Thursday, 17 April 2014

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Salsa Store Survives Gentrification on Puerto Rico Ave.

Salsa Store Survives Gentrification on Puerto Rico Ave.

One of the few surviving salsa specialty stores in the city, Brooklyn's San Germán Records, faces the challenge of surviving a changing music industry and gentrification, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

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Finding Her Voice – In a Memoir

Finding Her Voice – In a Memoir

Rosie Pérez talks about prejudice against Latinas and the difference between writing and acting.

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The Life and Legacy of Poet Julia de Burgos

The Life and Legacy of Poet Julia de Burgos

On the 100th anniversary of her birth, the famous Puerto Rican poet Julia de Burgos is remembered by El Diario/La Prensa editor Erica González.

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Money Once Again Center of Struggle for PR Day Parade

Money Once Again Center of Struggle for PR Day Parade

City Council members expressed concern about Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's probe of irregularities by members of the Puerto Rican Day Parade's board of directors, El Diario-La Prensa reports.

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Bar Holds Latino Williamsburg Intact

Bar Holds Latino Williamsburg Intact

Toñita's, one of the last remaining Puerto Rican bars in Williamsburg, keeps the Latino community alive as gentrification alters the Brooklyn neighborhood, reports Brooklyn Based.

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Latinos Hail Mark-Viverito’s ‘Historic’ Election

Latinos Hail Mark-Viverito’s ‘Historic’ Election

Latino leaders rejoiced when Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito became City Council speaker, the first Hispanic politician to occupy the most important seat in New York City after the mayor, El Diario-La Prensa reports.

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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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Bronx Distillery Serves Traditional Boricua Rum

Bronx Distillery Serves Traditional Boricua Rum

Two childhood friends use an uncle's secret recipe to make a popular Puerto Rican rum, pitorro, at the Port Morris Distillery, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

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‘Lucky’ Documents Life of Homeless Mom

‘Lucky’ Documents Life of Homeless Mom

Colorlines interviews filmmaker Laura Checkoway, whose new documentary "Lucky" offers a compelling look at the life of a Puerto Rican lesbian mom living in the Bronx.

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

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

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.

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Committed, Passionate Journalist Remembered

Committed, Passionate Journalist Remembered

Elaine Rivera was a veteran bilingual journalist who worked for a range of media outlets.

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