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Olga Jiménez de Wagenheim, Rutgers University academic. (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Puerto Ricans Remember Historic Confrontation with Newark Police

History, Metro Area, Puerto Rican February 9, 2016 at 1:12 pm

A conference at Rutgers University recalls the forgotten Newark Puerto Rican Riots of 1974, Reporte Hispano reports.

(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Cuban Refugees Arrive in New Jersey from Central America

Central American, Immigration, Latino, Metro Area January 27, 2016 at 5:03 pm

A group of Cuban refugees who arrived in West New York from Central America tell of brutal treatment at the Costa Rica-Nicaragua border, Reporte Hispano reports.

Arthur Pais (Photo via News India Times)

Remembering ‘Mr. India in New York’

Media, Metro Area, South Asian January 21, 2016 at 5:07 pm

News India Times and The American Bazaar remember Arthur J. Pais, a veteran Indian-American journalist who dedicated more than 30 years of his life reporting on the Indian diaspora and many other topics.

Protesters against immigrants' raids. (Photo by Victor Matos via El Diario/La Prensa)

Anti-Raids and Minimum Wage Protests on MLK Day

Immigration, Labor, Metro Area, Religion January 19, 2016 at 4:03 pm

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Black Lives Matter and ICE-Free NYC activists protested immigration raids, and LaGuardia workers asked for a minimum wage of $15 per hour, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Elías García (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Day Laborer, Link Between Guatemalans and the Consulate

Central American, Immigration, Latino, Metro Area January 15, 2016 at 2:20 pm

Guatemalans in Fairview, New Jersey, turn to fellow community member Elías García for all their immigration questions and needs, Reporte Hispano reports.

On Jan. 13, 2016, members of the New York City Council and representatives of the Korean American Association of Queens New York stood in front of City Hall to celebrate Korean American Day. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Marking 113 Years of Korean Immigration

East Asian, Immigration, Manhattan, Metro Area January 15, 2016 at 1:25 pm

On Jan. 13 in both New York and New Jersey, politicians and representatives of Korean-American organizations celebrated 113 years of Korean immigration to the U.S., Korea Daily reports.

Nowy Dziennik Goes Weekly

Nowy Dziennik Goes Weekly

Eastern European, Media, Metro Area January 14, 2016 at 1:06 pm

The Polish newspaper Nowy Dziennik is changing from a daily to a weekly to better serve its readership with news about the local Polish community, while news and video offerings on the website will continue.

NJ residents demonstrated against ICE’s actions (Photo via El Diario)

Activists Protest ICE Raids in New Jersey

Government, Immigration, Latino, Metro Area, New York January 8, 2016 at 6:16 pm

The first protests in response to ICE operations have taken place in the New York area. More are expected in the next few days, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

On Jan. 5, at the monument for comfort women in Palisades Park, New Jersey. Left to right: Dong Chan Kim, president of Korean American Civic Empowerment, Steve Cavallo, curator at Palisades Park Public Library, and Young Hyun Baek, president of 1492 Green Club. (Photo via Korea Daily)

In NJ, Reaction to the Korea-Japan Agreement on Comfort Women

East Asian, History, Metro Area, Women January 8, 2016 at 1:09 pm

Following the recent agreement between Japan and Korea on comfort women, community leaders spoke at Palisades Park, New Jersey, saying they would continue to educate people about the history of comfort women and the importance of human rights, Korea Daily reports.

Rotary clock near the Princeton Junction train station (Photo by slgckgc, Creative Commons license)

Easing Academic Stress in NJ School District Exposes Ethnic Split

Asian, Education, Metro Area January 7, 2016 at 4:05 pm

Officials of the West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District in New Jersey are pushing for an academic program that draws the emphasis away from grades. But some parents, particularly of Asian descent, are not pleased, including those who spoke to Desi Talk.

(Photo via El Diario)

Immigrant Communities on Edge as Rumors Spread

Immigration, Latino, Metro Area, New York January 6, 2016 at 5:21 pm

False rumors of ICE checkpoints and raids have generated anxiety and fear among Latino immigrants, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Politics and Food of ‘Asian American Life’

Politics and Food of ‘Asian American Life’

Asian, Food, Metro Area, Politics, Video January 4, 2016 at 5:00 pm

In this month’s episode of CUNY TV’s “Asian American Life,” meet one of the youngest elected officials in the nation and get a taste of Asian foods from a Filipino holiday dessert to Korean-Latin fusion cuisine to the Korean staple dish of kimchi.

(Photo via News India Times)

An Indian Christmas

Metro Area, New York, Religion, South Asian, Traditions December 23, 2015 at 2:47 pm

In the tri-state area, Indian Christians celebrate Christmas at a variety of churches offering services in numerous languages, reports News India Times.

Hundreds, most of them Hispanic, call for the adoption of the law that would grant driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants. (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

NJ Legislators Put the Brakes on Driver License Bill

Immigration, Metro Area, Transportation December 15, 2015 at 5:54 pm

According to Reporte Hispano, legislators who support granting driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants in New Jersey say the bill will need to be modified.

(Photo via The Korea Times)

Opinion: Understanding the Bathing Culture of Korea

Culture, East Asian, Metro Area, New York, Opinion December 4, 2015 at 12:10 pm

In the wake of a controversy over a Korean spa’s 24-hour service in Palisades Park, New Jersey, an opinion piece in The Korea Times explains Korean spa culture.