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#StompTheBan: Resistance Through Dance

Brooklyn, Government, Middle Eastern October 18, 2017 at 5:28 pm

Days before President Trump’s latest travel ban would have gone into effect, a protest in Brooklyn featured performances and traditional dances, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Opinion: Another Latino Politician Embarrasses His Community

Crime, Government, Latino, Metro Area, Opinion October 3, 2017 at 3:32 pm

Reporte Hispano devoted a rare editorial to Paterson, New Jersey, Mayor José “Joey” Torres after he pleaded guilty in a corruption case, arguing that he has shamed all Hispanics.

From left to right: Mark Chambers, director at the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, Jacques Jiha, commissioner of the Department of Finance, Gregg Bishop, commissioner of Small Business Services, Brooklyn state Sen. Roxanne Persaud, and moderator Brittny Saunders, deputy commissioner for strategic initiatives at the Human Rights Commission. (Photo via Caribbean Life)

Caribbean City Officials on the Immigrant Experience

Caribbean, Government September 27, 2017 at 4:32 pm

NYC officials of Afro-Caribbean descent spoke at Medgar Evers College on the challenges they faced as immigrants, as well as the importance of education and speaking out, reports Caribbean Life.

Council members Carlos Menchaca and Ydanis Rodríguez vote on two laws that seek to expand protections for “Dreamers” in light of the withdrawal of DACA. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

City Council Promotes New Laws to Protect Dreamers

Government, Immigration, New York September 7, 2017 at 5:52 pm

As two new bills aim to broaden services provided by the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs and other city agencies, local Hispanic media and pro-immigrant organizations launch a hotline offering legal counsel for Dreamers, El Diario/La Prensa reports. 

Protest against DACA decision in front of Trump Tower. (Photo by Mariela Lombard
via El Diario)

Legal, Legislative Battles Brew in New York After DACA Decision

Government, Immigration, Latino September 6, 2017 at 5:19 pm

As several local elected officials and pro-immigrant organizations announced they will take President Trump’s DACA decision to court, New York’s Hispanic representatives in Congress vowed to work on a legislative alternative, El Diario/La Prensa reports. 

Jessica Moreno Caycho (center) joined other protesters near Trump Tower on Sept. 5 (Image via video)

Communities React to Plan to End DACA

Government, Immigration, New York September 6, 2017 at 5:01 pm

New Yorkers respond to President Trump’s plan to end the DACA program in this roundup of stories from NYC’s community and ethnic media.

Council members at a hearing. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

City Council Races a Test to Latino and Women’s Power 

Elections 2017, Government, Latino, Politics, Women August 14, 2017 at 4:58 pm

As women’s representation in the New York City Council may be diminished after the upcoming municipal election, some worry that Melissa Mark-Viverito’s exit will also portend a weakened Latino influence, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

View of East 116th Street (Photo by Richard Petrosino, Creative Commons license)

Gale Brewer Says No to East Harlem Rezoning Proposal

Government, Housing, Manhattan August 3, 2017 at 11:39 pm

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer announced that while she supports an East Harlem rezoning, she recommends a disproval of the city’s proposal as it currently stands, reports City Limits.

(Photo via Newsroh)

NYC Rally Against Missile Defense in South Korea

East Asian, Government, Manhattan August 1, 2017 at 5:46 pm

A diverse group of organizations spoke out in midtown Manhattan against the THAAD missile defense system in South Korea, reports Newsroh.

(Image from NYEDC via City Limits)

E. Harlem African Burial Ground Plan Moves Closer to Final Approval

African, Government, Manhattan July 27, 2017 at 3:18 pm

Plans for development of a site in East Harlem to include a memorial for an African burial ground were approved by the City Planning Commission, City Limits reports.

Liu decision’s to join the U.S. Army is not supported by his family (Photo provided to World Journal)

Hopes for Chinese to Naturalize Via Military Dashed

East Asian, Government, Immigration July 24, 2017 at 5:41 pm

Chinese students are among the foreigners whose futures are left in limbo after the federal government halted the MAVNI program, which gives expedited naturalization to immigrants who join the U.S. Army, reports World Journal.

Handicrafts street vendor Segundo Pérez. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

With City Hall in Queens, Residents Offer Praise and Criticism

Government, Immigration, Latino, Queens July 18, 2017 at 5:19 pm

As Mayor de Blasio “moves” to Queens as part of the “City Hall in Your Borough” initiative, Latino immigrants express gratitude for his efforts to maintain a sanctuary city and make specific demands (more schools, affordable housing) while some grumble that he is just pandering for votes, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

East New York residents speak to City Limits about their concerns regarding the mayor's rezoning plan. (Image via City Limits)

East New York Residents on Rezoning, A Year Later

Brooklyn, Government, Housing June 16, 2017 at 5:25 pm

In videos produced by City Limits, East New York residents voice their hopes and concerns more than a year after the neighborhood became the first to be rezoned under the mayor’s affordable housing plan.

Practicing tai chi at Queens Community House in Rego Park (Photo from Queens Community House via World Journal)

Chinese Seniors Staying Away From Social Services?

East Asian, Government, Seniors, Social Services June 16, 2017 at 4:01 pm

According to a staff member at a Queens senior center, an increasing number of Chinese seniors who are eligible for social services shy away from the benefits because of immigration concerns, reports World Journal.

Two Latinas Run for Suffolk Legislature Seat

Two Latinas Run for Suffolk Legislature Seat

Government, Latino, Long Island June 7, 2017 at 5:11 pm

For the first time two Latina candidates will vie for a seat in the Suffolk County Legislature, a sign of not just the growing Hispanic power on Long Island, but also of deepening rifts within the community, La Tribuna Hispana USA reports.