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

Madani Halal: Preserving Tradition After 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 Internment 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.

Boots by Luiseño and Shoshone-Bannock designer, Jaime Okuma, are displayed at the National Museum of the American Indian. (Photo by Alejandra O'Connell for Voices of NY)

‘Native Fashion Now’ Comes to NYC

Culture, Featured Posts, Manhattan, Native American February 20, 2017 at 1:30 pm

A collection of nearly 70 pieces by Native American designers is on display at the Museum of the American Indian until Sept. 4.

Promoting Sexual Health at NYC Clinics

Promoting Sexual Health at NYC Clinics

Featured Posts, Health, New York, Video February 14, 2017 at 2:41 pm

The city’s Department of Health has expanded clinical services at newly renamed “sexual health clinics” and embarked on a new ad campaign to ensure that all New Yorkers take care of their sexual health.

Iuri, with his mother Brigida resting her hand on his shoulder. (Photo by Alexandre Soares for Voices of NY)

For One ‘Dreamer,’ a Time of Suspense

Featured Posts, Immigration, Metro Area, Western European February 10, 2017 at 6:03 pm

A teenage DACA recipient in Newark, New Jersey, had looked forward to getting his driver’s license and going to college. But now he and his family await an uncertain future.

Volunteer at #oneNewYork event  distributing flyers on Feb. 8 about services and legal rights available to all in the city. (Photo by Zach Williams for Voices of NY)

‘Day of Action’ for All New Yorkers

Brooklyn, Featured Posts, Immigration, Muslim, New York February 9, 2017 at 3:35 pm

In response to President Trump’s executive orders, volunteers distributed leaflets outside subway stations to inform Muslims and immigrants about the city’s legal and social services.

Nepali community members at an event at Sherpa Kyidug Hall in Elmhurst, Queens called for Feb. 5 to discuss Presdient Trump's recent executive order. (Photo by Anuz Thapa for Voices of NY)

Worries over Trump’s Action Among Nepalese

Featured Posts, Immigration, Queens, South Asian February 7, 2017 at 3:50 pm

The Nepalese community, like many others in NYC, worries about the wider consequences of President Trump’s action against visitors, immigrants and refugees from seven nations.

A Sampling of Lunar New Year Events

A Sampling of Lunar New Year Events

Culture, East Asian, Featured Posts, New York February 6, 2017 at 5:17 pm

From Chinatown to Flushing, parades and special events marked the Lunar New Year in Asian communities.

Hyong Nam Ahn in front of "Lonely Heart" (Photo by Munyoung Cho for Voices of NY)

Korean Artist’s ‘Finding Dignity’ on Exhibit

Culture, East Asian, Featured Posts, Manhattan February 6, 2017 at 3:29 pm

How humans cope with information and conflict are questions that motivate Korean artist Hyong Nam Ahn, some of whose works comprise the exhibit “Finding Dignity” at the Korea Society in New York.

Muslim Americans pray outside Terminal 4 at JFK International Airport on Feb. 3. (Photos by Julius Motal for Voices of NY)

Jummah at JFK

Featured Posts, Immigration, Jewish, Middle Eastern, Muslim February 3, 2017 at 8:29 pm

Outside Terminal 4 at JFK International Airport in New York, dozens of Muslim Americans gathered for the Jummah prayer, the Friday prayer service.

Jan. 29, 2017 - Protesters march towards the US Customs and Immigration Services building in lower Manhattan. Photo by Julius Motal

Thousands Rally Against Trump’s Immigration Ban

Featured Posts, Immigration, Middle Eastern, Muslim January 30, 2017 at 5:49 pm

Protesters came out in force to oppose President Trump’s ban on entry into the U.S. of individuals from seven countries.

Example of stained glass design by Sara Ouhaddou (Courtesy of Washington St. Historical Society)

Little Syria’s Writers to be Memorialized

Culture, Featured Posts, Manhattan, Middle Eastern January 30, 2017 at 3:38 pm

Plans for a public art commemoration of the writers of Little Syria in lower Manhattan were approved on Jan. 25.

(Photo by Zach Williams for Voices of NY)

Protesting Trump Actions in Washington Square

Communities, Featured Posts, Immigration, Muslim, Voices' Picks January 26, 2017 at 2:22 pm

News of Donald Trump’s anti-immigration and anti-refugee executive orders brought thousands of protesters to Washington Square Park on the night of Jan. 25.

Tracey Dixon-Neverson demonstrates the Suzuki technique with her daughter in her home studio. (Photo by Joy Notoma for Voices of NY)

Classical Musician Confronts Cultural Norms in East Flatbush

A Jamaican-American classical strings instructor, Tracey Dixon-Neverson, is offering private instruction through a new studio based in her home.