Politics

The official movie poster for “FATHER K.” (Photo courtesy of 1001 Media via Brooklyn Reporter)

El-Yateem Documentary Screening in Bay Ridge

Brooklyn, Middle Eastern, Politics December 7, 2018 at 4:47 pm

Palestinian Lutheran pastor Khader El-Yateem’s election loss was only the beginning for young Arab Americans in Bay Ridge. “FATHER K,” a documentary on his campaign and the aftermath, will be screened this weekend, writes Brooklyn Reporter.

Melissa Mark-Viverito, addressing the community and ethnic media Dec. 4, 2018 at the Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN) El Barrio Firehouse. (Photo by Gregg McQueen)

MMV, Seeking Public Advocate Seat, Meets Ethnic Press; Espinal Visits Nightclub

Brooklyn, Manhattan, New York, Politics December 6, 2018 at 3:44 pm

The two most recent candidates to enter the race for the public advocate seat opening because of Letitia James’ election as the next NYS attorney general held meetings in very different settings this week.

United Irish Counties President Tom Tuffy, Congressman Joe Crowley, Dr. Frank Lowe. (Photo via Irish Central)

‘Irish Wake’ Pays Tribute to Crowley

New York, Politics, Western European November 29, 2018 at 4:42 pm

Public officials and Irish community leaders celebrated the longtime political career of outgoing Queens congressman Joseph Crowley at a “wake” hosted by Irish Consul General Ciaran Madden, reports Irish Central.

Justin Brannan, with fellow Council member Mark Treyger to his left, announces a bill that would provide Arabic interpretation services at polling sites. (Photo via Twitter)

Brannan Supports Arabic Interpretation Services at Poll Sites

Brooklyn, Middle Eastern, Politics November 27, 2018 at 7:21 pm

Council members Justin Brannan and Mark Treyger announced legislation that would provide interpreters at polling places for speakers of Arabic, reports Kings County Politics, as well as other languages among the most spoken in the city.

Shirley Chisholm announcing her candidacy on Jan. 25, 1972. (Photo by Thomas J. O'Halloran via Library of Congress, Wikimedia Commons)

Inspiration for New Members of Congress from Shirley Chisholm

Brooklyn, Politics, Women November 13, 2018 at 5:02 pm

As new members of Congress start orientation, Brooklyn Daily Eagle writes how the freshmen class, women of color in particular, can learn from Shirley Chisholm who made history as the first African-American woman elected to Congress.

Left to right: Rachel Kuo, Senti Sojwal, Julie Ae Kim and Tiffany Tso (Photo by Marion Aguas)

The Asian American Feminist Collective on Resistance

Asian, Brooklyn, Politics, Women November 7, 2018 at 5:41 pm

The Asian American Feminist Collective in Brooklyn strives to ensure that Asian-American communities are represented in political resistance movements, reports BK Reader.

Congress members Joe Crowley, Hakeem Jeffries, Yvette Clarke, Assemblymember Walter Mosley and Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (Photo via Bklyner)

Fifty Years On, a Bill to Honor Shirley Chisholm

Black, Brooklyn, Politics, Women November 6, 2018 at 10:58 pm

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries introduced a bill that would award Shirley Chisholm a Congressional Gold Medal and made the announcement on the 50th anniversary of the day she became the first Black woman elected to Congress, reports Bklyner.

Young Latinos Alexis Ortiz, Jennifer Díaz, Kevin Finnegan-Díaz and Andrés Aguirre become a new voting force in the midst of the Trump administration’s anti-immigrant climate. (Photo via El Diario)

Jolted by Trump, Latino Youths Realize the Power of Voting

Latino, Politics, Youth November 5, 2018 at 4:22 pm

After having been politically apathetic before, a new generation of Hispanic millennials seems to have awakened to the importance of voting in the Trump era, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Registering voters (Photo by Tatyana Bellamy-Walker via Amsterdam News)

Raising Voter Turnout in East Flatbush

Brooklyn, Elections 2018, Politics November 5, 2018 at 4:08 pm

Volunteers at the nonprofit East Flatbush Village have organized pop-up voter registration drives in the Brooklyn neighborhood to improve voter turnout and clear up voting confusion, reports Amsterdam News.

Sayu Bhojwani (Photo by Sean Zanni via Gotham Gazette)

Bhojwani: Prepping Immigrant Candidates for Office

Immigration, New York, Politics November 1, 2018 at 5:42 pm

The city’s first MOIA commissioner has a new book out about her work helping immigrant leaders raise money and get elected, reports Gotham Gazette.

Jair Bolsonaro (Photo by Fabio Rodrigues Pozzebom/ Agencia Brasil, Creative Commons license)

Bolsonaro Wins 76 Percent of the NY Vote

Elections 2018, New York, Politics, South American October 31, 2018 at 2:52 pm

Documented takes a look at why Brazilian immigrants and expatriates in New York voted overwhelmingly for far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro in the country’s presidential election.

In a fundraising event, Dominican community leaders supported Ramfis Domínguez Trujillo, presidential candidate for the 2020 Dominican election. (Photo by Antonio Kelley via Noticia Long Island)

Trujillo’s Grandson: I Promised to Build a Border Wall Before Trump Did

Dominican, Long Island, Politics October 25, 2018 at 5:49 pm

At a meeting with Dominican community leaders, Ramfis Trujillo, a Dominican Republic presidential candidate and the grandson of dictator Rafael Trujillo, vowed to build a wall on the country’s border with Haiti, reports Noticia Long Island.

Author Ron Howell and his book on his grandfather Bertram Baker, the first Black person elected to public office in Brooklyn. (Photo by Photo by Alexandra Simon via Caribbean Life)

Remembering the ‘Boss of Black Brooklyn’

Black, Brooklyn, Caribbean, History, Politics October 19, 2018 at 4:15 pm

A new book on Bertram L. Baker explores how the first Black lawmaker elected to office in Brooklyn brought together Caribbean immigrants and U.S.-born Black Americans, reports Caribbean Life.

Photo from Twitter

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.