Marianne Friedman, women’s program director at Rescue Mission. (Photo by Rosa Kim via Downtown Express)

A Welcome Shelter for Women

Manhattan, New York, Social Services, Women August 29, 2014 at 1:25 pm

A women’s shelter at the New York City Rescue Mission has provided a welcome since the summer, Downtown Express reports.

Chocolate is made from mixing sugar with cocoa paste and cocoa butter. (Photo via Diario de Mexico)

Mexican Chocolate Co-op Stems Migration North

Business, Food, In the News, Mexican, Women August 28, 2014 at 4:17 pm

Building a successful artisanal chocolate co-op in one Mexican town was the response of some local women to mass emigration to the U.S., reports Diario de Mexico.

(Photo by Camila Osorio via Feet in 2 Worlds)

How Female Street Vendors Cope

Asian, Business, In the News, Latino, New York, Women August 25, 2014 at 2:41 pm

Female street vendors, who account for about half of the city’s 25,000 vendors, say the work can be very difficult, Feet in 2 Worlds reports.

(Photo via The Amsterdam News)

MTA Diversifies Contracting

Black, Business, Transportation, Women August 22, 2014 at 1:25 pm

The MTA has helped minority- and women-owned businesses gain more contracts with the agency through a mentoring program of its own, Amsterdam News reports.

Members of SPA, the association of single moms, are getting their troubles off their chest.(Photo by SPA via Korea Daily)

Korean Single Moms Say Stereotypes Hurt the Most

East Asian, New York, Women August 13, 2014 at 4:02 pm

The stigma of single motherhood in the Korean community led one parent to form a local support group, reports Korea Daily.

Luis Fuentes takes care of his two children, Luis and Jaine, after his wife Marilú’s disappearance. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

A Salvadoran Mother Disappears Without a Trace

In the News, Latino, Long Island, Women, Youth August 12, 2014 at 5:57 pm

El Diario covers the struggles of Luis Fuentes, a father of two who has spent almost two years searching across three countries for his wife who went missing at the U.S. border.

(From video at The Jewish Daily Forward)

Orthodox Jewish Wigs Cover and Reveal

Jewish, Video, Women August 7, 2014 at 5:23 pm

Wigs worn by Orthodox Jewish women are meant to cover the hair, which is seen as an intimate part of the body, but a video from The Jewish Daily Forward finds that a wig can also tell a great deal about the woman wearing it.

(Photo by Tanwi Nandini Islam via Open City)

Strength through Samosas

Bronx, Food, In the News, Manhattan, Video, Women July 18, 2014 at 3:15 pm

A Bangladeshi women’s workers cooperative based in East Harlem is selling samosas to local businesses to economically empower its members, reports Open City.

Alyshia Gálvez (Photo via Diario de Mexico)

A Fighter for NY’s Mexican Community

Education, Immigration, Mexican, New York, Women, Youth June 25, 2014 at 12:03 pm

Anthropologist Alyshia Gálvez, director of the CUNY Institute of Mexican Studies, advocates for Mexican immigrant youth and women and promotes knowledge of Mexico’s history, reports Diario de Mexico.

Sharmin Hossain (Photo via Women's eNews)

‘Ex-Hijabis’ Remove and Reflect

In the News, Muslim, Women June 25, 2014 at 11:09 am

“Ex-hijabis” explain to Women’s eNews how their decision to stop wearing the hijab has changed their views on identity and gender.

NYC Economic Development Corporation President Kyle Kimball (purple tie) at a ribbon cutting in Bedford-Stuyvesant (Photo via Gotham Gazette)

The Uphill Battle to Diversify City Contracting

African American, Business, Latino, Women June 4, 2014 at 5:46 pm

The city faces many hurdles in raising the number of minority and women-owned businesses with which it contracts – as well as the dollars it awards those businesses, reports Gotham Gazette.

Chinese-American nannies wait for job postings at an agency (Photo by Zou Bin via The China Press)

The Nanny Diaries, Chinese-Style

East Asian, In the News, Labor, Women May 22, 2014 at 1:17 pm

Nannies, and the families with whom they are often matched, relate stories about their experiences to The China Press.

(Photo via Colorlines)

Opinion: Art, Race, and the Nature of Cultural Participation

Black, Brooklyn, Culture, Demographics, Opinion, Women May 21, 2014 at 4:03 pm

Jamilah King of Colorlines visits the Kara Walker exhibit and writes about race, art and viewership.

(Photo by Hajer Naili via Women's e-News)

In NY, Indigenous Women Publicize Plight

Central American, In the News, Women May 21, 2014 at 2:56 pm

Indigenous women from Central America brought their stories about physical abuse and discrimination to a tribunal in NYC, Women’s eNews reports.

Photo by Zainab Akande

‘Bring Back Our Girls’ Comes to Union Square

African, Crime, Featured Posts, Manhattan, Women, Youth May 5, 2014 at 11:10 am

A grass roots effort brought attention to the plight of the missing Nigerian schoolgirls on May 3.

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