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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, 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.

In this year’s parade, emphasis was placed on the topic of the empowerment of Dominican women. (Photo via El Diario)

Celebrating the Empowerment of Dominican Women

Dominican, New York, Women August 16, 2016 at 1:22 pm

As the Dominican Day Parade honored Dominican women, El Diario/La Prensa takes a look at their role as founders of leading social and political organizations in the diaspora.

“Diablo cojuelo” – “limping devil” – at the Dominican Day Parade. (Photo by Ramón Vera via El Diario)

Dominican Parade Takes Over Sixth Avenue

Culture, Dominican, Manhattan August 15, 2016 at 2:13 pm

Dominicans in New York celebrated the 35th Dominican Day Parade with music, traditional costumes and dancing, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Dominican flags in Williamsburg's South Side (Photo by Bonnie Natko, Creative Commons license)

Opinion: The Challenge for Dominicans, Beyond Adriano Espaillat

Demographics, Dominican, New York, Opinion August 15, 2016 at 10:39 am

This Impacto New York op-ed lists the accomplishments and challenges of the Dominican community in New York, from political and educational successes to a coming demographic downturn.

Peralta, next to some of his creations, which pay homage the Latino culture. (Photo provided to El Diario)

Dominicans According to the Pop-Art Eye of Tony Peralta

Bronx, Culture, Dominican, Latino August 12, 2016 at 4:07 pm

Artist Tony Peralta depicts his people and his own experiences growing up as a Dominican in New York through a “Latino pop art” lens, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Lizette Delgado-Polanco, one of New Jersey’s 17 superdelegates to the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia, with candidate Hillary Clinton. (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

NJ Latina Superdelegate at the Democratic Convention

Dominican, Immigration, Latino, Metro Area, Politics, Women July 29, 2016 at 3:59 pm

At the Democratic convention, Reporte Hispano talked with superdelegate Lizette Delgado Polanco, a Dominican from NJ, as well as delegates from both the Clinton and Sanders camps.

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)

Two Dominican Women Seek State Legislature Posts

Dominican, New York, Politics July 21, 2016 at 4:14 pm

Marisol Alcántara looks to take over the seat vacated by Adriano Espaillat in the Senate while Carmen De La Rosa seeks a seat in the Assembly, reports El Diario.

NYC Dept. of Health Warns About Zika

NYC Dept. of Health Warns About Zika

As Zika cases rise, the NYC Department of Health is launching a new campaign to urge pregnant women or women who are trying to become pregnant, and their partners, to defer travel to Zika-affected areas.

"laluzbrillante" (Photo via El Diario)

Children in Washington Heights Name a New Wasp

Dominican, Manhattan, Youth July 18, 2016 at 1:35 pm

Students in Washington Heights gave the name “Laluzbrillante” (Bright Light) to a newly discovered species of wasp from the Dominican Republic, reports El Diario/La Prensa.

Dominican candidate Pedro Rodríguez wants to be the new mayor of Paterson, in Passaic County, New Jersey. (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Early-Bird Bid to Become Paterson’s first Dominican Mayor

Dominican, Metro Area, Politics July 7, 2016 at 12:05 pm

Current Deputy Mayor of Paterson Pedro Rodríguez is positioning himself to become the city’s first Dominican mayor in 2018, Reporte Hispano reports.

Adriano Espaillat declaring victory. (Photo by Edwin Martínez via El Diario)

Espaillat Poised to be First Dominican in U.S. Congress

Dominican, Latino, Manhattan, Politics June 29, 2016 at 5:03 pm

After narrowly winning the Democratic primary for the 13th Congressional District, Adriano Espaillat is poised to be the first Dominican in U.S. Congress, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Four of every 10 Dominicans in New York were born in the U.S. Many of those interviewed did not know they could vote without being registered at a polling station. (Photo by Elena Torres via El Diario)

Local Dominicans Called to Vote in Presidential Election

Dominican, Metro Area, Politics May 13, 2016 at 12:05 pm

More than 160,000 Dominicans in the tri-state area will be able to vote in this Sunday’s presidential election without the need to register, El Diario and Reporte Hispano report.

Charismatic civil servant Wendy Guzmán will face activist Luis Vélez in Paterson’s 5th Ward. (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Two Dominicans Compete For Paterson City Council Seat

Dominican, Metro Area, Politics April 20, 2016 at 2:19 pm

Two Dominican candidates, Wendy Guzmán and Luis Vélez, vie for a hotly contested seat on the Paterson City Council, Reporte Hispano reports.

Dominicans celebrated the country's independence day at the Brooklyn Arbor School in Williamsburg on Feb. 25. (Photo via Greenpoint Star)

While Celebrating Dominican Independence, Williamsburg Residents Remember Past

Brooklyn, Demographics, Dominican March 7, 2016 at 3:43 pm

Greenpoint Star attends a Dominican Independence Day celebration in Williamsburg, and speaks to longtime residents who lament, and praise, the changes in a neighborhood once home to a large Dominican community.