Metro Area

On Nov 26, the directors of 미동부예능인협회, which translates to the “Korean Entertainment Association of Eastern America,” had a meeting with Charles Yoon who is the chairman of the board, Min-Sun Kim who is the 35th president of The Korean American Association of Greater New York, and Youn-Jung Kim, who is a Korean consul in New York, to explain the conflict and ask for help. (Photo by The Korean American Association of Greater New York via The Korea Times)

Korean Karaoke Bars Face Lawsuit in Royalties Dispute

Business, East Asian, Metro Area December 4, 2018 at 5:52 pm

A royalties dispute between the Korean owners of karaoke bars in the New York area and a Korean music publishing company could end up in court, reports The Korea Times.

(Photo by Gery Vereau via Reporte Hispano)

Afro-Peruvian Procession Demonstrates Peruvian Staying Power in Paterson

Culture, Metro Area, Religion, South American October 24, 2018 at 2:55 pm

The Peruvian community in Paterson, New Jersey, celebrated its 36th procession of the Lord of the Miracles, an Afro-Peruvian tradition, Reporte Hispano reports.

(Photo by Gery Vereau via Reporte Hispano)

Pro-Immigrant Anthem Turned Into Costa Rican Dance Piece

Culture, Immigration, Metro Area, South American October 23, 2018 at 4:12 pm

As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, a Costa Rican dance troupe showcased a piece inspired by the Ricardo Arjona song “El Mojado” in Newark, New Jersey, Reporte Hispano reports.

Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano

Westchester Hispanic Community Empowered By New Festivals, Awards

Culture, Latino, Metro Area October 10, 2018 at 5:19 pm

The growth of the Hispanic community in Westchester County is highlighted by an event honoring Latino personalities in Yonkers and two first-time Hispanic festivals, in Ossining and Peekskill, Westchester Hispano reports.

(Photo from LUPE PAC via Reporte Hispano)

Getting Out the Latina Vote in NJ

Elections 2018, Latino, Metro Area, Women September 24, 2018 at 3:14 pm

A Latina political group met in Newark, New Jersey, to motivate the community to vote in November and to push for increased representation at the state and national level, reports Reporte Hispano.

Newark (Photo by Axel Drainville, Creative commons license)

Newark Tops List for Immigrant Integration

Business, Immigration, Metro Area September 21, 2018 at 2:48 pm

New American Economy released a list of the 10 U.S. cities with the most suitable environment for immigrants, topped by Newark, Baltimore and New York, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Westchester County legislators Nancy Barr and Christopher A. Johnson, surrounded by workers during the bill's presentation. (Photo via El Diario)

Westchester Looks to Protect Workers from Wage Theft

Immigration, Labor, Latino, Metro Area September 19, 2018 at 5:26 pm

A bill seeks to protect Westchester construction workers – who are mostly immigrants – from such abusive labor practices as wage theft, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

NJ Hosts Exhibit on Traditional Pueblan Fiesta

Culture, Metro Area, Mexican September 13, 2018 at 5:10 pm

A photo exhibit about the colorful traditional celebration Festival of San Miguel Tzinacapan in Puebla, Mexico, is showing in Passaic, Reporte Hispano reports.

Brenda "Sue" Fulton, chair and chief administrator of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC), showed her support of driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants at a rally in Passaic. (Photo via Make the Road New Jersey/Facebook)

NJ MVC Director Boosts Driver’s Licenses Campaign

Immigration, Metro Area, Transportation September 4, 2018 at 3:24 pm

In a win for pro-immigrant activists, the director of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission joined a protest calling for statewide driver’s licenses for undocumented residents, Reporte Hispano reports.

Marcia Pinos, the wife of Carlos Quichimbo, who was arrested, with the couple’s child. The two-year-old is asking at what time his dad will be back. (Photo via Westchester Hispano)

Westchester Residents Demand a Halt to ‘Arbitrary’ ICE Arrests

Immigration, Latino, Metro Area August 28, 2018 at 5:22 pm

The detention of an Ecuadorean immigrant in Ossining, the latest in a series of raids in Westchester, prompts an anti-ICE demonstration and expressions of support from local authorities, Westchester Hispano reports.

(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Uruguayans Celebrate Independence without Flag-Raising

Culture, Metro Area, South American August 27, 2018 at 4:04 pm

The Uruguayan community in the tri-state area celebrated the country’s Independence Day with several events, educational programs and carnivals, although without the traditional raising of the flag in New Jersey, Reporte Hispano reports.

Khan's supporters at a victory rally in Jackson Heights on July 26. (Photo by Mohammad Farrukh)

In NYC’s Pakistani Enclaves, Most Cheer Imran Khan

Featured Posts, Metro Area, Politics, South Asian July 30, 2018 at 5:22 pm

Most members of the Pakistani community hope Imran Khan will usher in cleaner government and improving relations with the U.S.

A Malverde figurine (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Saint or Criminal Spirit? Mexican Figure Stirs Controversy in NJ Store

Metro Area, Mexican, Traditions July 25, 2018 at 9:31 am

Opinions are divided in Passaic on the sale in local stores of images of Malverde, a controversial Mexican folklore figure known as a “generous bandit” but also as a “narco-saint,” Reporte Hispano reports. 

(Photo via La Voz)

When ICE Went to Mariana’s House

Immigration, Metro Area, Mexican July 19, 2018 at 10:16 am

A La Voz reporter offers an intimate account of the harrowing experience of being arrested by ICE, as told by a Mexican woman in the Hudson Valley whose husband was deported.

(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

New Jersey Campaign Collects Aid for Venezuelans

Metro Area, Social Services, South American July 3, 2018 at 4:50 pm

The Misión Venezuela campaign in a New Jersey church is collecting and sending critical aid to impoverished Venezuelans, Reporte Hispano reports.