Stella Doro Is Not So “Stella” To Workers

Bronx, NY: The most important labor strike in New York City taking place is at Stella Doro in the Bronx. The new owners, an equity firm, are asking the workers to take a 25% pay cut while giving up all sick days and most vacation days. These are only some of the givebacks sought by the new employers. The workers, …

If Bx. BP Carrión Goes To DC – Who Becomes Bx BP?

If Adolfo Carrión gets appointed to a federal “cabinet” position a quick special election will decide the next “interim” Bronx Borough President. Expected to run are State Senator Ruben Diaz Jr and City Council member Joel Rivera. The campaign will be short and of course the candidates will try to dodge the real questions they must answer. Among those questions …

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Special Message from Ramon J. Jimenez

On February 7, 2009 at Hostos Community College in the South Bronx at 7:00 PM, the life of recently deceased José Chegüi Torres, Former Light heavy weight champion will be celebrated.  We are asking all his friends to spread the word as we have only a few days to organize the activity.  Please contact Ramón J. Jimenez (917-517-1320), Julio Pabón …

Mexicans To Be Majority of Latino New Yorkers By 2024, Study Predicts

The issue of the Latino migration in New York has quietly changed the Big Apple to the Big Mango. Below is an interesting article that we received from the Institute For Latino Policy that we wanted to share with all our visitors. Enjoy and pass on. By Diego Graglia, FI2W web editor Despite the U.S. Latino population’s diversity and widespread …

Review of It’s Only Just Begun by Ivan Sanchez & Luis DJ Discowiz Cedeno

Review of It’s Only Just Begun     by Ivan Sanchez and Luis DJ Discowiz Cedeño Powerhouse Books Dr Mark Naison It’s  Only Just Begun,  by Ivan Sanchez  and Luis Cedeno, is one of the most powerful memoirs I have read in recent years.  Billed as “The Epic Journey of DJ Dicsowiz, Hip Hop’s First Latino DJ,” the book  presents  extraordinarily vivid …

OPEN LETTER FROM STRIKING WORKERS AT STELLA D’ORO

Brothers and Sisters: As you may know, the workers at Stella D’Oro, on 237th St. and Broadway, have been on strike for more than 4 months, defending their right to work with the protection of a fair union contract. We must step up our solidarity with them so that their strike does not fail. For a start, some community activists …

THOUGHTS ON THE UPCOMING ELECTION DAY

This election day, November 4, 2008 will be a very historical one. Many of us, long active in Civil Rights Activism, have thought we would never live to see this day. My thoughts will be on those I knew who are no longer with us. How I would have liked to celebrate with them what seems to be a victory …

BORICUA SI—PENDEJO NO

The recent essay I wrote, “The Last Hurrah of Boss Rivera,” has received many responses. The majority have been favorable with many expressing the sentiment that the essay said what they had been thinking for so long. A small group has been critical of the essay and have reacted by taking the position that it is Taboo for a Puerto …