As New York City Struggles to House Migrants, Local Advocates Cry Foul

Organizers say local officials have violated the city’s right-to-shelter law and doubled down on ineffective strategies for sheltering asylum seekers.

  • Aug 17, 2023
  • 2:30 PM

A Migrant Family’s Journey from Venezuela to New York City

Yormaly Bulanger, a 26-year-old former accounting student from Venezuela, arrived in New York three months ago with her partner and their 5-year-old son — part of a group of 22,000 migrants, mostly Venezuelans, that have arrived in the city since April.

  • Nov 28, 2022
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New York City Poised to Give Voting Rights to Noncitizens

The proposal would allow noncitizens who have been lawful permanent residents of the city for at least 30 days, as well as those authorized to work in the U.S., to help select the city’s mayor, city council members, borough presidents, comptroller, and public advocate.

  • Dec 8, 2021
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How a Chilean Dog Ended Up as a Face of the New York City Subway Protests

Stickers bearing the dog’s image jumping a turnstile appeared on subway walls and trains.

  • Jan 8, 2020
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New York City Jury Finds El Chapo Guilty on All 10 Counts

The jury deliberated for over a week as they considered a staggering amount of evidence in the case against Guzmán.

  • Feb 13, 2019
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Queens Organizers Hold Multilingual ‘No Amazon’ Day-Long Event as Retail Giant Reconsiders New York City HQ2

Organizers said they provided frontline communities with information around issues that often get lost in translation.

  • Feb 12, 2019
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Immigrant Advocates Host ‘No Business With ICE’ Actions in Boston, New York City and Grand Rapids

Demand counties, companies and all institutions end contracts with federal immigration agency.

  • Oct 1, 2018
  • 9:30 PM

Gentrifying New York City’s Underground

Gentrification —the influx of residents, usually middle to upper class, into an urban area who in turn cause an uptick in property values and rent— is nearly as old as human history: historians note incidences of gentrification in Ancient Rome, when wealthy residents and commercial property owners bought out poorer areas to build large markets and […]

  • Nov 28, 2014
  • 1:20 PM

New York City’s New Pot Policy Is Bad, and There’s Video to Prove It

Thanks to Saturday Night Live, now everyone is up on New York City’s new marijuana policy. If you missed it, here’s the clip. And legally, it was correct: From now on, merely possessing less than 25 grams of weed in public won’t get you arrested. But it will get you a summons, and you’ll have […]

  • Nov 24, 2014
  • 1:46 PM

EXCLUSIVE Photos of May Day March in New York City

Our own Rebecca Beard of was in New York City yesterday to chronicle the May Day march in lower Manhattan. Here is a video of her shots. Music by Los Planetas.

  • May 2, 2012
  • 10:11 AM

VIDEO: Boricuas for a Positive Image in New York City

Originally posted on NYC LATINO POLITICS. Boricuas for a Positive Image will join the NYC Chapter of  the Labor Council of Latin American Advancement on Thursday January 12 at 5:30 pm at the front of the ABC Building on 66th and Columbus in New York City. Here is a video of the initial demonstration from […]

  • Jan 11, 2012
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The Latino Rebels Are Proud to Present “Words and Music for Miguel Algarín” in New York City

Today, the Latino Rebels are proud to present a charity event for #LatinoLit icon Miguel Algarín, the co-founder of the Nuyorican Poets Café. The event, which will feature over 30 performers, will start today July 24 at the Phoenix Bar in the East Village. You can donate online here. The iconic Miguel Algarín is a […]

  • Jul 24, 2011
  • 12:54 PM

MillerCoors to Pull Down EMBORÍCUATE Ads in New York City

Who said that social media does not work? It isn’t about the numbers, it is about the passion and connecting with the right people. This afternoon, MillerCoors decided to pull down the EMBORÍCUATE ads that had sparked controversy in the Puerto Rican community in New York City as they prepared for next Sunday’s Puerto Rican […]

  • Jun 2, 2011
  • 1:30 PM

Audience Declines in Traditional U.S. Latino and Black Media Continue

Spanish-language networks Telemundo and Univision suffered audience losses in the past few years. Newspaper distribution rates were also negatively impacted.

  • Sep 8, 2023
  • 11:29 AM

María and Maui (OPINION)

“As I watched TV coverage of the wildfires incinerating Maui… a single thought raged in my head: Colonialism is a brutal, never-ending story… The footage triggered memories of Hurricane María, which devastated Puerto Rico in 2017 and transformed the archipelago into a rich man’s paradise—and a no man’s land for many Puerto Ricans.”

  • Aug 21, 2023
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The Party’s Over in Puerto Rico (OPINION)

With a generational shift against the status quo, a growing reluctance among Puerto Ricans to see their islands become part of an increasingly authoritarian nation, and now a battle between its two leading figures —Gov. Pedro Pierluisi and Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González-Colón, a Trump supporter— the ruling pro-statehood New Progressive Party’s days seem numbered.

  • Aug 14, 2023
  • 4:22 PM

In ‘Only Murders in the Building,’ Selena Gomez’s Latinidad Is Beside the Point (REVIEW)

Cozy murder is back! Season three of the Hulu mystery series ‘Only Murders in the Building’ returns Tuesday, August 8, with stars Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez reprising their roles as unlikely sleuths Charles, Oliver and Mabel.

  • Aug 8, 2023
  • 12:36 PM

Cumbia Music, Originally From Colombia, Takes Many Forms Across US

Total sales revenue generated by Latin recorded music in the U.S. surpassed $1 billion in 2022, according to data from the Recording Industry Association of America. And as Latino music continues to dominate the mainstream, cumbia is one genre that embraces its tradition while exploring new interpretations.

  • Jul 27, 2023
  • 6:20 PM

Group Inspires Latinos to Enjoy Outdoors, Protect Green Spaces

During Latino Conservation Week, which ended Sunday, July 23, the organization Latino Outdoors held a series of events aimed at encouraging communities to get outside and preserve natural areas.

  • Jul 26, 2023
  • 5:42 PM

Long COVID a Growing Threat to Latino Communities

The prevalence of long COVID among Latinos —who are more likely to report symptoms of long COVID compared with non-Latinos— could worsen longstanding health inequities and force families to make tough decisions around treatment.

  • Jul 19, 2023
  • 1:13 PM

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