Politics

Christopher Chung, in white shirt and brown tie, celebrating. (Photo via the Korea Times)

A Korean Mayor for Palisades Park?

East Asian, Metro Area, Politics June 8, 2018 at 11:05 pm

It’s not yet final, but Palisades Park, New Jersey, may soon have a Korean-American mayor, The Korea Times reports.

Palestinian-Born Pastor Runs for Office
Bethlehem-born Rev. Khader El-Yateem ran for the City Council seat in his home district in Brooklyn.

Before Leaving Brooklyn, El-Yateem Starts Political Club

Brooklyn, Middle Eastern, Politics May 23, 2018 at 4:18 pm

Brooklyn Reporter writes that Rev. Khader El-Yateem, who will move to Florida at the end of the month, announced the start of Yalla Brooklyn, a new political club.

‘Whose War on Drugs’ #BHeard Town Hall Planned

‘Whose War on Drugs’ #BHeard Town Hall Planned

Brooklyn, Criminal Justice, Health, History, New York, Politics May 22, 2018 at 2:50 pm

“Whose War on Drugs?” – a #BHeard Town Hall – will be held May 23 in Brooklyn.

(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Colombians Abroad Ask for More Representatives Back Home

Metro Area, Politics, South American May 22, 2018 at 12:58 pm

As Colombians in the tri-state area prepare to vote to send a representative back home, they seek to reverse the decision to cut their representation in half, from two to one seats for expats, Reporte Hispano reports.

Edinson Calderón moved to NYC only three weeks ago. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Venezuelans in NYC Reject Election and Warn of Displacement

New York, Politics, South American May 21, 2018 at 8:34 pm

Venezuelans in New York City denounced a humanitarian crisis of displacement back home and say the latest elections are a sham, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Public advocate Letitia James raises hands in solidarity with City Council member Laurie Cumbo to her right at yesterday announcement that James was running for state attorney general. (Photo by Kelly Mena via Kings County Politics)

What a James AG Win Could Mean for Brooklyn Politics

If Letitia James wins the attorney general seat, how would it change the political hierarchy in her home borough of Brooklyn? Kings County Politics takes a look.

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams (Photo from Twitter/@bpericadams via Gotham Gazette)

Eric Adams ‘Working Towards City Hall’

Brooklyn, Politics May 3, 2018 at 12:24 pm

During an appearance on Gotham Gazette’s Max & Murphy podcast, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams described his plans to run for mayor.

Political activists and members of the Indian-American and South Asian community in New Jersey with Tammy Murphy, the wife of current Governor Phil Murphy, during a tour of Little India in Jersey City during the gubernatorial campaign last year. (Photo from the South Asian American Caucus via Desi Talk)

Getting Out the Indian-American Vote in NJ

Elections 2018, Metro Area, Politics, South Asian April 26, 2018 at 2:36 pm

Desi Talk takes a look at voter registration efforts in the Indian-American community in New Jersey following key wins on Election Day last year.

Vivian Viloria-Fisher (Photo by Christopher Walsh via The East Hampton Star)

LI Candidate on Immigration and Dominican Roots

Elections 2018, Long Island, Politics April 24, 2018 at 5:04 pm

The East Hampton Star profiles Vivian Viloria-Fisher, a native of the Dominican Republic and former Suffolk County legislator who speaks about her decades of community involvement on Long Island.

Christopher Chung (Photo via The Korea Times)

Chung’s Pledge to Korean Voters of Palisades Park

East Asian, Metro Area, Politics April 19, 2018 at 5:08 pm

In an interview with The Korea Times, Palisades Park Democratic mayoral candidate Christopher Chung committed to addressing the needs of all residents.

Chirlane McCray (Photo via Kings Count Politics)

McCray for Public Advocate?

African American, New York, Politics April 12, 2018 at 11:53 am

Kings County Politics is reporting that Chirlane McCray is considering running for NYC public advocate, a position her husband Mayor Bill de Blasio once held.

Chasoo Park (left) and SukJoon Min, meeting the April 2 deadline for filing for the Democratic primary in Palisades Park, NJ (Photo via The Korea Times)

Will Korean Voters Divide over Candidates in NJ?

East Asian, Metro Area, Politics April 2, 2018 at 9:30 pm

The race for mayor of Palisades Park has gotten competitive, with two Korean candidates seeking to unseat Mayor James Rotundo in the forthcoming Democratic primary, reports The Korea Times.

Rubén Díaz Jr., borough president of the Bronx (Photo via El Diario)

Rubén Díaz Jr. Will Seek to Be First Latino Mayor in 2021

Bronx, Latino, New York, Politics March 20, 2018 at 5:22 pm

In an interview with El Diario/La Prensa, Rubén Díaz Jr., only weeks into his third term as borough president of the Bronx, confirms he will run for mayor in 2021.

"Mexico is where you are" (Image via Voto Mexicano/Facebook)

Helping LI Mexicans to Vote in Mexican Elections

Long Island, Mexican, Politics March 16, 2018 at 12:54 pm

A local, grassroots initiative will help Mexicans on the Long Island East End vote in their country’s next presidential election, RiverheadLOCAL en Español reports.

NYC Asian American Democratic Club President Kenneth Chiu and Former Comproller John Liu. (Photo by Stephen Witt via Kings County Politics)

Chinese Political Club Mobilizes in Brooklyn

Asian, Brooklyn, Politics March 9, 2018 at 4:05 pm

The New York City Asian-American Democratic Club pushed for greater political empowerment at a Lunar New Year celebration in Sunset Park, reports Kings County Politics.