Bethlehem-born Rev. Khader El-Yateem is running for the City Council seat in his home district in Brooklyn, and hopes to work as a bridge-builder in the community.
Rev. Khader El-Yateem of Salam Arabic Lutheran Church in Bay Ridge has joined the race for the 43rd District City Council Seat, reports Kings County Politics.
The “mayor of Flushing,” City Council member Peter Koo, announced Feb. 13 that he is running for re-election, Times Ledger reports.
Bill Perkins, who served on the City Council from 1998-2005, handily won a special election for the 9th district seat. But he’ll have to run again in the primary, reports Amsterdam News.
Assemblyman Ron Kim’s wife, Xi-Lou Alison Tan, talks to World Journal about how they met and their cross-cultural union.
The first and only Asian-American elected official in Brooklyn, District Leader Nancy Tong of Bensonhurst, announced she is running for the City Council, report Kings County Politics and Brooklyn Daily Eagle.
Westchester Hispano profiles Milagros Lecuona, the first woman, first Hispanic and first immigrant to run for mayor of White Plains.
As the Ecuadorean community in New York is absorbed by the Feb. 19 presidential election back home, Queens Latino reports on several campaign events in the city.
NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer spoke about city contracting with Asian-American businesses and other topics at the office of Korea Daily in Long Island City.
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.
City Limits writes about how NYC originally planned not to retain records as part of its IDNYC program, and how the current controversy over the records could have been averted.
State Assemblymember Mark Gjonaj has joined the race for the City Council seat in the East Bronx being vacated by Jimmy Vacca. In a story on the candidates, Norwood News looks at what a win by Gjonaj could mean for his Assembly district.
Impacto NY profiles Carlos G. Girón, a Guatemala native who lives in Queens and is an up-and-coming Latino leader in the Republican Party in New York.
The mayors of cities with a strong Hispanic presence, such as Newark and Paterson, have raised their voices to defend immigrants in the wake of Trump’s election, Reporte Hispano reports.
As they bet on a peaceful transfer of power, participants at the Somos el Futuro Conference in Puerto Rico vow to keep fighting for equality and immigrant rights despite the uncertainty generated by the prospect of a Trump government, El Diario/La Prensa reports.