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María Martínez (left) and Nieves Ojendis (right) talk about bullying in schools. (Photo by Edwin Martínez via El Diario)

Hispanic Families Welcome New Tool against Bullying in City Schools

Education, Government, New York May 24, 2018 at 3:48 pm

A new anti-bullying initiative by the DOE was well received by families of Hispanic children affected by an increase of harassment cases in city schools in the Trump era, although others say that more needs to be done, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Roberta, who has lived in Washington Heights for 30 years, is concerned about the possible opening of supervised drug injection sites. (Photo via El Diario)

Washington Heights Residents Concerned about Drug Injection Sites

Government, Health, New York May 23, 2018 at 5:18 pm

Washington Heights residents are worried about the planned opening of an overdose prevention center, arguing that such sites would make the Hispanic neighborhood less safe and increase drug dealing in the area, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Gabriel Chávez, in front of the United Nations in New York City, reading a long list of Colombians who have been murdered. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

Colombians at the United Nations: ‘No More Deaths!’

Government, Manhattan, South American May 16, 2018 at 4:46 pm

New York City Colombians gathered in front of the U.N. to call for an end to decades of political violence as the country prepares for the next presidential election, Queens Latino reports.

Facebook Tells Politician to Identify as ‘Chinese Restaurant’

Facebook Tells Politician to Identify as ‘Chinese Restaurant’

East Asian, Government, Manhattan May 15, 2018 at 12:57 pm

Facebook instructed Council member Margaret Chin to re-categorize her official page to “Government Official · Chinese Restaurant,” reports World Journal.

Aura Hernández with her children Daniel, 10, and her 16-month-old daughter. (Photo via El Diario)

Immigrant Mothers Call for Respect from the Trump Administration

Government, Immigration, Latino, New York May 14, 2018 at 5:58 pm

On Mother’s Day, immigrant mothers in New York and across the country called on the government to stop tearing families apart, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy shakes the hand of student Maria del Cielo Mendez. (Photo from the Office of the Governor via El Diario)

As NJ Passes DREAM Bill, NY Dreamers Wonder: What About Us?

Education, Government, Immigration May 10, 2018 at 5:32 pm

Immigrant groups cheer legislation in New Jersey signed into law that allows undocumented college students to qualify for financial aid, while noting that New York lags behind, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Kirssy Arroyo. New Yorkers talk about the potential effects of the legalization of marijuana in New Jersey. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Activists Fear Legal Weed in NJ Might Increase Criminalization in NY

Government, Metro Area May 9, 2018 at 4:50 pm

As New Jersey takes steps to legalize marijuana, Hispanic residents and leaders in New York City worry that this would lead to increased traffic and the prosecution of people of color across the Hudson, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Members of SEPA Mujer, who worked along with LILAC to have the Language Access Bill passed in Suffolk County. (Photo via Noticia Long Island)

Language Access Bill Passes: A Victory for Immigrants in Suffolk

Government, Immigration, Long Island May 3, 2018 at 4:33 pm

In a win for Long Island pro-immigrant groups and legislator Mónica Martínez, the Suffolk County Legislature passed a measure to expand language services, Noticia Long Island reports.

Resident Teresa González. Income-based rents for NYCHA low-income apartments may go up to 35 percent. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

NYCHA Tenants Fear Rent Hike Will Leave Them Homeless

Government, Housing, New York April 27, 2018 at 5:01 pm

HUD Secretary Ben Carson’s proposal to raise public housing rents has alarmed New York tenants, many of them Hispanic, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Pedro Mejia being sworn in. (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Mejía is First Dominican in NJ Legislature

Dominican, Government, Metro Area April 23, 2018 at 5:12 pm

Pedro Mejía, a Secaucus businessman who immigrated to the U.S. when he was 15, was sworn in as the first Dominican state representative in the New Jersey General Assembly, Reporte Hispano reports.

Delivery workers use electric bicycles in New York City. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Relief for Delivery Workers as Mayor Moves to Ease E-Bike Ban

Government, Labor, New York, Transportation April 4, 2018 at 5:30 pm

Delivery workers – mostly immigrants – expressed relief as the mayor announced that the city will allow some e-bikes on streets after multiple complaints over increased fines and confiscations by the NYPD, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Urging New Yorkers to Be Counted in 2020 Census

Urging New Yorkers to Be Counted in 2020 Census

Featured Posts, Government, Immigration April 3, 2018 at 5:57 pm

City officials urged that all New Yorkers be counted in the 2020 Census, and vowed to continue fighting against the inclusion of a citizenship question.

A large percentage of the New York City population does not have citizenship.  (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

New York Fiercely Opposes Census Citizenship Question

Government, Latino, New York March 28, 2018 at 5:58 pm

City and state officials, Latino leaders and immigration activists blasted Trump’s decision to include a citizenship question on the next census and vowed to try to prevent this from happening, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Protesters marched against the Trump administration’s decision to rescind TPS for 60,000 Haitians. (Photo via The Haitian Times)

Haitians Sue Over TPS

Caribbean, Government, Immigration March 21, 2018 at 5:29 pm

A lawsuit has been filed on behalf of a group of Haitian TPS holders over the termination of the status, reports The Haitian Times.

Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chu visits the High Line on March 18 to study sustainable development in NYC. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Kaohsiung Mayor Visits New York

East Asian, Environment, Government, New York March 21, 2018 at 2:04 pm

The visit of Kaohsiung mayor Chen Chu to New York, marked the first by a Taiwanese government official after President Trump signed the Taiwan Travel Act, reports Sing Tao Daily.