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Sister Patricia Marie Williams. (Photo by Benjamin Parkin, via The Uptowner)

Uncertain Future for Harlem-based Order of Black Nuns

Black, Manhattan, Religion, Women October 8, 2015 at 8:14 pm

A Harlem convent is struggling to revitalize itself amidst a decline in the nun population and renewed interest of women in religious orders, reports The Uptowner.

From Puebla to ‘Nueva York’

From Puebla to ‘Nueva York’

Immigration, Mexican, New York October 8, 2015 at 6:16 pm

Travel between the state of Puebla and New York in the latest episode of CUNY TV’s “Nueva York” and see from where many in the local Mexican community originate.

The Archbishop of the Easten Diocese, Khajag Barsamian, spoke after unveiling the statue, saying it was a blessing for it to be on the steps of the church. (Photo by Joseph Darius Jaafari for Voices of NY)

Focused on the Future, Armenian-Americans Talk About the Past

Asian, Featured Posts, History, Manhattan October 8, 2015 at 6:03 pm

Armenian Americans recount family stories of survival at an unveiling at St. Vartan Cathedral of Migrations, a sculpture honoring the killing of more than a million Armenians between 1915 and 1917.

Edwardo Torres with his son Calvin, who goes to one of Success Academy’s charter schools. (Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

Charter Schools Size Up Against the Mayor

Brooklyn, Education October 8, 2015 at 5:36 pm

More than 10,000 people gathered to demand better facilities for charter schools from Mayor Bill de Blasio, El Diario reports.

(Photo via Russkaya Reklama)

Brooklyn Center Haven for Traditional Dance From the Caucasus

Brooklyn, Culture, Jewish, Traditions, Youth October 7, 2015 at 5:37 pm

At the the Kavkazi Jewish Youth Center, Tovushi, in Sheepshead Bay, children learn Lezginka, a dance native to the Caucasus, reports Russkaya Reklama.

The Pink Ribbon Club works to educate and support Chinese breast cancer patients and survivors. (Photo courtesy of New York-Presbyterian/Queens)

Chinese Language Health Group Supports Breast Cancer Survivors

East Asian, Health, Queens, Women October 7, 2015 at 3:28 pm

Two health professionals launch a peer support group to help Chinese breast cancer survivors, reports Times Ledger.

Mr. and Mrs. Kim (Photo via The Korea Times)

A Hospital Assault Case One Year Later

Bronx, Crime, East Asian, Health October 6, 2015 at 8:41 pm

A couple told The Korea Times that police had initially refused to investigate an assault on the husband at his Bronx workplace, which left him suffering brain damage. A year after the incident, a detective has started looking into the case.

Gala Celebrates Decade of Health and Hip Hop

Gala Celebrates Decade of Health and Hip Hop

Health, Manhattan, Youth October 6, 2015 at 7:44 pm

The Health in Key Gala honored celebrities who have supported Hip Hop Public Health initiatives and raised money for their school-based educational programs.

Native American chiefs with Paul Vallone (right). (Photo by Alina Suriel via Queens Courier)

A Street Sign ‘350 Years Overdue’

History, Native American, Queens October 6, 2015 at 5:44 pm

A street in Little Neck, Queens, has been co-named Matinecock Way in tribute to the Native American tribe that last lived in northeastern Queens centuries ago, reports Queens Courier.

Cristina Enriquez, 23, the Center’s program associate, was among the more than 20 volunteers present.

Fighting Domestic Violence in Flushing

East Asian, Health, Queens October 6, 2015 at 4:49 pm

As part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Asian-American groups spoke out against sexual and domestic abuse at a gathering inside a police precinct in Flushing, reports The Korea Times.

(Photo via El Diario)

Raising Awareness of Human Trafficking in NYC

Crime, Immigration, New York October 5, 2015 at 10:09 pm

Amid their efforts to raise awareness of human trafficking, local activists seek to dispel stereotypes of the victims, reports El Diario.

Hoctun, Yucatán, Mexico. Nov. 25, 2014 – Juan Casanova, 47, showing his American and Mexican passports. “The American dream helped me build my Mexican dream.” (Photo by Joey Rosa/UBELONG)

Immigration Seen From the Other Side

Culture, Immigration, Manhattan, Mexican October 5, 2015 at 8:17 pm

A photo exhibition delves into the emotional and social aspects of immigration to the U.S. which manifest themselves in Mexico.

Walking dogs is Gedalya Gottenger's labor of love. (Photo via The Jewish Daily Forward)

Williamsburg Man Defends His Love for Dogs

Brooklyn, Culture, Jewish October 5, 2015 at 7:39 pm

One Hasidic Jew turns his love for dogs into a dog walking service despite a long-standing fear of them in his community, reports The Jewish Daily Forward.

Remembering Gandhi and His Legacy of Peace

Remembering Gandhi and His Legacy of Peace

Featured Posts, History, Manhattan, South Asian, Video October 5, 2015 at 2:37 pm

The annual commemoration of the anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi took place by his statue in Union Square Park on Oct. 2 and included performances of his favorite devotional songs.

Developments like a 72-story apartment tower being built by Extell have long-time residents of the Lower East Side and Chinatown concerned about being displaced. (Photo by Yannic Rack via The Villager)

Protesting the ‘Building From Hell’ on the LES

Housing, Manhattan October 2, 2015 at 6:51 pm

Longtime residents of the Lower East Side and Chinatown called for protective zoning and voiced fears of displacement as they rallied near the site of a planned 72-story apartment tower, reports The Villager.