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P.S. 032 State Street is the only public school in NYC to offer a Korean Dual Language program. (Screen shot via Google Maps)

Assemblymen Seek to Broaden Korean Language Program

East Asian, Education, Queens December 11, 2017 at 6:04 pm

With the Korean Dual Language program offered in only one school in the city, Queens Assemblymen Ron Kim and Edward Braunstein met with DOE officials to urge for an expansion, reports QNS.

Photographer Joseph Rodriguez

‘El Barrio in the ’80s’ on View in the Bronx

Culture, Latino, Manhattan December 11, 2017 at 4:28 pm

Now on display in the South Bronx, Kodachrome images from acclaimed photographer and Brooklyn native Joseph Rodriguez depict the everyday lives of El Barrio residents in the 1980s, reports Mott Haven Herald.

(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

NJ Bolivian Organization Turns 14 Amid Deportation Fears

Metro Area, South American December 11, 2017 at 4:13 pm

The Bolivian Center of Residents in the State of New Jersey celebrated its 14th anniversary as it focuses its efforts on preventing deportations of members of the community, Reporte Hispano reports.  

Yang Song (right), Shi Yumei (middle) and Song Hai in the restaurant run by Song in Saipan. (Photo provided by the family to World Journal)

Family Tells Story of Masseuse Who Died in Flushing

East Asian, Labor, Queens December 8, 2017 at 5:23 pm

The family of Yang Song, the massage parlor worker in Flushing who jumped to her death over the Thanksgiving weekend, speaks to World Journal about her life in China and Saipan, and the harassment she endured earlier this year.

Advocates rallied at City Hall on Thursday to demand anti-bias training for teachers and culturally relevant education for students. (Photo by Christina Veiga via Chalkbeat)

Urging a Bolder Diversity Plan for NYC Schools

Education, New York December 8, 2017 at 4:14 pm

Critics of the city’s school diversity plan rallied on the steps of City Hall, Chalkbeat reports.

Worshipers stand outside the entrance of the Bait-ul-Tahir mosque (Photo via Bklyner)

Ahmadis Seek Peace – Including with Other Muslims

Brooklyn, Muslim December 8, 2017 at 4:11 pm

Ahmadi Muslims speak to Bklyner about the persecution they faced in their homeland and how that has changed – for the most part – in Brooklyn.

(Image via Impacto Latino)

Virgin of Guadalupe Festivities Dedicated to Dreamers

Manhattan, Mexican, Religion December 8, 2017 at 4:11 pm

In an interview regarding the Guadalupe celebrations at St. Patrick’s Cathedral next week, Mexican community leader Jaime Lucero advances the creation of a new political party in Mexico that includes immigrants in the U.S., Impacto Latino reports.  

(Image via Greek News)

Minoan Art – Restored or Reconstituted?

Culture, History, Western European December 8, 2017 at 3:37 pm

An exhibit and book explore the ways in which Minoan art was “reconstituted,” reports Greek News.

The Braata Folk singers will perform traditional and modern Caribbean Christmas songs at the fifth-annual Old Time Grand Market in Canarsie on Dec. 10. (Photo by Jason Johnson via Brooklyn Daily)

A Caribbean Christmas Fest in Canarsie

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture December 8, 2017 at 3:34 pm

Brooklyn Daily reports that the Old Time Grand Market is relocating to Brooklyn on Dec. 10 for its fifth year in offering a “little taste of what a Caribbean Christmas is like.”

Willie Colón presents his show “Asalto Navideño” on Saturday at Lehman Center.

Willie Colón Brings Back a Very Nuyorican Christmas

Bronx, Culture, Puerto Rican December 7, 2017 at 3:52 pm

Salsa legend Willie Colón talks to El Diario about how he married New York’s street rhythms with Puerto Rican traditional music when he created Puerto Rico’s most famous Christmas record 46 years ago.  

Demonstrators rallied in Manhattan's Union Square to support Salvador Nasralla, one of two presidential candidates to declare victory after Honduras' presidential election on November 26, and protest political repression and electoral fraud by the incumbent administration of Juan Orlando Hernández. (Photo by Joe Catron, Creative Commons license)

Instability in Honduras Stirs Worry Among TPS Beneficiaries

Central American, Immigration, Politics December 7, 2017 at 3:12 pm

Honduran activists are increasingly worried about political upheaval back home and its repercussions for beneficiaries of TPS in New York, El Diario/La Prensa reports.  

Kids signed Sinterklaas’s red book to let him know if they were good or bad all year. (Photo by Wyckoff House/Cindy Hu via Brooklyn Paper)

‘An All-Time Record’ Turnout for Sinterklaas

Brooklyn, Culture, Traditions, Western European December 7, 2017 at 3:10 pm

At the Wyckoff House Museum in Canarsie, families met Sinterklaas (St. Nicholas) and enjoyed other Christmas traditions brought by Dutch immigrants, reports Brooklyn Paper.

Adem Bunkeddeko (Photo by Phoebe Taylor Vuolo via Kings County Politics)

In Brooklyn, Challenging Rep. Yvette Clarke

Brooklyn, Elections 2018, Immigration December 7, 2017 at 1:19 pm

The son of Ugandan immigrants is challenging Yvette Clarke for the House of Representatives seat she has held for more than a decade. Kings County Politics speaks with Adem Bunkeddeko.

Construction worker Guadalupe Aguirre (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

About Sexual Harassment, Hispanic Female Workers Say #MeToo

Labor, Latino, New York, Women December 6, 2017 at 3:48 pm

Beyond Hollywood and the media, El Diario explores numerous cases of city Latinas sexually harassed in such work environments as construction and restaurants.  

A model ship by Moath al-Alwi

‘Art From Guantanamo Bay’ at John Jay

Culture, Manhattan December 6, 2017 at 3:23 pm

News India Times takes a look at “Ode to the Sea: Art from Guantanamo Bay,” an exhibit at John Jay College of Criminal Justice of artwork made by detainees.