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Xiang Li helping in the kitchen at the Chinese Continuing Day Treatment Program.  (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinese Immigrants Suffering from Mental Illness at Risk

East Asian, Health, Manhattan October 15, 2018 at 6:06 pm

A program serving mentally ill Cantonese speakers could close its doors after more than 30 years, reports Sing Tao Daily.

A red dress, a symbol of the plight of missing and murdered indigenous women and organized efforts to fight Native American women’s heightened risk of violence, hangs near the Peace Fire site on the Shinnecock Reservation in Southampton. (By Paula Bess Collins via The Easthampton Star)

Trafficking ‘Under our Noses’ on the East End of LI

Human rights, Immigration, Latino, Long Island, Native American October 15, 2018 at 12:56 pm

The East Hampton Star reports on human and sex trafficking on the eastern end of Long Island.

Youths who took part in the National TPS Alliance traveled to the Vatican to attend the canonization of Monsignor Oscar Arnulfo Romero. (Photo by Erik Villalobos via El Diario)

Masses and a Pilgrimage: Immigrants Celebrate Romero Canonization

Immigration, Long Island, Manhattan, Religion October 12, 2018 at 4:24 pm

As 19 tri-state area residents made a pilgrimage to Rome for the canonization of Monsignor Romero and to ask the pope to intercede for TPS beneficiaries, local churches are also celebrating, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

First Lady of New York City Chirlane McCray (right), alongside Doctors Herminia Palacio (center) and Oxiris Barbot, unveiling the Latinx Thrive program. (Photo by Pedro F. Frisneda via El Diario)

New Mental Health Program Focuses on NYC Latinos

Health, Latino October 12, 2018 at 4:03 pm

Chirlane McCray, first lady of New York City, announced the launching of “Latinx Thrive,” the first mental health program focusing specifically on the city’s Hispanic communities, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

NYC Estimates Impact of ‘Public Charge’ Redefinition

NYC Estimates Impact of ‘Public Charge’ Redefinition

Communities, Immigration, Social Services October 11, 2018 at 5:12 pm

The city of New York released a preliminary analysis of the impact the Trump administration’s proposed expansion of the definition of “public charge” would have on immigrant New Yorkers.

‘Speak Spanish, This is America!’ Forum Oct. 12 in Brooklyn

‘Speak Spanish, This is America!’ Forum Oct. 12 in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Human rights October 11, 2018 at 4:21 pm

In response to the climate of discrimination against immigrants, the city in partnership with several community and media organizations hosts a forum on human rights called “Speak Spanish, this is America!” Oct. 12 at Brooklyn’s P.S. 24, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Campaign “Our Vote, Our Voice” in Long Island as part of National Voter Registration Day (NVRD). (Photo via Noticia Long Island)

Campaign Registers 2,000 New Minority Voters on LI

Elections 2018, Long Island October 11, 2018 at 4:11 pm

The grassroots campaign “Our Vote, Our Voice,” led by seven community organizations, has registered more than 2,000 new voters among communities of color on Long Island, Noticia Long Island reports.

Arepa Lady (Photo courtesy of Alejandro Osorio via Jackson Heights Post)

Arepa Lady Back in Business in Jackson Heights

Food, Queens, South American October 11, 2018 at 3:02 pm

The famed Colombian restaurant Arepa Lady reopens on Roosevelt Avenue, reports Jackson Heights Post.

Mr. Pacheco recalls his first days as an immigrant living in Brighton Beach and later in Bensonhurst. (Photo by Carmen Molina Tamacas via Bklyner)

Continuing the Fight on Behalf of TPS Holders

Brooklyn, Immigration, Latino October 10, 2018 at 5:27 pm

Bklyner takes a look at how the recent developments concerning temporary protected status have changed the lives of TPS holders in Brooklyn as their future remains in doubt.

Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano

Westchester Hispanic Community Empowered By New Festivals, Awards

Culture, Latino, Metro Area October 10, 2018 at 5:19 pm

The growth of the Hispanic community in Westchester County is highlighted by an event honoring Latino personalities in Yonkers and two first-time Hispanic festivals, in Ossining and Peekskill, Westchester Hispano reports.

19 Kingsland Avenue (Center) in East Williamsburg. (Photo by Kelly Mena via Kings County Politics)

Housing Property Taken from ‘Working-Class Latinos’

Brooklyn, Housing, Latino October 10, 2018 at 12:48 pm

More properties are being transferred from their rightful owners to developers in Brooklyn, reports Kings County Politics.

The colorful dresses and green beard were only part of Ms. Colombia's extravagant personality. (Photo via El Diario)

Mysterious Death of LGBT Icon Rattles Queens Hispanic Community

Bronx, Latino, LGBTQ, Queens October 9, 2018 at 4:05 pm

Jackson Heights residents mourn the loss of Osvaldo Gómez, known as “Ms. Colombia,” an icon of the Latino LGBT community in Queens whose body was found on a Bronx beach but there is no official cause of death yet, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Courtesy photo via RiverheadLOCAL)

TPS Bus Tour Heads to Riverhead

Immigration, Long Island, Transportation October 5, 2018 at 6:05 pm

The “TPS Journey for Justice” bus will stop in Riverhead on Sunday as part of a national tour to tell the stories of the immigrants who have temporary protected status, RiverheadLOCAL reports.

Table Tennis at NYU’s Tandon

Table Tennis at NYU’s Tandon

Brooklyn, East Asian, Sports, Video October 5, 2018 at 4:36 pm

Meet the NYU Table Tennis Club, who practice at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering in Brooklyn, in this video from SinoVision English Channel.

Two members of the community offer their testimony about the fear endured by immigrants at a late September public hearing in the Town of Southampton. (Photo by Maria Piedrabuena via Riverhead Local)

On LI, Urging Limits on Police Collaboration with ICE

Immigration, Latino, Long Island October 4, 2018 at 5:18 pm

Some 100 East End residents and pro-immigrant activists filled Southampton Town Hall to urge the Town Council Office to curtail and regulate how the local police department interacts with ICE, RiverheadLOCAL en Español reports.