Dominican

Councilman Fernando Cabrera(right) with Congressman Adriano Espaillat at the unveiling of a WWII tribute for Dominican-born soldiers on the Bronx Community College campus.
(Photo courtesy Office of Councilman Fernando Cabrera via Norwood News)

Remembering Dominican Veterans of WWII

Bronx, Dominican, History November 7, 2018 at 5:31 pm

The country’s first monument dedicated to Dominican veterans of World War II was recently unveiled in the Bronx, reports Norwood News.

In a fundraising event, Dominican community leaders supported Ramfis Domínguez Trujillo, presidential candidate for the 2020 Dominican election. (Photo by Antonio Kelley via Noticia Long Island)

Trujillo’s Grandson: I Promised to Build a Border Wall Before Trump Did

Dominican, Long Island, Politics October 25, 2018 at 5:49 pm

At a meeting with Dominican community leaders, Ramfis Trujillo, a Dominican Republic presidential candidate and the grandson of dictator Rafael Trujillo, vowed to build a wall on the country’s border with Haiti, reports Noticia Long Island.

Novelist Avelino Stanley (l.) accompanied by authors Kianny Antigua and Alexis Gómez Rosa, during the XI Dominican Book Fair in New York. (Photo via El Diario)

‘Washington Heights Manifesto’ Urges DOE to Diversify School Books

Dominican, Education, New York October 25, 2018 at 3:01 pm

A group of Dominican authors, educators and activists signed a “Washington Heights manifesto” urging the Department of Education to include more books written by, and about, people of color, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Cristina Contreras (Photo via NYC Health + Hospitals)

New Head of Bronx Hospital on Rumors, Roots

Bronx, Dominican, Health October 16, 2018 at 5:47 pm

Cristina Contreras, North Central Bronx Hospital’s new executive director, addressed rumors of the facility’s closure in Norwood News while El Diario covered her Dominican background.

Candidate Amanda Séptimo (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Amanda Séptimo, 27, Seeks to Bring New Leadership to Albany

Bronx, Dominican, Elections 2018 September 11, 2018 at 4:56 pm

El Diario/La Prensa profiles the Dominican-American woman who seeks to unseat longtime New York State Assembly member Carmen Arroyo in District 84.

Yonel Lettelier Sosa (Photo by Mark Hallum via Times Ledger)

Sosa on His Campaign for the 39th Assembly District

Dominican, Elections 2018, Latino, Queens September 5, 2018 at 3:12 pm

Times Ledger interviews the third candidate for the key NYS Assembly seat representing Jackson Heights, Corona and Elmhurst.

Bachata singer Andre Veloz, photographed by Andrew Avi at a concert in 2018. (Photo provided to El Diario)

Bachata’s Creative Headquarters Move from DR to New York

Culture, Dominican, Immigration, New York August 20, 2018 at 12:06 pm

New York-based artists are redefining the sound of bachata, one of the national musical genres of the Dominican Republic that went from clandestine to being heard around the world, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Luz García, Inwood resident. (Photo via El Diario)

Why Hispanic Residents Need Help to Remain Uptown

Dominican, Housing, Latino, Manhattan July 25, 2018 at 10:38 pm

As the city launches an anti-displacement pilot program uptown, a Dominican family reflects on how difficult it is to retain rent-stabilized apartments in Washington Heights, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Washington Heights and Inwood have a high concentration of Dominican families living in rent stabilized apartments. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

A ‘Gentrification Tax’?

Dominican, Housing, Manhattan July 9, 2018 at 5:52 pm

A report by the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute recommends applying a tax on the new value of buildings in gentrified areas of Washington Heights and Inwood, to prevent displacement, El Diario/La Prensa 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.

Photo by Nina Subin

Junot Díaz on Island Memories and ‘Islandborn’

Brooklyn, Culture, Dominican March 9, 2018 at 3:42 pm

Brooklyn Daily talked with Junot Díaz about his new children’s book “Islandborn.”

Lisette Camilo’s Commissioner at the Department of Citywide Administrative Services, in her office. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

‘I Never Allowed Myself to Be Swayed by Other People’s Doubts’

Dominican, Government, Latino, Women March 8, 2018 at 5:32 pm

Lisette Camilo, the first Latina commissioner of the Citywide Administrative Services agency, reflects on International Women’s Day in an interview with El Diario/La Prensa.

(Photos via Manhattan Times)

Displacement of Dominicans in Northern Manhattan

Dominican, Housing, Manhattan February 8, 2018 at 4:21 pm

Manhattan Times reports on a new study by the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute that notes the shrinking share of Dominicans in Northern Manhattan’s population.

Junot Díaz. (Photo via Manhattan Times)

Junot Díaz on Becoming a Writer

Culture, Dominican, New York February 1, 2018 at 5:29 pm

Risk-taking and a tolerance of failure are some of the qualities writers require, Pulitzer Prize-winner Junot Díaz told young writers, Manhattan Times reports.

Fausto Pichardo at Coogan's. (Photo by Gregg McQueen via Manhattan Times)

NYPD Promotes Pichardo

Dominican, New York, Police January 31, 2018 at 5:01 pm

Dominican-American Fausto Pichardo of the NYPD was promoted to the two-star chief level, Manhattan Times reports.