Antonio Reynoso (Photo by William Alatriste/Flickr via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Reynoso on Cleaning up North Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Dominican, Politics November 13, 2015 at 5:21 pm

Brooklyn Daily Eagle profiles Brooklyn City Council member Antonio Reynoso.

City Council member Mathieu Eugene (Photo via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Supporting Youth Programs on the City Council

Brooklyn, Politics, Youth October 23, 2015 at 4:51 pm

Brooklyn Daily Eagle interviews Haitian-born City Council member Mathieu Eugene.

City Comptroller Scott Stringer addresses the media at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, while Errol Louis, NY1 political reporter and Director of the CUNY J School’s Urban Reporting concentration, listens (Photo by Chloe Chik)

Stringer on Audits, NYCHA and DHS

Featured Posts, History, New York, Politics, Women October 19, 2015 at 5:30 pm

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.

Dongchan Kim (right) and officers from KACE holding their new guide books (Photo courtesy of KACE via Korea Daily)

Numerous Korean Candidates Are in NJ Races

East Asian, Metro Area, Politics October 16, 2015 at 5:20 pm

Korea American Civic Empowerment (KACE) has issued a new guide to Korean-American candidates running for office, Korea Daily and The Korea Times report.

Members of the NYC to Spain group meeting with the Spanish counterparts in May (Photo by Dolly Martinez via Facebook)

Bringing Home Lessons from Spain’s Activists

Featured Posts, Housing, New York, Politics, Voices' Picks September 30, 2015 at 2:52 pm

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.

(Courtesy of the Office of Mayor Bill de Blasio)

Look Who Just Got an IDNYC

New York, Politics, Religion September 25, 2015 at 6:54 pm

Pope Francis has joined more than half a million New Yorkers as the newest holder of the IDNYC.

Protesters at Diversity Plaza ripping up copies of the new Nepalese constitution. (Photo by Dipika Shrestha for Voice of NY)

New Constitution Divides Nepalese in New York

Featured Posts, Politics, Queens, South Asian, Voices' Picks September 23, 2015 at 10:33 pm

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.

(Photo by Christopher Collins, Creative Commons license)

A Call for Latinos to Register

Latino, New York, Politics September 23, 2015 at 3:01 pm

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.

Gregg Bruen in front of his Morristown, New Jersey home (Photo by Victor Matos via El Diario)

Trump’s Anti-Immigrant Message Resonates for One NJ Homeowner

Immigration, Latino, Metro Area, Politics September 18, 2015 at 4:51 pm

The signs hung by a Republican supporter have upset the Latino population in Morristown, New Jersey, El Diario reports.

Community organizations protest in front of the Trump International Hotel & Tower. (Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

Anti-Trump Protest on the Eve of Mexico’s Independence Day

Manhattan, Mexican, Politics September 16, 2015 at 2:39 pm

Community organizations staged an anti-Trump protest coinciding with the local celebration for Mexican Independence Day, El Diario reports.

The August issue of "Riverdale Record." (Photo via Gotham Gazette)

A New ‘Paper’ in Riverdale?

Bronx, Media, Politics September 10, 2015 at 5:57 pm

Bronx politicans and media react to state Sen. Jeff Klein’s new publication, “Riverdale Record,” in a story in Gotham Gazette.

Broad Ave. in Palisades Park (Photo by Jiha Ham for Voices of NY

‘Koreanizing’ of Palisades Park Opposed

Culture, East Asian, Metro Area, Politics September 8, 2015 at 12:12 pm

A proposal to give Broad Avenue in Palisades Park the second name of “Korea Way” is drawing opposition following an article in The Record about the plan, The Korea Times reports.

Jeb Bush Jr. Visits Chinatown

Jeb Bush Jr. Visits Chinatown

East Asian, Manhattan, Politics August 31, 2015 at 9:30 pm

Jeb Bush Jr. visited Chinatown on Aug. 21 – before his father’s controversial remarks concerning “anchor babies” – to campaign among Chinese Republicans in the community, reports World Journal in a couple of articles.

Jong Chul Lee at his swearing in as deputy mayor of Palisades Park (Photo via Korea Times)

Pleasing the Koreans – and Others – in Palisades Park

Culture, East Asian, Metro Area, Politics, Uncategorized August 27, 2015 at 5:39 pm

Jong Chul Lee, the deputy mayor of Palisades Park, wants to make the Lunar New York a holiday for public schools in the New Jersey town in which Koreans account for 50 percent of the population. But some suggest he should hold off, reports The Korea Times.

José Arango, president of the Republican Party in New Jersey (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Latino Republicans in NJ Repudiate Trump’s Immigration Views

Latino, Metro Area, Politics August 25, 2015 at 5:33 pm

Latino GOP leaders in New Jersey characterize Donald Trump’s plan to deport 11 million immigrants as “a fantasy” and “akin to what Hitler did against the Jews,” says Reporte Hispano.