What are you complaining about?

What are you complaining about?

Featured Posts, New York, Opinion October 12, 2011 at 3:26 pm

Russian Bazaar asked Russian-speaking New York City residents this broad and somewhat provocative question.

New York supporting immigrant communities

Immigration, Opinion October 12, 2011 at 1:19 pm

Yesterday morning [October 7], Governor Andrew Cuomo signed an Executive Order requiring all public states agencies to serve the public by providing free interpretation and translation services for New Yorkers who don’t speak English well. This new and historic policy, which will benefit 2.5 million people, comes at a timeRead More

Why a Latino media conference?

Why a Latino media conference?

New York, Opinion October 8, 2011 at 12:13 pm

On Saturday, Oct. 15, Hofstra University will host a second Latino Media Conference. In this editorial, Mario Murillo weighs in on the issues surrounding the Latino media landscape and how this conference can address them. Murillo is an associate professor at Hofstra University and the co-director of the Center for Civic Engagement.

LGBT immigrants feel discrimination twice

LGBT immigrants feel discrimination twice

Culture, Featured Posts, Immigration, Opinion October 4, 2011 at 1:01 pm

LGBT immigrants have the difficult distinction of belonging to two groups that routinely are targeted by discriminatory government policies.

Suffolk police failing residents

Suffolk police failing residents

Education, Immigration, Opinion October 3, 2011 at 4:05 pm

Despite touting new translation tools and cursory Spanish-language trainings, Suffolk County police consistently deny basic services to residents with limited English proficiency, according to a coalition of community members and advocates that spoke at a press conference in Bay Shore on September 21.

The grooms must march

In the News, New York, Opinion September 30, 2011 at 4:48 pm

A bride—killed on her wedding day by an ex-boyfriend—becomes a symbol in an editorial that calls for the end of domestic abuse. The grooms must march against domestic violence, the editorial argues, in the same numbers that women march.

The Empire Justice Center’s Cheryl Keshner speaks at a press conference in Bay Shore last week about the need for all Suffolk residents to be able to communicate with police.

Suffolk cops caught with anti-immigrant sign

Immigration, Opinion September 30, 2011 at 1:25 pm

Newsday’s Joye Brown reported yesterday on what Latino leaders found when they went inside the Third Precinct in Bay Shore last week. The group had just finished a press conference calling for the Suffolk County Police Department to be more accessible to immigrants following the release of a memo fromRead More

Monitoring marijuana arrests

African American, In the News, Opinion September 28, 2011 at 5:29 pm

EDLP says state and federal governments must intervene and investigate NYPD’s aggressive stop and frisk practices that disproportionately affect Latino and African American men. It says the city must ensure that our police practices improve, and people’s rights are respected.

Visa lottery is misunderstood

Eastern European, Immigration, In the News, Opinion September 26, 2011 at 12:17 pm

For Poles and other Eastern Europeans eager to immigrate to the U.S., their inclusion in the visa lottery offers hopes–but they may be false hopes.

Joy Ogwu, one of Africa's two female Permanent Representatives in the UN

African UN missions deny women equality

African, In the News, Opinion September 19, 2011 at 5:36 pm

Despite  promises to honor African women’s equality, the continent’s male domination extends all the way to the United Nations.  In fact, the number of female Permanent Representatives from Africa has dwindled to just two in recent years. Chika Onyeani argues that this needs to change.

Labor Day incident shows need for change

Labor Day incident shows need for change

Featured Posts, New York, Opinion, Politics September 16, 2011 at 4:48 pm

City Councilman Jumaane Williams and Kirsten Foy offer suggestions for easing relations between the Black community and the NYPD.

A letter to my son on 9/11

A letter to my son on 9/11

In the News, Opinion September 12, 2011 at 12:59 pm

Terry Keleher writes a letter to his 7-year-old son, Nathan, reflecting on the lessons of 9/11. He writes that by putting into practice our shared values like love, fairness and cooperation, we can combat the hate and conflict that has caused so much disunity America. This is the best wayRead More

Mayor’s big plan to tackle Black and Latino disparities – Just a band-aid

In the News, Opinion September 7, 2011 at 7:19 pm

Mayor Bloomberg’s three-year $130 million plan to address disparities in young Black and Latino males, although laudable, is only a first step in what the city needs to do to eliminate the discrimination that working families suffer throughout New York City.  This short-term, one-shot deal is not enough.  

A new ‘Voices’ for a new decade

A new ‘Voices’ for a new decade

Featured Posts, Opinion September 7, 2011 at 6:18 pm

A compilation of articles from the ethnic and community press, the original version of this website rose from the ashes of the World Trade Center. It began as a counterattack against hatred. Founded by the fledgling Independent Press Association as “Voices That Must Be Heard,” the site was inaugurated inRead More