Puerto Rican

El Barrio Mourns Former Neighbor Cheo Feliciano

El Barrio Mourns Former Neighbor Cheo Feliciano

Culture, In the News, Manhattan, Puerto Rican April 22, 2014 at 12:32 pm

Residents of East Harlem, where singer Cheo Feliciano lived decades ago, were saddened by the news of the Puerto Rican salsero’s sudden death last Thursday, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

For 50 years, San Germán Records has spread the word about Puerto Rican culture in South Williamsburg (photo by Joaquín Botero via El Diario).

Salsa Store Survives Gentrification on Puerto Rico Ave.

Brooklyn, Culture, Economy, In the News, Puerto Rican, Traditions April 7, 2014 at 12:34 pm

One of the few surviving salsa specialty stores in the city, Brooklyn’s San Germán Records, faces the challenge of surviving a changing music industry and gentrification, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Rosie Perez reading from her new book. (Photo by Caroline Lewis/Voices of NY)

Finding Her Voice – In a Memoir

Culture, Featured Posts, Puerto Rican, Women March 20, 2014 at 5:46 pm

Rosie Pérez talks about prejudice against Latinas and the difference between writing and acting.

The "Remembering Julia" mural by Manny Vega is found on 106th Street, between Lexington and 3rd Avenue in El Barrio. (Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario/La Prensa)

The Life and Legacy of Poet Julia de Burgos

Culture, In the News, Manhattan, Puerto Rican February 18, 2014 at 3:25 pm

On the 100th anniversary of her birth, the famous Puerto Rican poet Julia de Burgos is remembered by El Diario/La Prensa editor Erica González.

Puerto Rican Day Parade is one of the largest parades in the country. (Photo via El Diario-La Prensa)

Money Once Again Center of Struggle for PR Day Parade

Culture, Puerto Rican February 6, 2014 at 4:28 pm

City Council members expressed concern about Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s probe of irregularities by members of the Puerto Rican Day Parade’s board of directors, El Diario-La Prensa reports.

Enjoying a Saturday night at Toñita’s. (Photo by Kristen Clark)

Bar Holds Latino Williamsburg Intact

Brooklyn, Culture, In the News, Latino, Puerto Rican January 14, 2014 at 5:39 pm

Toñita’s, one of the last remaining Puerto Rican bars in Williamsburg, keeps the Latino community alive as gentrification alters the Brooklyn neighborhood, reports Brooklyn Based.

Melissa Mark-Viverito after being elected City Council speaker (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario-La Prensa.

Latinos Hail Mark-Viverito’s ‘Historic’ Election

Latino leaders rejoiced when Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito became City Council speaker, the first Hispanic politician to occupy the most important seat in New York City after the mayor, El Diario-La Prensa reports.

File photo of Congressman Peter King speaking to reporters after a Congressional hearing about radicalization of American Muslims in Washington DC. (Photo Talk Radio News Service, Creative Commons License)

Long Island Republican Softening Position on Immigration

Once a vocal opponent of a path to citizenship for immigrants, Congressman Peter King has eased his position on immigration reform, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

The owners of the Port Morris distillery, William Valentín (left) and Rafael Barbosa (right), met as children in the Douglass Houses housing development in Manhattan. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario-La Prensa)

Bronx Distillery Serves Traditional Boricua Rum

Bronx, Culture, Food, In the News, Puerto Rican December 10, 2013 at 4:45 pm

Two childhood friends use an uncle’s secret recipe to make a popular Puerto Rican rum, pitorro, at the Port Morris Distillery, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

Lucky Torres (photo via trailer video)

‘Lucky’ Documents Life of Homeless Mom

Housing, In the News, LGBTQ, Puerto Rican, Video December 3, 2013 at 4:02 pm

Colorlines interviews filmmaker Laura Checkoway, whose new documentary “Lucky” offers a compelling look at the life of a Puerto Rican lesbian mom living in the Bronx.

Puerto Ricans Responded to JFK’s Death with Grief, Even Suicide

Puerto Ricans Responded to JFK’s Death with Grief, Even Suicide

Latino, Media, New York, Puerto Rican November 21, 2013 at 3:34 pm

John Fitzgerald Kennedy’s death touched very deeply the New York Hispanic community, and even prompted two men to commit suicide in Puerto Rico, as a review of El Diario-La Prensa’s coverage 50 years ago reveals.

Committed, Passionate Journalist Remembered

Committed, Passionate Journalist Remembered

Featured Posts, In the News, Media, Puerto Rican, Voices' Picks October 28, 2013 at 4:52 pm

Elaine Rivera was a veteran bilingual journalist who worked for a range of media outlets.

(Photo by Melanie Bencosme/Voices of NY)

El Diario’s Editor Seeks Journalism with ‘Social Impact’

A policeman’s daughter, Erica Gonzalez steers El Diario in its 100th year with hard news and collaborations.

Residents in the Metro Area have been receiving phone calls – many from Puerto Rico – demanding money. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario-La Prensa)

Ransom Calls from PR Alarm Locals

Crime, Metro Area, Puerto Rican October 7, 2013 at 4:18 pm

People in New York and New Jersey have been receiving threatening phone calls – mostly from Puerto Rico – demanding money in exchange for saving the life of a loved one, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

Masks from carnival celebrations in Puerto Rico were on display at the Bronx Music Heritage Center, as part of a series on Caribbean culture. (Photo via Hunts Point Express)

Unmasking Puerto Rico’s Carnivals

Bronx, Caribbean, Culture, History, Puerto Rican July 25, 2013 at 5:15 pm

As part of a series on Caribbean Carnival in the Bronx, Puerto Rican masks were on display as panelists discussed the significance the masks have on carnival celebrations on the island, reports Hunts Point Express.