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Latino Americans of New York and New Jersey
More than four million Latino Americans call the New York and New Jersey region home. To coincide with the landmark PBS series "Latino Americans," which premiered in September 2013, we collected stories from Latino Americans from our community to create a 30-minute companion program, Latino Americans of New York and New Jersey, which also premiered in the fall of 2013, on THIRTEEN, WLIW21 and NJTV
Latino Center at the Smithsonian
Latino Oral Histories
Latino Oral Histories are intrinsic to the New Jersey Hispanic Research and Information Center's mission to document and preserve the history of Latinos in the state of New Jersey. This collection of oral histories offers direct, first–person accounts of the lives and experiences of men and women from diverse Latino backgrounds who call New Jersey home. Their stories are a living testimony of 20th Century Latino experience in the state, documenting the vibrant role this community has played in New Jersey's social, political, and cultural history.
Latinx of Hudson County, New Jersey
Hudson County, New Jersey houses numerous cities with large Latinx populations. Hudson County consists of the cities Jersey City, Hoboken, Weehawken, Union, City, West New York, Bayonne, North Bergen, Secaucus, Kearny, Harrison, Guttenberg, and East Newark.
LGBTQ Latinx History in New Jersey
This Story Map explores how Latinx LGBTQ+ people formed community and claimed public space in New Jersey.
The ASPIRA Association promotes the empowerment of the Puerto Rican and Latino community by developing and nurturing the leadership, intellectual, and cultural potential of its youth so that they may contribute their skills and dedication to the fullest development of the Puerto Rican and Latino community everywhere.
Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey
Statewide organization which represents the interests of attorneys, judges, law professors and law students who share a common interest in resolving the issues affecting Hispanics within the legal community.
Hispanic Family Center of Southern New Jersey
HFC provides a broad range of culturally relevant social services and advocacy programs that support and encourage empowerment and self-sufficiency.
Latino Mental Health Association of New Jersey
The Latino Mental Health Association of New Jersey (formerly the Latino Psychological Association of New Jersey) is an organization of mental health professionals serving the Latino population.
Franck de las Mercedes
Franck de Las Mercedes was born in Nicaragua. His experience with growing up during the Nicaraguan Revolution and the graffiti of New York is a source of inspiration for his work. He is best known for his Priority Box Art Project, which has been featured in classrooms, across the globe, and as close to him as the LED Lights of Times Square. Franck's "Post No Bills" egg was part of the Fabergé Big Egg Hunt NY 2014. A citywide public exhibit that featured over 250 large egg sculptures – placed throughout New York City, each designed by globally renowned artists and designers. On October 2014, The New Jersey Senate and General Assembly passed a joint legislative resolution honoring Franck and the Peace Boxes Project, commending him for his meritorious record of service, leadership, and commitment in the arts and his community.He also participated in the Sing For Hope Project in 2018.
He has been a resident of Weehawkin, New Jersey.
While she was not born in Newark, Hidalgo had a major impact on the city with her activism in the Puerto Rican and Latinx community and work as a professor at Rutgers-Newark. After her retirement from Rutgers, she served as assistant commissioner of education for the State of New Jersey from 1994 to 1995.
She was a lesbian, whose political efforts where motivated by the needs of LGBT+ people of color. On September 22, 2010 Rutgers-Newark honored her memory and service to her community by naming a street on campus Hilda Hidalgo Way.
Paquito D'Rivera is a Cuban born clarinetist, saxophonist and composer of classical and jazz music. Tutored by his father, who was friends and played music with musicians like Duke Ellington, began tutoring him at age five. D'Rivera has played with countless Philharmonic groups, won 12 Grammy awards, as well as several other honors. He is one of the only artist who has won awards for both classic and contemporary jazz.
D'Rivera currently lives in North Bergen, New Jersey.
Best known for her work with ABC, Elizabeth Vargas was born in Patterson, New Jersey to a Puerto Rican father and Irish American mother. She was educated at the University of Missouri. She worked in television in Missouri and Chicago before moving to NBC.
She created an ABC special report based on the book The Da Vinci Code questioning many traditional ideas about Mary Magdalene. She filled in for Peter Jennings when he was treated for lung cancer, and then with Bob Woodruff became a co-anchor to replace him. She soloed in that work when Bob Woodruff was injured in Iraq.
Her 2016 memoir is called 'Between Breaths: A Memoir of Panic and Addiction'. It is not directly available from the RCBC Library, but can be requested from an affiliate.
Between Breaths by Beloved former ABC 20/20 anchor Elizabeth Vargas reveals her alcohol addiction and anxiety disorder in a shockingly honest and emotional memoir. From the moment she uttered the brave and honest words, "I am an alcoholic," to interviewer George Stephanopoulos, Elizabeth Vargas began writing her story, as her experiences were still raw. Now, in Between Breaths, Vargas discusses her accounts of growing up with anxiety--which began suddenly at the age of six when her father served in Vietnam--and how she dealt with this anxiety as she came of age, eventually turning to alcohol for a release from her painful reality. The now-A&E Network reporter reveals how she found herself living in denial about the extent of her addiction, and how she kept her dependency a secret for so long. She addresses her time in rehab, her first year of sobriety, and the guilt she felt as a working mother who could never find the right balance between a career and parenting. Honest and hopeful, Between Breaths is an inspiring read. Winner of the Books for a Better Life Award in the First Book category Instant New York Times and USA Today Bestseller
Call Number: B Vargas
Publication Date: 2016-09-13
Carol-Lynn Parente grew up in West Milford, New Jersey. She graduated from Rutgers University with a degree in marketing and economics. She started working on Sesame Street as a post production assistant. Parente managed the animation and post production of the show's Elmo’s World segment, introduced to the show in 1998. She has also done similar work on Elmo's World: Happy Holidays and Kids Favorite Songs 2, both of which were winners of Telly Awards.
She was promoted to the position of executive producer in June 2005. She has won multiple Emmy Awards for her work on the show. As senior producer, Parente shared the Emmy Award in 2006 for "Outstanding Pre-School Children's Series", the seventh award she has earned.
She currently lives in Union City, New Jersey.