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Colombian-born José V. will return to his country. (Photo via El Diario)

More Immigrant New Yorkers Looking to Return to Their Native Countries

Immigration, Latino, New York June 26, 2017 at 5:07 pm

Latin American consulates in New York have seen an increase in inquiries and applications coming from people interested in going back because of the anti-immigrant climate created by Trump, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Maureen Choi (Photo by Kyeongmin Park for Voices of NY)

Spanish Jazz, from Korean American Maureen Choi

Brooklyn, Culture, Featured Posts, Latino, Queens June 26, 2017 at 4:43 pm

Maureen Choi trained first as a classical violinist in Michigan, then was drawn to the freedom and improvisation of jazz. Now living in Spain, she’s on tour with her quartet in the U.S., and will have two NYC performances.

Diana Ayala chats with seniors living in her district. (Photo via El Diario)

Meet Diana Ayala, Running for Mark-Viverito’s Seat

Bronx, Elections 2017, Latino, Manhattan, Women June 22, 2017 at 5:39 pm

El Diario interviews Puerto Rico-born Diana Ayala, who is running in the Democratic primary for the mostly-Latino 8th District, currently represented by Council member Melissa Mark-Viverito.

(Screen shot from "East Harlemites talk Rezoning")

A Confusing ‘No’ Vote on East Harlem Rezoning

Latino, Manhattan June 22, 2017 at 2:44 pm

Amid chaos and opposition, the city’s plan for rezoning East Harlem was voted down by Community Board 11, with the condition that task force recommendations be adopted. For some, the voting process raised questions, and they remain worried about the changing face of El Barrio, and its affordability in the future, reports City Limits.

Heleodora Vivar (Photo via Diario de México)

Heleodora Vivar: A Matriarch Who Defends Her Own

Immigration, Labor, Mexican, New York, Seniors June 19, 2017 at 3:53 pm

A Mexican great-grandmother who’s a Street Vendor Project leader says that if Trump experienced the hardship immigrants go through, he would not survive one day, Diario de México USA reports.

Queens Surrogate's Court (Image via nycourts.gov)

Court Appointments: ‘Amplifying Racial Disparities’?

Asian, Black, Latino June 15, 2017 at 5:26 pm

An analysis of guardianship appointments at the Queens Surrogate’s Court suggests that the barriers to entry for lawyers of color may be systemic, reports Gotham Gazette.

From left to right, Wilfredo “BIO” Feliciano, Hector “Nicer” Nazario, and Sotero “BG183” Ortiz of Tats Cruller stand before the completed mural of La Borinqueña at Casita Maria on Simpson Street. (Photo by Jaime Longoria via Hunts Point Express)

New Hunts Point Mural Reflects Puerto Rican Identity

Bronx, Culture, Puerto Rican June 14, 2017 at 5:09 pm

A new mural in Hunts Point featuring comic book superheroine La Borinqueña reflects the Bronx neighborhood’s Puerto Rican culture and history, writes Hunts Point Express.

Ingrid Sánchez Eger (Photo via La Voz)

Costa Rican Immigrant Puts Out Many Fires In Poughkeepsie

Labor, Latino, New York June 14, 2017 at 12:25 pm

The first Latina to serve as president of the Dutchess County Volunteer Firemen’s Association in Poughkeepsie, Ingrid Sánchez-Eger from Costa Rica, is also a local radio personality and community leader, La Voz reports.

The new Dominican studies program will be a natural for City College, which houses  The Dominican Studies Institute, founded in 1992. (Photo via Manhattan Times)

A New Dominican Studies Masters at CUNY

Dominican, Education, Manhattan June 13, 2017 at 1:00 pm

A new Dominican studies masters program will be offered by the City College of the City University of New York, Manhattan Times reports.

(Photo by Melvin Audaz)

Why I Marched on 5th Avenue with a Machete and a Clown Nose

Culture, Featured Posts, Puerto Rican June 12, 2017 at 11:01 pm

Street theater artists from Puerto Rico, joined by some Puerto Ricans in New York, offered a special form of protest at the Puerto Rican Day Parade on June 11.

The Arana Pomales sisters moved together from Puerto Rico to New York. (Photo Cristian Morán) (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Meet the New Boricua Diaspora

New York, Puerto Rican June 12, 2017 at 5:14 pm

As the fiscal crisis drove 89,000 Puerto Ricans to the U.S. mainland in 2015, setting a historical record, the new wave of Boricuas in New York is more educated than their forebears, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Rosa Carrasco, who benefits from homelessness prevention services in The Bronx, with program coordinator Amanda Brown. (Photo by Ana B. Nieto via El Diario)

Bronx Program Preventing Senior Evictions in Jeopardy

Bronx, Housing, Latino, Seniors, Social Services June 8, 2017 at 4:05 pm

The organization BronxWorks is in need of $250,000 to continue financing an initiative that for three years has prevented poor, mostly Hispanic tenants from being evicted, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Two Latinas Run for Suffolk Legislature Seat

Two Latinas Run for Suffolk Legislature Seat

Government, Latino, Long Island June 7, 2017 at 5:11 pm

For the first time two Latina candidates will vie for a seat in the Suffolk County Legislature, a sign of not just the growing Hispanic power on Long Island, but also of deepening rifts within the community, La Tribuna Hispana USA reports.

The mural, almost finished. (Photo provided to El Diario by the Loisaida Center)

Restoration of LES Mural Honors the Struggle of Immigrants

Culture, Immigration, Manhattan, Puerto Rican June 7, 2017 at 1:25 pm

The restoration of a 30-year-old mural seeks to link the Lower East Side Puerto Rican arts movement in the 1980s with the current immigrant struggle, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

A scene from last year's Puerto Rican Day Parade in Sunset Park. (Photo via Brooklyn Media Group)

A More Authentic Puerto Rican Day Parade in Sunset Park?

Brooklyn, Puerto Rican, Traditions June 6, 2017 at 3:01 pm

The third annual Sunset Park Puerto Rican Parade will offer a less commercial opportunity to celebrate the island’s culture – and to consider its colonial status, organizers say in Brooklyn Reporter.