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How Gang Databases and Detentions Affect Communities

How Gang Databases and Detentions Affect Communities

A new study from the New York Immigration Coalition and the CUNY School of Law’s Immigrant & Non-Citizen Rights Clinic describes how innocent immigrants are being swept up in the government’s targeting of gangs.

“¡Listos!” is the Department of Health’s first awareness campaign completely in Spanish aimed at raising awareness about HIV/AIDS. (Photo courtesy of the NYC Health Department)

NYC Launches First HIV Awareness Campaign Completely in Spanish

Health, Latino, New York May 16, 2018 at 4:40 pm

The city’s Health Department, along with the Latino Commission on AIDS, launched its first campaign exclusively in Spanish to promote HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in the Hispanic community, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Sonia Spar, left, is running in the Greenport District election, and Elizabeth Silva, right, in the Riverhead District. (Photos via RiverheadLOCAL en Español)

Two Latinas Seek to Diversify LI School Boards

Education, Latino, Long Island May 15, 2018 at 4:45 pm

For the first time ever, two Latina candidates are running for the Riverhead and Greenport school boards, RiverheadLOCAL en Español reports.

Aura Hernández with her children Daniel, 10, and her 16-month-old daughter. (Photo via El Diario)

Immigrant Mothers Call for Respect from the Trump Administration

Government, Immigration, Latino, New York May 14, 2018 at 5:58 pm

On Mother’s Day, immigrant mothers in New York and across the country called on the government to stop tearing families apart, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza is multi-talented, cuts to the chase and is not afraid of controversy. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

Chancellor Carranza: Pozole in NYC Schools?

Education, Mexican, New York May 11, 2018 at 4:45 pm

At a meeting with the city’s community and ethnic press, newly appointed DOE Chancellor Carranza laid out his “culture eats strategy for breakfast” plan and touted his mariachi singing chops, Queens Latino reports.

Why Program to Prep Students of Color for College Fell Short

Why Program to Prep Students of Color for College Fell Short

Black, Education, Latino, New York May 9, 2018 at 2:51 pm

A new study examines why the Expanded Success Initiative did not live up to its goal of preparing Black and Latino male students for college, reports Chalkbeat.

Richard Fleming at the exhibit’s opening. (Photo via El Diario)

Art Exhibition: ‘The Migration Lottery’

Central American, Immigration, Mexican, New York May 9, 2018 at 12:34 pm

Brooklyn-based artist Richard Fleming has re-imagined Mexico’s traditional “Lotería” game to illustrate the cruelty and danger immigrants encounter in their journey in search of the American dream, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Members of the Pueblan community aspire to create a better quality of life for themselves by starting businesses such as palm frond weaving. (Photo provided to El Diario)

NY ‘Poblanos’ Build Transnational Dreams

Culture, Immigration, Metro Area, Mexican May 8, 2018 at 4:52 pm

Indigenous communities from Puebla, Mexico, living in New York are creating community projects aiming to bring families back together, maintain ancestral traditions and improve the quality of life back home, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Some of the Puerto Rican figures who will be honored at the NPRDP, next to Carmen Maldonado, mayor of the town of Morovis. (Photo via El Diario)

Puerto Rican Parade to Honor Post-María Rebuilding Efforts

New York, Puerto Rican May 1, 2018 at 5:21 pm

The 61st National Puerto Rican Day Parade In New York will honor recovery efforts after Hurricane María, as well as such personalities as Lucecita Benítez, Danny Rivera, Jorge Posada and Carlos Beltrán, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

From the left, Melissa Mark-Viverito, Catalina Cruz and Julissa Ferreras Copeland at the La Estrella del Caribe restaurant. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

Latinos Battle over Queens’ District 39 Assembly Seat

Elections 2018, Latino, Queens April 25, 2018 at 4:47 pm

While Ari Espinal won the special election for the vacant 39th Assembly District seat in Queens, she will face a tough Democratic primary on Sept. 13 against two Hispanic candidates – including Catalina Cruz, who is picking up powerful endorsements, Queens Latino reports.

Pedro Mejia being sworn in. (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Mejía is First Dominican in NJ Legislature

Dominican, Government, Metro Area April 23, 2018 at 5:12 pm

Pedro Mejía, a Secaucus businessman who immigrated to the U.S. when he was 15, was sworn in as the first Dominican state representative in the New Jersey General Assembly, Reporte Hispano reports.

Minutes before the mayor’s announcement, Sofía Miranda from Puerto Rico was in a City Hall demonstration asking de Blasio not to leave María survivors behind. (Photo via El Diario)

De Blasio Throws Lifeline to Desperate María Survivors

New York, Puerto Rican April 20, 2018 at 5:47 pm

Mayor Bill de Blasio vowed that the city will help nearly 100 Puerto Rican families and Hurricane Maria victims stay in their hotels as FEMA announced it is cutting off housing payments, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

The city's new schools chancellor Richard Carranza performing with a mariachi band in Sunset Park last night. (Photo by Kelly Mena via Kings County Politics)

Mexicans Welcome Carranza in Sunset Park

Brooklyn, Education, Mexican April 18, 2018 at 1:49 pm

The Mexican community celebrated the new chancellor of the Department of Education, Richard Carranza, at a festival held in his honor, reports Kings County Politics.

Puerto Rican families affected by hurricane María fear homelessness after FEMA announced it will stop housing payments on April 21. (Photo via El Diario)

María Victims in Shock as FEMA Suddenly Ends Housing Subsidies

New York, Puerto Rican April 18, 2018 at 1:15 pm

Puerto Rican families who took refuge in New York after Hurricane María risk getting thrown on the streets after FEMA suddenly announced it will stop paying for their housing next weekend, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Two entrepreneurs at the recent fair in Bridgehampton. (Photo by María del Mar via RiverheadLOCAL en Español)

First Latino Entrepreneurship Fair in the Hamptons

Business, Latino, Long Island April 18, 2018 at 12:50 pm

A church in Bridgehampton celebrated the first Latino entrepreneurship fair in the Hamptons, RiverheadLOCAL en Español reports.