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A drawing made by participants at a Thrive NYC mental health first aid session (Screen shot from video at ThriveNYC site)

Coping with Panic Attacks: A Personal Story

A journalist describes how experiencing panic attacks led her to realize the importance of treating mental health conditions and seeking professional help.

In this untitled piece by Raúl Anguiano, three Mexican men represent the country’s history as an independent nation. It's one painting in ‘Pintando: Colors of Education’ at the Lehman College Art Gallery through Sept. 22. (Image courtesy of the artist, via The Riverdale Press)

Mexico’s History, in Textbook Art

Bronx, Education, Mexican August 21, 2018 at 8:40 pm

An exhibit at Lehman College shows “textbook art” illustrating Mexico’s leaders and social revolutions, reports The Riverdale Press.

Bachata singer Andre Veloz, photographed by Andrew Avi at a concert in 2018. (Photo provided to El Diario)

Bachata’s Creative Headquarters Move from DR to New York

Culture, Dominican, Immigration, New York August 20, 2018 at 12:06 pm

New York-based artists are redefining the sound of bachata, one of the national musical genres of the Dominican Republic that went from clandestine to being heard around the world, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Photo courtesy of OLA of Eastern Long Island)

Riverhead Police Complete Diversity Training

Latino, Long Island, Police August 8, 2018 at 2:50 pm

The Riverhead police chief speaks to RiverheadLOCAL about the diversity training program his department participated in with the help of OLA of Eastern Long Island, reports RiverheadLOCAL.

Julia Salazar is running for the New York Senate, representing Brooklyn’s District 18. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Challenging Powerful State Senator, Salazar Pushes Progressive Agenda

Brooklyn, Elections 2018, Latino August 6, 2018 at 6:06 pm

Colombia-born Julia Salazar, 27, seeks to unseat Brooklyn’s powerful state senator Martin Dilan in the September Democratic primaries, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Pedro Adorno Irizarry in "Corazón de papel: A Hurricane Story" (Screen shot from the International Puppet Fringe Festival NYC)

‘Corazón de papel: A Hurricane Story’

Culture, Featured Posts, Manhattan, Puerto Rican August 2, 2018 at 2:53 pm

“Corazón de papel: A Hurricane Story,” which tells the story of seven people who died following María, premieres at the International Puppet Fringe Festival NYC on Aug. 10.

Ajna Dance Company (from Ajna Facebook profile pictures)

‘Embrace Your Hyphen’ and Celebrate Global Diversity

The fifth annual International Day of Friendship will be held in Brooklyn on Aug. 5, BK Reader reports.

Incumbent Marisol Alcantara and Robert Jackson are vying for the 31st district NYS senate seat. (Photos via City Limits)

NYS Primaries: Alcantara vs. Jackson

Black, Elections 2018, Latino, Manhattan, New York August 2, 2018 at 2:08 pm

City Limits details the Alcantara-Jackson rematch for the NYS Senate seat representing Upper Manhattan.

Latinos in Bushwick Have a New Community Health Center

Latinos in Bushwick Have a New Community Health Center

Brooklyn, Health, Latino July 30, 2018 at 5:29 pm

The Betances Health Center inaugurated a branch in this Brooklyn neighborhood, home to many low-income Hispanics who are sick and uninsured, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Pablo Villavicencio, at his home with his daughters Luciana and Antonia after ICE released him. (Photo via El Diario)

‘They Gave Me My Life Back After I Went Through Hell’

Immigration, Latino, New York July 26, 2018 at 7:47 pm

After spending 53 days in an ICE detention center, pizza delivery man Pablo Villavicencio speaks about returning home to his wife and daughters and about the future, hoping that his permanent residence application is approved, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in Queens’ Flushing Meadows Park. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

Ocasio-Cortez: A Political Revolutionary Still Catching Up on Her District’s Issues

Elections 2018, Latino, Queens July 26, 2018 at 2:21 pm

In an interview with Queens Latino, rising political star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez touts her commitment to Latinos and against lobbyists, but shows lack of familiarity with some local issues affecting areas of Queens that she will represent.

Luz García, Inwood resident. (Photo via El Diario)

Why Hispanic Residents Need Help to Remain Uptown

Dominican, Housing, Latino, Manhattan July 25, 2018 at 10:38 pm

As the city launches an anti-displacement pilot program uptown, a Dominican family reflects on how difficult it is to retain rent-stabilized apartments in Washington Heights, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

A Malverde figurine (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Saint or Criminal Spirit? Mexican Figure Stirs Controversy in NJ Store

Metro Area, Mexican, Traditions July 25, 2018 at 9:31 am

Opinions are divided in Passaic on the sale in local stores of images of Malverde, a controversial Mexican folklore figure known as a “generous bandit” but also as a “narco-saint,” Reporte Hispano reports. 

Ale Murphy, an activist from the Upper West Side, holds a sign equating "Broken Windows" policing with the death of Eric Garner, who was arrested for selling loose cigarettes. Murphy was among the protesters outside the office of the Manhattan Institute yesterday, where some taped red hands with the names of people killed by the NYPD to the door. (Photo by Caroline Lewis for Voices of NY)

Report: NYPD Continues to Discriminate Against Minorities

African American, Criminal Justice, Latino July 24, 2018 at 8:26 pm

A report by the Police Reform Organizing Project denounces ongoing abusive and discriminatory practices by the NYPD, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Photo by Mai Nolasco-Carranza, via Bushwick Daily)

Open Call to Mexican Artists for Bushwick Exhibit

Culture, Mexican July 24, 2018 at 8:24 pm

A Bushwick gallery will feature Mexican artists at a special exhibit in September, Bushwick Daily reports.