Opinion

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Opinion: Trump’s Assault on Haiti and the Hypocrisy of It All

Caribbean, Immigration, Opinion January 12, 2018 at 5:41 pm

“Trump’s rhetoric and attack on the Haitian community, black and brown immigrants as a whole, is rife with irony and hypocrisy,” writes Vania Andre in The Haitian Times.

"The Irish Remedy – Emigration To America," 1898. (Illustration via The New York Public Library Digital Collections)

‘Trump Would Have Turned Away the Famine Irish Just Like the Salvadorans’

History, Immigration, Opinion, Western European January 12, 2018 at 1:52 pm

An Irish Central column compares the plight of 19th century Irish immigrants to that of Salvadorans today.

Mariel Fiori (Photo via La Voz)

Opinion: ‘Why Are We Marginalized?’

Demographics, Latino, Media, Opinion November 6, 2017 at 4:59 pm

La Voz managing editor Mariel Fiori discusses how Latinos are marginalized “in the news and media in general, not to mention other spaces.”

An eruv on the Lower East Side, Manhattan (Photo by Ella, Creative Commons license)

Opinion: ‘Why the Eruv Matters’

Jewish, Metro Area, Opinion, Queens October 31, 2017 at 2:38 pm

Commentary in The Bukharian Times describes how the Bukharian Jewish community in Queens can relate to the eruv controversy in Mahwah, New Jersey.

(Photo by Garry Pierre-Pierre via The Haitian Times)

Opinion: The Message of the Debate Over ‘Little Haiti’

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Demographics, Opinion October 10, 2017 at 2:10 pm

Can Brooklyn’s “Little Caribbean” also encompass “Little Haiti”? The debate, including some vitriolic comments, tells The Haitian Times’ founder that there is more the community needs to do to achieve economic empowerment.

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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.

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.”

(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.

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