DUSA Volunteers registering voters in Upper Manhattan. (Photo via El Diario)

Turning Dominican Growth Into Votes

Bronx, Dominican, Latino, Manhattan, New York, Politics August 30, 2016 at 5:29 pm

New York-based Dominican community organization Dominicanos USA (DUSA) have registered 100,000 new voters in the East Coast, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Puerto Ricans in Paterson: Exercising Power?

Metro Area, Politics, Puerto Rican August 29, 2016 at 3:40 pm

Puerto Ricans in Paterson, NJ celebrate their 44th national parade boasting more political power than ever but with clouds on the horizon, Reporte Hispano reports.

(Photo by Wally Gobetz, Creative Commons license)

Urging Polish Americans to Vote

Eastern European, New York, Politics August 26, 2016 at 1:53 pm

Polish American organizations are urging immigrants and Polish Americans to be sure to vote, Nowy Dziennik reports.

Children wave signs supporting Donald Trump for president during a meeting in which the United Pakistani Christian Community endorsed the Republican nominee. (Photo by Michael Shain via Times Ledger)

Pakistani Christians Endorse Trump

Politics, Religion, South Asian August 25, 2016 at 5:14 pm

Pakistani Christians in Queens voiced their support for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, reports Times Ledger.

Rep. Charles Rangel shaking hands with state Sen. Adriano Espaillat while City Council member Inez Dickens looks on. (Photo via Amsterdam News)

A Tribute to Charles Rangel at Harlem Week

African American, Manhattan, Politics August 25, 2016 at 4:50 pm

Public officials and civic leaders praised Rep. Charles Rangel, now serving his final term as congressman, at a tribute event during Harlem Week, reports Amsterdam News.

Dominican candidates Marisol Alcantara (r.) and Carmen de la Rosa (m.) are presented by Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez and State Assemblyman Adriano Espaillat in Manhattan. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

What the Race to Replace Espaillat Could Mean for the Senate

Dominican, Manhattan, New York, Politics August 24, 2016 at 6:12 pm

Marisol Alcantara has the support of Adriano Espaillat, the state senator – and likely soon-to-be member of Congress – whose seat she is looking to take over. However, her affiliation with the Senate Independent Democratic Conference has some concerned, including two of her opponents, reports Gotham Gazette.

Candidates and a Board of Elections lawyer scrutinize nominating petitions at the board office. (Photo by Joe Hirsch via Hunts Point Express)

Lawsuit Challenges Bronx Democratic Committee Leaders

Bronx, Government, Politics August 22, 2016 at 3:57 pm

A new lawsuit charges that Democratic party leaders in the Bronx have defrauded voters by controlling the process whereby candidates for office are chosen and receive backing, reports Hunts Point Express.

Grace Meng (Photo via The Korea Times)

Rep. Grace Meng Seeks Support for Third Term

East Asian, Politics, Queens August 19, 2016 at 12:33 pm

Rep. Grace Meng (D–NY) spoke with The Korea Times about her accomplishments and her concerns for immigrant, Asian and Korean issues as she seeks a third term in Congress representing the 6th Congressional District in NY.

The Newark Ecuadorean community will celebrate its national independence day in style with a festival. (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Newark Ecuadoreans Seek Political Representation

Metro Area, Politics, South American August 16, 2016 at 4:00 pm

As the growing Ecuadorean community in Newark prepares to celebrate its national independence day, residents are hoping to increase their political representation, Reporte Hispano reports.

(Photo courtesy of New York City Asian-American Democratic Club via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Political Forum Urges Asian Americans to Vote

Asian, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Politics August 12, 2016 at 11:08 am

The Asian-American New York State Primary Candidate Forum, attended by activists and candidates, sought to encourage communities to vote on Primary Day in September, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Philip Murphy (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Candidate for NJ Governor Vows to Lower Parade Expenses

Culture, Metro Area, Politics August 8, 2016 at 4:16 pm

Democratic candidate for governor of New Jersey Philip D. Murphy proposed reducing the rising cost of parades in the state, Reporte Hispano reports.

At the monthly meeting of the Borough Council of Palisades Park on July 26, Hyuk Man Kwon, at left, is explaining his opposition to a rezoning ordinance. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Korean Residents in Palisades Park Speak Up

East Asian, Metro Area, Politics August 2, 2016 at 5:50 pm

At a recent municipal meeting in Palisades Park, Korean residents opposed a rezoning ordinance and succeeded in getting it tabled, Korea Daily reports.

S. J. Jung challenging signatures on the petitions submitted by Toby Stavisky. (Photo via The Korea times)

S.J. Jung Challenges Signatures on Stavisky Petitions

East Asian, Politics, Queens August 1, 2016 at 3:09 pm

S.J. Jung, who is challenging Toby Stavisky for the 16th District State Senate seat in Queens, charged that most of the signatures on petitions supporting Stavisky’s run are ineligible, The Korea Times and Times Ledger reported.

Lizette Delgado-Polanco, one of New Jersey’s 17 superdelegates to the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia, with candidate Hillary Clinton. (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

NJ Latina Superdelegate at the Democratic Convention

Dominican, Immigration, Latino, Metro Area, Politics, Women July 29, 2016 at 3:59 pm

At the Democratic convention, Reporte Hispano talked with superdelegate Lizette Delgado Polanco, a Dominican from NJ, as well as delegates from both the Clinton and Sanders camps.

Jack Martins (Photo by Alexandre Soares for Voices of NY)

For Republican Jack Martins, an Immigrant Story Worth Telling

Portuguese-American Jack Martins, running on the Republican ticket for the 3rd congressional district seat on Long Island, talks about the immigrants’ journey.