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Transplant Recipient, Now Organ Donor Advocate

Transplant Recipient, Now Organ Donor Advocate

Featured Posts, Health, Immigration, New York, Queens, Video August 7, 2018 at 11:51 am

Meet Nepalese immigrant and double-lung transplant recipient Prasha Tuladhar, who now works to encourage more New Yorkers to register as organ donors.

Pedro Adorno Irizarry in "Corazón de papel: A Hurricane Story" (Screen shot from the International Puppet Fringe Festival NYC)

‘Corazón de papel: A Hurricane Story’ Comes to NYC

Culture, Featured Posts, Manhattan, Puerto Rican August 2, 2018 at 2:53 pm

“Corazón de papel: A Hurricane Story,” which tells the story of seven people who died following María, premieres at the International Puppet Fringe Festival NYC on Aug. 10.

Khan's supporters at a victory rally in Jackson Heights on July 26. (Photo by Mohammad Farrukh)

In NYC’s Pakistani Enclaves, Most Cheer Imran Khan

Featured Posts, Metro Area, Politics, South Asian July 30, 2018 at 5:22 pm

Most members of the Pakistani community hope Imran Khan will usher in cleaner government and improving relations with the U.S.

Fibroids: Speaking Out

Fibroids: Speaking Out

African American, Black, Featured Posts, Health, Women July 26, 2018 at 5:16 pm

Fibroids disproportionately affect Black women, but advocacy efforts are gaining force to address the issue.

One of the entries in the AST art contest. (From Advocates of Silenced Turkey website)

Reflecting on Repression in Turkey, Through Art

Featured Posts, Human rights, Middle Eastern, New York July 19, 2018 at 1:27 pm

To bring attention in North America to the human rights violations of Turkish citizens by the Turkish government, Advocates of Silenced Turkey (AST) recently organized an art contest called”  “Human Rights Violations in Turkey Art Contest” for elementary, middle and high school students in the U.S. According to the WorldRead More

At NYCHA’s Bailey Houses, Quality of Life Impacts Mental Health

At NYCHA’s Bailey Houses, Quality of Life Impacts Mental Health

Bronx, Featured Posts, Health, Housing July 17, 2018 at 3:41 pm

Residents and experts discuss how living conditions in NYCHA buildings hurt mental health.

The "Essential Plan" is just one of the health plans offered through the New York State Department of Health.

Finding Health Care in the Land of Opportunity

Featured Posts, Health, Immigration July 9, 2018 at 3:47 pm

A recent immigrant from Pakistan granted asylum in the U.S. reflects on the difficulties associated with obtaining affordable health care.

Zuni dough bowl, circa 1880, by We'wha (1849-1896). (All photos by Sean Parrish for Voices of NY)

‘Two-Spirit’ Art in NYC

Culture, Featured Posts, History, Native American July 3, 2018 at 2:51 pm

A new exhibit of both contemporary and deceased Native American artists explores the Two-Spirit tradition.

Errol Louis speaking ta the Ippies Awards on June 21, 2018. (Photo by Marco Poggio)

At the 2018 Ippies Awards: ‘The Good News Happens to Be in This Room’

Featured Posts, Media, New York June 22, 2018 at 5:11 pm

A celebration of community and ethnic media was held June 21 at the 2018 Ippies Awards, sponsored by the Center for Community and Ethnic Media at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.

Marching in Support of Refugees in NYC

Marching in Support of Refugees in NYC

Featured Posts, Immigration, Manhattan June 21, 2018 at 12:23 pm

World Refugee Day was marked by a rally in Manhattan.

Dr. Hasan Imanli discusses healthcare access for low-income families on April 29 in Baltimore.
 (Photo courtesy of the Whitetulip Health Foundation)

Explaining Health Care to Turkish Immigrants

Featured Posts, Health, Middle Eastern, New York June 13, 2018 at 4:12 pm

Volunteers at a New Jersey nonprofit help Turkish immigrants navigate the complicated health care system.

A Baptism of Fire: La Prensa’s Launch as a Daily

A Baptism of Fire: La Prensa’s Launch as a Daily

Featured Posts, History, Latino, Media, New York June 4, 2018 at 5:54 pm

World War I brought about the first major act of solidarity of the New York Hispanic community and the nation’s oldest Spanish-language newspaper.

Tough Times Documenting the Estonian Diaspora

Tough Times Documenting the Estonian Diaspora

After nearly seven decades of publishing for the Estonian diaspora in the U.S., Vaba Eesti Sõna faces an uncertain future.

(Photo by Henry Wang)

Taking in the Ninth Avenue Food Festival

Featured Posts, Food, Manhattan May 21, 2018 at 7:58 pm

Ethnic reporters checked out the Ninth Avenue International Food Festival.

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

‘Global Mashups’ 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.”