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Uptown Video: Karen Rodriguez – Aunque Me Cueste La Vida

To properly celebrate Dominican Independence Day, Washington Heights’ own Karen Rodriguez released this excellent cover  of “Aunque Me Cueste La Vida” which was popularized by Dominican singer Alberto Beltran.Enjoy!…

Claudia De La Cruz

The Definition of Dominican Part 4 | Manhattan Times

Story, photos and video by Sherry Mazzocchi Claudia De la Cruz is an educator, community organizer and the general coordinator of the youth leadership development project at Da Urban Butterflies in Washington Heights. Her parents moved from the Dominican…

Dominican Independence Day Gone Viral

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) [blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/#!/Led_Black/status/174310393307602945″] This past Monday was the 168th anniversary of Dominican Independence and what an awesome Febrero 27th it was. First off, the words Dominican Independence Day were trending on Twitter. Say Word! Everyone from…

What Dominican Independence Day Means

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Today, Dominicans, it is our day to celebrate. Not that Dominicans need any more reasons to celebrate. We celebrate anything and everything! Dominicans over-celebrate! As anyone that has ever been to a baby shower in…

Viva La Republica!

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Photography by Briana E. Heard   I invite you to join me on Facebook and follow me on Twitter, or e-mail me at ledblackNYC@gmail.com…

El Pale Part 1 – Los Sueños

If you don’t know what a Pale is, chances are, that you are not Dominican. A Pale is any combination of 2 numbers that a person chooses as their pick for the Dominican lottery. Typically, depending on…