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Madani Halal: Preserving Tradition After Founder’s Death  

Featured Posts, Food, Muslim, Queens, South Asian February 23, 2017 at 5:22 pm

Butcher Imran Uddin continues to serve customers at Madani Halal, founded by his recently deceased father, while he contemplates his future role in the Bangladeshi community of Queens.

> Assemblymember Ron Kim speaks on the introduction of his new legislation that would protect restaurants from what he calls the city’s “unfair” inspection practices. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Kim Proposes Oversight of Health Inspectors

East Asian, Food, New York February 23, 2017 at 5:06 pm

New York State Assembly member Ron Kim spoke about a bill he co-sponsored that would help protect restaurants from arbitrary health inspections and fines, Korea Daily reports.

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, during the unveiling of the budget for fiscal year 2018 at City Hall. (Photo by Edwin Martínez via El Diario)

De Blasio Confronts ICE Over Detained Undocumented Man

Central American, Government, Immigration, New York February 23, 2017 at 4:26 pm

A 19-year-old Salvadoran detained by ICE becomes a rallying point for Mayor de Blasio and city officials as they stand up for the city’s sanctuary status, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Panelists spoke about the obstacles faced by gay and bisexual Latinos and transgender Latinas to get tested for HIV and have access to treatment. (Photo by Pedro F. Frisneda via El Diario)

Gay and Transgender Latinos Most Affected by HIV/AIDS

Health, Latino, LGBTQ February 23, 2017 at 2:34 pm

While setting a goal to defeat AIDS in New York by 2020, the Latino Commission on AIDS warned that the Latino gay/transgender community is disproportionally affected by this disease, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Attorney Stan Germán talked about the concerns expressed by immigrants who fear going to court because of “la migra.” (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Mayor Urged to Offer Immigrants More Protections

Immigration, New York February 22, 2017 at 5:49 pm

Activists unconvinced by Mayor de Blasio’s plans to defend immigrants are demanding more guarantees, particularly regarding “broken windows” policing, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Chinese-American Filmmaker Sees Family Story in Colombian Immigrant’s Story

Chinese-American Filmmaker Sees Family Story in Colombian Immigrant’s Story

Culture, East Asian, Immigration, South American February 22, 2017 at 5:47 pm

The Queens World Film Festival will feature “Undocumented,” a documentary on an undocumented immigrant turned top cardiologist. Filmmaker Patricia Shih explains to World Journal how she sees her own father’s story in that of Dr. Harold Fernandez.

A design by Yvonne Jewnell (Photo by Ken Watson)

‘Female as Warrior’ – Fashions from a Young Black Designer

Black, Business, Culture, Featured Posts, Manhattan, New York February 22, 2017 at 2:14 pm

From cowry shells to combat fatigues, fashions from young designer Yvonne Jewnell celebrate the strength of women of color.

One of the neighborhoods most affected by gentrification is Washington Heights, where most residents are Dominican immigrants. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Expert: Gentrification Harmful for New Yorkers’ Health

Dominican, Health, Latino, New York February 22, 2017 at 10:31 am

Experts say that gentrification is harming the health of residents of immigrant and minority neighborhoods such as Washington Heights, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Linda Sarsour (Photo by Mohsin Zaheer)

Linda Sarsour Leaving Arab American Association

Brooklyn, Middle Eastern February 21, 2017 at 5:26 pm

Bay Ridge activist Linda Sarsour announced she will step down as the executive director of the Arab American Association of New York “to focus my energy on the national level,” reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

The Sureños identify themselves with the color blue. (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario)

Mexican Gangs Increase Their Presence in Corona

Crime, Mexican, Queens February 21, 2017 at 5:09 pm

The predominance of graffiti tags of Mexican gang Sur 13 in the streets of Corona, Queens, points to an increase in gang violence and criminal activity, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Khader El-Yateem (Photo by Aslan Media, Creative Commons license)

First Palestinian-American to Run for Public Office in NYC

Brooklyn, Middle Eastern, Politics February 21, 2017 at 3:00 pm

Rev. Khader El-Yateem of Salam Arabic Lutheran Church in Bay Ridge has joined the race for the 43rd District City Council Seat, reports Kings County Politics.

(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Plainfield Approves Sanctuary Resolution

Immigration, Metro Area February 21, 2017 at 2:59 pm

In response to President Trump’s “xenophobic campaign rhetoric,” the City Council of Plainfield, New Jersey, approved a resolution to protect its large immigrant community from ICE, Reporte Hispano reports.

Participants in a silent march memorializing Japanese-American imprisonment during World War II, many of them survivors, gather in front of the Japanese-American United Church on Seventh Avenue. (Photo by Nomin  Ujiyediin for Voices of NY)

Japanese-Americans Mark WWII Internment Order

Featured Posts, Government, History, Manhattan, Video February 20, 2017 at 9:44 pm

A silent march, a series of speakers and an exhibit and performances marked the 75th anniversary of FDR’s executive order which resulted in the internment of 100,000 Japanese Americans on the West Coast during World War II.

New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito during her state of the city speech on Feb. 17, in which she pledged that NYC will protect its immigrants.  (Screen shot from NYC Council video on @MMViverito)

More Immigrants Expected to Seek Protection in NYC

Immigration, New York February 20, 2017 at 6:02 pm

In light of measures taken by the Trump administration, local elected officials and organizations expect a potential influx of immigrants from other states seeking protection in New York City, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Long Deng (center) with his wife and son in Times Square (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

First Chinese Supermarket Listed on NASDAQ

Business, East Asian, Food, New York February 20, 2017 at 5:43 pm

Sing Tao Daily tells the personal story of Long Deng, the man behind the first publicly listed Chinese supermarket on the NASDAQ.