Summit on Latinos Returns | Manhattan Times

By Gregg McQueen

The second summit is coming.

There are 2.4 million Latinos in New York City, according to the city’s Department of City Planning (DCP).
Next month, a conference focused on the needs and concerns of nearly a third of the city’s population is reconvening for a second year.

The annual Summit on Latinos will be held on June 1st and will be hosted again at Hunter College’s Silberman School of Social Work.

The event is sponsored by the City University of New York’s Dominican Studies Institute (CUNY DSI), the Center for Puerto Rican Studies (Centro), and the Jaime Lucero Mexican Studies Institute, together with the New York City Council and Hispanic Federation.

Last year marked the debut of the day-long conference, which brought together individuals from the academic spheres, community-based organizations and city government to examine issues facing Latinos, including immigration, civil rights, political engagement, criminal justice and education.

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The Red Bull Music Festival @ La Marina: The Recap

Ivy Queen performs at Reggaeton: Hasta Abajo, part of Red Bull Music Academy Festival New York on May 19, 2018 (Photo: Maria Jose Govea | Red Bull Content Pool)

The Red Bull Music Festival touched down at La Marina on Saturday, May 19 for Reggaeton: Hasta Abajo, a rousing celebration of the genre. The festival reunited early pioneers of the sound, The Noise. Founded in San Juan in the early 1990s, the iconic collective of DJs, rappers and producers gave an early platform to current legends of reggaeton. Reggaeton legend Ivy Queen tore down the stage and had the audience eating out of her hands. Shout out to Red Bull for a simply incredible event.

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Mood Music: Emilio Rojas, Jarren Benton & Rexx Life Raj – Used To

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05/24/18: May Made Me Author Mitch Abidor In Conversation With Chris Hedges @ Word Up Books

Chris Hedges does not pull his punches. The work of the esteemed Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist is must-read material if you want to better understand the time we are living through right now. With that said, the indispensable Word Up Books (2113 Amsterdam Avenue) will be hosting him in conversation with author Mitch Abidor on Thursday, May 24 at 6:30 pm.

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Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – Bachata Royalty

This week on the Latinos Out Loud podcast, the crew chop it up about the Royal Wedding, legalized sports gambling and the NYC Indie Film Festival. This week’s special guest is Bachatera Andre Veloz, who is the creator of the infectious and ubiquitous “Eta Que Ta’ Aquí.”

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05/19/18: Red Bull Music presents Reggaeton: Hasta Abajo @ La Marina

Listen up people, it’s going down at La Marina this coming Saturday, May 19th. The Red Bull Music Festival comes Uptown for a Reggaeton extravaganza. In celebration of the genre, Red Bull Music Festival New York will reunite early pioneers of the sound, The Noise. Founded in San Juan in the early 1990s, the iconic collective of DJs, rappers and producers gave an early platform to current legends of reggaeton. Musical heavyweights Ivy Queen, DJ Nelson, DJ Negro, Alberto Stylee, Ranking Stone and Wilso G will be taking over La Marina for one night only. On support will be game-changers in the genre such as Rosa Pistola, Riobamba, DJ Lobo and more. It gets better folks; all the proceeds from the event’s ticket sales will be donated to Rock Steady For Life, a relief campaign started by legendary NYC breakdancer Richard Colón (aka Crazy Legs) dedicated to helping the people of Puerto Rico in the devastating aftermath of Hurricanes Maria and Irma. With hurricane season right around the corner, this kind of support is more crucial than ever. So click below and do your part to help our brothers and sisters in Puerto Rico.

Get Your TIX: 05/19/18: Red Bull Music presents Reggaeton: Hasta Abajo @ La Marina

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