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Indian discuss diaspora issues

Immigration, In the News, Metro Area, South Asian November 28, 2011 at 3:53 pm

The Indian ambassador joined over 200 people of Indian descent from the Americas to discuss issues important to the diaspora.

Carlos Rodríguez (left) and other former workers of Domino's Pizza están demand compensation for wages allegedly kept from them for years. They ask New Yorkers to boycott the national pizza chain.

Workers protest Domino’s Pizza

East Asian, Latino November 22, 2011 at 3:33 pm

Former workers and protesters gathered at West 72nd Street on November 16 to denounce sweatshop conditions at Domino’s Pizza and Saigon Grill.

Protesters call a Bellerose, Queens butcher shop unsanitary. But the owner says it is a "racial issue."

Protests target Halal butcher

Culture, Featured Posts, Queens, South Asian November 22, 2011 at 3:10 pm

Protesters call a Queens butcher shop unsanitary but the owner says the dispute pits white residents against South Asians.

Asian American group unveils new Unity Map that would reflect the growing Asian American population in Queens.

New map would empower Asians

East Asian, Featured Posts, Politics, Queens November 22, 2011 at 11:28 am

As Asian American organization unveiled its newly-drawn “Unity Map” on Nov. 16, in an effort to increase community representation.

Jeff Yang talks about OurChinatown.org for a Feet in Two Worlds podcast.

Future of journalism can be found in Chinatown

East Asian, In the News, Manhattan November 16, 2011 at 4:52 pm

In a podcast for Feet in 2 Worlds, Yang talks about how the fledgling hyperlocal website seeks to spark debate and conversation within the Chinatown community, as well as reshape conceptions among outsiders of what Chinatown is.

Community members attend a candlelight vigil for murder victim Bimal Chanda Tuesday night.

Small turnout at vigil shows fear reigns

Bronx, South Asian November 16, 2011 at 4:35 pm

Community members held a candlelight vigil Tuesday night (Nov. 15) in honor of Bimal Chanda, a Bangladeshi immigrant who was beaten to death and some say, because of his ethnicity. Only four turned out, much less than expected, but a friend of Chanda said that the local South Asian community was staying away out of fear, not out of disrespect.

‘We feel snubbed,’ say non-Korean pols

East Asian, In the News, Politics, Queens November 16, 2011 at 2:22 pm

While the Korean community praised Mayor Michael Bloomberg for dedicating a town hall meeting to its concerns last month, his decision has caused a backlash. Queens elected officials, including two Chinese-American representatives, want to know why they weren’t invited.

At a redistricting hearing in Manhattan earlier this fall. Asians called for the new boundaries to reflect their growing presence in the city.

Immigrants want redistricting to reflect changing city

East Asian, In the News, New York, Politics November 16, 2011 at 2:12 pm

A decade ago, not one elected official in New York state was of Asian descent. Since then, Asian Americans now hold one seat in the State Assembly, two in the City Council, and the position of NYC comptroller. While this comes from the growing population and increased participation in voting, it also results from redistricting. With a new redistricting process in the works, immigrants hope that the new boundaries will reflect the true face of New York.

Number of Korean voters falls

East Asian, In the News, New York, Politics November 14, 2011 at 5:23 pm

The number of Korean Americans registered to vote in New York City has declined by nearly 10 percent over the past year. According to a report released on Nov. 4 by MinKwon Center for Community Action, a non-profit organization, as of the end of October, the total number of KoreanRead More

Medicare fraud debate in Korean community

East Asian, Health, In the News, Metro Area, Opinion November 14, 2011 at 5:22 pm

Medicare fraud occurs in the Korean American community often because the elderly do not realize the gravity of committing the fraud, and because of hospitals taking advantage of elderly men and women with limited English-language skills.

Filipino Wins NJ Election

Metro Area, Opinion, Politics, Southeast Asian November 14, 2011 at 1:46 pm

Rolando Lavarro’s win for city councilmember of Jersey City, NJ was a historic moment for the city’s Filipino American community.

Filipino Wins NJ Election

Metro Area, Opinion, Politics, Southeast Asian November 14, 2011 at 1:46 pm

Rolando Lavarro’s win for city councilmember of Jersey City, NJ was a historic moment for the city’s Filipino American community.

Celebrating in Englewood Cliffs, with Gloria Oh.

Korean-Americans Win Elections in NJ

East Asian, Metro Area, Politics November 14, 2011 at 12:58 pm

Korean Americans win councilmember seats in Englewood Clilffs and Harrington Park, both in New Jersey, increasing the number of Korean American councilmembers in the state to six.

South Asians urged to report school bullying

South Asians urged to report school bullying

Education, In the News, New York, South Asian November 11, 2011 at 3:31 pm

Bullying against South Asian students has risen significantly after 9/11, according to a study by the Department of Education.

Police are looking for two suspects in the assault of Bimal Chanda.

Bengalis say hate crime lay behind murder

Bronx, South Asian November 11, 2011 at 3:29 pm

Bengalis living in the Northwest Bronx believe a Bengali man who was murdered in his Bedford Park apartment was targeted because of his ethnicity.