Posts Tagged ‘Carmen De La Rosa’

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 […]


It’s Time for Us to Lead

It’s Time for Us to Lead

By Carmen De La Rosa (@CnDelarosa) I have long been inspired by the voices, ideas and energy of my peers in making change. Here Uptown, young people are driving conversations about gentrification, community preservation and pushing back against the powerful forces looking to move in. We are instead interested in grassroots energy, aimed at empowering […]

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