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Rally for solidarity against the deportation of immigrants in front of 26 Federal Plaza. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

City Budget’s $46M in Aid for Immigrants Not Enough, Activists Say

Government, Immigration, New York July 12, 2018 at 6:15 pm

The New York City Council assigned $46 million in funds for free lawyers and other programs shielding immigrants against the Trump administration, but activists say this is insufficient, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Jewelle Gomez (Photo via Gay City News)

‘Waiting for Giovanni,’ a Play About James Baldwin, Opens in NYC

Culture, LGBTQ, Manhattan July 12, 2018 at 5:29 pm

“Waiting for Giovanni,” a play about James Baldwin writing “Giovanni’s Room,” opens at The Flea Theater on July 17, reports Gay City News.

The Rev. J.Gigantiello stood on the Giglio during the feast. (Photo by Mario Belluomo via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Lifting the Giglio in Williamsburg

Brooklyn, Culture, Western European July 12, 2018 at 5:17 pm

Italian Americans and others mark the Giglio Feast this week, 115 years after Nolani immigrants first introduced the celebration to Williamsburg. Brooklyn Daily Eagle and Greenpoint Star cover the event.

NYC’s Fourth Afro-Latino Festival
At the Afro-Latino Festival July 8-10 attendees reflected on Black Lives Matter and cross-cultural identity.

Three-Day Festival Celebrates Afro-Latin Culture

African, Brooklyn, Culture, Latino, New York July 12, 2018 at 5:00 pm

The sixth Afro-Latino Festival NYC brings outdoor concerts, movies and conferences across the city, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Victoria Hernández, community coordinator with SEPA Mujer on Long Island urges political pressure on Congress to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act. (Photo via Noticia Long Island)

New Policy Changes Add Misery to the Plight of Immigrants

Immigration, Long Island July 11, 2018 at 6:58 pm

As recent policy changes in Washington are making immigrants uneasy about applying for benefits for fear of deportation, pro-immigration activists brace for the prospect that a law that protects victims of domestic violence will not be renewed by Congress, Noticia Long Island reports.

The Brownsville Community Culinary Center offers free sliders and ice cream and ice tea to the neighborhood.
Chloe Hadley (L) and Travis Maxwell (R) cook jerk chicken and sliders. For a neighborhood celebration, BCCC students Chloe Hadley, left, and Travis Maxwell cooked jerk chicken and sliders (Photo by Andrew Lichtenstein via The Bridge)

Food and Jobs on the Menu in Brownsville

African, Brooklyn, Food, Labor, Youth July 11, 2018 at 2:25 pm

For a year now, the Brownsville Community Culinary Center has served up food “inspired by the history of the African diaspora” and offered a culinary training program, reports The Bridge.

(Images via The Amsterdam News)

‘Blacks vs. Latinos’ Thanks to Trump?

African American, Black, Immigration, Latino, New York July 11, 2018 at 2:14 pm

The Amsterdam News explores whether Trump policies are driving a wedge between different groups.

Julia Salazar (middle) (Photo via campaign website)

Progressive Candidate Julia Salazar Looks for Upset Win

Brooklyn, Elections 2018, Latino, Politics July 10, 2018 at 5:24 pm

NYC community media outlets cover the progressive platform of Brooklyn state Senate candidate Julia Salazar, whose grassroots campaign and support of Democratic socialism have drawn comparisons to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Salvadoran journalist Romeo Molina, pictured with his mother María Concepción Molina. (Photo provided to El Diario)

Salvadoran Journalist Claims He Was Deported in Spite of Valid Visa

Central American, Media, New York July 10, 2018 at 5:21 pm

A Salvadoran journalist and poet has been deported after being held for nearly 20 days by ICE even though he said he entered JFK Airport with a valid visa, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

A new Taco Mix is coming to 90-04 37th Ave. in Jackson Heights. (Screen shot of Instagram video)

Popular Taqueria to Open in Jackson Heights

Business, Mexican, Queens July 10, 2018 at 3:16 pm

Taco Mix, a family-run taqueria known for its al pastor tacos, is opening its third location in Jackson Heights. Jackson Heights Post speaks to the son, who runs the restaurant with his immigrant parents.

Washington Heights and Inwood have a high concentration of Dominican families living in rent stabilized apartments. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

A ‘Gentrification Tax’?

Dominican, Housing, Manhattan July 9, 2018 at 5:52 pm

A report by the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute recommends applying a tax on the new value of buildings in gentrified areas of Washington Heights and Inwood, to prevent displacement, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Hongjun Yu, owner of Tang’s Noodle, at the Canal Street restaurant. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinese Immigrant Restaurateur Struggles with Culture Shock

Business, East Asian, Food, Immigration, Manhattan July 9, 2018 at 3:58 pm

For a restauranteur from China, running a restaurant in Chinatown proved more difficult than he imagined as the procedure to open one differs greatly between China and New York. He shares his experience with Sing Tao Daily.

Cakes sold at Fay Da before it closed. (Photo by Jiaying Yan via World Journal)

Can Traditional Chinatown Bakeries Survive?

Business, East Asian, Manhattan July 6, 2018 at 4:35 pm

In two stories on the history of bakeries in Chinatown, World Journal examines how rising rent and a decline in the garment industry have affected the neighborhood’s traditional bakeries.

Works by photographer Gloria Zapata at the Longwood Art Gallery. (Photo via Mott Haven Herald)

‘Through a Feminine Lens’: Bronx Artists of Color

Bronx, Culture, Women July 6, 2018 at 1:30 pm

Seven artists of color have works in the exhibit “Through a Feminine Lens,” at the Longwood Art Gallery at Hostos Community College in the Bronx, reports Mott Haven Herald.

Officials at the June 28 groundbreaking ceremony for the New York Korea Center on East 32nd St. (Photo via The Korea Times)

The New York Korea Center Breaks Ground

Culture, East Asian, Manhattan July 6, 2018 at 12:04 pm

Construction has started on the New York Korea Center, located by Koreatown in Manhattan, more than nine years after the Korean government bought the site, reports The Korea Times.