Politics

Sammy González, of Puerto Rican heritage, is running for the legislator seat left vacant in Brentwood, Central Islip and North Bay Shore. (Photo via Noticia)

Sammy González Seeks to Keep Martinez’s Seat in Hispanic Hands

Long Island, Politics, Puerto Rican February 20, 2019 at 3:55 pm

Noticia Long Island interviews Sammy González, a salsa musician of Puerto Rican heritage who seeks to replace Mónica Martinez as Suffolk legislator for the 9th District and continue her work fighting gang violence.

Members of the community and ethnic media and students from the Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY ask questions of candidates for New York City Public Advocate during a Center for Community and Ethnic Media panel discussion moderated by Errol Louis. (Photo ©Skyler Reid/skyreid.com)

A Public Advocate Forum for Community and Ethnic Media

Black, Featured Posts, Latino, New York, Politics February 7, 2019 at 9:54 pm

Four candidates for NYC Public Advocate discussed a wide range of issues before an audience of the community and ethnic media at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY.

Ilhan Omar at the  Yemeni American Merchants Association (YAMA) Gala on Saturday, February 2. (Photo by Ala'a Assamawy courtesy of the Yemeni american Merchants Assn., via Bklyner)

Ilhan Omar in Brooklyn: On Being ‘a Muslim Unapologetically’

Brooklyn, Immigration, Middle Eastern, Muslim, Politics February 4, 2019 at 11:04 pm

Minnesota’s new Somali-American representative, Ilhan Omar, addressed the Yemeni American Merchants Assn. Feb. 2, reports Bklyner.

Melissa Mark-Viverito at the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association of New York on Jan. 31 (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Mark-Viverito Gets Mixed Reception in Chinatown

East Asian, New York, Politics February 4, 2019 at 5:55 pm

NYC Public Advocate candidate and former City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito visited the Chinese community on Jan. 31 to discuss her positions on various issues, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Public advocate candidate Melissa Mark-Viverito at an editorial meeting at El Diario in Brooklyn.(Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Mark-Viverito Seeks to Balance Power of ‘White Men’ in New York

Immigration, New York, Politics January 29, 2019 at 5:57 pm

At an editorial meeting with El Diario La Prensa, Melissa Mark-Viverito assessed the impact of her work on New York Hispanic neighborhoods as Council speaker, and vowed to use her public advocate bid to contest the power of “white men” in the city.

‘Asian American Life’: From Rep. Andy Kim to Ninja Ballet

‘Asian American Life’: From Rep. Andy Kim to Ninja Ballet

Asian, Culture, Food, New York, Politics, Video January 10, 2019 at 1:20 pm

CUNY TV’s “Asian American Life” features Broadway legend Baayork Lee, New Jersey’s first Asian-American member of Congress Andy Kim, Shoko Tamai who mixes ballet and martial arts, and the nonprofit Rescuing Leftover Cuisine.

Andy Kim(fourth from the left), congressman-elect for the U.S. House of Representatives from New Jersey's 3rd congressional district, is raising a toast with attendees. From the left, Jun Choi, the former mayor of Edison, New Jersey, Charles Yoon, the Chairman of KAAGNY (The Korean American Association of Greater New York), Minsun Kim, the president of KAAGNY, Hyo-Sung Park, the Consul General of the Republic of Korea in New York, and Kichol Kim, the 28th president of KAAGNY. (Photo via The Korea Times)

‘I Will be a Mentor to Young Korean-Americans’

East Asian, Metro Area, New York, Politics December 21, 2018 at 2:53 pm

Congressman-elect Andy Kim met recently with members of the Korean-American community at a reception in NYC, report The Korea Times and New York Ilbo.

The Dec. 18 meeting with Mayor Bill de Blasio on the Chinatown jail. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Opinion: The Larger Meaning of the Chinatown Jail Controversy

East Asian, Politics December 20, 2018 at 12:00 am

Democrats who have counted on support from the Chinese community should take heed.

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.