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Black-Latino Power Struggle Within NYPD?

Black-Latino Power Struggle Within NYPD?

The forced retirement of the NYPD’s highest-ranked Latino, Rafael Piñeiro, has prompted speculation that it is due to a pressure to increase the number of African-American officers in the department, El Diario reports.

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Mexicans in NY: The Promise of More Political Clout

Mexicans in NY: The Promise of More Political Clout

Mexicans are the fastest growing Latino group in New York, and their political clout is likely to increase as they overcome some challenges, Gotham Gazette reports.

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Making Handmade Tortillas in Brooklyn

Making Handmade Tortillas in Brooklyn

Elsa Salas Lázaro makes handmade tortillas in Brooklyn that are much in demand, reports Diario de Mexico.

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What Does it Mean to be Latino in Queens?

What Does it Mean to be Latino in Queens?

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Queens Latino asks a few of the 620,000 Latinos in the borough what it means to be Latino in Queens.

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‘A Flying Dodo Society’ Lands in Brooklyn

‘A Flying Dodo Society’ Lands in Brooklyn

Members of the Puerto Rican band, which settled in Brooklyn for its music scene, tell Brooklyn Daily Eagle that they write from a world described as "a jungle made out of cereal boxes."

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Mexico’s Independence Day Celebrated in the Bronx

Mexico’s Independence Day Celebrated in the Bronx

Thousands turned out to celebrate Mexico's Independence Day at the Kingsbridge Armory in the Bronx, a location convenient for many of the borough's Mexican residents, reports Diario de Mexico.

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Latinos in Queens: Much Diversity, Little Political Clout

Latinos in Queens: Much Diversity, Little Political Clout

Although Latinos in Queens make up 28 percent of the borough's population, their local and state government representation appears to have stalled, El Diario reports.

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Undocumented 9/11 Workers Seek Legalization

Undocumented 9/11 Workers Seek Legalization

Undocumented 9/11 workers who ended up with severe physical and mental ailments are pleading to authorities to legalize their immigration status, El Diario reports.

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A ‘Bittersweet’ $41m Settlement for Central Park Five

A ‘Bittersweet’ $41m Settlement for Central Park Five

Calling the settlement "a sort of victory," Yusef Salaam of the Central Park Five voices his concerns about the effects of "institutionalized racism" on the community in an Amsterdam News story on the payout and the reactions from those involved.

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Hispanic Police Say City Doesn’t Offer Support

Hispanic Police Say City Doesn’t Offer Support

Several Hispanic police officers are unhappy about what they consider a lack of support from the municipal government, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

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Making Indigenous-themed Art in NJ

Making Indigenous-themed Art in NJ

Using natural materials, Mexico native Rosa López handcrafts art pieces inspired by indigenous peoples, reports Diario de Mexico.

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