Dominican

One of the neighborhoods most affected by gentrification is Washington Heights, where most residents are Dominican immigrants. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Expert: Gentrification Harmful for New Yorkers’ Health

Dominican, Health, Latino, New York February 22, 2017 at 10:31 am

Experts say that gentrification is harming the health of residents of immigrant and minority neighborhoods such as Washington Heights, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Amada Sahar Quezada, in Astoria, Queens, near the East River. (Photo by Javier Castaño)

Latina Muslim Speaks Out Against Prejudice

Dominican, Muslim, Queens February 16, 2017 at 3:23 pm

Amada Sahar Quezada, a Dominican woman who converted to Islam after 9/11, speaks out against prejudice and misinformation, in Queens Latino.

Adriano Espaillat, Democratic congressman for New York’s 13th District. (Photo via El Diario)

Upper Manhattan Celebrates Espaillat’s Swearing-In

Dominican, Latino, Manhattan January 30, 2017 at 2:46 pm

Adriano Espaillat, the first Dominican congressman in U.S. history, celebrated his swearing-in with crowds in his Upper Manhattan district, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

The family of Rafael Rodríguez – his fiancée Marlenis De Los Santos and his children Rafael and Camila – outside the Varick Street immigration court. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Reprieve for Nearly Deported Dominican

Dominican, Immigration, Long Island, New York January 17, 2017 at 5:18 pm

The case of a Dominican man who was granted parole after being detained for one year, pending deportation after a 14-year-old crime, becomes a wake-up call for the immigrant community in New York, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

A Bushwick Native Talks about ‘Colliding Worlds’

A Bushwick Native Talks about ‘Colliding Worlds’

Brooklyn, Culture, Dominican November 21, 2016 at 12:33 pm

Local theater artist Modesto “Flako” Jimenez talks at length with Bushwick Daily about his art, his life and the “colliding worlds” he sees in Bushwick.

Adriano Espaillat went to his voting site in Inwood to cast his ballot. (Photo by Marta Ramírez via El Diario)

Espaillat Makes History as First Dominican in Congress

Dominican, Elections 2016, Manhattan November 9, 2016 at 4:11 pm

Adriano Espaillat was elected yesterday the first Dominican to occupy a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, succeeding Charles Rangel as representative of the 13th District, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Getting Out the Dominican Vote
Canvassers for Dominicanos USA have been busy across New York City, registering voters until the October deadline and urging those already registered to cast their votes.

Getting Out the Dominican Vote

Canvassers for Dominicanos USA have been busy across New York City, registering voters until the October deadline and urging those already registered to cast their votes.

Hundreds of people waving flags at the Bronx Dominican parade. (Photo by Jose Acosta via El Diario)

Dominicans Take the Lead in Naturalization Program

Dominican, Immigration, New York October 4, 2016 at 12:09 pm

More than 30 percent of immigrants who applied for citizenship under the statewide campaign NaturalizeNY are Dominican, followed by Chinese and Mexicans, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Alfredo Rodriguez (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Foundation Will Help Dominicans in the U.S.

Dominican, Government, Metro Area September 27, 2016 at 10:31 am

The Dominican government has created an institution to help nationals in the U.S.in several areas, including repatriating bodies to be buried in the Dominican Republic, Reporte Hispano reports.

Marisol Alcántara won the State Senate seat for the 31st District. (Photo via El Diario)

Latinas’ Victories Empower Women in Albany

Dominican, Elections 2016, Politics, Women September 15, 2016 at 5:41 pm

The victory of Carmen De La Rosa and Marisol Alcántara in Tuesday’s primaries marks a new milestone in the struggle of Hispanic women in the political arena, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Dominican politicians Marisol Alcántara and Carmen De La Rosa (with her 2-year-old daughter Lea) campaigning in July 2016. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Dominican Women Rise to Power in State Primaries

Dominican, Elections 2016, New York, Politics, Video, Women September 14, 2016 at 4:38 pm

Two Dominican women, Carmen de la Rosa and Marisol Alcántara, made history by beating old guard rivals in the New York state primaries, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Rubén Tejada, better known as Chobby Flow, just opened his business in the South Bronx. (Photo via El Diario)

‘You See Everything and Everyone at the Barbershop’

Bronx, Business, Dominican, Latino, New York September 9, 2016 at 1:01 pm

Dominican beauty salons and barbershops in the city are not just places where people can change their hairstyle, they also function as gathering centers for neighbors, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

DUSA Volunteers registering voters in Upper Manhattan. (Photo via El Diario)

Turning Dominican Growth Into Votes

Bronx, Dominican, Elections 2016, Latino, Manhattan, New York, Politics August 30, 2016 at 5:29 pm

New York-based Dominican community organization Dominicanos USA (DUSA) have registered 100,000 new voters in the East Coast, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Dominican candidates Marisol Alcantara (r.) and Carmen de la Rosa (m.) are presented by Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez and State Assemblyman Adriano Espaillat in Manhattan. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

What the Race to Replace Espaillat Could Mean for the Senate

Dominican, Elections 2016, Manhattan, New York, Politics August 24, 2016 at 6:12 pm

Marisol Alcantara has the support of Adriano Espaillat, the state senator – and likely soon-to-be member of Congress – whose seat she is looking to take over. However, her affiliation with the Senate Independent Democratic Conference has some concerned, including two of her opponents, reports Gotham Gazette.

The Areíto Político Cultural group meeting held on Friday, August 5, 2016, which was attended by members of the Dominican community. (Photo courtesy of Jacqueline Lizardo via El Diario)

Political Cultural Areíto Is Born

Culture, Dominican, New York August 19, 2016 at 11:52 am

The festive cultural manifestation of the Taíno Indians known as areíto has inspired the creation of a cultural, nonpartisan organization formed by New York Dominicans, El Diario/La Prensa reports.