Post Tagged with: "Barack Obama"

Guinean Hassan Sadou (Image via African Spotlight)

African New Yorkers Critical of Obama

African, Elections 2012, Politics, Video October 1, 2012 at 12:03 pm

When it comes to gay marriage, foreign policy and immigration, some Africans are none too thrilled with Obama’s performance.

Voices in Focus: GOP Convention Coverage in the Ethnic Press

Elections 2012, Politics September 4, 2012 at 5:09 pm

As the Democratic National Convention gets into full swing, here is a sampling of coverage from the ethnic media of last week’s Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida.

Feet in 2 Worlds asks: Will Latinos head to the polls this year in the same numbers as 2008? (Photo by Flickr/bedin via Feet in 2 Worlds)

Enthusiasm Has Dipped, but Latinos Could Still Swing Tossup States

Elections 2012, Latino, Politics August 27, 2012 at 1:23 pm

In a Feet in 2 World podcast, executive producer John Rudolph asks an expert about the role of Latinos in the 2012 presidential election. He speaks with pollster Sylvia Manzano, who says that while enthusiasm for Obama has waned, recent immigration decisions may reignite interest.

WNYC Highlights Ethnic Press Coverage of Ryan, Deferred Action

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

Voices of NY’s Indrani Sen appeared on WNYC this afternoon 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.

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Voices in Focus: A Warning to Immigrants on ‘Deferred Action’ Plan

Business, Immigration August 13, 2012 at 5:13 pm

In today’s news from New York’s ethnic and community press: advice and resources for undocumented immigrants seeking “deferred action” under a new plan; a Chinese-bilingual charter school in Flushing; and a Dominican food safety scare has repercussions for a Bronx-based salami company.

Chris Crane is the the president of the union, the national Immigration and Customs Enforcement council. (via latinalisa.com)

Opinion: Sabotaging Deferred Deportation

Immigration August 7, 2012 at 2:20 pm

In the 21st-century United States, employees of the country’s immigration agency can say whatever they like, without any consequences, including declaring that they will not follow presidential directives or those of their [agency] superiors.

Voices of immigrant women at Occupy Wall Street, New York City. Photo via Womens eNews by matti keltanen/ keltanen on Flickr, under Creative Commons (CC BY-NC 2.0). -- Via

Opinion: What About the Human Rights of Undocumented Mothers?

Immigration, Opinion July 27, 2012 at 5:02 pm

Harsh anti-immigrant laws in Alabama, Arizona and other states are wreaking havoc on the lives of immigrant women, writes Mallika Dutt, president of the global human rights organization Breakthrough, in an column for Women’s eNews.

President Barack Obama (Justin Sloan via Flickr)

Polish-American Entrepreneurs Balk at Obama’s Comments

Business, Elections 2012, Politics July 24, 2012 at 5:11 pm

President Barack Obama’s recent comments on the making of businesses success at an appearance in Virginia caused a stir when some took them as an affront on American entrepreneurship. The comment did not play well among Polish-American entrepreneurs, reported Nowy Dziennik, which also offered a fuller version of the quote.

(Photo courtesy of Vikas Khanna)

Video: Immigrant Dishwasher to Presidential Chef

Culture, Featured Posts, Food, Video June 20, 2012 at 4:50 pm

The celebrity chef Vikas Khanna came to America 11 years ago with just a few hundred dollars in his pocket. After years washing dishes in hole-in-the-wall Indian restaurants and handing out flyers, he has risen to the pinnacle of his profession as executive chef at the Michelin-starred Junoon restaurant, and even cooked for the Obamas at a fund-raiser last month. But he hasn’t forgotten the tough times, when he sometimes relied on soup kitchens for sustenance. In the video, Khanna also demonstrates a quick and delicious recipe for a tamarind-spiked vegetable stir-fry.

A group of young people from Make The Road New York in Queens celebrate President Obama's announcement to allow them to be legally in this country. (Photo by Humberto Arellano/EDLP)

Obama Policy is no DREAM Act, But Still a Dream Come True For Some

Education, Immigration, Video June 18, 2012 at 2:56 pm

After President Barack Obama’s announcement last Friday of two-year work permits for some undocumented young people, ethnic and community publications captured the celebrations and questions of students and immigrant community leaders.

A still from Christine Streich's video on Daniela Alulema, a DREAM act advocate.

Video: Immigration Policy Change May ‘Open Doors’

Education, Featured Posts, Immigration, Video June 15, 2012 at 1:26 pm

Activists from the growing student movement for the DREAM Act cautiously applauded today’s news that President Barack Obama will implement many of its provisions — including 25-year-old Daniela Alulema, an Ecuadorian who has been unable to work legally since she graduated college. Christine Streich shot this video portrait for Voices of NY.

Polish-Americans Debate Obama’s ‘Polish Death Camp’ Gaffe

History, In the News, Politics June 5, 2012 at 4:53 pm

As was widely reported last week, a gaffe by President Barack Obama in which he referred to a “Polish death camp” infuriated Poles and Polish-Americans. Poles have argued that the phrase is misleading because camps such as Auschwitz and Treblinka were run by Germany. New York’s Polish community was abuzz about the incident, The Polish-language newspaper Nowy Dziennik reported.

Chen’s mother, Su Zhen Chen, speaks at a recent press conference in Chinatown. (Photo by Aline Reynolds / Downtown Express)

Voices in Focus: Anti-Hazing Bill Inspired by Danny Chen’s Suicide

Crime, Politics May 21, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Today we have news of proposed legislation to curb military hazing, inspired by the suicide of Pvt. Danny Chen; a lawsuit alleging anti-Semitic bullying; a report that denies allegations of anti-Semitism at Brooklyn College; a reaction to the NYPD’s plans to combat racial profiling; and a South-Asian fundraiser for President Barack Obama.

President’s Same-Sex Marriage Stance Wins Accolades in Ethnic, Local Press

President’s Same-Sex Marriage Stance Wins Accolades in Ethnic, Local Press

LGBTQ, Media May 10, 2012 at 7:30 pm

President Barack Obama’s revelation that he “personally” supports same-sex marriage — in a taped interview with ABC News’ Robin Roberts — has sparked a range of reactions from the ethnic press and New York City’s community media. Many took the opportunity to debunk assumptions about their community’s stance on same-sex marriage.

Car Wash workers in Jamaica, Queens, demanded better treatment and wages. (Photo by EDLP / Gloria Medina)

Voices in Focus: Obama Scores With Jewish and Indian-American Voters

Labor, Politics May 7, 2012 at 2:29 pm

Some good news for President Obama from two ethnic communities; South-Asian supporters of the Rutgers student accused of anti-gay bullying plan a rally; car wash workers in Queens protest their work conditions; and a record-breaking fundraiser by an Irish-American charity organization.

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