Posts Tagged ‘Marisol Alcantara’

Center Opens First LGBTQ Haven in Washington Heights | The Uptowner

Center Opens First LGBTQ Haven in Washington Heights | The Uptowner

by Deanna Hirsch Ka’Trina Marshall moved to New York City six months ago after being kicked out of her mother’s house in Atlanta. A homeless, HIV positive, transgender woman, she relied on new friends and temporary shelters for survival. Then she met a worker on the street from the Dominican Women‘s Development Center who offered […]


We Will Not Forget – A Tribute to Officer Miosotis Familia | Manhattan Times

We Will Not Forget - A Tribute to Officer Miosotis Familia | Manhattan Times

By State Senator Marisol Alcántara When I learned of the tragic death of Officer Miosotis Familia, I was heartbroken. She was a woman who lived her entire life in service of others and in service of the community. She worked for the Red Cross, she worked as a nurse, and for 12 years, she protected […]


He’s about to be the first Dominican American elected to Congress. And he was once undocumented. | Fusion

He’s about to be the first Dominican American elected to Congress. And he was once undocumented. | Fusion

By Caitlin Cruz One of the first things New York State Sen. Adriano Espaillat remembers from coming to America at 9 years old was the lights. He, his brother and his mother landed in New York from Santiago, Dominican Republic, at night and they were mesmerized by the December snow and the lights. “What was […]


The halls of Albany will never be the same | Manhattan Times

The halls of Albany will never be the same | Manhattan Times

Alcántara, De La Rosa score landmark wins in primary election Story by Gregg McQueen After making history in June with a victory in the Democratic Congressional primary, forging a path to become the first Dominican to serve in the U.S. Congress, Adriano Espaillat helped two Dominican women make history of their own in Tuesday night’s […]


Op-Led: People Power On Display

Op-Led: People Power On Display

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Yesterday we made history again. The results of yesterday’s elections proved that Latinos are a force to be reckoned with. That our voting power cannot be taken for granted. We will not be talked down to. We will have a seat at the table. We will now have, not one, but […]


Adriano Espaillat Tests the Role of Kingmaker After His Historic Primary Win | NY Times

Adriano Espaillat Tests the Role of Kingmaker After His Historic Primary Win | NY Times

By WILLIAM NEUMAN Adriano Espaillat’s victory in a Democratic primary for a New York congressional seat was a watershed for Dominican immigrants hoping to send one of their own to Washington for the first time. Although his triumph in the November general election is virtually assured in the heavily Democratic 13th Congressional District in Upper […]

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