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Dominican-born Clara Santana, who has spent 20 years cleaning offices, said that the products she uses to do her job have affected her health. (Photo by Pedro F. Frisneda via El Diario)

Latino Workers at Risk of Intoxication

Bronx, Health, Labor, Latino November 14, 2017 at 4:41 pm

A new national study on the health of Latinos found that thousands of Hispanics working in construction, maintenance, repair and cleaning in the city are exposed to harmful chemicals, El Diario/La Prensa reports.  

(Image via The Haitian Times)

Haitian Groups to Rally for TPS

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Immigration November 14, 2017 at 3:28 pm

Haitian organizations will hold a rally Nov. 18 at Cadman Plaza to seek an extension of Temporary Protected Status, reports The Haitian Times.

A Conversation with Yuh-Line Niou

A Conversation with Yuh-Line Niou

Asian, Government, Health, Manhattan, Video November 14, 2017 at 2:59 pm

Yuh-Line Niou, the first Asian-American to represent Chinatown in the state Assembly, speaks to CUNY TV’s “Asian American Life” about her first year in office. The episode also covers Korean-American reaction to North Korea, and smoking in the Asian community.

All Americans: Members of the New York Police Department’s Muslim Officers Society and the Islamic Circle of North America on Friday announced the results of their donation drive to aid Puerto Rican hurricane victims. (Photo by Caleb Caldwell)

NYC Muslim Groups Help Puerto Ricans

New York, Police, Puerto Rican November 14, 2017 at 1:24 pm

The NYPD’s Muslim Officers Society, together with the Islamic Circle of North America, organized a relief effort for hurricane victims in Puerto Rico, reports Brooklyn Paper.

Governor-elect Phil Murphy with members of Make the Road New Jersey during his campaign. (Photo via Facebook)

Murphy’s Victory Lifts Hopes of NJ Hispanic Community

Government, Immigration, Latino, Metro Area November 13, 2017 at 5:01 pm

As advocates are hopeful that the victory of Gov. Phil Murphy in New Jersey will bring positive changes for Hispanics, the elected governor has named a Latino to run the transition team, Reporte Hispano reports.  

(Photo by Peter Chu via World Journal)

Chinese Supermarket Opens in Nassau County

Business, East Asian, Long Island November 13, 2017 at 3:16 pm

Super FL Mart, a 50,000-square-foot supermarket, opened over the weekend in Mineola, reports World Journal.

Mehnaz Afridi, a professor of religious studies at Manhattan College, talks about the crisis facing Rohingya in Myanmar at a rally in Riverdale in September. In the course of a month, over half a million Rohingya refugees fled to Bangladesh to escape persecution in their home country.

Making the Rohingya Crisis ‘Real’ in the NW Bronx

Bronx, Southeast Asian November 13, 2017 at 2:32 pm

The Riverdale Press speaks to a religious studies professor and Rohingya activist on the plight of the ethnic group.

Our Lady of Perpetual Church celebrates 125 years. (Photo by Jaime DeJesus via Brooklyn Reporter)

Sunset Park Parish Marks 125 Years

Asian, Brooklyn, Latino, Religion November 13, 2017 at 1:48 pm

Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Sunset Park is celebrating its 125th anniversary by holding masses and events that reflect its immigrant communities, writes Brooklyn Reporter.

(Photo by Bill Moore via Amsterdam News)

Supporting Black Veterans and Social Justice

Black, Brooklyn, Social Services November 10, 2017 at 5:29 pm

Black Veterans for Social Justice in Bed-Stuy helps veterans transition back into civilian life while also focusing on social issues, reports Amsterdam News.

An "UpStander" training workshop. (Photo courtesy of the Center for Anti-Violence Education)

How to Be an ‘Upstander’

Featured Posts, Immigration, Manhattan, New York November 10, 2017 at 5:29 pm

Learn how to be an “upstander,” not a bystander, when you see someone being harassed for who they are or what they look like.

Souksavat Soukhaseum (Photo via New York Jewish Life)

The Future of a Century-Old Flushing Synagogue

History, Jewish, Queens November 10, 2017 at 4:53 pm

New York Jewish Life describes how the century-old Free Synagogue of Flushing is “experiencing a renaissance.”

(Photo by Tequila Minksy)

A Walk in East Harlem

Business, Featured Posts, Immigration, Manhattan November 10, 2017 at 4:04 pm

Photos from a photo walk in East Harlem in October.

Nina Macapinlac at ‘Marcos is No Hero’ rally outside the Philippine Consulate building on Fifth Avenue. (Photo via Facebook)

NYC FilAms on Duterte’s War on Drugs

New York, Southeast Asian November 9, 2017 at 5:32 pm

Ahead of President Donald Trump’s visit to the Philippines, Filipino-Americans weigh in on President Rodrigo Duterte’s drug war, in a story from The FilAm.

Laura Curran and Laura Gillen (From https://twitter.com/johnasbury/status/928124638831562752)

Two Women Will Be Decisive in LI Fight Against MS-13

Elections 2017, Latino, Long Island November 9, 2017 at 5:25 pm

Hispanic activists believe the victory of legislators Laura Curran and Laura Gillen on Long Island will be key to fighting gang violence without criminalizing the Latino population, El Diario/La Prensa reports.  

A Trilingual Chinese Church in Sunset Park

A Trilingual Chinese Church in Sunset Park

Brooklyn, East Asian, Immigration, Religion, Video November 9, 2017 at 4:11 pm

A video from BRIC TV gives a glimpse inside The Church of Grace to Fujianese NY in Sunset Park, one of the largest Chinese churches in NYC.