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Carolina Fuentes - aka Mila Tina - at the OLE East End Pachanga For Peace and Unity concert at the Bay Street Theater on Saturday, March 11th, 2017 (Photo courtesy of Carolina Fuentes via RiverheadLOCAL en Español)

Latina Empowerment at Sag Harbor Dance and Music Celebration

Culture, Latino, Long Island, Women April 6, 2018 at 2:19 pm

The event Pachanga 2018 ¡Viva La Mujer!, featuring a musician who is a victim of sexual assault, focuses on the empowerment of Latina women in eastern Long Island, RiverheadLOCAL en Español reports.

"Mexico is where you are" (Image via Voto Mexicano/Facebook)

Helping LI Mexicans to Vote in Mexican Elections

Long Island, Mexican, Politics March 16, 2018 at 12:54 pm

A local, grassroots initiative will help Mexicans on the Long Island East End vote in their country’s next presidential election, RiverheadLOCAL en Español reports.

(Photo via RiverheadLOCAL)

Guilty Pleas in Latina Group Diner Labor Abuse Case

Food, Labor, Latino, Long Island, Women March 16, 2018 at 11:42 am

In a case raised by Latina justice advocacy group SEPA Mujer, New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced the guilty pleas of the managers of a Southampton diner who stole wages from workers, RiverheadLOCAL en Español reports.

Long Island Language Advocates Coalition (LILAC) coordinator and senior paralegal at Empire Justice Cheryl Keshner speaking at a Suffolk County Legislature public hearing Tuesday in Riverhead. (Photo by Maria Piedrabuena via RiverheadLOCAL)

Suffolk Bill Would ‘Ensure Language Assistance’

Government, Long Island March 8, 2018 at 5:32 pm

A bill in Suffolk County would codify into law an executive order expanding language access services in government agencies, reports RiverheadLOCAL.

Enda Steck, left, and Audrey Gaines have served together on the East Hampton Town Anti-Bias Task Force since it was created in 1993 to address discrimination. (Photo by Hilary Thayer Hamann via The East Hampton Star)

LI Anti-Bias Task Force Marks 25 Years

Long Island February 28, 2018 at 4:10 pm

The founding members of the East Hampton Town Anti-Bias Task Force speak to The East Hampton Star about how the political atmosphere has “changed the nature” of what they do.

Participants in the "Day without Immigrants" march in February 2017 in Hampton Bays. (File photo by Denise Civiletti via RiverheadLOCAL)

New LI Immigrant Rapid Response Network

Immigration, Long Island, Social Services February 26, 2018 at 2:48 pm

Members of the North Fork Rapid Response Network accompany immigrants to court proceedings and keep an eye on ICE activity, reports RiverheadLOCAL.

Calamitous state of an apartment in Columbia Street, Hempstead. (Photo via Noticia Long Island)

On LI, Hispanic Tenants Afraid to Denounce Bad Landlords

African American, Housing, Latino, Long Island February 16, 2018 at 11:56 am

A new coalition in Hempstead seeks to defend the rights of tenants affected by bad housing conditions, but local Hispanics are afraid to speak up, Noticia Long Island reports.

Immigrants are not shopping or spending the way they used to. The cancellation of TPS is hitting Long Island businesses. (Photo via Noticia Long Island)

LI Businesses Feel the Pinch of End of TPS

Business, Central American, Long Island February 14, 2018 at 5:17 pm

The effects of the cancellation of TPS for Salvadorans is already felt in local Long Island businesses as customers are trying to save money and it’s more difficult to find workers, Noticia Long Island reports.

Suffolk County Sheriff Errol Toulon, left, Undersheriff Steve Kuehhas and Chief Michael Sharkey today at a roundtable discussion with the media in Yaphank. (Photo by Denise Civiletti via RiverheadLOCAL)

Suffolk County Sheriff: ‘ICE Will Stay in This Jail’

Immigration, Long Island, Police February 9, 2018 at 6:03 pm

New sheriff Errol Toulon Jr. said he will continue Suffolk County’s policy of honoring ICE detainer requests, reports RiverheadLOCAL.

Attorney Gabriela Castillo, born in El Salvador, wants to re-launch county agency C.A.S.A. and move it out of the basement where it is based to offer a better service to Hispanics in Nassau.
(Photo via Noticia LI)

New C.A.S.A. Director Vows to Treat Nassau Latinos with Dignity

Latino, Long Island, Social Services February 2, 2018 at 3:32 pm

Attorney Gabriela Castillo, born in El Salvador, wants to re-launch county agency C.A.S.A. and move it out of the basement where it is based to offer a better service to Hispanics in Nassau, reports Noticia.

Immigration lawyer Christopher Worth speaking at a Riverhead session for Salvadorans with TPS (Photo by Kelly Zegers via Riverhead News-Review)

Advising North Fork Salvadorans

Central American, Economy, Labor, Long Island January 30, 2018 at 5:20 pm

An immigration session was held on Long Island for Salvadorans with TPS, some of whom make up the large number of farmworkers in the area and whose departure could leave a sizable economic impact, reports Riverhead News-Review.

January 12, 2018- Brentwood--Governor Andrew M. Cuomo swears in Errol Toulon Jr. as Suffolk County's first African-American Sheriff at Suffolk Community College in Brentwood. Looking on is Sheriff Toulon's wife, Christina. (Kevin P. Coughlin/Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo via Suffolk Times)

First African-American Suffolk County Sheriff

African American, Long Island, Police January 18, 2018 at 4:50 pm

Suffolk County has a new sheriff who is the first African-American in the post, reports The Suffolk Times.

Schneps Buys Noticia

Schneps Buys Noticia

Long Island, Media January 16, 2018 at 4:10 pm

Schneps Communications has acquired Noticia, a family-run Spanish-language newspaper serving Long Island, reports QNS.

Long Island cook Hugo Rodríguez. Salvadorans fear that their families will be separated when TPS comes to an end.
(Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Salvadorans Fear Family Separation after TPS Suspension

Central American, Long Island, Metro Area, New York January 9, 2018 at 5:03 pm

As the Trump administration decided not to renew the temporary protected status (TPS) for more than 250,000 Salvadorans, activists warn of the “catastrophic impact” on New York City’s socioeconomic and immigration-related matters, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Photo fro La Tribuna Hispana)

TPS for Salvadorans to End

Latino, Long Island, New York January 8, 2018 at 5:00 pm

The administration’s announcement that it was ending TPS for the nearly 200,000 Salvadorans covered by the special status drew swift reaction.

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