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Marching for victims of gun violence

Marching for victims of gun violence

Brooklyn, Featured Posts November 11, 2011 at 3:33 pm

Several hundred gathered in Brownsville on Saturday afternoon (11/5) to march to confront inner city violence.

South Asians urged to report school bullying

South Asians urged to report school bullying

Education, In the News, New York, South Asian November 11, 2011 at 3:31 pm

Bullying against South Asian students has risen significantly after 9/11, according to a study by the Department of Education.

Police are looking for two suspects in the assault of Bimal Chanda.

Bengalis say hate crime lay behind murder

Bronx, South Asian November 11, 2011 at 3:29 pm

Bengalis living in the Northwest Bronx believe a Bengali man who was murdered in his Bedford Park apartment was targeted because of his ethnicity.

Suffolk rallies against hate

Suffolk rallies against hate

Immigration, In the News, Metro Area, Politics November 11, 2011 at 3:27 pm

Focusing on the new administration elected on Tuesday to lead Suffolk County, the Long Island Immigrant Alliance held a rally Wedmesdau outside the Suffolk Legislature to call for making Suffolk a “Hate Free Zone.”

Upsurge in youth violence

Brooklyn, Caribbean, In the News November 10, 2011 at 4:55 pm

New York City not only takes a heavy toll on poor people in the city, but the impact can be felt in the Caribbean through deportations of criminal aliens by US.

Demonstrators march in the End-to-End for 99% march from Washington Heights to Wall Street, with State Senator Adriano Espaillat, who helped coordinate the march.

“Occupy Wall Street” media wrap-up #5

Economy, Featured Posts, New York November 9, 2011 at 5:36 pm

“Occupy Wall Street” continues to be in the headlines of ethnic and community media.

Student cyber-scammers get light sentences

Student cyber-scammers get light sentences

Featured Posts, Immigration, New York, Opinion November 9, 2011 at 3:50 pm

Light sentences for scammers blamed for $3m bank fraud raise questions about law enforcement and the J-1 visa program.

Youth league dispute leaves kids stranded

In the News, New York November 9, 2011 at 11:40 am

An escalating disagreement between the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese and the laymen who run its athletic programs has led to the cancellation of all soccer and basketball games of the Greek Orthodox parishes’ athletic leagues.

Dream Team members at Brooklyn College.

Undocumented immigrant students form ‘DREAM Team’

Education, Immigration, In the News, New York November 9, 2011 at 10:56 am

Undocumented students at City Universities have formed The DREAM Team, in alliance with the nationwide effort to pass the DREAM Act.

Morgan Powell during his walking historical tour of the African-American experience near the Bronx River.

‘The Bronx River’s Afro-American heritage’

African American, Bronx, Culture, History November 9, 2011 at 10:36 am

The Bronx River Alliance joins a passionate historian to reveal a hidden history along the shore of the Bronx River, unearthing the sites where slaves toiled, where blacks fought alongside the British in exchange for their freedom and where an angry mob resisted the Civil War draft.

Kingsbridge resident Fikadu Lemma and friend, Alem Ashebir, pose outside Central Park.

Finding Ethiopian marathoners in the Bronx

African, Bronx, Featured Posts, Immigration November 8, 2011 at 4:07 pm

The Bronx is home to 14 athletes from Ethiopia. While New York offers opportunities for them, they face many challenges.

Veterans look for work at the “Be a Hero, Hire a Hero” job fair at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum at Pier 86 on Monday.

Veterans struggling to find employment

Economy, Featured Posts, New York November 8, 2011 at 3:13 pm

Employers wary of veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum at Congregation Beit Simchat Torah’s current Westbeth home.

LGBT synagogue: Exodus to Garment District by 2013

Manhattan November 8, 2011 at 2:39 pm

The city’s only synagogue for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Jews has been hidden away for years in a windowless, out-of-the-way loft on Bethune Street. Now it’s coming out of the closet—to a new home in the heart of the Garment District.

Students from Emma Lazarus High School.

A high school for ESL students

Education, In the News, Manhattan November 8, 2011 at 12:19 pm

Emma Lazarus High School caters to students, 16 and older, who are not native English speakers and looking to pursue higher education.

Bilingual debate focuses on immigrants’ issues

Bilingual debate focuses on immigrants’ issues

Immigration, In the News, Metro Area, Politics November 8, 2011 at 11:07 am

Nearly five hundred people attended the first-ever bilingual debate between candidates for Suffolk County executive.