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Talukder came to the United States in the 1980s, when he was still a teenager, and qualified for the late amnesty program for green cards in 1990, he said. He later filed for asylum after receiving death threats from the Jamaat Islami Party, a fundamentalist party, while visiting Bangladesh, he said. (Photo by Katie Honan via City Limits)

Bangladeshi Father in Queens ‘Fears the Worst’

Immigration, Queens, South Asian November 17, 2017 at 4:15 pm

Riaz Talukder “fears the worst” ahead of his ICE check-in on Nov. 20 after agents told him last month “to return with a passport and a plane ticket back to Bangladesh,” writes City Limits.

Dr. Juan Robles (right) is dedicated to helping and motivating Hispanic and African-American youths to pursue a career in medicine. (Photo provided to El Diario)

Fostering a New Generation of Latino Physicians in the Bronx

Bronx, Education, Health, Latino, Youth November 17, 2017 at 4:12 pm

A prominent Honduran doctor leads a Bronx initiative to motivate and train more minority and low-income students to help them pursue a career in health care, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Medgar Evers College Preparatory School at 1186 Carroll St. in Brooklyn (Image via Google Maps)

Protesting the DOE’s Medgar Evers Decision

Brooklyn, Education, Government November 17, 2017 at 1:35 pm

Medgar Evers College Preparatory School parents and central Brooklyn officials demonstrated on the steps of the Department of Education against a decision made, they say, without involving members of the school, reports Amsterdam News.

Photo by Mustafa Z. Mirza via BKLYNER

Learning Desi Cooking at a Tax Office

Brooklyn, Social Services, South Asian, Women November 17, 2017 at 1:30 pm

On weekends, Bibi Jan Corp in “Little Pakistan” becomes a makeshift kitchen where Pakistani women learn to cook healthy South Asian meals, writes Bklyner.

Housing 2.0: ‘The Power of Advocacy’

Housing 2.0: ‘The Power of Advocacy’

Government, Housing, New York November 16, 2017 at 4:50 pm

City Limits sees some changes in the city’s housing policy reflected in its new plan.

City Agencies: Doing a Bit Better on Minority Contracting

City Agencies: Doing a Bit Better on Minority Contracting

Business, New York November 16, 2017 at 3:33 pm

City Comptroller Scott Stringer found “promising signs” in his assessment of city agencies contracting with minority- and women-owned businesses.

Honorees of the 2017 Ambassador Awards, presented by TimesLedger newspapers to Queens immigrants who have made a difference in our community in the fields of medicine, art, business, law and philanthropy. (Photo by Michael Shain via Times Ledger)

‘Queens Heroes’ Celebrated

Twenty-five immigrants from different fields were honored by Times Ledger.

Lt. Col. Kamal Singh Kalsi (Photo courtesy of Sikh Coalition via News India Times)

Sikh Army Doctor Joins Murphy’s Transition Team

Metro Area, South Asian November 15, 2017 at 5:12 pm

Lt. Col. Kamal Singh Kalsi is one of several Indian Americans named to Gov.-Elect Phil Murphy’s transition team, reports News India Times.

Members of the Street Vendor project join hands and chant "Vendor power!" and "Se, se puede!" at the end of the International Street Vendors Day celebration.(Photo by Samantha Maldonado for Voices of NY)

Street Vendors Celebrate and Organize

Business, Featured Posts, Immigration, Manhattan, New York November 15, 2017 at 5:04 pm

At the fifth annual International Street Vendors Day celebration, organizers brought attention to a Council bill that would add nearly 4,500 vending permits in the city.

The Jwan Kanj family in Bay Ridge. (Photo by Georgine Benvenuto via Brooklyn Paper)

Help in Resettling in Bay Ridge

Brooklyn, Immigration, Middle Eastern November 15, 2017 at 4:40 pm

Displaced persons get help from a new special fund begun by the Arab American Family Support Center, reports Brooklyn Paper.

What makes The Knowledge House unique is that its classes encourage students to solve community problems with tech. (Photo by Carmen Reincide via The Hunts Point Express)

Bringing Tech Education to the South Bronx

Bronx, Labor, Technology November 15, 2017 at 4:12 pm

The Knowledge House in Hunts Point seeks to give local youths access to tech education and, in turn, well-paying jobs, reports The Hunts Point Express.

Dominican-born Clara Santana, who has spent 20 years cleaning offices, said that the products she uses to do her job have affected her health. (Photo by Pedro F. Frisneda via El Diario)

Latino Workers at Risk of Intoxication

Bronx, Health, Labor, Latino November 14, 2017 at 4:41 pm

A new national study on the health of Latinos found that thousands of Hispanics working in construction, maintenance, repair and cleaning in the city are exposed to harmful chemicals, El Diario/La Prensa reports.  

(Image via The Haitian Times)

Haitian Groups to Rally for TPS

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Immigration November 14, 2017 at 3:28 pm

Haitian organizations will hold a rally Nov. 18 at Cadman Plaza to seek an extension of Temporary Protected Status, reports The Haitian Times.

A Conversation with Yuh-Line Niou

A Conversation with Yuh-Line Niou

Asian, Government, Health, Manhattan, Video November 14, 2017 at 2:59 pm

Yuh-Line Niou, the first Asian-American to represent Chinatown in the state Assembly, speaks to CUNY TV’s “Asian American Life” about her first year in office. The episode also covers Korean-American reaction to North Korea, and smoking in the Asian community.

All Americans: Members of the New York Police Department’s Muslim Officers Society and the Islamic Circle of North America on Friday announced the results of their donation drive to aid Puerto Rican hurricane victims. (Photo by Caleb Caldwell)

NYC Muslim Groups Help Puerto Ricans

New York, Police, Puerto Rican November 14, 2017 at 1:24 pm

The NYPD’s Muslim Officers Society, together with the Islamic Circle of North America, organized a relief effort for hurricane victims in Puerto Rico, reports Brooklyn Paper.