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Dominican political leaders split

Dominican political leaders split

Dominican, In the News, Latino, New York, Politics October 23, 2011 at 5:35 pm

The creation of a new electoral district that aims to bring the first Dominican to the United States Congress is threatening to break down the relationship between New York’s Dominican political leaders and the Dominican-American National Roundtable (DANR), according to leaders in the community. It was clear last weekend duringRead More

Joselo Lucero

Brother of hate crime victim fights back

Immigration, In the News, Latino, Metro Area October 21, 2011 at 4:31 pm

When Joselo Lucero came to the United States as a teenager, he could immediately feel the difference from his native Ecuador. “I knew the rules in Ecuador, I knew how things worked,” he recalls. “No one told me that I didn’t belong or to go back to Mexico.” He remembersRead More

Immigration: The Ultimate Teen Guide, by Tatyana Kleyn

Learning about immigration, beyond Ellis Island

Education, Immigration, Latino, New York October 19, 2011 at 3:22 pm

Tatyana Kleyn, a bilingual education professor at City College, wants to change the way immigration is taught in public schools. Her new book, Immigration: The Ultimate Teen Guide, which comes out in May, attempts to show the history that a lot of textbooks leave out.

Latinos survive however they can

Latinos survive however they can

Economy, Housing, Immigration, In the News, Latino, New York October 18, 2011 at 1:35 pm

One thing that Latinos who have lived in New York City over the past 10 years miss is high enough salaries to be able to make purchases and save money. Many of them have directly experienced the effects of the economic crisis, which has widened the gap between the rich and the poor.

Hundreds of students and members of Make the Road New York, call for legislation that would put an end to the police practice of stop-and-frisk.

Youth march against stop-and-frisk

African American, In the News, Latino, New York October 18, 2011 at 1:33 pm

Hundreds marched in support of passing legislation that would put an end to stop-and-frisk, a police tactic that disproportionately affects African Americans and Latinos.

Hundreds of students and members of Make the Road New York, call for legislation that would put an end to the police practice of stop-and-frisk.

Youth march against stop-and-frisk

African American, In the News, Latino, New York October 18, 2011 at 1:33 pm

Hundreds marched in support of passing legislation that would put an end to stop-and-frisk, a police tactic that disproportionately affects African Americans and Latinos.

President of LatinoJustice PRLDEF, Juan Cartagena (center), next to Esmeralda Simmons, executive director of the Center for Law and Social Justice at Medgar Evers College (left), and Margaret Fung of the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), during the press conference in which they presented the "Unity Map" for redrawing districts.

Battle to re-draw districts

African American, East Asian, In the News, Latino, New York, Politics October 12, 2011 at 3:24 pm

The political battle to re-draw electoral districts for the State Assembly and State Senate began yesterday, when, for the first time in history, a coalition of Latino, Asian and African-American organizations presented a joint project called the “Unity Map.”

Freezing. Some family spend the winter with only the low heat of the stove.

Campaign for heat in El Barrio

Housing, Manhattan, Mexican October 12, 2011 at 3:20 pm

Movement for Justice in El Barrio has started the “Hogares Helados” (“Frigid Households”) campaign, an initiative to help low-income families get hot water and heating in their homes during the oncoming cold season.

Wall Street protest worries Mexicans

Wall Street protest worries Mexicans

Economy, Featured Posts, Manhattan, Mexican, Politics October 8, 2011 at 7:20 pm

Mexican immigrant workers worry they will get mixed into the Occupy Wall Street protests.

Writers during the opening of the New York Book Fair at the Queens Museum of Art in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

Book Fair opens in Queens Museum of Art

Culture, In the News, Latino, Manhattan, Queens October 7, 2011 at 6:45 pm

The NY Book Fair 2011 begins this week at the Queens Museum of Art and the Spanish Benevolent Society (Centro Español) in Manhattan. “This event lets us enjoy and celebrate our culture,” Jacqueline Donado, founder and director of the fair, said (interview below). The NY Book Fair 2011 celebrates theRead More

Dancing—a science, business, and art for Alfred Peña

Dancing—a science, business, and art for Alfred Peña

Culture, Dominican, Education October 4, 2011 at 3:37 pm

As a math major at Cornell University, Alfred Peña certainly knew numbers, but he wouldn’t have guessed that he’d be counting steps for a living. During his college years, however, he found his calling as a dancer, and he has since built up a popular dance instruction business.

Marisol Alcántara

Dominican woman makes history in Harlem

Caribbean, Dominican, In the News, Manhattan, New York, Politics September 26, 2011 at 6:57 pm

A Dominican underdog beat the Democratic establishment in Harlem by taking the vote to the streets. Marisol Alcantara became West Harlem’s first Dominican District Leader.

Mexican community in NY seeks leadership

Central American, In the News, Mexican, Politics September 20, 2011 at 3:22 pm

In 2005, all signs seemed to indicate that the Mexican community, the fastest-growing Latino group in New York, held an important position within the city’s Hispanic leadership. Mayor Michael Bloomberg was trying to rally support for his first re-election–running against Democrat Fernando Ferrer–when the Mexican American Political Association, formed byRead More