Communities

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.

Trinidadian-born queer activist Darren Glenn says the country’s highest court finding buggery laws unconstitional left him in disbelief and excitement. "Section 13 & 16" refers to the part of the "Sexual Offences Act" declared unconstitutional by the Trinidadian High Court. (Photo from the Caribbean Equality Project via Caribbean Life)

LGBT Activists on Historic Ruling in Trinidad and Tobago

Caribbean, LGBTQ, Queens May 8, 2018 at 4:48 pm

Members of the Caribbean LGBT community in Queens expressed their hope and disbelief to a court decision in Trinidad and Tobago that could pave the way for the decriminalization of homosexuality, reports Caribbean Life.

Traditional sizzling sisig at Max’s in Jersey City (Photo via The FilAm)

The ‘New Star’ of Filipino Cuisine

Food, New York, Southeast Asian May 7, 2018 at 6:07 pm

Ahead of Filipino Restaurant Week, The FilAm writes about sisig, a comfort food that has gained “mainstream” popularity.

Immigrant Memories, Via Objects, on Display

Immigrant Memories, Via Objects, on Display

Culture, Immigration, Manhattan, New York, Queens May 7, 2018 at 4:49 pm

Times Ledger reports on City Lore’s new exhibit, “What We Bring,” featuring works with special meaning for 31 immigrant artists.

Demonstrators rallied Dec. 4, 2017 in Manhattan's Union Square to support Salvador Nasralla, one of two presidential candidates to declare victory after Honduras' presidential election on Nov. 26, and protest political repression and electoral fraud by the incumbent administration of Juan Orlando Hernández. (Photo by Joe Catron, Creative Commons license)

TPS to End for Hondurans

Central American, Immigration, New York May 4, 2018 at 5:10 pm

The Trump administration is ending temporary protected status for Hondurans, a move that will affect thousands in the New York metro area.

P.S. 1 in Manhattan's Chinatown attracts a diverse mix of students for its Mandarin dual language program. (Photo by Christina Veiga via Chalkbeat)

City to Add 48 Bilingual Programs in Schools

Education, Immigration, New York May 4, 2018 at 2:48 pm

Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza announced the addition of 48 bilingual programs in more than 10 languages in dozens of schools this fall, reports Chalkbeat.

Koreatown in Manhattan (Photo by Zlaxfish Photography, Creative Commons license)

Korean-American Reactions Mixed over Historic Summit

East Asian, New York May 4, 2018 at 1:07 pm

Stories in QNS, Queens Chronicle and NY City Lens find mixed reactions, often divided along generational lines, to the historic summit between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un.

Supporting Muslim Youths in Brooklyn

Supporting Muslim Youths in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Muslim, Youth May 4, 2018 at 12:39 pm

In a video from BRIC TV, a Bangladeshi American reflects on being Muslim in Brooklyn and running a youth support group.

Members of SEPA Mujer, who worked along with LILAC to have the Language Access Bill passed in Suffolk County. (Photo via Noticia Long Island)

Language Access Bill Passes: A Victory for Immigrants in Suffolk

Government, Immigration, Long Island May 3, 2018 at 4:33 pm

In a win for Long Island pro-immigrant groups and legislator Mónica Martínez, the Suffolk County Legislature passed a measure to expand language services, Noticia Long Island reports.

An ‘Unlikely Activist’ in Chinatown

An ‘Unlikely Activist’ in Chinatown

Asian, History, Women May 3, 2018 at 3:50 pm

The May episode of CUNY TV’s “Asian American Life” highlights women activists and philanthropists, including an “unlikely” suffragette in Chinatown who may soon be recognized at the federal level.

Rev. Clint Padgitt (at right, wearing white alb and tippet) welcomes the Rev. Klaus Dieter Gress, the new pastor of Zion German Evangelical Lutheran Church. (Photo by Francesca N. Tate via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

A New Pastor at German Church in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Immigration, Religion May 3, 2018 at 2:27 pm

In a story on the new pastor at Zion German Evangelical Lutheran Church in Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn Daily Eagle takes a look at the church’s immigrant history.

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams (Photo from Twitter/@bpericadams via Gotham Gazette)

Eric Adams ‘Working Towards City Hall’

Brooklyn, Politics May 3, 2018 at 12:24 pm

During an appearance on Gotham Gazette’s Max & Murphy podcast, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams described his plans to run for mayor.