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Sgt. José Gomérez, at his swearing-in ceremony, which was led by Mayor Tom Murphy. The officer’s father, Luis Gomérez, came from the Dominican Republic to attend the event. His mother Mercedes Gomérez and his 11 siblings were there as well. (Photo via Westchester Hispano)

Mamaroneck Latino Police Officer Promoted After ‘Long Struggle’

Dominican, New York, Police November 20, 2018 at 2:54 pm

A Dominican-born police officer in Mamaroneck in Westchester County was named sergeant after repeatedly being denied a promotion, Westchester Hispano reports.

Latino-Owned Businesses: Shining a Light on
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Young, Small, Debt-Averse: An In-Depth Look at Latino Entrepreneurship

Business, Latino November 19, 2018 at 5:43 pm

A report on Latino-owned businesses by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York found, among other things, that between 2007 and 2012 the number of Latino businesses in the U.S. exploded while non-Latino businesses actually decreased slightly, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

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Hopes Rise for Driver’s License Bill in NY

Immigration, Latino November 16, 2018 at 5:26 pm

Since Democrats won the two NYS legislative chambers, thousands of immigrants in New York grew hopeful that driver’s licenses will become a reality for undocumented people, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

A little boy meets his grandmother. (Photo by Paul Frangipane via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

In Brooklyn, Mexican Immigrants Reunite With Family After Years Apart

Brooklyn, Immigration, Mexican November 15, 2018 at 4:35 pm

A family reunification program brought together immigrants from the state of Puebla in Mexico with family members they had not seen in decades, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Narrowing the Latina Pay Gap

Narrowing the Latina Pay Gap

Latino, New York, Women November 8, 2018 at 4:17 pm

Manhattan Times reports on a recent panel that discussed the marked pay gap between Latinas and white men.

Councilman Fernando Cabrera(right) with Congressman Adriano Espaillat at the unveiling of a WWII tribute for Dominican-born soldiers on the Bronx Community College campus.
(Photo courtesy Office of Councilman Fernando Cabrera via Norwood News)

Remembering Dominican Veterans of WWII

Bronx, Dominican, History November 7, 2018 at 5:31 pm

The country’s first monument dedicated to Dominican veterans of World War II was recently unveiled in the Bronx, reports Norwood News.

Young Latinos Alexis Ortiz, Jennifer Díaz, Kevin Finnegan-Díaz and Andrés Aguirre become a new voting force in the midst of the Trump administration’s anti-immigrant climate. (Photo via El Diario)

Jolted by Trump, Latino Youths Realize the Power of Voting

Latino, Politics, Youth November 5, 2018 at 4:22 pm

After having been politically apathetic before, a new generation of Hispanic millennials seems to have awakened to the importance of voting in the Trump era, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Thomas “Tommy” Lopez in his apartment. (Photo by Andrea May Sahouri)

A ‘Borinqueneer’ Reflects on Serving in Korea

Featured Posts, History, Manhattan, New York, Puerto Rican November 2, 2018 at 5:57 pm

One of the Puerto Ricans who served with the Borinqueneers 65th Infantry Regiment during the Korean War talks about his experiences.

Nassau Police Department Commissioner Patrick Ryder (right) unveils the LanguageLine app and a plan to establish a stronger collaboration between the department and the Hispanic community. (Photo via Noticia)

Nassau Police Add Translation iPhone App Service

Latino, Long Island, Police November 1, 2018 at 5:39 pm

The Nassau County Police Department launched a new smartphone app to their LanguageLine translation service, to better help local police officers interact with residents who do not speak English, Noticia Long Island reports.

CAMBA's multimedia campaign, started last year, to promote family support for LGBTQ youth. (Photo via El Diario)

Machismo and Religion, Main Problems for NY LGBTQ Latinos

Latino, LGBTQ, New York, Traditions October 30, 2018 at 3:09 pm

According to a study by CAMBA, religion and “machismo” within the family are the two major obstacles for LGBT Latinos in New York to thrive, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Andrew Strong (Photo by Johnette Howard via The East Hampton Star)

Human Rights Lawyer Joins LI Latino Nonprofit

Immigration, Latino, Long Island, Social Services October 29, 2018 at 9:07 pm

The East Hampton Star speaks to Andrew Strong, a lawyer formerly involved in UN cases who now works as OLA of Eastern Long Island’s first full-time human rights attorney.

In a fundraising event, Dominican community leaders supported Ramfis Domínguez Trujillo, presidential candidate for the 2020 Dominican election. (Photo by Antonio Kelley via Noticia Long Island)

Trujillo’s Grandson: I Promised to Build a Border Wall Before Trump Did

Dominican, Long Island, Politics October 25, 2018 at 5:49 pm

At a meeting with Dominican community leaders, Ramfis Trujillo, a Dominican Republic presidential candidate and the grandson of dictator Rafael Trujillo, vowed to build a wall on the country’s border with Haiti, reports Noticia Long Island.

“To mandate a certain percentage of sales is really ridiculous,” said Jeffrey García, Vice President of the NY Latino Restaurant, Bar and Lounge Owners’ Association. (Photo by Gregg McQueen via The Bronx Free Press)

Bar Owners Fuming Over New Hookah Law

Business, Latino, Manhattan October 25, 2018 at 4:25 pm

Restaurant and bar owners say their businesses could be shuttered under new city regulations that went into effect this week, reports The Bronx Free Press.

Novelist Avelino Stanley (l.) accompanied by authors Kianny Antigua and Alexis Gómez Rosa, during the XI Dominican Book Fair in New York. (Photo via El Diario)

‘Washington Heights Manifesto’ Urges DOE to Diversify School Books

Dominican, Education, New York October 25, 2018 at 3:01 pm

A group of Dominican authors, educators and activists signed a “Washington Heights manifesto” urging the Department of Education to include more books written by, and about, people of color, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Puerto Rican artist Suzy Sanchez came to work at La Marqueta after fleeing the devastation of Hurricane Maria. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Aiming to Revitalize La Marqueta, Again

Business, Latino, Manhattan October 23, 2018 at 5:06 pm

Construction efforts for one of El Barrio’s most iconic institutions, La Marqueta, are set to begin in 2020, El Diario/La Prensa reports.