Academic Pushes for Study on Dominican Spending

At a conference last year,  two Latina researchers met and exchanged an idea that could change the lives of all Dominicans living in the United States.

See Manhattan Times article published here.

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Randi Weingarten in Columbus, Where Art Meets Politics

Randi Weingarten, the president of the United Federation of Teacher, strolled down High Street in Columbus, Ohio during the Gallery Hop on Saturday. Weingarten came to Ohio to support Hillary Clinton‘s campaign, which the UFT has endorsed.

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Yvette Clarke Poll Site Sighting

NEW YORK — Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, the federal representative for the 11th district in Brooklyn, stopped by the Van Dyke II polling site in her district on Super Tuesday. With her Hillary Clinton button on her lapel, Clarke walked around inside and spoke to some of the workers at the tables. Afterwards, she walked over to the Mother Rose Gaston Senior Center to speak to the folks there.

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Red, White and Who?

Super Tuesday Votes as Diverse as New Yorkers

NEW YORK — New Yorkers like competition, especially when their team or party wins. At one polling site in Brownsville, Brooklyn, voters braved the balmy weather to support the Democratic candidates, Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.

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McGuapos

The national Latino television channel, Telemundo, rolled out a new marketing campaign to promote their novelas or soap operas. Appears to be a take off the “McDreamy” and “McSteamy” theme from Grey’s Anatomy. No complaints from me.

(Sorry, I couldn’t help myself.)

Hanukkah, lights of tradition and community

Performers at last year’s Hanukkah concert.

When Joshua Rozenberg walked into Dougie Doug’s café on 184th street and Amsterdam, he carried a rolled up poster in his hand. He looked like a young entrepreneur with his long black wool coat, stripped collared shirt and Blackberry. In fact, as vice president of the Yeshiva University (YU) student union, Rozenberg did have a lot of responsibility: to plan and execute one of the universities largest community events — the annual Hanukkah concert.

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