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Former rival gang members put bygones behind them at a Bronx Documentary Center film screening on June 30. (Photo by Annie Nova via Mott Haven Herald)

‘Rubble Kings’ Film Profiles Bronx Gangs of ’60s

Bronx, History, Latino July 2, 2015 at 12:06 pm

The documentary “Rubble Kings,” shown recently in the Bronx, drew a strong response from audience members, reports Mott Haven Herald.

Antony Luna (Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

Puerto Ricans React to Island’s Crisis

Manhattan, New York, Puerto Rican June 30, 2015 at 4:33 pm

People in El Barrio speak out about the island’s fiscal problems, in El Diario.

Benjamin Alvarado having lunch at the Spanish Evangelical Church in the Bronx, which feeds many without homes or stable jobs. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Number of Homeless Latino Immigrants Grows

Immigration, Latino June 29, 2015 at 4:52 pm

Religious leaders and activists say that most come from Mexico and Central America, reports El Diario.

Gwen DeVoe at the Indie Designer Showcase held at the Full Figured Fashion Week June 14-20 in New York City (Photo courtesy of Rick Jones Photography)

Designing for the Full-Figured Woman

Black, Featured Posts, Latino, New York June 25, 2015 at 4:18 pm

Fashion for the full-figured woman is gaining in popularity among a highly diverse customer base.

Dominican consul Eduardo Selman (R.) with the Dominican ambassador to the UN, Frank Cortorreal. (Photo by Gerardo Romo for El Diario)

Dominican-Haitian Crisis Spills into New York Politics

Dominican, Government, Immigration, New York June 25, 2015 at 3:06 pm

Representatives of the Dominican government in New York City demanded an apology from Mayor Bill de Blasio, who called the deportation of Dominicans of Haitian descent racist and immoral, El Diario reports.

(Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

Small Business Not Sold On Foam Ban

Environment, Food, Latino June 24, 2015 at 6:10 pm

Small businesses complain of higher costs as they get ready to comply with Mayor Bill de Blasio’s ban on expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam, El Diario reports.

Dominican American protesting against controversial DR immigration policy. Photo by Carlotta Mohamed via Haitian Times)

Opposing Deportations from the Dominican Republic

Dominican, New York June 24, 2015 at 3:14 pm

Haitians and Dominicans alike continue to protest the Dominican Republic’s deportation of Dominicans with Haitian ancestry, at rallies and masses in the city.

A scene from "Sueño: A Latino Take on Shakespeare’s 'A Midsummer Night’s Dream.'"(Photo by Carlos Rodríguez Martorell for Voices of NY)

More Than a ‘Dream’ on the Lower East Side

Culture, Featured Posts, Latino, Manhattan June 23, 2015 at 3:36 pm

“Sueño: A Latino Take on Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream'” is performed outdoors in the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural Center’s parking lot.

Dominicans protest deportations in their home country, in front of the Dominican consulate near Times Square. (Image via video)

Dominicans in NYC Protest Country’s Deportation of Haitians

Dominican, Manhattan June 19, 2015 at 6:10 pm

Dominicans rallied in front of the Dominican consulate in a show of solidarity with those of Haitian descent facing deportation in the Dominican Republic, reports The Haitian Times.

Ángel Gil says that his family lives in the countryside and that his neighbors are Haitian. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Haitians and Dominicans: Divided Views in NYC

Caribbean, Dominican, Manhattan June 18, 2015 at 4:57 pm

The Dominican community is divided regarding the impending massive deportation of undocumented Haitian immigrants back home, El Diario reports.

Plaza Cultural, in the Lower East Side, has changed along with the neighborhood's residents. (Photo by Marcela Alvarez via El Diario)

Community Gardens: A Puerto Rican Legacy

Culture, Environment, Puerto Rican June 18, 2015 at 4:45 pm

Lower East Side lots rescued decades ago by Puerto Rican artists and activists continue to exist as spaces for the community, El Diario reports.

Marta Avilés is one of the documentary’s protagonists. (Photo via Uniondocs)

‘Los Sures’ Comes Back to Life

Brooklyn, History, Puerto Rican June 17, 2015 at 4:00 pm

An expansive multimedia project recovers the memory of Williamsburg’s Puerto Rican enclave.

(Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

Pride, Joy and Political Demands at Puerto Rican Day Parade

Manhattan, Puerto Rican, Traditions June 15, 2015 at 3:40 pm

The National Puerto Rican Day Parade offered a mix of raucous celebration and social and political activism, El Diario reports.

The bill will benefit some 3,000 “carwasheros” who fought tirelessly for their rights. (Photo via El Diario)

New Law Would Protect ‘Carwasheros’ in NYC

Labor, Latino June 12, 2015 at 3:57 pm

Car washers who have denounced wage theft and inhumane working conditions rejoiced as the City Council approved new regulations, El Diario reports.

The entrance to Queens Theatre in Flushing Park and its director, Taryn Sacramone. (Photos via Queens Latino)

Opinion: An End to Latino Artistic Expression in Queens

Culture, Latino, Opinion, Queens June 11, 2015 at 4:32 pm

In an opinion piece, Javier Castaño of Queens Latino mourns the loss of the Latino Cultural Festival, which comes at a time when city officials say they want to encourage cultural activities in city neighborhoods.