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John Chen (second from left) join members of several Chinese religious organizations at a press conference on AIDS awareness. (Photo by Yi-Shing Du/ World Journal)

Study Urges Asian Religious Organizations to do AIDS Outreach

East Asian, Health June 1, 2012 at 5:21 pm

While the number of reported AIDS cases has declined in recent years among whites, it has increased for Asian-Americans. A recent study encourages Chinese religious organizations to play a stronger role in AIDS outreach efforts.

After Violent Incidents in Sunset Park, a Chinese Guide to Dealing With Police

Brooklyn, East Asian, In the News May 25, 2012 at 6:01 pm

Several recent confrontations between Chinese residents of Sunset Park and police officers — including some that became violent — led Sing Tao Daily to publish this guide for readers, explaining their rights in police interactions and how to behave prudently and safely when confronted by officers.

Last year, police seized more than 6,000 bags of illegal pesticides as part of a raid on 12 Chinese suspects. (Photo via World Journal)

Feds Seize Dangerous Illegal Pesticides From Chinatown

Crime, Health May 25, 2012 at 5:48 pm

A Chinatown store owner who was arrested last year for selling an illegal pesticide from China that sickened at least one person pleaded guilty last week in federal court.

María Pichardo said she would like an increase in the minimum wage so she can send her son, Jhojandy, to a better school. (Photo by Jose Acosta/El Diario)

For a Bronx Single Mother, Minimum Wage Debate is More Than Just Politics

In the News, Labor, Politics May 18, 2012 at 3:20 pm

With a bill to increase the minimum wage stalled in the state legislature, one single mother in the Bronx told El Diario La Prensa about her struggles to make ends meet.

Shady Chinatown Phone Dealers Pile on Extra Charges

Business, Crime, In the News May 17, 2012 at 11:12 am

The World Journal reported on yet another scam targeting residents of Chinatown last week. Chinese customers complain that the deals offered by unauthorized cell phone sellers come loaded with hidden charges.

(Photo from World Journal)

As Asian Population Booms, Chinatown Struggles

Demographics, Economy, Featured Posts April 30, 2012 at 5:12 pm

New York City’s Asian-American neighborhoods are struggling with problems that include gentrification, generic commercial development and the shuttering of iconic local businesses, according to a panel of community leaders and professors who gathered last week.

Amsterdam News reported that many African-Americans have been treated unfairly by bankruptcy attorneys. (Photo by Justin Chan)

Study Finds That African-Americans Face Discrimination in Bankruptcy

African American, Economy April 17, 2012 at 11:07 am

African-Americans are more likely than whites to experience racial discrimination when filing for bankruptcy, the Amsterdam News reported. A new study has found that attorneys tend to steer African-Americans toward a more expensive and complicated form of bankruptcy.

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. and Assistant District Attorney Rosemary Yu spoke to the Chinese media about the immigration fraud that is plaguing Chinese immigrants. (Photo by Daqi Liu/World Journal)

Fake Lawyers Prey on Chinese Immigrants

Crime, Immigration April 9, 2012 at 1:36 pm

Con artists who claim to be lawyers or immigration officials have preyed on New York City’s Chinese immigrants, duping them into shelling out money for spurious services, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. told members of the Chinese press last week.

Jianguo Li (left) and Tim Pham (right) say that street hawkers in Chinatown have negatively affected their businesses. (Photo from World Journal)

Chinatown Businesses Clash With Street Vendors

Crime, Economy April 5, 2012 at 11:21 am

We have seen extensive coverage lately of street vendors’ battles with business associations from Midtown to Bay Ridge, as well as complaints about what vendors see as excessive city fines. In Chinatown, tensions seem to be rising between African American street vendors and Chinese store owners.

Flushing's New Chinatown Supermarket is one of several stores in the area that have closed due to financial troubles. (Photo from World Journal)

One After Another, Chinese Supermarkets Topple

East Asian, Economy, Featured Posts March 28, 2012 at 4:42 pm

Chinese supermarkets, with their vast array of produce, meats and imported products, provide a taste of home for Asian immigrants, and a sensory adventure to many others. But several Chinese supermarkets have closed down recently, victims of competition and mounting debt, leaving customers confused and wholesalers fighting for their money back.

In order to cope with the loneliness, Chinese seniors are strongly encouraged to visit senior centers. (Photo from World Journal)

Chinese Senior Suicides Prompt Outreach by Community Groups

East Asian, Health March 26, 2012 at 3:42 pm

A recent spate of suicides among Chinese seniors has some community organizations concerned about the mental well-being of the elderly, World Journal reports.

Opinion: Immigration Program’s End Does Little to Quell Concerns

In the News, Opinion, Politics February 29, 2012 at 5:06 pm

Although President Barack Obama has withdrawn funding for the controversial Section 287 (g) program, concerns still remain over the government’s treatment of immigrants.

A family in Chinatown shows its support for the proposed shark fin ban.

Shark Fin May be Banned From New York Menus

East Asian, Environment, Food February 29, 2012 at 2:19 pm

Shark fin soup, a popular delicacy in China, won’t be available to adventurous eaters in New York if a new bill becomes law. As the movement to protect sharks from hunters gathers steam, a proposed State Assembly bill would punish anyone who sells or distributes shark products.

Pedro Espada fears that his Soundview clinic will be replaced by Urban Health Plan's new location.

Pedro Espada Opposes New South Bronx Health Clinics

Bronx, Health, In the News February 15, 2012 at 2:07 pm

Several new clinics in the South Bronx could replace the services provided by former State Senator Pedro Espada Jr.’s Soundview HealthCare Network clinic, which is on the verge of shutting down due to management problems.

Przemek Adolf and Monika Luczak started their sauce company in Brooklyn.

Friends Bring Saucy Polish Flavor in a Jar to Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Eastern European, Environment, Featured Posts, Food February 8, 2012 at 5:45 pm

Monika Luczak and Pzremek Adolf started their Polish sauce company, Saucy by Nature, in Brooklyn in May 2011. Their mission is to support local businesses by providing a link between local farmers and city dwellers.