Metro Area

Preparing for "A Day Without Immigrants" on May 1 (Photo via Cosecha New Jersey/Facebook)

Newark Prepares for Big Day without Immigrants March on May 1

Immigration, Metro Area April 28, 2017 at 4:40 pm

New Jersey’s community activists are preparing a big rally in Newark, New Jersey, for the upcoming Day Without Immigrants on May 1, Reporte Hispano reports.

A “Man-ologue” – dialogue with men, was staged at the April 22, annual fundraising gala of New Jersey-based women’s support organization Manavi, in Edison, N.J. (Photo courtesy of Manavi via Desi Talk)

Manavi: Helping Indian Victims of Domestic Violence

Metro Area, Social Services, South Asian April 26, 2017 at 12:58 pm

The New Jersey-based nonprofit Manavi, which recently held its annual fundraising dinner, has served Indian and other South Asian victims of domestic abuse for more than three decades. Desi Talk writes about the services provided by the organization and the progress they have made.

Ribbon cutting at the Manara Institute (Photo via Al Hawadeth)

Manara Institute in NJ: Adopting Moderate Thought

Metro Area, Muslim April 18, 2017 at 2:25 pm

The directors of the Manara Institute in New Jersey talked about their objectives at the ribbon cutting for the institute’s new permanent location, Al Hawadeth reports.

(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Organizations Propose Path to Sanctuary State for NJ

Immigration, Metro Area April 17, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Pro-immigrant activists are proposing an eight-step path to declare New Jersey a “sanctuary state,” Reporte Hispano reports.

‘I Am Mercedes’: An Immigrant’s Journey

‘I Am Mercedes’: An Immigrant’s Journey

Central American, Immigration, Metro Area, New York April 12, 2017 at 12:40 pm

Writing for La Voz, a teenager narrates how, fleeing violence in her native Honduras, she arrived in the U.S. and laid roots in her new country. Despite President Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric, she wants to be a senator.

(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

A Quick Response Network for Potential ICE Detainees

Immigration, Metro Area, Social Services April 12, 2017 at 12:26 pm

New Jersey activists are creating a bilingual “quick response network” to help immigrants who receive a visit from ICE, Reporte Hispano reports.

Hoboken Councilman Ravinder Singh Bhalla (third from left) at an April 9 fundraiser held in Bergen County, New Jersey. (Photo from Facebook)

Sikh Councilman Seeks Re-Election in Hoboken

Elections 2017, Metro Area, Politics, South Asian April 11, 2017 at 3:34 pm

Desi Talk speaks to Ravinder Singh Bhalla, “New Jersey’s only Indian-American Sikh councilman,” as he runs for re-election in Hoboken.

Port Chester Councilman Luis Marino, helping to carry boxes of donated clothes. (Photo via Westchester Hispano)

Tri-State Area Shows Solidarity with Victims of Floods in Peru

Metro Area, South American April 11, 2017 at 1:15 pm

Thousands of dollars in flood aid have been shipped to Peru from the tri-state area after a still ongoing series of fundraising efforts that include artistic and gastronomic events, Westchester Hispano reports.

Polling station at Science Park High School in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Ecuadoreans in NJ Voted for the Opposition Candidate

Metro Area, Politics, South American April 7, 2017 at 3:00 pm

Ecuador’s conservative presidential candidate Guillermo Lasso won in New Jersey and tied in New York in a runoff election marked by low turnout, Reporte Hispano reports.

Jannie Chung (photo via Korea Daily)

Will Two Female Korean-Americans Serve in NJ Assembly?

East Asian, Metro Area, Politics, Women April 5, 2017 at 3:18 pm

Two Korean-American women, one Democratic and one Republican, are running for state assembly seats in districts that have long been strongholds of the party they are opposing, Korea Daily reports.

Learning the Tibetan alphabet (Photo via NY City Lens)

A Tibetan Language School in Queens

Asian, Culture, Metro Area, Queens April 3, 2017 at 12:59 pm

The Sunday Tibetan Language School in Queens provides a “source of comfort” for a community already familiar with the challenges of preserving the language, reports NY City Lens.

Meeting of Peruvian community leaders (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

NJ Peruvians Mobilize in Huge Numbers to Help Flood Victims

Metro Area, South American March 27, 2017 at 5:38 pm

The floods currently plaguing Peru, the country’s worst humanitarian tragedy in the last 20 years, have generated an enormous wave of solidarity in New Jersey’s Peruvian community, Reporte Hispano reports.

From left: Democratic Party operatives Arvind Swamy and Cheryl Quinio-Blodgett, Bergenfield Council member Salvador Deauna, and Consul General Tess Dizon-De Vega. (Photo by Lambert Parong/Kababayan Media via The FilAm)

Why Some FilAms Don’t Donate to Political Campaigns

Metro Area, Politics, Southeast Asian March 21, 2017 at 3:16 pm

At the “Filipino Americans in Politics” forum in New Jersey, a 70-year-old first-time public official in Bergen County shares his experiences, and panelists look at why FilAms do not tend to financially support candidates, reports The FilAm.

(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

The Largest Peruvian Parade in the U.S. in Jeopardy

Culture, Metro Area, South American March 21, 2017 at 2:21 pm

Rising municipal costs are putting at risk this year’s Peruvian Parade in Paterson, New Jersey, the biggest of its kind in the nation, Reporte Hispano reports.

Sapana Shah (Photo via News India Times)

A More ‘Safe and Welcoming’ Edison Township?

Immigration, Metro Area March 16, 2017 at 1:41 pm

An Edison Township council member is advocating a measure that ensures residents that it is a “safe and welcoming” community, News India Times reports.