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The Dominican Hands Behind Iconic ‘Madame’ Dolls

The Dominican Hands Behind Iconic ‘Madame’ Dolls

As the first documentary on Dominican women in the U.S. workforce, "The Faces Behind the Dolls" looks at the women who made the Madame Alexander dolls at a Harlem factory, reports Manhattan Times.

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Estiven Rodríguez: from Washington Heights to the White House

Estiven Rodríguez: from Washington Heights to the White House

Estiven Rodríguez, the 17-year-old Dominican immigrant who recently met both President Barack Obama and his wife, will attend college on a full scholarship, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

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What Does It Mean to Be a Dominican?

What Does It Mean to Be a Dominican?

The Dominican Court's recent ruling that revokes the citizenship of more than 200,000 people, mostly of Haitian descent, prompted Manhattan Times to ask: What does it mean to be a Dominican?

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Long Island Republican Softening Position on Immigration

Long Island Republican Softening Position on Immigration

Once a vocal opponent of a path to citizenship for immigrants, Congressman Peter King has eased his position on immigration reform, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

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Protests Continue Against Dominican Republic Court Ruling

Protests Continue Against Dominican Republic Court Ruling

The Haitian and Dominican communities in NYC have united in opposition to the September ruling.

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Opinion: End Assault on Human Rights in DR

Opinion: End Assault on Human Rights in DR

A widespread, international boycott of Dominican industry and tourism to the Dominican Republic should be undertaken until all Dominicans – including those of Haitain ancestry – are awarded full citizenship, says a Haitian Times editorial.

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Dominicans Protest Move to Revoke Haitians of Citizenship

Dominicans Protest Move to Revoke Haitians of Citizenship

A court ruling that would strip citizenship from generations of Haitians has angered Dominicans, reports El Diario.

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Dominican Runs Uphill Council Race in Queens

Dominican Runs Uphill Council Race in Queens

Community activist Andrea Veras seeks to represent the diverse 24th district in the City Council. She faces many hurdles in the Democratic primary against former Assemblyman Rory Lancman, who has raised 12 times as much funding and has received more union support.

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‘A-Rod’ Bodega Suffers Ridicule by Association

‘A-Rod’ Bodega Suffers Ridicule by Association

The owner of a Brooklyn bodega is thinking of ditching the now infamous name, reports El Diario.

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Denied Visa, Woman in DR Struggles to Visit Injured Husband

Denied Visa, Woman in DR Struggles to Visit Injured Husband

As her husband clings to life in New York after being shot during a robbery, Dominican Marilia Bautista desperately tries to obtain permission to come to the U.S. to visit him. Despite letters from officials, her visa application was denied, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

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Dominican NYers Slam Reactions of DR Clergy to Gay U.S. Ambassador

Dominican NYers Slam Reactions of DR Clergy to Gay U.S. Ambassador

Elected officials and Upper Manhattan residents praised President Obama’s choice of an openly gay ambassador to the Dominican Republic, while at the same time criticizing the heated opposition to the decision on the part of the island's religious leaders.

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