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Rainbow of Temples Grows in Queens

Culture, Demographics, Featured Posts, Queens, Religion, Voices' Picks November 15, 2013 at 3:22 pm

A myriad of houses of worship infuse the borough with sites more common worlds away.

Radio Show Mixes Advocacy, Mariachi Music and Love Advice

Radio Show Mixes Advocacy, Mariachi Music and Love Advice

Culture, Immigration, Media June 5, 2013 at 10:04 pm

Labor advocacy, mariachi music, love and financial advice and Salvadoran pancakes will take center stage this Saturday for the second episode of “Where I’m From,” CUNY Graduate School of Journalism’s live radio program.

Live Radio Show to Cover ‘All Corners of the World’

Live Radio Show to Cover ‘All Corners of the World’

A diverse mix of guests from New York’s diaspora communities, ranging from Filipino journalist Jose Antonio Vargas to photographer Annie Ling to musicans Isaac Katalay and Diego Obregon, came together for the inaugural edition of “Where I’m From,” a radio show launched by the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism to showcase new voices in media through live music, reporting and storytelling.

"Not all Latinos are descendants of the Incas, the Mayas or the Guaraní who inhabited these lands before Columbus arrived with his three little ships." (Photo by Asterio Tecson via Flickr Creative Commons)

Opinion: Time to Bring Our Spanish Grandmas Out of the Closet

Culture, Demographics, Opinion October 25, 2012 at 4:00 pm

In Latin American countries, where the mixture of races reigns supreme, many people try to hide their black heritage. But here in the U.S., the reverse is true, writes columnist Dolores Prida in El Diario La Prensa. Many Latinos hide or ignore their white Spanish ancestry.

Minority students will have a better shot at the city's elite high school, including Stuyvesant High School. (Photo Victor Matos via El Diario)

Elite High Schools Now Within Latinos’ Reach

African American, Education, Latino October 9, 2012 at 3:52 pm

A new Department of Education program offers academic support to help low-income students gain admission to the city’s top public high schools, and in the process increase diversity at the schools, El Diario La Prensa reported.

From left: Peter Vallone Jr., Jose Peralta, Grace Meng, Leroy Comrie Jr.

Ethnically diverse race for Queens Boro President

Featured Posts, Politics, Queens January 16, 2012 at 1:05 pm

The list of candidates to replace Queens borough president Helen Marshall in 2013 is growing. Add assembly member Grace Meng to the list of possible candidates, which until now has been comprised of city council members Peter Vallone Jr. and Leroy Comrie, and state senator José Peralta. With Meng entering the competition, an Asian female would be added to the race, where she would run against a Latino (Peralta) and an African-American (Comrie).