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Mariana Romero Toledo Arepas Café restaurant in Astoria. (Photo by Danny Mendoza via Queens Latino)

Venezuelans in Queens: Lives Upended

Immigration, Latino, Queens March 14, 2019 at 6:33 pm

Queens Latino has compiled several voices of Venezuelans in New York distraught by the country’s crisis but hopeful for the future and, in some cases, longing for U.S. intervention.

Blanca Collaguazo talking with María Pérez at Make the Road’s domestic workers support group. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Domestic Workers Join Forces to Fight Sexual Harassment

Labor, Latino, New York March 11, 2019 at 5:07 pm

A group of domestic workers, who are part of Make the Road New York, talk about efforts to curb sexual abuse in their workplace, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Ana Alulema, Flaviana Linares and Marilyn Mendoza at the weekly meeting of the Parents in Action Committee (Comité Padres en Acción) which educates parents about NYC schools. (Photo by Edwin Martinez via El Diario)

Parents Educating Parents about Their Rights in NYC Schools

Brooklyn, Education, Latino, Queens March 6, 2019 at 4:23 pm

A support group for and by immigrant parents sponsored by Make the Road has been helping the newly-arrived navigate the New York school system for the past 10 years, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Balls, Costumes and the Life of Héctor Xtravaganza

Balls, Costumes and the Life of Héctor Xtravaganza

Latino, LGBTQ, Puerto Rican March 6, 2019 at 2:56 pm

El Museo del Barrio plans a remembrance of Héctor Xtravaganza, reports Manhattan Times.

Enrique Arbelaez (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Rutgers University Program Seeks to Bolster Black and Latino Entrepreneurs

Black, Business, Latino March 4, 2019 at 4:03 pm

Led by a Colombian immigrant and businessman, Rutgers University’s “Black and Latino Tech” program seeks to train more minority startup entrepreneurs, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Musical Based on ‘El Cóndor Pasa’ Premieres in NYC

Musical Based on ‘El Cóndor Pasa’ Premieres in NYC

Culture, Latino, Manhattan February 27, 2019 at 3:32 pm

“El Cóndor Pasa Esperanza Andina,” by Peruvian composer and director Dante Valdéz, will premiere at Manhattan’s Skirball Center, Impacto Latino reports.

Latinas express their opinions about discriminatory comments on hair. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

While Supporting Hair Discrimination Ban, Latinos Reveal ‘Bad Hair’ Issues

Human rights, Latino February 20, 2019 at 5:04 pm

El Diario La Prensa found widespread support among Hispanic New Yorkers for the NYC Commission On Human Rights ban on hair and hairstyle-based discrimination, but some find it unnecessary.

Sammy González, of Puerto Rican heritage, is running for the legislator seat left vacant in Brentwood, Central Islip and North Bay Shore. (Photo via Noticia)

Sammy González Seeks to Keep Martinez’s Seat in Hispanic Hands

Long Island, Politics, Puerto Rican February 20, 2019 at 3:55 pm

Noticia Long Island interviews Sammy González, a salsa musician of Puerto Rican heritage who seeks to replace Mónica Martinez as Suffolk legislator for the 9th District and continue her work fighting gang violence.

(Screen shot from a video by Jennifer Martinez via Noticia LI)

‘They Will Have to Listen to Us’ – Scenes from a TPS Protest in DC

Immigration, Latino, New York February 15, 2019 at 5:21 pm

Hundreds of TPS beneficiaries, many of them from Long Island and New York, walked the streets of Washington to demand a permanent solution to their status, Noticia Long Island reports.

The paper currency comes in seven denominations. (Photo via The Bronx Free Press)

A Community Currency Based on Storytelling

Economy, Puerto Rican February 15, 2019 at 5:15 pm

Two Puerto Rican artists and educators have created a community currency that is “part storytelling and part social transformation,” writes The Bronx Free Press.

Sonia Herrera de Burgas at left in background, and Sabrina Rosado at right in foreground. (Photo by José Martinez via El Diario)

The Latin American Hands behind Fashion Week

Business, Labor, Latino, Manhattan, New York February 13, 2019 at 4:33 pm

El Diario La Prensa takes a close look at the Latin American labor and talent in the Garment District that makes Fashion Week possible.

(Photo from Latinos For ICE via El Correo)

‘Latinos for ICE’ Formed in Response to Queens Shooting

Immigration, Latino, Queens February 13, 2019 at 3:00 pm

Following the brutal gang-related murder at a subway station, a group called “The Latinos for ICE Coalition” was formed, asking for ICE raids in Queens, El Correo NY reports.

Members of the community and ethnic media and students from the Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY ask questions of candidates for New York City Public Advocate during a Center for Community and Ethnic Media panel discussion moderated by Errol Louis. (Photo ©Skyler Reid/skyreid.com)

A Public Advocate Forum for Community and Ethnic Media

Black, Featured Posts, Latino, New York, Politics February 7, 2019 at 9:54 pm

Four candidates for NYC Public Advocate discussed a wide range of issues before an audience of the community and ethnic media at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY.

Flower bouquets at the 90 St/Elmhurst Ave station. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Shocked By Gang Killing, Fearful Elmhurst Residents Lay Low

Crime, Latino, Queens February 6, 2019 at 1:40 pm

Hispanic Elmhurst residents, shocked at Sunday’s brazen daylight murder at a subway station, say they “stay neutral” for fear of gang retaliation, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Hispanic youths participating in Alcoholics Anonymous reunions in East Harlem. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

For Mexican Immigrants, Alcoholism is Yet Another Hazard

Health, Immigration, Mexican, New York, Social Services February 4, 2019 at 6:06 pm

Experts say the harshness of the immigrant experience contributes to high alcoholism rates in the Mexican community, El Diario La Prensa reports.