcement for using e-bikes on the job at a press conference on a bill that would legalize the bikes, reports QNS.

Armando Mariño, Persona, 2019

A Cuban Artist’s Take on Identity

Caribbean, Culture, Featured Posts, Latino, Manhattan May 3, 2019 at 5:10 pm

Cuban-born artist Armando Mariño has a solo show in Harlem that explores themes of identity, gender and acceptance.

Denora Getachew with student Jayden López and instructor Karla Modesto. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Hispanic Youths Learn about Democracy to be Agents of Change

Government, Latino, New York, Politics, Youth April 29, 2019 at 6:16 pm

Working with 40 schools in marginalized communities, the organization Generation Citizen seeks to empower and introduce youths, mostly Hispanics, to politics, El Diario La Prensa reports.

(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Elizabeth, NJ Joins Global Celebration of Uruguayan Candombe

Culture, Latino, Metro Area April 24, 2019 at 3:15 pm

The New Jersey Uruguayan community will join a global homage to their national dance, Candombe, in Elizabeth next Sunday, Reporte Hispano reports.

Advocates rallied ahead of a public forum earlier this month at Queens Borough Hall to discuss segregation at the city's elite specialized high schools. (photo by Christina Veiga via Chalkbeat)

New Group Wants to Keep SHSAT

Asian, Black, Education, Latino April 23, 2019 at 5:24 pm

Chalkbeat reports on the new Education Equity Campaign.

The Peruvian Condor Flies over NYC This Week

The Peruvian Condor Flies over NYC This Week

Culture, Latino April 22, 2019 at 5:02 pm

Bringing together traditional Peruvian music and a symphonic orchestra, “El Cóndor Pasa: Andean Hope” will premier in Manhattan this Thursday, Queens Latino reports.

‘The Prince of East New York’ Riffs on Immigrant Dreams

‘The Prince of East New York’ Riffs on Immigrant Dreams

Brooklyn, Culture, Dominican April 18, 2019 at 4:50 pm

The story of his parents’ journey from the Dominican Republic figures in comedian Gastor Almonte’s debut album, “Immigrant Made,” reports BK Reader.

Senator Jessica Ramos and Eusebio Veras, who is an immigrant, at the new AAFE headquarters. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

AAFE Opens New Office to Serve Queens’ Immigrants

Asian, Immigration, Latino, Queens April 18, 2019 at 4:47 pm

The Asian American organization seeks to offer services to all of Queens’ immigrant communities, particularly Latinos, in Jackson Heights, Queens Latino reports.