According to High Brown Magazine, many immigrants in the 21st century “come as refugees from countries as far apart as Bhutan, Burma and Iraq, as well as Somalia, Eritrea, Liberia and Cuba.” According to the Buffalo-based Journey’s End Refugee Services, there were some 1,600 refugees resettled in Buffalo in 2012, with another 2,000 expected in 2013.

Hispanic resources in Buffalo

“The fastest-growing demographic, however, hails from Latin America. According to the latest U.S. census data, between 2000 and 2010, the Latino population in Buffalo increased by almost 25 percent. Six percent of city residents today speak Spanish, and at least five news outlets in Buffalo cater to this diverse community.”

One of the Spanish speaking news outlets in Buffalo is “La Voz de WNY, a Spanish-language public affairs talk show that airs on Time Warner channel 20.”

Panorama Hispano News

Panorama Hispano News (print and online) is published for readers in Western, New York, and Erie, Pennsylvania. The company prints 30,000 hardcopies each month. The website connects with 38,000 readers on a weekly basis.

Hispanic Heritage Council

The Hispanic Heritage Council is “dedicated to preserving the history of Hispanics in Western New York for future generations.” A few Hispanic resources, other than those mentioned, listed on their website include:

  • Buffalo Puerto Rican Press [ Maria Rosa] 716-308-4987
  • IMAGEN NY Magazine
    PO Box 31285, Rochester, NY 14603
  • Latin Journal [ Maria Rosa] 716-308-4987
  • La Ultima Hora [ Luis Rodriguez] 716-570-8441
    Published monthly – free
  • La Voz Rochester Community Newspaper
    282 Hollenbeck, Rochester, NY
  • WBBF 1120AM – Spanish Radio [ Un Encuentro Con Dios] 716-432-6962
  • WJJL-1440AM – Spanish Radio [ Radio Luz] & [ Impacto Musical Latino] 716-674-9555

Special television programming highlights Buffalo’s Hispanic Community:

  • WIVB Channel 4 airs “Hispanic Voices” on the fourth Sunday of each month at 5:30 a.m. with host, Gilbert Hernandez.
  • Public Access Channel 20 airs “La Voz de WNY” on Mondays 2:00-2:30 pm, and Tuesdays 1:30-2:00p with host, Maria Rivera.

Other ethnic media resources in Buffalo

Additional ethnic media resources include:

  • Newspapers
    o Am-Pol Eagle (a Polish-American weekly)
    o Buffalo Irish Times (an Irish-American bimonthly)
    o The German Citizen (a German-American bimonthly)
    o The Challenger is an African-American newspaper that services Buffalo and other Western New York locations
  • Television
  • Radio. According to Wikipedia, the following radio stations are identified as ethnic and may be reachable from Buffalo
    o WQPJ-LP 94.3 FM Port Jervis Ethnic
    o WQPU-LP 93.7 FM Westbrookville Ethnic
    o WRKL 910 AM New City Ethnic
    o WVIP 93.5 FM New Rochelle Ethnic
  • A few cultural resources
    o Chabad House is a home-away-from-home for thousands of Jewish Students at the UB. Chabad anticipates and serves the needs of students on a social, educational, and spiritual level. At Chabad, all students are welcome, regardless of background, affiliation, and level of observance.
    o WIVB reported in 2017 that the first Asian supermarket in the Buffalo area officially opened.
    o The International Institute of Buffalo has stories on immigrant women in Buffalo

People who reside in Buffalo can often pick up media outlets in Toronto, Canada.

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