Paola Michelle Ortiz


Afro-Latinos endure racism from in and outside their community

Afro Latinos speak about the embedded racism within the Latino community and how representation and education can help combat colorism.


Dating apps can be a dangerous space for LGBTQ users

Members of the LGBTQ+ community have been targeted on dating apps by individuals who seek to harm them. Some have been victims of robbery, assault and hate crimes.


Advocates want more for homeless during a snowstorm

A snowstorm expected to leave 16-22 inches of snow and blizzard conditions moves officials to urge New Yorkers to stay inside. But what about those who do not have a home?


An ode to the young people of New York 

The goal of this photo essay is to capture the essence of the people that compose New York City and show the creative spirit New Yorkers carry.

Special Report: Shutdown: The Coronavirus

Musicians deal with the reality of no live shows as covid takes center stage

A room full of strangers enjoying a live performance simultaneously was seen as innocent fun before, but after the covid-19 pandemic, live shows are now seen as super spreader events.

Special Report: America Votes

Voting in Lower Manhattan

It was quick and easy.


Puerto Ricans in Florida become key in the 2020 Presidential election 

Both candidates have been competing to win over the Latino vote in Florida and Puerto Ricans have proven to be a key demographic there, making up 27% of the overall eligible Latino voters in the state.  

Special Report: Shutdown: The Coronavirus

The pandemic is causing mental health struggles for many Latinos

 Latinx, Black and Asian Americans have been the hardest hit throughout the pandemic.

Special Report: Shutdown: The Coronavirus

Latinos weigh in on President Trump’s management of the pandemic

Latinos have been a major target of the Covid-19 pandemic.


Memories of stop and frisk, racial profiling and microaggressions drive activists to protest

As a black woman in America she said she is in constant danger of a police encounter that could go wrong.