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José Cruz, a resident of Mott Haven, the Bronx, prepares to take financial advantage of a possible legalization of cannabis in New York. The death of his brother “Che” marked a before and after for José Cruz, who currently devotes much of his time to his organization Young, Fresh and Conscious. (Photo by José Martínez via El Diario)

In Cannabis Legalization Latinos See Business – And Redemption

Business, Health, Latino, New York January 17, 2019 at 4:02 pm

As Mayor Bill de Blasio mulls legalizing marijuana in the city, some Hispanic New Yorkers believe it would create business opportunities and reverse some of the damage inflicted on communities of color during the war on drugs, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Dr. Oxiris Barbot in her Long Island City offices. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

First Latina Health Commissioner is Only Getting Started

Health, Latino, New York, Women January 15, 2019 at 4:55 pm

In a wide-ranging interview with El Diario La Prensa, newly-appointed Health Commissioner Oxiris Barbot talks about expanding services for Hispanics, fighting the HIV and opioid epidemics, and her domino-playing skills.

My Luis Garden Acosta

My Luis Garden Acosta

Brooklyn, History, Latino, Opinion January 14, 2019 at 5:22 pm

A longtime friend of Luis Garden Acosta remembers the civic leader who died on Jan. 8.

Emperatriz Castro, with her daughter Isabella. (Photo via El Diario)

Hispanic New Yorkers Feel Doubly Mistreated by Shutdown

Latino, New York January 8, 2019 at 4:02 pm

As the partial government shutdown is already affecting New Yorkers in many ways, Hispanics feel they have more to lose due to the anti-immigrant policies President Trump is pursuing, El Diario La Prensa reports.

The 42nd Three Kings Day Parade in which El Museo celebrates with children, artists, politicians and camels in El Barrio. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Three Kings Keep Tradition Alive in El Barrio

Culture, Latino, Manhattan January 7, 2019 at 4:05 pm

Attracting some 5,000 people and the mayor, the Three Kings Day tradition was kept alive in El Barrio through its 42nd parade, after last year’s was suspended because of a blizzard, El Diario La Prensa reports.

(Photo by Andrei Averbuch, courtesy of Flor de Toloache, via El Diario)

For All-Female Mariachi Band Flor de Toloache, Breaking Rules Paid Off

Culture, Dominican, Latino, Mexican, New York, Puerto Rican, Women January 4, 2019 at 3:09 pm

Members of the New York mariachi band Flor de Toloache, in concert this Saturday at the Highline Ballroom, talk to El Diario La Prensa about their upcoming album and the criticism they have faced from the mariachi community for being all-female and not exclusively from Mexico.

Puerto Rico Feels Pinch of Government Shutdown

Government, National, Puerto Rican January 4, 2019 at 2:25 pm

The effects of the partial government shutdown are increasingly being felt in Puerto Rico, where an estimated 4,000 federal workers are without pay, El Nuevo Día reports. The biggest worry is potential delays in reconstruction projects, particularly those managed by the Housing Administration, one of the main agencies affected by the shutdown. Tourism is also impacted as many landmarks are federally run, although the local government intervened to keep the San Cristóbal and San Felipe del Morro castles open. Meanwhile the U.S. Department of Agriculture suspended 40% of operations in the El Yunque forest. FEMA, considered to provide essential services, remains open.

Cuban immigrant Román Valdés said that he has had housing assistance coupons since 2016 but no one takes them. (Photo via El Diario)

What the Latino Community Wishes for 2019

From immigration to driver’s licenses, education, civil rights, housing, and subway issues, Hispanic New Yorkers express their wishes for 2019 to El Diario La Prensa.

‘Brooklyn Before’ in Photographs

‘Brooklyn Before’ in Photographs

Brooklyn, Culture, History, Puerto Rican, Western European December 17, 2018 at 4:56 pm

Photographer Larry Racioppo evokes South Brooklyn of more than four decades ago. Bklyner spoke with him about his book and current retrospective.

A demonstration by the Fair Play Coalition led by Councilman Antonio Reynoso demanded equitable access to after-school sports instruction. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Latino and Black Students Demand Equal Access to Sports in NYC Schools

Black, Latino, Sports, Youth December 13, 2018 at 4:37 pm

Members of the Fair Play Coalition, who sued the DOE arguing that New York City high schools discriminate against Black and Latino students by not offering enough sports teams, rallied at City Hall, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

ndrés Hipólito Morales left Mexico when he was 22. Now, he has his own flower business in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. (Photo by José Martínez via El Diario)

As López Obrador Takes Office, Mexicans in US are Hopeful

Government, Mexican, New York December 3, 2018 at 4:55 pm

As President Andrés Manuel López Obrador takes office, Mexicans in New York and Los Angeles express hope for less corruption and violence back home, more respect for nationals in the U.S., and a focus on such issues as education and women’s rights, El Diario/La Prensa and La Opinión report.

HIV Diagnoses in NYC Decline

HIV Diagnoses in NYC Decline

Black, Health, Latino, New York November 29, 2018 at 8:14 pm

While new HIV diagnoses among Black and Latina women declined in 2017, HIV continues to affect Black and Latino men who have sex with men disproportionately, NYC’s latest HIV surveillance report indicates.

Melissa Mark-Viverito (Photo by Karen Pennar for Voices of NY)

In Public Advocate Bid, Mark-Viverito Cites Representation Concerns

Government, Latino, New York, Youth November 28, 2018 at 5:11 pm

In announcing her candidacy for New York City public advocate, Melissa Mark-Viverito spoke about the lack of Latino and female representation in city government, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Pedro Cepero Yee, in black, teaching at Yee's Hung Ga International Kung Fu Association in Clifton, New Jersey.

Meet Kung Fu Master Pedro Cepero Yee

East Asian, Health, Latino November 28, 2018 at 4:36 pm

World Journal profiles Pedro Cepero Yee, a kung fu master and Chinese bodywork therapist who started learning the martial art as a child to protect family members from domestic violence.

José Peralta (Photo via El Diario)

Call to Rename NY DREAM Act after Peralta

Dominican, Government, Immigration November 26, 2018 at 3:36 pm

As Queens residents mourned the sudden death of José Peralta, the first Dominican-American state senator, Rep. Adriano Espaillat is requesting that the New York DREAM Act be named in his honor, El Diario/La Prensa reports.