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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.

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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.

Hon. Patria Frias-Colon (left) was installed by Hon. Jenny Rivera (right), of the NYS Court of Appeals, with her husband Robert Colon (center) looking on. (Photo by Rob Abruzzese via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Patria Frias-Colón, First Dominican-Born Brooklyn Judge, Sworn In

Brooklyn, Dominican, Women January 22, 2018 at 4:03 pm

Patria Frias-Colón was sworn in at a “Community Celebration” in Clinton Hill becoming the first Dominican-born Civil Court judge in Brooklyn, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

The First Lady of the Dominican Republic, Cándida Montilla de Medina, with fellow Dominicans at St. Patrick's Cathedral. (Photo via Impacto Latino)

St. Patrick’s Mass Kicks Off Dominican Heritage Month

Dominican, Manhattan, Religion January 16, 2018 at 5:17 pm

A Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in honor of the Virgin of Altagracia kicked off Dominican Heritage Month, while environmentalists protested the presence of the Dominican first lady, Impacto Latino and Dominican Today report.

Dominican-born taxi drivers Belkis Polanco (left) and Hilaria Peña. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Female Cab Drivers Set Up Their Own Safety Networks

Bronx, Dominican, Labor, Manhattan, Transportation, Women January 5, 2018 at 2:44 pm

Latina taxi drivers in Upper Manhattan and the Bronx talked to El Diario/La Prensa about how they have organized networks to protect each other by constantly sharing information about dangerous areas.

More Puerto Ricans die before they turn 65 due to chronic disease than other Latinos in New York. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario))

Boricuas Have the Worst Health of NYC Latinos

Dominican, Health, Latino, Puerto Rican September 28, 2017 at 5:33 pm

According to the first complete report on the health of Latinos in the Big Apple, this ethnic group often fares better than non-Latino whites, but Puerto Ricans have the highest rates of chronic illness and premature deaths among Hispanics, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Congressman Espaillat stands in front of Duarte’s statue in Lower Manhattan.

Dominicans Defend Statue of Founding Father

Dominican, Manhattan August 28, 2017 at 3:09 pm

Dominican politicians and community leaders stood up in defense of the statue of founding father Juan Pablo Duarte in Lower Manhattan, El Diario/La Prensa reports. 

Civil Court judge candidate Patria Frias-Colón visits the office of the Brooklyn Eagle. (Photo by John Alexander via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Dominican-born Candidate Strives for Civil Court Seat

Brooklyn, Dominican, Elections 2017, Politics August 17, 2017 at 3:41 pm

Patria Frias-Colón speaks to Brooklyn Daily Eagle about how her upbringing in Bushwick shaped her decision to pursue a career in law, and now a seat on the Brooklyn Civil Court bench.

Pedro Rodríguez (l.) and Alex Méndez (r.) are waging a daily battle to become the Dominican candidate for mayor of Paterson. (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Paterson Dominicans Worry Two Candidates for Mayor May Be Too Many

Dominican, Metro Area, Politics July 6, 2017 at 2:46 pm

The growing Dominican community in Paterson, the biggest in New Jersey, is worried that the two Dominican candidates vying for mayor in the 2018 election will divide its vote and hinder its political power, Reporte Hispano 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.

Ángela Ramos will run to represent the 9th District. (Photo via Via Noticia Long Island)

Ángela Ramos Announces Candidacy for the Suffolk Legislature

Dominican, Immigration, Long Island, Politics June 1, 2017 at 11:18 am

Dominican-born Angela Ramos, wife of Assemblyman Phil Ramos, will run for the Suffolk County Legislature, Noticia Long Island reports.

Félix Cepeda at the start of his hunger strike. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Archdiocese Defends Work With Immigrants in Response to Hunger Strike

Dominican, Immigration, Latino, Manhattan, Religion May 30, 2017 at 1:14 pm

As activist Félix Cepeda stages a series of 24-hour hunger strikes urging the Archdiocese of New York to make its churches sanctuaries for undocumented immigrants, Catholic Charities responded it has welcomed immigrants for centuries, El Diario/La Prensa reports.