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(From the left) Minhee Lee, coordinator at KACE, Dohyung Kim, chairman of KACE, Dongchan Kim, president of KACE, Sangho Lee, Chairman of The Korean American Business Council of New York. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Counting Korean Voters in NYS

East Asian, Elections 2017, Politics, Queens August 18, 2017 at 5:24 pm

Korea Daily and The Korea Times wrote about a KACE report on changes in Korean-American voter registration in New York.

(Photo by Margaux Deuley via French Morning)

New York to Remove Plaque Honoring French Nazi Collaborator

History, Manhattan, Western European August 18, 2017 at 4:58 pm

French Morning reports on Mayor de Blasio’s announcement that the city will remove a commemorative plaque of Marshal Henri Philippe Pétain on Broadway’s Canyon of Heroes, and suggests the removal of another one.

(Photo by Bob Mical, Creative commons license)

After Charlottesville: Avoiding the ‘Distraction’ of Trump

Black August 18, 2017 at 4:06 pm

The Amsterdam News and Our Time Press weigh in on what happens next, after Charlottesville.

Seniors Marie Mosely, 80, with Matilda Bowen, and Diane Dolie examining the condoms doled out at the Tilden Senior Center safe sex forum. (Photo by Kadia Goba via Kings County Politics)

Never Too Old for a Safe Sex Talk

Brooklyn, Health, Seniors August 18, 2017 at 3:24 pm

In Brownsville, Public Advocate Letitia James and Assemblywoman Latrice Walker spoke about safe sex to a community that is “becoming the most vulnerable group affected by sexually transmitted diseases,” writes Kings County Politics.

Candidates Bob Capano, Liam McCabe, Lucretia Regina-Potter, John Quaglione, Nancy Tong, Justin Brannan, Kevin Peter Carroll, Khader El-Yateem and Vincent Chirico. (Photo by Helen Klein/Brooklyn Media Group via Brooklyn Reporter)

City Council Candidates Spar in SW Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Elections 2017, Housing August 17, 2017 at 5:02 pm

The nine City Council candidates competing for the 43rd District seat to represent southwest Brooklyn engaged in a heated debate that focused attention on a controversial issue in the area – illegal home conversions. The Brooklyn Reporter and Kings County Politics covered the recent debate.

Candidates for the 13th district city council seat: (l-r)  Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj, 82nd Assembly District Leader Marjorie Velazquez, community activist John Doyle, and community activist Egidio Sementelli.
(Photo by David Cruz via Norwood News)

Debate for Bronx City Council Seat

Bronx, Elections 2017, Real Estate August 17, 2017 at 4:17 pm

Norwood News reports on a debate between Democratic candidates for the 13th District City Council seat in the Bronx.

Civil Court judge candidate Patria Frias-Colón visits the office of the Brooklyn Eagle. (Photo by John Alexander via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Dominican-born Candidate Strives for Civil Court Seat

Brooklyn, Dominican, Elections 2017, Politics August 17, 2017 at 3:41 pm

Patria Frias-Colón speaks to Brooklyn Daily Eagle about how her upbringing in Bushwick shaped her decision to pursue a career in law, and now a seat on the Brooklyn Civil Court bench.

Shiblu Ahmed (in plaid shirt), the son of Thara Uddin, at the vigil remembering Uddin and Imam Maulama Akonjee. (Photo by Anthony O’Reilly via Queens Chronicle)

Two Deaths in Ozone Park – A Year Later

Crime, Muslim, Queens August 16, 2017 at 3:00 pm

One year after the killing of Imam Maulama Akonjee and Thara Uddin in Ozone Park, Queens, the imam’s son and others in the community have only one question, reports Queens Chronicle.

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Opioid Addiction in the Greek Community

Health, New York August 16, 2017 at 2:26 pm

The National Herald speaks to a doctor, who works with Greek Americans, about why some in the community turn to opioids.

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Immigrant Actors Speak Out

Culture, Immigration, New York August 16, 2017 at 12:20 pm

An Astoria resident has started a project that brings to light the experiences faced by immigrant actors in NYC, reports QNS.

Rev. Khader El-Yateem at the rally outside Fort Hamilton in Brooklyn. (Photo by Jonathan Sperling via Brooklyn Reporter)

El-Yateem Urges Street Renaming at Ft. Hamilton

African American, Brooklyn, Elections 2017, Middle Eastern August 15, 2017 at 6:09 pm

Khader El-Yateem, Arab-American candidate for City Council, and others rallied to urge the U.S. Army to rename two streets at Fort Hamilton named after Confederate generals Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee, according to Brooklyn Reporter.

Angélica Vélez, 34, from Ecuador, and her family were discriminated against for being Hispanic. (Photo via El Diario)

Public Advocate Criticizes Courts for Discrimination  

Immigration, Latino, Queens August 15, 2017 at 4:46 pm

Letitia James’ office confirmed the complaints of Hispanic women who said they were mistreated and denied translation services at Queens Surrogate’s Court, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

The Indian Flag is raised at the Capitol Bulding in Hartford, CT (Photo via News India Times)

Tri-state India Day Parades

Culture, Metro Area, South Asian, Traditions August 15, 2017 at 4:32 pm

News India Times reports on numerous smaller Indian independence day celebrations ahead of New York City’s Aug. 20 celebration.

Jan. 29, 2017 - Protesters march towards the US Customs and Immigration Services building in lower Manhattan. Photo by Julius Motal

Q & A on the Topic of Sanctuary Cities

Immigration, New York August 15, 2017 at 4:29 pm

Feet in Two Worlds poses and answers nine questions about sanctuary cities.

At the MOCA exhibit against hate crimes (Photo via World Journal)

In Chinatown, Young Artists Condemn Hate Crimes

Culture, East Asian, Education, Manhattan, New York August 15, 2017 at 12:20 pm

High school students produced works for an anti-hate crimes exhibit at the Museum of Chinese in America, World Journal reports.