In this podcast episode, Fi2W executive producer John Rudolph interviews freelance reporter Monika Fabian and LGBT Latino blogger Andrés Duque of Blabbeando about the Spanish-language media’s coverage of New York’s marriage equality law.
In an unusual turn of events, Ricardo Muñiz was released after 20 months of detention at Rikers Island Prison following his acquittal, despite being placed in the Criminal Alien Program which reports undocumented immigrants to federal authorities.
Monika Fabian writes in the New York Daily News that as the Grammys consolidates many of its categories, the awards competition is being accused of “cultural insensitivity.”
The freshman lawmaker from the Bronx says he’s his own man, even when it comes to supporters who helped him defeat the embattled Pedro Espada, once the highest ranking Hispanic in New York State government.
Eric Fischer’s maps show where whites, blacks, Asians and Hispanics live, and illustrate the degree to which American cities remain segregated along racial lines.
New York City Council member Ydanis Rodriguez says he will introduce a resolution calling on Governor Paterson to remove New York from the controversial immigration enforcement program known as Secure Communities.
Secure Communities is a federal program designed to find and deport undocumented immigrants who have committed serious crimes like murder, kidnapping and crimes that threaten national security. But advocates say it makes immigrants less secure.
It may be one of the most closely watched races in Tuesday’s New York Primary, but voters in the northwest Bronx seem largely uninterested in the contest between the powerful state Senator Pedro Espada Jr. and his challenger Gustavo Rivera.