Post Tagged with: "Spanish"

Chano García (center) founder of “El Barrio: Comedia en Español” seeks to promote Hispanic comedy in NYC. (Photo courtesy of Chano García via Noticia)

‘El Barrio’: Doing Comedy in Spanish

Culture, Latino, Long Island October 16, 2018 at 3:23 pm

A group of Hispanic comedians has created the troupe “El Barrio: Comedia en Español” to promote comedy shows and stand-up workshops in Spanish in New York, Noticia Long Island reports.

‘Speak Spanish, This is America!’ Forum Oct. 12 in Brooklyn

‘Speak Spanish, This is America!’ Forum Oct. 12 in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Human rights October 11, 2018 at 4:21 pm

In response to the climate of discrimination against immigrants, the city in partnership with several community and media organizations hosts a forum on human rights called “Speak Spanish, this is America!” Oct. 12 at Brooklyn’s P.S. 24, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

In dual language programs, 50 percent of the instruction is in English and the other half is in the other language. (Photo via El Diario)

Interest Growing for Bilingual Learning in NY

Education, Latino, New York August 14, 2014 at 1:38 pm

For many immigrant families, the growing dual-language program in city schools helps them revive their cultural background, El Diario reports.

Tanzanian Peter Mushi (left), priest at Saint Cecilia's Church in East Harlem, and Filipina Gena Brillantes (right) a community organizer, have both learned Spanish in efforts to bridge the gap with the Latino communities they serve. (Photo via El Diario-La Prensa)

Preaching the Faith en Español

Latino, Religion December 3, 2013 at 1:43 pm

Non-Latino priests and others who serve largely Hispanic congregations have learned Spanish to better serve the community, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

Weiner’s TV Ad in Spanish Barely Understandable

Weiner’s TV Ad in Spanish Barely Understandable

Elections 2013, Featured Posts, Latino, Video, Voices' Picks August 22, 2013 at 6:08 pm

The candidate’s ad en español doesn’t exactly raise the bar for Spanish used in the mayoral race.

For Latinos, No Big Deal if Next Mayor Doesn’t Speak Spanish

For Latinos, No Big Deal if Next Mayor Doesn’t Speak Spanish

Elections 2013, Latino, Politics, Voices' Picks June 3, 2013 at 5:40 pm

Whether people like him or not, no one can deny that Mayor Michael Bloomberg made Spanish fashionable in City Hall. Now that Bloomberg’s term is coming to an end, who out of his possible successors will be able to inform – and make Latinos laugh – in Spanish? El Diario reports.

Our Lady of Esperanza was the first church founded to serve Hispanics in New York. (Photo via Wikipedia)

A Century of Catholic Worship in Spanish

Culture, In the News, Latino, Religion, Traditions February 26, 2013 at 12:29 pm

The first church to serve the city’s Spanish-speaking Catholics, Our Lady of Esperanza, has not only been a house of worship in Washington Heights for a century, but a second home to its members, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

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.

Organization Nurtures Spanish Culture and Language in NY

Culture, Latino September 7, 2012 at 6:52 pm

El Diario La Prensa profiles Instituto Cervantes, a non-profit with branches in 20 countries founded by the Spanish government in 1991. The organization offers Spanish-language courses and cultural activities in an effort to promote “Spanish and Hispanic-American culture.”

Ana Maria Caraballo, program director at La Fiesta 98.5FM. (Credit: María del Mar Piedrabuena)

Long Island Radio Station Unites Growing Latino Population

Latino, Media, Video August 10, 2012 at 4:50 pm

Radio station La Fiesta provides a medium for Long Island’s growing Latino population to hear familiar music and engage in discussions, reports Long Island Wins. For program director Ana María Caraballo, Latinos are a “melting pot” of distinct nationalities with shared experiences.

Irwin Sánchez (Photo via EDLP)

Ancient Aztec Language Finds New Speakers in Brooklyn

Culture, Latino August 2, 2012 at 5:05 pm

Even in Mexico itself, the ancient Aztec language Náhuatl is dying. But a group of Brooklynites, led by a teacher who works in a restaurant to support himself, are fighting to keep the language alive, El Diario La Prensa reported.

Adriano Espaillat defeated Guillermo Linares after a close loss to Charles Rangel over the summer. (Photo from El Diario la Prensa)

Lack of Spanish Assistance in Rangel-Espaillat Primary, Group Alleges

Elections 2012, Latino, Politics July 30, 2012 at 5:56 pm

A Latino civil rights advocacy group has complained that Latino voters did not receive “adequate bilingual assistance” during the June 26 Congressional primary, in which the Dominican American State Senator Adriano Espaillat challenged longtime Congressman Charles Rangel, reported the Riverdale Press.

Tenants called for immediate action to their Cantonese landlords who had limited english language (Photo by José Acosta)

A Building ‘Lost in Translation’

Housing June 7, 2012 at 2:53 pm

A language barrier may be partly to blame for dangerous conditions at an Inwood apartment building, El Diario La Prensa reported. Tenants complain about leaking water, cracks in ceilings and windows, and a cut off gas supply, but city officials say the landlord’s very limited English may account for her confusion about city regulations.

David Cambray's family: (Top) Ramón Gascón Faro, Antonia Agustina and Sebastián Cambray Pueyo; (seated) María Cambray Pueyo, María Armengol Soler and Agustín Cambray Pueyo; and the children Ramón Gascón Cambray, Joseph and James Cambray Armengol. (Photo via El Diario/La Prensa)

A Spanish Family’s Century-Old American Story

Featured Posts, History, Immigration April 27, 2012 at 5:06 pm

From the late 19th century until 1931, tens of thousands of Spanish immigrants arrived at Ellis Island, including a man named Agustín Cambray Puello. El Diario introduces us to his grandson, David Cambray, a Spanish-American who has traced the story of his family on both sides of the Atlantic.

Organizers of Occupy Sunset Park have distributed pamphlets in various languages to reach out to their diverse community. (Photo by Zach Campbell/Brooklyn Bureau)

Taking Pages From OWS Playbook, Occupy Sunset Park Thinks Local

Brooklyn, Mexican, Politics April 12, 2012 at 2:43 pm

While the Occupy Wall Street movement has been relatively quiet recently, a group of Sunset Park residents hope to create some noise with a protest that serves the interests of their immigrant-rich neighborhood, The Brooklyn Bureau reported.