Chinese community leaders talk about the upcoming special election to replace Sheldon Silver for the remainder of his term which expires at the end of the year, reports Sing Tao Daily.
The Hunts Point Express spoke with three of the many candidates vying to fill the 17th district City Council seat in the Bronx.
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.
Yuh-Line Niou, the chief of staff for Assembly member Ron Kim, Gigi Li, chair of Community Board 3, and Jenifer Rajkumar, district leader of the 65th Assembly District, Part C, are showing interest in the open seat, reports World Journal.
Hundreds of people gathered at City Hall to demonstrate against the racist statements made by the Republican presidential candidate, El Diario reports.
Banker and lawyer Yungman Lee will challenge Nydia Velaquez for her congressional seat in the Democratic primary in June, and hopes for Asian support from the 7th district, which spans parts of Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.
Residents of Chinatown expressed support for Assemblyman Sheldon Silver, convicted on seven counts of corruption on Nov. 30, and mused about the possibility of a Chinese candidate being elected to fill his seat, according to reports in Sing Tao Daily and World Journal.
Brooklyn Daily Eagle profiles Brooklyn City Council member Antonio Reynoso.
Brooklyn Daily Eagle interviews Haitian-born City Council member Mathieu Eugene.
City Comptroller Scott Stringer told reporters at a Center for Community and Ethnic Media Newsmakers briefing that the way to grow business in NYC is to support women and minority-owned businesses, and he said that NYCHA housing and homelessness remain problem issues for the city.
Korea American Civic Empowerment (KACE) has issued a new guide to Korean-American candidates running for office, Korea Daily and The Korea Times report.
NYC activists will travel to Spain again in November to learn organizing tips from their counterparts, who recently won municipal elections in Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia and elsewhere.
Pope Francis has joined more than half a million New Yorkers as the newest holder of the IDNYC.
Rallies in Queens supporting and opposing the new constitution in Nepal are a reflection of the political feuds, religious sensitivities, and the frustration of indigenous groups within the Nepalese community.
With the political power of Hispanics is far from reaching its full potential, several organizations are helping the largest minority in the country to register to vote, El Diario reports.