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On Renewing DACA Before Oct. 5 Deadline

Immigration September 22, 2017 at 3:56 pm

Long Island Wins has some details on the process of renewing DACA before the Oct. 5 deadline.

Shelley Worrell, founder of cultural advocacy group Caribbeing, spearheaded the movement to designate parts of Prospect-Lefferts Gardens and Flatbush as “Little Caribbean.” (Photo by Caleb Caldwell via Brooklyn Paper)

‘Little Caribbean’ Designation Comes to Flatbush

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Immigration September 22, 2017 at 2:22 pm

Segments of Flatbush and Nostrand avenues and Empire Blvd. will soon have signs designating the area as “Little Caribbean,” Brooklyn Paper reports.

Dreamer Luis Ramírez is unable to travel to the state of Morelos where his mother, Silvia Barreto, lives. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Double Tragedy for Mexican Dreamer in Queens

Immigration, Mexican September 22, 2017 at 1:52 pm

The recent revocation of DACA is preventing a young Queens resident from travelling to Mexico, where his mother lost her home in Tuesday’s earthquake, El Diario/La Prensa reports.  

The Museum of Jewish Heritage’s interactive exhibit New Dimensions in Testimony allows visitors to ask questions to Holocaust survivors Pinchas Gutter and Eva Schloss and receive natural answers from their holographic avatars. (Photo by Georgine Benvenuto via Downtown Express)

Holocaust Histories, via Avatars

History, Jewish, Manhattan September 22, 2017 at 1:25 pm

The Museum of Jewish Heritage is marking its 20th anniversary with a special interactive exhibit, reports Downtown Express.

Memorial to Harriet Tubman in Harlem (Photo by denisbin, Creative commons license)

‘Statues We Love’

Culture, History September 22, 2017 at 1:22 pm

Amid concerns about statues of historical figures that give offense, The Indypendent offers up “statues we love.”

Lucero Castillo, from Mexico, lost a member of her family in the Mexico City earthquake. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Mexicans, Puerto Ricans Respond to Tragedy Back Home

Immigration, Metro Area, Mexican, New York, Puerto Rican September 21, 2017 at 6:15 pm

Mexicans and Puerto Ricans in the metro area struggled to get news from their homes, ravaged by a powerful earthquake and a hurricane respectively, and are mobilizing to send help, El Diario/La Prensa reports. 

Ayọ (Photo via BK Reader)

A Conversation with Ayọ

African, Brooklyn, Culture, Eastern European, Immigration September 21, 2017 at 6:00 pm

The singer and musician Ayọ will be performing at Weeksville Heritage Center on Spet.24, a few days before the release of her eponymous album.

Somia Elrowmeim, Adult Education instructor at AAANY and founder of the Union of Arab Women. (Photo by Humera Afridi via Open City)

Empowering Arab Women in Bay Ridge

Brooklyn, Immigration, Middle Eastern, Muslim, North African, Women September 21, 2017 at 5:23 pm

Two articles in Open City explore the work of the Union of Arab Women, a Bay Ridge women’s collective housed within the Arab American Association of New York offices.

A New LGBTQ “Haven”

A New LGBTQ “Haven”

LGBTQ, Manhattan, Social Services September 21, 2017 at 4:18 pm

The Uptowner reports on the Dominican Women’s Development Center new location for its programs to help LGBTQ clients.

Mia Warren (standing) helping participants with audio editing. (Photo by Rachael Bongiorno via Feet in 2 Worlds)

Sharing Stories of Food and Home

Culture, Food, Immigration September 21, 2017 at 4:16 pm

Participants of a Feet in 2 Worlds food journalism workshop shared stories of how food items remind them of family and home.

Santos Valentina Granados, the mother of brothers José and Francisco Castillo-Granados said that her sons dreamed of playing soccer professionally. (Photo via El Diario)

Newark Residents: ‘This is A Shooting Zone’

Crime, Metro Area September 20, 2017 at 3:48 pm

The recent murder of two Honduran brothers has put a spotlight on the epidemic of gun violence in Newark, El Diario/La Prensa reports.  

A mural by TATS CRU on the Alexander Avenue facade of  WallWorks New York, a contemporary Art Gallery. Wallworks, located in the Port Morris section of South Bronx is owned by graffiti pioneer John CRASH Matos and entrepreneur Robert Kantor. (Photo by Adi Talwar via City Limits)

Will CreateNYC Help Artists in Low-Income Areas?

Bronx, Culture, New York September 20, 2017 at 3:20 pm

Artists in low-income neighborhoods are hoping that the city’s first cultural plan, CreateNYC, will make a difference, but some believe artists’ empowerment requires a plan that “goes deeper.”

Harlem Council of Elders members volunteer to read to students. (Photo by Council of Elders/Joe Rogers, Jr. via Chalkbeat)

Elders Speak Up for Harlem Schools

Education, Manhattan, Seniors September 20, 2017 at 2:43 pm

Members of the Harlem Council of Elders speak to Chalkbeat about their primary cause in their mission to improve schools and educational opportunities in the neighborhood.

Amanda Morales-Guerra, with her son David, at Holyrood Church, has spent one month in sanctuary to request a solution to her immigration situation. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Guatemalan Mother Spends 1st Month in Church ‘Living in Agony’

Central American, Immigration, Manhattan September 19, 2017 at 5:31 pm

Guatemalan mother Amanda Morales-Guerra has lived for the past month with her three children in a Washington Heights church as ICE continues to refuse to reopen her case, El Diario/La Prensa reports.   

Jonnel Doris and Karine Williams at Diversity Plaza (Photo via Queens Examiner)

Promoting MWBEs – at Diversity Plaza and Beyond

Business, Queens September 19, 2017 at 5:13 pm

Diversity Plaza’s upgrade is being led by a MWBE-certified company, Queens Examiner reports.