In the wake of the Paris attacks, some counterarguments to the worries over admitting refugees, in City Limits – and from Mayor Bill de Blasio.
In this opinion piece, a member of the Humanities Department at the Universidad de Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, puts forward some new ideas for solving the island’s crisis.
The Korean community in Palisades Park, New Jersey, has succeeded in getting the mayor to reverse a plan to increase parking fees in the business area, which is dominated by Korean-owned businesses, Korea Daily reports.
An editorial in The Haitian Times explores the broader implications of the Dominican Republic’s actions against Dominico-Haitians.
In an opinion piece, Javier Castaño of Queens Latino mourns the loss of the Latino Cultural Festival, which comes at a time when city officials say they want to encourage cultural activities in city neighborhoods.
Supporters of the Roosevelt Avenue BID haven’t analyzed how local, immigrant-owned businesses may be affected, argues an opinion piece in Queens Latino.
An opinion piece in Queens Latino argues that the recent agreement on the expansion of the 82nd Street BID to Roosevelt Avenue does not take sufficient account of dissenting views.
Failure so far to add the Lunar New Year to the school calendar, participate in Asian-related celebration events, or set foot in Chinatown suggests Mayor Bill de Blasio has been disregarding the Asian community, argues a commentary piece in Sing Tao Daily.
In an opinion piece, Irish Central enumerates the ways in which Mayor Bill de Blasio has “angered” the Irish community in NYC.
In an editorial, World Journal says that many Chinese worry that NYPD officer Peter Liang, indicted by a grand jury for murder, may be made into a scapegoat for racial tensions between the police and Black communities. But the paper warns against a rush to judgment.
In an editorial, Mariel Fiori, managing editor of the Hudson Valley-based publication La Voz, urges immigrants, especially Mexicans and other Latinos, to seek citizenship in 2015.
The Red Hook Star-Revue offers a spirited defense of Carlos Menchaca, who was ousted as co-leader of the Brooklyn City Council delegation on Feb. 5.
An editorial in The Wave expresses disappointment at what Mayor Bill de Blasio had to say about the Rockaways.
The founder of MASA has been denied legal immigration status to the U.S., and Mott Haven Herald’s Bernard L. Stein urges action to help him.
On the anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti, Jean McGianni Celestin writes in the Haitian Times about the parallels between the struggles of the Haitian people and Black communities in the U.S.