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In one musical numbers, two immigrants (Suzanne Grodner, Sean Jenness) compete over who was worse off back home. (Photo by Antonia Massa/Voices of NY)

Lady Liberty’s Brush with Deportation

Featured Posts, History, Immigration, Voices' Picks April 7, 2014 at 1:32 pm

“Liberty: A Monumental New Musical” is a reminder of the forgotten history of a revered American icon.

David R. Jones is President and CEO of the Community Service Society of New York (via CSS)

Opinion: Selling Sugar Water To Blacks and Latinos

Health, Opinion July 27, 2012 at 11:27 am

An advertising campaign deriding Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s plan to restrict the sale of supersized sugary drinks has run ads in The Amsterdam News, among other publications. Still, the paper recently ran a column supporting the large soda ban, and pointing out that beverage companies have targeted low-income black and Latino populations with their unhealthy products.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo now offers Korean translations on his website.

Governor’s Website Offers Korean Translation, Though State Agencies Don’t

Culture, East Asian, New York February 10, 2012 at 1:14 pm

After pressure from Korean-Americans, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s website has recently started providing some Korean translations. But the news is only a partial consolation to Korean-Americans, who were dismayed that Korean was excluded from the Statewide Language Access Policy issued on October 6.

Vulcans help minorities apply to FDNY

Vulcans help minorities apply to FDNY

African American, In the News, New York January 11, 2012 at 4:13 pm

Amsterdam News reports that members of the national organization of Black firefighters were visiting the homes of applicants, to help them complete their paperwork, encourage them to follow through, and make sure they are eligible to take the FDNY exam.

Korean prostitution in the US is out of control

East Asian, Immigration, In the News, Metro Area September 27, 2011 at 8:28 am

In the past five years, hundreds of Korean immigrants have been arrested for engaging in the sex trade. Now South Korean lawmakers are calling on their government to take action.

Members of John Vázquez's family mourn the death of the young man.

Two fatal shootings in the Bronx

Bronx, Featured Posts September 26, 2011 at 1:04 pm

Residents fear the street gangs, but police harassment doesn’t make anyone feel safer.

Joy Ogwu, one of Africa's two female Permanent Representatives in the UN

African UN missions deny women equality

African, In the News, Opinion September 19, 2011 at 5:36 pm

Despite  promises to honor African women’s equality, the continent’s male domination extends all the way to the United Nations.  In fact, the number of female Permanent Representatives from Africa has dwindled to just two in recent years. Chika Onyeani argues that this needs to change.

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