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Mexican immigrant Ernesto Jiménez works delivering food in New York City. (Photo via El Diario)

Delivery Workers Hope City Will Legalize E-Bikes

Labor, New York, Transportation November 30, 2018 at 3:23 pm

Raising hopes for thousands of delivery workers, many of whom are immigrants, a group of City Council members introduced a package of bills to legalize electric bikes and scooters in New York, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

HIV Diagnoses in NYC Decline

HIV Diagnoses in NYC Decline

Black, Health, Latino, New York November 29, 2018 at 8:14 pm

While new HIV diagnoses among Black and Latina women declined in 2017, HIV continues to affect Black and Latino men who have sex with men disproportionately, NYC’s latest HIV surveillance report indicates.

State Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins (Photo by Cyril Josh Barker via Amsterdam News)

NYS Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins Makes History

African American, Government, New York, Women November 29, 2018 at 5:19 pm

State Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins will become the first woman to lead a New York state legislative chamber. She speaks to Amsterdam News.

Albanian flag-raising at The Bronx County Building (Photo via Illyria)

First Albanian Flag-Raising in the Bronx

Bronx, Culture, Eastern European November 29, 2018 at 4:48 pm

Illyria covered the first-ever raising of the Albanian flag at The Bronx County Building, in honor of the 106th anniversary of Albanian independence.

United Irish Counties President Tom Tuffy, Congressman Joe Crowley, Dr. Frank Lowe. (Photo via Irish Central)

‘Irish Wake’ Pays Tribute to Crowley

New York, Politics, Western European November 29, 2018 at 4:42 pm

Public officials and Irish community leaders celebrated the longtime political career of outgoing Queens congressman Joseph Crowley at a “wake” hosted by Irish Consul General Ciaran Madden, reports Irish Central.

Melissa Mark-Viverito (Photo by Karen Pennar for Voices of NY)

In Public Advocate Bid, Mark-Viverito Cites Representation Concerns

Government, Latino, New York, Youth November 28, 2018 at 5:11 pm

In announcing her candidacy for New York City public advocate, Melissa Mark-Viverito spoke about the lack of Latino and female representation in city government, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Pedro Cepero Yee, in black, teaching at Yee's Hung Ga International Kung Fu Association in Clifton, New Jersey.

Meet Kung Fu Master Pedro Cepero Yee

East Asian, Health, Latino November 28, 2018 at 4:36 pm

World Journal profiles Pedro Cepero Yee, a kung fu master and Chinese bodywork therapist who started learning the martial art as a child to protect family members from domestic violence.

Andrea Marra of Jackson Heights is running for Jose Peralta's state senate seat. (Photo courtesy of Andrea Marra via QNS)

Activist Andy Marra Named Transgender Legal Defense Director

LGBTQ, New York November 28, 2018 at 3:58 pm

Korean-American activist Andrea “Andy” Hong Marra will join the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund as its new executive director, reports Gay City News.

More than two million tenants benefit from the stabilized rent laws in NYC. (Photo via El Diario)

Hope for Fairer Rent Laws After Democratic Win in Albany

Housing, New York November 27, 2018 at 8:19 pm

More than two million New Yorkers in rent-stabilized apartments, many of them immigrants, hope that the Democratic takeover of the State Senate will bring fairer housing laws, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Justin Brannan, with fellow Council member Mark Treyger to his left, announces a bill that would provide Arabic interpretation services at polling sites. (Photo via Twitter)

Brannan Supports Arabic Interpretation Services at Poll Sites

Brooklyn, Middle Eastern, Politics November 27, 2018 at 7:21 pm

Council members Justin Brannan and Mark Treyger announced legislation that would provide interpreters at polling places for speakers of Arabic, reports Kings County Politics, as well as other languages among the most spoken in the city.

Empowerment at The Gentlemen’s Factory in Brooklyn

Empowerment at The Gentlemen’s Factory in Brooklyn

African American, Brooklyn, Video November 27, 2018 at 2:22 pm

BRIC TV visits The Gentlemen’s Factory, a “one-stop shop” for the personal and professional development of men of color.

An Emotional Memorial for Yang Song

An Emotional Memorial for Yang Song

East Asian, Immigration, Queens November 26, 2018 at 11:29 pm

A memorial for Yang Song, the masseuse who fell to her death a year ago, was held in Flushing on Nov. 25, reports World Journal.

José Peralta (Photo via El Diario)

Call to Rename NY DREAM Act after Peralta

Dominican, Government, Immigration November 26, 2018 at 3:36 pm

As Queens residents mourned the sudden death of José Peralta, the first Dominican-American state senator, Rep. Adriano Espaillat is requesting that the New York DREAM Act be named in his honor, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

City Council members Daniel Dromm, in foreground, and Carlos Menchaca discuss the Trump administration's proposed changes to the definition of "public charge." (Photo by Michael Rock via Queens County Politics)

Addressing the ‘Public Charge’ Proposal in Queens

Government, Immigration, Queens November 26, 2018 at 3:33 pm

At a forum in Jackson Heights, Council members Carlos Menchaca and Daniel Dromm joined other lawmakers to discuss the federal government’s proposal to expand the definition of “public charge,” reports Queens County Politics.

“I am grateful for my family,” said José Alberto. (Photo via Noticia)

Latinos Celebrating Thanksgiving Hoping It Will Not Be Their Last in the U.S.

Central American, Immigration, Long Island November 21, 2018 at 5:40 pm

For anxious Long Island immigrants affected by Trump’s policies but encouraged by a court-ordered TPS extension, this Thanksgiving comes with the hope that it will not be their last in the U.S., Noticia Long Island reports.