Metro Area

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.

(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

From the Jungle to NJ: A Celebration of Amazonian Heritage

Culture, Metro Area, South American June 18, 2018 at 3:08 pm

Peruvian artisans, artists and entrepreneurs will display products and traditions from the Amazon basin at the 4th Amazonian Festival, Reporte Hispano reports.  

NYC’s ‘Hidden’ Asian Communities

NYC’s ‘Hidden’ Asian Communities

Asian, Culture, Metro Area, Muslim, Video June 12, 2018 at 6:18 pm

CUNY TV’s “Asian American Life” looks at how the Nepalese, Filipino Muslims, Sikhs and Sri Lankans have settled in the NYC area and preserved their cultures while integrating into the mainstream.

Christopher Chung, in white shirt and brown tie, celebrating. (Photo via the Korea Times)

A Korean Mayor for Palisades Park?

East Asian, Metro Area, Politics June 8, 2018 at 11:05 pm

It’s not yet final, but Palisades Park, New Jersey, may soon have a Korean-American mayor, The Korea Times reports.

(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

US Peruvian Groups Form a Coalition in NJ

Metro Area, Social Services June 1, 2018 at 5:32 pm

Peruvian organizations in Paterson, New Jersey, joined to organize a national convention of institutions to better manage the help sent by Peruvians abroad, Reporte Hispano reports.

(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Colombians Abroad Ask for More Representatives Back Home

Metro Area, Politics, South American May 22, 2018 at 12:58 pm

As Colombians in the tri-state area prepare to vote to send a representative back home, they seek to reverse the decision to cut their representation in half, from two to one seats for expats, Reporte Hispano reports.

Kirssy Arroyo. New Yorkers talk about the potential effects of the legalization of marijuana in New Jersey. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Activists Fear Legal Weed in NJ Might Increase Criminalization in NY

Government, Metro Area May 9, 2018 at 4:50 pm

As New Jersey takes steps to legalize marijuana, Hispanic residents and leaders in New York City worry that this would lead to increased traffic and the prosecution of people of color across the Hudson, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Members of the Pueblan community aspire to create a better quality of life for themselves by starting businesses such as palm frond weaving. (Photo provided to El Diario)

NY ‘Poblanos’ Build Transnational Dreams

Culture, Immigration, Metro Area, Mexican May 8, 2018 at 4:52 pm

Indigenous communities from Puebla, Mexico, living in New York are creating community projects aiming to bring families back together, maintain ancestral traditions and improve the quality of life back home, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Political activists and members of the Indian-American and South Asian community in New Jersey with Tammy Murphy, the wife of current Governor Phil Murphy, during a tour of Little India in Jersey City during the gubernatorial campaign last year. (Photo from the South Asian American Caucus via Desi Talk)

Getting Out the Indian-American Vote in NJ

Elections 2018, Metro Area, Politics, South Asian April 26, 2018 at 2:36 pm

Desi Talk takes a look at voter registration efforts in the Indian-American community in New Jersey following key wins on Election Day last year.

Pedro Mejia being sworn in. (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Mejía is First Dominican in NJ Legislature

Dominican, Government, Metro Area April 23, 2018 at 5:12 pm

Pedro Mejía, a Secaucus businessman who immigrated to the U.S. when he was 15, was sworn in as the first Dominican state representative in the New Jersey General Assembly, Reporte Hispano reports.

Christopher Chung (Photo via The Korea Times)

Chung’s Pledge to Korean Voters of Palisades Park

East Asian, Metro Area, Politics April 19, 2018 at 5:08 pm

In an interview with The Korea Times, Palisades Park Democratic mayoral candidate Christopher Chung committed to addressing the needs of all residents.

Palestinian-American Candidate Rashida Tlaib Visits NJ

Palestinian-American Candidate Rashida Tlaib Visits NJ

Elections 2018, Metro Area, Middle Eastern April 16, 2018 at 7:04 pm

Rashida Tlaib, running for Congress in Michigan, paid a visit recently to the Palestinian community in New Jersey, Al Hawadeth reports.