Human rights

Latinas express their opinions about discriminatory comments on hair. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

While Supporting Hair Discrimination Ban, Latinos Reveal ‘Bad Hair’ Issues

Human rights, Latino February 20, 2019 at 5:04 pm

El Diario La Prensa found widespread support among Hispanic New Yorkers for the NYC Commission On Human Rights ban on hair and hairstyle-based discrimination, but some find it unnecessary.

A red dress, a symbol of the plight of missing and murdered indigenous women and organized efforts to fight Native American women’s heightened risk of violence, hangs near the Peace Fire site on the Shinnecock Reservation in Southampton. (By Paula Bess Collins via The Easthampton Star)

Trafficking ‘Under our Noses’ on the East End of LI

Human rights, Immigration, Latino, Long Island, Native American October 15, 2018 at 12:56 pm

The East Hampton Star reports on human and sex trafficking on the eastern end of Long Island.

‘Speak Spanish, This is America!’ Forum Oct. 12 in Brooklyn

‘Speak Spanish, This is America!’ Forum Oct. 12 in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Human rights October 11, 2018 at 4:21 pm

In response to the climate of discrimination against immigrants, the city in partnership with several community and media organizations hosts a forum on human rights called “Speak Spanish, this is America!” Oct. 12 at Brooklyn’s P.S. 24, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Auru Cruz and Victor Sánchez, two of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit against the NYPD, claim discrimination on the part of police officers. (Photo via El Diario)

MRNY Joins Complaint against NYPD over Lack of Interpreters

Human rights, Immigration, New York, Police, Queens August 15, 2018 at 3:47 pm

Immigrant rights organization Make the Road New York joined a one-year-old complaint against the NYPD for discrimination and failing to provide interpretation services, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

One of the entries in the AST art contest. (From Advocates of Silenced Turkey website)

Reflecting on Repression in Turkey, Through Art

Featured Posts, Human rights, Middle Eastern, New York July 19, 2018 at 1:27 pm

To bring attention in North America to the human rights violations of Turkish citizens by the Turkish government, Advocates of Silenced Turkey (AST) recently organized an art contest called”  “Human Rights Violations in Turkey Art Contest” for elementary, middle and high school students in the U.S. According to the WorldRead More