Karen Pennar has a long career as a journalist and has also worked in health care and written plays. Karen’s first reporting job was at the Journal of Commerce, where she wrote about foreign currencies. She subsequently worked for nearly two decades at BusinessWeek Magazine, where as Economics Editor andRead More
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Hospitals in Bergen County expand Korean translation services and increase Korean-American medical staff
As the number of Korean patients rapidly increases, hospitals in Bergen County, New Jersey, are setting up hubs to provide services in Korean and secure Korean medical staff. Because most Koreans do not have medical insurance and have trouble using hospital facilities due to the language barrier, the hospitals willRead More
The New Jersey-based nonprofit Manavi, which recently held its annual fundraising dinner, has served Indian and other South Asian victims of domestic abuse for more than three decades. Desi Talk writes about the services provided by the organization and the progress they have made.
In a challenge to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric González announced the borough’s new measures to protect undocumented immigrants from being deported for minor offenses, El Diario/La Prensa reports.
Coco Roco restaurant, a pioneer of Peruvian cuisine in Brooklyn founded by two brothers from Cuzco, is celebrating its first 20 years, El Diario/La Prensa reports.
While 10 Long Island workers fired for participating in the Day Without Immigrants protest are suing their former employers, labor activists help workers avoid being fired if they participate in the next strike, El Diario/La Prensa and Diario de México report.
The directors of the Manara Institute in New Jersey talked about their objectives at the ribbon cutting for the institute’s new permanent location, Al Hawadeth reports.
At a memorial held in Chinatown, hundreds remembered Peter Kwong, the director of the Asian studies program at Hunter College, and an immigrant and labor advocate, reports Sing Tao Daily.
Council member Carlos Menchaca’s office will be working with the Chinese-American Planning Council to offer expanded assistance to the growing number of Chinese residents in Sunset Park, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.
New Jersey activists are creating a bilingual “quick response network” to help immigrants who receive a visit from ICE, Reporte Hispano reports.
Latino performing arts organization IATI Theater presents the play “Gazoline,” inspired by the 2005 Paris riots but set in a New York Hispanic neighborhood, Reporte Hispano reports.
Thousands of dollars in flood aid have been shipped to Peru from the tri-state area after a still ongoing series of fundraising efforts that include artistic and gastronomic events, Westchester Hispano reports.
A new musical about the life of Buddha by a Korean husband and wife team opens on May 2. Newsroh spoke with composer Jingoo Lee about the production, 12 years in the making.
Three sons of Bolivian immigrants founded Bolivian Llama Party, the first Bolivian restaurant in Manhattan, Impacto Latin News reports.
In the latest episode of CUNY TV’s “Independent Sources,” Chinatown advocacy organizations weigh in on efforts to maintain affordable housing and identity in the neighborhood amid gentrification.