Author: Monika Fabian

Bio: Monika Fabian is a former Feet in 2 Worlds contributor. She is a freelance journalist who writes about New York’s Latino community and Latin American culture. Her articles have appeared in El Diario/La Prensa, Hora Hispana, Metro, New York Daily News, NYPress, and Time Out New York. Monika is a Bronx-native with roots and family in Colombia and the Dominican Republic.


Podcast: Same-Sex Marriage Coverage in Spanish Language Media

Posted on: 03 Aug 2011

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.

Gay Undocumented Immigrant Released From Rikers After Acquittal

Posted on: 28 Apr 2011

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.

Hispanic Musicians Upset As Grammys Drop Latin Jazz Category

Posted on: 13 Apr 2011

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.”

NY State Senator Gustavo Rivera Stakes Out Independent Role

Posted on: 17 Jan 2011

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.

Color Coded Census Maps: Where We Live Now

Posted on: 19 Nov 2010

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.

Fear Over Secure Communities: More Immigrants Will Be Lost in Detention System

Posted on: 26 Oct 2010

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.

Immigrant Advocates to Paterson: Rescind Secure Communities

Posted on: 19 Oct 2010

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.

Closely Watched Espada/Rivera Race Draws Little Interest Where It Counts

Posted on: 13 Sep 2010

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.