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Artists from Teatro Yerbabruja performed at the opening of the company’s new space in Bay Shore. (Photo via Noticia)

LI’s Teatro Yerbabruja Gets New Home

Culture, Latino, Long Island April 9, 2019 at 5:35 pm

After years of promoting Hispanic theater on Long Island, Teatro Experimental Yerbabruja has found a permanent home in a former firehouse, Noticia Long Island reports.

Obdalys Paulino, resident of Los Sures, Brooklyn. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Brooklyn Measles Outbreak Worries Latinos

Brooklyn, Health, Jewish, Latino April 8, 2019 at 5:38 pm

Hispanic residents in South Williamsburg react to the outbreak of measles in the area, El Diario La Prensa reports.

A six-alarm fire damaged the apartment building at 702 44th Street in Sunset Park on April 3. (Photo by Jieen Yan via World Journal)

Bleak Times Ahead for Victims of Sunset Park Fire

Brooklyn, East Asian, Housing April 8, 2019 at 3:44 pm

Many of the Chinese residents who lost their homes after a massive fire in Sunset Park are encountering problems when applying for assistance, finds World Journal.

“We don’t believe the NYPD narrative,” said Lorna Vassell. “We never did.” (Photo by Paul Frangipane via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

A Year Later: Urging Justice for Saheed Vassell

Brooklyn, Police April 5, 2019 at 4:18 pm

At a march in Crown Heights on the anniversary of the death of Saheed Vassell, his family, friends and other supporters continued their push for accountability, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

View of Chinatown from 1925 (Photo from the Robert Dennis Collection of Stereoscopic Views at the NYPL)

‘Deviant Female Dining’ in Chinese Restaurants

East Asian, Food, Manhattan, Women April 5, 2019 at 3:43 pm

At a New-York Historical Society event, Professor Heather Lee described how Chinese restaurants once “provided a space of freedom and possibility for women” in New York, writes West Side Spirit.

Photos above and below: NRIs4BJP supporters held Chowkidar March, car rallies, Chai pe Charchas across the country. In Maryland, Sikhs4Modi organized a car rally where Sikhs of America President Kanwaljit Singh thanked Modi for helping the Sikh community. A car rally was also held in Virginia. A Chowkidar March was held in Woodbridge, NJ, in which supporters walked from Iselin to Edison chanting “Hum Bhi Chowkidar”. (Photo courtesy of Krishna Anugula, OFBJP, via News India Times)

Rallying Voters Ahead of Elections in India

Metro Area, Politics, South Asian April 5, 2019 at 3:04 pm

Indians in the New York area and across the U.S. have participated in phone banking and car rallies before the elections in India start April 11, reports News India Times.

Hasidic children in Monsey, New York, one of the towns in Rockland County with a large Hasidic population. (Photo from Hasidim in USA via The Forward)

Latino Workers Left in the Dark on Measles Outbreak?

Health, Jewish, Latino, New York April 4, 2019 at 4:16 pm

Before Rockland County declared a state of emergency over a measles outbreak, few in the local Latino community heard about the infections, reports The Forward.

Ahead of the Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action in the Washington DC, Teaching for Change's D.C. Area Educators for Social Justice and Project Unlearn hosted the "Exploring Race, Representation, and History in Children's Literature" session for early childhood teachers using a diverse collection of books. (Photo from Teaching for Change, Creative Commons license)

A Call for Diverse Books in NYC Schools

Education, New York April 4, 2019 at 3:58 pm

Following a study that found students of color lacked representation in books included in the NYC school curriculum, an educational advocacy group is pushing for changes by the summer, reports Amsterdam News.

Sharmila Shakya (Photo via)

From Nepal to New York: A Teaching Journey

Labor, New York, South Asian, Women April 4, 2019 at 3:35 pm

Sharmila Shakya, who teaches at colleges across NYC, is one of only a few Nepalese in the field in New York, writes Nepalaya News.

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‘One Day’ Act to Protect Immigrants Included in State Budget

Government, Immigration, New York April 3, 2019 at 5:12 pm

The New York state budget includes a provision that reduces certain misdemeanor sentences by one day and protects immigrants from facing deportation, writes Jackson Heights Post.

The band Espíritu Andino performs during the first Peruvian community forum sponsored by the City of New York. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

City Holds First Community Forum for Peruvians

Immigration, Queens, South American April 3, 2019 at 12:25 pm

More than 500 people packed the first Peruvian community forum organized by the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs in Jackson Heights to highlight the city’s services, Queens Latino reports.

Community meeting in Brooklyn addressing the census. (Photo via El Diario)

NYC Campaign to Ease Census Fears among Immigrants

Demographics, New York April 2, 2019 at 4:59 pm

A year in advance, the city is kicking off a campaign to ensure everyone is counted in the 2020 Census and to mobilize immigrant communities afraid to participate, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Parishioners of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church  (Photo by Corazon Aguirre/ebrooklyn media via Brooklyn Reporter)

Historic Lithuanian Church in Brooklyn Restored

Brooklyn, History, Northern Europe, Religion April 2, 2019 at 4:24 pm

The Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Williamsburg, now in its 149th year, held a rededication ceremony, writes Brooklyn Reporter.

VERGE (Photo courtesy of curator Jamie Martinez via Bushwick Daily)

Immigrant Artists Cross Borders in Bushwick Exhibit

Brooklyn, Culture April 2, 2019 at 4:14 pm

An exhibit in Bushwick features the work of artists who reflect on “borders, territories, immigration, people, and edges,” reports Bushwick Daily.

Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza high-fives students at P.S. 78 on Staten Island as they leave after the first day of the 2018-2019 school year. (Photo by Christina Veiga via Chalkbeat)

On Carranza’s First Year as Schools Chancellor

Education, New York April 1, 2019 at 5:10 pm

Chalkbeat looks at Richard Carranza’s efforts to address integration as well as changes he has implemented at the Department of Education since becoming New York City schools chancellor last April.