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The 4th annual “Festival People en Español” will for the first time take place in New York City. Slated for October 17 and 18 at the Jacob Javits Center, the free two-day event is a celebration of Hispanic culture that features celebrities, opinion-makers, and leaders, and mixes panels and performances with family activities. On the music side, …

Singer Rubén Blades is known as a legendary star of Latin music, a winner of multiple Grammy Awards, an acclaimed TV and film actor, a political figure in his native Panama, a committed social activist — and now, for at least one day, a New York City high school teacher. In a recent session with …

Bodega Bamz sets the internet ablaze with his new single – El Rey. Bodega Bamz thinks he’s the best already. Riding off the success of his 2012 mixtape, Strictly 4 My P.A.P.I.Z., the New York-bred, half-Dominican/half-Puerto-Rican rapper dropped his newest single yesterday to rave reviews from his fans. “El-Rey” gives a taste of Bodega’s forthcoming …

Tragedy struck one family in Queens, N.Y. earlier this year and the NYPD could have done more to prevent the murders. In Jan. 18, Deisy Garcia was fatally stabbed by her husband, who then went on to murder their two daughters as well. Yet, she had made others aware of her fears and the danger …

New York City made history Wednesday. The city council elected its first Hispanic as speaker – the second most powerful position in city government after that of mayor. Melissa Mark-Viverito, a Democrat who represents East Harlem, was elected unanimously by a 51 to 0 margin on Wednesday. Manhattan Councilman Dan Garodnick had opposed Mark-Viverito but …

Now that the major New York City races are over and you thought that everything was quiet on the political front we are being plastered with propaganda for the next important city election, the City Council speaker. What’s interesting is that though this is a very important position, considered the second most important person after …

Puerto Rican Day Parade 2012

NUEVA YORK — Miles de puertorriqueños expresaron su orgullo boricua el domingo desfilando a lo largo de la Quinta Avenida de Manhattan al ritmo de tambores, silbatos y trompetas para marcar el decimoséptimo Desfile Nacional Puertorriqueño. Bajo un cielo claro y con altas temperaturas, adultos, niños y ancianos marcharon a pie y en decenas de …