Politics

‘Caribbean Disunity’ in NYC Politics?

‘Caribbean Disunity’ in NYC Politics?

Caribbean, New York, Politics, Video November 22, 2017 at 1:34 pm

This episode of CUNY TV’s “Independent Sources” takes a look at “why the city’s West Indian community hasn’t been able to garner and assert more political power.”

City Councilmember Jumaane Williams in a “Resist From Day One” protest on January 20, the day Donald Trump was sworn in as president. (Photo by Tequila Minsky via Gay City News)

The Speaker Race: Williams on Marriage Equality

African American, Brooklyn, Caribbean, LGBTQ, Politics November 1, 2017 at 5:08 pm

City Council member Jumaane Williams explains to Gay City News how his views on marriage equality have evolved.

Ritchie Torres (William Alatriste for New York City Council, via City Limits)

The Speaker Race: Torres and NextGen

Bronx, Housing, Latino, Politics November 1, 2017 at 5:05 pm

City Limits writes about Council member Ritchie Torres and his views on the NYCHA NextGen plan.

The three candidates for the 43rd District City Council seat, Justin Brannan, John Quaglione and Bob Capano were vetted before the Arab American Association Of New York on Oct. 24. (Photo By Kadia Goba via Kings County Politics)

Arab American Association Holds Council Debate

Brooklyn, Immigration, Politics October 25, 2017 at 4:57 pm

The Arab American Association of New York and Fight Back Bay Ridge organized a City Council debate for the 43rd district seat to address issues relevant to the local Arab and immigrant populations, reports Kings County Politics.

Eddie Chiu at left (photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinese Community Mourns the Passing of a Controversial Lion

East Asian, Manhattan, New York, Politics October 16, 2017 at 4:35 pm

Eddie Chiu’s death has prompted an outpouring of remembrances, Sing Tao Daily reports.

Batya Goldberg (Photo from Goldberg via BKLYNER)

A Teenage Conservative Activist in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Eastern European, Politics, Youth September 27, 2017 at 4:28 pm

BKLYNER speaks to the daughter of Soviet refugees, a teenage political activist who describes herself as a “conservative, female member of Generation Z.”

(Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Celebrating Mexico’s Independence But Not Its Government

Mexican, New York, Politics September 18, 2017 at 5:52 pm

As they celebrated their country’s Independence Day, Mexicans in New York expressed worry about political corruption and electoral fraud back home, El Diario/La Prensa reports. 

City Council member Jumaane Williams (Photo by William Alatriste)

Jumaane Williams – Next Council Speaker?

Black, Brooklyn, Politics August 29, 2017 at 1:37 pm

Kings County Politics takes a look at Council member Jumaane Williams as he strives to become the next speaker of the City Council.

Gui Chang (left) and Huilian Chang (right) speak with City Council member Margaret Chin (Photo via World Journal)

History, Politics and Senior Housing in Chinatown

East Asian, Elections 2017, History, Housing, Politics August 25, 2017 at 5:09 pm

World Journal and Sing Tao Daily provide some special perspective on housing for seniors on the Lower East Side.

(From the left) Minhee Lee, coordinator at KACE, Dohyung Kim, chairman of KACE, Dongchan Kim, president of KACE, Sangho Lee, Chairman of The Korean American Business Council of New York. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Counting Korean Voters in NYS

East Asian, Elections 2017, Politics, Queens August 18, 2017 at 5:24 pm

Korea Daily and The Korea Times wrote about a KACE report on changes in Korean-American voter registration in New York.

Civil Court judge candidate Patria Frias-Colón visits the office of the Brooklyn Eagle. (Photo by John Alexander via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Dominican-born Candidate Strives for Civil Court Seat

Brooklyn, Dominican, Elections 2017, Politics August 17, 2017 at 3:41 pm

Patria Frias-Colón speaks to Brooklyn Daily Eagle about how her upbringing in Bushwick shaped her decision to pursue a career in law, and now a seat on the Brooklyn Civil Court bench.

Council members at a hearing. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

City Council Races a Test to Latino and Women’s Power 

Elections 2017, Government, Latino, Politics, Women August 14, 2017 at 4:58 pm

As women’s representation in the New York City Council may be diminished after the upcoming municipal election, some worry that Melissa Mark-Viverito’s exit will also portend a weakened Latino influence, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Gaston Almonte (Courtesy of the artist)

‘Speak Up, Rise Up’: A Storytelling Festival

Culture, Featured Posts, Manhattan, Politics August 10, 2017 at 5:39 pm

Combining activism and storytelling, Asher Novek organizes six days of storytelling in NYC.

Former civil servant Mohammad Rahman, left, is running against Councilman Rory Lancman, right, in a Democratic primary race. (Courtesy photo, Photo by Ryan Brady, via Queens Chronicle)

S. Asian Challenges Lancman

Elections 2017, Politics, Queens, South Asian August 1, 2017 at 5:37 pm

A Bangladeshi retired civil servant is making a bid to unseat Rory Lancman (D-Fresh Meadows), for the 24th District City Council seat, reports Queens Chronicle.

(Photos via Kings County Poltiics)

Barron’s Challenger Hormeku to Receive More Matching Funds

Brooklyn, Politics July 19, 2017 at 3:13 pm

Kings County Politics is reporting that the challenger to City Council member Inez Barron is set to receive more matching funds from the city than Barron.