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Join us on Feb. 26!

Join us for a Summit on Immigration, “Long Island at a Turning Point - It’s Everyone’s Opportunity”

by Maryann Sinclair Slutsky on January 26, 2015  

The event will aim to define the future direction of immigrant inclusion and integration for our region.


A new study finds direct correlation between the rise in violence and the surge in children crossing the border.

Data Debunks Child Refugee Myths

by Christian Bonawandt on July 15, 2014  

Violence and poverty are the overwhelming reasons children are fleeing Central America for the U.S. in such large numbers, a new study proves.


This list of books by and for Latinos has been developed for parents and teachers so they can help children better understand their Latino heritage through the portrayal of cultural and societal issues that often impact Latino children.

A Reading Program to Help Kids Find Themselves—and Their Culture—This Summer

by Christiaan Perez on July 7, 2014  

Latinas 4 Latino Lit is an online summer reading program that emphasizes Latino authors and books about Latino issues.


Maryse Emmanuel-Garcy.

From Haiti to Long Island With a Mission

by Maryann Sinclair Slutsky on June 2, 2014  

Maryse Emmanuel-Garcy seeks to help Haitian-Americans develop a strong sense of cultural identity, as well as spread knowledge about the Haitian community and culture throughout Long Island.


Mole pueblano.

A Recipe to Honor Immigrant Mothers

by Maryann Sinclair Slutsky on May 9, 2014  

In celebration of them and mothers everywhere, we offer a recipe for a special dish that, like many immigrants, blends the flavors of many worlds together.


Skyline of the City of Puebla, with Popocatépetl volcano in the background.

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Cinco de Mayo

by Maryann Sinclair Slutsky on May 5, 2014  

Misconceptions abound about Cinco de Mayo and the meaning behind the holiday. Here are five things all Americans should know before you celebrate today.


Many say that corned beef is not "really Irish"

Corned Beef and Cabbage on St. Patrick’s Day: Is It Irish?

by Patrick Young, Esq. on March 16, 2014  

Can something be Irish if it is not from Ireland?


Black History month in a Long Island village.

Patchogue Embraces Black History

by Hendel Leiva on March 10, 2014  

In the Village of Patchogue, Black History Month was recognized through several events organized by Of Colors…A Creative Collective at Artspace Patchogue, which was founded by Tracy Todd Hunter.


The great pre-Lent festival.

Long Island “Gran Baile De Carnaval” Pageant and Celebration

by Hendel Leiva on March 6, 2014  

Welcoming Long Island Organizer Hendel Leiva participates in the Long Island Carnaval 2014 as a pageant judge. Read about his experience and the significance of beauty pageants to the immigrant community on Long Island. Congratulations to Maryann Rodas, the 2014 Reina De Carnaval!


An Irish Union cavalryman sees danger coming.

An Immigrant Colonel’s Warnings Ignored at Chickamauga

by Patrick Young, Esq. on January 30, 2014  

Robert Minty served his adopted country at battles throughout the West.

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