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Over 200 turned out in Rego Park to demand justice from Inversionistas Unidos.

Alleged Ponzi Scheme Cheats Latinos of $10 Million

Economy, Latino, Queens February 9, 2012 at 4:12 pm

Victims of an alleged ponzi scheme in Queens are seeking justice for their losses, which may total more than $10 million. Here’s more on the scam we referenced in an earlier post on efforts by the Ecuadorian government to help victims recover their money.

Voices in Focus: Giants Celebrations, Immigration Law and a Soul Flash Mob

Culture, Economy, Latino February 6, 2012 at 12:36 pm

In this morning’s linkfest, we have Superbowl celebrations, news for low-wage workers, and some impressive disco dancing.

Vanessa Bransburg, Luz Maria Hernandez and Irene Alcanta Gonzalez are members of Si Se Puede!, a cleaning co-op based in Sunset Park.

For immigrant women’s co-op, best praise is imitation

Brooklyn, Featured Posts, Immigration, Latino February 2, 2012 at 4:48 pm

Across the country and world, worker cooperatives have emerged as a tool to spur economic development among immigrants, and 2012 has been declared the United Nations’ International Year of Cooperatives. Here in New York City, Home Reporter News recently profiled a co-op based in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, which has becomeRead More

Long Island forum offers opportunity to weigh in on redistricting

Long Island forum offers opportunity to weigh in on redistricting

Immigration, In the News, Latino, Politics February 2, 2012 at 2:50 pm

Long Island WINS, along with several other advocacy organizations, will host a forum on the state’s ongoing redistricting process on Feb. 6.

Harlem mom faces uphill battle against stop-and-frisk

Harlem mom faces uphill battle against stop-and-frisk

African American, Featured Posts, Latino February 1, 2012 at 5:58 pm

After police stopped her 16-year-old son four times in six months, Harlem mom Mary Black decided to speak out and rally against the NYPD’s “stop-and-frisk” policy — where officers stop, question and sometimes search people suspected of criminal behavior. But getting people to join her fight against it proved moreRead More

Opinion: Latinos must ‘wake up and get involved’

Opinion: Latinos must ‘wake up and get involved’

Latino, Opinion, Politics February 1, 2012 at 1:15 pm

In QueensLatino, Carlos Vélez weighs in on “The lie of the political power of Latinos,” arguing that the nation’s more than 50 million Latinos have failed to use their political clout to elect representatives or raise their concerns through protest movements such as Occupy Wall Street.

Deceased Ground Zero volunteer Rafael Hernandez

9/11 hero dies without honor

Health, Immigration, Latino, Mexican January 24, 2012 at 2:58 pm

Rapheal Hernandez died in his Queens apartment. He was one of many undocumented immigrants to work at Ground Zero, who have not been compensated, medically cared for, or recognized for their heroism.

Julissa Ferreras and boxer Sergio 'Maravilla' Martínez, in center, with community members who attended the round table on domestic violence.

Champion boxer joins fight against domestic violence

Bronx, Featured Posts, Latino, New York, Queens January 24, 2012 at 2:05 pm

A champion boxer is throwing his middleweight behind the fight against domestic violence in New York. World boxing champion Sergio “Maravilla” Martínez, attended a round table on the sensitive topic, organized by New York City Council Member Julissa Ferreras from Queens.

1% arrests from NYPD stop and frisk policy

African American, In the News, Latino, New York, Politics January 24, 2012 at 1:37 pm

In New York City, elected officials and leaders of communities of color complain daily about the Police Department’s “stop and frisk” policy, but in London and other parts of Britain, the approach is called “stop and search.” Whatever the label, it amounts to the same thing.

Families fight banks for loan modifications

African American, Economy, Housing, Latino, Metro Area, Video January 22, 2012 at 1:29 pm

Update: DA drops abortion charge

Culture, Health, In the News, Latino, New York January 18, 2012 at 1:56 pm

A seldom used charge of self abortion filed against a 20 year old Washington Heights woman in December has been dropped. DNAinfo reports the District Attorney told a judge prosecutors did not have enough evidence to proceed with the case.

NYPD recruits take the oath at Queens College

Latinos want larger role in setting NYPD policy

Featured Posts, Latino, New York January 18, 2012 at 9:43 am

On January 10 at Queens College, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly swore in a class of 898 new recruits, 212 of whom are Hispanic, or 24%. In this large group, 164 are men and 48 are women, according to official data.

Day laborers gather on a New York street.

Cold treatment for New York day laborers

Bronx, Economy, Featured Posts, Immigration, Latino, New York January 16, 2012 at 11:42 am

Even with temperatures below freezing, day laborer Alan Montero, 37, has no choice but to stand and wait on a street in the Bronx looking for work so he can make a living and support his family in Guatemala.

José Navarro Deras, who just turned 102 years old, turned his dream into a reality: having his story appear in El Diario la Prensa.

Papi, 102, gets birthday wish to tell his story

Latino, Metro Area January 11, 2012 at 12:16 pm

José Navarro Deras, born on January 3, 1910, has a memory that many young people would envy. He celebrated his 102nd birthday with his greatest wish coming true.

Romney’s Mexican family

Immigration, Mexican, Politics, Video January 10, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney has officially invoked his father’s Mexican roots. It came during campaigning for the New Hampshire primary. And no sooner had he invoked his Latino cred, Univision sent reporter Edgar Munoz to Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, where some 50 of Romney’s cousins call home.