Communities

Monica Martinez shows off the Noticia Long Island cover on her stunning win as New York state senator. (Photo via Noticia)

Monica Martinez Win Brings Hope for Long Island TPS families

Central American, Elections 2018, Government, Long Island November 15, 2018 at 4:41 pm

Newly elected Salvadoran-American state senator Monica Martinez talks with Noticia Long Island about the hopes her win has brought to the TPS community, and her desire to keep working for the 9th District in Suffolk County where she was a legislator.

A little boy meets his grandmother. (Photo by Paul Frangipane via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

In Brooklyn, Mexican Immigrants Reunite With Family After Years Apart

Brooklyn, Immigration, Mexican November 15, 2018 at 4:35 pm

A family reunification program brought together immigrants from the state of Puebla in Mexico with family members they had not seen in decades, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Sharon Lee was appointed as the deputy head of Queens. (Photo provided by the mayor's office)

Sharon Lee Becomes First Asian Deputy Borough President

East Asian, Government, Queens November 15, 2018 at 4:17 pm

Sharon Lee, once the senior advisor and press secretary for former City Comptroller John Liu, was named the deputy borough president of Queens, reports World Journal.

Yewande Komolafe makes a dessert of bouille (tapioca pudding) with coconut milk drizzled with Nigerian honey. (Photo by Rachael Bongiorno via Feet in 2 Worlds)

A Nigerian Chef Finds Her Way Back Home

African, Brooklyn, Food, Immigration November 14, 2018 at 6:00 pm

In a Feet in 2 Worlds podcast, Brooklyn-based chef Yewande Komolafe speaks about the nearly two decades in which she reconnected with her Nigerian roots through food but could not return to her homeland.

The first church building of the United African Church. A cemetery was built behind the building, which was recently rediscovered. (Courtesy of Elmhurst Histories and Cemeteries Preservation Society)

Pushing to Landmark an Elmhurst African Burial Ground

African, History, Queens November 14, 2018 at 12:51 pm

The Elmhurst Histories and Cemeteries Preservation Society is hoping to prevent development on a local African burial ground by seeking landmark status for the site, reports Jackson Heights Post.

Shirley Chisholm announcing her candidacy on Jan. 25, 1972. (Photo by Thomas J. O'Halloran via Library of Congress, Wikimedia Commons)

Inspiration for New Members of Congress from Shirley Chisholm

Brooklyn, Politics, Women November 13, 2018 at 5:02 pm

As new members of Congress start orientation, Brooklyn Daily Eagle writes how the freshmen class, women of color in particular, can learn from Shirley Chisholm who made history as the first African-American woman elected to Congress.

In 2016, the Community Education Council in Manhattan's District 3 approved a controversial school rezoning aimed in part at integrating schools. (photo by Christina Veiga via Chalkbeat)

Linking Housing and School Desegregation

Education, Housing, New York November 13, 2018 at 5:00 pm

Chalkbeat discusses two small steps taken in New York to address housing as part of the effort to desegregate schools.

JGHBID community liaison Ariana Cipriani (c) provides background on one of the tour’s vacancies to prospective business tenants, capturing the attention of Anuisha Ortiz (l), owner of Brazis by Nush.
(Photo by Jonathan Custodio via Norwood News)

Prospective Business Renters Check Out Jerome Gun Hill BID

Bronx, Business November 12, 2018 at 5:14 pm

Norwood News reports on a recent tour for prospective merchants led by the Jerome Gun Hill Business Improvement District executive director and community liaison.

Monique (left) and (Photo by , courtesy of We Come From Queens via QNS)

‘We Come From Queens’ Podcast Hits Milestone

Black, Queens, Women November 12, 2018 at 4:31 pm

Longtime friends Cadacia and Monique started the We Come From Queens podcast to change the perception of women from Queens, reports QNS.

The Caribbean Women’s Health Association is one of a few organizations in East Flatbush helping women with workshops focusing on how to deal with pregnancy trauma. (Photo by Larisa Karr via Bklyner)

Addressing Infant Mortality in East Flatbush

Black, Brooklyn, Health November 9, 2018 at 5:10 pm

Bklyner reports on local organizations that help women cope with the loss of a child, and educate them to have healthier pregnancies.

In addition to Italian records, goods imported from Italy can be found at S.A.S. Italian Records. (Photo by Paul Frangipane via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Reminiscing at Bensonhurst’s Last Italian Record Store

Brooklyn, Technology, Western European November 9, 2018 at 5:09 pm

Despite changed neighborhood demographics, S.A.S. Italian Records remains open more than 50 years after its founding, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

John Liu victorious on Election Day. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Are John Liu and His Chinese Opponents Ready to Work Together?

East Asian, Elections 2018 November 8, 2018 at 5:22 pm

John Liu’s State Senate win came despite divisions within the Chinese community. Sing Tao Daily takes a look at whether the two sides are now willing to work with each other.

(Photo via The Suffolk Times)

A Tribute to Native Culture on LI

Culture, History, Long Island, Native American November 8, 2018 at 5:18 pm

The Southold Indian Museum on the North Fork will host Sewanhacky Tribute Weekend Nov. 10-11 to educate the public and showcase artifacts from 10,000 years worth of Native history on Long Island, reports The Suffolk Times.

Letitia "Tish" James (Photo by Lem Peterkin, via The Amsterdam News)

‘Tish’ James on Her Milestone

Elections 2018, New York November 8, 2018 at 5:13 pm

The Amsterdam News spoke with Letitia “Tish” James, who made history on election night.

Narrowing the Latina Pay Gap

Narrowing the Latina Pay Gap

Latino, New York, Women November 8, 2018 at 4:17 pm

Manhattan Times reports on a recent panel that discussed the marked pay gap between Latinas and white men.