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Curator Carmen Ramos explains a portion of the exhibit, which features 10 Latino artists. (Photo by Jesús García via El Diario)

El Museo del Barrio Reopens with a Message on Latinx Power

Culture, Latino, Manhattan September 17, 2018 at 2:08 pm

Approaching its 50th anniversary and after a year closed for renovations, El Museo del Barrio reopens with a Liliana Porter retrospective and a photo exhibit, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Jaden Timoun students (Photo by daphneyboutinphotography via The Haitian Times)

A Haitian Creole Immersion Program for Children

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture, Education, Youth September 14, 2018 at 2:11 pm

The Haitian Times speaks to the organizers of a children’s immersion program at the Haitian Creole Language Institute of New York about how the program strives to undo “post-colonial ideologies.”

(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

NJ Hosts Exhibit on Traditional Pueblan Fiesta

Culture, Metro Area, Mexican September 13, 2018 at 5:10 pm

A photo exhibit about the colorful traditional celebration Festival of San Miguel Tzinacapan in Puebla, Mexico, is showing in Passaic, Reporte Hispano reports.

Designer Osvaldo Rodríguez brings Fashion Week to Queens with a collection promoting inclusion. Mauricio Mazariegos (red skirt,) Allan Carrera (red dress,) Denisse Ortega (blue dress,) Ashley De Queen (green dress,) Karina Blancovi (beige dress) and Shagela Di Marti (black dress). (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Mexican Designer Turns Corona into a Catwalk

Culture, Mexican, Queens September 5, 2018 at 3:18 pm

Ahead of Fashion Week and seeking to challenge “stigmas,” a Mexican designer showcases his work worn by models in drag using the streets of Corona as a runway, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

At the Sugarhill Supper Club. (Photo by Lem Peterkin via Our Time Press)

In Bed-Stuy, Holding Out Against Gentrification

African American, Brooklyn, Business, Culture, Food September 4, 2018 at 3:30 pm

Operating for 39 years, the Sugar Hill Restaurant and Supper Club is holding out against offers to sell the property, reports Our Time Press.

Tanda Francis and her sculpture Adorn Me, on view at Fort Greene Park (Photo by Nathan Haselby via Bklyner)

African Head Sculptures ‘Adorn’ Brooklyn Park

African, Brooklyn, Culture August 30, 2018 at 3:16 pm

Three African heads, entitled “Adorn Me,” are now on display at the entrance of Fort Greene Park. Bklyner speaks to artist Tanda Francis.

(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Uruguayans Celebrate Independence without Flag-Raising

Culture, Metro Area, South American August 27, 2018 at 4:04 pm

The Uruguayan community in the tri-state area celebrated the country’s Independence Day with several events, educational programs and carnivals, although without the traditional raising of the flag in New Jersey, Reporte Hispano reports.

‘Little Man, Little Man,’ Baldwin Book Set in Harlem, Reissued

‘Little Man, Little Man,’ Baldwin Book Set in Harlem, Reissued

Culture, Manhattan August 24, 2018 at 5:26 pm

Colorlines reports on the reprinting of James Baldwin’s 1976 book “Little Man, Little Man: a Story of Childhood.”

Zhang Jing's "Flowers of Life" (Photo from @harrymzhang Instagram)

Chinese Art, Tariffs and a Brooklyn Gallery

Asian, Brooklyn, Culture, New York August 24, 2018 at 4:24 pm

Bushwick Daily reports on a gallery owner in the Brooklyn neighborhood who worries about the impact of 25 percent tariffs on imported Chinese artwork.

Bachata singer Andre Veloz, photographed by Andrew Avi at a concert in 2018. (Photo provided to El Diario)

Bachata’s Creative Headquarters Move from DR to New York

Culture, Dominican, Immigration, New York August 20, 2018 at 12:06 pm

New York-based artists are redefining the sound of bachata, one of the national musical genres of the Dominican Republic that went from clandestine to being heard around the world, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Misha Han performing stand-up comedy. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Misha Han: A Comedian Who Doesn’t Like to Be Called Jackie Chan

Culture, East Asian, New York August 14, 2018 at 5:00 pm

Sing Tao Daily talks with 25-year-old Misha Han, who’s gaining attention as a stand-up comic.

Celebrating the 12th Salvadorian-American Day Festival (Photo via Noticia Long Island)

Long Island Celebrates Its 12th Salvadoran-American Day

Central American, Culture, Long Island August 13, 2018 at 2:21 pm

Long Island celebrated its 12th Salvadoran-American Day Festival in a massive event in Hempstead that included messages of support for immigrants and TPS beneficiaries, Noticia Long Island reports.

A rally held some months ago in support of Wadleigh Secondary School for the Arts. (Photo by Christina Veiga via Chalkbeat)

A Clue to Carranza’s Approach to Struggling Schools?

Culture, Education, Manhattan, Youth August 8, 2018 at 4:03 pm

Chalkbeat examines the case of Wadleigh Secondary School for the Performing Arts, saved from closure but now subject to a leadership change, and what this might portend for other Renewal schools.

Poster from a reading done in April.

Ancient Chinese Story Coming to Off-Broadway

Culture, East Asian August 6, 2018 at 4:46 pm

The Chinese scholars and students behind “Where is My Maple Town,” a new off-Broadway show set in ancient China, speak to Sing Tao Daily about bringing Chinese stories to theatrical stages in the U.S.

Screen shot of Dance Theatre of Harlem performance video featured in episode of CUNY TV’s “Black America."

On 50 Years of the Dance Theatre of Harlem

Black, Culture, Manhattan August 2, 2018 at 11:08 pm

Ahead of events this weekend marking the 50th anniversary of the Dance Theatre of Harlem, former and current dancers reflect on the opportunities provided by the historic ballet company in an Amsterdam News story.