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Juan Gonzalez’s Book-Turned-Film on Latinos Opens in NY

Latino, Media September 27, 2012 at 11:01 am

“Harvest of Empire,” a film based on the book by the same title by journalist Juan Gonzalez, about the history of Latinos in this country and the U.S. role in creating the political and economic problems than has lead millions of Latin Americans to come to the U.S., opens in New York Sept. 28.

A still from a slide show by the Jewish Daily Forward.

Photo Finish: A New History of Lower East Side Jews, by an Unlikely Historian

Culture, History June 15, 2012 at 5:23 pm

In an audio slide show and article, The Jewish Daily Forward profiled the editor of an ambitious multi-volume history of Jews in Manhattan’s Lower East Side — and pointed out that he’s not your average Jewish historian. Clayton Patterson, a tattoo enthusiast who is not Jewish, has been a neighborhood fixture since 1979.

‘Comfort Women’ Monument Controversy Comes to Queens

‘Comfort Women’ Monument Controversy Comes to Queens

History, Politics May 21, 2012 at 5:18 pm

Even as the controversy rages over a monument in New Jersey commemorating the wartime rape of Korean “Comfort Women” by the Japanese army in World War II, plans for a similar monument in Queens are in the works, the Queens Chronicle reported.

This building at 19 Mott St., owned by Jan Lee, is one of many that were recently taxed to support the Chinatown BID. (Photo by DNAinfo/Julie Shapiro)

Voices in Focus: As Israel Boycott at Co-op Falls, Anti-Boycott Movement Rises

History, Politics March 28, 2012 at 12:21 pm

Two activists who oppose Israel boycotts are profiled in The Jewish Week; Chinatown businesses question their first bill from a new business improvement district; a Harlem historian plans a “Freedom Trail” of abolitionist sites in New York City; and a Bowery newsstand owner gets a temporary reprieve.

The 37th Road pedestrian plaza has not been a hit with local business owners.

‘Mother Language Day’ May Bring New Life to Jackson Heights Plaza

Culture, Queens, South Asian February 13, 2012 at 11:32 am

Some Jackson Heights merchants have complained that the pedestrianized plaza on 37th Road has hurt their business, but it may become the site of a new city tradition, reported the Queens Chronicle: Bangladeshi groups in Jackson Heights are seeking the city’s permission to observe International Mother Language Day on Feb. 21.

The march for voting rights continues to this day.

How new voting laws impact African Americans

African American, In the News, Politics January 11, 2012 at 1:39 pm

The Amsterdam News is keeping an eye on new voting laws enacted across several states that require government IDs, eliminate early voting and ban registration drives and how African American voters will be impacted.

Two Korean comfort women visited the Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations.

Comfort women take case to Japan’s UN Mission

East Asian, New York December 28, 2011 at 2:23 pm

Two Korean comfort women visited the Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations on Dec. 16, demanding an official apology from the Japanese government. Oksean Yi and Yongsoo Lee, are two of 1,000 remaining survivors of kidnapping and sex slavery by the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II.

Korean comfort women and Holocaust survivors embrace during a historic meeting.

Korean “comfort women” demand apology

East Asian, Education, Featured Posts, Queens December 21, 2011 at 4:10 pm

Korean “comfort women” met with Holocaust survivors on Dec. 13 in Queens during a historic summit on the horrific experiences the women endured during World War II.

The Langston Hughes House, located at 20 East 127th St.

A historic walk through Harlem

African American, Culture, In the News, Manhattan November 25, 2011 at 4:16 pm

Take a walk through historic Harlem where Black icons and culture flourished.