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Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Harlem’s Spanish Christian Church Devastated By Natural Gas Explosion

By Chris Kirkham, Huffington Post Latino Voices Carmen Vargas-Rosa, a lifelong member of the Christian evangelical church at the center of the Harlem building collapse, said church members are still trying to find at least two tenants who have been missing since this morning’s disaster. There are six apartments above the church housing about 20 people,

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

NYC: Someone Is Changing N Train Signs To Ñ

By Adrian Carrasquillo, BuzzFeed While the additions are new, the idea could be inspired by Línea Ñ, which has advocated an official change by the city of New York annually in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, which just...

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

Unlawful NY ‘stop and frisk’ Mainly Affected Latinos

By Latinovations A federal judge ruled the NY ‘stop and frisk’ practice unconstitutional Monday after finding the NYPD violated the civil rights of more than 4.4 million New Yorkers in between 2004 and 2012 – 80% being...

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Latino immigrants helping the homeless in NYC

By Being Latino For those of us who grew up in New York City in the 1970s and the 1980s, that all too familiar sight of people sleeping on cardboard boxes or in the subway trains has...

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Puerto Rican Flag on Beer Can Has a Short Shelf Life

By Winnie Hu, New York Times The special cans of Coors Light beer started popping up in New York City in recent weeks ahead of the coming parade. The vitriol followed soon after with elected officials and...

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

Lawsuit Claims New York City School Admissions System Is Racist

By Emily Smith, Opposing Views New York City parents and activists filed a federal lawsuit with the Office of Civil Rights on Monday, claiming that the city’s high school admissions process discriminates against black and Hispanic students by...

Friday, May 10th, 2013

NYC Considering Allowing Non-Citizens To Vote

By Hunter Walker, Talking Points Memo New York City could soon become the first major city in the country to give non-citizens the right to vote. The proposal, which would allow certain non-citizens to vote in local elections,...

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

An All-Female Band, Making Its Way in the World of Mariachi

By Vivan Yee, New York Times One is German, another a New Yorker of Egyptian descent. Others are Cuban-American, Colombian, Dominican and Argentine. These are the unlikely members of Mariachi Flor de Toloache, a New York mariachi...

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

Immigrant Lives Devastated in Wake of Superstorm Sandy

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco As usually happens, news stories about natural disasters and their aftermath in the U.S. miss the devastating effect that storms and earthquakes and such have on the communities of undocumented workers. There is no blame to be...

Sunday, September 23rd, 2012

Children’s Citizenship Ceremony at Los Angeles Central Library

By Yago Cura, NewsTaco What with all the starched white dress shirts and itchy pants, at first I thought I was at a spelling bee; but, then I realized that although the kids were dressed in their...

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

Article Sparks Concern Over Future Of NYC’s “El Diario”

By Justin Mitchell, Feet in 2 Worlds When Angelo Falcón wrote “The End of El Diario/La Prensa?”, he didn’t have particularly high expectations. But the article, a look at possible future scenarios for New York’s legendary, nearly 100 year-old...

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Mexican Americans Key To Future Latino Growth In The U.S.

The Pew Hispanic Center has released a new set of data that allows readers to get a more spatial understanding of Hispanic populations in America. This interactive map spans 1980 to the present, and shows the important things...

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

In NYC, Pop-Up Playgrounds Get Kids Physically Active

The prevalence of obesity in United States children has reached epidemic proportions. The most recent national estimates suggest that the prevalence of at-risk-for-overweight continues to remain alarmingly high, with no signs of decreasing. Currently, 31.0% of children 6 to...

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Lady Gaga, Pitbull Take On “La Cucaracha”

Comedienne Jesenia Bailey and fellow Latino comedian Carlos A. Gonzalez recently produced a spoof of “La Cucaracha” as performed by Lady Gaga and Pitbull. In the video, below, the two singers are parodied for their grandiose and stylized...

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