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If the Trump Administration plan is approved, public hospitals like Lincoln Hospital, in The Bronx, would lose thousands of patients. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

‘Public Charge’ Rule Already Causing Harm

Featured Posts, Health, Immigration December 6, 2018 at 6:02 pm

Public officials warned that, if implemented, Trump’s proposed “public charge” rule could impact more than 350,000 New Yorkers, and the fear it unleashed is already damaging families, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Mickaël, left, with his younger brother Sebastien in Brooklyn. (Photo by Conchit Margaret Widjojo)

Two Haitian Brothers: A TPS Story

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Featured Posts, Immigration November 20, 2018 at 3:30 pm

Two Haitian brothers, graduate students in Brooklyn, discuss what the withdrawal of TPS status would mean for them.

Thomas “Tommy” Lopez in his apartment. (Photo by Andrea May Sahouri)

A ‘Borinqueneer’ Reflects on Serving in Korea

Featured Posts, History, Manhattan, New York, Puerto Rican November 2, 2018 at 5:57 pm

One of the Puerto Ricans who served with the Borinqueneers 65th Infantry Regiment during the Korean War talks about his experiences.

Audience engagement at the Feb. 23 Beyond the Barrel event in Harlem (Photo by Dominic McKenzie)

Building Community Around ‘Barrel Children’

Caribbean, Featured Posts, Health, New York, Women, Youth September 28, 2018 at 5:22 pm

When a journalist reports a powerful story, building engagement within the community can offer a way toward solutions.

Dr. Mitchell Katz, CEO of NYC Health and Hospitals, addressing community and ethnic media at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism (Photo by Max Resnik)

NYC Health + Hospitals: ‘Humane, Competent and Welcoming Care’

Featured Posts, Health, New York September 27, 2018 at 5:40 pm

NYC Health and Hospitals’ CEO addressed the community and ethnic media at a Newsmakers briefing on Sept. 27.

Cynthia Nixon addressing community and ethnic media on Sept. 6 (Photo by Karen Pennar for Voices of NY)

Cynthia Nixon Meets the Ethnic Media

Elections 2018, Featured Posts, Immigration, New York September 6, 2018 at 5:26 pm

NYS Democratic candidate for governor Cynthia Nixon met for the first time with a group of ethnic and community media reporters to discuss her platform and answer questions.

Opinion: How a Draft Federal Rule Could Hurt Immigrant Families

Opinion: How a Draft Federal Rule Could Hurt Immigrant Families

Featured Posts, Health, Housing, Immigration, Opinion, Women, Youth August 30, 2018 at 4:35 pm

A proposed rule from the Department of Homeland Security could have a chilling effect on the use of public benefits by immigrants and their U.S.-born family members.

A drawing made by participants at a Thrive NYC mental health first aid session (Screen shot from video at ThriveNYC site)

Coping with Panic Attacks: A Personal Story

A journalist describes how experiencing panic attacks led her to realize the importance of treating mental health conditions and seeking professional help.

"Michelle Lin" (Photo by Ke "April" Xu for Voices of NY)

Depression in Young Asian-American Women

Within the Asian-American community, mental health experts are trying to promote greater understanding and treatment of depression and suicide ideation among young women.

Transplant Recipient, Now Donor Advocate

Transplant Recipient, Now Donor Advocate

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’

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

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

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