Post Tagged with: "protests"

Bard High School Early college student Mo Tyler at Foley Square (Photo by Zach Williams via The Lo-Down)

Bard Students Organize Against Police Brutality

Manhattan, Police, Youth December 16, 2014 at 5:00 pm

Students at Bard High School Early College have been organizing others to protest police brutality, The Lo-Down reports.

Times Square Protests over Ferguson

Times Square Protests over Ferguson

Criminal Justice, New York December 2, 2014 at 6:06 pm

At Times Square, protests over the Ferguson decision continued on Dec. 1, drawing a young crowd.

LGBTQ Protesters Say ‘Nyet’ to Investing in Russia

LGBTQ Protesters Say ‘Nyet’ to Investing in Russia

LGBTQ, Manhattan November 27, 2013 at 5:58 pm

Two events on investment in Russia were scaled back after protests led by LGBTQ activist group Queer Nation, reports Gay City News.

CUNY Students Arrested During Anti-Petraeus Protest

CUNY Students Arrested During Anti-Petraeus Protest

Education September 19, 2013 at 6:44 pm

A student protest against the appointment of former CIA director David Petraeus as a CUNY visiting professor ended in a confrontation between demonstrators and the police and the arrest of six university students in front of Macaulay Honors College.

In N.Y., Trayvon’s Verdict Hits Close to Home

In N.Y., Trayvon’s Verdict Hits Close to Home

African American, Crime, Featured Posts, Latino July 16, 2013 at 6:41 pm

When jurors found George Zimmerman not guilty in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, a barrage of protests erupted from the streets of New York and across the nation in the form of protests, chants, signs, and writings. New York’s ethnic media documents and reports on reactions from streets rallies to reaction essays.

Richard Landman unveils the stone at Holocaust Memorial Park honoring Roma and Sinti victims of the Holocaust. (Photo via Sheepshead Bites)

After Long Battle, Non-Jewish Holocaust Victims Now Set in Stone

Brooklyn, History, In the News May 7, 2013 at 4:34 pm

After a long battle, stones were unveiled at Holocaust Memorial Park in Sheepshead Bay for the lesser-known victims of the Holocaust, reports Sheepshead Bites. But protesters made it known that not everyone appreciated the inclusion.

Demonstrators protested against police brutality on Saturday in East Flatbush, Brooklyn. (Photo by Kathleen Horan via WNYC)

Kimani Gray Funeral Reignites Police Brutality Protests

African American, Crime, Opinion March 26, 2013 at 1:13 pm

The funeral for Kimani Gray, a teenager who was shot and killed by an NYPD officer, was followed by a demonstration in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, with plenty of police present, local news outlets report.

(Reporter Wang Aixiang / photography)

Chinese Protest Japanese Prime Minister’s Visit to NY

East Asian, In the News, Politics February 25, 2013 at 6:04 pm

Chinese demonstrators gathered outside the Japanese consulate to protest the prime minister’s visit to the U.S., citing indications of a revival of Japanese imperialism, reports World Journal.

(Photo by Kaitlyn Wells/The Uptowner)

New Yorkers Ramp Up Outcry Against Stop-and-Frisk

African American, Crime, Latino October 24, 2012 at 9:10 pm

Recent police shootings of unarmed men has put the spotlight back on stop-and-frisk. The Uptowner and Queens Chronicle reported on action taken by protesters and elected officials. Bronx Ink collected the stories of 33 Bronx residents.

Photo by Zaira Cortés/El Diario

Save Alianza, Protesters Urge

Economy, Latino September 11, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Employees of Alianza Dominicana and residents of Washington Heights urged elected officials to save the emblematic organization and help recover thousands of dollars in unpaid wages.

A delegation of the New York Firefighters Department present Salvador Sanchez Cerén, vice president of El Savador, with flag with the names of deceased fire fighters.(Vicepresidencia de El Salvador via Tribuna Hispana)

Digesting the Salvadoran VP’s Controversial Visit to Long Island

History, Politics August 21, 2012 at 5:11 pm

After word got out of Salvadoran Vice President Salvador Sanchez Cerén’s reported participation in demonstrations after 9/11 that involved burning the American flag, protesters greeted the visiting politician in Freeport, Long Island. La Tribuna Hispana ran a series of pieces examining the furor, including an interview with Cerén himself.

Poststickers from A-Pou's Taste, in Manhattan's Financial District. (Photo by Justin Chan)

In Land of Halal, a Dumpling Cart Stands Out

Business, Food July 9, 2012 at 1:16 pm

Our very own Justin Chan recently interviewed a Taiwanese dumpling vendor for the blog of chef Marcus Samuelsson, asking the owner of A-Pou’s Taste, Doris Yao, about the secrets of her success selling dumplings in Manhattan’s Financial District, as well as her thoughts on recent street vendor protests.

Elected officials jointed activists in Washington Heights to protest the growing number of domestic violence cases in the city. (Photo via DNAinfo)

Murder-Suicide Underlines Domestic Violence in Dominican Community

Crime, Latino June 18, 2012 at 1:57 pm

After a murder-suicide in which a 29-year-old man reportedly shot his girlfriend and then himself in Washington Heights last Tuesday, organizations dedicated to ending domestic violence, Dominican community groups and elected officials staged a protest outside the scene of the crime, El Diario La Prensa reported.

Angy interviews her mom about being undocumented. (Photo via Colorlines)

The Other Faces of Mother’s Day

Culture, Featured Posts, Media May 11, 2012 at 5:34 pm

Mother’s Day doesn’t just mean Hallmark cards, breakfast in bed and gifts. Some of New York’s ethnic and local media shine the spotlight on the mothers not usually found in mainstream coverage.

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.