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Council members at a hearing. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

City Council Races a Test to Latino and Women’s Power 

Elections 2017, Government, Latino, Politics, Women August 14, 2017 at 4:58 pm

As women’s representation in the New York City Council may be diminished after the upcoming municipal election, some worry that Melissa Mark-Viverito’s exit will also portend a weakened Latino influence, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Photo via New York Jewish Life)

Opinion: Malliotakis a ‘Formidable’ Candidate

Elections 2017, New York, Opinion, Staten Island, Women August 9, 2017 at 4:55 pm

New York Jewish Life editorializes that Nicole Malliotakis should be “taken seriously” in her bid for the mayoral seat.

Yoani Santiago, a Mexican immigrant who was the victim of domestic violence for over 13 years. (Photo by Pedro F. Frisneda via El Diario)

NYC’s First Lady Visits Hispanic Organization for Victims of Domestic Violence

Health, Latino, Queens, Social Services, Women July 25, 2017 at 5:14 pm

New York City’s first lady Chirlane McCray visited a community organization in Jackson Heights that offers services to Hispanic victims of domestic violence and HIV-positive individuals, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Photo by stvcr, Creative Commons license)

Latina Immigrants Drown Their Stress in Alcohol

Health, Immigration, Latino, Women July 24, 2017 at 4:26 pm

According to a study, recently-arrived Latinas are drinking in excess to calm the anxiety caused by the effort of adapting to a new life, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Gabriela demonstrates exercise with Tashanna. (Photo by Stephanie Daniel for Voices of NY)

In Brownsville, a Healthy Start for Babies

Brooklyn, Health, Women July 5, 2017 at 1:46 pm

A NYC Department of Health program aims to improve birth outcomes in Brownsville, which has had the highest rate of preterm and low birth weight babies in the city.

(Photo by Lan Mu via World Journal)

A ‘Garden of Hope’ for Chinese Human Trafficking Victims

East Asian, New York, Social Services, Women June 23, 2017 at 5:50 pm

On the occasion of the 13th year of Garden of Hope NY, World Journal looks at how the nonprofit has supported Chinese victims of sex trafficking and how those victims ended up in the U.S.

Diana Ayala chats with seniors living in her district. (Photo via El Diario)

Meet Diana Ayala, Running for Mark-Viverito’s Seat

Bronx, Elections 2017, Latino, Manhattan, Women June 22, 2017 at 5:39 pm

El Diario interviews Puerto Rico-born Diana Ayala, who is running in the Democratic primary for the mostly-Latino 8th District, currently represented by Council member Melissa Mark-Viverito.

A Town Hall on Race, Identity & the Women’s Movement

A Town Hall on Race, Identity & the Women’s Movement

Communities, Immigration, Video, Women June 21, 2017 at 3:43 pm

BRIC TV plans a town hall, “reSISTER: Race, Identity & the Women’s Movement,” for June 22 from 7-9 pm at BRIC House, and has released some videos in connection with the event.

A ‘Sisterhood’ of Domestic Workers

A ‘Sisterhood’ of Domestic Workers

Central American, Labor, New York, Video, Women June 16, 2017 at 5:18 pm

BRIC TV follows a member of Domestic Workers United, an organization of African, Caribbean and Latina women who fight against worker exploitation.

(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Peru’s Colonial Past and Street Culture at Newark Photo Exhibit

Culture, History, Metro Area, South American, Women May 30, 2017 at 12:35 pm

Ana de Orbegoso’s photo exhibit “Urban Virgins,” showing Peru’s conflicted colonial and indigenous heritage, will open on June 3 at the Newark Public Library, Reporte Hispano reports.

Paola Zuniga-Tellez (Photo via Riverhead News-Review)

First Latina Named to LI Community Board

Latino, Long Island, Women April 24, 2017 at 4:42 pm

On the East End of Long Island, Paola Zuniga-Tellez has become the first Latina named to a local community board, Riverhead News-Review reports.

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles) (Photo by mark6mauno, Creative Commons license)

Speaking Up in Brooklyn for Rep. Waters and April Ryan

Black, Brooklyn, Women April 6, 2017 at 5:25 pm

Black women leaders and activists condemned the “racist and demeaning” remarks from Bill O’Reilly about Rep. Maxine Waters and Sean Spicer’s “disrespect” of journalist April Ryan, reports Amsterdam News.

Jannie Chung (photo via Korea Daily)

Will Two Female Korean-Americans Serve in NJ Assembly?

East Asian, Metro Area, Politics, Women April 5, 2017 at 3:18 pm

Two Korean-American women, one Democratic and one Republican, are running for state assembly seats in districts that have long been strongholds of the party they are opposing, Korea Daily reports.

Rosalina Fraga (center) with a group of Latinas to who take her bootcamp class in East Harlem. (Photo via El Diario)

New Yorkers Get in Shape in Spanish

Health, Latino, Women April 4, 2017 at 4:55 pm

The city graduated its first class of Spanish-speaking instructors for the Shape Up NYC program, an innovative fitness initiative created by NYC Parks, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Social worker and therapist Julia Andino-Matos talks to a group of undocumented Latina mothers suffering from depression. (Photo by Pedro F. Frisneda via El Diario)

Undocumented Latinas Struggle with Maternal Depression

Brooklyn, Health, Immigration, Latino, Women April 3, 2017 at 9:51 am

A Brooklyn hospital is offering support to Hispanic women facing the challenge of pregnancy while living in fear because of their irregular immigration status, El Diario/La Prensa reports.