Opinion

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.

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.