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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.

Julia Álvarez hugs a young fan. (Photo by Emmanuel Abreu via Manhattan Times)

A New Book from Julia Álvarez

Culture, Dominican, Latino, Manhattan, Youth March 10, 2017 at 5:35 pm

The Bronx Free Press reports on a reading of a new book by Julia Álvarez.

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.