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Chinese Newspapers Wage ‘Old-Fashioned Media War’

Chinese Newspapers Wage ‘Old-Fashioned Media War’

East Asian, Featured Posts, Media, Video, Voices' Picks January 24, 2014 at 5:29 pm

Left to right: Garry Pierre-Pierre, Queenie Chen, Marco Liu, Sam Guo, Elaine Fan (Photo by Jiwon Choi/Voices of NY) Journalists may be wringing their hands over the demise of traditional newspapers – but the Chinese media isn’t sweating it. Even at a moment when transitioning to digital platforms and new business models has thrown the country’s most noteworthy papers into turmoil, Chinese-American newspapers are thriving, vying for dominance an…

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

Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR. Outside the Olympiakos Fan Club of New York’s red window frames in Astoria hang three flags: one Greek, one American, and the third a red-and-white flag depicting a statuesque man crowned with laurels, the insignia of Greece’s beloved soccer team, Olympiakos.  The flags, fluttering gently in the wind on the last weekend in February, represent the three worlds that the men inside the memorabilia-draped…

Where are the leaders? Struggling Haitians ponder their future and question the leadership in the land of opportunity

Uncategorized April 22, 2003 at 12:00 am

…s have not heard of it. A year a later, the report of the three-day convention is in the draft stage, said Dina Paul-Parks, NCHR’s executive director. Paul-Parks said the goal of the conference was to be a “launching pad to develop discussions among organizations.” Haitian organizations seem to be all talk and no action, some observers say. Activists agree that the Haitian community lacks the leadership it needs to gain better health care, housin…

Paul Robeson Theatre (Photo by Alexander Rabb, Flickr Creative Commons License)

In Fort Greene, a Black Theater Falls Victim to Gentrification

African American, Brooklyn, Culture May 24, 2013 at 3:24 pm

From its inception in 1980, the Paul Robeson Theatre in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, showcased poetry, plays and other works from black artists. But within the last decade, The Nabe‘s Gabrielle Alfiero finds, as neigborhood demographics changed, the venue started deteriorating in structure and prominence. Paul Robeson Theatre at 40 Greene Avenue in Fort Greene, Brooklyn (Photo by Beyond My Ken via Wikimedia Commons) Now, the theater is in severe…

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Brooklyn K-Pop Fan Meets Her Idols in Korea

Culture June 27, 2012 at 5:55 pm

As Voices has reported, a Brooklyn girl who adores the Korean pop music known as “K-pop” had her wish granted recently when she was offered a trip to Korea to meet her favorite K-pop stars from the band SHINee. Donika Sterling suffers from a progressive nerve disorder, and made the trip last week, courtesy of Herbert Black, the president of American Iron & Metal. The below is a translated account of the meeting from News Kann. P…

WNYC Highlights Ethnic Press Coverage of Ryan, Deferred Action

Elections 2012, Immigration, In the News, Politics August 17, 2012 at 7:23 pm

…ternoon to discuss reactions from the ethnic and community press to Mitt Romney’s vice-presidential pick, Paul Ryan, and coverage of President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals plan. Here’s her roundup of coverage of both issues, which also ran on It’s been a week since the announcement of Mitt Romney’s vice-presidential pick, Paul Ryan, and like the mainstream press, the ethnic press has been busy…

French expats Amélie Wisniak (right) and Tamara Prud’homme (left) co-founded, a site that connects sports fans to bars broadcasting their favorite games.

French Expats Kick Off Sports Bar Search Engine

Featured Posts, Sports, Voices' Picks, Western European January 17, 2014 at 3:27 pm

…ats Tamara Prud’homme (left) and Amélie Wisniak (right) co-founded, a site that connects sports fans to bars broadcasting their favorite games. (Photo courtesy of Amélie Wisniak) When French expat Amélie Wisniak relocated to New York City, she found herself in a bind. A fan of French soccer team Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), she noticed it was difficult to locate sports bars playing her favorite team’s games. Wisniak and her friend T…

2013 Ippies Honor Best of Community, Ethnic Media

2013 Ippies Honor Best of Community, Ethnic Media

Featured Posts, Media, Voices' Picks March 29, 2013 at 7:26 pm

…amera. (Photo by Skyler Reid) Ippies Ippies Ippies Ippies Winners in the Best Video category Sinovision’s Fan Bu poses for the camera. (Photo by Skyler Reid) Sharon Toomer from, winner of second place in the Best Overall Design of an Online Publication category, with Jacqueline Adams. (Photo by Skyler Reid)’s Sharon Brown with her award. (Photo by Skyler Reid) Ippies Ippies Sinovison’s…

Mets fans are thrilled to see their team make it to their first World Series in 15 years. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Latinos Cheer Mets, and Latino Roster  

Dominican, Latino, New York, Queens, Sports October 23, 2015 at 5:02 pm

Mets fans are thrilled to see their team make it to their first World Series in 15 years. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario) As the Mets make it to the World Series, baseball fever takes over New York City. Fans of the Queens-based franchise are jubilant about their team’s 8-3 victory over the Cubs on Wednesday night in Chicago. The Mets’ last appearance in a Fall Classic was in 2000, where they lost 4-1 to the Yankees.  (…) Wearing…

The Vulcan Society holds test prep classes for the FDNY firefighter entrance exam. (Photo by Bill More via Amsterdam News)

Test Prep for Minority FDNY Applicants Ignites Tension

African American, Labor March 12, 2012 at 9:37 pm

…re intended for minority applicants. Amsterdam News reported on what triggered the discord between FDNY Captain Paul Washington — who holds some of the prep classes and was a former Vulcan Society president — and FDNY Deputy Chief Paul Mannix: Last Wednesday, Feb. 29, white prospective firefighters arrived at a tutoring class at M.S. 72 in Queens being held by the Vulcan Society. As the Vulcans’ reserved space in the school began to f…

Teetering Support for an NYPD Inspector General

Teetering Support for an NYPD Inspector General

…at boat is successful? One mayoral candidate has surprisingly jumped on board after not publicly appearing as a fan on a recommended addition to the city’s law enforcement. According to a January poll by Quinnipiac University, 50 percent of all New Yorkers disapprove of stop-and-frisk (the practice where police officers can stop and question anyone randomly based on suspicion of wrongdoing) and 46 percent approve. Among city Democrats, 59 percent…

A scene from the on-location musical, "The News." (Photo by Michael Hickey via The Jewish Week)

Songs and Photos Capture Immigrant Tales of Long Ago

Culture, History, Immigration, Manhattan May 20, 2014 at 11:15 am

…takes audience members to the Lower East Side for immigrant stories, while a photo exhibit presents the work of Paul Margolis, who fleshes out beauty in deteriorating buildings of the long abandoned section of Ellis Island. The Jewish Week, in its arts section, features articles on both. A scene from the on-location musical, “The News.” (Photo by Michael Hickey via The Jewish Week) Reporter Ted Merwin spotlights “The News”…

Former professional players from El Salvador play a key role in the development of Long Island's soccer leagues. These include Oscar Ajuria, Sergio Valencia and Wilman Gonzalez. (Photo courtesy of Daniel Menjivar via EDLP)

Voices in Focus: Public Art, Soccer and Interfaith Harmony

Culture, Sports June 6, 2012 at 12:51 pm

…ces in a 246-year-old Episcopal church. Tamid: the Downtown Synagogue will hold monthly Sabbath services in St. Paul’s Chapel, a church where many 9/11 rescuers prayed, the Tribeca Trib reported. The relationship with St. Paul’s, part of the Trinity Wall Street parish, was sparked on the Battery Park City basketball court, where [Rabbi Darren] Levine and the Rev. Mark Bozzuti-Jones of Trinity Wall Street watched their sons play basketball,…

Kevin Kim with Gary Ackerman (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Embattled Halloran Could Pave Way for Return of Old Rival

East Asian, In the News, Politics, Queens April 10, 2013 at 7:03 pm

…are mainly Chinese and Korean. There are four Democrats who have announced plans to run for the seat, including Paul Vallone, son of former City Council Speaker Peter Vallone who ran before; Austin Shafran, the former vice president of public affairs for Empire State Development under the Cuomo administration, who is from a politically active family; former state Assemblyman John Duane; and community leader Paul Graziano. The period to petition f…

Celebrating Argentina's victory in Queens (Photo by Gustavo Martinez)

World Cup Brings Tears of Joy, and Sorrow

Latino, Manhattan, Queens, Sports July 10, 2014 at 4:49 pm

…ays stay out. And today, on our Independence Day, we defeated the Netherlands. I could not stop crying,” said a fan named Claudio Coca. Alongside Coca, hundreds of Argentinean fans crammed in small businesses near the corner of Corona Avenue and Queens Boulevard, where the white and sky blue flags could be seen everywhere. “It is a great feeling. I was hoping this would happen, because Brazil went down by 7, and Argentina is all we had left. And…