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Make the Road New York and New York Communities for Change are plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed against the Town of Islip for violating the Voting Rights Act. (Photo courtesy of Make the Road New York)

Hispanics Sue Islip for Discrimination in the Voting System

Environment, Latino, Long Island, Politics June 26, 2018 at 3:18 pm

Long Island Hispanic residents filed a lawsuit against the Town of Islip claiming that the voting system has prevented them from electing their preferred candidates to the Town Board, Noticia Long Island reports.

José Antonio Ventura and his son, Carlos. Tenants of 331 Keap St., Brooklyn, complain about landlord harassment. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Los Sures’ Tenants Unite to Fight Evictions

Brooklyn, Housing, Latino June 18, 2018 at 5:31 pm

A group of Hispanic tenants in South Williamsburg is teaming up with lawyers, community groups and elected officials to confront increasing cases of landlord harassment and eviction, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Pilar Moya Mancera (left), director of Housing Help Inc., and Rosa, a Central American immigrant worried about losing her job as a school bus driver in Huntington once her TPS protection expires in a few months. (Photo by Sandra Torres via Noticia Long Island)

As TPS End Approaches, a Final Push To Save Families and Communities

Immigration, Latino, Long Island June 15, 2018 at 5:56 pm

As organizations make a last call to Congress to prevent TPS from expiring starting next January, a Nicaraguan immigrant on Long Island contemplates the prospect of losing her job, house and American-born children, Noticia Long Island reports.

Ángelo Falcón’s characteristic pose. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

Without Ángelo Falcón, Chances of Dialogue Among NY Latinos Fade

Latino, New York June 15, 2018 at 5:38 pm

Queens Latino editor Javier Castaño fondly remembers the late political scientist and founder of the Institute for Latino Policy Angelo Falcón.

Mexican-born Harry Flores supports “El Tri.” (Photo via El Diario)

Catching World Cup Fever

Latino, New York, Sports June 14, 2018 at 6:03 pm

Excitement about the World Cup – which just started – is palpable from El Barrio to Jackson Heights, where Mexico, Colombia and Argentina are the teams with the most fans, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Sandra Medrano, a leader with New York Communities for Change New York and an MTA customer.
(Photo via El Diario)

Advocates Celebrate Funding of MetroCards for the Poor

Latino, Transportation June 13, 2018 at 5:31 pm

Immigrants and activists celebrated that the city budget is funding “Fair Fares,” a discount MetroCard program that will help some 800,000 low-income commuters save up to $726 per year, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Andrea Tejeda, 26, feeds her 4-year-old daughter, Jadieliz Padilla.  Limited food and cooking facilities are available in a Manhattan hotel where they are living. (Photo by Maite H. Mateo via Feet in 2 Worlds)

What Next for Hurricane María Evacuees?

Housing, New York, Puerto Rican June 12, 2018 at 12:54 pm

Feet in 2 Worlds looks at the longer-term prospects for housing Puerto Ricans who left the island for NYC and other locations after Hurricane María.

The one-star flag flew proudly at the parade, which marched along Fifth Avenue. (Photo by Ramón Vera via El Diario)

Celebrating Boricua Pride with Focus on María Recovery Efforts

Culture, Manhattan, Puerto Rican June 11, 2018 at 9:16 pm

The 61st annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade paid special tribute to the heroes of the island’s recovery, and railed against Trump, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

One of the photos in the "Soy OLA" series. (Photo by Philippe Cheng via Sag Harbor Express)

The Many Faces of Latinos on Eastern LI

Culture, Latino, Long Island June 11, 2018 at 9:15 pm

A portrait series of the people who make up OLA (Organización Latino-Americana) of Eastern Long Island aims to show the different faces of the community – beyond what is often seen in the media, reports Sag Harbor Express.

Eva Prados, spokeswoman for the Citizen Front for the Debt Audit alongside former New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and author and activist Naomi Klein. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Campaign to Audit Puerto Rico’s Debt Seeks Support in NY

Government, Puerto Rican June 8, 2018 at 3:48 pm

A group that claims that half of the Puerto Rican debt may be illegal and therefore non-payable, is campaigning in New York for a citizen audit of the island’s debt, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

A Baptism of Fire: La Prensa’s Launch as a Daily

A Baptism of Fire: La Prensa’s Launch as a Daily

Featured Posts, History, Latino, Media, New York June 4, 2018 at 5:54 pm

World War I brought about the first major act of solidarity of the New York Hispanic community and the nation’s oldest Spanish-language newspaper.

Bautismo de fuego: El lanzamiento de La Prensa como diario en 1918

Bautismo de fuego: El lanzamiento de La Prensa como diario en 1918

History, Latino, Media, New York June 4, 2018 at 5:53 pm

La primera guerra mundial dio lugar al primer gran acto de solidaridad de la comunidad hispana en Nueva York y al diario en español más antiguo de Estados Unidos.

Guadalupe Castillero and his children Selena, 16, Guadalupe, 9, and Jeter, 6, is hoping that his wife Concepción Torcaz is released soon. She was arrested at her Bushwick apartment on April 11. (Photo by Carmen Molina-Tamacas via El Diario)

Inside an ICE Home Raid: Force and Deceit to Arrest a Mother

Brooklyn, Immigration, Mexican June 4, 2018 at 5:35 pm

A Bushwick family tells El Diario/La Prensa how ICE agents stormed into their house under false pretenses and without a warrant, to take away a mother of three.

Kalima Desuze, the owner of Café con Libros, in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. (Photo by Ana B. Nieto via El Diario)

In Brooklyn, Coffee – with a Side of Books – at Bodega Prices

African, Brooklyn, Business, Latino, Women June 1, 2018 at 3:24 pm

Feminism, coffee and books converge in Crown Heights at Café con Libros, owned by Kalima Desuze, of Panamanian descent, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

At the 31st annual Loisaida Festival. (Photo by Cristóbal Vivar for Manhattan Times)

Resilience on Display at Loisaida Fest

Latino, Manhattan, Puerto Rican, Traditions May 31, 2018 at 5:15 pm

Manhattan Times reports on the 31st annual Loisaida Festival.