Opinion

Sujeet Rajan (Photo via News India Times)

Opinion: Exhorting Indians to Fight Racist Attacks

Crime, New York, Opinion, South Asian February 14, 2017 at 4:01 pm

Sujeet Rajan, executive editor of Parikh Worldwide Media, warns of a risky time for non-whites and urges action against racism in News India Times.

Linda Sarsour speaking at the Festival of Faiths meeting in May 2016. (Photo by Festival of Faiths, Creative Commons license)

Opinion: Jewish Women Must Stand with Linda Sarsour

Immigration, Jewish, Muslim, Opinion, Women February 1, 2017 at 12:32 pm

An opinion piece in The Forward argues for intersectional values, and support of activist Linda Sarsour, in the fight against xenophobia, anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim sentiment.

Opinion: ‘Why I’m Skipping the March on Washington’

Opinion: ‘Why I’m Skipping the March on Washington’

African American, Black, Latino, Middle Eastern, Opinion, Politics, Women January 19, 2017 at 4:57 pm

In an opinion piece in Colorlines, Jamilah Lemieux describes her feelings about an “absence of sisterhood” with white women that is keeping her away from the Women’s March on Washington.

Entrepreneur Frank García (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

Opinion: Latino Chambers of Commerce in Disarray Over Trump

Latino, New York, Opinion January 19, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Queens Latino’s Javier Castaño reflects on the state of Hispanic chambers of commerce, after in-fighting over Trump prompted a rift between the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the New York State branch.

Irish American magazine inducted Hillary Clinton into the Irish America Hall of Fame for her Irish peace process efforts. She spoke during the ceremony at the J.W. Marriott Essex House on March 16, 2015. (Screenshot from video  from Irish America of the induction ceremony)

An Irish Voice on the Elections

Elections 2016, Opinion, Western European November 4, 2016 at 5:30 pm

In its endorsement of Hillary Clinton for president, an Irish Voice editorial highlights her bond with the Irish-American community. Irish Central, meanwhile, reports on the results of a presidential election poll of its readers.

Ken Thompson at a July 9, 2015 briefing organized by the Center for Community and Ethnic Media at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. (Photo by Aaron J. Montes)

Remembering Ken Thompson, ‘One of Our Heroes’

Brooklyn, Government, Opinion October 14, 2016 at 3:18 pm

Stories in the Amsterdam News look back on the life of Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson, and the mother – also a pioneer in her field – from whom he inherited his integrity.

U.S. Navy Engineman 3rd Class Olga Valdovinos dances the"Folklorico,"a traditional Hispanic courtship dance for fellow Sailors on the mess deck of the Amphibious Command Ship USS BLUE RIDGE (LCC 19) on Oct. 12, 2006, during a Hispanic Heritage celebration. (Photo from research.archives.gov)

‘Hispanic Heritage Month: The Misuse of Culture’

Latino, Opinion September 16, 2016 at 12:43 pm

Writing in Queens Latino, columnist Arturo I. Sanchez discusses the “celebratory ignorance” surrounding Hispanic Heritage Month.

New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer (Photo by Yeo Ram Choi/Voices of NY)

Opinión: Un trabajo digno merece una paga digna

Government, Immigration, Labor, Opinion August 31, 2016 at 6:23 pm

El Contralor de la Ciudad de Nueva York Scott M. Stringer escribe en este artículo de opinión para Voices of New York sobre los esfuerzos de su oficina para contactar a más de 1.000 trabajadores a quienes les deben $5 millones en salarios y beneficios, los cuales les fueron negados por contratistas financiados por la ciudad.

City Comptroller Scott Stringer, with members of Ironworkers Local 580, at a press conference a year ago announcing his office’s efforts to distribute wages owed workers. (Photo by Rahimon Nasa for Voices of NY)

Opinion: An Honest Day’s Work Deserves an Honest Day’s Pay

Featured Posts, Government, Labor, New York, Opinion August 31, 2016 at 6:22 pm

New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer writes in this Op-Ed for Voices of New York about his office’s effort to reach more than 1,000 workers who are owed $5 million in prevailing wages and benefits that they were deprived of by city-funded contractors.

Dominican flags in Williamsburg's South Side (Photo by Bonnie Natko, Creative Commons license)

Opinion: The Challenge for Dominicans, Beyond Adriano Espaillat

Demographics, Dominican, New York, Opinion August 15, 2016 at 10:39 am

This Impacto New York op-ed lists the accomplishments and challenges of the Dominican community in New York, from political and educational successes to a coming demographic downturn.

The notary explained that my parents qualified for a green card because they had been in the U.S. for 10 years and had two children who had been born in the country. While this seemed simple, it quickly became a financial and emotional nightmare. (Photo via El Diario)

Opinion: The 10-Year Myth

Immigration, New York, Opinion August 8, 2016 at 2:48 pm

In this op-ed published in El Diario/La Prensa, a U.S.-born daughter of immigrants tells of the legal ordeal her parents went through when seeking a green card.

(Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

Opinion: Questions about Roosevelt Avenue BID Met With Silence

Business, Latino, Opinion, Queens May 11, 2016 at 12:55 pm

For the past six months, Queens Latino has been trying to get a response from elected officers about the status of the planned expansion of the Jackson Heights business improvement district, to no avail.

Mariel Fiori, managing editor of La Voz. (Photo via La Voz)

Opinion: ‘We Need to Hold on to Whatever We Can’

Latino, New York, Opinion, Politics May 4, 2016 at 11:15 am

In this editorial, the editor of La Voz reflects on a recent meeting with congressmen in the Hudson Valley, and says people should “use democracy as it should be used.”

(Photo by Merika Rubinova via The Bukharian Times)

Awaiting an Answer to an Important Question

Crime, Jewish, Opinion, Queens December 15, 2015 at 2:06 pm

The Bukharian Times reports on community efforts to protect the community following numerous arsons of homes owned by members of the Bukharian Jewish community in Queens.

(Photo via The Korea Times)

Opinion: Understanding the Bathing Culture of Korea

Culture, East Asian, Metro Area, New York, Opinion December 4, 2015 at 12:10 pm

In the wake of a controversy over a Korean spa’s 24-hour service in Palisades Park, New Jersey, an opinion piece in The Korea Times explains Korean spa culture.