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Break-in at Mexican-Owned Firm in NJ Investigated as Hate Crime

Crime, Latino, Metro Area May 19, 2017 at 5:10 pm

A Mexican-owned warehouse was ravaged in what appears to be a white supremacist attack in Clifton, New Jersey, Reporte Hispano reports.

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At Risk of Losing TPS, Salvadorans Organize 

Latino, Long Island, New York May 18, 2017 at 1:29 pm

As their TPS protection appears to be endangered under the Trump administration, Salvadorans on Long Island and nationally are planning to campaign in Washington D.C., La Tribuna Hispana USA reports.

Winners in the Brentwood School boards elections. Left to right: Julia Burgos, Maria Gonzales_Prescod and Simone Holder-Daniel. (Photo via NoiticiaLI)

Parents Hopeful Over LI School Board Elections

Education, Latino, Long Island May 17, 2017 at 5:42 pm

Hempstead and Brentwood chose a new school board amid deep tensions because of gang fears and the arrival of unaccompanied minors to Long Island, Noticia Long Island reports.

Lydia Pacheco, a 61-year-old Puerto Rican who suffers from anxiety attacks, is concerned about the possible closing of the Roberto Clemente Center in the Lower East Side. (Photo by Pedro Frisneda via El Diario)

LES Community Clinic Fights to Survive

Health, Latino, Manhattan May 12, 2017 at 5:04 pm

The 35-year-old Roberto Clemente Center, on the Lower East Side, does not have enough personnel to serve its mostly Hispanic patients, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

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Mexican Program Reunites Immigrant Families

Immigration, Metro Area, Mexican May 11, 2017 at 3:25 pm

Twenty-five Mexican families in Paterson, New Jersey, were reunited with their visiting mothers thanks to a special visa program approved by President Obama that the current administration has allowed to continue, Diario de México USA reports.

(Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

NYCLU: Minority Students Arrested Disproportionately

Black, Latino, New York, Police, Youth May 10, 2017 at 3:15 pm

Civil rights activists reveal figures showing “extreme racial disparity” in the numbers of handcuffed black and Latino youths in the city’s public schools, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Latino businesses, mainly Mexican, have boosted the Newburgh economy. (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario)

Newburgh: The Other ‘Puebla York’

Metro Area, Mexican May 5, 2017 at 5:44 pm

The extensive Mexican community in Newburgh has revitalized the Hudson River town’s economy after the recession and turned it into a favorite recreation destination for Mexicans, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Pedro Ibarra likes to serve egg yolk bread with homemade strawberry ice cream. (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario)

New Jersey Baker Keeps Sweet Mexican Tradition Alive

Business, Food, Metro Area, Mexican May 5, 2017 at 5:35 pm

A baker in Passaic, NJ, born and raised on the border of the Puebla and Tlaxcala states, continues the traditions of his ancestors, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

From left to right: Emma Kreyche, Porfidio Vega, Mariel Fiori, Marco Ochoa, congresista John Faso, Sandra Oxford, Rev. Richard Witt and Fr. Frank Alagna (Photo via La Voz)

Talking Immigration with Congressman John Faso

Immigration, Latino, Metro Area, New York May 4, 2017 at 5:54 pm

The editor of the Hudson Valley publication La Voz writes about a meeting that she and other concerned citizens had with New York state Rep. John Faso, representing the 19th district, to discuss issues pertaining to immigrants.

Gabriela Cabrera (Photo via Southold Local)

LI Latino Nonprofit Focuses on Getting Out the Vote

Latino, Long Island, Politics May 4, 2017 at 12:51 pm

The Latino advocacy organization OLA of Eastern Long Island has hired a civic engagement coordinator whose priority will be to encourage Latinos on the East End to vote, reports SoutholdLOCAL.

(Photo via Diario de México)

Mexican Flag Will Wave at Brooklyn’s Borough Hall on May 5

Brooklyn, Culture, Mexican May 3, 2017 at 12:57 pm

In an act of defiance against Donald Trump’s rhetoric, the Mexican flag will rise at Brooklyn Borough Hall as part of the Cinco de Mayo festivities, Diario de México reports.

Among the current projects at the Center for Traditional Music and Dance is an exploration of different Colombian dance rhythms. (Photo courtesy of CTMD via City Limits)

Immigrants and the Arts

City Limits profiles an organization that offers cross-cultural initiatives featuring the music and dance of different immigrant cultures.

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The Opioid Crisis Hitting Hispanics in New York

Bronx, Health, Latino, New York May 2, 2017 at 4:14 pm

The opioid epidemic has hit the Hispanic community hard as the powerful drug fentanyl is easily found in neighborhoods in the Bronx and other boroughs, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Photo via Reporte Hispano flyer via Wikimedia Commons)

Fake News Creates Confusion Among Latinos

Latino, Media, Metro Area May 1, 2017 at 5:44 pm

Hispanic communities in New Jersey are being targeted by fake news – for example, that Trump would allow Ecuadoreans or Cubans to enter the U.S. without a visa – that have sowed confusion, Reporte Hispano reports.

Eric González was born and raised in Brooklyn to Puerto Rican parents. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Eric González in Historic Race for Brooklyn DA

Brooklyn, Criminal Justice, Puerto Rican April 27, 2017 at 5:15 pm

Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric González, of Puerto Rican heritage, seeks to be the first Latino district attorney elected in the state of New York, El Diario/La Prensa reports.