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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.

Read more: Summit on Latinos Returns | Manhattan Times

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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.

For more info: https://wordupbooks.wordpress.com/

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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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