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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.

(Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Los Sures Does Not Look Back

Brooklyn, Dominican, Latino, Puerto Rican January 21, 2016 at 5:28 pm

Hispanics who stay in the transformed Williamsburg neighborhood remember their past without nostalgia, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Forty-one-year-old Tony Peralta’s work combines pop art and New York’s Latino culture.  (Photo via El Diario)

Pop Art with a Dominican Touch

Culture, Dominican, Manhattan, New York December 21, 2015 at 10:04 pm

Washington Heights artist Tony Peralta draws his inspiration from the Latino culture in the United States, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

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 Alcantara 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.