Yuh-Line Niou (Photo via Twitter)

‘Complicated’ Election in Chinatown

East Asian, Manhattan, Politics February 5, 2016 at 6:32 pm

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.

Amanda Septimo (Photo by Kristina Siriotis via Hunts Point Express)

Running for a City Council Seat in the Bronx

Bronx, Government, Politics January 13, 2016 at 5:24 pm

The Hunts Point Express spoke with three of the many candidates vying to fill the 17th district City Council seat in the Bronx.

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.

Yuh-Line Niou, chief of staff for Assembly member Ron Kim. (Photo via World Journal)

Asian-Americans Eyeing Sheldon Silver’s Seat

Government, Manhattan, Politics December 11, 2015 at 5:48 pm

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.

Imam Khalid Latif, from NYU’s Islamic Center, speaks during the protest. City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito organized a rally to protest Donald Trump’s proposal to expel Muslims from the U.S. Public Advocate Letitia James, Comptroller Scott Stringer and religious leaders joined the demonstration. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

NYC Comes Together to Say ‘Enough’ to Donald Trump

Government, Manhattan, Muslim, Politics December 10, 2015 at 4:49 pm

Hundreds of people gathered at City Hall to demonstrate against the racist statements made by the Republican presidential candidate, El Diario reports.

Yungman Lee (Courtesy of Yungman Lee for Congress)

Yungman Lee to Challenge Velázquez for Congress

Brooklyn, East Asian, Manhattan, Politics, Queens December 2, 2015 at 4:17 pm

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.

Sheldon Silver attending the 43rd anniversary of the Open Door senior center. The third from the left in the back row is Pauline Ng (Photo by Yingzi Yin via World Journal)

Sheldon Silver Still Supported in Chinatown

East Asian, Manhattan, Politics December 1, 2015 at 10:32 pm

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.

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.