Post Tagged with: "Angelo Falcon"

Edwin Meléndez, the Director of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies, at the Diaspora Summit (Photo by Javier Romero)

Responding to the Crisis in Puerto Rico: Leadership Starts Here

A recent Diaspora Summit brought together politicians and concerned Puerto Ricans to discuss the island’s future – and launched the Center for Puerto Rican Studies into a new, more activist role.

(Photo by Gustavo Martínez Contreras)

El Diario: A Dying Newspaper Writes Its Final Pages

Featured Posts, Latino, Media, New York, Voices' Picks January 25, 2016 at 10:21 pm

Some are concerned that El Diario, now manned by a skeleton crew and forced to work with dwindling resources, has lost the influence it once wielded as the city’s largest and oldest Spanish-language newspaper.

Mayor Bill de Blasio at the Puerto Rican Day Parade in June (Photo by Diana Robinson for the Office of Mayor Bill de Blasio, via City Limits)

Behind the Push for Latino Representation

Latino, Politics November 20, 2014 at 4:31 pm

Latino representation in NYC government is inadequate, say leaders of a new campaign aimed at persuading the de Blasio administration to do more, reports City Limits.

(Photo by Melanie Bencosme/Voices of NY)

El Diario’s Publisher Steps Down

Latino, Media November 1, 2013 at 11:03 pm

Rossana Rosado has stepped down just days after the paper wrapped up its 100th anniversary celebration with a party at Grand Central Terminal. But one political analyst worries her departure could spell bad news for the paper.

Community leaders attribute the financial crisis facing Latino nonprofits to rules imposed by the Bloomberg administration when it comes to accessing city funding. However, it's not only problems obtaining public funding. As in the case of the iconic Alianza Dominicana, its downfall came from problems within. (Photo by Zaira Cortes via El Diario-La Prensa)

Mismanagement and City Policies Trigger Latino Nonprofit Crisis

Government, Latino, Social Services October 22, 2013 at 11:45 am

The dependence of Latino groups on public funds has become problematic and put their financial future in limbo, reports El Diario-La Prensa. But it’s not only challenges from the city, some nonprofits also face internal problems.

Quinn Zooms in on Coveted Latino Vote

Quinn Zooms in on Coveted Latino Vote

Elections 2013, Latino September 9, 2013 at 8:41 pm

With her poll numbers sinking, the mayoral hopeful has been aggressively campaigning in Latino neighborhoods.

Community activist Andrea Veras faces a difficult primary battle against former Assemblyman Rory Lancman for the 24th District seat in Queens. (Photo via El Diario-La Prensa)

Dominican Runs Uphill Council Race in Queens

Dominican, Elections 2013, Politics, Queens September 3, 2013 at 4:05 pm

Community activist Andrea Veras seeks to represent the diverse 24th district in the City Council. She faces many hurdles in the Democratic primary against former Assemblyman Rory Lancman, who has raised 12 times as much funding and has received more union support.

(Photos via El Diario-La Prensa)

Young Latinos Set Sights on City Council

With term limits and scandals opening up seats in City Council, El Diario-La Prensa profiles three aspiring Latino New Yorkers: Ritchie Torres, 24, Ariel Guerrero, 28, and Antonio Reynoso, 30.

Latino Think Tank Marks 30 Years Being ‘a Joke’ and ‘a Lie’

Latino Think Tank Marks 30 Years Being ‘a Joke’ and ‘a Lie’

In the News, Latino, Opinion January 29, 2013 at 3:20 pm

The Latino community celebrated the anniversary of the National Institute for Latino Policy by joyfully mocking founder Angelo Falcón. The night didn’t end before he got his revenge.

(Photo by Taleen Dersdepanian/City Limits)

Setting Sights on a Latino Mayor

Demographics, In the News, Latino, Politics December 11, 2012 at 2:16 pm

In a five-part series for City Limits, journalist Ed Morales looks at the variables that impact Latino political power in the ever-changing demographic landscape of New York.

Angelo Falcón is President of the National Institute for Latino Policy. (Photo via NiLP)

After Almost a Century, El Diario’s Days May be Numbered

Media, Opinion July 23, 2012 at 1:44 pm

El Diario La Prensa’s recent change in ownership has raised fears that the almost century-old Spanish-language daily’s future is uncertain, wrote Angelo Falcón, president of the National Institute for Latino Policy, in a column that was widely re-posted over the last week.

Parents and students from the Shuang Wen School protested in support of its former principal yesterday. (Photo by Liu Daqi/World Journal)

Voices in Focus: Parents Rally to Support Former Shuang Wen Principal

Education, Labor April 25, 2012 at 1:25 pm

News that the Department of Education plans to fire the beloved former principal of the Shuang Wen School angered some parents; a new cleaning co-op for Upper Manhattan; immigrant activism highlighted at MetroFocus; and a poll reveals divisions along racial lines among New York City voters.