Post Tagged with: "Marisol Alcantara"

Robert Jackson (Photo via Amsterdam News)

Robert Jackson, ‘Never Out’ of Politics

African American, Elections 2018, Manhattan September 27, 2018 at 5:28 pm

Robert Jackson speaks to Amsterdam News following his primary defeat of former Independent Democratic Conference member state Sen. Marisol Alcantara.

A student holds image of slave remains placed in a pile. (Photo by Gregg McQueen via Manhattan Times)

A Push to Recognize an Inwood Slave Burial Ground

African, History, Manhattan August 15, 2018 at 2:37 pm

Community leaders in Upper Manhattan are calling on the city to preserve an African burial ground in Inwood, reports Manhattan Times.

Incumbent Marisol Alcantara and Robert Jackson are vying for the 31st district NYS senate seat. (Photos via City Limits)

NYS Primaries: Alcantara vs. Jackson

Black, Elections 2018, Latino, Manhattan, New York August 2, 2018 at 2:08 pm

City Limits details the Alcantara-Jackson rematch for the NYS Senate seat representing Upper Manhattan.

José Antonio Ventura and his son, Carlos. Tenants of 331 Keap St., Brooklyn, complain about landlord harassment. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Los Sures’ Tenants Unite to Fight Evictions

Brooklyn, Housing, Latino June 18, 2018 at 5:31 pm

A group of Hispanic tenants in South Williamsburg is teaming up with lawyers, community groups and elected officials to confront increasing cases of landlord harassment and eviction, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Ana López-Wagner (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Victims of Sexual Abuse as Minors Fight for a Day in Court

Crime, Latino June 5, 2017 at 3:14 pm

Hispanic politicians and victims are urging the passage of the Child Victims Act, a statewide bill that would eliminate the statute of limitations for children who have been sexually abused, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Jose Perlata (Photo via El Diario)

Embattled Sen. Peralta Defends Controversial Move

Government, New York, Queens February 8, 2017 at 5:06 pm

As critics accuse him of siding with Republicans in Albany, José Peralta told El Diario/La Prensa that he joined the Independent Democratic Conference in order to have a more productive legislative session regarding projects that defend immigrants.

Councilmember Ydanis Rodríguez, center, announcing the bill. To his immediate left is state senator Marisol Alcántara, and to her left is Assembly member Carmen de la Rosa. (Photo by Gregg McQueen via Manhattan Times)

Rodriguez Urges Curbs on Hookah Sales

Government, Health, Latino, Manhattan, Youth February 7, 2017 at 1:24 pm

Legislators from Northern Manhattan are supporting a new NYC bill to curb hookah use and sales, Manhattan Times reports.

Standing on the steps of City Hall in Manhattan, Assembly members Marcos Crespo (front row, right)and Francisco Moya (front row, center), alongside activist César Vargas (center) and Senator-Elect Marisol Alcántara call on President Obama to stop DACA deportations and ask for presidential pardon. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Dreamers Plead Obama for Mass Presidential Pardon

Immigration, New York November 17, 2016 at 4:41 pm

As NYU students said that their campus will be a sanctuary where undocumented people will be protected, local elected officials asked Obama to issue a mass presidential pardon for Dreamers, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

New York Leaders Vow to Protect Immigrants

New York Leaders Vow to Protect Immigrants

Elections 2016, Immigration, New York, Politics November 11, 2016 at 5:39 pm

As they bet on a peaceful transfer of power, participants at the Somos el Futuro Conference in Puerto Rico vow to keep fighting for equality and immigrant rights despite the uncertainty generated by the prospect of a Trump government, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Jose Peralta (Image courtesy of the web site of New York State Senator Jose Peralta)

Tough Road for Pro-Immigrant Projects in Albany

Elections 2016, Government, Immigration, Latino, New York November 10, 2016 at 3:03 pm

As the New York State Senate remains in Republicans hands, Hispanic representatives admit that it will be difficult to advance such measures as driver’s licenses for undocumented people and the financial aid DREAM Act, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Marisol Alcántara won the State Senate seat for the 31st District. (Photo via El Diario)

Latinas’ Victories Empower Women in Albany

Dominican, Elections 2016, Politics, Women September 15, 2016 at 5:41 pm

The victory of Carmen De La Rosa and Marisol Alcantara in Tuesday’s primaries marks a new milestone in the struggle of Hispanic women in the political arena, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Dominican politicians Marisol Alcántara and Carmen De La Rosa (with her 2-year-old daughter Lea) campaigning in July 2016. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Dominican Women Rise to Power in State Primaries

Dominican, Elections 2016, New York, Politics, Video, Women September 14, 2016 at 4:38 pm

Two Dominican women, Carmen de la Rosa and Marisol Alcántara, made history by beating old guard rivals in the New York state primaries, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Dominican candidates Marisol Alcantara (r.) and Carmen de la Rosa (m.) are presented by Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez and State Assemblyman Adriano Espaillat in Manhattan. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

What the Race to Replace Espaillat Could Mean for the Senate

Dominican, Elections 2016, Manhattan, New York, Politics August 24, 2016 at 6:12 pm

Marisol Alcantara has the support of Adriano Espaillat, the state senator – and likely soon-to-be member of Congress – whose seat she is looking to take over. However, her affiliation with the Senate Independent Democratic Conference has some concerned, including two of her opponents, reports Gotham Gazette.

Dominican candidates Marisol Alcantara (r.) and Carmen de la Rosa (m.) are presented by Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez and State Assemblyman Adriano Espaillat in Manhattan. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Two Dominican Women Seek State Legislature Posts

Dominican, Elections 2016, New York, Politics July 21, 2016 at 4:14 pm

Marisol Alcantara looks to take over the seat vacated by Adriano Espaillat in the Senate while Carmen De La Rosa seeks a seat in the Assembly, reports El Diario.

Marisol Alcántara

Dominican woman makes history in Harlem

Caribbean, Dominican, In the News, Manhattan, New York, Politics September 26, 2011 at 6:57 pm

A Dominican underdog beat the Democratic establishment in Harlem by taking the vote to the streets. Marisol Alcantara became West Harlem’s first Dominican District Leader.