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Aura Hernández with her children Daniel, 10, and her 16-month-old daughter. (Photo via El Diario)

Immigrant Mothers Call for Respect from the Trump Administration

Government, Immigration, Latino, New York May 14, 2018 at 5:58 pm

On Mother’s Day, immigrant mothers in New York and across the country called on the government to stop tearing families apart, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Fabiola Jean-Louis (Photo via The Haitian Times)

On Haitian Heritage and ‘Rewriting History’

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture May 14, 2018 at 4:59 pm

The Haitian Times speaks to Brooklyn artist Fabiola Jean-Louis on her Haitian roots and what inspired her “Rewriting History” exhibit, described as a celebration of the black and brown female body.

Mateo Flores, who is running for a seat on the Westbury School District board. (Photo via La Tribuna Hispana)

Flores Seeks to Be Second Hispanic on Westbury School Board

Central American, Elections 2018, Long Island May 14, 2018 at 4:21 pm

Long Island Salvadoran-American Mateo Flores seeks to be the second Hispanic on the board of the predominantly Latino school district of Westbury, La Tribuna Hispana reports.

Mohammed Faisel (rght) founder of The Money Hub, and Joshua Varghese, the organization’s chief technology officer. (Photo via Forest Hills Times)

‘Making Financial Literacy Cool’

Asian, Business, Queens May 14, 2018 at 4:06 pm

A Bangladeshi American, inspired by some life lessons, is promoting financial literacy by making it “cool” for students, reports Forest Hills Times.

Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza is multi-talented, cuts to the chase and is not afraid of controversy. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

Chancellor Carranza: Pozole in NYC Schools?

Education, Mexican, New York May 11, 2018 at 4:45 pm

At a meeting with the city’s community and ethnic press, newly appointed DOE Chancellor Carranza laid out his “culture eats strategy for breakfast” plan and touted his mariachi singing chops, Queens Latino reports.

Dancing at Flushing Town Hall during the May 4 "Global Mashup." (Photo by Allyson Escobar for Voices of NY)

‘Global Mashups’ Bridge Cultures at Flushing Town Hall

Caribbean, Culture, Featured Posts, Middle Eastern, Queens May 11, 2018 at 3:41 pm

Flushing Town Hall kicked off this year’s “Global Mashups” series with “Latin Boogaloo meets Afrobeat.”

‘Living as the Son of an Alleged Terrorist’

‘Living as the Son of an Alleged Terrorist’

Crime, Muslim, New York, Video May 11, 2018 at 12:47 pm

BRIC TV profiles a young imam in Albany whose father was arrested in an FBI counterterrorism sting operation.

Art from home: Curator Donna Mason’s show supporting Caribbean artists will go on display at the Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition on May 12. (Photo by Zoe Freilich via Brooklyn Paper)

‘Dominica After Maria’ on Display

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture May 11, 2018 at 12:30 pm

“Dominica – After Maria,” opening May 12, features the work of artists from Dominica and other Caribbean nations hit by Hurricane Maria, reports Brooklyn Paper.

Study materials for season two of NYC's "We Speak NYC" English language learning program. (Photo by Karen Pennar for Voices of NY)

‘We Speak NYC’ – Second Season of ELL Program Launches

Immigration, New York May 10, 2018 at 5:20 pm

“We Speak NYC,” the second season of an English language learning program, was launched by the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs.

Council members and immigration attorneys ask Judge DiFiore to prevent ICE from entering courts. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

NY Courts Say They Can’t Keep ICE Out

Immigration, New York May 10, 2018 at 5:18 pm

While activists and officials keep asking Chief Judge Janet DiFiore to stop ICE and prevent the arrest of immigrants, the New York courts insist that their hands are tied, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Kirssy Arroyo. New Yorkers talk about the potential effects of the legalization of marijuana in New Jersey. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Activists Fear Legal Weed in NJ Might Increase Criminalization in NY

Government, Metro Area May 9, 2018 at 4:50 pm

As New Jersey takes steps to legalize marijuana, Hispanic residents and leaders in New York City worry that this would lead to increased traffic and the prosecution of people of color across the Hudson, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Why Program to Prep Students of Color for College Fell Short

Why Program to Prep Students of Color for College Fell Short

Black, Education, Latino, New York May 9, 2018 at 2:51 pm

A new study examines why the Expanded Success Initiative did not live up to its goal of preparing Black and Latino male students for college, reports Chalkbeat.

Councilman Daniel Dromm speaks at the 10th Annual APA City Advocacy Day Press Conference. (Photo via Times Ledger)

Getting More Funds for NYC’s Asian Americans

Asian, Immigration, New York May 9, 2018 at 2:35 pm

Asian Pacific-American organizations uniting under the “15% and Growing” banner urged City Council members to direct more discretionary funds toward Asian community organizations, Times Ledger reports.

Richard Fleming at the exhibit’s opening. (Photo via El Diario)

Art Exhibition: ‘The Migration Lottery’

Central American, Immigration, Mexican, New York May 9, 2018 at 12:34 pm

Brooklyn-based artist Richard Fleming has re-imagined Mexico’s traditional “Lotería” game to illustrate the cruelty and danger immigrants encounter in their journey in search of the American dream, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Members of the Pueblan community aspire to create a better quality of life for themselves by starting businesses such as palm frond weaving. (Photo provided to El Diario)

NY ‘Poblanos’ Build Transnational Dreams

Culture, Immigration, Metro Area, Mexican May 8, 2018 at 4:52 pm

Indigenous communities from Puebla, Mexico, living in New York are creating community projects aiming to bring families back together, maintain ancestral traditions and improve the quality of life back home, El Diario/La Prensa reports.