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At the co-naming of 85th Rd. as "Ahmadiyya Way." (Photo by Ryan Brady via Queens Chronicle)

‘Ahmadiyya Way’ Named in Queens

Jewish, Muslim, Queens, South Asian September 7, 2018 at 3:25 pm

Queens Chronicle covers the co-naming of 85th Road in Queens as “Ahmadiyya Way.”

Dreamers from Make the Road Action at an event with Cynthia Nixon. (Photo from Make the Road Action via El Diario)

Report: Latino Vote Will Be Key in NY Democratic Primaries

Latino, New York, Politics September 7, 2018 at 1:10 pm

A Make the Road Action study predicts that, with 17 percent of the potential electorate and growing political awareness, Latinos will have a decisive influence in the next citywide Democratic primaries, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Cynthia Nixon addressing community and ethnic media on Sept. 6 (Photo by Karen Pennar for Voices of NY)

Cynthia Nixon Meets the Ethnic Media

Elections 2018, Featured Posts, Immigration, New York September 6, 2018 at 5:26 pm

NYS Democratic candidate for governor Cynthia Nixon met for the first time with a group of ethnic and community media reporters to discuss her platform and answer questions.

(Photo by NeONBRAND on Unsplash)

At Least 40 Immigrant Children Miss First Day of School

Education, Latino, New York September 6, 2018 at 5:01 pm

As New York kids go back to school, at least 40 children separated from their families at the border cannot be enrolled in the city public school system because their education is the responsibility of the federal authorities, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

First Chinese Baptist Church

Chinatown Church Marks 92 Years

East Asian, Manhattan, Religion, Video September 6, 2018 at 4:15 pm

SinoVision English Channel visits the First Chinese Baptist Church, founded 92 years ago in response to Chinatown gang violence.

Stephen Witt (Photo via Kings County Politics)

Matching Funds for Local Media?

Media, New York, Politics September 6, 2018 at 4:11 pm

Mayor Bill de Blasio rejected the idea that a portion of campaign matching funds might be directed toward supporting local media, reports Kings County Politics.

Alma Tovar, OLA’s transportation advocate, with the minivan purchased by the organization to provide rides to medical appointments for people with no other viable options. (Photo provided to RiverheadLOCAL)

On LI, Latino Group Runs Transport Service

Latino, Long Island, Social Services, Transportation September 5, 2018 at 3:38 pm

A minivan service started by OLA of Eastern Long Island has turned into a larger effort to address the scarcity of public transportation options in Suffolk County, reports RiverheadLOCAL.

Designer Osvaldo Rodríguez brings Fashion Week to Queens with a collection promoting inclusion. Mauricio Mazariegos (red skirt,) Allan Carrera (red dress,) Denisse Ortega (blue dress,) Ashley De Queen (green dress,) Karina Blancovi (beige dress) and Shagela Di Marti (black dress). (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Mexican Designer Turns Corona into a Catwalk

Culture, Mexican, Queens September 5, 2018 at 3:18 pm

Ahead of Fashion Week and seeking to challenge “stigmas,” a Mexican designer showcases his work worn by models in drag using the streets of Corona as a runway, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Yonel Lettelier Sosa (Photo by Mark Hallum via Times Ledger)

Sosa on His Campaign for the 39th Assembly District

Dominican, Elections 2018, Latino, Queens September 5, 2018 at 3:12 pm

Times Ledger interviews the third candidate for the key NYS Assembly seat representing Jackson Heights, Corona and Elmhurst.

At the podium, Danny Mendoza. Seated, from left to right, Ari Espinal, Catalina Cruz and Yonel Letellier. (Photo by Danny Mendoza via Queens Latino)

Latino Politicians Face Off in ‘Historic’ Debate in Queens

Elections 2018, Latino, Queens September 4, 2018 at 4:18 pm

Five Latino politicians in Queens participated in a “historic,” heated debate in Spanish ahead of the next Democratic primaries, Queens Latino reports.

At the Sugarhill Supper Club. (Photo by Lem Peterkin via Our Time Press)

In Bed-Stuy, Holding Out Against Gentrification

African American, Brooklyn, Business, Culture, Food September 4, 2018 at 3:30 pm

Operating for 39 years, the Sugar Hill Restaurant and Supper Club is holding out against offers to sell the property, reports Our Time Press.

Brenda "Sue" Fulton, chair and chief administrator of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC), showed her support of driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants at a rally in Passaic. (Photo via Make the Road New Jersey/Facebook)

NJ MVC Director Boosts Driver’s Licenses Campaign

Immigration, Metro Area, Transportation September 4, 2018 at 3:24 pm

In a win for pro-immigrant activists, the director of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission joined a protest calling for statewide driver’s licenses for undocumented residents, Reporte Hispano reports.

Amanda Morales, a Guatemalan mother, took shelter in a Washington Heights church a year ago. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Guatemalan Immigrant Has Been Sheltered in NYC Church for a Year

Central American, Immigration, Manhattan August 31, 2018 at 3:17 pm

For the past year, Amanda Morales has lived in a church in Washington Heights with her U.S.-born children to avoid being deported to Guatemala, a harsh step that other immigrants have also taken since then, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Zellnor Y. Myrie, running for the 20th district NYS Senate seat in Brooklyn, was endorsed by the New York Amsterdam News. (Photo from zellnorforstatesenate.com)

AmNews Endorses IDC Opponents

Bronx, Brooklyn, Elections 2018, Manhattan, Queens August 31, 2018 at 2:33 pm

The New York Amsterdam News published its second round of endorsements for the Sept. 13 primary elections.

City Council member Costa Constantinides, running for Queens Borough President, addressing members of the Nepalese community. (Photo via Khasokas)

Nepali Community News in NYC

Business, Elections 2018, Queens, South Asian August 31, 2018 at 1:54 pm

A new federal credit union will serve Nepali immigrants in NYC, and a candidate for Queens borough president asks for the community’s vote.