In an opinion piece in Colorlines, Jamilah Lemieux describes her feelings about an “absence of sisterhood” with white women that is keeping her away from the Women’s March on Washington.
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New York Puerto Rican leaders, activists and artists reacted joyfully to President Obama’s commutation of FALN member Oscar López Rivera’s sentence after 35 years in prison, El Diario/La Prensa reports.
Many Latinas will be front and center at the historic New York demonstration against President Trump in solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington, El Diario/La Prensa reports.
Two Chinese-American women recently named as judges speak with Sing Tao Daily about how they became lawyers and what the new positions mean for them.
For the first time at The Museum at FIT, an exhibition recognizes the contributions of Black designers to the fashion industry. Downtown Express reports on the show.
A Chinese opera star performed Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” in one of the oldest styles of Chinese opera, reports SinoVision English Channel.
The case of a Dominican man who was granted parole after being detained for one year, pending deportation after a 14-year-old crime, becomes a wake-up call for the immigrant community in New York, El Diario/La Prensa reports.
Owners of Chinese restaurants and some food shops are complaining about the business costs of the recent increase in the minimum wage mandated by New York state, reports World Journal.
Across Brooklyn, MLK Day was marked by rallies for peace and against hate.
Mamaroneck is the latest Westchester town to join a campaign in support of statewide driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants, Westchester Hispano reports.
Clothing company Bébénoir, started by a husband and wife team with African roots, has opened a second location in Harlem, reports Amsterdam News.
Newark hosted its annual New Jersey Coquito Masters Competition, which awarded the best locally-made coquito, a rum and coconut milk beverage considered Puerto Rico’s national drink, Reporte Hispano reports.
A “March Against Hate” in Bay Ridge and a commemoration event at Queens College are among the events over the weekend in honor of Martin Luther King, neighborhood publications report. Meanwhile, Amsterdam News looks at how King’s birthday comes five days before Donald Trump’s inauguration.
Aggrieved tenants of rent-controlled properties attended a town hall on Jan. 10 to urge that new legislation force the DOB to penalize landlords using “construction as harassment,” reports The Villager.
An exhibit at the Museum at Eldridge Street features postcards from the early 20th century that portray the life of immigrants from Eastern Europe on the Lower East Side, reports Tablet.