Post Tagged with: "Puerto Ricans"

Hundreds of Puerto Ricans whose families were affected by Hurricane María demonstrate in Foley Square. (Photo via el Diario)

City Introduces Plan to Assist Incoming Puerto Ricans  

Environment, Latino, New York, Puerto Rican October 13, 2017 at 5:04 pm

Public Advocate Letitia James unveiled a new plan to assist people who have been displaced from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands seeking shelter in New York City, El Diario/La Prensa reports.   

(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Puerto Ricans in Paterson: Exercising Power?

Metro Area, Politics, Puerto Rican August 29, 2016 at 3:40 pm

Puerto Ricans in Paterson, NJ celebrate their 44th national parade boasting more political power than ever but with clouds on the horizon, Reporte Hispano reports.

Diversity on Display at the Hispanic Day Parade

Diversity on Display at the Hispanic Day Parade

Culture, Featured Posts, Latino, Manhattan October 14, 2014 at 12:55 pm

Participants and viewers came from many nations and communities to celebrate the 50th Hispanic Day Parade on Fifth Avenue on Oct. 12.

Actor and playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda (fourth from left) alongside cast members of “In the Heights.” (Photo by Barlow-Hartman, Joan Marcus, via El Diario)

The Long History of Puerto Ricans on Broadway

Culture, In the News, Manhattan, Puerto Rican June 11, 2014 at 3:11 pm

Puerto Rican theater artists have always been part of Broadway since its early days of a century ago, as this story in El Diario/La Prensa documents.

Puerto Ricans Responded to JFK’s Death with Grief, Even Suicide

Puerto Ricans Responded to JFK’s Death with Grief, Even Suicide

Latino, Media, New York, Puerto Rican November 21, 2013 at 3:34 pm

John Fitzgerald Kennedy’s death touched very deeply the New York Hispanic community, and even prompted two men to commit suicide in Puerto Rico, as a review of El Diario-La Prensa’s coverage 50 years ago reveals.

Aileen Torres and her husband Edwing Toro, were born in New York to Puerto Rican parents but now they're seeking a better quality of life and new horizons in the Sunshine State of Florida. When it comes to Puerto Ricans, they're not alone. (Photo by Jose Acosta via El Diario-La Prensa)

Boricuas Seek Better Life, ‘Sunshine’ Outside of NYC

Demographics, In the News, Latino, Puerto Rican June 7, 2013 at 4:37 pm

El Diario-La Prensa speaks to Puerto Rican New Yorkers who are seeking a better quality of life in other states. Over 90,000 have left the city over the past decade for calmer, less expensive destinations like Florida.

Fidel Feliciano dances with his caregiver Vernetta Darby of Throgs Neck Extended Care Facility. (Photo by José Acosta via El Diario-La Prensa)

Dancing ‘Like a Spinning Top’ at 105

Bronx, Demographics, In the News, Puerto Rican May 14, 2013 at 4:53 pm

El Diario-La Prensa is celebrating it’s 100th anniversary but at the annual Centenarian Celebration in the Bronx, the publication found someone older, Fidel Feliciano. The paper had a Q-and-A with the 105-year-old Puerto Rican.

One of the protest signs from the movement against the U.S. Navy's presence on Vieques. (Photo by wolftone via Flickr)

From Vieques and Beyond, NY Boricuas Fight for Home from Afar

El Diario-La Prensa looks at the fight to push the U.S. Navy out of Vieques – which succeeded a decade ago this week – and involved many New Yorkers, including Melissa Mark-Viverito, Adolfo Carrión and Rosie Pérez.

La directora Leticia Rodríguez busca cómo atraer benefactores para salvar La Casa de la Herencia Puertorriqueña, organización fundada en 1980.
Foto: EDLP Carolina Ledezma

Boricua Institution Fears Becoming a ‘Dinosaur’

Culture, In the News, Latino, Puerto Rican, Traditions March 13, 2013 at 7:55 pm

La Casa de la Herencia Puertorriqueña has been promoting Puerto Rican culture for over three decades but with rent increasing and times changing, can the center survive? El Diario-La Prensa reports.

Boerum Hill (Photo from Brooklyn Ink video)

Few Boricuas Left in Pricey Brooklyn Neighborhood

Brooklyn, Demographics, Housing, Puerto Rican, Video March 5, 2013 at 4:37 pm

Skyrocketing housing prices mean new faces and demographic shifts in the once heavily Puerto Rican neighborhood of Boerum Hill. The Brooklyn Ink speaks to some of the few Boricuas who have stayed behind.

(Photo via News India Times).

Book Exposes Lost History of ‘Bengali Harlem’

Immigration, In the News, Manhattan, Puerto Rican, South Asian February 14, 2013 at 5:06 pm

A new book by Vivek Bald unveils the South Asian immigrant experience in America and its connection with the African-American and Puerto Rican communities, The News India Times reports.

Justice Sonia Sotomayor when appointed by president Barack Obama in 2009 (Photo via El Diario/La Prensa).

Sotomayor on Puerto Rico, Not Speaking Spanish… and Poker

Bronx, In the News, Latino, Politics, Puerto Rican January 15, 2013 at 3:10 pm

In an an exclusive interview just before the publishing of her memoir “My Beloved World,” Justice Sonia Sotomayor talks with El Diario/La Prensa’s Erica Gonzalez about her relationship with Puerto Rico, her wish to improve her Spanish and even her poker skills.

Woodhaven Pulses to a Latin Beat

Woodhaven Pulses to a Latin Beat

Demographics, Dominican, Featured Posts, Latino, Puerto Rican, Queens January 10, 2013 at 3:31 pm

Over the last two decades, Woodhaven, Queens, has been transformed with the influx of Latinos. Today, they make up 40 percent of the population but their political clout remains minimal, El Diario La Prensa reports.

La página "Boicot a La Comay" -creada por el neoyorquino Carlos Rivera- tenía este sábado 65,354 seguidores. (File photo from El Diario La Prensa)

Puerto Ricans Call for Peace Back Home

Crime, In the News, Latino, Media, Puerto Rican December 10, 2012 at 3:56 pm

El Diario La Prensa reports that Puerto Rican demonstrators held a vigil in New York on Saturday appealing for an end to the violence on the island, as well as the cancellation of TV show “SuperXclusivo” which they say is perpetuating the problem.

Rep. Jose Serrano said the vote means Puerto Ricans want change. (Photo by Azi Paybarah via Flickr Creative Commons)

Serrano: Vote for Statehood is ‘an Earthquake in Puerto Rican Politics’

Elections 2012, New York, Politics, Puerto Rican November 9, 2012 at 3:39 pm

On election night, an unprecedented vote took place outside of the 50 states: Almost 61 percent of Puerto Ricans voted in favor of statehood, the first time a clear majority voiced their desire to become the 51st state.

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