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‘Living More Fulfilling Lives, Through Kimchi’

Kimchi is making inroads in markets like Whole Foods as New Yorkers and Americans embrace the traditional fermented dish, and its new variants.

Karen Ash holds up quilt square at the Women’s Health and Activism Summit in Harlem. March 18, 2017. (Stephanie Daniel for Voices of NY)

In Harlem, a Women’s Health Summit

Featured Posts, Health, Manhattan, Women, Youth March 20, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Women from across the city met at a health summit in Harlem on March 18 to discuss health equity issues around HIV/AIDS treatment and other health care in the city.

Alterra Jackson learned how to administer naloxone at a community clinic. (Photo by Stephanie Daniel for Voices of NY)

Learning How to Counter an Overdose

Bronx, Featured Posts, Health March 14, 2017 at 1:38 pm

A naloxone training in the South Bronx is one of many in health care and community centers across the city after the expansion of a state program.

Coaching Soccer, Dutch Style

Coaching Soccer, Dutch Style

Featured Posts, Metro Area, Sports, Western European March 8, 2017 at 5:32 pm

Kids in Brooklyn are learning to play soccer with a Dutch trainer.

Tibetan New Year Marked

Tibetan New Year Marked

Featured Posts, Metro Area, South Asian, Traditions March 6, 2017 at 4:40 pm

The Tibetan New Year was observed by members of the Tibetan tri-state community on March 4.

Korean American seniors waiting in a line to receive free lunch at a senior center in Flushing, Queens. Many of social service recipients at the senior center joined the mutual aid program. (Photo by Joeun Lee for Voices of NY)

How Low-Income Korean Seniors Finance Their Burials

Korean seniors in New York with low incomes often join a mutual aid society program to finance their burials. Now some worry that they may put in more money than their children will be able to draw out, and revisions to the program have been put in place to enhance equity.

Rabbis in Action Against Trump

Rabbis in Action Against Trump

Featured Posts, Jewish, Muslim, New York March 3, 2017 at 2:04 pm

Two rabbis talk about their action to oppose President Trump’s Muslim ban.

Brenda Temple has lived at Ocean Bay Apartments for nine years. (Photo by Kate Ryan for Voices of NY)

Breathing Room: the Fight to Protect NYCHA’s Green Spaces

Communities, Featured Posts, Housing, New York March 2, 2017 at 6:56 pm

Despite the objections of residents, the New York City Housing Authority is selling off green spaces and parking lots to developers to try to pay off a huge debt. Ground breaks on at least three major projects in the fall.

First Lady Chirlaine McCray with members of the NYC Teens Connection Youth Leadership Council at the Weeksville Heritage Center in Brooklyn on Feb. 22. (Photo by Stephanie Daniel for Voices of NY)

Working With Peers to Reduce Teen Pregnancy

Bronx, Brooklyn, Featured Posts, Health, Staten Island, Youth March 1, 2017 at 4:03 pm

Teens in NYC neighborhoods with high teen pregnancy rates are working to help educate their peers and reduce the rates.

‘Heart Bombing’ in East New York

‘Heart Bombing’ in East New York

Brooklyn, Featured Posts, History, Video February 28, 2017 at 3:16 pm

Preserving East New York sponsored a “heart bombing” of the Empire State Dairy to raise awareness of historic buildings in the neighborhood.

Rev. Khader El-Yateem will officially launch his run for the 43rd district council seat in Brooklyn on Sunday Feb. 26. (Photo by Gabe Carroll for Voices of NY)

Palestinian-Born Pastor Runs for Office

Brooklyn, Featured Posts, Middle Eastern, Muslim, Politics February 24, 2017 at 5:26 pm

Bethlehem-born Rev. Khader El-Yateem is running for the City Council seat in his home district in Brooklyn, and hopes to work as a bridge-builder in the community.

Momos – and French Toast – in Woodside

Momos – and French Toast – in Woodside

Ethnic Eats, Featured Posts, Queens, South Asian February 24, 2017 at 5:16 pm

The father-daughter team behind Dawa’s serves up both Himalayan and American fare, from pancakes and French toast to momos and gyuma.

Chickens, drained of blood, are washed in scalding water.

Madani Halal: After the Founder’s Death  

Featured Posts, Food, Muslim, Queens, South Asian February 23, 2017 at 5:22 pm

Butcher Imran Uddin continues to serve customers at Madani Halal, founded by his recently deceased father, while he contemplates his future role in the Bangladeshi community of Queens.

A design by Yvonne Jewnell (Photo by Ken Watson)

‘Female as Warrior’ – Fashions from a Young Black Designer

Black, Business, Culture, Featured Posts, Manhattan, New York February 22, 2017 at 2:14 pm

From cowry shells to combat fatigues, fashions from young designer Yvonne Jewnell celebrate the strength of women of color.

Participants in a silent march memorializing Japanese-American imprisonment during World War II, many of them survivors, gather in front of the Japanese-American United Church on Seventh Avenue. (Photo by Nomin  Ujiyediin for Voices of NY)

Japanese-Americans Mark WWII Order

Featured Posts, Government, History, Manhattan, Video February 20, 2017 at 9:44 pm

A silent march, a series of speakers and an exhibit and performances marked the 75th anniversary of FDR’s executive order which resulted in the internment of 100,000 Japanese Americans on the West Coast during World War II.