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Muslim volunteers clean a basement in Wayne, NJ, on October 4.

Muslim relief group helps Irene victims

Metro Area October 12, 2011 at 4:49 pm

ICNA Relief, the only relief organization of the American Muslim community, sends its volunteers to five cities and towns in New Jersey to clean up homes damaged by Hurricane Irene. Collaborating with FEMA, the group selected 40 homes of the disabled and the elderly for the clean-up.

Egyptian American protesters chant for their right for absentee  voting in upcoming Egyptian elections on Sat., Oct. 8.

Egyptians demand the #right2vote

Featured Posts, Middle Eastern, New York, North African, Politics October 12, 2011 at 4:48 pm

Egyptian Americans demand their right to absentee vote in Egyptian elections, the first after the ouster of the Mubarak regime.

Members of Hazara community protesting in front of Pakistani consulate.

Pakistani minority protests killings

Featured Posts, Manhattan, Politics, South Asian October 12, 2011 at 4:39 pm

Hazara community protests outside the Pakistani consulate against the continued killing of its members in that country.

Supporters of Anna Hazare and the anti-corruption movement in India chanted in support of the Jan Lokpal Bill at the 2011 India Day Parade in NYC.

Indian Americans protest Indian corruption

Featured Posts, New York, Politics, South Asian October 12, 2011 at 4:37 pm

Indian Americans in NY and other US cities have gathered in large numbers to protest corruption in India.

NYC small businesses showing their worth

Caribbean, Economy, Immigration, In the News, New York October 12, 2011 at 4:25 pm

It’s a predictable fact of our daily lives that in extremely difficult times, we search for a glimmer of hope, anything that would tell us that better days are ahead. So it is the small businesses, especially those in minority communities, which are suffering heavy blows from the demoralizing effectsRead More

Fernando Mateo, president of the New York State Federation of Taxi Drivers shows the box that contains 10,000 signatures asking Governor Cuomo to not sign the bill.

Gypsy cab drivers’ struggle takes unexpected turns

New York, Politics October 12, 2011 at 3:28 pm

For the second time in less than a week, taxi drivers without medallions demonstrated outside Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office, this time to demand exactly the opposite of what their colleagues called for last Thursday: that the governor not approve of the bill that would authorize gypsy cabs to pick up passengers in the street.

What are you complaining about?

What are you complaining about?

Featured Posts, New York, Opinion October 12, 2011 at 3:26 pm

Russian Bazaar asked Russian-speaking New York City residents this broad and somewhat provocative question.

President of LatinoJustice PRLDEF, Juan Cartagena (center), next to Esmeralda Simmons, executive director of the Center for Law and Social Justice at Medgar Evers College (left), and Margaret Fung of the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), during the press conference in which they presented the "Unity Map" for redrawing districts.

Battle to re-draw districts

African American, East Asian, In the News, Latino, New York, Politics October 12, 2011 at 3:24 pm

The political battle to re-draw electoral districts for the State Assembly and State Senate began yesterday, when, for the first time in history, a coalition of Latino, Asian and African-American organizations presented a joint project called the “Unity Map.”

Freezing. Some family spend the winter with only the low heat of the stove.

Campaign for heat in El Barrio

Housing, Manhattan, Mexican October 12, 2011 at 3:20 pm

Movement for Justice in El Barrio has started the “Hogares Helados” (“Frigid Households”) campaign, an initiative to help low-income families get hot water and heating in their homes during the oncoming cold season.

Afghan women in N.Y. reflect on 10-year war

In the News, Middle Eastern, New York October 12, 2011 at 3:15 pm

In a new survey and interviews, women who have moved to New York City from Afghanistan say they prefer their new lives in the United States and fear the return of the Taliban. Many fear the consequences for women when troops withdraw.

Undocumented Irish have no trouble finding work

Economy, Immigration, In the News, New York, Western European October 12, 2011 at 1:24 pm

With immigration in the spotlight as one of the most contentious issues of the 2012 presidential race, there is renewed focus on groups like the city’s undocumented laborers. In a series of interviews, several said it’s far easier for them to work illegally in New York City than other nationalities.

Angel Rodriguez and Former Bronx Coucil of the Arts director Bill Aguado in front of the site of the future Bronx Heritage Center.

New hope for aging Latino musicians

Bronx, Culture, In the News October 12, 2011 at 1:10 pm

A Bronx Developer is looking to help aging musicians keep Latin music alive by building apartments they can afford to rent. The space will also house a performing arts venue, an area highlighting the borough’s musical history, and a music-themed high school. Many Latino music performers often get paid in cash for shows, and receive no benefits. At an age when many are planning to retire with pensions, they are left to fend for themselves.

NY agencies will have translators

Immigration, New York, Uncategorized October 12, 2011 at 12:51 pm

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced yesterday that New York state agencies will start providing free interpretation and document translation services for any person who needs it. This, he said, was decided because there are approximately two and a half million people living in the Big Apple who don’t speak English asRead More

New York offers language help

Immigration, In the News, New York October 12, 2011 at 12:45 pm

New York City and New York State have introduced initiatives to help immigrants with limited proficiency in the English language: HRA Finds Ways to Help LEP Clients (via Our Chinatown via Sing Tao): New York City Human Resources Administration (HRA) just introduced ‘I Speak…’ cards to their clients with limitedRead More

Yori Yanover

Grand Street News ceases publication

In the News, Manhattan October 11, 2011 at 6:28 pm

After seven years in business, the Grand Street News is calling it quits. The Lower East Side monthly magazine, distributed to 12,000 Lower East Side apartments, has already published its last issue. The Grand Street News was run by husband and wife team Yori Yanover and Nancy Kramer.