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Jumaane Williams, Public Advocate?

Brooklyn, Elections 2018, Politics September 20, 2018 at 3:51 pm

Following his narrow loss for the lieutenant governor seat, Jumaane Williams speaks to Amsterdam News on whether he will run for public advocate, the “awe-inspiring” primary results and his record as a Brooklyn council member.

Dreamers from Make the Road Action at an event with Cynthia Nixon. (Photo from Make the Road Action via El Diario)

Report: Latino Vote Will Be Key in NY Democratic Primaries

Latino, New York, Politics September 7, 2018 at 1:10 pm

A Make the Road Action study predicts that, with 17 percent of the potential electorate and growing political awareness, Latinos will have a decisive influence in the next citywide Democratic primaries, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Stephen Witt (Photo via Kings County Politics)

Matching Funds for Local Media?

Media, New York, Politics September 6, 2018 at 4:11 pm

Mayor Bill de Blasio rejected the idea that a portion of campaign matching funds might be directed toward supporting local media, reports Kings County Politics.

Khan's supporters at a victory rally in Jackson Heights on July 26. (Photo by Mohammad Farrukh)

In NYC’s Pakistani Enclaves, Most Cheer Imran Khan

Featured Posts, Metro Area, Politics, South Asian July 30, 2018 at 5:22 pm

Most members of the Pakistani community hope Imran Khan will usher in cleaner government and improving relations with the U.S.

Letitia James Kicks Off AG Race at Bklyn HQ

Letitia James Kicks Off AG Race at Bklyn HQ

Brooklyn, Elections 2018, New York, Politics July 16, 2018 at 5:18 pm

Kings County Politics reports on the official launch of Letitia James’ campaign for state AG.

Julia Salazar (middle) (Photo via campaign website)

Progressive Candidate Julia Salazar Looks for Upset Win

Brooklyn, Elections 2018, Latino, Politics July 10, 2018 at 5:24 pm

NYC community media outlets cover the progressive platform of Brooklyn state Senate candidate Julia Salazar, whose grassroots campaign and support of Democratic socialism have drawn comparisons to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Sylvia Cabana talks about her priorities as the first Latina town clerk in Hempstead. (Photo via Noticia LI)

First Latina Hempstead Town Clerk: ‘I Am a Symbol’

Latino, Long Island, Politics, Women July 5, 2018 at 12:45 pm

Sylvia Cabana, the first Latina to be elected town clerk in Hempstead, explains how the Trump administration prompted her to seek higher office to help immigrants navigate government services and teach their children to be proud of their culture, Noticia Long Island reports.

Kashif Hussain (Photo via Kings County Politics)

Kashif Hussain Aims to Break the Park Slope Political Machine

Brooklyn, Politics, South Asian July 2, 2018 at 4:01 pm

In seeking the seat of Democratic district leader in the 44th Assembly District, Pakistani immigrant Kashif Hussain hopes to “break the cycle of the political machine,” reports Kings County Politics.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Photo via ocasio2018.com)

Ocasio-Cortez’s Victory – a Warning Sign?

New York, Politics, Puerto Rican June 28, 2018 at 5:52 pm

According to political experts, the stunning primary victory of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in the 14th Congressional District indicates to the New York Democratic establishment that centrism is being rejected, especially by voters of color, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Make the Road New York and New York Communities for Change are plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed against the Town of Islip for violating the Voting Rights Act. (Photo courtesy of Make the Road New York)

Hispanics Sue Islip for Discrimination in the Voting System

Environment, Latino, Long Island, Politics June 26, 2018 at 3:18 pm

Long Island Hispanic residents filed a lawsuit against the Town of Islip claiming that the voting system has prevented them from electing their preferred candidates to the Town Board, Noticia Long Island reports.

Rep. Joseph Crowley debated Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, right. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

Primary Debates in Jackson Heights Get Raucous

Elections 2018, Politics, Queens June 25, 2018 at 6:01 pm

A series of heated debates among Democratic primary candidates for state and federal office in Jackson Heights is seen as opening a new chapter in Queens politics, Queens Latino reports.

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.