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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Photo via ocasio2018.com)

Ocasio-Cortez’s Victory – a Warning Sign?

New York, Politics, Puerto Rican June 28, 2018 at 5:52 pm

According to political experts, the stunning primary victory of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in the 14th Congressional District indicates to the New York Democratic establishment that centrism is being rejected, especially by voters of color, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Some 70 students marched from their schools in the South Bronx to Lower Manhattan to attend last week’s rally. (Photo by Sneha Dey via City Limits)

Suit: Black and Latino Students Deprived of Sports Equity

Black, Latino, Sports, Youth June 28, 2018 at 5:01 pm

A lawsuit brought against the NYC Department of Education and the Public Schools Athletic League alleges that Black and Latino high school students “have significantly less access to sports teams.” City Limits covers the rally where the lawsuit was announced.

A Puerto Rican family who took refuge in a New York hotel after fleeing Hurricane María. (Photo via El Diario)

As FEMA Help Runs Out, City Offers Shelter to María Victims

Government, Housing, New York, Puerto Rican June 28, 2018 at 4:50 pm

The de Blasio administration announced that hundreds of Puerto Rican María survivors will be relocated to hotels and shelters after a FEMA assistance program comes to an end, but some decry the lack of a permanent solution, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

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Alarmed by Medical Marijuana Dispensary in Forest Hills

Business, East Asian, Health, Queens June 28, 2018 at 4:45 pm

Curaleaf, a medical marijuana provider, will open a location in Forest Hills much to the ire of some Chinese residents, reports World Journal.

Consuls and NYC Council members come together to demand that undocumented children are promptly reunited with their parents. From left: Council members Stephen Levin (District 33) and Carlos Menchaca (District 38), Mexican consul Diego Gómez Pickering, Honduran Consul Juan Diego Zelaya, Guatemalan Consul Pedro Tzunún, Costa Rican Consul Rolando Madrigal. (Photo via El Diario)

Consuls in NYC Team Up to Call for Family Reunification

Government, Immigration, Latino, Manhattan June 27, 2018 at 5:24 pm

The consuls general of Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala and Costa Rica joined forces to demand the reunification of families separated at the border, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Journalist Ramal Huseynov left Azerbaijan after the government shut down his television show and he came to Southern Brooklyn, where he opened a Turkish restaurant, Istanblue Kings, on Kings Highway. (Photo by Adam Lucente via Brooklyn Daily)

An Azerbaijani Journalist Turned Restaurateur in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Business, Eastern European, Media June 27, 2018 at 5:01 pm

Brooklyn Daily profiles Ramal Huseynov, a former talk show host in Azerbaijan who now runs Istanblue Kings, a Turkish restaurant in Gravesend.

A protest in Upper Manahttan. (Photo by Humberto Arellano)

Columbia University Opens El Diario’s Photo Archives to the Public

History, Latino, Media, New York June 27, 2018 at 4:54 pm

El Diario/La Prensa, in collaboration with Columbia University, has put at the public’s disposal a collection of 5,000 photographs capturing the moments and personalities that have defined the Latino experience in the city since 1970.

(Screen shot from Color of Change campaign urging the release of information about the killing of Saheed Vassell)

Demanding Justice for Saheed Vassell

African American, Black, Brooklyn, Police June 26, 2018 at 4:16 pm

His parents, and thousands who signed petitions, are demanding more information about the killing of Saheed Vassell by police in April, report Amsterdam News and Black Star News.

United Brothers owner Tom Kourkoumelis is just one of the many business owners happy to see the Astoria train stations reopened. (Photo by Costas Bej via The National Herald)

‘Happy Ending’ for Greek Store Owners in Astoria

Business, Eastern European, Queens, Transportation June 26, 2018 at 3:58 pm

Greek business owners applaud the reopening of the 30th Avenue and 36th Avenue stations in Astoria after months of declining foot traffic, reports The National Herald.

Make the Road New York and New York Communities for Change are plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed against the Town of Islip for violating the Voting Rights Act. (Photo courtesy of Make the Road New York)

Hispanics Sue Islip for Discrimination in the Voting System

Environment, Latino, Long Island, Politics June 26, 2018 at 3:18 pm

Long Island Hispanic residents filed a lawsuit against the Town of Islip claiming that the voting system has prevented them from electing their preferred candidates to the Town Board, Noticia Long Island reports.

Rep. Joseph Crowley debated Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, right. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

Primary Debates in Jackson Heights Get Raucous

Elections 2018, Politics, Queens June 25, 2018 at 6:01 pm

A series of heated debates among Democratic primary candidates for state and federal office in Jackson Heights is seen as opening a new chapter in Queens politics, Queens Latino reports.

Actors Cornelius Davidson and Devante Lewis in Bird of Pray by Darrel Alejandro Holnes. (Photo by Jake King via Kings County Politics)

Bird of Pray: Exploring the Experiences of Gay Black Soldiers

African American, Black, Brooklyn, Culture, LGBTQ June 25, 2018 at 1:35 pm

Kings County Politics interviews the author of “Bird of Pray,” a play about gay Black soldiers scheduled for another performance June 27 in Brooklyn.

Hempstead Supervisor Laura Gillen (Photo via Noticia Long Island)

New Hempstead Town Supervisor Brings Down Language Barriers

Long Island June 25, 2018 at 12:31 pm

Hempstead Town Supervisor Laura Gillen is launching a new free translation services program and promises that minority businesses will have an equal footing when seeking contracts with the local administration, Noticia Long Island reports.

Deborah Barrios Vásquez and her son Kener Maldonado during the announcement. (Photo by María Lombard via El Diario)

Another Guatemalan Mother Takes Refuge in a NY Church

Immigration, Manhattan, Religion June 22, 2018 at 5:17 pm

In the third such case in New York in the past year, a Guatemalan mother facing deportation is taking sanctuary in an Upper West Side church as she asks ICE to review its decision, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Two of the nail technicians who demonstrated on Tuesday for a higher minimum tipped wage.(Photo by Ana B. Nieto via El Diario)

Demanding an End to the ‘Tipped Wage’

Labor, New York June 21, 2018 at 1:36 pm

Nail technicians and car washers, mostly immigrants, told of their problems with underpayment and wage theft at a New York State hearing on tipped wage jobs, El Diario/La Prensa reports.