Post Tagged with: "Census"

Designer Anthony Rosa in his Times Square studio in New York. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Tri-State Among Top Ten Areas for Minority-Owned Businesses

Asian, Business, Latino, Metro Area September 9, 2016 at 10:55 am

According to a Census report, New York, Newark and Jersey City are among the top 10 cities with the most minority-owned companies in the country, mostly thanks to Asian and Hispanic entrepreneurs, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

‘Invisible No More’ and Eleven-Inch Heels

‘Invisible No More’ and Eleven-Inch Heels

Caribbean, Culture, Health, South Asian, Video October 8, 2014 at 11:29 am

Caribbean identity when it comes to the U.S. Census, art assemblages by a cancer survivor, and “wow factor” shoes in this episode of “Independent Sources.”

Lomzynianka Restauracja in Greenpoint is one of the many businesses that has catered to the local Polish community, whose once thriving numbers are decreasing as gentrification seeps into the Brooklyn neighborhood. (Photo by Gabrielle Sierra/Voices of NY)

Greenpoint Confronts Polish Exodus

Brooklyn, Demographics, Eastern European October 8, 2013 at 5:22 pm

Almost half of the Polish immigrants who lived in Greenpoint in 2000 left the Brooklyn neighborhood in the last decade pushed out by gentrification and rising costs. Nowy Dziennik reports on efforts taken by leaders to reverse the trend.

Councilman Daniel Dromm called for a better count of Asian Americans. (Photo via Queens Tribune)

Hurdles to Political Empowerment

Asian, Latino, Politics October 1, 2012 at 2:41 pm

Voter eligibility and a lack of detailed Census demographic data are a challenge to the empowerment of immigrant communities in Queens, the Queens Tribune reported in two separate articles.

(Photo courtesy of the U.S. Census Bureau Public Information Office)

1940 Census: A Snapshot of Early Korean Immigrants’ Life

History, Immigration June 13, 2012 at 2:49 pm

Since the United States Census Bureau released its completed 1940 census forms, the data has been used by many to construct a view of how America looked seven decades ago. The Korea Times provided a snapshot of the lives of early Korean immigrants to New York State.

Census estimates show that among children under the age of 1, minority babies made up 50.4 percent.

Editorial: As ‘Minorities’ Become the New Majority, a List of Demands

Demographics, In the News, Opinion May 21, 2012 at 3:21 pm

After a Census release last week revealed that there are now more non-white babies in America than white babies, Kelly Virella at Dominion of NY offered a satirical take on the news, headlined: “Now That Our Kids Are the Majority, These Are Our Demands.”

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.

Students from PS 208 performing Brazilian Dance during the Drums Along the Hudson festival in 2011.  (Photo by Joseph Rodman / DNAinfo)

Voices in Focus: After Payout in NYPD Brutality Case, Couple Remains Defiant

Crime, Demographics May 18, 2012 at 11:30 am

The Brooklyn couple who just received a $360,000 settlement in their police brutality lawsuit against the NYPD speak out; Colorlines connects new Census numbers showing that white babies are now the minority with Alabama’s harsh immigration law; and previews of this weekend’s Malcolm X day celebration and a dance festival in Inwood.

On Saturday, community leaders and activists spoke to a packed house at an event in Parkchester commemorating 41 years of Bangladeshi independence from Pakistan. (Photo by Rachel Sapin)

Voices in Focus: A South Asian American Population Explosion

Demographics, Politics March 26, 2012 at 12:17 pm

A celebration of Bangladeshi independence in The Bronx; local and national South Asian demographic shifts in the last decade; an organizing hub for the “Save the G Train” campaign; and more frustrations over the term “Polish death camps.”

There are now more Poles in New York City than Chicago.

New York Dethrones Chicago as the ‘Largest Polish City’ Outside of Warsaw

Eastern European, Immigration, New York February 23, 2012 at 11:00 am

New York has surpassed Chicago as the largest “Polish city” in the U.S., with 55,000 Polish immigrants compared to the Windy City’s 46,000.

NYC’s changing ethnic outlook

NYC’s changing ethnic outlook

Featured Posts, Immigration, New York November 1, 2011 at 12:00 pm

Census data reveals greater movement and complexity among ethnic groups in NYC.

Indian languages will appear on ballots

In the News, Politics, Queens, South Asian October 28, 2011 at 4:41 pm

Indian/South Asian languages will soon be featured on bilingual ballots in four jurisdictions where Indian Americans and South Asians are a significant part of the electorate. According to a Census Bureau announcement, Los Angeles County, California; Cook County, Illinois; and Queens, N.Y. will have “Indian” languages added on to ballots,Read More