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Enough with deportations and Secure Communities

Enough with deportations and Secure Communities

Immigration, In the News, Latino, Opinion November 30, 2011 at 12:20 pm

More than one million people have been deported since the beginning of the Obama administration. An editorial from La Voz says: “Stop the deportations and enough with S-Comm.”

Small business owners in Brooklyn claim they were fined “excessively” by city inspectors for small violations that they immediately corrected.

Small businesses denounce petty fines

Brooklyn, Economy, Featured Posts, Latino, Mexican November 29, 2011 at 3:45 pm

Small business owners claim they were fined “excessively” by inspectors for small violations that they immediately corrected.

Dominicans react to terror suspect’s arrest

Dominican, In the News, Latino, Manhattan, Opinion November 29, 2011 at 12:05 pm

Audio interviews of reactions from Dominicans in Washington Heights to the arrest of Jose Pimentel.

City councilmember Melissa Mark-Viverito and other elected officials presented the Youth Violence Task Force outside the James Weldon Johnson Community Center

Halting violence in El Barrio

Economy, Latino, Manhattan November 25, 2011 at 4:08 pm

In response to shootings and gang activity in East Harlem, city council member Melissa Mark-Viverito, together with other elected officials, presented the Youth Violence Task Force.

Former immigrants tell why they returned to Mexico and what advice they have for others.

Former Mexican immigrants tell their story

Immigration, In the News, Latino, Metro Area, Mexican November 23, 2011 at 1:53 pm

Five former immigrants in Neza, Mexico tell why they returned and what advice they have for those still living in the US.

Carlos Rodríguez (left) and other former workers of Domino's Pizza están demand compensation for wages allegedly kept from them for years. They ask New Yorkers to boycott the national pizza chain.

Workers protest Domino’s Pizza

East Asian, Latino November 22, 2011 at 3:33 pm

Former workers and protesters gathered at West 72nd Street on November 16 to denounce sweatshop conditions at Domino’s Pizza and Saigon Grill.

Immigrants who pick food go hungry themselves, in fear of immigration officials.

Boiled corn for dinner

Featured Posts, Immigration, Latino, Mexican November 22, 2011 at 2:37 pm

Immigrants who spend hours harvesting the food Americans eat are afraid to risk going out to shop for food.

Friday morning at the Give Them to Eat Ministries food pantry.

Church worries about pantry’s future

Bronx, Economy, Latino November 22, 2011 at 12:07 pm

Church-run food pantry faces an uncertain future due to rising rent and food prices.

A group of young people participated on Nov. 15 at a press conference with education officials to push for legislation that would provide college aid to undocumented students in New York State.

Regents Board support college aid for undocumented

Education, Latino, Manhattan November 21, 2011 at 4:45 pm

Education officials met on Nov. 15 with undocumented students and activists on the steps of the New York Public Library on 42nd Street in Manhattan to support enactment of a law that would provide financial assistance to undocumented students in the state.

Catholic churches in Queens at service of Latinos

Catholic churches in Queens at service of Latinos

In the News, Latino, Queens November 17, 2011 at 11:33 am

Catholic churches in Queens offer various services to the community, something few Hispanics realize.

Elias Garcia, a third grader at P.S. 24 in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.

Dual-language schools face challenges

Brooklyn, Education, In the News, Latino November 16, 2011 at 4:20 pm

Ninety New York City public schools use a dual-language curriculum to teach children from Spanish-speaking homes. But students at many of those schools are not faring well on standardized tests.

Dr. Jorge Piña, founder of the Metapoesía Movement in the Dominican Republic.

Latino writers between a feather and a hard place

Bronx, Culture, Education, Latino November 14, 2011 at 4:50 pm

Hispanic writers stress the need for local publishing houses that would publish and distribute the works of writers who write in Spanish, as well as media coverage and cultural spaces to present their work.

Hispanics Win Elections in NJ

Latino, Metro Area, Politics November 14, 2011 at 1:34 pm

Several Hispanic nominees triumphed in state and local elections in the Garden State on Nov. 8.

Remembering Flight 587

Remembering Flight 587

Dominican, Featured Posts, Latino, Queens November 11, 2011 at 3:34 pm

Saturday, November 12, 2011 marks the 10th anniversary of the crash of American Airlines Flight 587.

In an effort to encourage greater civic participation among Hispanic residents, such as these women shopping at the corner of Roosevelt Avenue and National Street, CB3 will become the first community board in Queens to provide Spanish translation during its meetings.

CB3 will simulcast in Spanish

In the News, Latino, Queens November 8, 2011 at 10:26 am

In an effort to inform more residents of plans for development and municipal expenditures, a Queens community board plans to simulcast its proceedings in Spanish.