Dominican

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.

Remembering Flight 587

Remembering Flight 587

Dominican, Featured Posts, Latino, Queens November 11, 2011 at 3:34 pm

Saturday, November 12, 2011 marks the 10th anniversary of the crash of American Airlines Flight 587.

Dominican political leaders split

Dominican political leaders split

Dominican, In the News, Latino, New York, Politics October 23, 2011 at 5:35 pm

The creation of a new electoral district that aims to bring the first Dominican to the United States Congress is threatening to break down the relationship between New York’s Dominican political leaders and the Dominican-American National Roundtable (DANR), according to leaders in the community. It was clear last weekend duringRead More

Dancing—a science, business, and art for Alfred Peña

Dancing—a science, business, and art for Alfred Peña

Culture, Dominican, Education October 4, 2011 at 3:37 pm

As a math major at Cornell University, Alfred Peña certainly knew numbers, but he wouldn’t have guessed that he’d be counting steps for a living. During his college years, however, he found his calling as a dancer, and he has since built up a popular dance instruction business.

Marisol Alcántara

Dominican woman makes history in Harlem

Caribbean, Dominican, In the News, Manhattan, New York, Politics September 26, 2011 at 6:57 pm

A Dominican underdog beat the Democratic establishment in Harlem by taking the vote to the streets. Marisol Alcantara became West Harlem’s first Dominican District Leader.