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Latinas express their opinions about discriminatory comments on hair. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

While Supporting Hair Discrimination Ban, Latinos Reveal ‘Bad Hair’ Issues

Human rights, Latino February 20, 2019 at 5:04 pm

El Diario La Prensa found widespread support among Hispanic New Yorkers for the NYC Commission On Human Rights ban on hair and hairstyle-based discrimination, but some find it unnecessary.

Erin Sonada, ELL teacher (at left) and Kyle Brillante, principal, of Highbridge Green School in the South Bronx. (phot by Gregg McQueen via The Bronx Free Press)

What ‘The Bronx Plan’ Will Mean for Schools

Bronx, Brooklyn, Education February 20, 2019 at 4:58 pm

The first schools to participate in “the Bronx Plan” to get more resources to underserved schools and their teachers were announced earlier this month, reports The Bronx Free Press.

Sammy González, of Puerto Rican heritage, is running for the legislator seat left vacant in Brentwood, Central Islip and North Bay Shore. (Photo via Noticia)

Sammy González Seeks to Keep Martinez’s Seat in Hispanic Hands

Long Island, Politics, Puerto Rican February 20, 2019 at 3:55 pm

Noticia Long Island interviews Sammy González, a salsa musician of Puerto Rican heritage who seeks to replace Mónica Martinez as Suffolk legislator for the 9th District and continue her work fighting gang violence.

Comptroller Scott Stringer presented a report revealing that approving driver’s licenses for undocumented people benefits the economy. (Photo provided to El Diario)

Driver’s Licenses Advocates Emboldened by Comptroller Report

Immigration, New York February 19, 2019 at 5:21 pm

Pro-immigrant advocates pushing for driver’s licenses for undocumented people got a boost by a report from Comptroller Scott Stringer revealing that such a bill would benefit the New York economy, El Diario La Prensa reports.

(Photo courtesy of Creole Food Festival)

Changing Perceptions Re Creole Food

Caribbean, Food, Manhattan February 19, 2019 at 1:59 pm

The Haitian Times interviews the organizer of the forthcoming Creole Food Festival.

The Flushing BID, Council member Peter Koo and community members signed a petition in an effort to restore 40th Road back to its former status as a vibrant commercial district. (Photo via World Journal)

Campaign Launched in Flushing to Clean the Name of 40th Road

Business, Queens February 19, 2019 at 1:34 pm

Council member Peter Koo, the Flushing BID and other community organizations have started an initiative to drive out massage parlors from 40th Road and change the street’s reputation as a red light district, reports World Journal.

Chhaya Community Development Corporation of Queens at a rally opposing the deal with Amazon to build its second headquarters in Queens, NY. Seen in photo, Executive Director Annetta Seecharan, right, addressing the crowd. (Photo courtesy of Chhaya CDC via News India Times)

South Asian Nonprofit Cheers Withdrawal of Amazon

Business, Queens, Social Services, South Asian February 15, 2019 at 5:30 pm

Chhaya Community Development Corporation explains to News India Times what they took issue with in the Amazon deal.

Emmanuel Osime (Photo by Emma Vickers via NYC  Lens)

Watching Nigeria’s Elections from NYC

African, New York February 15, 2019 at 5:25 pm

Nigerians in NYC are watching for the winner of Saturday’s presidential elections back home, reports NY City Lens.

(Screen shot from a video by Jennifer Martinez via Noticia LI)

‘They Will Have to Listen to Us’ – Scenes from a TPS Protest in DC

Immigration, Latino, New York February 15, 2019 at 5:21 pm

Hundreds of TPS beneficiaries, many of them from Long Island and New York, walked the streets of Washington to demand a permanent solution to their status, Noticia Long Island reports.

The paper currency comes in seven denominations. (Photo via The Bronx Free Press)

A Community Currency Based on Storytelling

Economy, Puerto Rican February 15, 2019 at 5:15 pm

Two Puerto Rican artists and educators have created a community currency that is “part storytelling and part social transformation,” writes The Bronx Free Press.

Alejandra Silva-Exias is one of the volunteer attorneys who joined Catholic Charities’ state-backed program. (Photo via El Diario)

Online Campaign Recruits Volunteer Lawyers for Immigrants

Immigration, New York, Social Services February 14, 2019 at 11:53 am

Due to the massive backlog of immigration cases in courts, the state, along with Catholic Charities, has launched an online campaign aiming to recruit volunteer lawyers to offer legal services to low-income immigrants, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Tony and Marie Aflak holding their freshly baked pita bread. (Photo by John Alexander via Brooklyn Reporter)

Pita All Day at Mid-East Bakery

Brooklyn, Business, Food, Middle Eastern February 14, 2019 at 11:12 am

Mid-East Bakery stays in the family in Bay Ridge, says Brooklyn Reporter.

The Zweigbaum family joined the Long Island protest. (Photo via Noticia LI)

At Pro-Immigrant Rally Some Ask: Where Are the Immigrants?

Immigration, Long Island February 14, 2019 at 11:08 am

As a new protest against family separation took place in Huntington Station, some note that those attending are mostly U.S.-born citizens and not immigrants, who are afraid to be seen in such places, Noticia Long Island reports.

Sonia Herrera de Burgas at left in background, and Sabrina Rosado at right in foreground. (Photo by José Martinez via El Diario)

The Latin American Hands behind Fashion Week

Business, Labor, Latino, Manhattan, New York February 13, 2019 at 4:33 pm

El Diario La Prensa takes a close look at the Latin American labor and talent in the Garment District that makes Fashion Week possible.

Jennifer Kim with her father Soo-Kon Kim.  (Photo via The Korea Daily)

‘Immigrants Becoming US Citizens Make My Day’

East Asian, Immigration, New York February 13, 2019 at 3:32 pm

The Korea Daily talks with Jennifer Kim, co-director of the Immigrant Justice Project.