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    22 Fractured Jaws: Shocking Report At Rikers Island

      A report released Monday by the Department of Justice has disclosed the abuse of young inmates...

  • News & Politics
    Young Latino Activist Group Honored in New York City

    Within several cities in America throughout the 1960s and 1970s, a Latino group known as the Young Lords fought for social justice for Latinos living in the country and for the independence of Puerto Rico. Due to their historical contribution to the Latino community during the civil rights era, a street located...

  • News & Politics
    Social Connectivity: Facebook page aims to connect hundreds of Mexicans living in NYC

    For most living in a large city like New York City it may be hard to find others to connect to who share similar interests. With the expansion of the online world connecting us all and the creation of social media sites this hard find to connect has lessen some. Finding others...

  • News & Politics
    New Jersey Latino fights to keep Immigrants from deporting

    With the number of immigrants being detained and then deported today, many organizations are trying to combat the deportations and help immigrants who are facing them. For Christian Zamudio his life as a social organizer began when he fought to save his father from being deported, and now he fights for others...

  • News & Politics
    Democrats or Republicans: Who do Latinos side with?

    As the immigration debate in America becomes far more intense—particularly the standstill that’s going on in Washington regarding immigration reform—where do Latinos stand in-regards to their political alliance? Are Latinos preferring to side with Democrats or Republicans during this recent intense political climate? In recent reports released, it appears that while Latinos...

  • News & Politics
    New Project Launched to Help Detained Latino Children Immigrants

    Two weeks ago, the Californian town named Murrieta gained national attention in America after its residents showed how intense the immigration debate is getting in this country. When buses containing immigrant detainees were scheduled to drop them off at a local holding facility, the townspeople protested and blocked them. According to the...

  • Entertainment
    Did First Lady Michelle Obama Imply That Latinos Are Underachievers?

    Last week, our First Lady Michelle Obama at the annual convention of the League of United Latin American Citizens, or LULAC, in New York City discussing the how far Latinos have come in terms of education and how far they have yet to go. The First Lady pointed out that “when it...

  • News & Politics
    Latinos participate in New Jersey’s new bike ride initiative Passaic Pedal EA

    You can call it a social network on wheels that’s going on in Passaic, New Jersey thanks to a new initiative called Passaic Pedal EA. In order to help various members of the community and ethnic groups integrate into the city in order to unite everyone into a community. According to their...

  • Entertainment
    The problem with Relying on the Latino Vote – Rangel vs. Espaillat

    It was supposed to be the election race that could have put the first Dominican-American into congress, however the result of last Tuesday’s primary election disproved many political analysts and quieted any hopeful Latinos of such a change and accomplishment. Most believed that State Senator Adriano D. Espaillat would win the seat...

  • Entertainment
    Why are people protesting Popular New York City Hispanic Newspaper?

    Last Thursday, more than 40 protestors gathered outside the One MetroTech Center in Brooklyn after the city’s largest and oldest Spanish-language magazine, El Diario laid off 12 employees. The firings created a controversy since El Diario’s parent company impreMedia are accused of breaking the contract workers and not providing any severance packages...

  • Entertainment
    Did Latinos vote in First Dominican-American Congressman? Is Charles B. Rangel Out?

    Despite State Senator Adriano Espaillat putting up yet another intense challenge, but it seems like New Yorkers have made their decision and have decided to grant Representative Charles B. Rangel the privilege of keeping his seat. Last night, Rangel appears to have been voted into Congress representing the the 13th Congressional District...

  • News & Politics
    Staff Members of Popular Hispanic Newspaper El Diario wrongfully terminated?

    One of the oldest Spanish-language daily newspaper in the country, El Diario La Prensa is seen as one of the largest Hispanic-focused papers in both the country and New York City. For 101 years, El Diario has reported the news to their readers, but now the publication is currently making news due...

  • Entertainment
    Heavenly Pulpo Paul Graces GOOGLE to celebrate 2014 FIFA World Cup

    In order to commemorate the 2014 FIFA World Cup and one of its noticeable celebrities, GOOGLE has changed its logo to a doodle which pays homage to the departed Pulpo Paul, also known as the “psychic” Octopus who has been known for predicting the winners of the soccer matches. Paul the Octopus...

  • Entrepreneurship
    Banning Live Animals at the Circus?

    When you think of a circus, what comes to mind? The trapeze acts, musicians, hoopers, tightrope walkers, jugglers, unicyclists, clowns, the trainer, and of course live animals are some of the few things that come to mind. Yet, if you miss one of the components to the circus, what happens? One thing...

  • Entrepreneurship
    Waiting Until We Turn 21?

    Coming to this country to make a better life for yourself or to seek the American Dream keeps getting harder and harder because of new laws, there is no denying that. There are so many loop holes to jump through and actually being accepted into a favorable status seems like the process...

  • Social Issues
    Celebrating Puerto Rican Pride: The 57th Annual Puerto Rican Day Parade

    Considered to be the event to kick off summer events, The 57th Annual Puerto Rican Day Parade dominated 5th avenue on Sunday. One of New York City’s cultural celebration of one of the largest population of people, the Puerto Rican Day Parade was attended by hundreds of thousands of Boricuas living in...

  • News & Politics
    The Voting Power of Dominicanos!

      The 2012 Presidential Elections was important in more ways than just one. While it saw to the re-election of America’s first African-American President Barack Obama, the elections also highlighted a very interesting development in this country. The elections spotlighted the growing population of Latinos who live in this country and how...

  • Entrepreneurship
    Cyber Bullying in a Positive Light

    Too many of us are guilty of judging people way too quickly. It is natural for people to do this and we are human, but too much hurt can go a little too far. Insults can vary among people and some take it extremely personal, almost to the point of believing that...

  • Social Issues
    Latino Bookshop’s first East Harlem reading and literacy campaign!

    Wanting to show the importance of Latinos in literature and express the importance of literacy to Latino youth, former East Los Angeles middle-school English teacher Aurora Anaya-Cerda decided the best way to do so was by opening up a bookshop named, La Casa Azul in the highly-populated Latino community known as El...

  • Social Issues
    Undocumented Hispanic Youth Face College Roadblock

    With graduation steadily approaching, many students throughout New York State are not only celebrating an end to 12 years or so of educational hard work but are also prepping to embark on a new educational journey as they ready themselves for college. However, there are a selected many who—while they themselves want...

  • Entrepreneurship
    How Do You Answer: What Is Your Race?

    The census is taken every ten years to figure out who is living in the country, what languages we are speaking, household income, and so much more. The census really brings back the term ‘melting pot’ and gives people a sense of what America is made up of and the direction it...

  • Social Issues
    Latino Family Protests 9/11 Museum

    On the morning of September 11th, 2001 a series of coordinated terrorist attacks took place involving planes that struck areas in Virginia at the Pentagon, a field located in Pennsylvania—where passengers of United Airlines Flight 93 were able to thwart the designated target—and in New York City which saw the fall of...

  • Entrepreneurship
    Protesting in Venezuela Turns Violent

    It is unfair that people have to go to extreme lengths to get their point across and try to do something that creates change. It is unfair of how some country’s governments are run to the point where people are almost forced one way or another just to survive. Yet, this is...

  • Entrepreneurship
    Yes, Entrepreneurship is Possible

    Entrepreneurship takes a new idea, some money and ambition to launch the idea. Once the idea gets going, it hopefully gets the recognition of the general public that it needs and becomes a competitor in the industry. Asdrubal Hernandez and his wife Maria Angelica Garcia are founders of Sudaquia, a new Spanish...

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