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Félix Antonio Martínez is New York's new Dominican consul. (Photo via El Diario La Prensa)

Dominicans Get New Consul

Dominican, In the News, Latino, Politics December 5, 2012 at 1:19 pm

This week, Félix Antonio “Ronny” Martínez took over the position of Dominican consul, reported El Diario/La Prensa. He said he will work on programs for Dominicans facing deportation as well as turn the consulate into a voice for one of New York’s largest immigrant communities.

Carmen Rojas (centro), presidenta de la organización Padres abogando por sus hijos, encabeza la manifestación contra el cierre de la escuela Juan Pablo Duarte.

Elementary School Serving Immigrant Kids on Brink of Closing

Dominican, Education, Latino December 3, 2012 at 3:27 pm

P.S. 132 Juan Pablo Duarte in Washington Heights has the largest number of recently-arrived immigrant students. But with low performance landing it on the DOE chopping block, El Diario/La Prensa reports on the Dominican parents trying to save the century-old school.

Ayat Masoud (Photo by Denise Romano via Brooklyn Media Group)

NYPD Members Break New Ground

Crime, Dominican, Education September 21, 2012 at 3:07 pm

El Diario La Prensa and Home Reporter News published two different stories about the same topic — members of the NYPD who are immigrants and breaking new ground. Fausto Pichardo is doing so in Washington Heights and Ayat Masoud in Brooklyn.

Nikauly De la Mota signs autographs at the Time Warner Cable

Dominican TV Star Calls NYC ‘Another State’ of the DR

Culture, Dominican, Latino August 31, 2012 at 3:45 pm

In the Dominican Republic, Nikauly de la Mota hosts Arriba y Alante, a show that Time Warner Cable now broadcasts in New York to some of the over 576,000 Dominicans in the city. She visits New York often, de la Mota told the Manhattan Times, and considers it “like another state in the Dominican Republic.”

Manny Tavárez llegó a pitcher semiprofesional, pero una lesión en un hombro, acabó con sus sueños. (Photo via El Diario/La Prensa)

Dominican-American Pitcher Aiming for State Senate

Dominican, Elections 2012, Politics, Sports August 23, 2012 at 1:39 pm

El Diario La Prensa’s José Acosta profiles the Dominican-American Manny Tavárez, a semi-professional baseball pitcher turned candidate for the New York State Senate. With his athletic background, Tavárez is pushing for sports and education to get young people off the streets.

"I hope that politicans can solve the big problems, like domestic violence, corruption and the economy," said Claudia Sánchez while waving the Dominican flag. (Photo by Gerardo Romo/EDLP)

Dominicans in NYC Gear Up For Sunday’s Presidential Elections

Caribbean, Dominican, Politics May 17, 2012 at 7:53 pm

The Dominican Republic will hold its presidential and congressional elections this Sunday, and with 1.4 million Dominicans living in the United States — and nearly 600,000 in New York City alone — the election in this country of just under 10 million could end up being decided by those in the diaspora.

Rosemarie Reyes (right, pictured with her family), was one of the children naturalized in a ceremony at the Bronx Zoo.(Photo by Candida Portuguese / EDLP)

Voices in Focus: Man Arrested While Waiting for Ambulance Faces Deportation

Dominican, Immigration, Politics April 30, 2012 at 1:37 pm

A Long Island man whose diabetes seizure may have triggered his deportation; Comptroller John Liu’s campaign treasurer indicted; a survey shows that Latinos think well of Jews; Dominican business owners raise campaign money for one of their own; and a naturalization ceremony at the zoo.

Filipino nurses protesting to save their jobs at the Peninsula Hospital Center in Far Rockaway, Queens. (Photo via Filipino Reporter)

Voices in Focus: Filipino Nurses Hit Hard by Peninsula Hospital Closure

Dominican, Immigration, Politics April 20, 2012 at 12:38 pm

Services on hand for immigrants seeking naturalization advice and prescription information; the 100 Filipino nurses from the shuttered Peninsula Hospital worry about their futures; a hyperlocal success story from Connecticut; a Dominican politician causes a small firestorm; and an Indian man convicted of supporting Hezbollah.

Uria Garcia said there are "many heads" to style at the barber shops of Bushwick. (Photo by Carolina Ledezma / EDLP)

Dominican Barbers Make Bushwick a Destination

Brooklyn, Crime, Dominican April 19, 2012 at 5:19 pm

Renowned Dominican barbers specializing in the exotic designs and shaved patterns that many rappers favor have carved out a niche in Brooklyn’s Bushwick neighborhood, attracting customers from as far away as the Bronx, Long Island and New Jersey.

Crystal Roman, an Afro-Puerto Rican actress, said she has had trouble landing roles because of her multiracial background. (Photo by Dervedia Thomas/Amsterdam News)

Despite Racism in Latino Culture, Afro-Latinas Embrace Their Heritage

Caribbean, Demographics, Dominican April 6, 2012 at 5:15 pm

Racism within Latino culture against people of African ancestry has persisted for quite some time, but many Afro-Latinas are expressing a new pride in their African and Hispanic ancestry, Amsterdam News reports.

Adriano Espaillat defeated Guillermo Linares after a close loss to Charles Rangel over the summer. (Photo from El Diario la Prensa)

Espaillat Will Challenge Rangel, But Will Dominicans Vote for One of Their Own?

Dominican, Latino, Politics April 3, 2012 at 5:41 pm

This past Sunday, the Dominican-American State Senator Adriano Espaillat announced that he intends to run for the newly-formed 13th Congressional District seat in Upper Manhattan, pitting him against longtime Congressman Charles Rangel in the Democratic primary. But Espaillat should not take blanket Dominican support for granted, El Diario reports.

Altagracia Mayi says her struggle will not end until she has justice for her son. (Photo by Archivo Humberto Arellano / EDLP)

For One Grieving Mother, Time Doesn’t Heal

Crime, Dominican, Latino April 3, 2012 at 1:59 pm

On March 29, 1991, an 18-year-old Dominican American, Manuel Mayi, died after he was beaten with baseball bats by a mob of white youths in the Corona, Queens. Altagracia Mayi, his mother, is still fighting for justice, two decades later.

At Harlem’s Adarsh Alphons Projects, a 12-year-old art student, Arielle, told DNAinfo: "I like the whole experience.”(photo by Jeff Mays/DNAinfo)

Voices in Focus: Art and Literature Springs Up Around City

Culture, Dominican March 20, 2012 at 11:29 am

A Dominican literary festival, a Harlem children’s art program, and a photo exhibit recalling Japan’s nuclear disaster a year later are among the cultural offerings covered in the community and ethnic media this week.

Queens Bachata Fans Enjoy Intimate Gigs With Big Stars

Queens Bachata Fans Enjoy Intimate Gigs With Big Stars

Culture, Dominican, Queens March 2, 2012 at 5:29 pm

Bachata, a popular dance music from the Dominican Republic, has a growing audience for its sentimental lyrics and rhythmic sounds. And Queens is the place to enjoy live Bachata in a cozy, intimate setting.

Dominicans react to terror suspect’s arrest

Dominican, In the News, Latino, Manhattan, Opinion November 29, 2011 at 12:05 pm

Audio interviews of reactions from Dominicans in Washington Heights to the arrest of Jose Pimentel.