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Second Year for Nepal Day Parade in NYC

Second Year for Nepal Day Parade in NYC

Featured Posts, Manhattan, South Asian, Traditions May 22, 2017 at 5:37 pm

More than 5,000 Nepalese were estimated to have taken part on May 21 in the Nepal Day Parade, only the second year the parade has been held, in NYC.

ReConnect Café Empowers Young Men in Bed-Stuy

ReConnect Café Empowers Young Men in Bed-Stuy

Brooklyn, Business, Youth May 22, 2017 at 5:11 pm

BRIC TV visits ReConnect Café, which gives economic opportunities to young men in Bed-Stuy who have been impacted by violence or the criminal justice system.

Leaders from the five organizations that form the Westchester Labor Alliance, during the press conference. (Photo via Westchester Hispano)

Alliance Defending Westchester Immigrant Workers Turns Five

Immigration, Labor, Metro Area May 22, 2017 at 4:47 pm

The Westchester Labor Alliance, which includes five activist groups, celebrated its fifth anniversary vowing to defend immigrant workers and fight wage theft, Westchester Hispano reports.

Forensic scientists Verónica Cano and Yasser Hernández work for the Biology Department of the Office of Chief Medical Examiner analyzing the DNA of missing persons. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

New York Families Get Help Locating Their Missing Relatives

Government, New York May 22, 2017 at 12:38 pm

On Missing Persons Day May 20, the city called on relatives to provide information on their cases to have experts from the Office of Chief Medical Examiner attempt to solve them, including undocumented immigrants, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

First Lady Chirlane McCray speaking at Mamre Seventh Day Adventist in Brooklyn.  (Photo by Stephanie Daniel for Voices of NY)

A ‘Weekend of Faith for Mental Health’

Brooklyn, Communities, Featured Posts, Health, New York, Religion May 22, 2017 at 12:24 pm

NYC First Lady Charlene McCray speaks on mental health and substance abuse at a Brooklyn church.

(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Break-in at Mexican-Owned Firm in NJ Investigated as Hate Crime

Crime, Latino, Metro Area May 19, 2017 at 5:10 pm

A Mexican-owned warehouse was ravaged in what appears to be a white supremacist attack in Clifton, New Jersey, Reporte Hispano reports.

New York City Council member and chair of the Immigration Committee Carlos Menchaca, addressing the 15th Annual Ippies Awards. (Screen shot from CCEM video)

15th Year Ippies Are Awarded

Brooklyn, Featured Posts, Government, Media, New York, Video May 19, 2017 at 4:12 pm

City Council member Carlos Menchaca addressed the 15th annual Ippies Awards May 18, which were held by the Center for Community and Ethnic Media and the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. The Red Hook Star-Revue, BKLYNER and BRIC TV were among the first place winners.

Profiling Prominent Guyanese in Queens

Profiling Prominent Guyanese in Queens

Queens, South American May 19, 2017 at 3:33 pm

To mark Guyana’s 51st year of independence, Queens Tribune is running a series of profiles of notable figures in the borough’s Guyanese community, from activists to entrepreneurs.

Members of the Russian-Speaking American LGBT Association (RUSA LGBT) during last June’s Pride March in Manhattan, including co-president Lyosha Gorshkov. (Photo courtesy of Lyosha Gorshkov via Gay City News)

Little Odessa to Hold US’s First Pride March in Russian

Brooklyn, Eastern European, LGBTQ May 19, 2017 at 3:20 pm

Brighton Beach will host the first Russian-speaking pride march in the U.S. on May 20, reports Gay City News.

(Photo fro La Tribuna Hispana)

At Risk of Losing TPS, Salvadorans Organize 

Latino, Long Island, New York May 18, 2017 at 1:29 pm

As their TPS protection appears to be endangered under the Trump administration, Salvadorans on Long Island and nationally are planning to campaign in Washington D.C., La Tribuna Hispana USA reports.

KCS Executive Director Linda Lee, Borough President Melinda Katz, local lawmakers and stakeholders break ground at the site on May 16. (Photo by Suzanne Monteverdi via QNS)

Korean Nonprofit Opens in ‘Groundbreaking’ Event

East Asian, Queens, Social Services May 18, 2017 at 1:19 pm

Korean Community Services has moved into the former site of the Bayside Jewish Center and held a groundbreaking ceremony attended by community and public officials, reports QNS.

First Tango Festival Arrives in Hudson Valley

First Tango Festival Arrives in Hudson Valley

Culture, Metro Area May 18, 2017 at 1:16 pm

The first Hudson Valley Tango Festival will take place Memorial Day weekend in Kingston, La Voz reports.

Some of the offerings at the South Asian Council for Social Services’ food pantry in Flushing. (Photo via News India Times)

The Need for City’s Only South Asian Food Pantry

Food, Queens, Social Services, South Asian May 17, 2017 at 6:11 pm

Ten months after the South Asian Council for Social Services started the city’s only South Asian food pantry, it is seeing an increasing number every week of people in need, reports Desi Talk.

Winners in the Brentwood School boards elections. Left to right: Julia Burgos, Maria Gonzales_Prescod and Simone Holder-Daniel. (Photo via NoiticiaLI)

Parents Hopeful Over LI School Board Elections

Education, Latino, Long Island May 17, 2017 at 5:42 pm

Hempstead and Brentwood chose a new school board amid deep tensions because of gang fears and the arrival of unaccompanied minors to Long Island, Noticia Long Island reports.

The Alternatives to Incarceration/Reentry Coalition rally was held May 10 on the steps of City Hall. (Photo by Gregg McQueen via The Bronx Free Press)

Offer More Re-entry Support, Advocates Urge City

Government, New York May 17, 2017 at 3:31 pm

Advocates for community programs that help the formerly incarcerated with re-entry services are asking the city for more support, The Bronx Free Press reports.