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Argentines protest in front of the hotel where President Mauricio Macri stayed in New York. (Photo by Mexican American Photography via Queens Latino)

Argentina President Faces Protests During NY Visit

Government, South American September 26, 2016 at 5:57 pm

Anti-neoliberal activists protested in front of the hotel where Argentina’s President Mauricio Macri was staying during his visit to New York, Queens Latino reports.

NYC DCAS outreach specialist Achmat Akkad talking with job seekers at a job fair in chinatown recently. (Photo via World Journal)

The City Recruits in Chinatown

African American, East Asian, Government, Labor September 26, 2016 at 5:54 pm

The city’s main hiring agency, the NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services, and private employers recently came to Chinatown for a job fair, World Journal reports.

Go to Diario de México to see more photos and videos of the Mexican Independence Day festivities from Gery Vereau.

Passaic Celebrates First Mexican and Bolivian Parades

Culture, Metro Area, Mexican, South American September 26, 2016 at 5:52 pm

Passaic, New Jersey, celebrated its first Mexican Independence Day celebration and Bolivian Parade this past weekend, Diario de México USA and Reporte Hispano report.

On Saturday Sept. 25, a community block party in Chelsea informed residents and others about plans for "The Women's Building." (Photos by Karen Pennar for Voices of NY)

A Block Party for ‘The Women’s Building’

Manhattan, Women, Youth September 26, 2016 at 5:28 pm

A block party was held to celebrate and publicize the effort to transform the former Bayview Correctional Facility on West 20th Street into The Women’s Center.

"Earth" - a  ceramic ball filled with soil from different parts of the world and covered with clay tiles (Photo by Wojtek Maślanka via Nowy Dziennik)

Soil From All Over the World to Fill ‘Earth’ in Greenpoint

Brooklyn, Eastern European, Immigration September 26, 2016 at 3:30 pm

“Ziemia” (The Earth), the work of Polish-born artist Martynka Wawrzyniak, to be installed in McGolrick Park, will feature a ceramic ball filled with soil from the U.S., Poland and other parts of the world of importance to Greenpoint residents, reports Nowy Dziennik.

Rev. Patricia Singletary, of the Elmendorf Reformed Church and co-chair of the Harlem African Burial Ground Task Force, at the open house last week. She voiced her support for “a memorial that respects the past, educates those in the present and offers peace and solace.” (Photo by Emily Dixon via The Uptowner)

What’s Next for the Harlem African Burial Ground

African, History, Manhattan September 26, 2016 at 3:23 pm

As the city initiates the planning process for redeveloping the African Burial Ground in Harlem – formerly a bus depot – these next few months will involve meeting with the local community, reports The Uptowner.

Julissa Arce speaks at Strand Bookstore in New York after her interview with El Diario. (Photo by Ana B. Nieto via El Diario)

Secrets of an Undocumented Wall Street Executive

Immigration, Latino, Manhattan September 23, 2016 at 10:24 pm

Former undocumented immigrant and Wall Street executive Julissa Arce encouraged Latinos to vote as she presented her memoir “My (Underground) American Dream,” El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Immigrants rally in support of Martín Batalla Vidal, who filed a lawsuit stating that the Texas decision blocking DACA and DAPA does not apply in New York.  (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Dreamer Begins Far-Reaching Immigration Case Among Cheers

Immigration, New York September 23, 2016 at 5:12 pm

There was a big show of support at a New York court for Martín Batalla Vidal, a Dreamer who is suing over a Texas court decision that blocked expanded DACA and DAPA, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Because Pete McGuinness Senior Center is located in Greenpoint, most of its patrons are Polish immigrants. Each day some 130 people visit the center. (Photo by Marta Kustek via Nowy Dziennik)

A Home for Polish Seniors in Greenpoint

Brooklyn, Eastern European, Seniors September 23, 2016 at 4:00 pm

A Nowy Dziennik reporter visits the Pete McGuinness Senior Center in Greenpoint which serves mostly Polish seniors regardless of their immigration or financial status.

(Photo by Katrina Shakarian via Mott Haven Herald)

A Mom-and-Pop Bakery in the South Bronx

Bronx, Business, Food, South American September 23, 2016 at 3:52 pm

Mott Haven Herald profiles Pitusa Bakery and the Ecuadorean family whose close relationship with staff and customers has kept the store running despite the fast food chains moving in.

Professor Nkechi Agwu and Ndebele dolls (Contributed photo via Amsterdam News)

Teaching Math Through African Dolls and Stories

African, Education, New York September 22, 2016 at 5:38 pm

CUNY Professor Nkechi Agwu looks to increase the number of African-American women in STEM fields by teaching about African cultures who utilized mathematical concepts in their everyday lives, reports Amsterdam News.

Gilbert Cruz (left) and Lin-Manuel Miranda (Photo by C. Vivar via Manhattan Times)

A Conversation with Lin-Manuel Miranda

Culture, Latino, Manhattan September 22, 2016 at 4:31 pm

Lin-Manuel Miranda speaks to New York Times TV Editor Gilbert Cruz about his work and why some Latinos related more to “In the Heights” over “Hamilton,” in a panel held to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, reports Manhattan Times.

(Illustration by Bonjourden, Creative Commons license)

Why Non-Francophones Enroll Children in French Programs

Education, New York September 22, 2016 at 4:26 pm

Parents in NYC who do not speak French tell French Morning why they have enrolled their children in a French dual language program.

Combating domestic violence is one of the priorities of the de Blasio administration. (Photo by Aurelia Ventura/La Opinión)

More Resources for Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence

Latino, New York, Women September 22, 2016 at 4:15 pm

More federal resources for the Violence Intervention Program, among other local organizations, will help immigrant victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Photo by Gery Vereau via Diario de México)

Newark Opens New Site to Obtain Municipal ID

Government, Immigration, Metro Area September 21, 2016 at 5:23 pm

Looking to be “friendlier and hospitable to its immigrants,” Newark, New Jersey, opened its third center to apply for the city’s municipal ID, Diario de México reports.