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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.

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, Elections 2016, 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.

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.

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, Elections 2016, 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.

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.

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.

Writer J.C. Malone, with his book “9 Exceptional Examples and One Extraordinary Woman.” (Photo via El Diario)

Book Seeks to Change the Image of Dominicans

Dominican, New York, Youth March 2, 2016 at 1:07 pm

Author J.C. Malone wrote “9 Exceptional Examples and One Extraordinary Woman,” the first of a series called “The Dominican-Americans,” 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.