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Honoring Winners at the 14th Annual Ippies Awards

Honoring Winners at the 14th Annual Ippies Awards

Featured Posts, Media, New York, Voices' Picks June 3, 2016 at 5:34 pm

City Comptroller Scott Stringer addressed a lively crowd at the 14th annual Ippies Awards, given by the Center for Community and Ethnic Media at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism to honor the best work of the community and ethnic press in the metropolitan area.

Hakki Akdeniz in one of his Champion Pizza locations (Photo by Orhan Akkurt for Voices of NY)

A Pizza Entrepreneur’s Journey from Eastern Turkey to NYC

Hakki Akdeniz is a Turkish pizza maker who’s built a miniempire in New York City.

Nepalese Mark ‘Republic Day’

Nepalese Mark ‘Republic Day’

Th first-ever Nepal Day Parade was help in Manhattan on May 22, and drew several thousand participants.

Culinary ‘Calypso’ in Brooklyn

Culinary ‘Calypso’ in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Featured Posts, Food, Voices' Picks May 23, 2016 at 10:54 am

In Flatbush, a mother from Trinidad is joined by her daughter and son in the family roti business.

Jorge and Daniel Perdomo at the Brooklyn office of their start-up, GoTenna (Photo by Mariela Lombard)

They’ve Got You Covered

Two siblings, children of a Guatemalan family, have built a startup in Brooklyn, GoTenna, that connects phones even when there is no Wi-Fi or cell coverage.

Dr. Danielle Brown reading from her book, "East of Flatbush, North of Love: An Ethnography of Home." (Photo by Melissa Noel for Voices of NY)

‘East of Flatbush, North of Love’

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture, Featured Posts, Voices' Picks May 17, 2016 at 3:07 pm

In “East of Flatbush, North of Love: An Ethnography of Home,” Danielle Brown, a trained ethnomusicologist, uses music to tell her story of growing up in the West Indian neighborhood of Brooklyn.

(Illustration by Suphitcha Jan Donsrichan for Voices of NY)

How I (Briefly) Became a Medical Interpreter

A Thai woman helps another by translating during a hospital visit.

Jacek Marchwinski (Photo by Alexksandra Slabisz for Voices of NY)

How Polish Immigrants Became Entrepreneurs

First generation Polish immigrants describe what drove them to persevere as entrepreneurs, and talk about the next generations and their plans.

Kurdish protestors on 8th Avenue three months ago, asking the  New York Times to cover the violence in Cizre. (Photo by Noah Caldwell for Voices of NY)

Kurdish Diaspora Making Its Voice Heard

The small Kurdish diaspora in the U.S. has become more active and vocal about violence against Kurds in Turkey.

Claire MCGovern (Photo by Peter McDermott)

Successful by Design

Dublin-born interior designer Claire McGovern began her American career in San Francisco, but is now mainly based in New York.

An ad in Korean for social media. (Courtesy of MOIA)

Getting DACA Recipients Health Care Coverage

The city has launched a new ad campaign aimed at immigrants who may be eligible for DACA, noting that they might also qualify, based on income, for Medicaid.

Eric Pallas, president of Spring Bank (Photo courtesy of Spring Bank)

Which Banks Honor IDNYC?

Large banks in the city have been slow to accept IDNYC as identification, even secondary identification, when holders of the new city ID try to open bank accounts.

Edwin Meléndez, the Director of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies, at the Diaspora Summit (Photo by Javier Romero)

Responding to the Crisis in Puerto Rico: Leadership Starts Here

A recent Diaspora Summit brought together politicians and concerned Puerto Ricans to discuss the island’s future – and launched the Center for Puerto Rican Studies into a new, more activist role.

Participants at the panel on how NYC government agencies and department advertised in community and ethnic media. From left to right: Richard L. Stein, publisher emeritus of The Riverdale Press, Bitta Mostofi, asssistant commissioner of the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs, John LaDuca, director of marketing and digital media at the Department of Education, PLauren Rivera, director of marketing at the Department of Health and mental Hygiene and Debra Halpin, assistant commisioner for creative services at the department of Consumer Affairs, ;meaning over to speak with audience member Gail Smith, Publisher of Impacto Latin News (Photo by Yeo Ram Choi for Voices of NY)

Meeting Business Challenges for Community and Ethnic Media

Featured Posts, Media, New York, Voices' Picks April 28, 2016 at 7:35 pm

Community and ethnic media attended a conference on advertising in the digital age on April 28, organized by the Center for Community and Ethnic Media at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.

Wutthikarn Hapote, a Thai DJ, helps with part of a TANY exhibit

Thai Artists Turn to Each Other for Art and Support

Thai artists in New York have formed a group to provide each other with support – both as artists and as Thai immigrants.

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