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CUNY students were part of volunteer groups helping after hurricane María struck. (Photo courtesy of CUNY, via El Diario)

CUNY Students to Help Puerto Rico Rebuilding Efforts

New York, Puerto Rican, Youth May 30, 2019 at 4:58 pm

CUNY students are helping as part of the New York Stands with Puerto Rico volunteer program, El Diario La Prensa reports.

A Little Book Exchange case being painted for the Polish-Slavic Federal Credit Union (Photo by Wojtek Maślanka via Nowy Dziennik)

Polish Themes in Little Free Libraries in North Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Eastern European, Education May 30, 2019 at 4:35 pm

Little Free Libraries in North Brooklyn will provide reading matter about Poland’s culture and history, reports Nowy Dziennik.

A painting by Laurentino Pérez, not at the exhibition. (Courtesy photo via El Diario)

Arts Program Helps Immigrant Youth Express Themselves

Culture, Immigration, New York, Youth May 29, 2019 at 4:06 pm

A free program by the organization Arts Connection gives young immigrants the tools to express their identity through the arts, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Manav Singh Sodhi, 17, on right, with Lt. Col. Kamal Kalsi. (Photo courtesy Lt. Col. Kamal Kalsi via News India Times)

Young Sikhs Head for Military Training

Religion, South Asian May 29, 2019 at 12:24 pm

More than a dozen Sikhs granted a religious accommodation are headed for bootcamp as part of a “new wave” of Indian Americans and others joining the military, writes News India Times.

Brooklyn Law School Interim Dean Maryellen Fullerton and Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez. (Photo from the Brooklyn DA's Office via Kings County Politics)

Brooklyn DA Celebrates Asian Community

Asian, Brooklyn, Culture May 28, 2019 at 4:05 pm

At the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month celebration held by the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office, DA Eric Gonzalez emphasized the community’s growing political clout in the borough, reports Kings County Politics.

Ritchie Torres (Photo from @RitchieTorres via Gotham Gazette)

‘LGBTQ in 2021’ Initiative Launches

Government, LGBTQ, New York, Politics May 24, 2019 at 4:46 pm

The LGBTQ in 2021 coalition aims to more than replace the five outgoing LGBT members of the New York City Council, Gotham Gazette reports.

Workers harvesting grapes in a local vineyard in 2017. (File photo by Peter Blasl via RiverheadLOCAL)

State Court: Farmworkers Have Right to Unionize

Labor, New York May 24, 2019 at 4:35 pm

An appeals court ruled that excluding farmworkers from state law giving employees the right to organize is unconstitutional, reports RiverheadLOCAL.

Jackson Heights’ Diversity Plaza in Queens Community Board 3, which recently started a new committee to address the needs of the neighborhood’s immigrant residents. (Photo by Sadia Haque via City Limits)

Queens CB Adds an Immigration Committee

Immigration, Queens May 23, 2019 at 6:00 pm

Community Board 3, which includes some of the most diverse areas in the country, created a Committee for Immigration Affairs in hopes of addressing issues of importance to immigrants, reports City Limits.

NYU College of Dentistry (Photo by Heejeong Yu for voices of NY)

Korean Dentist at NYUCD: ‘I was discriminated against’

East Asian, Manhattan May 23, 2019 at 3:27 pm

A Korean-American dentist is suing NYU College of Dentistry over its hiring and promotion practices. She speaks to The Korea Daily.

Wage theft victim Raúl Alarcón with Assembly Member Catalina Cruz and Manuel Castro, from NICE (Photo by Edwin Martinez via El Diario)

Making Wage Theft Punishable by Imprisonment

Immigration, Labor May 22, 2019 at 5:46 pm

Assembly Member Catalina Cruz unveiled a proposal to turn wage theft into a crime punishable with prison time in New York State, in a bid to put an end to a widespread practice that is exploiting immigrants, El Diario La Prensa reports.

A Halal Bodega

A Halal Bodega

Business, Food, Queens, Video May 22, 2019 at 3:01 pm

A bodega owner in Queens discusses in a BRIC TV video whether he can make it by selling “everything but beer.”

Juan Carlos Polanco (Photo via Impacto Latino)

Juan Carlos Polanco, the Hispanic Voice of New York Republicans

Bronx, Latino, New York, Politics May 22, 2019 at 2:32 pm

Bronx-raised former candidate for public advocate Juan Carlos Polanco, a prominent Hispanic voice of Republicans in New York, urged Latinos to ‘valorize’ their vote in this interview with Impacto Latino.

Anthony Fongyit (Photo by Kadia Goba via Bklyner)

Reprieve for a Small Biz on Flatbush Ave.?

Brooklyn, Business, Food May 21, 2019 at 4:59 pm

Trinidad-Born Andrew Fongyit’s ice cream and vegetarian eatery on Flatbush Ave. is the latest among a number of small businesses in the area contending with the pressure of gentrification, report Bklyner and Brooklyn Paper.

Broadway star Syndee Winters (Photo from Disney via World Journal)

A Broadway Star Seeks Her Chinese Roots

Black, Caribbean, Culture, East Asian, New York May 21, 2019 at 1:46 pm

Syndee Winters, who plays Nala in “The Lion King,” speaks to World Journal about her Chinese heritage and the grandfather who immigrated to Jamaica before coming to the U.S.

Armando Sánchez, from Mexico and Angelina Rivera, from Honduras, reject Trump’s immigration plan. (Photo via El Diario)

‘Another Slap in the Face:’ Latinos Blast Trump’s Immigration Plan

Government, Immigration, Latino, New York May 20, 2019 at 5:53 pm

New York Hispanic residents, activists and elected leaders blasted the Trump administration’s proposal to move to a “merit-based” immigration system, El Diario La Prensa reports.

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