Metro Area

During the #HereToStay rally, recently elected State Senator Jessica Ramos spoke about the bill she introduced to protect the undocumented population.(Photo courtesy of Make the Road)

Immigrants Protest in the State’s Capital for Respect and Dignity

Long Island, Metro Area February 6, 2019 at 6:12 pm

Hundreds of immigrants and activists from all over the state gathered in Albany to ask Gov. Cuomo and the legislature to advance the pro-immigrant platform #HereToStay, Noticia Long Island reports.

(Left: Eunju Hong, the president of KAAFL Right: Jongho Hwang, the vice president of KAAFL. (Photos via The Korea Daily)

‘KAAFL will be a Model Korean-American Association’

East Asian, Metro Area January 29, 2019 at 4:41 pm

In an interview with The Korea Daily, the leaders of the Korean American Association of Fort Lee encourage community members to participate in town affairs and become involved in civic engagement.

The Memorial defenders with banners and the Polish flag (Photo by Wojtek Maslanka via Nowy Dziennik)

Relief in Jersey City for Polish Americans Over Katyn Memorial

Culture, Eastern European, History, Metro Area January 15, 2019 at 3:59 pm

The Polish community celebrated the final decision by Jersey City to keep in its place the Katyn Memorial, a monument erected by Polish immigrants, reports Nowy Dziennik.

The group of children of Peruvian parents and their marinera instructor at a recent rehearsal held at St. Peter’s Church in Port Chester. (Photo via Westchester Hispano)

Children of Peruvians Keep ‘Marinera’ Alive in Westchester

Culture, Metro Area, South American, Youth January 14, 2019 at 5:22 pm

A group of Peruvian-American children in Port Chester will participate in an international “marinera” dance contest in Peru, Westchester Hispano reports.

Sadaf Jaffer sworn in as the mayor of Montgomery, NJ, on Jan. 3 by Attorney General Gurbir Grewal. (Photo via Twitter)

NJ’s First South Asian-American Woman Mayor on Representation

Elections 2018, Metro Area, South Asian, Women January 11, 2019 at 5:43 pm

Sadaf Jaffer, the first South Asian-American woman mayor in New Jersey, speaks to The American Bazaar about representation, immigration and her Pakistani roots.

(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Activists Vow to Continue Fight for NJ Driver’s Licenses

Immigration, Metro Area, Transportation December 21, 2018 at 3:46 pm

Activists blast the legislature for “broken promises,” and vow to keep pushing for the issue in 2019, Reporte Hispano reports.

Andy Kim(fourth from the left), congressman-elect for the U.S. House of Representatives from New Jersey's 3rd congressional district, is raising a toast with attendees. From the left, Jun Choi, the former mayor of Edison, New Jersey, Charles Yoon, the Chairman of KAAGNY (The Korean American Association of Greater New York), Minsun Kim, the president of KAAGNY, Hyo-Sung Park, the Consul General of the Republic of Korea in New York, and Kichol Kim, the 28th president of KAAGNY. (Photo via The Korea Times)

‘I Will be a Mentor to Young Korean-Americans’

East Asian, Metro Area, New York, Politics December 21, 2018 at 2:53 pm

Congressman-elect Andy Kim met recently with members of the Korean-American community at a reception in NYC, report The Korea Times and New York Ilbo.

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.