Rep. Espaillat Reintroduces Resolution Recognizing The Dominican Community’s Contributions To Washington Heights And Inwood

Today, Rep. Espaillat released the following statement addressing his resolution, honoring the contributions of Dominican-Americans and the impact of the Dominican diaspora throughout New York’s 13th congressional district: Continue Reading →


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Uptown Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez Statement Regarding Tropical Storm Dorian

We must get ready to help our Dominican and Puerto Rican brothers and sisters if the Tropical Storm Dorian becomes worst. Continue Reading →


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Harlem Rep. Espaillat Recognizes The Dominican Community On Their 175th Independence

Today, Representative Adriano Espaillat issued the following statement to commemorate the 175th anniversary of the Independence of the Dominican Republic: Continue Reading →


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Street Co-Naming to Honor Luis El Terror Dias Way

Dear Friends and Neighbors:

I proudly invite you to attend the street co-naming ceremony to honor the legacy of Luis ‘El Terror’ Dias, a Dominican native-born folk and rock artist who was often called ‘The Father of Dominican rock’. Continue Reading →


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Harlem Native Melii Gets “Icey” (Video)

Every few years, a new artist emerges from Harlem, ready to take on the rap world: The Diplomats, A$AP Mob, Azealia Banks, Dave East. Continue Reading →


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The Immigration Crisis ‘Tests Soul Of Our Nation’ Interview With Harlem Rep Adriano Espaillat

By Hector Tobar

U.S. Rep. Adriano Espaillat is the first Dominican member of the United States Congress. As part of an exploration of rising political power among Latino Americans, National Geographic interviewed Espaillat about his life and experience. Continue Reading →




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The Poet X is A Stunning Amplification Of The Latina Experience From Harlem

Entertainment Weekly reports that Xiomara Batista is often urged to bite her tongue. The “miracle” of her and her twin brother Xavier’s births to her aging Dominican parents makes Xio feel like a spectacle in her Harlem community, a constant point of conversation and judgment. Continue Reading →


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