Monsignor J. Nelson Perez (Photo via La Tribuna Hispana)

A Latino Bishop For Long Island

In the News, Latino, Religion June 21, 2012 at 5:56 pm

On Long Island, a place with a growing Latino population that is known for its racial strife, the area’s first Latino auxiliary bishop has been designated, La Tribuna Hispana reported.

Giancarlos Henríquez (Photo via El Diario La Prensa)

What About the Students Who Don’t Make it to Prom?

Education, Latino June 21, 2012 at 1:15 pm

As students around the city celebrate their high school graduations or party at their proms, El Diario La Prensa reported on the thousands of students who didn’t make it though the city’s school system.

Elected officials jointed activists in Washington Heights to protest the growing number of domestic violence cases in the city. (Photo via DNAinfo)

Murder-Suicide Underlines Domestic Violence in Dominican Community

Crime, Latino June 18, 2012 at 1:57 pm

After a murder-suicide in which a 29-year-old man reportedly shot his girlfriend and then himself in Washington Heights last Tuesday, organizations dedicated to ending domestic violence, Dominican community groups and elected officials staged a protest outside the scene of the crime, El Diario La Prensa reported.

A group of Latina transsexuals marched through the streets of Queens to protest their treatment by the NYPD. (Photo by Humberto Arellano / EDLP)

To Stop Harrassment of Transgender People, NYPD Changes Guidelines

Crime, Latino, LGBTQ June 13, 2012 at 3:37 pm

The NYPD’s Patrol Guide has been amended to improve treatment to transgender and other gender non-conforming New Yorkers, reported Gay City News. Meanwhile, El Diario/La Prensa covered a march by transgender Latinas condemning police hostility.

An image of the Daily News' erroneous promotion for the Puerto Rican Day Parade. (Via El Diario)

Voices in Focus: Puerto Rican Day Parade’s Songs and Snafus

Culture, Latino, Media, Puerto Rican June 8, 2012 at 12:53 pm

With the annual Puerto Rican Day Parade on Sunday, El Diario has guides to the parade route and songs to sing along the way, as well as a sobering assessment of the state of Puerto Rican youth in the city. El Diario also took a moment to crow over a Daily News snafu.

A Literary Dream — en Espanol — Comes True in Harlem

A Literary Dream — en Espanol — Comes True in Harlem

Business, Latino June 7, 2012 at 3:48 pm

We first met Aurora Anaya Cerda when her dream of opening the first Spanish language bookstore in East Harlem was just that — a dream. But last week Anaya Cerda opened her bookstore, La Casa Azul. Our friends at Feet in Two Worlds covered the story, and we translated El Diario’s article.

It's not just schools, youth groups and synagogues. (Photo by Esther Rabinowitz, via The Jewish Daily Forward)

Voices in Focus: Parades to Plan For

Culture, Latino June 1, 2012 at 1:33 pm

With summer upon us, it’s time to plan for parade season. The diverse parades listed below were featured in the ethnic and community press this week — the first of many over the next few months. Mark your calendars!

“José Busca Legalizarse” (José Seeks Legal Status)

New Comic Book Warns Immigrants of Scams

Immigration, Latino May 29, 2012 at 5:21 pm

A Jackson Heights-based immigrant advocate group has put out a Spanish graphic novel, “José Busca Legalizarse” (José Seeks Legal Status), to warn immigrants about potential immigration fraud.

Flags wave during the Puerto Rican Day Parade (Photo by RLJ Photography on Flickr, via Long Island Wins)

Puerto Rican Parade Hones its Message, While Another Struggles to Survive

Culture, Latino, Puerto Rican May 23, 2012 at 4:58 pm

New York City’s Puerto Rican Day Parade on June 10 will focus on higher education and getting out the vote in the Boricua community. But while organizers of New York City’s Puerto Rican Day celebrations have honed their messages, organizers of Long Island’s parade have been scrambling just to hold the event.

The president of the National Assembly, Fernando Cordero made an announcement to inform of first under legislative center for immigrant community in New York. (photo by Zaira Cortés)

Ecuadorean Government Offers Expat Countrymen N.Y. Legislative House

Immigration, Latino May 22, 2012 at 3:57 pm

Many immigrant communities remain closely connected to politics in their home countries. But Ecuador is actively courting its expatriate citizens — establishing a legislative house in New York, as well as an organization that offers basic medical care to Ecuadoreans here.

Voices of NY's Chloe B. Park was on hand to shoot a photo essay of AIDS Walk New York 2012.

Photo Essay: AIDS Walk New York 2012

Featured Posts, Health, Latino May 21, 2012 at 3:04 pm

Marjorie Hill, president of the Gay Men’s Health Crisis, spoke to El Diario La Prensa in advance of yesterday’s AIDS Walk New York about why Latinos are disproportionately affected by HIV and AIDS. And Voices of NY’s Chloe B. Park was on hand to shoot a photo essay of the march.

"I hope that politicans can solve the big problems, like domestic violence, corruption and the economy," said Claudia Sánchez while waving the Dominican flag. (Photo by Gerardo Romo/EDLP)

Dominicans in NYC Gear Up For Sunday’s Presidential Elections

Caribbean, Dominican, Politics May 17, 2012 at 7:53 pm

The Dominican Republic will hold its presidential and congressional elections this Sunday, and with 1.4 million Dominicans living in the United States — and nearly 600,000 in New York City alone — the election in this country of just under 10 million could end up being decided by those in the diaspora.

There are currently 450 7-Elevens in New York, but the company has its sights set on opening more than 40 this year and 350 more in the next seven years.(Photo by Juan Matossian/EDLP)

With 7-Eleven Set to Expand, Bodega Owners Prepare for Slurpee Invasion

Business, Latino May 16, 2012 at 2:52 pm

In New York City, the colorful array of Latino bodegas, Korean groceries and corner stores of every culture display goods that defy corporate standardization. But with 7-Eleven planning to nearly double its stores in the city over the next decade, these small businesses are at risk, along with their owners, El Diario reports.

Sami, known as one of the first Mexican burreros, holds up a sealed contained of pasta de mole that someone from Puebla, Mexico sent to a relative in Brooklyn. (Photo by Zaira Cortes / EDLP)

Special Delivery: ‘Burreros’ Offer Personal Package Service

Business, Mexican, Transportation May 9, 2012 at 1:16 pm

For some Latinos, delivering a package does not mean going through FedEx, but instead hiring a “burrero” (Spanish for “donkey”) — a person who makes a living traveling between countries to deliver goods. Burreros can bring news of family members, or even accompany children traveling without their parents, El Diario reports.

The indigenous Mexican band Sak Tzevul seeks to address violence against Mexicans on their current tour. (Photo via Diario de Mexico)

Voices in Focus: In Divided Crown Heights, Teens Seek Connection

Culture, Health, Mexican May 9, 2012 at 12:53 pm

Four Caribbean teenagers’ mission to learn about their Lubavitch neighbors in Crown Heights; an indigenous Mexican band speaks out against violence against Mexicans in the United States; study links literacy, math skills to medication errors; and a massive rooftop farm for Sunset Park.