Post Tagged with: "politics"

Public Advocate-elect Letitia James (center) and City Councilwoman-elect Laurie Cumbo. (Photo via Ken Thompson's campaign Facebook page)

Political ‘Renaissance’ for Blacks in Brooklyn

African American, Brooklyn, Elections 2013, Politics November 20, 2013 at 5:00 pm

African-American wins in Brooklyn on Election Day ranged from City Council seats to borough and citywide positions, suggesting a community “renaissance” or at the least a “renewal,” reports The Brooklyn Ink.

Anthony Weiner, new entrant into the New York City mayoral race, has promised to make the city more affordable for middle class workers.  (Photo by Azi Paybarah, Flickr Creative Commons License)

Weiner Speaks to Black Community

Former U.S. representative Anthony Weiner, disgraced in a “sexting” scandal two years ago, kicked off his campaign to become mayor of New York by promising to be an “inclusive” leader who will look out for the interests of the working poor and the middle class.

Hiram Monserrate (center) leaves Manhattan Federal Court after his sentencing in December. (Photo by Humberto Arellano via El Diario)

Monserrate Quietly Starts Prison Term

In the News, Latino, Politics May 16, 2013 at 10:59 am

Following a two-month postponement, disgraced former state Sen. Hiram Monserrate started serving his two-year sentence for embezzlement of city funds on May 11, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

Photo by JDN Pictures via Jewish Daily Forward

Breaking with Tradition, Ultra-Orthodox Jews Consider Public Office

In the News, Politics, Traditions April 17, 2013 at 5:13 pm

Hasidic Jews have historically stayed away from public office, opting for fixers who act as their bridge to elected officials. The Jewish Daily Forward finds, however, that some are stepping into politics.

Venezuelans Prepare to Vote Amid Rising Violence

Venezuelans Prepare to Vote Amid Rising Violence

Crime, Latino, South American April 12, 2013 at 5:53 pm

New York Venezuelans held a vigil in Times Square to bring attention to the rise in violence in the South American nation, just a few days before Sunday’s critical presidential elections to replace the late Hugo Chávez.

Special Report: Immigrants Increase Clout, Elect Reps Back Home

Special Report: Immigrants Increase Clout, Elect Reps Back Home

Local elections to choose a representative in a faraway legislature are becoming increasingly common and New York City, with its large, vibrant ethnic enclaves, plays a visible and important role. For example, Ecuadorean New Yorkers Ximena Peña and Alex Guamán were elected last month for a seat in the National Assembly back home.

Transportation, police reform and gun control are among the subjects that will concern New Yorkers in 2013. (Photo via Flickr, Creative Commons License)

Predictions: What New Yorkers Will Talk About in 2013

Environment, New York, Opinion, Politics January 4, 2013 at 11:45 pm

So what New Yorkers should look for in 2013? No one really knows, but the Gotham Gazette asked elected officials and other leaders to put in their forecasts for the year that starts.

From left, State Senator Jose Peralta, Assemblyman Francisco Moya and Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras during Queens Dominican Parade a rainy afternoon of September this year. (Photo by Javier Castano via Queens Latino)

Is There a Latino Leadership Void in Queens?

Latino, Politics, Queens November 12, 2012 at 1:40 pm

Despite having three Latino elected officials, Hispanics in Queens don’t have politicians or community leaders to turn to in difficult times or who can rally support for key Latino issues, reports Queens Latino.

(Photo by James Leynse/CORBIS via The Gotham Gazette)

Voices in Focus: Primary Election Guides

Elections 2012, Politics September 10, 2012 at 12:06 pm

In case you haven’t decided who you’ll vote for in this Thursday’s primary elections, there are plenty of voter guides and candidate profiles in the city’s community press to help you make up your mind. Here’s a sampling, including a video of a singing candidate from the Bronx.

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.

Manny Tavárez llegó a pitcher semiprofesional, pero una lesión en un hombro, acabó con sus sueños. (Photo via El Diario/La Prensa)

Dominican-American Pitcher Aiming for State Senate

Dominican, Elections 2012, Politics, Sports August 23, 2012 at 1:39 pm

El Diario La Prensa’s José Acosta profiles the Dominican-American Manny Tavárez, a semi-professional baseball pitcher turned candidate for the New York State Senate. With his athletic background, Tavárez is pushing for sports and education to get young people off the streets.

"I hope that politicans can solve the big problems, like domestic violence, corruption and the economy," said Claudia Sánchez while waving the Dominican flag. (Photo by Gerardo Romo/EDLP)

Dominicans in NYC Gear Up For Sunday’s Presidential Elections

Caribbean, Dominican, Politics May 17, 2012 at 7:53 pm

The Dominican Republic will hold its presidential and congressional elections this Sunday, and with 1.4 million Dominicans living in the United States — and nearly 600,000 in New York City alone — the election in this country of just under 10 million could end up being decided by those in the diaspora.

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.

Lower East Side representatives at this year's Lunar New Year parade in Chinatown; Nydia Velazquez, Sheldon Silver, Margaret Chin, Daniel Squadron. (Photo via The Lo-Down)

After the Battle: Redistricting, District by District

Demographics, Politics April 6, 2012 at 1:38 pm

With New York’s redistricting complete, several ethnic and community papers ran articles parsing the final district lines. Here’s a sampling.