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Activists denounce illegal NYPD surveillance. 
(Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Activists Alert that NYPD and ‘La Migra’ Share Data on Alleged Gang Members

Immigration, New York, Police October 19, 2017 at 4:33 pm

Pro-immigrant advocates warn that the police and immigration authorities are exchanging a database that “criminalizes” communities of color and undocumented immigrants, reports El Diario/La Prensa.

Ticket stub for NJ concert given by Nassif Zeytoun earlier this year. (Photo via Feet in 2 Worlds)

From Damascus to Jersey City: One Immigrant’s Story

Immigration, Metro Area, Middle Eastern October 19, 2017 at 4:17 pm

A young Syrian refugee speaks to Feet in 2 Worlds about struggling to adjust to a new life in New Jersey.

Public Advocate Letitia James issues solutions to assist the growing number of homeless students. (Photo By William Engel via Kings County Politics)

‘Common Sense Solutions’ to Help Homeless Students

Education, Government, Housing, New York, Youth October 19, 2017 at 4:08 pm

Public Advocate Letitia James presented four “common sense solutions” to address the city’s shortcomings in supporting homeless students, reports Kings County Politics.

Asmau Ahmed, creator and founder of mobile app Plum Perfect, spoke on a panel of all-female entrepreneurs this weekend at The Other Festival in downtown Brooklyn. (Photo by Kalen Goodluck via BKLYNER)

Black Entrepreneurs Share Experiences at All-Women Festival

Brooklyn, Business October 19, 2017 at 4:05 pm

At The Other Festival, Black entrepreneurs spoke of the difficulties in finding investors to fund their businesses, reports BKLYNER.

Isio-Maya Nuwere performing "Phenomenal Woman" at the Harlem School of the Arts' Sept 16 open house. (Photo by Michael Palma Nir, courtesy of HSA)

Harlem School of the Arts: a New Cultural Hub?

Culture, Education, Featured Posts, Manhattan October 18, 2017 at 9:25 pm

A new digital lab, new adult classes and many more public programs and exhibits are among the offerings at the Harlem School of the Arts.

(Screen shot via Brooklyn Daily Eagle video)

#StompTheBan: Resistance Through Dance

Brooklyn, Government, Middle Eastern October 18, 2017 at 5:28 pm

Days before President Trump’s latest travel ban would have gone into effect, a protest in Brooklyn featured performances and traditional dances, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Hispanic Candidates Vie For Paterson Board Of Education

Hispanic Candidates Vie For Paterson Board Of Education

Education, Elections 2017, Metro Area October 18, 2017 at 4:40 pm

As the Paterson school district’s oversight will return to the city after being managed by the state of New Jersey for 26 years, Reporte Hispano interviews two Hispanic candidates to the Paterson Board of Education: Fannia Santana and Joel Ramírez. 

(Photo via El Diario)

Anti-Immigrant Sentiment Grows on SI

Immigration, Latino, Mexican, Staten Island October 17, 2017 at 4:51 pm

Latinos facing obstacles to find housing and employment in the borough are increasingly threatened by “white Trump fanatics” to be turned in to ICE, El Diario/La Prensa reports.  

HUB street festival circa 1980 (Photo courtesy of Joe Conzo)

‘Born in the Bronx’ – Joe Conzo’s Life, Story and Business

Bronx, Culture, Featured Posts, History, Puerto Rican October 17, 2017 at 4:48 pm

Joe Conzo Jr.’s photos captured an era in the South Bronx. Conzo talked about his work, the borough, and the business of photography in an interview.

UWC President Eugene Czolij (left), Volodymyr Zaryckyj, Chair of the UWC International Scholarly Council (right) with participants of the 50th anniversary of the UWC. (Photo via Svoboda)

Exploring the Achievements of Ukrainian Diaspora

Eastern European, New York October 17, 2017 at 4:46 pm

The Ukrainian World Congress held its 50th anniversary meeting at the Princeton University Club in NYC on Sept. 16. Svoboda-news.com reports on the event.

From left to right: Host Brian Vines, Naz Ahmad (attorney at Creating Law Enforcement Accountability and Responsibility (CLEAR) Project, CUNY Law), Imam Khalid Latif, (chaplain of The Islamic Center at NYU), Amna Nawaz (ABC News Digital anchor and host of ABC Radio’s Uncomfortable Podcast), Zaheer Ali (oral Historian/director of Muslims in Brooklyn at Brooklyn Historical Society), and Mehdi Hasan (columnist at The Intercept). Also on the panel: Moustafa Bayoumi (author of “This Muslim American Life: Dispatches from the War on Terror”) and Dr. Debbie Almontaser (president of Muslim Community Network)

#BHeard: Being ‘Muslim in New York’

Brooklyn, Muslim October 17, 2017 at 4:45 pm

A town hall in Brooklyn brought together prominent Muslim journalists and leaders to discuss the consequences of Islamophobia on Muslim Americans, reports BKLYNER.

Old San Juan. (photo by Maite Junco)

From New York to San Juan, with Our Bags Filled

Featured Posts, Puerto Rican October 16, 2017 at 4:39 pm

A New Yorker describes her five-day visit to family and friends in Puerto Rico.

Old San Juan. (photo by Maite Junco)

De Nueva York a San Juan, con las maletas llenas

Puerto Rican October 16, 2017 at 4:36 pm

Una neoyorquina describe su visita de cinco días a amigos y familiares en Puerto Rico.

Eddie Chiu at left (photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinese Community Mourns the Passing of a Controversial Lion

East Asian, Manhattan, New York, Politics October 16, 2017 at 4:35 pm

Eddie Chiu’s death has prompted an outpouring of remembrances, Sing Tao Daily reports.

Joy Pascua belting a number. (Photo by Mariel Padilla via The FilAm)

Woodside Filipino Restaurants Also Serve as Music Venues

Culture, Food, Queens, Southeast Asian October 16, 2017 at 1:48 pm

Some Filipino restaurants in Woodside offer patrons a side of live music almost every night, reports The FilAm.