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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.

At Il Centro (Photo by Vanessa Etienne via Bklyner)

‘Il Centro’ of the World in Bensonhurst

Brooklyn, Culture, Western European December 4, 2018 at 5:51 pm

Il Centro, described as the “first Italian-American multicultural community center in New York,” boasts a diverse and multigenerational membership base, reports Bklyner.

ndrés Hipólito Morales left Mexico when he was 22. Now, he has his own flower business in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. (Photo by José Martínez via El Diario)

As López Obrador Takes Office, Mexicans in US are Hopeful

Government, Mexican, New York December 3, 2018 at 4:55 pm

As President Andrés Manuel López Obrador takes office, Mexicans in New York and Los Angeles express hope for less corruption and violence back home, more respect for nationals in the U.S., and a focus on such issues as education and women’s rights, El Diario/La Prensa and La Opinión report.

Students at Williamsburg High School of Arts and Technology teach Chancellor Richard Carranza how to code, ahead of an announcement Thursday on an expansion of CTE programs. (Photo by Reema Amin via Chalkbeat)

Principal to Lead ‘Multilingual Learners’ at DOE

Education, New York December 3, 2018 at 4:46 pm

Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza has appointed Mirza G. Sánchez-Medina, founding principal of Manhattan Bridges High School, as the deputy chief academic officer of the Division of Multilingual Learners, formerly the Division of English Language Learners, reports Chalkbeat.

Members of Desis Rising Up and Moving march during a protest related to the Trump administration's family separation policy. (Photo by Max Siegelbaum via Documented)

Community Orgs Await NYC Dollars for 2020 Census Outreach

Immigration, New York December 3, 2018 at 3:23 pm

Community organizations say the city hasn’t allocated funds to them to help with outreach for the 2020 Census, Documented reports.

Matthew Washington, deputy Manhattan borough president, YLN, Eric Ng, president of the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (Photo by Rong Xiaoqing via Sing Tao Daily)

City Drops Chinatown Jail Plan But Distrust Lingers

East Asian, Government, Manhattan November 30, 2018 at 5:36 pm

Sing Tao Daily covers the mixed reaction to the city announcing it will no longer build a new jail at 80 Centre St. and instead expand the Manhattan Detention Complex.

Chirlane McCray proudly announced statute site for Shirley Chisholm with many supporters. (Photo by Todd Maisel via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Shirley Chisholm Statue to Be Erected in Brooklyn

African American, Brooklyn, History, Women November 30, 2018 at 4:40 pm

Shirley Chisholm, the first African-American woman elected to Congress, will have a monument in her honor at the entrance of Prospect Park, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Muslims praying. (Photo by Zainab Iqbal via Bklyner)

A ‘Muslims in Brooklyn’ Oral History Project

Brooklyn, Muslim November 30, 2018 at 3:52 pm

The Brooklyn Historical Society’s “Muslims in Brooklyn” project, to be presented next week, features 50 diverse stories, reports Bklyner.

Mexican immigrant Ernesto Jiménez works delivering food in New York City. (Photo via El Diario)

Delivery Workers Hope City Will Legalize E-Bikes

Labor, New York, Transportation November 30, 2018 at 3:23 pm

Raising hopes for thousands of delivery workers, many of whom are immigrants, a group of City Council members introduced a package of bills to legalize electric bikes and scooters in New York, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

HIV Diagnoses in NYC Decline

HIV Diagnoses in NYC Decline

Black, Health, Latino, New York November 29, 2018 at 8:14 pm

While new HIV diagnoses among Black and Latina women declined in 2017, HIV continues to affect Black and Latino men who have sex with men disproportionately, NYC’s latest HIV surveillance report indicates.

State Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins (Photo by Cyril Josh Barker via Amsterdam News)

NYS Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins Makes History

African American, Government, New York, Women November 29, 2018 at 5:19 pm

State Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins will become the first woman to lead a New York state legislative chamber. She speaks to Amsterdam News.

Albanian flag-raising at The Bronx County Building (Photo via Illyria)

First Albanian Flag-Raising in the Bronx

Bronx, Culture, Eastern European November 29, 2018 at 4:48 pm

Illyria covered the first-ever raising of the Albanian flag at The Bronx County Building, in honor of the 106th anniversary of Albanian independence.

United Irish Counties President Tom Tuffy, Congressman Joe Crowley, Dr. Frank Lowe. (Photo via Irish Central)

‘Irish Wake’ Pays Tribute to Crowley

New York, Politics, Western European November 29, 2018 at 4:42 pm

Public officials and Irish community leaders celebrated the longtime political career of outgoing Queens congressman Joseph Crowley at a “wake” hosted by Irish Consul General Ciaran Madden, reports Irish Central.

Melissa Mark-Viverito (Photo by Karen Pennar for Voices of NY)

In Public Advocate Bid, Mark-Viverito Cites Representation Concerns

Government, Latino, New York, Youth November 28, 2018 at 5:11 pm

In announcing her candidacy for New York City public advocate, Melissa Mark-Viverito spoke about the lack of Latino and female representation in city government, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Andrea Marra of Jackson Heights is running for Jose Peralta's state senate seat. (Photo courtesy of Andrea Marra via QNS)

Activist Andy Marra Named Transgender Legal Defense Director

LGBTQ, New York November 28, 2018 at 3:58 pm

Korean-American activist Andrea “Andy” Hong Marra will join the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund as its new executive director, reports Gay City News.