Opinion

A statue of Confucius in front of the Confucius Plaza Apartments in Chinatown (Photo by Doug Kerr, Creative Commons license)

Opinion: Can Confucius Survive the Toppling Statue Movement?

East Asian, Opinion August 30, 2017 at 5:13 pm

An op-ed in Sing Tao Daily uses the examples of the Confucius and Lin Zexu statues in Chinatown to comment on how at one point, taking down statues “without boundaries may sound meaningless and even laughable” but these are not normal times.

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Opinion: Malliotakis a ‘Formidable’ Candidate

Elections 2017, New York, Opinion, Staten Island, Women August 9, 2017 at 4:55 pm

New York Jewish Life editorializes that Nicole Malliotakis should be “taken seriously” in her bid for the mayoral seat.

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Opinion: Countering Drug Use – and Denial – in the Jewish Community

Health, Jewish, New York, Opinion August 2, 2017 at 3:50 pm

An opinion piece in The Forward urges recognition of the “Jewish opioid epidemic” and action to deal with it.

Hanumantha Rao Narra (left). His wife, Sasikala Narra, and son, Anish Narra. (Photo via News India Times)

Opinion: ‘Why This Secrecy’ in Homicide of Indian Mom and Son?

Crime, Metro Area, Opinion, South Asian July 26, 2017 at 4:55 pm

A News India Times commentary criticizes the “secrecy” on the part of law enforcement in the gruesome murders of Sasikala Narra and her son Anish Narra in Maple Shade, New Jersey.

On June 19 during a Poughkeepsie Council meeting, many gathered in support of sanctuary counties. (Photo courtesy of Felipe Santos, R-volución Radio via La Voz)

Opinion: On Sanctuary Counties

Immigration, New York, Opinion July 11, 2017 at 2:35 pm

Following a Poughkeepsie Council vote in favor of declaring the city a sanctuary, Mariel Fiori writes in La Voz that now is the time for county governments “to work harder to show us that they truly protect all of their residents.”

Barack Obama announcing the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals program on June 15, 2017. (Screen shot)

Opinion: Marking DACA’s Fifth Anniversary

Immigration, Opinion June 15, 2017 at 12:26 am

June 15 marks the fifth anniversary of President Barack Obama’s announcement of the DACA program to give young undocumented immigrants protection from the threat of deportation.

The master plan for Mill Pond Park from Rogers Marvel Architects shows the undeveloped land to the south as the site of a future skate park, kayak launch, recreation building and lawn. (Image via Mott Haven Herald)

Opinion: ‘Hands Off Harlem River Parkland’

Bronx, Environment, Opinion May 17, 2017 at 2:26 pm

An editorial in Mott Haven Herald advocates for community action to spur more parkland development along the Harlem River in the South Bronx.

Mariel Fiori (Photo via La Voz)

Opinion: The Latino Resistance

Immigration, Latino, New York, Opinion March 13, 2017 at 2:39 pm

An editorial in La Voz thanks the president “for having awakened so many people sleeping in indifference, or in the feeling of helplessness.”

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.