Government

A Conversation with Yuh-Line Niou

A Conversation with Yuh-Line Niou

Asian, Government, Health, Manhattan, Video November 14, 2017 at 2:59 pm

Yuh-Line Niou, the first Asian-American to represent Chinatown in the state Assembly, speaks to CUNY TV’s “Asian American Life” about her first year in office. The episode also covers Korean-American reaction to North Korea, and smoking in the Asian community.

Governor-elect Phil Murphy with members of Make the Road New Jersey during his campaign. (Photo via Facebook)

Murphy’s Victory Lifts Hopes of NJ Hispanic Community

Government, Immigration, Latino, Metro Area November 13, 2017 at 5:01 pm

As advocates are hopeful that the victory of Gov. Phil Murphy in New Jersey will bring positive changes for Hispanics, the elected governor has named a Latino to run the transition team, Reporte Hispano reports.  

Assemblyman Ron Kim speaks about a bill he and state Sen. Toby Ann Stavisky, left, are pushing to prevent deadly bus crashes like the one in Flushing last month. Young Lim, center, whose husband was injured in the Northern Boulevard collision, came out in support. (Photo by Ryan Brady via Queens Chronicle)

Flushing Officials Seek Tighter Regulations for Private Buses

Government, New York, Queens, Transportation October 27, 2017 at 6:07 pm

Following the deadly bus crash in Flushing last month, Assemblymember Ron Kim and state Sen. Toby Ann Stavisky, have introduced bills to strengthen regulations on private buses, reports Queens Chronicle.

Council Member Paul Vallone announcing his four-year plan for the Korean community, alongside representatives from the Korean American Association of Greater New York, the Korean American Business Council of New York, Korean Community Services and the Korean American Association of Queens. (Photo via paulvallone.com)

Queens Council Member Announces Plan for Korean Community

Business, East Asian, Government October 26, 2017 at 5:17 pm

Council member Paul Vallone of eastern Queens released a four-year plan to “empower” the Korean community, with a focus on small businesses, reports Queens Chronicle.

Arturo Rodríguez, from the Dominican Republic, admits to be a frequent hookah user. (Photo via El Diario)

City is Fuming Over Hookah Fad Among Youths

Government, Latino, Manhattan, New York October 23, 2017 at 6:26 pm

Legislation signed into law by Mayor Bill de Blasio curbs access to hookah pipes, which have become popular among young Latinos in Upper Manhattan, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Amanda Morales-Guerra, with her son David in Holyrood Church, a month after seeking sanctuary to ask for a solution to her immigration situation. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario NY)

Guatemalan Mother Still Waits for a Second Chance

Government, Immigration, Manhattan October 20, 2017 at 5:05 pm

Amanda Morales-Guerra and her three children continue to live in Manhattan’s Holyrood Church, as immigration authorities refuse to reopen her case to allow her attorneys to contest her deportation order, reports El Diario/La Prensa.

Public Advocate Letitia James issues solutions to assist the growing number of homeless students. (Photo By William Engel via Kings County Politics)

‘Common Sense Solutions’ to Help Homeless Students

Education, Government, Housing, New York, Youth October 19, 2017 at 4:08 pm

Public Advocate Letitia James presented four “common sense solutions” to address the city’s shortcomings in supporting homeless students, reports Kings County Politics.

(Screen shot via Brooklyn Daily Eagle video)

#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.