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Rev. Khader El-Yateem will officially launch his run for the 43rd district council seat in Brooklyn on Sunday Feb. 26. (Photo by Gabe Carroll for Voices of NY)

Palestinian-Born Pastor Looks to Build ‘Community of Welcome’

Brooklyn, Featured Posts, Middle Eastern, Muslim, Politics February 24, 2017 at 5:26 pm

Bethlehem-born Rev. Khader El-Yateem is running for the City Council seat in his home district in Brooklyn, and hopes to work as a bridge-builder in the community.

Momos – and French Toast – in Woodside

Momos – and French Toast – in Woodside

Ethnic Eats, Featured Posts, Queens, South Asian February 24, 2017 at 5:16 pm

The father-daughter team behind Dawa’s serves up both Himalayan and American fare, from pancakes and French toast to momos and gyuma.

Yolanda Torres, executive superintendent for the Department of Education’s Division of Family and Community Engagement. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

Seeking 325 Parents of Students for Community Education Councils

Education, New York February 24, 2017 at 5:02 pm

The Department of Education is seeking 325 parents of students to fill the Community and Citywide Education Council seats, which are elected every two years, Queens Latino reports.

A young woman hold sign that reads: “We are the future.” (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Calls To Expand Summer Youth Employment Program

Government, Labor, New York, Youth February 24, 2017 at 4:45 pm

Council members and activists are urging the mayor to increase the Summer Youth Employment Program’s budget, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Chickens, drained of blood, are washed in boiling water.

Madani Halal: After the Founder’s Death  

Featured Posts, Food, Muslim, Queens, South Asian February 23, 2017 at 5:22 pm

Butcher Imran Uddin continues to serve customers at Madani Halal, founded by his recently deceased father, while he contemplates his future role in the Bangladeshi community of Queens.

> Assemblymember Ron Kim speaks on the introduction of his new legislation that would protect restaurants from what he calls the city’s “unfair” inspection practices. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Kim Proposes Oversight of Health Inspectors

East Asian, Food, New York February 23, 2017 at 5:06 pm

New York State Assembly member Ron Kim spoke about a bill he co-sponsored that would help protect restaurants from arbitrary health inspections and fines, Korea Daily reports.

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, during the unveiling of the budget for fiscal year 2018 at City Hall. (Photo by Edwin Martínez via El Diario)

De Blasio Confronts ICE Over Detained Undocumented Man

Central American, Government, Immigration, New York February 23, 2017 at 4:26 pm

A 19-year-old Salvadoran detained by ICE becomes a rallying point for Mayor de Blasio and city officials as they stand up for the city’s sanctuary status, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Attorney Stan Germán talked about the concerns expressed by immigrants who fear going to court because of “la migra.” (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Mayor Urged to Offer Immigrants More Protections

Immigration, New York February 22, 2017 at 5:49 pm

Activists unconvinced by Mayor de Blasio’s plans to defend immigrants are demanding more guarantees, particularly regarding “broken windows” policing, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

A design by Yvonne Jewnell (Photo by Ken Watson)

‘Female as Warrior’ – Fashions from a Young Black Designer

Black, Business, Culture, Featured Posts, Manhattan, New York February 22, 2017 at 2:14 pm

From cowry shells to combat fatigues, fashions from young designer Yvonne Jewnell celebrate the strength of women of color.

One of the neighborhoods most affected by gentrification is Washington Heights, where most residents are Dominican immigrants. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Expert: Gentrification Harmful for New Yorkers’ Health

Dominican, Health, Latino, New York February 22, 2017 at 10:31 am

Experts say that gentrification is harming the health of residents of immigrant and minority neighborhoods such as Washington Heights, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Linda Sarsour (Photo by Mohsin Zaheer)

Linda Sarsour Leaving Arab American Association

Brooklyn, Middle Eastern February 21, 2017 at 5:26 pm

Bay Ridge activist Linda Sarsour announced she will step down as the executive director of the Arab American Association of New York “to focus my energy on the national level,” reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

The Sureños identify themselves with the color blue. (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario)

Mexican Gangs Increase Their Presence in Corona

Crime, Mexican, Queens February 21, 2017 at 5:09 pm

The predominance of graffiti tags of Mexican gang Sur 13 in the streets of Corona, Queens, points to an increase in gang violence and criminal activity, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Khader El-Yateem (Photo by Aslan Media, Creative Commons license)

First Palestinian-American to Run for Public Office in NYC

Brooklyn, Middle Eastern, Politics February 21, 2017 at 3:00 pm

Rev. Khader El-Yateem of Salam Arabic Lutheran Church in Bay Ridge has joined the race for the 43rd District City Council Seat, reports Kings County Politics.

(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Plainfield Approves Sanctuary Resolution

Immigration, Metro Area February 21, 2017 at 2:59 pm

In response to President Trump’s “xenophobic campaign rhetoric,” the City Council of Plainfield, New Jersey, approved a resolution to protect its large immigrant community from ICE, Reporte Hispano reports.

Participants in a silent march memorializing Japanese-American imprisonment during World War II, many of them survivors, gather in front of the Japanese-American United Church on Seventh Avenue. (Photo by Nomin  Ujiyediin for Voices of NY)

Japanese-Americans Mark WWII Order

Featured Posts, Government, History, Manhattan, Video February 20, 2017 at 9:44 pm

A silent march, a series of speakers and an exhibit and performances marked the 75th anniversary of FDR’s executive order which resulted in the internment of 100,000 Japanese Americans on the West Coast during World War II.