Students from the Omega United Methodist Church visited the Comfort Women monument in Palisades Park, N.J. (Photo via the Korea Daily)

Voices in Focus: Monument Controversy Draws Attention to Comfort Women’s Ordeal

History, Politics, Sports June 4, 2012 at 4:25 pm

In our perusal of the ethnic and community press today, we came across two follow-ups on the Palisades Park Comfort Women monument; a report on Irish-American soccer fans; and a piece on a young Latino activist-turned-politician.

Trainer Franciszek Smuda during a press conference held after the first training of the Polish representation at Dolomitenstadt Stadium w Lienz.

Polish-American Soccer Fans Gear Up for Euro 2012

Culture, Sports May 24, 2012 at 5:55 pm

With just over two weeks to go until the European soccer championship EURO 2012 in Poland and Ukraine, the excitement among Polish-American soccer fans has hit fever pitch. Many plan to fly home for the tournament, or at least find a local spot to watch broadcasts of the games in good company.

MSG Sports President Scott M. O'Neil, Sales Director Tim McCarthy and Executive Vice President Greg Economou joined John Wang, President of the Asian American Development Center, to promote the company's relationship with Chinese businesses. (Photo by Shan Liu/World Journal)

After Linsanity, Madison Square Garden Courts Chinese Business

Business, Sports May 2, 2012 at 5:33 pm

Since Jeremy Lin broke out as the New York Knicks’ star point guard, Madison Square Garden has been working to cash in on his popularity in the Chinese community by reaching out to Chinese businesses.

Riders in the TD Five Borough Bike Tour will travel the 40-mile route. (Photo via El Diario)

Latino Bicyclists Gear up For Five Boro Bike Tour

Latino, Sports May 2, 2012 at 3:47 pm

As New Yorkers brace for the city’s streets to stream with bicycles this weekend during America’s largest cycling event, the TD Five Boro Bike Tour, a group of Latino bicyclists is gearing up for their ride. Their group, “JK,” has participated in this cycling tour for a decade, El Diario La Prensa reported.

Photo by Emily Piccone

Photo Finish: Middle Schooler and Chess Master

Bronx, Featured Posts, Sports April 13, 2012 at 6:42 pm

Middle schooler Justus Williams is the youngest African American chess player in the United States to receive the title of Chess Master at the age of 12 in 2010.

Theodore Menis has been the president of the Olympiakos Fan Club in Astoria since it began in 1995. (Photo by Rachel Sapin)

At Greek Soccer Fan Club, Talk Drifts to Economy

Featured Posts, Queens, Sports March 6, 2012 at 3:21 pm

At the Olympiakos Fan Club of New York in Astoria, conversation flows from Greek to English and back to Greek again. And when it’s not about soccer, it generally drifts to glum talk of the ongoing economic crisis in Greece.

Fred Fu of the Flushing Development Center showed his support for Jeremy Lin at a Community Board 7 meeting.

Ethnic and Local Press Examines Linsanity’s Ripple Effect

Asian, Culture, New York, Sports February 24, 2012 at 4:57 pm

Although Jeremy Lin often downplays the importance of his ethnicity, the ethnic and community press has focused on the Knicks point guard’s inspiring effect on children, other ball players, and fans of all races.

Long Island residents aired their complaints about proposed redistricting maps yesterday at a hearing.

Voices in Focus: A Mysterious Drop in Black Unemployment, a Queens Scam and LinSanity

Culture, Economy, Education, Politics, Sports February 9, 2012 at 1:21 pm

Today we found more reports on redistricting, as well as news of the arrest of a teacher’s aide on child pornography charges in Brooklyn, and of efforts to help victims of a scam that targeted Latinos in Queens.