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City Launches New Anti-Bias Campaign

City Launches New Anti-Bias Campaign

Communities, Immigration, Media, New York May 23, 2017 at 4:49 pm

New York City is launching a new anti-discrimination campaign, #YouHaveRightsNYC.

Boricuas at the 32BJ SEIU headquarters (Photo via El Diario)

Show of Support for Embattled Puerto Rican Day Parade Board

Culture, Manhattan, Puerto Rican May 23, 2017 at 4:35 pm

As the National Puerto Rican Day Parade keeps losing sponsors, a group of Puerto Ricans rallied yesterday in support of the board’s controversial decision to honor Oscar López-Rivera, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

The ‘Invisible Hands’ Supporting the NY Economy

The ‘Invisible Hands’ Supporting the NY Economy

Immigration, Labor, Video May 23, 2017 at 4:25 pm

NYCity News Service’s multimedia report, “Invisible Hands,” documents the contribution of hundreds of thousands of unauthorized laborers in New York City.

Ernesto Fidel Carpio, from Colombia, at his home in Queens. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Colombia Seeks Victims of Civil Conflict to Offer Reparations

New York, South American May 23, 2017 at 1:03 pm

The Colombian consulate in New York is asking for nationals who may have been victims of the country’s decades-long armed conflict to register and apply for compensation under the recently signed peace accord, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

ReConnect Café Empowers Young Men in Bed-Stuy

ReConnect Café Empowers Young Men in Bed-Stuy

Brooklyn, Business, Youth May 22, 2017 at 5:11 pm

BRIC TV visits ReConnect Café, which gives economic opportunities to young men in Bed-Stuy who have been impacted by violence or the criminal justice system.

Leaders from the five organizations that form the Westchester Labor Alliance, during the press conference. (Photo via Westchester Hispano)

Alliance Defending Westchester Immigrant Workers Turns Five

Immigration, Labor, Metro Area May 22, 2017 at 4:47 pm

The Westchester Labor Alliance, which includes five activist groups, celebrated its fifth anniversary vowing to defend immigrant workers and fight wage theft, Westchester Hispano reports.

Forensic scientists Verónica Cano and Yasser Hernández work for the Biology Department of the Office of Chief Medical Examiner analyzing the DNA of missing persons. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

New York Families Get Help Locating Their Missing Relatives

Government, New York May 22, 2017 at 12:38 pm

On Missing Persons Day May 20, the city called on relatives to provide information on their cases to have experts from the Office of Chief Medical Examiner attempt to solve them, including undocumented immigrants, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Break-in at Mexican-Owned Firm in NJ Investigated as Hate Crime

Crime, Latino, Metro Area May 19, 2017 at 5:10 pm

A Mexican-owned warehouse was ravaged in what appears to be a white supremacist attack in Clifton, New Jersey, Reporte Hispano reports.

Profiling Prominent Guyanese in Queens

Profiling Prominent Guyanese in Queens

Queens, South American May 19, 2017 at 3:33 pm

To mark Guyana’s 51st year of independence, Queens Tribune is running a series of profiles of notable figures in the borough’s Guyanese community, from activists to entrepreneurs.

Members of the Russian-Speaking American LGBT Association (RUSA LGBT) during last June’s Pride March in Manhattan, including co-president Lyosha Gorshkov. (Photo courtesy of Lyosha Gorshkov via Gay City News)

Little Odessa to Hold US’s First Pride March in Russian

Brooklyn, Eastern European, LGBTQ May 19, 2017 at 3:20 pm

Brighton Beach will host the first Russian-speaking pride march in the U.S. on May 20, reports Gay City News.

Thomas Sung (third from left), filmmaker Steve James (next to Sung) and members of the Sung family at a press conference. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Abacus Bank Founding Family Share Thoughts on Social Justice

Business, East Asian, Government May 18, 2017 at 2:54 pm

The family behind Abacus Bank, which primarily serves the Chinese community, spoke at a media event about their legal battle with the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, reports Sing Tao Daily.

(Photo fro La Tribuna Hispana)

At Risk of Losing TPS, Salvadorans Organize 

Latino, Long Island, New York May 18, 2017 at 1:29 pm

As their TPS protection appears to be endangered under the Trump administration, Salvadorans on Long Island and nationally are planning to campaign in Washington D.C., La Tribuna Hispana USA reports.

KCS Executive Director Linda Lee, Borough President Melinda Katz, local lawmakers and stakeholders break ground at the site on May 16. (Photo by Suzanne Monteverdi via QNS)

Korean Nonprofit Opens in ‘Groundbreaking’ Event

East Asian, Queens, Social Services May 18, 2017 at 1:19 pm

Korean Community Services has moved into the former site of the Bayside Jewish Center and held a groundbreaking ceremony attended by community and public officials, reports QNS.

First Tango Festival Arrives in Hudson Valley

First Tango Festival Arrives in Hudson Valley

Culture, Metro Area May 18, 2017 at 1:16 pm

The first Hudson Valley Tango Festival will take place Memorial Day weekend in Kingston, La Voz reports.

Some of the offerings at the South Asian Council for Social Services’ food pantry in Flushing. (Photo via News India Times)

The Need for City’s Only South Asian Food Pantry

Food, Queens, Social Services, South Asian May 17, 2017 at 6:11 pm

Ten months after the South Asian Council for Social Services started the city’s only South Asian food pantry, it is seeing an increasing number every week of people in need, reports Desi Talk.