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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.

In an effort to encourage greater civic participation among Hispanic residents, such as these women shopping at the corner of Roosevelt Avenue and National Street, CB3 will become the first community board in Queens to provide Spanish translation during its meetings.

CB3 will simulcast in Spanish

In the News, Latino, Queens November 8, 2011 at 10:26 am

In an effort to inform more residents of plans for development and municipal expenditures, a Queens community board plans to simulcast its proceedings in Spanish.

Parents critical of new school officer

Education, In the News, Latino November 7, 2011 at 11:59 am

The NYC school system has a new person in charge of helping the parents of the 1.1 million children who attend public schools. The problem is that many of them have not heard anything from him since he was appointed in July.

Bronx resident Gloria Solis takes the tap water challenge on Southern Blvd. with Erin Diaz (Corporate Accountability International), Alfonso Flores (New York World Amateur Sports League), and Pablo Gomez (Hondurans Against AIDS).

Tasters find tap water tastes fine

Bronx, Economy, Latino November 7, 2011 at 11:22 am

Latinos are the target of a deceptive campaign to get them to buy bottled water instead of drinking the free water from New York City’s taps, say several advocacy organizations. To prove it, they offered shoppers a taste test outside one of just three stores in the US devoted exclusively to selling water.

Caribbeans are silent on deportations

Caribbean, Immigration, In the News, Latino, Opinion, Politics November 7, 2011 at 11:15 am

While Latino singers, celebrities and groups are using every opportunity to speak up about the Obama administration’s stepped-up deportation program, Caribbean celebrities, government officials and the many who call themselves leaders are silent.

Many Latin American immigrants send the remains of loved ones home after death, part of their strong traditional belief in the afterlife as illustrated by these decorative skulls used to celebrate Mexico's Day of the Dead.

The dead won’t sleep in the Bronx

Bronx, Culture, Featured Posts, Immigration, Latino November 4, 2011 at 4:13 pm

Mexicans in the South Bronx follow the ritual of sending the bodies of the deceased back to their native land.

Immigration reform added to movement of “indignant”

Economy, Immigration, In the News, Latino October 31, 2011 at 3:12 pm

The “Occupy Wall Street” movement, which started last month in a small park in New York City and spread quickly to major U.S. cities, could receive an unexpected boost from organizations that are fighting for comprehensive immigration reform. “Immigrants are definitely part of the 99% that has been affected byRead More

Bronx declares war on diabetes

Bronx declares war on diabetes

Health, In the News, Latino October 31, 2011 at 12:39 pm

Ened Fredrick, a 17-year-old Hispanic student in her last year of high school, found out on National Food Day that in the Bronx, the problem of obesity and being overweight will cause 50% of the children born in the borough to suffer from diabetes at some point in their lives.Read More

Elderly dance their way to cancer care

African American, East Asian, Health, Latino, Manhattan October 26, 2011 at 5:07 pm

Senior citizens jumped from their folding chairs to dance the Macarena, placing their hands on their arms, ears and hips in time to the music. The dance was part of a program designed to encourage seniors to be more active in detecting breast cancer.

¿Sí se puede?

¿Sí se puede?

Featured Posts, Latino, Politics October 25, 2011 at 3:23 pm

New York’s 860,000 registered Latino voters have yet to produce a credible citywide candidate for 2013.

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

Joselo Lucero

Brother of hate crime victim fights back

Immigration, In the News, Latino, Metro Area October 21, 2011 at 4:31 pm

When Joselo Lucero came to the United States as a teenager, he could immediately feel the difference from his native Ecuador. “I knew the rules in Ecuador, I knew how things worked,” he recalls. “No one told me that I didn’t belong or to go back to Mexico.” He remembersRead More

Immigration: The Ultimate Teen Guide, by Tatyana Kleyn

Learning about immigration, beyond Ellis Island

Education, Immigration, Latino, New York October 19, 2011 at 3:22 pm

Tatyana Kleyn, a bilingual education professor at City College, wants to change the way immigration is taught in public schools. Her new book, Immigration: The Ultimate Teen Guide, which comes out in May, attempts to show the history that a lot of textbooks leave out.

Latinos survive however they can

Latinos survive however they can

Economy, Housing, Immigration, In the News, Latino, New York October 18, 2011 at 1:35 pm

One thing that Latinos who have lived in New York City over the past 10 years miss is high enough salaries to be able to make purchases and save money. Many of them have directly experienced the effects of the economic crisis, which has widened the gap between the rich and the poor.

Hundreds of students and members of Make the Road New York, call for legislation that would put an end to the police practice of stop-and-frisk.

Youth march against stop-and-frisk

African American, In the News, Latino, New York October 18, 2011 at 1:33 pm

Hundreds marched in support of passing legislation that would put an end to stop-and-frisk, a police tactic that disproportionately affects African Americans and Latinos.