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Two members of the community offer their testimony about the fear endured by immigrants at a late September public hearing in the Town of Southampton. (Photo by Maria Piedrabuena via Riverhead Local)

On LI, Urging Limits on Police Collaboration with ICE

Immigration, Latino, Long Island October 4, 2018 at 5:18 pm

Some 100 East End residents and pro-immigrant activists filled Southampton Town Hall to urge the Town Council Office to curtail and regulate how the local police department interacts with ICE, RiverheadLOCAL en Español reports.

The Columbian Lawyers Association and its president Joseph Rosato (right) welcomed attorneys Carmelo Grimaldi (left) and Michael A. Scotto (center) for a continuing legal education seminar called, “Italians in America, Victims of Discrimination and Advocates for Inclusion and Diversity,” during their monthly meeting. (Photo by Mario Belluomo via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Discussing Italian Discrimination, Past and Present

Brooklyn, History, Western European October 4, 2018 at 5:09 pm

A Columbian Lawyers Association of Brooklyn seminar discussed the history of discrimination faced by Italian Americans and the community’s concerns today, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

(Photo courtesy of SEPA Mujer via RiverheadLOCAL)

Public Charge Backlash Activates LI Pro-Immigrant Groups

Immigration, Long Island October 3, 2018 at 5:50 pm

As part of a series of protests against the planned “public charge” rule, pro-immigrant organizations on Long Island will compile personal testimonies of people who might be affected by the policy, RiverheadLOCAL en Español reports.

Mrs. Wang in her hospital bed (Photo by Rachel Liu via World Journal)

Victim of the Maternity Center Bloodshed Struggles in Pain

Crime, East Asian, Queens October 2, 2018 at 3:45 pm

A victim of the Flushing maternity center stabbing, who was a colleague of the suspect, speaks to the World Journal about the uncertain future she now faces.

Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives Phil Thompson, in Flushing Queens. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

NYC Seeks to Further Boost Minority-Owned Businesses

Asian, Black, Business, Latino, New York October 2, 2018 at 3:40 pm

As New York has reached a record 6,000 women and minority-owned businesses, the city seeks to increase this number to 9,000 with $20 billion in investments and community events like one in Flushing last week, Queens Latino reports.

Attorney Dan R. Smulian, from Catholic Charities’ Division of Immigrant and Refugee Services. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Hotline for Immigrants Worried About ‘Public Charge’ Rule

Immigration, New York October 1, 2018 at 8:28 pm

With the help of El Diario and other media and community organizations, the city will set up a hotline to inform immigrants about the new “public charge” policies, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Carmen Arriaga. South Bronx residents spoke about the transfer of minors form the Rikers Island prison to the Horizon Juvenile Center. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Minors to Be Transferred from Rikers to the Bronx

Bronx, Criminal Justice, Youth October 1, 2018 at 5:45 pm

As the Raise the Age policy takes effect Bronx residents welcome the arrival of almost 100 minors from Rikers Island to a detention center, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Another Land Trust in the Bronx?

Another Land Trust in the Bronx?

Bronx, Housing October 1, 2018 at 5:02 pm

A local nonprofit in the Bronx wants to set up a land trust to avoid displacement along Southern Boulevard, reports Hunts Point Express.

Audience engagement at the Feb. 23 Beyond the Barrel event in Harlem (Photo by Dominic McKenzie)

Building Community Around ‘Barrel Children’

Caribbean, Featured Posts, Health, New York, Women, Youth September 28, 2018 at 5:22 pm

When a journalist reports a powerful story, building engagement within the community can offer a way toward solutions.

Vendors protesting outside City Hall before a vote to restrict their activities in Flushing. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Vendors Oppose Flushing Restrictions

Business, East Asian, Queens September 28, 2018 at 2:09 pm

A bill introduced by Council member Peter Koo and passed by the Council provoked protests among Flushing vendors, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Farm in North Fork, Long Island (Photo by Long Island Business News, Creative Commons license)

Opinion: Advocating for Farmers on LI

Immigration, Long Island, Opinion September 28, 2018 at 11:13 am

An editorial in Riverhead News-Review writes that immigration reform “must keep our farmers in mind” as the industry relies more on immigrant labor than any other in the area.

Dr. Mitchell Katz, CEO of NYC Health and Hospitals, addressing community and ethnic media at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism (Photo by Max Resnik)

NYC Health + Hospitals: ‘Humane, Competent and Welcoming Care’

Featured Posts, Health, New York September 27, 2018 at 5:40 pm

NYC Health and Hospitals’ CEO addressed the community and ethnic media at a Newsmakers briefing on Sept. 27.

Robert Jackson (Photo via Amsterdam News)

Robert Jackson, ‘Never Out’ of Politics

African American, Elections 2018, Manhattan September 27, 2018 at 5:28 pm

Robert Jackson speaks to Amsterdam News following his primary defeat of former Independent Democratic Conference member state Sen. Marisol Alcantara.

The "We Are Brooklyn" exhibition is on view at the Brooklyn College Library through November. (Photo by Zainab Iqbal via Bklyner)

‘We Are Brooklyn’ Tells Immigrant Stories

Brooklyn, Immigration September 27, 2018 at 5:22 pm

Bklyner takes a look at “We Are Brooklyn,” a multimedia exhibition at Brooklyn College featuring immigrant stories that grew from an oral history project.

At the Sept. 22 unveiling of the Bushwick Community Plan. (photo by Chase Bruch via Bklyner)

Rezoning, Bushwick-style?

Brooklyn, Housing September 26, 2018 at 5:11 pm

The Bushwick Community Plan is the result of four years of planning by community members.