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Public advocate Letitia James raises hands in solidarity with City Council member Laurie Cumbo to her right at yesterday announcement that James was running for state attorney general. (Photo by Kelly Mena via Kings County Politics)

What a James AG Win Could Mean for Brooklyn Politics

If Letitia James wins the attorney general seat, how would it change the political hierarchy in her home borough of Brooklyn? Kings County Politics takes a look.

Lee Zeldin (Photo via The Suffolk Times)

An Immigration Court on LI?

Immigration, Long Island, Manhattan, New York May 18, 2018 at 4:15 pm

Two Republican legislators on Long Island are urging that an immigration court be established there, The Suffolk Times reports.

Haitian Diaspora Panel in Brooklyn

Haitian Diaspora Panel in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Caribbean May 18, 2018 at 3:19 pm

Haitian Times founder Garry Pierre-Pierre and Professor Carolle Charles will discuss Haitian history, immigration and identity at an upcoming panel at the Brooklyn Historical Society, reports Caribbean Life.

Eddie Huang’s Fight for Asian Rights

Eddie Huang’s Fight for Asian Rights

East Asian, Media May 17, 2018 at 5:48 pm

The writer, restaurateur and lawyer shares his views in World Journal.

The Prince Joshua Avitto Community Center (Photo by Lem Peterkin via Amsterdam News)

New Community Center Honors Prince Joshua Avitto

Brooklyn, Social Services, Youth May 17, 2018 at 5:11 pm

Nearly four years after Prince Joshua Avitto, 6, was stabbed to death in an elevator, East New York residents gathered for the opening of a community center named in his memory, reports Amsterdam News.

Aida Lucero (far right) was able to become a legal resident thanks to the U visa, which applies to victims of domestic abuse. She received support from Latin Women in Action. (Photo via Noticia Long Island)

Ecuadorean Obtains Legal Residence after Suffering Domestic Abuse

New York, Social Services, Women May 17, 2018 at 4:57 pm

Queens-based legal aid group Latin Women in Action helped an Ecuadorean woman and her kids receive permanent resident status in the U.S. as victims of domestic violence, Noticia Long Island reports.

Elotitas on the menu at Chicha (Photo via Bushwick Daily)

Bushwick’s First Nicaraguan Restaurant Opens

Brooklyn, Business, Food May 17, 2018 at 4:40 pm

Bushwick Daily describes what’s being offered at the recently opened Chicha, the neighborhood’s first Nicaraguan restaurant.

How Gang Databases and Detentions Affect Communities

How Gang Databases and Detentions Affect Communities

A new study from the New York Immigration Coalition and the CUNY School of Law’s Immigrant & Non-Citizen Rights Clinic describes how innocent immigrants are being swept up in the government’s targeting of gangs.

Gabriel Chávez, in front of the United Nations in New York City, reading a long list of Colombians who have been murdered. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

Colombians at the United Nations: ‘No More Deaths!’

Government, Manhattan, South American May 16, 2018 at 4:46 pm

New York City Colombians gathered in front of the U.N. to call for an end to decades of political violence as the country prepares for the next presidential election, Queens Latino reports.

‘Flatbush Girl’ on Social Media and Orthodox Judaism

‘Flatbush Girl’ on Social Media and Orthodox Judaism

Brooklyn, Jewish, Technology, Video, Women May 16, 2018 at 4:41 pm

Meet “Flatbush Girl” Adina Miles who offers social media services for Orthodox Jewish businesses, in this video from BRIC TV.

“¡Listos!” is the Department of Health’s first awareness campaign completely in Spanish aimed at raising awareness about HIV/AIDS. (Photo courtesy of the NYC Health Department)

NYC Launches First HIV Awareness Campaign Completely in Spanish

Health, Latino, New York May 16, 2018 at 4:40 pm

The city’s Health Department, along with the Latino Commission on AIDS, launched its first campaign exclusively in Spanish to promote HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in the Hispanic community, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Photo courtesy of NYC911News LLC via Bklyner)

A Bay Ridge Rally in Support of Palestinians

Brooklyn, Middle Eastern May 15, 2018 at 5:18 pm

A rally supporting the Palestinian people made its way through Bay Ridge on May 14, reports Bklyner.

Sonia Spar, left, is running in the Greenport District election, and Elizabeth Silva, right, in the Riverhead District. (Photos via RiverheadLOCAL en Español)

Two Latinas Seek to Diversify LI School Boards

Education, Latino, Long Island May 15, 2018 at 4:45 pm

For the first time ever, two Latina candidates are running for the Riverhead and Greenport school boards, RiverheadLOCAL en Español reports.

At the New York State Capitol, State Sen. Kathleen A. Marchione and Dr. Andrij Baran hold the resolution marking the 85th anniversary of the Holodomor, which was passed in the State Senate on May 1. Witnessing the historic event are members of the Capital District’s Ukrainian American community. (Photo via The Ukrainian Weekly)

Marking the 85th Anniversary of Ukraine’s Famine-Genocide

Eastern European, History, New York May 15, 2018 at 3:01 pm

The Ukrainian Weekly reports on a resolution recently passed by the New York State Senate commemorating the 85th anniversary of the Holodomor.

Facebook Tells Politician to Identify as ‘Chinese Restaurant’

Facebook Tells Politician to Identify as ‘Chinese Restaurant’

East Asian, Government, Manhattan May 15, 2018 at 12:57 pm

Facebook instructed Council member Margaret Chin to re-categorize her official page to “Government Official · Chinese Restaurant,” reports World Journal.