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More Puerto Ricans die before they turn 65 due to chronic disease than other Latinos in New York. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario))

Boricuas Have the Worst Health of NYC Latinos

Dominican, Health, Latino, Puerto Rican September 28, 2017 at 5:33 pm

According to the first complete report on the health of Latinos in the Big Apple, this ethnic group often fares better than non-Latino whites, but Puerto Ricans have the highest rates of chronic illness and premature deaths among Hispanics, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Puerto Ricans in the city, gathering donations to send to the island, say they are ready to take in their relatives. (Photo via El Diario)

NYC Prepares to Welcome Thousands of Boricua Refugees

Environment, New York, Puerto Rican September 27, 2017 at 5:42 pm

As Puerto Ricans in New York prepare to receive thousands of victims of Hurricane Maria, the city says it will offer medical services and education to those seeking shelter, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Organizer George Gonzalez and volunteer Felicia Gil stand outside of A&G Child Care, where they collected donations all weekend to send to Puerto Rico. (Photo by Willa Rubin for Voices of NY)

A Grass-Roots Effort to Help Puerto Rico

Bronx, Environment, Featured Posts, Puerto Rican September 25, 2017 at 5:23 pm

In the Bronx, a local business owner moved quickly to organize a relief drive for Puerto Rico, and was surprised by the outpouring of donations.

Local residents bring donations to the Flanders Northampton Volunteer Ambulance, one of several locations on Long Island which has served as a collection site. (Photo by Alicia Saldierna via RiverheadLOCAL)

Helping Puerto Rico and Mexico from Long Island

Environment, Long Island, Mexican, Puerto Rican September 25, 2017 at 5:22 pm

Stories in RiverheadLOCAL cover groups formed by Long Island residents to help with relief efforts in Puerto Rico and southern Mexico.

Lucero Castillo, from Mexico, lost a member of her family in the Mexico City earthquake. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Mexicans, Puerto Ricans Respond to Tragedy Back Home

Environment, Immigration, Metro Area, Mexican, New York, Puerto Rican September 21, 2017 at 6:15 pm

Mexicans and Puerto Ricans in the metro area struggled to get news from their homes, ravaged by a powerful earthquake and a hurricane respectively, and are mobilizing to send help, El Diario/La Prensa reports. 

At the Loíza festival. (Photo via Manhattan Times)

Celebrating Afro-Latin Roots at Loíza Festival

African, Culture, Manhattan, Puerto Rican August 3, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Crowds gathered in East Harlem for the Loíza festival, named for the city in Puerto Rico that is home to the largest community of African descendants, writes Manhattan Times.

From left to right, Wilfredo “BIO” Feliciano, Hector “Nicer” Nazario, and Sotero “BG183” Ortiz of Tats Cruller stand before the completed mural of La Borinqueña at Casita Maria on Simpson Street. (Photo by Jaime Longoria via Hunts Point Express)

New Hunts Point Mural Reflects Puerto Rican Identity

Bronx, Culture, Puerto Rican June 14, 2017 at 5:09 pm

A new mural in Hunts Point featuring comic book superheroine La Borinqueña reflects the Bronx neighborhood’s Puerto Rican culture and history, writes Hunts Point Express.

(Photo by Melvin Audaz)

Why I Marched on 5th Avenue with a Machete and a Clown Nose

Culture, Featured Posts, Puerto Rican June 12, 2017 at 11:01 pm

Street theater artists from Puerto Rico, joined by some Puerto Ricans in New York, offered a special form of protest at the Puerto Rican Day Parade on June 11.

The Arana Pomales sisters moved together from Puerto Rico to New York. (Photo Cristian Morán) (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Meet the New Boricua Diaspora

New York, Puerto Rican June 12, 2017 at 5:14 pm

As the fiscal crisis drove 89,000 Puerto Ricans to the U.S. mainland in 2015, setting a historical record, the new wave of Boricuas in New York is more educated than their forebears, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

The mural, almost finished. (Photo provided to El Diario by the Loisaida Center)

Restoration of LES Mural Honors the Struggle of Immigrants

Culture, Immigration, Manhattan, Puerto Rican June 7, 2017 at 1:25 pm

The restoration of a 30-year-old mural seeks to link the Lower East Side Puerto Rican arts movement in the 1980s with the current immigrant struggle, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

A scene from last year's Puerto Rican Day Parade in Sunset Park. (Photo via Brooklyn Media Group)

A More Authentic Puerto Rican Day Parade in Sunset Park?

Brooklyn, Puerto Rican, Traditions June 6, 2017 at 3:01 pm

The third annual Sunset Park Puerto Rican Parade will offer a less commercial opportunity to celebrate the island’s culture – and to consider its colonial status, organizers say in Brooklyn Reporter.

Boricuas celebrating their culture during an earlier National Puerto Rican Day Parade (Photo via El Diario)

Organizers Denounce ‘Destructive Campaign’ Against Puerto Rican Parade

New York, Puerto Rican, Traditions June 2, 2017 at 8:00 am

As Oscar López Rivera, a nationalist at the center of the controversy over his role in the Puerto Rican Day Parade, stepped aside as honoree, an organizer denounced a politically motivated campaign to damage the parade, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

The 30th Anniversary of the festival is dedicated to the "Spirit of the Immigrant and Migrant Community." (Photo provided to El Diario)

Loisaida Festival and Uptown Arts Stroll Kick Off Summer Cultural Season

Culture, Latino, Manhattan, Puerto Rican May 26, 2017 at 6:20 pm

As the Loisaida Festival will celebrate 30 years this Sunday, the monthlong Uptown Arts Stroll will feature more than 150 cultural events around Inwood and Upper Manhattan starting next week, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Boricuas at the 32BJ SEIU headquarters (Photo via El Diario)

Show of Support for Embattled Puerto Rican Day Parade Board

Culture, Manhattan, Puerto Rican May 23, 2017 at 4:35 pm

As the National Puerto Rican Day Parade keeps losing sponsors, a group of Puerto Ricans rallied yesterday in support of the board’s controversial decision to honor Oscar López-Rivera, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Eric González was born and raised in Brooklyn to Puerto Rican parents. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Eric González in Historic Race for Brooklyn DA

Brooklyn, Criminal Justice, Puerto Rican April 27, 2017 at 5:15 pm

Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric González, of Puerto Rican heritage, seeks to be the first Latino district attorney elected in the state of New York, El Diario/La Prensa reports.