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Monday, November 28th, 2011

Mexican Imms In New York Struggling With Education

The New York Times reported this week about the fastest growing immigrant group in New York City — Mexicans — and the terrible statistics associated with this group’s educational attainment. The report noted: About 41 percent of all Mexicans between ages 16 and 19 in the city have dropped out of school, according to census

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

NYC Latino Politico Arrested At Occupy Wall Street

New York City councilman Ydanis Rodriguez  was arrested yesterday with hundeds of others as police there emptied the Occupy Wall Street camp at Zuccotti Park. After almost 18 hours in which Rodriguez claimed he was roughed up by...

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

Civil Rights Figures: Alice Cardona, 1930-2011

Born New York City 1930 to Puerto Rican parents, Alice Cardona spent the rest of her life advocating women’s and Latino’s rights. She began her career providing psychological support to Blacks and Latinos, later moving on to...

Friday, October 28th, 2011

Ay Que Funny Delivers Hilarious, Estrogen Fueled Comedy

By Salvi In The City If this year’s movie “Bridesmaids” and its Wilson Philips, laser-ridden, fist-pumping finale taught us anything (other than that it’s perfectly okay to soil yourself in a stolen wedding dress in the middle...

Monday, October 17th, 2011

What I’ve Learned Occupying Wall Street And DC

By Lacy MacAuley, I was standing on a street one evening near my home in Washington, DC — it seems like ages ago now — with a chatty friend who travels often to New York. He...

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

Why Occupy? It’s Personal

By María Cardona I appeared on a couple of segments on CNN this week where the topic was the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations. A question raised was whether this was political. The Republican/tea party spokesperson said yes,...

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

Class Warfare: Occupy Wall Street, The Board Game

Throughout the country protesters have gathered in the financial centers of major cities to voice frustrations over corporate greed, and, in the movement’s opinion, to bring attention to Wall Street’s deliberate and continuing exploitation of the bottom...

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

5 Reasons To Watch The Web Series “East WillyB”

When East WillyB premiered last Spring, the show received a lot of positive coverage upon the release of it’s first episode.  Much was dissected in terms of how the show tackles race, gentrification, “Latinoness,” education, and about its...

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Occupy Wall Street Movement Begins To Get Organized

There’s an ongoing protest that started last month — or did it start when the recession began? — in New York City called Occupy Wall Street. The protest has been loosely organized and spawned similar protests in...

Sunday, October 2nd, 2011

NewsTaco Weekly Roundup: Sept.24 – Oct. 2, 2011

There were a lot of stark contrasts this week on our weekly NewsTaco roundup. For example, while we featured a piece by Salomón Baldenegro about Arizona’s racist stance on ethnic studies, a Texas college implemented the first...

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

Latina Comedian Jesenia Bailey Creates Her Own Showcase

Jesenia Bailey found her way into a career in comedy in the most unlikely way — by doing as everything else first. She’s the co-creator and co-producer of the Latino comedy project Ay Que Funny, a Puerto...

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

Ay Que Funny’s Take On Nerdy Love

Ay Que Funny is a SpEnglish comedy showcase of sketch, improv and standup, featuring a talented and culturally diverse mix of cast members and writers based in New York City. Conceptualized and produced by Jesenia Bailey and...

Sunday, September 11th, 2011

News Taco’s 9/11 Coverage

Today as we remember those we lost on 9/11, here are a few remembrances from our News Taco community: 9/11 Is No Excuse for Bashing Muslims The September 11 Lessons I’ve Learned Experiencing The Post-9/11 New York...

Friday, September 9th, 2011

Experiencing The Post-9/11 New York City

I moved to New York City the summer after 9/11, though I was actually born in Brooklyn, but raised in Miami, so it was a return of sorts. The city was still visibly stunned and the country...

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