Dominican

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.

Rubén Tejada, better known as Chobby Flow, just opened his business in the South Bronx. (Photo via El Diario)

‘You See Everything and Everyone at the Barbershop’

Bronx, Business, Dominican, Latino, New York September 9, 2016 at 1:01 pm

Dominican beauty salons and barbershops in the city are not just places where people can change their hairstyle, they also function as gathering centers for neighbors, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Antonio Reynoso (Photo by William Alatriste/Flickr via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Reynoso on Cleaning up North Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Dominican, Politics November 13, 2015 at 5:21 pm

Brooklyn Daily Eagle profiles Brooklyn City Council member Antonio Reynoso.

Belkis Lora, the relative of one of the victims, places a white rose on the memorial. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Relatives Hold Emotional Memorial for Flight 587

Dominican, Queens, Transportation November 13, 2015 at 4:17 pm

Unlike last year, Mayor Bill de Blasio arrived punctually for the 14th anniversary memorial of the tragedy, El Diario reports.

DUSA Volunteers registering voters in Upper Manhattan. (Photo via El Diario)

Turning Dominican Growth Into Votes

Bronx, Dominican, Elections 2016, Latino, Manhattan, New York, Politics August 30, 2016 at 5:29 pm

New York-based Dominican community organization Dominicanos USA (DUSA) have registered 100,000 new voters in the East Coast, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Chef Kelvin Fernandez at the new restaurant Barcelona Bites on West 242nd St. (Photo by Adrian Fussell via The Riverdale Press)

‘Edgy Latin Cuisine’ in Riverdale

Bronx, Dominican, Food, Latino, Mexican November 6, 2015 at 1:45 pm

A diverse team led by chef Kelvin Fernandez brings “edgy Latin cuisine” to Riverdale, reports The Riverdale Press.

(Photo via El Diario/La Prensa)

Dominicans Leaving NYC for Cheaper Locales

Demographics, Dominican, New York November 6, 2015 at 1:30 pm

The high cost of living in New York is prompting Dominicans to move to such states as Florida and New Jersey, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

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, Elections 2016, 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.

Mets fans are thrilled to see their team make it to their first World Series in 15 years. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Latinos Cheer Mets, and Latino Roster  

Dominican, Latino, New York, Queens, Sports October 23, 2015 at 5:02 pm

As Mets fans are ecstatic about their return to the World Series, Latinos are especially proud of Latino players on the team, 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

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.