Julian Voloj’s debut graphic novel, “Ghetto Brother: Warrior to Peacemaker,” is based on the experiences of former South Bronx gang leader Benjamin “Benjy” Melendez who discovers his family’s Jewish roots, reports The Jewish Daily Forward.
At a Sunset Park auto repair shop, a group of Puerto Rican friends bring old cars to their former glory, El Diario reports.
The Loiza Festival was held in El Barrio July 24-26.
New York politicians and activists are urging the U.S. government to act in the Puerto Rico debt crisis, El Diario reports.
Experts worry about the flight of human capital from the island due to the economic crisis, El Diario reports.
Dozens of Puerto Ricans demonstrated on Monday in front of the Citigroup offices in Manhattan as the island’s authorities met with their creditors, El Diario reports.
Despite the crisis, Puerto Ricans in New York are not yet sending more money to their relatives on the island, reports El Diario.
People in El Barrio speak out about the island’s fiscal problems, in El Diario.
Lower East Side lots rescued decades ago by Puerto Rican artists and activists continue to exist as spaces for the community, El Diario reports.
An expansive multimedia project recovers the memory of Williamsburg’s Puerto Rican enclave.
The National Puerto Rican Day Parade offered a mix of raucous celebration and social and political activism, El Diario reports.
Puerto Rican artists explore the history and mythology of vejigante masks.
El Diario had an exclusive interview with 72-year-old Puerto Rican political prisoner, Oscar López Rivera, following a march in El Barrio at the end of May demanding his release.
Sunset Park’s Puerto Rican Day Parade returns to the Brooklyn neighborhood and will be held after the one in Manhattan. According to Home Reporter, securing the permit did not prove easy for community group El Grito de Sunset Park.
Elected officials and community leaders marched in El Barrio demanding the liberation of Oscar López Rivera, one of the longest held political prisoners in the world, convicted in 1981 on sedition charges, El Diario reports.